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Trains sinister outlaws and mercenaries.
—In-game description

The Saloon is a military building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is available once the Commerce Age is reached. It trains various outlaw and mercenary units, and also generates 0.6 coin per second.

Before the Definitive Edition, the Saloon was only available to European civilizations. In the Definitive Edition, the Saloon becomes exclusive to the United States and Mexicans, with European civilizations having the Tavern instead.

In the Commerce Age, only outlaws are available for "hire". With every Age up until the Industrial Age, mercenaries become available. The former are preset while the latter are randomly generated in each map. Mercenaries available at the Saloon in a game are shared across all players.

Tactics[]

The "Advanced Saloon" Home City Card make Saloons support 20 population and allows them to be built in the Exploration Age, in addition to gaining +2 build limit.

The "Dance Hall" (United States)/"Cantinas" (Mexicans) card upgrades the Saloon to the Dance Hall/Cantina, which allows the player to hire Ronin and reduces the population used by outlaw units by 1.

United States[]

Units[]

Main article: Mercenary (Age of Empires III)
Age Unit Cost Pop. Civ.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Gunslinger aoe3de Gunslinger 90 coin 4
Flag American act3 aoe3de
Flag MexicanDE
Desperado portrait Desperado
Flag MexicanDE
Mexico flag revolt DE updated
Cowboy aoe3de Cowboy 140 coin 5
Flag American act3 aoe3de
Flag MexicanDE
Vaquero portrait Cuatrero 130 coin
Flag MexicanDE
Mexico flag revolt DE updated
Owlhoot aoe3de Owlhoot 110 coin 4
Flag American act3 aoe3de
Flag MexicanDE
Bandido portrait Bandido
Flag MexicanDE
Mexico flag revolt DE updated

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age II tech tree aoe3
Refreshing Beverages Refreshing Beverages 600 coin Outlaw and Hero charged ability cooldown -70%
Age III tech tree aoe3
Dance Hall Wild West 250 food
250 wood
Outlaw get +20% hit points and attack, and -50% train time; Outlaw and treasure guardian get +30%/+50% hit points and attack in the Industrial Age/Imperial Age
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Peacemakers Peacemakers 400 wood
400 coin
Outlaw get +10% hit points and attack; requires Wild West

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points State Constitutions State Constitutions (+25%; United States only)
Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Saloon
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Purple Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Mexico card Chipotle Tactics Chipotle Tactics Ships 500 food; receive food when an enemy or own building is destroyed equal to 20% ~ 40% of its total cost
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
  • "Improved Buildings" is available to the Mexicans and Spanish.
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese (in the Industrial Age).
  • "Chipotle Tactics" is available to the Mexicans and Spanish (upon revolting to Mexico).

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Dance Hall Cantinas Upgrades the Saloon to the Cantina which can train Ronin; outlaws use -1 population
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card talavera architecture Talavera Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points, build time -30%, and grant coin upon being built instead of XP
Imperial Age
Baja California Home City (Bad Boys) Bad Boys Gunslingers, Cowboys, and Owlhoots replace Desperados, Cuatreros, and Bandidos, respectively at the Saloon; outlaw train time -50%
Revolution
Maya Home City (Maya Architecture) Maya Architecture All buildings except Forts get +30% hit points; buildings now give food as well as experience when built; grants Redoubts
Revolution
  • "Colegio de San Nicolás" is available upon selecting the Michoacán Federal State.
  • "Talavera Architecture" is available upon selecting the Puebla Federal State.
  • "Bad Boys" is available upon revolting to Baja California.
  • "Maya Architecture" is available upon revolting to the Maya.

United States[]

Card Description Age
Sioux Home City 3 (3 Trading Post Travois) Arkansas Post Ships 3 Trading Post Wagons; Trading Post Wagons can build Markets, Saloons and Meeting Houses
Age II tech tree aoe3
Advanced Saloon Advanced Saloon Saloon build limit +2, support 20 population, and available from the Exploration Age; Military Wagons can build Saloons
Age I tech tree aoe3
Immigrants scottish Scottish Immigrants [Immigrant] Ships 1 Highlander for each Saloon, Meeting House and Trading Post (up to 10); costs 400 coin
Age II tech tree aoe3
US Home City 5 (Poker) Poker Ships 13 random mercenaries; up to three random mercenaries available at the Saloon; costs 3,500 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Dance Hall Dance Hall Upgrades the Saloon to the Dance Hall which can train Ronin; outlaws use -2 population
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card french canadians French Canadians Ships 2 Napoleon Guns and allows them to be hired from the Saloon
Age III tech tree aoe3
Federal card connecticut shipwrights Connecticut Shipwrights Artillery train time -25%, buildings' build time -35%, and warships' train time -50%
Imperial Age
  • "French Canadians" is available upon selecting the New Hampshire Federal State.
  • "Connecticut Shipwrights" is available upon selecting the Connecticut Federal State.

