This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For the campaign scenario in Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, see Jihad!. For the technology in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Zealotry (Age of Empires II).
Age IronAgeIcon Iron Age
Researched at Temple
Research cost
Gold 120
Effect Villagers' attack, speed, and hit points increased

Zealotry (named Jihad before the Definitive Edition) is a technology in Age of Empires. Researched at the Temple, it increases the combat abilities and movement speed of Villagers, but reduces their gathering capacity by 50%.

Zealotry Villager stats 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, like betterment of oneself and society, though sometimes it is misunderstood with religious warfare and associated to extremist groups.