"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.
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.
|Disciplined Rajput||200 wood,|
|Upgrades Rajputs to Disciplined (+20% hit points and attack)|
|Honored Rajput||600 wood,|
|Upgrades Rajputs to Honored (+30% hit points and attack); requires Disciplined Rajput|
|Exalted Rajput||1,500 wood,|
|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 (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 (+5%)|
Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)|
Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Master Lessons (+10%)
|Speed|| Incan Road-building (+20%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed||Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)|
|Other||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:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the (Mansabdar) Rajput|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
"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."