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The Jaguar is a large carnivore that is featured in Return of Rome, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, and Age of Empires III.

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Jaguars were introduced once Age of Empires game mode was launched in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome.

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Jaguars are large cat-like predators, and are found in tropical maps set in the Americas, like Cenotes and Yucatán. Like the Wolf, it has 25 hit points, 3 attack, and holds no food, but attacks Villagers (and even some other units) on sight.

A single Jaguar can kill a Villager if it lands the first hit, but will die to anything stronger, even a Villager with the Loom upgrade.

Jaguars have a prominent role in the Montezuma campaign, owing to their sacred status in Aztec culture:

  • In the first scenario, a group of Jaguars will descend into the player's base after an Aztec Villager claims to have heard Jaguars roaring. There is also a large number of Jaguars guarding an alternative path to the Tepanaca base, and another group guarding the last Monastery that must be captured by the player, across the river on the western extreme of the map.
  • In the second scenario, a strong Jaguar guards the hidden Monastery along with the Son of Ornlu.
  • In the fourth scenario, the player can choose to release some captive Jaguars from their pen so they kill a lone Tlaxcala priest, instead of attacking the priest with Aztec warriors. There is also an island in the Texcoco Lake that is rich in gold but also has several Jaguars. The island reappears in the sixth scenario with no Jaguars on it.

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Jaguars are large cats that inhabit tropical maps like Yucatán, and are found guarding Treasures.

History[]

Scientific Name: Panthera onca
Approx. Size: Up to 7 ft. long, 200 lb.
Diet: Deer, cattle, peccary, capybara, monkeys, fish

Jaguars are often confused with leopards, another tawny, spotted cat. A distinguishing feature of the jaguar is that their spots have small black dots or irregular shapes within the rosette patterns. Jaguars are also stockier and have larger heads than leopards. Both jaguars and leopards have melanistic, or black, variants. Without spots, black jaguars can be differentiated from black leopards primarily by their stocky build. Both big cats, whether jaguars or leopards, black or spotted, are commonly, if mistakenly, called panthers.

Historically, jaguars ranged from the southern parts of North America down to the southern most tip of South America, but their ranges now are in central and northern South America. Jaguars enjoy a rare, unchallenged perch at the top of the wild food chain. In their South American habitat, they have no predators and few real competitors, apart from humans.

Janey the Pet Jaguar[]

Janey the Pet Jaguar is a pet Jaguar available to all civilizations from treasures, and have an attack bonus against treasure guardians. Like all pets, they do almost no damage to Villagers. This is to prevent players from using pets aggressively in the Exploration Age. The Jaguar's statistics are equivalent to Pikemen, but lacking a siege attack, and bonus damage against cavalry. Pets do not take bonus damage from any units.

The Aztecs can both send pet Jaguars from the Home City and train them from their War Chief for 100 food when the "5 Pet Jaguars" or "4 Pet Jaguars" cards has been sent. Jaguars are weak in combat, except against Guardians, but the War Chief can train them quickly, and they do not take up population space. Pet Jaguars get stronger with every Age up and with the "Great Temple of Tezcatlipoca" card.

Upgrades[]

Janey the Pet Jaguar, like all other pets, upgrades automatically each Age:

  • Colonial age up +20% hit points and attack
  • Fortress age up +30% hit points and attack
  • Industrial age up +40% hit points and attack
  • Imperial age up +60% hit points and attack

