“Strong in naval combat when built in number.”—In-game description
The Tlaloc Canoe is a naval vessel 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 gather from fishes and whales.
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.
Further statistics Edit
As Tlaloc Canoes are unique to the Aztecs, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ships, buildings close to shore|
|Weak vs.||Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures|
|Hit points||Armor Plating (+50%)|
|Gather rate|| Gill Nets (+15%)|
Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales)
Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
|Other||Cipactli Worship (ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes)|
Home City Cards Edit
As Tlaloc Canoes are unique to the Aztecs, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Tlaloc Canoe|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- Tlaloc is the Aztec god of rain and water.
- 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.
“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.”
In other languagesEdit
- Spanish: Canoa Tlaloc
- German: Tlaloc-Kanu