"Implementation of daily fasting decreases Villager hitpoints but increases all gather rates."
In-game description

Fasting is a technology in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be researched at a Trading Post built on a Sufi Mosque settlement. Once researched, it reduces the hit points of all villagers (including Fishing Boats) by 40% but allows Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers to gather 10% faster (but not Fishing Boats, which only receive the penalty).

Strategy Edit

Note that with Fasting, villagers are quickly killed if attacked, making them more vulnerable and should be kept safe.

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