"Foot warrior armed with a deadly club. Good against cavalry."
In-game description

The War Club is a melee heavy infantry in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Sioux and can be trained at the War Hut once the Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

The War Club is effective against cavalry and light infantry. It does melee damage and has a relatively good siege attack. Use the war club as a cavalry counter and a light infantry counter. The War Club acts like a Pikeman to the Sioux with slightly more attack versus other units except cavalry.

It can be combined with Cetan Bows to form a cheap combo to take out infantry and cavalry. It can however be defeated by cavalry with a large amount of Hitpoints and splash damage such the Cuirassier, Mahout Lancer and the Spahi or cavalry with a bonus against infantry like Lancer, Jat Lancer, etc.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Elite infantry Elite War Clubs 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades War Clubs to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion infantry Champion War Clubs 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades War Clubs to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite War Clubs
Ages imperial
Legendary infantry Legendary War Clubs 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades War Clubs to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion War Clubs

Further statistics Edit

As War Clubs are unique to the Sioux, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed War Drums War Drums (-33%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As War Clubs are unique to the Sioux, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Trivia Edit

  • The weapon used by the War Club is a gunstock war club, an indigenous weapon used by Native Americans. Indigenous tribes of America most likely created the design of the club based upon European firearms.

History Edit

"The Sioux constructed their war clubs out of a variety of substances: stone, wood, bone, antlers, horn, and sometimes incorporated steel blades. The one consistent feature was an efficacy in combat. One blow from one of these deadly weapons could cripple or kill a grizzly bear, let alone a human opponent."

Gallery Edit

In other languages Edit

Spanish: Garrote de Guerra

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