|First appearance||The WarChiefs|
|Base hit points||150|
|Line of Sight||32|
|Resists||40% vs. Ranged|
|Range multipliers||x5.0 vs. Artillery|
|Siege multipliers||x2.0 vs. Ships|
|Rate of Fire||1.5 / 3.0 (Melee/Ranged)|
The Arrow Knight is a powerful archer unit of the Aztecs in Age of Empires III. It has a lot of HP, is very effective against artillery and buildings, but moves at a very slow speed. Arrow Knights shoot arrows at a great distance to make up for the lack of artillery for the Aztecs.
It can be trained from the Noble's Hut.
Home City shipments Edit
- 6 Arrow Knights
- 6 Arrow Knights (Unlimited)
- Temple Coatlicue (10 Arrow Knight and 20% Arrow Knight damage)
- Despite the name, Arrow Knights do not actually fire any standardized arrow in combat, but rather utilize a type of heavy bow to launch light spears (atlatl) at distant targets. In that sense they are more similar to ballistae in role than regular foot archers.
"The Aztec Empire incorporated many neighboring Mesoamerican cultures in a complex mix of trade and tribute. Warriors from neighboring tribes were often called to duty by the Aztec as they expanded throughout the region.
The arrow knights, not Aztec by birth, were allies or subject peoples called into service. Their primary weapon was the atlatl, a leverage device that enabled its user to accurately hurl a spear up to 150 yards."