Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Civilization KingsIcon Persians
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research Time 50 seconds
Research Cost
Food 300
Gold 300
Effect War Elephant speed +30%

Mahouts is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that is unique to the Persians and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the speed of War Elephants by +30%.

Strategy Edit

For a Persian player who uses War Elephants, Mahouts is an absolute must. Still being relatively slow, the Elephants can now close gaps between archers and defensive structures faster and thus last even longer in battle. Still, they will need support of either ranged units or Knights to counter Monks and Cavalry Archers.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Mahouts is 25% faster.

History Edit

"Using elephants in battle was always a challenge because the animals have poor vision but keen smell, they are relatively slow, and don’t like being injured. The Persians developed special training for the beasts and their riders, called Mahouts, to improve their battle performance."

The Conquerors manual

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