"Fast-moving sword gauntlet infantry. Good against cavalry and buildings."
In-game description

The Rajput is a melee heavy infantry in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Indians and can be trained at Barracks and Galleon, as well as the Agra Fort wonder. It wields a pair of pata blades in battle and are effective at countering cavalry.

Overview Edit

The Rajput does melee damage so it is vulnerable when closing in on a target. It is not very significant compared to the Sepoy, which generally outperforms it, as the Sepoy has more hit points, a ranged attack, more siege attack, more line of sight and less cost. But the Rajput has slightly more hand attack, and more speed, making them useful in certain specific situations.

One novel use for Rajputs is to use them to raid enemy Villagers. As they have almost as much melee attack as Sowars, they can prove to be a cheaper, more population-effective raiding unit with decent speed and siege.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Disciplined infantry Disciplined Rajput 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Rajputs to Disciplined (+20% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Honored infantry Honored Rajput 600 wood,
600 coin
Upgrades Rajputs to Honored (+30% hit points and attack); requires Disciplined Rajput
Ages imperial
Exalted infantry Exalted Rajput 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Rajputs to Exalted (+50% hit points and attack); requires Honored Rajput

Mansabdar Rajput Edit

"Inspires all nearby Rajputs. Fast-moving sword gauntlet infantry. Good against cavalry and buildings."
In-game description

The Mansabdar Rajput is a stronger version of the Rajput that can be trained from the Charminar Gate wonder. As a Mansabdar unit, the Mansabdar Rajput has twice the hit points of a Rajput and Imperial Service that increases the hit points and attack of nearby Rajputs, but are two times more expensive.

Special ability Edit

Imperial service Imperial Service (passive): The Mansabdar Rajput increases the hit points and attack of Rajputs in a radius of 24 around him by 10%.

Further statistics Edit

As (Mansabdar) Rajputs are unique to the Indians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As (Mansabdar) Rajputs are unique to the Indians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History Edit

"The Rajput was a primarily Hindu warrior caste located in the northwestern region of India once known as Rajputana, now Rajasthan. Taking great pride in their ancestry and its emphasis on military virtues, the Rajput grew in power until 1616, when all the major clans had no choice but to submit to the might of Akbar and his Mughal Empire.

The Rajput warriors were known for using the unique and deadly pata, a sword-like weapon where the blade and the gauntlet were integrated into a single piece that was held by the wielder. Earlier iterations of the pata were said to have started at 10 inches in length, with later variations reaching a length of nearly 44 inches. This sturdy blade was effective at repelling armored cavalry, but could also be used in assaults against infantrymen, swung and slashed like a traditional sword. Supposedly, Emperor Akbar himself used the pata in battle, most notably during the siege of Gujarat in 1576.

Gallery Edit

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