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Powerful, defensive building that can also train units.
—In-game description

The Agra Fort is a wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Indians and can be built to advance into the next Age. It sends a shipment of Sepoys or Gurkhas when built and functions similarly to a European Fort.


Comparing the Agra Fort to a European Fort is a moot point, as it is inferior in every aspect, although due to its low Age requirement and durability when compared side by side with a Fortified Outpost, it becomes more clear where exactly it fits into the build tree in terms of strategic benefit. The Agra Fort is used almost exclusively in the Exploration Age to reach the Commerce Age, since at this point of a game it is most effective for map control or rush defense, dropping off in usefulness beyond this point due to its weaker stats compared to an actual Fort and dramatically larger cost.



Age Unit Cost Pop.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Rajput de Rajput 90 food
35 wood
Sepoy de Sepoy 90 food
30 coin
Gurkha de Gurkha 70 food
50 coin
Sowar de Sowar 80 food
80 coin
Zamburak de Zamburak 60 food
60 coin
Flail elephant de Flail Elephant 125 food
125 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
Mahout de Mahout Lancer 400 food
250 wood
Howdah aoe3de Howdah 250 food
350 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Siege elephant de Siege Elephant 300 wood
350 coin


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Age III tech tree aoe3
Hill castle Delhi Gate 150 wood
150 coin
Upgrades the Agra Fort into the Delhi Gate (+50% attack and can train Sowar, Zamburak, Mahout Lancer, and Howdah)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Mountain castle Red Fort 200 wood
200 coin
Upgrades the Agra Fort into the Red Fort (+50% hit points, +2 Area of Effect, and can train Flail Elephant and Siege Elephant); requires Delhi Gate

Campaign appearances[]

In the Act III: India campaign, the Agra Fort guards Emperor Bahadur Shah. The player must destroy it in order to save him.

Further statistics[]

As the Agra Fort is unique to the Indians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Most ground units, ships
Weak vs. Siege units, artillery, and Monitors
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+50% multiplier vs. ships)
Cost Marriage politics Marriage Politics (-15%)
Comanche Trade Language Comanche Trade Language (-10% coin)
Other Jagiellon legacy Jagiellonian Legacy (units and resources already earned from age-ups are provided again)

Home City Cards[]

As the Agra Fort is unique to the Indians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Agra Fort
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)


Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
French Home City 5 (Coastal Defenses) TEAM Coastal Defenses Buildings get +0.8 multiplier against ships
Age II tech tree aoe3
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese.
  • "TEAM Coastal Defenses" is available to Europeans and Federal Americans.


Card Description Age HC level
Mughal architecture Mughal Architecture Buildings cost -20% wood and build time -30%; Wonders' build time -16% instead; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 3 (Extensive Fortifications) Extensive Fortifications Frontier fortifications, Walls, and Agra Fort get +25% hit points; Castle build limit +100%; +1 Hindu Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
Advanced wonders Advanced Wonders Wonders get +50% hit points and -25% build time; +1 Hindu Villager
Age I tech tree aoe3


Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3


3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The Agra Fort anti-ship attack has no multipliers.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The Agra Fort anti-ship attack has a ×0.5 multiplier against siege units.


Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important sixteenth-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress holds the imperial city of the Mughal rulers inside its 1.5-mile long red sandstone walls. It comprises many palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
—In-game compendium


