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The Travois is a Native American civilian unit featured in Age of Empires III and Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.

Age of Empires III[]

In Age of Empires III, the Travois automatically travels the length of a Trade Route at a speed of 4.25 before the route is upgraded to carry stagecoaches or locomotives.

This Travois only delivers experience along a Trade Route, moves slowly compared to its upgraded versions, and does not offer any line of sight. The Travois belongs to Mother Nature and cannot be controlled by players.

The WarChiefs[]

Native American civilizations introduced in The WarChiefs have four types of travois which can build the corresponding buildings for free, thus they function similarly to wagons and rickshaws used by European and Asian civilizations respectively.


Builds buildings.
—In-game description

The Haudenosaunee has a special type of Travois (referred to as such in-game) that can build most of their buildings for free, except for Town Centers and Trading Posts which have their own specific Travois. They can be spawned through the Founder Ceremony at the Community Plaza or shipped from the Home City. In standard random map games, the Haudenosaunee starts with a Travois named Exploration Travois (Discovery Travois before the Definitive Edition).

All five Haudenosaunee Tribal Council members will ship 1 Travois when used to Age up, with The Elder also ships more.

Home City Cards[]

As the Travois are unique to the Haudenosaunee, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


The WarChiefs[]

  • The Discovery Travois build Docks in 10 seconds.

The African Royals[]

  • With update 38254, the Exploration Travois build Docks in 30 seconds.

Definitive Edition[]

More types of Travois are introduced in the Definitive Edition, all being unique to the Incas:

  • Tambo Travois
  • Native Embassy Travois
  • Builder Travois
  • Stronghold Travois