Year of the Goat is a Chinese Archaic Age god power in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is available to worshipers Fu Xi. When cast, it spawns up to 12 Goats in a circle around the area of casting.

Strategy Edit

The amount of Goats spawned changes depending on the Age the power is cast in, not unlike the Dwarven Mine.

ArchaicAge Archaic Age: 3 Goats
ClassicalAge Classical Age: 5 Goats
HeroicAge Heroic Age: 8 Goats
MythicAge Mythic Age: 12 Goats

Each Goat spawns with 100 food, but, like normal Goats, is able to fatten up to 300 food.

This leaves players with different options as to when they need to use Year of the Goat. On a map like Oasis, with few animals available to hunt, they may cast this power earlier to have a more reliable source of food. On maps like Tundra, they may instead save Year of the Goat for when the plentiful wild animals have been depleted, so that they do not have to resort to farming until later. Regardless, it should always be cast in a secure area, as the Goats can be stolen by enemies.

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God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge Titan Gate
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
Cut content Bramble · Enrage · Rebellion · Shepherd · Sight · Snowstorm · Volcano
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