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Popular outlaw armed with a rifle. Good against other skirmishers. Benefits from promotions.
—In-game description

The Hajduk is a European outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. It is available on the Anatolia, Balkan Mountains, Budapest, Carpathans, Dnieper Basin, Hungarian Plains, Lithuania, Pripet Marshes, Vistula Basin and Wallachia maps.

Overview[]

The Hajduk is an Outlaw armed with a rifle. As an outlaw, it costs little coin, but takes more population spaces than other infantry units.

Hajduks are effective against light infantry units (like foot archers and Skirmishers) due to a multiplier, and slightly effective against heavy infantry. However, they are more useful in the Commerce Age and become weaker in later Ages, as mercenaries like the Pandour or the Mounted Rifleman will outclass them. Italians can train Schiavoni from the Basilica, who are trained in batches of seven, have higher stats, and benefit from Home City Cards or upgrades, making them a better choice over Hajduks.

Hajduks benefit from the Combat Promotion. This ability increases their hit points and attack after defeating an enemy military unit, up to a maximum of three enemy units. Hajduks get +15% hit points and attack for the first defeated enemy unit; +30% for the second one; +45% for the third defeated unit.

Since update 13.9057, Hajduks can be obtained after revolting to Hungary or Romania. For the Maltese, every existing and new constructed outpost spawns a Hajduk after revolting; additionally, each civilization that revolts to Hungary or Romania can send the "Hajduks" shipment, which spawns a Hajduk in all existing Outposts and Blockhouses and also enables their creation in the Tavern, Barracks, Fort, Galleon, and Outpost (Blockhouse for the Russians).

Strategy[]

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Light infantry, heavy infantry, counter-skirmishers
Weak vs. Cavalry, Shock Infantry, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Flint lock.png Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%; British only)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+10%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Tar kilns.png Tar Kilns (+5%)
Atonement.png Compunction (+20%; Asians only)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%; Europeans only)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling.png Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0× multiplier vs. light infantry)
Paper cartridge.png Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+10%)
Clenched Fist.png Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Somali jile daggers.png Somali Jile Daggers (-35% melee attack ROF)
Armatoloi.png Armatoloi (+5%)
Kalthoff repeaters.png Kalthoff Repeaters (+0.1× multiplier vs. light infantry)
Atonement.png Compunction (+20%; Asians only)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%; Europeans only)
Armor Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (additional +10% melee/ranged resistance)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%; Germans only)
Quechuan Mountaineering.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2 LOS)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Quechuan Diet.png Quechuan Diet (-15%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (-25%)
Philhellenism.png Philhellenism (-10%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin)
Golden liberty.png Golden Liberty (-5% coin)
Philhellenism.png Philhellenism (-10%)
Penalties Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (-25% speed; British only)
Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed; Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost; Germans only)

Home City Cards[]

  • Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
  • Blue: Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Fencing School).png Fencing School Infantry train time -40%
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10
The Fencing School card is not available to Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans and Spanish.

Asians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Atonement.png Atonement The Monastery can train Iron Troopers/Jat Lancers/Yojimbo and outlaws use -2 population (also +1 Villager for the Indians)
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Western reforms.png Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
40
Acupuncture aoe3.png Acupuncture Unit train time -20%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
10

Dutch[]

Card Description Age HC level
Dutch Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints).png TEAM Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Ethiopian Home City 2 (TEAM Coffee Consumption).png TEAM Coffee Consumption Ranged Infantry get +5% speed
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png

Europeans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Theaters.png Theaters Upgrades the Tavern to the Theater which can train Ronin and outlaws use -2 population
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

French[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 2 (Ranged Infantry Attack).png TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack Ranged Infantry get +15% attack
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
10

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 2 (Scout Infantry).png TEAM Scout Infantry Infantry get +8 LOS
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

Incas[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges).png TEAM Inca Bridges Infantry and civilian units get +5% speed; +1 Chasqui
Age I tech tree aoe3.png

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Dravidian martial arts.png Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% melee attack +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
40
Shivajis tactics.png TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
25

Italians[]

Card Description Age
Iroquois Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints).png Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Italian Home City 2 (Schiavoni Swords).png Schiavoni Swords All cavalry and infantry get +15% hand attack
Age II tech tree aoe3.png

