With all available improvements, the Nootka War Chief can quickly destroy large groups of enemies if left unchecked, and if it perishes it can be re-trained by the Explorer/War Chief/Monk very quickly when used with infantry train time reduction cards and improvements.
The Nootka War Chief is especially deadly when used by a Spanish player with Unction effect along with their hand infantry cards. The total damage of the unit will then jump to 83 or higher damage in melee and deal strong damage against buildings.
The Nootka War Chief can also become quite powerful when recruited by a Japanese player due to Shogunate bonuses, the Onin War card, Daimyo bonuses, etc.
The Nootka War Chief also become a powerful building destroyer when recruited by a Lakota with a full Community Plaza and doing a Fire Ceremony; their siege damage will increased by 199%.
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.