|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. For the native unit, see Iroquois Tomahawk.|
"Iroquois warrior that hurls tomahawks into battle. Good against cavalry."—In-game description
Since the Tomahawk deals damage at range, they should maintain this range whenever possible behind the front lines. It is one of the most widely fielded units by Iroquois players due to its relatively cheap cost. While only costing wood, a plentiful resource (notably, not required for advancing in age), the Tomahawk acts like a Musketeer to the Iroquois with less ranged and hand attack but does slightly more damage to cavalry. It can be combined with Forest Prowlers or Aennas to form an effective combo to take out infantry and cavalry.
|Upgrades Tomahawks to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Upgrades Tomahawks to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Tomahawks|
|Upgrades Tomahawks to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Tomahawks|
Further statistics Edit
As the Tomahawk can only be trained by the Iroquois, only improvements available them (including native improvements) are listed here.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Cavalry, light infantry, heavy infantry|
|Weak vs.||Skirmishers, archers, artillery|
|Hit points|| Cree Tanning (+5%)|
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Yoga (+5%)|
Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
|Speed|| Incan Road-building (+20%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed||Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)|
|Other|| Iroquois Scouting Party (ships 5 Tomahawks)|
Iroquois Raiding Party (ships 10 Tomahawks)
Iroquois War Party (ships 15 Tomahawks)
Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)
Home City Cards Edit
As the Tomahawk is exclusive to the Iroquois, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Tomahawk|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- The major civilization Tomahawk inflicts ranged damage, while the native and Treasure version does melee damage at range. This was similar to Throwing Axeman in Age of Empires II.
- The Tomahawk is strangely classified as a gunpowder infantry despite of not using any kind of gunpowder weapons.
"The Tomahawk is a type of axe used by Native Americans. It has a wooden shaft and a stone, iron, or brass head. A popular version of the Tomahawk could double as a smoking pipe, blending together symbols of war and peace. Iroquois men traded furs for these ingenious pipe tomahawks. Very ornate versions of these tomahawks were given as gifts to Native American leaders and were fashionable to both carry and wield."