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A powerful temple that provides an excellent defense and trains elite Aztec units.
—In-game description

The Nobles' Hut is a military building in in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Aztecs and becomes available once the Fortress Age is reached. It is an improved version of the War Hut which trains Aztec noble infantry.


Age Unit Cost Pop.
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Arrow knight icon.png Arrow Knight 50 food,
75 coin
Eagle runner knight icon.png Eagle Runner Knight 75 food,
75 coin
Jaguar prowl knight icon.png Jaguar Prowl Knight 120 food,
30 coin


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Strong war hut.png Strong Nobles' Hut 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Nobles' Huts into Strong Nobles' Huts (+30% hit points and attack)
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Mighty war hut.png Mighty Nobles' Hut 800 wood,
400 coin
Upgrades Nobles' Huts into Mighty Nobles' Huts (+50% hit points and attack); requires Strong Nobles' Hut


Age Technology Cost Effect
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War Song.png War Song 500 food,
400 wood
Ships 1 Arrow Knight for every 2 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes

Further statistics[]

As Nobles' Huts are unique to the Aztecs, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, infantry, cavalry
Weak vs. Artillery, siege units
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]

As Nobles' Huts are unique to the Aztecs, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


The WarChiefs[]

  • The Nobles' Hut cannot reveal stealth enemies.

Definitive Edition[]

  • The Nobles' Hut can reveal stealth enemies.
  • Nobles’ Hut anti-ship and unit inaccuracy removed.


In Aztec society, membership in the calpulli established each individual's religious and secular schooling, as well as how they would be trained in warfare. The men of a calpulli served together in battle and on the numerous public works projects. Their soldiers wielded weapons of wood and stone, and they often sought prisoners to be sacrificed in religious ceremonies.

The male children of the upper classes attended a special school called a calmecac. It was there they learned the secrets of the Aztec priesthood and how to perform religious ceremonies and responsibilities - in essence, grooming them for leadership, since in Aztec society government and religion were virtually indistinguishable.


In other languages[]

  • Spanish: Barracón de Nobles ("Nobles' Barracks")
  • Polish: Chata arystokracji