This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs . For the native unit, see Iroquois Tomahawk.
Tomahawk Icon
First appearanceThe WarChiefs
Cost75 foodIcon food
25 woodResources wood
AgeAges colonial Colonial Age
Base hit points150
Pop. use1
Line of Sight16
Resists20% vs. Melee
Melee damage14
Melee multipliersx3.0 vs. Cavalry
x2.5 vs. Light infantry
Range damage19
Siege damage20
Siege range6
Rate of Fire1.5 / 3.0 (Melee & Ranged/Siege)
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The Tomahawk is an Iroquois Infantry introduced in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. It is a ranged melee unit effective against Cavalry and other Infantry. Tomahawks are available at the War Hut once Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

Since the Tomahawk deals damage at range, they should maintain this range whenever possible behind the front lines. It is one of the most wildly fielded units by Iroquois players due to its relatively cheap cost. The Tomahawk acts like a Musketeer to the Iroquois with less ranged and hand attack but does slightly more damage to Cavalry. It can be combined with Forest Prowlers or Aennas to form an effective combo to take out Infantry and Cavalry. They're similar to Throwing Axeman in Age Of Empires II since both do melee damage from Range, but the non-native Tomahawk ranged attack is counted as ranged.

Upgrades Edit

The Tomahawk benefits from technologies found at the War Hut and some Home City cards.

  • Elite Tomahawk: Cost: 200 woodResources wood and 200 coinIcon coin Effect: + 25% attack and hp.
  • Champion Tomahawk: Cost: 400 woodResources wood and 400 coinIcon coin Effect: + 25% attack and hp.
  • Legendary Tomahawk: Cost: 1500 woodResources wood and 1500 coinIcon coin Effect: + 50% attack and hp.
  • Lacrosse: gives +2 range, for total 14 range

Trivia Edit

  • The Civilization Tomahawk inflicts ranged damage, while the Native and Treasure version does melee damage at range.

History Edit

"The Tomahawk is a type of axe used by Native Americans. It has a wooden shaft and a stone, iron, or brass head. A popular version of the Tomahawk could double as a smoking pipe, blending together symbols of war and peace. Iroquois men traded furs for these ingenious pipe tomahawks. Very ornate versions of these tomahawks were given as gifts to Native American leaders and were fashionable to both carry and wield."

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