This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. For similar units in other games of the series, see Ram (disambiguation).
"Siege warrior. Good against buildings."
In-game description

The Ram is a melee siege infantry in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Iroquois and can be trained at the Siege Workshop.

Overview Edit

The Ram is an infantry unit that is usually used to counter enemy buildings. It is slow compared to other artillery, but effective against buildings. It is not considered true artillery, and is therefore not vulnerable to Culverins, however it can be easily killed by any unit with multipliers against infantry (such as most artillery, Lancers, and Jat Lancers). It has a high siege attack which makes it turn enemy bases to dust in mere minutes. Four or five can do considerable damage to an enemy base.

But despite of this high siege damage the Ram has no melee or ranged attack, making it very vulnerable against enemy attacks. Without any support the ram cannot stand long in a protected enemy base. If the player is actually trying to wreck the enemy's hometown without any support units, do it in discreet. One could sneak 20 of these, 5 at a time through the edges of the map without being seen. Then, draw the attention of the enemy with Forest Prowlers and use the Rams to destroy enemy's important buildings such as military buildings, factories, and even town centers. Then simply put the Forest Prowlers back to stealth mode and watch how the Rams demolish buildings.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages industrial
Champion iroquois siege unit Champion Rams 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Rams to Champion (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages imperial
Legendary iroquois siege unit Legendary Rams 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Rams to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Rams

Further statistics Edit

As Rams are unique to the Iroquois, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Buildings
Weak vs. Units, especially cavalry and artillery
Hit points Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Speed Siege Drill Siege Drill (+10%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As Rams are unique to the Iroquois, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


  • Along with the Flail Elephant, the Ram is the only melee siege weapon in Age of Empires III and they are also the only two units with a siege RoF of 1.5.

History Edit

"The most direct way to attack a stone wall or other stone fortification was to knock it down with a battering ram. A typical ram was a stout log mounted on wheels or suspended from a frame so it could swing forward and backward. The frame was brought up to the wall or gate to be battered; men heaving in unison then repeatedly slammed the ram into the target. Given enough time, any obstruction could be knocked down, opening a breach for assault."

Gallery Edit

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