Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – How Good is Card “x”? Analysis of Noteworthy Cards in AOE 3

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – How Good is Card “x”? Analysis of Noteworthy Cards in AOE 3 5 - steamlists.com
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – How Good is Card “x”? Analysis of Noteworthy Cards in AOE 3 5 - steamlists.com
Have you ever wondered if this one interesting Card is worth it to pick? And how good is it really?
My in-depth look into some random Cards i stumbled upon. This Guide is a Work in Progress and I will add more Analysis if time goes on. If you want to know about a specific Card, then just post them in the comments.

 

Grazing

This card lets all your Camels gather food and all your elefants gather wood.
So in what Situations is Grazing actually worth it?
Grazing:
camels gather 0.05 food/s
Elefants gather 0.1 wood/s
Includes explorer, even when they are dead (however that works). Wow, Working while uncouncsious –> Those monks are The real Employees of the month!

Assumptions:
Food Gather rate of villagers 0,84 f/s
10. Wood = 125 food
10. Gold = 115 gold

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - How Good is Card

How many Camels are one villager?
1. Camels = Vill

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - How Good is Card

How many Camels do you need, until grazing is better than mercantilism / Foreign logging (Allready includes the rate of the explorers)?

mercantilism: 27
foreign logging: 54

And how many elefants?
1. for mercantilism
2. for foreign logging

Payback Times:
What are the payback times with grazing (e.g. how long does a unit stay alive until he grazed back his cost). Example Scenario: You are in a treaty game and think about Boosting your economy by building camels/ Elefantos
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - How Good is Card

How much do Produce a army consisting of x pop? And how many villagers would that be?
Villager Equivalent of a 20, 100 and 200 pop army of a single unit.
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - How Good is Card

Long Story short:
Grazing is in most situations not worth it. It should never be a high priority card… You’ll need around 50 camels for the card to be worth it or 22 elefants (Compared to foreign logging). With an army of 100 zamburaks you’ll only get a villager euqivalent of 6. That is the maximum practical value you’ll get from this card.

Video with more details and talking about assumptions and methodics:
https://youtu.be/p70MYo4KJGE

Written by Andi

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