This item has been removed from the community because it violates Steam Community & Content Guidelines. (Reformed before I got immortality). I'd recommend not starting as Sigurdr in 769 if this is your plan - the bloodline that Ragnarr gets disqualifies you from getting the Red Reaper bloodline. Once this happens the snowball usually kicks in and you usually spiral out of control in growth. Lodbrok bloodline did NOT interfere with getting the other bloodline. Unyielding : Would be the best military Nature, except for two things. Secondly, if you capture or plan to capture another territory, exterminate as much ruling dynasty members as possible or integrate them into your own. However, stability is very low, and you have little control over your realm. Pirates and adventurers have better dueling skills. 3. Looking at various combinations for reformation for my first run(haven't played since Jade)and how good they are: Since the DLC has been out for a week or so, a couple of combinations should've already been tested by the community, Only considering warmongering for now, since you lose 10% levy with unyielding and i wont make enough use of the other ones +temporal for GHW CB. Hire good physicians with a high learning skill, theological education and following traits: "Renowned physician", "Genius", "Quick", "Erudite", "Diligent", "Ambitious" or "Scholar". Make sure to have at least additional 10 000 prestige points and at least 2000 gold in case it does trigger. Not sure how good being able to move through rivers is. Pick a warrior lodge specialisation, of which "Duelist" provides the greatest personal combat (PC) bonus. However, after imperial administration is adopted, you get +25 vassal limit, so it's worth it. Ragnarok+Bloodthirsty Gods. Finally, sailing rivers is useless. Archers (and horse archers) excel at skirmish phase (well, infantry archers don't actually excel, they just are not that bad; you might say that they excel, if they trigger a good tactic, e.g. volley). With the Baltic cultural building (warrior gathering ground) Baltic warriors are a very strong defensive retinue. Lets Play Crusader Kings 2 Holy Fury! Historically, Germany, or the idea of a unified German state (aside from the Holy Roman Empire) wasn't conceived of until after the Napoleonic Wars. You can read which tactics are good or bad, You can get access to different cultural retinues, by educating your heir in that culture. So, it's not a big deal. Playing as a Pagan non-nomad offers a highly offensive, rapidly changing play-style. This item will only be visible to you, admins, and anyone marked as a creator. "Blood of Niall 'of the Nine Hostages'" - +5% to light infantry and unlocks tanistry (which doesn't matter to you, if you have eldership). Collect bloodlines and integrate them into your family. © Valve Corporation. Like you can turn into some crazy cannibal who eats organs to take their power. Attempting to use this guide, or even via cheats or modding without the DLC which would result in a GAME OVER once the game transitions to your new Islamic heir. So the advantages of the Norse in 867 are as follows: 1. They are mutually exclusive, but I personally prioritize vassal limit in the early game, when I'm expanding and reaching the limit fast and don't have access to imperialism yet. Press J to jump to the feed. Romuva is a defensive religion with high resistance to conversion and access to Eldership, which arguably is the best succession law in the game. With the Norse invasions of Britain it is possible to aid your fellow Vikings and therefore have a premise to take over th… More details. The theology focus might remove "Drunkard","Stressed", "Depressed", "Great Pox", "Blinded" and "Leper". It scales to your army's size, but never exceeds 30 000 men. The second best option is any of the craftable tier 4 options, which require an emperor's rank, a lot of gold (3.5 x yearly income + extra 1000; min = 300, max = 3000) and prestige (at least 5000 has worked for me.). If I had to redo it, I might switch out stability for something else like haruspicy, or astrology. Germany - Germany - The Reformation: The Reformation presents the historian with an acute instance of the general problem of scholarly interpretation—namely, whether events are shaped primarily by individuals or by the net of historical circumstances enmeshing them. Probably to closest you can get to a female domination focused empire. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). The human sacrifice special option i've only ever seen give 20%. This item will only be visible in searches to you, your friends, and admins. It's not as bad as it sounds, because there are always ways to workaround council resistance to some decisions (favors, changing councilors, making friends, temporary exceeding the demesne limit). Ansgaar Project Attempt 2 Paradox Interactive Forums . Since Romuvan holy order, Choose ammbition "Become the King of Lithuania" that provides you unlimited subjugation. However, it is good when you expanded before reformation, and want to settle down and rely more on our vassals and domain rather than stats of our ruler. What are your current builds. Haruspicy has a chance of backfiring based on how much gold you spend, and sacrificing a prisoner has a chance to give you a double sized buff. Get a good weapon. According to the wiki, reformed Germanic still gets a +30% to levy, but it is lost if you choose Unyielding, Unrelenting, or Amimalistic, so avoid any of those. Warmongering fits in with the rest of the Germanic qualities. Use the trait IDs with commands like add_trait and remove_trait to add, remove and change them. Engage in courtly intrigue, dynastic struggles, and holy warfare in mediæval Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India, the steppes and Tibet. You need to sign in or create an account to do that. "Blood of Attila" or "Ashina Blood" - children can become mercenaries (solves the unlanded son problem and gives them the "Adventurer" trait (and, potentially, "Brave", "Diligent", "Cruel", "Wroth", "Venerious disease", "Great Pox", "Drunkard", so call them back after 5 years, if you consider them as your heirs). Enatic