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 | edit source]

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 85 food and 15 wood. 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 Lakota, 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 | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Native Warrior Societies.png Nootka Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion Natives.png Champion Nootka 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Nootka Warrior Societies
Imperial Age
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives.png 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 | edit source]

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

  • Nootka Clubmen have 10 hand attack, 30 siege attack, a build limit of 15, and train in 20 seconds.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Nootka Clubmen have 12 hand attack, 28 siege attack, a build limit of 16, and train in 30 seconds.

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

Main article: Nootka#In-game_dialogue

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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