This article is about the Aztec unit in Age of Empires III. For the Aztec unique unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Jaguar Warrior.
Jaguar Prowl Knight
Jaguar Prowl Knight Icon
First appearanceThe WarChiefs
Heavy infantry
Cost120 foodIcon food
30 coinIcon coin
AgeAges fortress Fortress Age
Base hit points230
Pop. use1
Line of Sight12
Resists10% vs. Hand
Melee damage18
Melee multipliersx3.0 vs. Heavy infantry
x2.0 vs. Cavalry
x2.0 vs. Light infantry
Siege damage36
Siege range6
Rate of Fire1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)
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The Jaguar Prowl Knight is a very strong infantry unit available to the Aztecs featured in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. It is the second most powerful melee unit of the Aztecs after the Skull Knight.

Overview Edit

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Edit

The Jaguar Prowl Knight is a very powerful and fast infantry unit of the Aztec civilization with a lot of hit points and attack and is very effective against heavy infantry and Heavy Cavalry units. They also have the stealth ability, which makes them slower but completely invisible to most enemies.

These units are extremely powerful. Their largest weakness is artillery, which Coyote Runners should take care of. They have multipliers against all types of infantry and cavalry which means no weaknesses against other regular units. Grenadiers and Skirmisher units are still effective if they attack at range.

However, when they are assisted by a force of Eagle Runner Knights, they essentially negate each other's weakness and lay waste to most armies.

The Jaguar Prowl Knight can be obtained through a native alliance on certain maps. It can be trained at the Trading Post along with the Eagle Runner Knight. The Jaguar Prowl Knight is one of the Aztec civilization's knight units; as such, it is trained at the Nobles' Hut along with the Arrow Knight and the Eagle Runner Knight. They are essentially melee Skirmishers.

Age of Empires III Edit

In Age of Empires III, an older version of the unit (named Aztec Jaguar Warrior) can be acquired once a Trading Post is build on a Aztec settlement.

Upgrades Edit

Home City shipments Edit

  • 5 Jaguar Prowl Knights (Unlimited)
  • 8 Jaguar Prowl Knights
  • 6 Jaguar Prowl Knights
  • 9 Jaguar Prowl Knights
  • 11 Jaguar Prowl Knights
  • 9 Jaguar Prowl Knights (Unlimited)
  • Temple Quetzalcoatl (18 Jaguar Prowl Knights and 25% Jaguar Prowl Knight Damage)

History Edit

"Aztec warriors who had captured at least four enemy soldiers became eligible for the ranks of the eagle runner knights or the jaguar prowl knights. Presumably this emphasis on capturing enemies was to collect a pool of captives for sacrifice, but the Aztecs were well-known for dealing death in battle, killing with single strokes of their obsidian swords or hurling atlatl-driven flights of barbed spears. Warriors who caused confusion or disorder in the ranks were beaten on the spot and sometimes killed.

The dress of jaguar prowl knights incorporated bright colors and spots to evoke the imagery of a jaguar. The jaguar was a symbol of the night, a prowler and a predator, an appropriate model for an elite warrior. Jaguar prowl knights are usually depicted carrying shields and obsidian swords.

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