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A dangerous outlaw with a rifle.
—In-game description

The Owlhoot is an outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that replaces the Renegado for the United States. Unlike the Renegado, the Owlhoot is available on all maps.


Special ability[]

Buckshot.png Buckshot (automatically activated when attacking): Fires a round of buckshot that deals 3 damage 6 times on an AOE of 2 from a range of 12.

Further statistics[]

As Owlhoots are unique to the United States, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Flint lock.png Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Dance Hall.png Wild West (+20%)
Peacemakers.png Peacemakers (+30%)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling.png Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge.png Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist.png Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Dance Hall.png Wild West (+20%)
Peacemakers.png Peacemakers (+30%)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Inca Road-building.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Dance Hall.png Wild West (-50%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Refreshing Beverages.png Refreshing Beverages (Buckshot cooldown -30%)

Home City Cards[]


Definitive Edition[]

  • Owlhoots have 18 ranged damage and cost 5 population.

The African Royals[]

  • With update 50830, Owlhoots have 20 ranged damage and cost 4 population.