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Strong in naval combat when built in number.
—In-game description

The Tlaloc Canoe is a warship in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Aztecs and can be trained at the Dock once the Industrial Age is reached. It can transport land units and also gather from fishes and whales.

Overview[]

Tlaloc Canoe is very effective against other boats and undefended buildings, but like all ships, it is vulnerable to artillery and defensive buildings. It has good range, speed, and damage, but like all canoes, is most potent if built in numbers. The Tlaloc Canoe is the strongest native boat in the game, being able to defeat most Galleons in one-on-one combat. The Frigate can defeat them by a very narrow margin, but Tlaloc Canoes are much cheaper than Frigates. It can also fish, but like all other canoes and the Marathan Catamaran, it is far less efficient at the role than other Fishing Boats.

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Imperial Age
Legendary canoes Natives Legendary War Boats 1,000 wood
1,000 coin
War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Chincha Rafts get +25% hit points and attack

Civilization differences[]

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, buildings close to shore
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Improvements
Gather rate Long Lines Long Lines (+30%)
Gill Nets Gill Nets (+15%)
Huron Fish Wedding Huron Fish Wedding (+15%)
Fasting Fasting (+10%)
Aztec chinampa Aztec Chinampa (+5%)
Klamath Work Ethos Klamath Work Ethos (+5%)
Excessive Tribute Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales; Aztecs only)
Navajo Craftsmanship Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Somali coinage Somali Coinage (+10% from whales)
Hit points Armor Plating Armor Plating (+50%; Mexicans only)
Improved Cordage Card age iii Improved Cordage (+25%; Aztecs only)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Cipactli Worship Cipactli Worship (+10%; Aztecs only)
Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+10%)
Attack Carronade Carronade (+25%; Mexicans only)
River Raids Card age iii River Raids (+25%; Aztecs only)
Cipactli Worship Cipactli Worship (+10%; Aztecs only)
Som ajuran engineers Somali Ajuran Engineers (+20% multiplier vs. Frontier fortification)
Line of Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+3; Mexicans only)
Train time Immigrants Immigrants (-10%; Aztecs only)
Cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Golden liberty Golden Liberty (-5% coin cost)
Other Cipactli Worship Cipactli Worship (ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes; Aztecs only)
Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)
Oresund customs Öresund Customs (generates 0.25 coin/sec.)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Tlaloc Canoe
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 3 (Advanced Dock) Advanced Dock Docks get +100% attack and heal ships 85% faster; warships' train time -33%
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City (Fish Market) Fish Market Fishing boats gather food from fishes 25% faster and coin from whales 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 5 (Improved Warships) Improved Warships Warships get +25% hit points and attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Team improved warships TEAM Improved Warships Warships get +10% hit points and attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
  • "Advanced Dock", "Fish Market", and "Improved Warships" are available to the Aztecs and Mexicans.
  • "TEAM Improved Warships" is available to the Chinese and Maltese.

Aztecs[]

Card Description Age HC level
Aztec Home City 5 (2 Tlaloc Canoes) 2 Tlaloc Canoes Ships 2 Tlaloc Canoes
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Aztec Home City 5 (3 Tlaloc Canoes) 3 Tlaloc Canoes Ships 3 Tlaloc Canoes
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
British Home City 5 (Offshore Support) Offshore Support Warships get +15% attack, +2 Line of Sight and range
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
Iroquois Home City 5 (Water Dance) Water Ceremony Water Ceremony available at the Community Plaza
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Aztec Home City 5 (Artificial Islands) Artificial Islands Warships cost -35% wood
Age III tech tree aoe3
25

British[]

Card Description Age
British Home City 4 (Team Whale Oil) TEAM Whale Oil Fishing boats gather coin from whales 15% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age HC level
Hc team birchbark TEAM Birchbark Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Battle Canoes cost -15% wood; Fishing Canoes cost -5% wood
Age III tech tree aoe3
25

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 3 (Cheaper Unit Upgrades) TEAM Sengoku Unit upgrades cost -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
1
Japanese Home City 4 (Chonindo) TEAM Chonindo Villagers and fishing boats gather 8% faster from all sources except hunts; Haciendas auto gather 8% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
40

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table) TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Town Center owned by the player; all units get +2% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3

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
Mexican Home City 4 (TEAM Rendering Plant) TEAM Rendering Plant Fishing boats gather 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
Indian Home City 5 (European Cannons) European Cannons Warships get +15% attack, +2 Line of Sight and range
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 5 (Admiralty) Admiralty Dock warship technologies cost and research time -60%
Age II tech tree aoe3
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

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 4 (Fish Market) TEAM Fish Market Fishing boats gather 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Russians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 5 (Cold Water Port) TEAM Cold Water Port Warships cost -15%
Age I tech tree aoe3
10

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Spanish Inquisition Ships 1 Inquisitor; all units get +10 Line of Sight
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Trivia[]

  • Tlaloc is the Aztec god of rain and water.
    • Chaac, the namesake of the Chaac Canoe, is the Mayan god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
  • Despite its in-game description, the Tlaloc Canoe does not have a broadside attack. It is unknown if this is a mistake in the description or a bug in the unit.
  • The Lakota have the Birchbark card, which also reduces the cost of Tlaloc Canoes, but does not grant access to them.

History[]

Canoes were widely used by the Aztecs to transport goods throughout Tenochtitlan's many water causeways and canals. (As the Aztecs had neither horses, oxen, nor the wheel, this mode of transport was critical to their economy.) Warriors also used dugout canoes when traveling to remote parts of their empire.

Gallery[]

In other languages[]

  • Spanish: Canoa Tlaloc
  • German: Tlaloc-Kanu
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