Steamer. Powerful, steam-propelled warship resistant to building fire that can train units, construct docks and gather fish.
—In-game description

The Steamer is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the United States, replacing the standard Galleon, and can be trained at the Dock once the Fortress Age is reached. Although similar in function, it has more hit points, and has the ability to gather food and coin from fishes and whales and to build Docks.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Steamer is a moderately fast and powerful military ship that is able to garrison soldiers. Much like the Galleons, the Steamers are classified as siege units, making them resistant to defensive structures; Outposts and Town Centers deal half damage against them. This makes them effective in both combat and transportation. They can also be used to train military units and build Docks on any coastline, making logistics more convenient.

Special ability[edit | edit source]

Full steam.png Full Steam: Sets the engines of all Steamers into full power, granting them a temporary speed boost of 40% for 8 seconds. 90 seconds cooldown.

Units[edit | edit source]

The Steamer must be close to the shore to train the units, and will also be unable to move and attack while doing so.

Age Unit Cost Pop.
Ages colonial.jpg
Regular aoe3de.png Regular 60 food,
50 coin
State militia aoe3de.png State Militia 50 food,
35 wood
Hussar aoe3de.png Hussar 120 food,
80 coin
Ages fortress.jpg
Sharpshooter icon aoe3.png Sharpshooter 40 food,
75 coin
Carbine cavalry aoe3de.png Carbine Cavalry 80 food,
80 coin

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As Steamers 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. Ships, infantry close to shore
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Hit points Armor Plating.png Armor Plating (+50%)
Attack Carronade.png Carronade (+25%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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