Strong in naval combat when built in number.
—In-game description

The War Canoe is a warship in the Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Native American civilizations, except Incas, and can be trained at the Dock once the Fortress Age is reached.

The main naval combat unit of the Iroquois and Sioux, it can transport land units and also gather from fishes and whales.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The War Canoe is stronger than many other ships which can be trained by the Iroquois and the Sioux, but the Aztec Tlaloc Canoe is stronger. It has an acceptable amount of hit points and can take down larger ships when massed, or through the use of the Water Dance or Fire Dance. It can also fish, though like all canoes and the Marathan Catamaran, is less efficient than Fishing Boats.

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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%)
Rawhide Covers.png Rawhide Covers (+20%, Iroquois only)
Attack Carronade.png Carronade (+25%)
Flaming Arrows.png Flaming Arrows (+25%, Sioux only)
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)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

The WarChiefs[edit | edit source]

  • War Canoes have 34 LOS and 30 range.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • War Canoes have 29 LOS and 25 range.

History[edit | edit source]

One of the largest canoes used by Native Americans comes from the Pacific Northwest. The people there would make large dugout canoes by hollowing out the huge trees native to the region. For example, the Haida constructed war canoes from 70 to 100 feet long, which could hold as many as sixty warriors. Neighboring tribes, like the Makah, still use similar canoes to hunt whales and other sea mammals.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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