Crusader Kings III – Title Creation (Costs & Benefits)

Couple of checklists here on just that.

Stuff You Need

Can’t see the option in your game to create a title you want? Probably you’re just missing one of it’s requirements:

Duchy

  • Control at least 51% of its De Jure Counties
  • Can pay 250 gold
  • Already be a Duke or higher rank OR have two County titles

Kingdom

  • Control at least 51% of its De Jure Counties
  • Can pay 500 gold
  • Already be a King or higher rank OR have two Duchy titles

Empire

  • Control at least 81% of its De Jure Counties
  • Can pay 1000 gold
  • Already be an Emperor OR have two Kingdom titles

Stuff You Get

These are the benefits from each new title creation, additional to those of your highest rank title.

Duchy

  • 300 Prestige
  • +0.2 Prestige / month
  • +60 opinion for 50 years from anyone you grant it to
  • Removal of any ‘not De Jure’ tax and levee penalties

Kingdom

  • 500 Prestige
  • +0.8 Prestige / month
  • +80 opinion for 50 years from anyone you grant it to
  • Removal of any ‘not De Jure’ tax and levee penalties

Empire

  • 1000 Prestige
  • +1.6 Prestige / month
  • +100 opinion for 50 years from anyone you grant it to
  • Removal of any ‘not De Jure’ tax and levee penalties
  • Any associated artfacts and banners

Strategies

Titles aren’t cheap, nor always necessary. Once you hold two Duchy titles you’re gonna have to start granting any more to other people. That means dealing with big vassals, rather than just little ones.

But it does allow you to reduce the number of direct vassals you have to placate. For example, if you got a Duchy divided between a number of Counts, you can create the Duchy title, then grant it to one of them (you can call him The Duke now). Then grant him the other Counts as his own vassals. They’re mostly all his problem now.

Timing can be important, and it may be better to delay title creations when you’re facing an imminent succession crisis. That’s because the 50 year opinion bonus for granting titles doesn’t transfer between your leaders.

Once you have the ‘Chronicle Writing’ innovation you can wage wars not just for individual counties, but for all the enemy counties within any Duchies you hold title.

And remember, title creation is a way to get the bulk Prestige hit needed to a wage major war with. So that’s another a reason to get some paperwork done.

Helena Stamatina
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My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

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