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Dacoit
Dacoit
First AppearanceAge of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
Heavy Infantry
Cost240 Coin Icon coin
Age AvailableFortress Age
Ages fortress
BuildingSaloon, Monastery
Base Hit Points140
Pop. Use2
Speed4.5
LOS16
Resists30% vs. Melee
Melee Damage20
Melee Multipliers2x vs. Cavalry
2.3x vs. Light infantry
Range Damage35
Range12
Siege Damage20
Siege Range6
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Ranged & Siege)
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The Dacoit is a heavy mercenary unit in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

OverviewEdit

It is quick and effective as a short-ranged infantry unit. It has a good ranged attack and a decent melee attack. They are like the musketeer, they can easily kill cavalry and are well-rounded. They are like the Native Asian version of Pistolero.

Fugitive DacoitEdit

Fugitive Dacoit
First AppearanceAge of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
Heavy Infantry
Age AvailableDiscovery Age
Ages discovery
Base Hit Points250
Speed7
LOS16
Resists30% vs. Ranged
Melee Damage20
Range Damage35
Range12
Siege Damage20
Siege Range6
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Ranged & Siege)
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The Fugitive Dacoit is a treasure guardian.

HistoryEdit

"The Maratha were the influential power behind an empire that covered a large region of India in the late-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries CE. The Maratha aided in bringing about the fall of the powerful Mughal Empire, and later became fierce rivals of the British occupation of India. By the middle of the eighteenth century, their empire, under the ruler Sivaji, extended the kingdom’s reach south through the vast Deccan plateau and onto the Indian peninsula. The British Empire was able to greatly reduce the great empire’s influence, subduing it completely by 1818.

Today, Maratha refers to a member of the Western Indian Marathi-speaking people known for their devotion to Hinduism and their skill as warriors. They are named for their homeland of Maharashtra.

A dacoit is a bandit, or a devotee of the professions of robbery and extortion. The word “dacoit” is an anglicized version of the Hindi word “dakaethee,” meaning a local robber or thief.

Since the fourteenth century, dacoits held a position of prominence in rural Indian life. The most powerful became local warlords, holding great influence over local officials and politicians. They made money through ransoms and robberies, and by protecting members of their own castes against wandering bandits and rival dacoit. As payment, the villagers often sheltered the dacoit from the law.
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TriviaEdit

  • They have no association with the Marathan Catamaran unit (which is an entirely separate unit despite the fact Dacoit appear to steer those vessels).

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