The Zapotec is a Native American tribe in Age of Empires III that replaces the Aztecs in The WarChiefs expansion. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.
Zapotec upgrades focus on increasing an ally's economy, and bolstering their hand infantry.
|Zapotec Cloud People||225 food, 225 coin||Ships 100 wood for every 2 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes|
|Zapotec Cult of the Dead||200 wood, 200 coin||Melee infantry get +20% attack|
|Zapotec Food of the Gods||175 wood, 175 coin||Settlers/Villagers gather Food 10% faster|
|Zapotec Warrior Societies||200 wood, 150 coin||Upgrades Zapotec Lightning Warriors to Elite|
|Champion Zapotec||400 wood, 300 coin||Upgrades Zapotec Lightning Warriors to Champion|
- Zapotec Cult of the Dead is useful for any civilization with a heavy number of hand infantry Home City Cards or unique hand infantry units.
- Zapotec Food of Gods is weak by itself, but stacked with berry, Cherry Orchard, Plantation, Mill, and Rice Paddy upgrades and cards it can help compensate for the slower gather rates from those sources, particularly in Treaty games.
They speak Isthmus Zapotec.
- Ya (yes)
- Yanna (now)
- Ricaa saa (fight)
"The Zapotec, a Mesoamerican people who developed an advanced civilization, inhabited cities as well as towns, their homes built from stones and mortar. They had an early written language system, which perhaps influenced other Mesoamerican writing systems developed by the Aztec, Maya, and Mixtec.
The Zapotec lived in the Oaxaca region of modern Mexico, with a marvelous capital city of Monte Alban. They were advanced both socially and militarily - indeed, they managed to maintain their autonomy from the larger Aztec empire. They held out from the Spanish invaders until the mid sixteenth century.
The name “Zapotec” was given them by their rivals to the north, the Aztec. However, their creation tales spoke of their origins from supernatural beings from above, hence their native name Be’ena Za’a, or “people of the clouds.”"
|Civilizations in Age of Empires III|
|European||British · Dutch · French · Germans · Ottomans · Portuguese · Russians · Spanish|
|Native American*||Aztecs · Iroquois · Sioux|
|Asian**||Chinese · Indians · Japanese|
|Native Americans||Apache* · Carib · Cherokee · Cheyenne* · Comanche · Cree · Huron* · Incas · Klamath* · Mapuche* · Maya · Navajo* · Nootka · Seminole · Tupi · Zapotec* (Former: Aztecs · Iroquois · Lakota)|
|Religious communities**||Bhakti Temple · Jesuit Mission · Shaolin Temple · Sufi Mosque · Udasi Temple · Zen Temple|
|Knights of St. John · Circle of Ossus · Black Family Estate · United States|
|* = The Warchiefs ** = The Asian Dynasties|