Random names[]

Click for a list of United States Saloon names
  • Silver Dollar
  • Bull's Head
  • Wyatt Earp's Saloon
  • The White Elephant
  • The Bob Saloon
  • The Old Onion
  • Trevor's Taps
  • The Daily Dance
  • Colbert's Colts
  • The Late Saloon
  • The Summer Saloon
  • Long Branch
  • The Lone Tree
  • The Buckhorn
  • The Pozo Saloon
  • The Alpine Inn
Click for a list of Mexican Saloon names
  • Cantina El Nivel
  • Cantina El Tío Pepe
  • Cantina La Opera
  • Cantina La Peninsular
  • Cantina La Imperial
  • Cantina Que Pasa
  • Cantina El Gato de Monte

Changelog[]

3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs[]

  • The Saloon is available to the European civilizations.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • With update 23511, the Saloon is available to the Federal American civilizations. The Tavern replaces the Saloon for the European civilizations.

Age3DE Icon The African Royals[]

Trivia[]

  • The two crossed revolvers in the original Saloon icon look like the Remington Model 1858 (which is apparently the same weapon used by Major Cooper). However, in the Saloon icon of the Definitive Edition, the revolvers look like the Colt Single Action Army 1873.
  • In the Saloon icon and in-game model, is possible to see two glasses of beer on the wall. For unknown reasons, this was removed in the Definitive Edition.

History[]

Taverns, Inns, and Public Houses (a.k.a. Pubs) have a long and colorful history across Europe and North America. While the term Saloon commonly refers to establishments associated with the American Old West, businesses where local townsfolk gather to consume alcohol and discuss the issues of the day have existed for centuries.

The common denominator, of course, is the ready availability of alcohol, noted for its ability to loosen the tongue and inflame passions. The future course of nations was most often argued and planned within such walls. From Paul Revere to Wild Bill Hickock, the day's movers and shakers typically gathered in a local watering hole.

Gallery[]

See also[]

Mercenary and outlaw units in Age of Empires III
Aoe3 unit type mercenary Mercenaries
InfantryMercenary armored pistoleer portrait Armored Pistoleer · Arsonist aoe3de Arsonist · Askari aoe3de portrait Askari · Corsair de Barbary Corsair · Cannoneer portrait aoe3de Cannoneer · Dahomey amazon aoe3de portrait Dahomey Amazon · Fusilier de Fusilier · Mercenary giant grenadier portrait Giant Grenadier · Highlander de Highlander · Mercenary irish brigade portrait Irish Brigadier · Iron troop aoe3de Iron Troop · Jaeger portrait aoe3de updated Jaeger · Landsknecht de Landsknecht · Ninja de Ninja · Mercenary pandour portrait Pandour · Ronin de Ronin · Swiss pikeman aoe3de Swiss Pikeman · Zouave icon aoe3de Zouave
CavalryBlack rider aoe3de Black Rider · Mercenary bosniak rider portrait Bosniak · Elmeti aoe3de Elmetto · Gatling camel aoe3de portrait Gatling Camel · Hackapell aoe3de Hackapell · Harquebusier icon Harquebusier · Jat lancer de Jat Lancer · Kanuri guard aoe3de portrait Kanuri Guard · Mameluke aoe3de Mameluke · Manchu de Manchu · Mercenary mounted rifleman portrait Mounted Rifleman · Mercenary royal horseman portrait Royal Horseman · Sennar horseman aoe3de portrait Sennar Horseman · Stradiot aoe3de Stradiot · Yojimbo aoe3de Yojimbo · Zenata rider aoe3de portrait Zenata Rider
ArtilleryLil bombard aoe3de Li'l Bombard · Napoleon gun icon aoe3de Napoleon Gun · Gatling camel aoe3de portrait Gatling Camel
ShipBattleship portrait Battleship · Privateer aoe3de Privateer · War dhow portrait aoe3de War Dhow · Wokou junk aoe3de Wokou Junk · Xebec portrait aoe3de Xebec
Outlaws
InfantryAfrican vagabond portrait African Vagabond · Colonial looter portrait Colonial Looter · Cossack daredevil portrait Cossack Daredevil · Dacoit aoe3de Dacoit · Desert archer portrait aoe3de Desert Archer · Desert warrior portrait aoe3de Desert Warrior · Hajduk portrait Hajduk · Highwayman dismounted portrait Highwayman · Inquisitor portrait Inquisitor · Pistolero aoe3de Pistolero · Renegado aoe3de Renegado · Thuggee aoe3de Thuggee · Blind monk aoe3de Wokou Monk · Wayward ronin aoe3de Wokou Ronin
Shock infantryPirate aoe3de Pirate · Wokou pirate aoe3de Wokou Pirate
CavalryComanchero icon aoe3de Comanchero · Mounted cossack daredevil portrait Cossack Daredevil · Crabat portrait Crabat · Desert raider portrait aoe3de Desert Raider · Highwayman mounted portrait Highwayman · Wokou horseman aoe3de Wokou Horseman
ArtilleryCaptured mortar aoe3de Captured Mortar
ShipCatamaran aoe3de Marathan Catamaran
Flag MexicanDE MexicansDesperado portrait Desperado · Vaquero portrait Cuatrero · Bandido portrait Bandido
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesGunslinger aoe3de Gunslinger · Cowboy aoe3de Cowboy · Owlhoot aoe3de Owlhoot
Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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