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Trains and upgrades infantry units as well as defends an area with a ranged attack.
—In-game description

The War Hut is a military building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Native American civilizations (Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Incas, and Lakota). It combines the functions of a Barracks and an Outpost where it trains and upgrades infantry as well as attacking enemy units, similar to the Russian Blockhouse.

The War Hut is also available to the Mexicans if the player revolts to the Maya. When this happens, all existing Stables are converted to War Huts.


Age Unit Cost Pop. Civ.
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Coyote runner icon.png Coyote Runner 85 food,
25 wood
1 Aztecs
Chimu-runner-icon-aoe3.png Chimu Runner 65 food,
35 wood
Puma spearman icon.png Puma Spearman 50 food,
50 coin
Plumed-spearman-icon-aoe3.png Plumed Spearman 100 food,
20 wood
War club icon.png Club Warrior 50 food,
40 wood
Macehualtin icon.png Otontin Slinger 40 food,
30 wood
Tomahawk icon.png Tomahawk 75 food,
25 wood
Aenna icon.png Aenna 100 food
Jungle-bowman-icon-aoe3.png Jungle Bowman 90 food,
20 wood
Cetan bow icon.png Cetan Bowman 65 food,
35 wood
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Forest prowler icon.png Forest Prowler 50 food,
65 coin
Wakina rifle icon.png Wakina Rifle 60 food,
40 coin


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Strong war hut.png Strong War Hut 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades War Huts into Strong War Huts (+30% hit points and attack)
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Mighty war hut.png Mighty War Hut 800 wood,
400 coin
Upgrades War Huts into Mighty War Huts (+50% hit points and attack); requires Strong War Hut


Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
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Barometz.png Barometz 750 coin Ships 1 Puma Spearman for every 2 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes Aztecs
Lacrosse.png Lacrosse 600 wood,
600 coin
Aennas, Tomahawks, and Forest Prowlers get +2 LOS and +2 range Haudenosaunee
War Drums.png War Drums 400 coin Cetan Bowman and Club Warrior train time -33%; Wakina Rifle train time -25% Lakota
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Hualcana.png Hualcana 50 wood,
500 coin
Infantry and Shock Infantry get +10% melee/ranged resistance Incas

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, infantry, cavalry
Weak vs. Artillery, siege unit
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Attack Heated Shot.png Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships, Haudenosaunee only)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]


The WarChiefs[]

  • The War Hut cannot reveal stealth enemies.
  • The War Hut ranged attack has a x1.5 multiplier against light infantry.

Definitive Edition[]

  • The War Hut can reveal stealth enemies.
  • War Hut anti-ship and unit inaccuracy removed.
  • Although it is not listed in the patch notes, the War Hut ranged attack now has a x1.3 multiplier against shock infantry.


In both North American and Mesoamerican cultures, warriors were critical to the defense and survival of the tribe.

On the Great Plains, warrior societies emerged - complete with their own dances, songs, and costumes. Prestige was typically bestowed based on an individual's acts of courage during battle, such acts as stealing weapons, horses, and counting coup.

In Aztec society, membership in the calpulli established each individual's religious and secular schooling, as well as how they would be trained in warfare. The men of a calpulli served together in battle and on the numerous public works projects. The Aztec soldiers wielded weapons of wood and stone, and they often sought prisoners to be sacrificed in religious ceremonies.

For the Iroquois, the longhouse stood as the central symbol of religious and civic life. In fact, the name they call themselves - Haudenosaunee - means "People of the Long House." It was in the longhouse that the Grand Council of the six member nations of the Iroquois Confederacy made decisions regarding matters of war and peace.