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Abus Gun
Abus Gun Icon
First AppearanceAge of Empires III
Light Infantry
Cost50 FoodIcon food
100 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableColonial Age
Ages colonial
Base Hit Points130
Pop. Use2
Speed4.0
LOS22
Resists20% vs. Ranged
Melee Damage10
Melee Multipliersx1.5 vs. Heavy Infantry
x0.75 vs. Artillery
x0.5 vs. Cavalry
x0.5 vs. Light Infantry
Range Damage40 (Siege Damage)
Range Multipliersx1.5 vs. Heavy Infantry
x1.5 vs. Light Cavalry
x0.75 vs. Artillery
x0.5 vs. Cavalry
x0.5 vs. Light Infantry
x0.25 vs. Villager
Range18
Siege Damage15
Siege Range10
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Ranged and Siege)
Train Time42 seconds
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The Abus Gun is an Ottoman ranged Light Infantry unit featured in Age of Empires III.

Overview Edit

Despite appearing to be an Ottoman using a small artillery piece, the Abus Gun is classified as artillery rather than infantry. This means that the Abus Gun has very high ranged resistance, just like Grenadiers (which the Ottomans also have).

An Abus Gun is an anti-infantry artillery unit; however, they can focus fire far more easier compared to the Falconet and Great Bombard. They have a relatively high attack (similar to the German War Wagon), especially in the Imperial Age where they deal over 80+ damage per hit (excluding damage modifiers). The Abus Gun's ranged attack is classified as siege rather than ranged, meaning that their attacks will ignore the high ranged resistances of artillery and other light infantry units, decimating them at an extremely alarming speed.

Although the Falconet/Great Bombard is better at taking out groups of infantry, the Abus Gun can pick off those that survive their cannon barrage, due to the slow firing rate of cannons.

The Abus Gun also has a melee attack, which allows them to fend off against hostile enemies that manage to reach them. Although it is not as strong as their ranged attack, it at least gives them a fighting chance. Cannons like the Falconet have no fighting chance against an enemy unit that gets up close to them, as they will either deal little or no damage onto them. Like their ranged attack, their melee attack also has bonuses against infantry.

Abus Guns should be paired up with Janissaries and/or Cavalry Archers to take out any hostile cavalry they encounter, as the Abus Gun's damage is reduced when fighting them. The Abus Gun can easily take care of any infantry, or cannons if the enemy uses a cavalry/cannon mix while the Janissaries and Cavalry Archers protect them from enemy cavalry. Apart from melee cavalry and Ruyters (who deal bonus damage to artillery), the Abus Gun is a very solid unit in the Ottoman army.

UpgradesEdit

ArsenalEdit

  • Counter Infantry Rifling increases damage bonus to heavy infantry.

Advanced Arsenal Edit

  • Flint Lock increases hit points.
  • Paper Cartridge increases attack.
  • Military Drummers increases speed.

Veteran Abus GunEdit

The Veteran Abus Gun is the first upgrade for the Abus Gun at the Artillery Foundry and is available for 200 WoodResources wood and 200 CoinIcon coin once the Fortress Age is reached. Although the attack and hit points are improved, the overall function and the multipliers as well as the resistance remain the same.

Hit Points: 156
Range Attack:48
Hand Attack: 12
Siege Attack: 18

Guard Abus GunEdit

The Guard Abus Gun is the second upgrade for the Abus Gun at the Artillery Foundry that is available for 450 FoodIcon food, 600 WoodResources wood, and 600 CoinIcon coin once the Industrial Age is reached. Although the attack and hit points are improved, the overall function and the multipliers as well as the resistance remain the same.

Hit Points: 195
Range Attack:60
Hand Attack: 15
Siege Attack: 23

Imperial Abus GunEdit

The Imperial Abus Gun is the final and most powerful upgrade for the Abus Gun at the Artillery Foundry and is available for 1500 WoodResources wood and 1500 CoinIcon coin once the Imperial Age is reached. Although the attack and hit points are improved, the overall function and the multipliers as well as the resistance remain the same. Notice that the hit points and the attack doubles compared to the original Abus Gun.

Hit Points: 260
Range Attack:80
Hand Attack: 20
Siege Attack: 30

Shipments Edit

This is a list of shipments that benefit Abus Guns in any way.

History Edit

"Abus guns are a short-barreled artillery piece that fired shot about the size of a fist. Ottoman artillery did not seem to conform to any known standards, and their artillery pieces varied widely, from large siege bombards to small Abus Guns light enough to travel with soldiers on the move, rather than sitting in guarded artillery emplacements. Abus Guns are roughly analagous to Falconets, but are considered howitzers because of the low velocity of their projectiles."

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