The Tower of Victory is an Indian Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. Once built, it grants the unique Inspiration ability and an amount of Wood dependent on the Age reached.

Overview Edit

The Inspiration ability, when activated, boosts the speed, attack, and hitpoints of all the player's units by roughly 10 to 15 percent for 15 seconds. The granted Wood bonus is comparable to the Quartermaster bonus for European civilizations aging into the Colonial Age. It is important for training more Indian Villagers due to their exclusive Wood cost.

History Edit

The Tower of Victory is based on the Vijay Stambha (Hindi: विजय स्तम्भ) of India.


Photo of the real-life Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory)

"The Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambha) was built in 1548 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

Note: The section incorrectly states that the tower was built in 1548, while the real-world Tower of Victory was constructed in 1448.

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