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"Mercenary light artillery that throws fire bombs to destroy buildings. Also good against infantry."
In-game description

The Arsonist is a mercenary ranged heavy infantry in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

Overview Edit

Available for certain civilizations from the Home City, Arsonists can sometimes be trained from the Saloon. The Arsonist costs only coin, and has a powerful ranged attack with good area effect. The Arsonist also has a high siege attack making it strong against buildings being able to level bases in short seconds.

Essentially a powerful mercenary version of the Grenadier, the Arsonist is weak against heavy cavalry, artillery, ranged cavalry, and being a mercenary, is weak against all spy units, such as the Spy, Ninja, and the Ninjitsu-Zukai (the Consulate version of the Ninja, available to Japanese players who choose the Japanese Isolationism option).

The Arsonist is similar to the Hoop Thrower, available in the Age of Empires III Act 1 campaign.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Infantry in groups, buildings
Weak vs. Cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards Edit

Campaign Edit

"Light artillery that throws fire bombs to destroy buildings."
In-game description

The Arsonist in The Asian Dynasties Act III: India campaign possesses much lower hit points and siege damage than the mercenary equivalent. However, its melee damage is slightly higher and takes up only one population.

In-game dialogue Edit

Main article: Indians (Age of Empires III)#In-game dialogue
  • आदेश [Ādeś] (command)
  • तैयार [Taiyār] (ready)
  • हाँ? [Hān?] (yes?)
  • मैं जा रहा हूँ [Main jā rahā hūn] (I am going)
  • मैं करूँगा [Main karunga] (I will do it)
  • हाँ [Hān] (yes)
  • युद्ध करने के लिए [Yuddh karne ke liye] (to do war – To war/To battle)
  • हमला [Hamalā] (attack!)
  • हाँ! [Hāṃ!] (yes!)

History Edit

"Before exploding into greater conflict, the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, also known as the First War of Indian Independence, consisted of series of smaller bouts of violence manifesting the Indian people’s discontent with the British occupation and the prominent role of the British East India Company in daily life. The most common of these incidents involved arson. Several months before the rebellion ignited and united the country against the foreign occupation, a number of serious fires broke out in the areas surrounding the city of Calcutta. The arson of January 24, 1857 is often considered to be the turning point between scattered uprisings and the formation of a definitive resistance movement."

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