|Cost|| 60 Food,|
|HP||50, 75 (Elite)|
|Attack||10, 12 (Elite)|
|Armor||1, 2 (Elite)|
|0, 0 (Elite)|
|Upgraded To||Elite Jaguar Warrior|
|Cost to Upgrade||1000 Food |
The Jaguar Warrior is the unique unit for the Aztecs in The Conquerors expansion. They have a strong anti-infantry bonus. This trait makes Jaguar Warriors some of the strongest infantry units in the game. They receive even more anti-infantry capability with their unique technology- Garland Wars, which gives an attack bonus of 4 against other infantry. They can defeat any infantry unit in single combat, even the Teutonic Knight if they strike him first. However they are not as effective against other units, especially archers. They are also somewhat fragile and cannot stand up to heavy cavalry.
Another rank of Aztec fighter was the Jaguar Warrior, who was more heavily armed and armored than the Eagle Warrior. Their role was probably to be the heavy infantry of the army and to engage the enemy main body. They likely had the advantage in combat against lighter troops that were caught off-guard or foolish enough to engage the heavier Jaguar Warrior. These warriors wore jaguar headpieces and clothing that represented jaguar fur. The jaguar was chosen as the totem for warriors because it was the fiercest predator in the Central American jungles. In combat, they used an obsidian-bladed sword known as a macana. Although it lacked the penetration power of steel weapons, the macana was able to keep a razor-sharp edge.
The best of the Jaguar Warriors were promoted to Elite status. These were veterans of demonstrated skill who carried the best weapons and were the best fighting soldiers available.
Age of Empires IIIEdit
- Main article: Jaguar Prowl Knight
The Jaguar Prowl Knight in Age of Empires III can be obtained through a native alliance on certain maps. It can be trained at the Trading Post along with the Eagle Runner Knight. In Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, 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.