"Nootka warrior armed with a wooden club."—In-game description
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.
|Nootka Warrior Societies||200 wood,|
|Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Nootka||400 wood,|
|Upgrades Nootka Clubmen and War Chief to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Nootka Warrior Societies|
| Legendary Native Warriors|
|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|
|Hit points|| Infantry Breastplate (+10%)|
Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)|
Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Master Lessons (+10%)
|Speed|| Military Drummers (+10%)|
Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Train cost||Nootka Potlatch (-10%)|
|Creation speed|| Standing Army (-25%)|
Nootka Potlatch (-50%)
|Penalties|| Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)|
Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)
Home City Cards Edit
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- The Nootka Clubman is one of several anti-cavalry units in the Age of Empires series to use a club, the others being the Mapuche Ironwood Clubman, the Nootka War Chief, and the Yamabushi from Age of Empires III, as well as the Katapeltes from Age of Mythology.
"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."