Stealth mode is a special ability introduced in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. Available to a limited range of units, activating this mode renders the unit invisible to enemy Line of Sight (LOS). While in this mode, units move at half their normal speed and no longer engage enemy units automatically. They will abandon stealth mode if ordered to attack by the player.
Units cannot switch to stealth mode if enemy units or buildings are nearby.
Some units and buildings have the Sees Stealth tag and will uncloak stealthy enemy units within their LOS. Not all stealth units are also anti-stealth. Notable anti-stealth units include virtually all Heroes and Explorers, Forts and Town Centers.
When Spies is researched, the player can see other players' stealth units whether they're in stealth mode or not.
List of stealth-capable units[edit | edit source]
- Forest Prowler
- Ikko-Ikki (through the Monastery upgrade Intonjutsu Stealth)
- Jaguar Prowl Knight
- Native Scout
- Navajo Rifleman
- Sioux War Chief (through the Center of Power card, keeps his normal speed when stealthy)
- Tashunke Prowler
- Coyote Runner (through the Silent Strike home city card)
- Shinobi (only loses a quarter of his speed)
List of buildings and units that can uncloak stealthed enemies[edit | edit source]