Pet Jaguars are also affected by War Ceremony, receiving up to 38% additional damage.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Treasure guardians
Weak vs. Villagers
Upgrades
Hit points Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+5%)
Attack Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Wind horses Wind Horses (-10% Rate of Fire)
Movement speed Push of Pike Push of Pike (+10%; Swedes only)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Wind horses Wind Horses (+0.5)
Resource cost Somali oryx shields Somali Oryx Hide Shields (-10%)
Production speed Immigrants Immigrants (-10%)
New Mexico Immigration New Mexico Immigration (-10%; United States only)
Strangers' Quarters Strangers' Quarters (-10%; Africans only)
Penalty Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed; Dutch only)
Push of Pike Push of Pike (+10% train time; Swedes only)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Janey the Pet Jaguar
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Red Shipment that can be sent twice
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)
Aztecs[]
Card Description Age HC level
Aztec Home City 1 (5 Jaguars) 5 Pet Jaguars Ships 5 Pet Jaguars and enables the Aztec War Chief to train them
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10
Aztec Home City 1 (4 Jaguars) 4 Pet Jaguars Ships 4 Pet Jaguars and enables the Aztec War Chief to train them
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
Aztec Home City 1 (3 Jaguars TEAM) TEAM 3 Pet Jaguars Ships 3 Pet Jaguars
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
Aztec Home City 5 (Great Temple of Tezcatlipoca Support) Great Temple of Tezcatlipoca Support Ships 12 Pet Jaguars; Pet Jaguars get +50% hit points and attack; costs 1,500 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Aztec Home City 5 (Religious Unity) Religious Unity Temple Supports, Native Allies, Renegades, and Buccaneers cards cost -50% (infinite Native Allies cost -25% instead)
Age III tech tree aoe3
40
Chinese[]
Card Description Age HC level
Western reforms Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40
Ethiopians[]
Card Description Age
Ignatian spirituality Ignatian Spirituality All units get +5% hit points and regeneration capability even while in combat
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Europeans[]
Card Description Age
South Africa Home City (Wanderlust) Wanderlust Land units get +5% hit points; land villagers and wagons get +5% speed
Revolution
Inca[]
Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (Road Building) Road Building Land military units get +10% speed
Age II tech tree aoe3
Indians[]
Card Description Age HC level
Dravidian martial arts Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% hand attack; Rajputs get +20% hand attack instead; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Maltese[]
Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table) TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Town Center owned by the player; all units get +2% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
Mexicans[]
Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card national servant National Servant All units get +10% hit points; Padre healing 200% faster
Imperial Age
Spanish[]
Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 1 (Hand Infantry Attack) TEAM Hand Infantry Attack Hand infantry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Hitpoints) Archaic Infantry Hitpoints Hand infantry and foot archers get +15% hit points; Rodeleros get +20% hit points instead
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Combat) Archaic Infantry Combat Hand infantry and foot archers get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Spanish Inquisition All units get +10 Line of Sight; +1 Inquisitor
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Swedes[]
Card Description Age
German Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Attack) Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Attack Hand infantry and hand cavalry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Hitpoints) Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hand infantry and hand cavalry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3

White Jaguar[]

The White Jaguar is a special Jaguar of the Circle of Ossus that appears in some scenarios of the Age of Empires III campaign. It has more hit points, attack and speed than a Janey the Pet Jaguar.

Main article: White Jaguar

Trivia[]

