"A dangerous Indian highwayman armed with a pistol."
In-game description

The Dacoit is an Indian outlaw in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is available on the Deccan, Indochina, Himalayas, and Silk Road maps.

Overview Edit

The Dacoit is quick and effective as a short-ranged infantry unit, with a good ranged attack and a decent melee attack. They are like the Musketeer in that they can easily kill cavalry and are well-rounded. They are like the Native Asian version of the Pistolero.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, heavy infantry
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Attack Socket Bayonet Socket Bayonet (+20% melee attack)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20% speed, Germans only)
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)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)

Home City Cards Edit

Fugitive Dacoit Edit

The Fugitive Dacoit is a Treasure Guardian version of the Dacoit. They yield more hit points and speed as well as deal the same ranged attack as a Dacoit. However, Fugitive Dacoit lack the melee multiplier against cavalry and light infantry. They can be found on maps such as Indochina, Himalayas, and Borneo.

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!)

Trivia Edit

  • They have no association with the Marathan Catamaran (which is an entirely separate unit despite the fact Dacoit appear to steer those vessels).
  • Although the Dacoit wields a sword in the icon, they only use a pistol just like the Pistolero.

History Edit

"A dacoit is a bandit, or a devotee of the professions of robbery and extortion. The word “dacoit” is an anglicized version of the Hindi word “dakaethee,” meaning a local robber or thief.

Since the fourteenth century, dacoits held a position of prominence in rural Indian life. The most powerful became local warlords, holding great influence over local officials and politicians. They made money through ransoms and robberies, and by protecting members of their own castes against wandering bandits and rival dacoit. As payment, the villagers often sheltered the dacoit from the law.

Gallery Edit

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