"Sikhs that throw hoops, causing splash damage. Good against infantry and buildings."
In-game description

The Chakram is a ranged heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Udasi Temple settlement. It is similar to Grenadiers, in which it throws burning hoops that ricochet off of shields, armor or even flesh, doing area damage.

Overview Edit

Chakrams are one of the most powerful native unit, and as they are the only archers with splash damage, that makes them very difficult to counter. If used properly they can wipe out an entire army. They are also excellent for raiding enemy Settlers or Villagers, killing several Villager or Settlers by one hoop.

Chakrams are quite useful in rushes, as they can give a population free anti-building support in Colonial Age, but their use falls dormant in later games. Their most major problem is their range, but Army of the Pure can solve this, making them a very efficient native unit.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Disciplined natives Udasi Discipline Training 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Chakrams to Disciplined (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Honered natives Udasi Honor Training 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Chakrams to Honored (+40% hit points and attack); requires Udasi Discipline Training
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives Exalted Natives
1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations and in the Town Center for Native American and Asian (as Exalted Natives) civilizations.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry and ranged infantry in groups
Weak vs. Cavalry, light infantry, artillery
Hit points Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Range Army of the Pure Army of the Pure (+4)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Army of the Pure Army of the Pure (+4)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)

Home City Cards Edit

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

"According to Sanskrit sources, the word “chakra” means circle or wheel. It is linked to the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs of chakra, which relate to centers of energy within the human body. The chakram, named for its resemblance to a wheel, is a circular metal weapon that ranges from 5 to 7 inches in diameter and is of varying thickness. In most cases, it has a sharpened outer edge, and a smooth inner edge by which it is handled. The chakram was usually thrown at its target from a range of 100 to150 feet, although it was also used as a close-combat melee weapon, spun and swung by hand. Soldiers could carry many chakram at one time, often hanging them along the length of their arms or even from a modified turban.

From the sixteenth century forward, the chakram was a weapon employed exclusively by Sikh soldiers, who threw them in large volleys like archers fire arrows. Following the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, also known as the First Indian War of Independence, the English dismantled most Indian armories, and many antique weapons, including chakram, were destroyed and sold as scrap. The twentieth century brought reports of Sikh still using the weapon in battle, with as much skill and accuracy as when it was at its peak.
In-game history section

Gallery Edit

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