The value of Chatras is that it makes the Battle Elephants highly resilient, and for a civilization like Vietnamese that requires support for their archers from other troops, having a tanky unit is a great advantage, as Battle Elephants can act as meat shields that guard the ranged units. A fully upgraded Elite Battle Elephant with both Bloodlines and Chatras researched will have 370 HP, a value that is only beaten by the War Elephant (620 HP) and rivaled by the Elephant Archer (350 HP).
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Rise of the Rajas Edit
- Initially, Chatras gives Battle Elephants +30 HP. With patch 5.7, Chatras now gives +50 HP.
A Chatra, meaning umbrella in Sanskrit, is an ornament with special cerimonial and symbolic valour to Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist traditions. It was and is used as royal regalia in Thailand. It doesn't seem to have had a practical use in battle.
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