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Onin war.png Onin War Infantry get +33% siege attack
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
40
Bakufu.png Bakufu Daimyo and Shogun Tokugawa get +10% speed, +20 LOS and train units 15% faster; Banner army train time -10%; Land military unit train time -20%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
25

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table).png TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Center owned by the player; increases all unit hit points by 2%
Age I tech tree aoe3.png

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexico card TEAM Mariachi.png TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings have their work rate increased by 400% and units have their speed increased by 10%
Age I tech tree aoe3.png

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 2 (Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints).png TEAM Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints Gunpowder Infantry get +15% hit points
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
10

Revolution[]

Card Description Nation
Romania Home City (Hadjuks).png Hajduks Allows to train Hajduks at the Tavern, Barracks, Fort, Galleon, Outposts and Blockhouses Hungary
Romania

Russians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 2 (Ransack).png Ransack Infantry get +50% siege attack
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
25
Russian Home City 3 (Dueling School).png Dueling School Infantry train time -25%
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
25

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 2 (Peninsular Guerrillas).png Peninsular Guerrillas Ranged infantry get +25% attack and Skirmishers now see the LOS of enemies they attacked for 3 seconds
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
N/A
Mexico card Liberation March.png Liberation March Infantry, cavalry, and Shock Infantry get +5% speed and train time -35%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
N/A
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

In-game dialogue[]

The Hajduk speaks Romanian, an Eastern Romance language related to others that evolved from Latin language, which is also spoken by the Boyar.

Changelog[]

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • Originally, Hajduks had 12 range and 18 ranged damage. With update 13.10442, they have 18 range and 13 ranged damage.

History[]

Hajduks were typical bandits and brigands who inhabited much of the Balkans during the Ottoman occupation of the 17th through 19th centuries. They occasionally served as mercenaries to the nearby Habsburgs, especially as part of the Military Frontier by the Ottoman border. Hajduk activity was predominantly motivated by the harsh taxes and religious persecution carried out under the Ottoman leaders, and as such, their targets were mostly Ottoman authority figures and aristocrats that benefited from their policies. This Robin Hood-style morality contributed to the romanticization of Hajduks as Christian freedom fighters battling Ottoman oppression. Despite their guerrilla-style combat tactics, bands of Hajduks adhered to a hierarchical system. The Serbian leader Karađorđe spent his early military career as a Hajduk and later applied his experience while spearheading the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottomans

Gallery[]

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Mercenary units in Age of Empires III
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InfantryArmored Pistoleer^^ · Arsonist** · Askari^ · Barbary Corsair · Cannoneer^ · Dahomey Amazon^ · Fusilier* · Giant Grenadier^^ · Highlander · Irish Brigadier^^ · Iron Troop** · Jaeger · Landsknecht · Ninja* · Pandour^^ · Ronin · Swiss Pikeman · Zouave***
CavalryBlack Rider · Bosniak^^ · Elmetto* · Gatling Camel^ · Hackapell · Harquebusier*** · Jat Lancer** · Kanuri Guard^ · Mameluke · Manchu · Mounted Rifleman^^ · Royal Horseman^^ · Sennar Horseman^ · Stradiot · Yojimbo** · Zenata Rider^
ArtilleryLi'l Bombard* · Napoleon Gun***
ShipPrivateer · War Dhow^ · Wokou Junk** · Xebec^
Outlaws
InfantryDacoit** · Desert Archer^ · Desert Warrior^ · Hajduk^^ · Highwayman^^ · Inquisitor^^ · Pirate · Pistolero* · Renegado* · Thuggee** · Wokou Monk** · Wokou Pirate** · Wokou Ronin**
CavalryComanchero* · Cossack Daredevil^^ · Crabat^^ · Desert Raider^ · Highwayman^^ · Wokou Horseman**
ShipMarathan Catamaran**
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png United States***Gunslinger · Cowboy · Owlhoot
Flag MexicanDE.png Mexicans***Desperado · Cuatrero · Bandido
* added in The WarChiefs   ** in The Asian Dynasties   *** in the Definitive Edition   ^ in The African Royals   ^^ in Knights of the Mediterranean
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