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Long-range, accurate native archer. Good against infantry.
—In-game description

The Tupi Blackwood Archer is a ranged infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Tupi settlement.

Overview[]

The Tupi Blackwood Archer is an archer with fewer hit points and ranged resistance while having a stronger attack. It has the same range as a Skirmisher since the Definitive Edition. Despite the weak hit points and ranged resistance, it has a devastating ranged attack with a quick rate of fire and also has the same multiplier as the Skirmisher versus heavy infantry.

For comparison, a Veteran Skirmisher deals 36 damage to heavy infantry for every 3 seconds in the Fortress Age without any upgrades, whereas a Tupi Blackwood Archer deals 76 damage to heavy infantry for every 3 seconds in the Commerce Age without any upgrades. However, this does not factor in the setup animation of the Tupi Blackwood Archers, which does not let players kite with them.

They also inflict superior melee damage than most archer type units (same melee damage as an Iron Troop) and cost only slightly more than a Crossbowman.

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Native Warrior Societies.png Tupi Warrior Societies 200 wood
150 coin
Upgrades Tupi Blackwood Archers to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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Champion Natives.png Champion Tupi 400 wood
300 coin
Upgrades Tupi Blackwood Archers to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Tupi Warrior Societies
Imperial Age
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives.png Exalted Natives
1,500 food
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations and in the Town Center for Native American and Asian (as Exalted Natives) civilizations.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Carib Garifuna Drums.png Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Iroquois lacrosse.png Haudenosaunee Lacrosse (+10%, vanilla Age of Empires III only)
Seminole Bowyer.png Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs.png Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist.png Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Kalthoff repeaters.png Kalthoff Repeaters (+0.1× multiplier vs. light infantry)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance.png Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Inca Road-building.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Armor Hualcana.png Hualcana (+10% resistance; Incas only)
Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (additional 10% melee/ranged resistance)
Range Schutzenfest.png Schützenfest (+1)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Penalties Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)

Home City Cards[]

Changelog[]

Age of Empires III[]

  • Tupi Blackwood Archers have a build limit of 15, 18 range, 20 LOS and train in 20 seconds.
  • Tupi Blackwood Archers do not have an Archer tag.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Tupi Blackwood Archers have a build limit of 16, 20 range, 22 LOS and train in 30 seconds.
  • Tupi Blackwood Archers have an Archer tag.

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

In-game dialogue[]

Main article: Tupi#In-game_dialogue

History[]

Tupi warriors wore little or no clothing when they went into battle, though often they would paint themselves red or black. They would not fight after dark, but dawn would bring the sound of their horns calling the warriors to fight. The Tupi primarily used bows, which they fired rapidly and with an accuracy that amazed the Europeans - mostly Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch - who encountered them. Fighting between family groups was commonplace among the Tupi, and they did not hesitate to add the European invaders to the list of their enemies.

Gallery[]

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Native warriors in Age of Empires III
AOE3Icon.png Age of Empires III
Aztec native icon aoe3de.png AztecsAztec Eagle Warrior · Aztec Jaguar Warrior
Carib aoe3de.png CaribCarib Blowgunner
Cherokee aoe3de.png CherokeeCherokee Rifleman
Comanche icon aoe3de.png ComancheComanche Horse Archer
Cree aoe3de.png CreeCree Tracker
Iroquois aoe3de.png HaudenosauneeHaudenosaunee Tomahawk · Haudenosaunee Mantlet
Sioux aoe3de.png LakotaLakota Axe Rider · Lakota Dog Soldier
Maya aoe3de.png MayaMaya Holcan Spearman (former) · Maya Holcan Javelineer* · Healer
Nootka aoe3de.png NootkaNootka Clubman · Nootka War Chief
Inca native icon aoe3de.png QuechuaQuechua Huaminca · Quechua Bolas Warrior
Seminole aoe3de.png SeminoleSeminole Sharktooth Bowman
Tupi aoe3de.png TupiTupi Blackwood Archer
WarchiefsIcon.png The WarChiefs
Apache aoe3de.png ApacheApache Cavalry
Cheyenne aoe3de.png CheyenneLCheyenne Rider
Huron aoe3de.png HuronIHuron Mantlet
Klamath settlement portrait.png KlamathKlamath Rifleman
Mapuche icon aoe3de.png MapucheMapuche Ironwood Clubman · Mapuche Bolas Rider*
Navajo aoe3de.png NavajoNavajo Rifleman
Zapotec icon aoe3de.png ZapotecAZapotec Lightning Warrior
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
Bhakti aoe3de.png Bhakti TempleTiger Claw · War Elephant**
Jesuit aoe3de.png Jesuit MissionConquistador
Native shaolin site icon portrait.png Shaolin TempleRattan Shield
Sufi aoe3de.png Sufi MosqueQizilbash*
Udasi aoe3de.png Udasi TempleChakram
Zen aoe3de.png Zen TempleSohei Naginata
Age3DE Icon.png Definitive Edition
Lenape warrior portrait.png LenapeLenape Warrior
AOE3DE Tengri.png Tengri ShrineTatar Archer · Tengri Wolf
The African Royals
Akan Settlement Icon.png AkanAkan Ankobia · Akan Tufohen
Berber Settlement Portrait.png BerbersBerber Camel Rider · Berber Sultan
Somali Settlement Portrait.png SomalisSomali Issa Warrior · Somali Darood Militia
Sudanese settlement portrait.png SudaneseSudanese Dervish
Yoruba settlement portait.png YorubaYoruba Oyo Legionary · Yoruba Eso Rider
Knights of the Mediterranean
Bourbon icon portrait-1.png House of BourbonRoyal Musketeer · Royal Dragoon
Habsburg icon portrait-1.png House of HabsburgMounted Infantry · Line Infantry
Hanover icon portrait-1.png House of HanoverTotenkopf Hussar · Black Brunswicker · Drummer
Jagiellon icon portrait-1.png House of JagiellonLipka Tatar · Shock Rider
Oldenburg icon portrait-1.png House of OldenburgRoyal Huntsman · Northern Musketeer
Phanar icon portrait-1.png House of PhanarEvzone · Boyar · Sacred Band Infantry
Vasa icon portrait-1.png House of VasaRoyal Arquebusier · Winged Hussar
Wettin icon portrait-1.png House of WettinTrabant · Saxon Cuirassier
Wittelsbach icon portrait-1.png House of WittelsbachMountain Trooper · Chevauleger
A replaces the Aztecs
I replaces the Iroquois
L replaces the Lakota
* added in the Definitive Edition
** formerly Sufi unit
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