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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. For the building in Age of Empires IV, see Tower of Victory (Age of Empires IV).

Casts the Inspiration ability, which greatly increases the attack, hitpoints, and speed of your land units.
—In-game description

The Tower of Victory is a Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Indians and can be built to advance into the next Age. It sends a shipment of wood when built and allows the use of Inspiration to temporarily enhance the combat strength of all units.


Special ability[]

  • Inspiration Inspiration: Gives the player's units +15% hit points and attack, and +10% speed for 15 seconds. 450 seconds cooldown.


The Tower of Victory's Wood shipment is comparable to The Quartermaster for European civilizations aging into the Commerce Age. It is important for training more Indian Villagers due to their exclusive Wood cost.

Further statistics[]

As the Tower of Victory is unique to the Indians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything, especially siege units, artillery, and Monitors
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Cost Marriage politics Marriage Politics (-15%)
Comanche Trade Language Comanche Trade Language (-10% coin)
Other Jagiellon legacy Jagiellonian Legacy (units and resources already earned from age-ups are provided again)

Home City Cards[]

As the Tower of Victory is 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 Tower of Victory
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team


Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3


Card Description Age HC level
Mughal architecture Mughal Architecture Buildings cost -20% wood and build time -30%; Wonders' build time -16% instead; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
Advanced wonders Advanced Wonders Wonders get +50% hit points and -25% build time; +1 Hindu Villager
Age I tech tree aoe3


The Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambha) was built in 1548[note 1] to commemorate the victory over the Musalmans in the thirteenth century. The imposing tower is part of the Chittorgarh fort complex located in the city of Chittorgarh, which can be found in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan.

The inside of the tower consists of short, square flights that surround a central core. The two uppermost levels cover the entire floor area and provide occupants with a great view of the surrounding fort. Partly built using red sand stone and partly using white marble, the tower is further enriched by numerous images of Hindu gods and goddesses.
—In-game history section


  • In Age of Empires IV, the Delhi Sultanate, which represents medieval India, can also construct a building of the same name as a landmark, but that building is a distinct structure from this one, and they are built by rulers of separate dynasties in their respective capitals.



  1. The Vijaya Stambha was actually constructed in 1448, so this is incorrect.
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