|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs . For the native unit, see Iroquois Tomahawk.|
|First Appearance||The WarChiefs|
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||150|
|Resists||20% vs. Melee|
|Melee Multipliers||x3.0 vs. Cavalry|
x2.5 vs. Light Infantry
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Melee & Ranged/Siege)|
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.
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.
The Tomahawk benefits from technologies found at the War Hut and some Home City cards.
- Elite Tomahawk: Cost: 200 Wood and 200 Coin Effect: + 25% attack and hp.
- Champion Tomahawk: Cost: 400 Wood and 400 Coin Effect: + 25% attack and hp.
- Legendary Tomahawk: Cost: 1500 Wood and 1500 Coin Effect: + 50% attack and hp.
- Lacrosse: gives +2 range, for total 14 range
- The Civilization Tomahawk inflicts ranged damage, while the Native and Treasure version does melee damage at range.
"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."