The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Probably because you do most of your scheming while you are still a lowly vassal, and you reform your religion when you're a powerful king/emperor due to how long it takes to acquire piety.I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sacred Lies yet. +50 Piety for every completed scheme and +20 agent acceptance seem pretty strong to me. Combine with Human Sacrifice for even more piety.
Because it made everyone following that faith more willing to be an agent in a scheme which could be disastrous because usually your court will fill with character that follow the same faith as you so...I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sacred Lies yet. +50 Piety for every completed scheme and +20 agent acceptance seem pretty strong to me. Combine with Human Sacrifice for even more piety.
Stress is not really an issue, just execute your rivals.Primitivist + i think, Hedonism gives something like -40% stress, and you'll rarely suffer a mental break
I quite like the ascetism for tribal since it allows you to get wise man if you do a couple pilgrimages.
Sacred Lies + Pacifism + Communal might be a decent combo for high intrigue dynasties and tall empires, although communal's -50% conversion is a serious debuff
Since everything stacks, you want to pick stuff (including dynasty perks) in a theme.
Yes, I meant esotericism! A handy one.Stress is not really an issue, just execute your rivals.
Esotericism can also give you Wise Man etc.. and it also makes it a virtue, so it's better
You don't need human sacrifice to execute people, just execute your rivals, you will have plenty of them.Yes, I meant esotericism! A handy one. Interesting strat re: stress, I find stress a problem for some characters.
Funnily enough I find Human Sacrifices less useful, maybe if piety becomes more important in future add-ons it will be useful, because I dont find getting piety a problem. I find stress management difficult without something like primitivism (the tyranny penalty is not hugely problematic since fabricating titles is easy enough) or hedonism, since the reductions are massive.
Many of them will be of different religion, you can execute them freely if their faith is evil or hostile (at least when your faith is fundamentalist, but I guess not only). Taking tyranny hit from time to time is also ok, especially if you have tyranny reductions from Pursuit of Power etc...I didn't mean that, I just find finding reasons to execute rivals difficult, or difficult to murder unless I have intrigue focus.
They come with risk of getting obese but I still agree that it's powerful even taking said risk in consideration.The most powerful tenet IMO is ritual celebration. In addition to the passive +5 vassal opinion and getting a piety bonus from hosting feasts, it also makes AI vassals more likely to host feasts. So you basically end up with a situation where almost all your most powerful vassals have famous reveler and get +30 opinion with each other and you (which is insane, +35 in total with the passive), and because of the stress reductions you can basically ignore stress cause you lose it so often from parties.