|Cost|| 20 Food,|
|Attack||4, 9 (Elite)|
|2, 4 (Elite)|
|Upgraded To||Elite Eagle Warrior|
|Cost to Upgrade||800 Food |
The Aztecs prized fighting skills, and soldiers earned increased status in society through distinction in combat and promotion in rank. One of the higher ranks was that of Eagle Warrior. These fighters wore great colorful headdresses made of eagle feathers and costumes that enhanced their military bearing. Because they were lightly armored and unencumbered, they were able to move quickly. They were the fast, light troops of the Aztec armies, quickly pouncing on enemies. However, they proved to be at a great disadvantage in combat against Europeans wearing steel armor and using steel weapons.
The best of the Eagle warriors were promoted to Elite status. These were the champions of the Eagle Warrior formations and led the attempts to disable and capture enemies.
|Unit Strengths and Weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Monks, Archers, Siege Weapons|
|Weak vs.||Infantry, Hand Cannoneers, Janissaries|
|Attack||Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace|
|Armor||Scale Mail Armor, Chain Mail Armor, Plate Mail Armor|
|Unit Evolution: Eagle Warrior|
|Eagle Warrior --> Elite Eagle Warrior|