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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.


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[]

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.png Armor Plating (+50%)
Attack Carronade.png Carronade (+25%)
Gather rate Gill Nets.png Gill Nets (+15%)
Long Lines.png Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Tribute.png Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales)
Huron Fish Wedding.png Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship.png Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Cipactli Worship.png Cipactli Worship (ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes)

Home City Cards[]

As Tlaloc Canoes are unique to the Aztecs, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


  • 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 languages[]

  • Spanish: Canoa Tlaloc
  • German: Tlaloc-Kanu