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Ruyter
Ruyter Icon
First AppearanceAge of Empires III
Light Cavalry
Cost30 Food Icon food
75 Coin Icon coin
Age AvailableFortress Age
Ages fortress
Base Hit Points140
Pop. Use1
Speed7.3
LOS14
Resists10% vs. Ranged
Melee Damage7
Melee Multipliers3.0x vs. Melee Cavalry
2.0x vs. Artillery
2.25x vs. Coyote Runner
Range Damage14
Range Multipliers3.0x vs. Melee Cavalry
2.0x vs. Artillery
2.25x vs. Coyote Runner
0.5x vs. Villager
Range12
Siege Damage6
Siege Range6
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Ranged and Siege)
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The Ruyter is a unique Dutch ranged-cavalry unit available at the Stable once Fortress Age is reached. It is featured in Age of Empires III.

Overview Edit

The Ruyter wields pistols in combat and functions as the Dutch version of the Dragoon. Ruyters works best in groups to eliminate groups of hand cavalry. This unit is also one of the Dutch royal guard units, meaning it can be upgraded higher than other Dutch units. Contrary to Dragoon, Ruyter takes only 1 population slot, making it very cost and population effective.

StrategyEdit

Ruyters can be used for many different purposes, most of which centre around their bonus against cavalry. Early in the game enemies will likely train cavalry units to raid enemy towns before quickly retreating. This can severely hamper the player's economy and can even cause the player to potentially lose the game. Ruyters should be trained as soon as possible to repel them. Due to the Ruyter's strength against cavalry they can quickly stop enemy raiders dead in their tracks. If Ruyters are set to melee combat they are capable of quickly destroying artillery. They can also protect artillery from cavalry attacks.

It should be noted that Ruyters are significantly weaker than standard dragoon units and can be easily killed by anti-cavalry unit. Strength in numbers and a backup melee infantry to shield the Ruyters is recommended.

Home City Shipments & Upgrades Edit

  • Portuguese TEAM Early Dragoons card makes Ruyters available in Colonial Age.
  • Cavalry Combat card improves Ruyters in combat, giving them +15% of both HP and attack.
  • Riding School card reduces amount of time taken for training Ruyters by 40%.
  • Comanche Mustangs upgrade increases Ruyters speed to 7.98.


Shipments Edit

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

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