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A dangerous outlaw on horseback armed with a rifle. Effective against Heavy Cavalry and Heavy Infantry.
—In-game description

The Jagunço is a revolutionary outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to Brazil. It is identical to a Comanchero, but is armed with a rifle, making it more identical to a Rifle Rider.

Further statistics[]

As Jagunços are unique to Brazil, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]

As Jagunços are unique to Brazil, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):


Definitive Edition[]

In-game dialogue[]

The Jagunço speaks Portuguese using the Organ Gun's dialogue files.


  • Even though the in-game rider uses the Renegado model with a different hat and coat, Jagunço reuse the Comanchero's icon and horse model.
  • Before an update, the Jagunço's in-game name was written with a C instead of the correct cedilla.


Jagunços are fugitive criminals or people with a violent background who lent themselves into the service of influential people such as farmers and politicians to provide protection and security of their estates and slaves. Consequentially, jagunços are often sheltered from the law enforcement by their employers. Their name is taken from the Portuguese zarguncho which refers to a short lance-like weapon of African origin.

The term would later become, in northeastern Brazil, a synonym for cangaço.