Forest Prowler
Forest Prowler Icon
First appearanceThe Warchiefs
Light infantry
Cost50 foodIcon food
65 coinIcon coin
AgeAges fortress Fortress Age
Base hit points110
Pop. use1
Line of Sight24
Resists30% vs. Ranged
Melee damage7
Melee multipliersx2.0 vs. Heavy infantry
x2.0 vs. Light cavalry
x2.0 vs. Eagle Runner Knight
x0.75 vs. Cavalry
x0.75 vs. Coyote Runner
Range damage16
Range multiplierssame as melee
Siege damage15
Siege range6
Rate of Fire1.5 / 3.0 (Melee/Ranged)
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The Forest Prowler is a light Iroquois infantry unit armed with a rifle featured in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. The unit has a long range and Stealth ability. It's good against slow, heavy infantry, while it's at a disadvantage in hand-to-hand fighting.

An excellent unit to use as it be used as an ambush warrior by switching to stealth and placed at a strategic point. By combining them with Light Cannon they can take on any unit except rushing heavy cavalry, thus it is wise to protect these expensive (relative to Aennas) warriors with a screen of Tomahawks or a flanking force of Musket Riders.

Upgrades Edit

Forest Prowler originally acquires Elite status, hence the stats of the unit when trained become:

Hit Points: +20% (137)
Hand Attack: +20% (8)
Ranged Attack: +20% (20)
Siege Attack: +20% (15)


"The classic stereotype of the Iroquois, even today, is the stealthy warrior slinking cat-like through the woods, senses keen, and armed with a loaded musket. Iroquois ambushes could be devastating, as unseen enemies opened fire on European troop columns from bushes and trees. The usual response for a defeated enemy was to retreat to a town or fort, which is when of course the Iroquois would unleash their feared siege techniques.

The Iroquois preferred this kind of shadowy warfare. Its effectiveness was proven by the fact that the Americans adopted these techniques in their revolution against the British in 1776. The Americans had been taught how to use the forests by the Iroquois themselves, in their periodic conflicts.