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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 with a cooldown of 30 seconds): 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[]

As Owlhoots are unique to the United States, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


Definitive Edition[]

  • Owlhoots cost 100 coin, give 20 XP when trained or killed, have 30% ranged resistance, 18 ranged damage, and take 5 population.

The African Royals[]

  • With update 50830, Owlhoots have 20 ranged damage and cost 4 population.
  • With a later update, Owlhoots cost 110 coin, give 22 XP when trained or killed, and have 25% ranged resistance.


As the United States expanded its territory westward during the 19th century, vast tracts of land were coveted by entrepreneurs, pastoralists, and criminals for business prospecting, cattle ranching, and the nefarious activities that a region with a minimal presence of law enforcement agents permitted. Burgeoning towns sprung up by water supplies, trade routes, arable land, and gold deposits. In this lawless world, gangs and vigilantes ruled the roost. The exploits of groups such as the Reno and Hole in the Wall Gangs and heroes (or antiheroes) such as Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid, are immortalized in the modern genre of “Western” films, capitalizing on the allure of an open, irregular climate far from the normalcy of more “civilized” urban life.


See also[]