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Manipur Cavalry is a technology in Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas that is unique to the Burmese and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it gives Arambai and cavalry +6 attack against buildings.

Strategy

The Burmese lack the Siege Onager and the Siege Ram. Manipur Cavalry powers up the Burmese Battle Elephants' raiding capabilities so they can compensate for that.

It must be mentioned that the +6 damage is split as +3 against the "standard building" armor class, and +3 against the "building" armor class. Masonry gives all buildings +3 armor in the "building" armor class, nullifying half of the effect of Manipur Cavalry. Before patch 5.2, the entirety of the Manipur Cavalry bonus damage was dealt to the "building" armour class, meaning that a combination of the Masonry and Architecture upgrades, each at +3, nullified the bonus damage completely for units other than the Battle Elephant.

Team Bonuses

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Manipur Cavalry is 25% faster.
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