  • The word Jaguar passed into English from Portuguese and derives ultimately from the Old Tupi-Guarani word Yaguára, which means "carnivorous mammal". Similar words (Aguará, Guará, etc) are used for foxes and dogs in modern Guarani languages.
  • The Nahuatl (Aztec) word for Jaguar is Ocelotl. This originated the English name of their smaller cousin, the Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis).
  • The Conquistadors called Jaguars "Tigers" and used war dogs to keep them out of their camps and livestock. Similarly, they called Cougars "Lions".
  • In contrast to their depiction in Age of Empires II, real jaguars are unique among roaring cats (like lions, tigers, and leopards) for not attacking humans unless provoked, and don't seem to consider us prey.
  • Jaguars are the only roaring cat native to the Americas. Every other American cat is more related to the house cat than to the Jaguar, including the Cougar.
  • The Jaguar has the strongest proportional bite of all living cats and kills by crushing its prey's skull, instead of biting the nape or windpipe.
Animals in Age of Empires
Until Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
HuntablesReturn of rome gazelle Gazelle · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant
PredatorsAlligatorAOEIcon Alligator · Returnofrome lion icon Lion · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile
Marine creaturesAoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · Aoede whale icon Whale
Animal KingsReturnofrome lion icon Lion (Alpha) · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile (Alpha) · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle (Alpha) · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant (Alpha)
OtherReturnofrome lion icon Lion (tame)
DecorativeAoEDE Eagle icon Bird · Dragon Icon updated nuRoR Dragon
CutHorse icon AoE Horse · Goat Goat
Including AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome
HuntableAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
HerdableCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
PredatorAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
CivilianBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Returnofrome horse icon Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
DecorativeBactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Returnofrome horse icon Wild Horse
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper
Animals in Age of Empires II
Herdable animalsCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
Timid huntablesAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
Aggressive huntablesElephant aoe2DE Elephant · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar
Wild animalsAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · Gator aoe2DE Crocodile · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · Lion aoe2DE Lion · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · AoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna
Civilian animalsBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Horse aoe2DE Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
Hero animalsHunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf
Decorative animalsAoE2 DE hawk icon Bird · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog · Bactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Horse aoe2DE Wild Horse
Animals in Age of Empires III
Land
HerdablesCow aoe3de Cow · Goat aoe3de Goat · Llama aoe3de Llama · Cow aoe3de Sacred Cow · Sanga aoe3de Sanga Cattle · Sheep aoe3de Sheep · Water buffalo aoe3de Water Buffalo · Yak portrait aoe3de Yak · Aoe3de zebu Zebu Cattle · Sanga aoe3de Big Benny
HuntablesBighorn sheep aoe3de Bighorn Sheep · Bison aoe3de Bison · Capybara aoe3de Capybara · Caribou aoe3de Caribou · Deer aoe3de Deer · Elephant aoe3de Elephant · Elk aoe3de Elk · Gazelle portrait Gazelle · Giant salamander aoe3de Giant Salamander · Giraffe portrait Giraffe · Guanaco aoe3de Guanaco · Ibex aoe3de Ibex · Marco polo sheep aoe3de Marco Polo Sheep · Moose aoe3de Moose · Musk deer aoe3de Musk Deer · Musk ox aoe3de Musk Ox · Nilgai aoe3de Nilgai · Ostrich portrait aoe3de Ostrich · Pronghorn aoe3de Pronghorn · Rhea aoe3de Rhea · Saiga aoe3de Saiga · Serow aoe3de Serow · Tapir aoe3de Tapir · Turkey aoe3de Turkey · Zebra portrait aoe3de Zebra
