A Zapotec settlement with an unfinished Trading Post.
|Age of Empires III|
|Technologies||Zapotec warrior societies|
Zapotec cloud people
Zapotec cult of the dead
Zapotec food of gods
|Zapotec lightning warrior|
A Zapotec lightning warrior.
|First Appearance||Age of Empires III|
|Cost||40 Food |
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||210|
|Resists||10% vs. melee|
|Melee Multipliers||x2.0 vs. cavalry|
x1.5 vs. light infantry
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (siege)|
The Zapotec are available as allies on the Amazonia, Orinoco and Yucatán maps. Once a Trading Post is built at their camp, a player can recruit Zapotec lightning warriors and research available upgrades.
The Zapotec lightning warrior is a native version of the pikeman, while costing 20 Wood more than the pikeman it has considerably more hit points. It's anti-building attack is only slightly less than a pikeman, while it's speed is also slightly lower. It is better against buildings than cavalry when compared to a regular pikeman.
Zapotec upgrades focus on increasing an allies economy, and bolstering their hand infantry.
Zapotec Cloud People (Discovery Age): Delivers one crate of wood for every 2 minutes of game time, up to half an hour.
Cost: 225 Food , 225 Coin
Zapotec Cult of the Dead (Discovery Age): Hand infantry gain 20% damage.
Cost: 200 Wood , 200 Coin
Zapotec Food of Gods (Discovery Age): Villagers gather rates from all food sources increases by 10%.
Cost: 175 Wood , 175 Coin
Zapotec Warrior Societies (Fortress Age): Zapotec attack and hit points raised by 25%.
Cost: 200 Wood , 150 Coin
Zapotec Champions (Industrial Age): Zapotec attack and hit points raised by 40%.
Cost: 400 Wood , 300 Coin
- 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.
- All native tribes can only be upgraded to Legendary/Exalted status at the town center or Capitol, they can be upgraded to Elite/Disciplined or Champion/Honored for free through some Home City shipments.
- Civilizations can remove the upgrade gold costs, or cut the upgrade costs in half depending on their home city cards.
They speak one of the Zapotecan languages.
- rik'ahsa'ar (attack)
|Civilizations & Allies|
|Age of Empires III|
|Civilizations||Aztecs · British · Chinese · Dutch · French · Germans · Indians · Iroquois · Japanese · Ottomans · Portuguese · Russians · Sioux · Spanish · Knights of St. John|
|Minor Natives||Apache* · Carib · Cherokee · Cheyenne* · Comanche · Cree · Huron* · Inca · Klamath* · Mapuche* · Maya · Navajo* · Nootka · Seminole · Tupi · Zapotec* (Former: Aztecs · Iroquois · Lakota)|
|Temples||Bhakti Temple · Jesuit Mission · Shaolin Temple · Sufi Temple · Udasi Temple · Zen Temple|