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"Nootka warrior armed with a wooden club."
In-game description

The Nootka Clubman is a heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Nootka settlement.

Overview Edit

The Nootka Clubmen are used in the same manner as Pikemen, they are primarily good at destroying buildings. The only stand out feature of the unit is its ability to train very quickly (especially with Nootka Potlatch researched), a tactic best used through a Native Embassy as it can be built near the enemy base to constantly pump out building destroyers.

They are also quite affordable, costing only 15 wood and 85 food. While they are 45 more expensive in Food than Pikemen, this is not much of a hindrance, if a player has advantages concerning Food gathering, such as the Sioux, and the low Wood cost doesn't put a dent into base construction.

They also have decent HP for such an expendable unit, and unlike (non-Spanish) Pikemen, they are more upgradable, slightly making up for their unremarkable multipliers. All in all, they should be considered if one intends to rush with population-free, swarming units.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Nootka Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Nootka 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Nootka Warrior Societies
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives Exalted Natives
1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations and in the Town Center for Native American and Asian (as Exalted Natives) civilizations.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Train cost Nootka Potlatch Nootka Potlatch (-10%)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Nootka Potlatch Nootka Potlatch (-50%)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)

Home City Cards Edit

Trivia Edit

History Edit

"The Nootka lived in northwestern North America. Their common name is probable misinterpretation on the part of Captain Cook, who promoted the word meaning "come around" as the name for the Nootka people. The Nootka wore clothing of cedar bark that shed the rains of their Pacific Northwest home and also furs for the winter cold. They hunted whales and other sea creatures with two-headed harpoons that were designed to drive home even if one head was deflected or broken. In war they wielded heavy clubs and maces, some decorated with the striking surface protruding like a thick stone tongue from the mouth of a frightfully stylized man."
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