Treasure guardiansAlligator aoe3de Alligator · Tibetan macaque aoe3de Baboon · Black bear aoe3de Black Bear · Black panther aoe3de Black Panther · Beast portrait Beast · Beast portrait Beast of Gévaudan · Grizzly aoe3de Brown Bear · Cougar aoe3de Cougar · Pet wolf aoe3de Coyote · Alligator aoe3de Crocodile · Elephant aoe3de Elephant · Ethiopian Wolf portrait Ethiopian Wolf · Grizzly aoe3de Grizzly Bear · Hippo portrait Hippo · Honey Badger portrait Honey Badger · Hyena portrait aoe3de Hyena · Jaguar pet aoe3de Jaguar · Jaguar pet aoe3de Leopard · Lion aoe3de Lion · Liontailed macaque aoe3de Lion-Tailed Macaque · Guardian dog portrait Mad Dog · Monitor lizard aoe3de Monitor Lizard · Orangutan portrait aoe3de Orangutan · Panda portrait aoe3de Panda · Polar bear aoe3de portrait Polar Bear · Rhino aoe3de Rhinoceros · Snow leopard aoe3de Snow Leopard · Snowmonkey aoe3de Snow Monkey · Tibetan macaque aoe3de Tibetan Macaque · Tiger icon aoe3de Tiger · Warthog portrait Warthog
Unknown-exclusiveAoe3de zebu Cash Cow · Aoe3de zebu Wood Cattle
MilitaryWar dog aoe3de Dog · Turkey scout portrait aoe3de Intrepid Turkey Scout · Sheep aoe3de Lamb of the Creator · Pet wolf aoe3de Tengri Wolf
Water
Treasure guardiansAlligator aoe3de Alligator · Hippo portrait Hippo · Greatwhiteshark aoe3de Great White Shark · Orca aoe3de Orca · White tiger aoe3de White Tiger · Warthog portrait Wild Boar · Pet wolf aoe3de Wolf
FishBass aoe3de Bass · Carp portrait aoe3de Carp · Catfish portrait aoe3de Catfish · Cod portrait aoe3de Cod · Mahi portrait aoe3de Mahi-mahi · Mola mola portrait aoe3de Mola Mola · Salmon aoe3de Salmon · Sardine portrait aoe3de Sardines · Squid portrait aoe3de Squid · Tarpon portrait aoe3de Tarpon · Tuna aoe3de Tuna
WhalesBeluga whale portrait aoe3de Beluga Whale · Whale humpback portrait aoe3de Humpback Whale · Minke whale portrait aoe3de Minke Whale
Air
Bird · Bird unit icon AoE3DE Bird (unit)
Treasure guardians in Age of Empires III
HumansAfrican vagabond portrait African Vagabond · Ambushing shongo thrower portrait Ambushing Shongo Thrower · Caravan bandit portrait Caravan Bandit · Carib blowgunner aoe3de Carib Blowgunner · Colonial gunslinger portrait Colonial Gunslinger · Colonial looter portrait Colonial Looter · Colonial officer portrait Colonial Officer · Colonial oppressor portrait Colonial Oppressor · Colonial swashbuckler portrait Colonial Swashbuckler · Comanchero icon aoe3de Comanchero · Phanar evzone portrait Evzone · Guardian haramija portrait Haramija · Knife thrower aoe3de Knife Thrower · Outlaw pirate portrait aoe3de updated Pirate · Pistolero aoe3de Pistolero · Plague doctor portrait Plague Doctor · Renegado aoe3de Renegado · Wokou horseman aoe3de Wokou Horseman · Blind monk aoe3de Wokou Monk · Wokou pirate aoe3de Wokou Pirate · Wayward ronin aoe3de Wokou Ronin
Land animalsTibetan macaque aoe3de Baboon · Beast portrait Beast · Black bear aoe3de Black Bear · Black panther aoe3de Black Panther · Grizzly aoe3de Brown Bear · Cougar aoe3de Cougar · Pet wolf aoe3de Coyote · Elephant aoe3de Elephant · Ethiopian Wolf portrait Ethiopian Wolf · Hippo portrait Hippo · Honey Badger portrait Honey Badger · Hyena portrait aoe3de Hyena · Jaguar pet aoe3de Jaguar · Jaguar pet aoe3de Leopard · Lion aoe3de Lion · Liontailed macaque aoe3de Lion-Tailed Macaque · Guardian dog portrait Mad Dog · Orangutan portrait aoe3de Orangutan · Panda portrait aoe3de Panda · Polar bear aoe3de portrait Polar Bear · Rhino aoe3de Rhinoceros · Snow leopard aoe3de Snow Leopard · Snowmonkey aoe3de Snow Monkey · Tibetan macaque aoe3de Tibetan Macaque · Tiger icon aoe3de Tiger · Warthog portrait Warthog · White tiger aoe3de White Tiger · Warthog portrait Wild Boar · Pet wolf aoe3de Wolf
Marine animalsAlligator aoe3de Alligator · Alligator aoe3de Crocodile · Hippo portrait Hippo · Monitor lizard aoe3de Komodo Dragon · Orca aoe3de Orca · Greatwhiteshark aoe3de Shark
ShipsCatamaran aoe3de Marathan Catamaran · Wokou junk aoe3de Wokou Junk
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