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Powerful heavy hand cavalry with strong ranged and melee attacks. Attacks faster when closer to the enemy.
—In-game description

The Oromo Warrior is a gunpowder cavalry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is unique to the Ethiopians and can be trained at the War Camp once the Fortress Age is reached.



The Oromo Warrior is automatically upgraded in the Fortress Age, getting +15% hit points and attack.

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
Elite Cavalry Ethiopians.png Elite Cavalry 250 wood,
250 coin
Upgrade Javelin Riders and Oromo Warriors to Elite (+25% hit points and attack for Javelin Riders; +10% hit points and attack for Oromo Warriors; -15% train time for both)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
Champion Cavalry Ethiopians.png Champion Cavalry 600 wood,
600 coin
Upgrade Javelin Riders and Oromo Warriors to Champion (+25% hit points and attack, and -15% train time); requires Elite Cavalry
Imperial Age
Legendary Cavalry Ethiopians.png Legendary Cavalry 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrade Javelin Riders and Oromo Warriors to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Cavalry

Further statistics[]

As Oromo Warriors are unique to the Ethiopians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Artillery
Weak vs. Light cavalry, Skirmishers
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

As Oromo Warriors are unique to the Ethiopians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

In-game dialogue[]

Unlike other non-alliance or non-outlaw Ethiopian units, the Oromo Warrior speaks his own Oromo language.

Main article: Ethiopians' dialogue lines#Oromo Warrior


The early modern period saw a series of migrations of large people-groups into modern-day Ethiopia. One of these, the Oromo, became increasingly influential and numerous, to the point where they comprised the largest demographic group in the region. Famed for their bravery and martial prowess, the Oromo were valuable allies – and even more dangerous enemies.