Age up methods in Age of Empires III
Politicians for European civilizations
Colonial age up Commerce Age Politician governor The Governor · Politician imam The Imam · Politician inventor The Inventor · Politician logistician The Logistician · Politician naturalist The Naturalist · Politician philosopher prince The Philosopher Prince · Politician quarter master The Quartermaster · The Medici The Medici
Fortress age up Fortress Age Politician admiral The Admiral of the Ocean Sea · Politician adventurer The Adventurer · Politician bishop The Bishop · Politician ethiopian queen The Ethiopian Queen · Politician exiled prince The Exiled Prince · Politician gentlemen pirate The Gentleman Pirate · Politician marksman The Marksman · Politician mercenary contractor The Mercenary Contractor · Politician mohawk statesmen The Mohawk Statesman · Politician scout The Scout · Politician sergeant arms The Sergeant at Arms
Industrial age up Industrial Age Politician cavalier The Cavalry Marshal · Politician engineer The Engineer · Politician grand vizier The Grand Vizier · Politician kings musketeer The King's Musketeer · Politician logistician The Logistician · Politician papal guard The Papal Guard · Politician tycoon The Tycoon · Politician viceroy The Viceroy · Politician war minister The War Minister · The Pope The Pope
Imperial age up Imperial Age Politician el presidente El Presidente · Politician general The General · Politician black duke The Black Duke · Politician inventor The Inventor · Politician knight The Knight · Politician mercenary contractor The Mercenary Contractor · Politician Royalist The Royalist · Politician Scottish marshal The Scottish Marshal
Civilizations Flag BritishDE British · Flag DutchDE Dutch · Flag FrenchDE French · Flag GermanDE Germans · Flag ItalianDE Italians · Flag MalteseDE Maltese · Flag OttomanDE Ottomans · Flag PortugueseDE Portuguese · Flag RussianDE Russians · Flag SpanishDE Spanish · Flag SwedishDE Swedes
Tribal Council members for Native American civilizations
Colonial age up Commerce Age The Messenger · The Wise Woman · The Warrior · The Elder · The Chief
Civilizations Flag AztecDE Aztecs · Flag IroquoisDE Haudenosaunee · Flag IncanDE Inca · Flag SiouxDE Lakota
Wonders for Asian civilizations
Flag ChineseDE Chinese Confucian academy aoe3de Confucian Academy · PorcelainTowerDE Porcelain Tower · SummerPalaceDE Summer Palace · TempleOfHeavenDE Temple of Heaven · WhitePagodaDE White Pagoda
Flag IndianDE Indians AgraFortDE Agra Fort · CharminarGateDE Charminar Gate · KarniMataDE Karni Mata · TajMahalDE Taj Mahal · TowerOfVictoryDE Tower of Victory
Flag JapaneseDE Japanese GoldenPavilionDE Golden Pavilion · GiantBuddhaDE Great Buddha · ShogunateDE Shogunate · ToriiGatesDE Torii Gates · ToshoguShrineDE Toshogu Shrine
Federal States for United States
Colonial age up Commerce Age Federal state US delaware Delaware · Federal state US massachussetts Massachusetts · Federal state US pennsylvania Pennsylvania · Federal state US rhode island Rhode Island · Federal state US virginia Virginia
Fortress age up Fortress Age Federal state US indiana Indiana · Federal state US kentucky Kentucky · Federal state US maryland Maryland · Federal state US new hampshire New Hampshire · Federal state US tennessee Tennessee
Industrial age up Industrial Age Federal state US california California · Federal state US new jersey New Jersey · Federal state US ohio Ohio · Federal state US south carolina South Carolina · Federal state US vermont Vermont
Imperial age up Imperial Age Federal state US connecticut Connecticut · Federal state US florida Florida · Federal state US illinois Illinois · Federal state US new york New York · Federal state US texas Texas
Federal States for Mexicans
Colonial age up Commerce Age Durango Durango · Michoacán Michoacán · Tlaxcala Tlaxcala · Chiapas Chiapas · Querétaro Querétaro
Fortress age up Fortress Age Sonora federal state Sonora · Coahuila Coahuila · Sinaloa Sinaloa · San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí · Tabasco Tabasco
Industrial age up Industrial Age Chihuahua Chihuahua · Zacatecas Zacatecas · Tamaulipas Tamaulipas · Guanajuato Guanajuato · Guerrero Guerrero
Imperial age up Imperial Age Oaxaca Oaxaca · Jalisco Jalisco · Estado de México Estado de México · Veracruz Veracruz · Puebla Puebla
Alliances for African civilizations
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de Ethiopians Alliance Habesha Habesha · Alliance Jesuits Jesuits · Alliance Portuguese Portuguese · Alliance Somalis Somalis · Alliance Sudanese Sudanese · Alliance Indians Indians· Alliance Oromo Oromo+ · Alliance Arabs Arabsx
Flag Hausa Hausa Alliance Akan Akan · Alliance Berbers Berbers · Alliance Hausa Hausa · Alliance Moroccans Moroccans · Alliance Songhai Songhai · Alliance Fulani Fulani· Alliance Yoruba Yoruba+ · Alliance British Britishx
* requires Fortress Age to be unlocked; + requires Industrial Age to be unlocked; x requires Imperial Age to be unlocked
Unused options for Tribal Council members, Wonders, and Alliances can be used in future Age-ups.