This article is about the Age of Empires technology. For the Saladin campaign scenario of the same name in Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, see Jihad!.
Age IronAgeIcon Iron Age
Researched at Temple
Research Cost
Gold 120
Effect Villagers' Attack, Speed, and Hit Points increased

Jihad is a technology in Age of Empires. It is researched at the Temple, and increases the abilities of Villagers in combat and movement speed, but at the price of reducing their gathering abilities by 50%.

Jihad Villager Statistics Edit

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 10
  • Range: 0

Trivia Edit

  • Jihad in Arabic literally means "struggle", viz (in Islam) "striving or exerting oneself for God". It can have different shades of meaning, though it is most frequently associated with war
  • The icon is very similar to the icon later used to represent the Monastery in Age of Empires II. However, the Monastery icon lacks the blood present on Jihad's icon.
  • This technology's function is somewhat a hybrid between the Loom technology in Age of Empires II and the Spanish unique technology Supremacy in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, as Loom increases villagers' hit points and defense, while Supermacy increase villagers' combat abilities.

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