Clans is fun because you can make all your heirs Shieldmaidens for an extra bonus trait. Ck2 Tezalovic Episode 55 A Great Conquest A Great Holy War . Haruspicy + Astrology is pretty good but I would use that for a later playthrough for non vikings. Norse raiders can travel throughout the river system (mainly through Rus) 4. In this series for the newest DLC for CK2 I will be trying for the new By Jupiter achievement. A sequel, Crusader Kings III, was released on September 1, 2020. This means leaving all the council privileges on. I also went Temporal and Proselytising for the GHWs. Perhaps, it's best to put cavalry in the centre, because then it can flank in any direction and deal more damage for all three enemy flanks, when they retreat. Combined with Haruspicy, you can get various buffs from sacrificing prisoners, but I can't remember which ones besides the morale before war, sorry. Leading armies as part of the wolf lodge gives you an even greater chance of capturing enemy commanders - I've seen up to 8 captured at once in a single battle. For the traits, clearly Sons of Ragnorok should be one. Please see the. To spread your reformed religion peacefully, marry Reformed Germanic women to pagan men in the east. Navigating rivers means you can freely raid all of the russian areas, and while you may not prepare invasions, youlld be pleasantly surprised when your vassals do and gobble up entire new kingdoms without you having to … If you are extremely lucky, you can all… The Pagan religion appears for characters in the history files, representing pre-Christian Irish and pr… Ylving's Östergötland resides in the De jure of Norway) 2. Don't use the "Search for a court physician" option, because you can find better candidates yourself. Leading troops personally in the province, where the adventurer is, also helps. But for metagame reasons, you can already sacrifice prisoners at the blot + not sure what buffs you get by doing so. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CrusaderKings community. I've read somewhere there is a possible synergy with Bloodthirsty Gods? Getting a for-fun CB with warmongering + roleplaying. There will be more frequent rebellions, which will drain your vassals' treasuries, which means that they will not be investing in buildings. I got the dreaded bloodline on Ragnar with these same reforms, after sacrificing 130 people to Odin. The defensive bonuses are further increased by pagan attrition and, should you choose it, Unyielding reformation doctrine, as well as bonuses from warrior lodge, Recommended settings for the Ironman mode with achievements, Although, theoretically you can marry a Romuvan wife and convert to her religion or hire a Romuvan tutor and educate your children in his culture, it's easier to start as one of the Baltic rulers for a Romuva playthrough. It is only visible to you. The battles have three phases: skirmish, melee and pursuit (in that order). Reformation history has tended, since the 1980s, to relativise Luther’s importance, emphasising the medieval origins of his theological insights, the variety of more-or-less simultaneous calls for reform that sprang up across Europe and the vital importance of the political and social contexts in which the events of the Reformation unfolded. New Romuva Great Holy War Trait Hound Of Dievas Crusaderkings . If the Nile was navigable, this would change my stance completely, but otherwise I always raid by the coasts as these tend to be the richer provinces. That's incredibly well written, thank you! Another popular formation is pikemen or Scottish pikemen only. 1: It's mutually exclusive with Unrelenting. That's why what they lack in strength, they compensate in numbers. Unreformed pagans do not convert people this way so once a religion takes hold, it will inevitably spread. Light infantry is just a back up for other units to absorb part of the damage. You generally want your army to cover all three phases and it's a good idea to organise your army into specialised flanks so that one flanks consists mainly of cavalry, the second mainly of heavy infantry or pikemen and the third one mainly of archers. This circumvents the "Surrender of Maine event," and basically seals France's fate. 3. Not sure how good prepard invasions actually are, considering you already have plenty of land when your reform. Getting buffs before war, then again not sure what or if it has a chance of backfiring(?). CK2 Trait IDs Below is a seachable table of all 443 trait IDs from Crusader Kings II on Steam (PC / Mac). All rights reserved. The -10/-15 feudal opinion could be annoying once you convert your holdings. Reform the Hellenic Faith. With bloodthirsty there is a human sacrifice option. After reformation, you will suffer attrition in pagan lands, but you can easily counter that by building forts and raising your military organisation to level 4 and beyond. However, it has been argued that they still need around 20% heavy infantrymen to withstand damage and trigger the shieldwall tactic. That was historically an aspect of them. A few centuries after the Reformation you will have more blessed bloodlines than you can keep track of, if you chose the "Ancestor Veneration" + "Temporal"/"Hierocratic" doctrine combination. Crusader Kings II is a grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages, developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings.The game was released on February 14, 2012. First, you should know that different kingdoms have different importance for different religions. As I've said in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, all those options are good, the only question is, which of them is optimal. Maybe if England or Scotland are formed but once you gain access to Great Holy War CB (or the Alexander line) you can do it anyway. I'm probably going to play as Tengri for my next Pagan game, since I've never done horselords before. First of all, don't marry title claimants outside your realm to minimise the chance of adventurers. Religion is an important element of Crusader Kings 3.Often, an area or person’s faith dictates your relationship with them. Can you achieve fame and fortune for your noble family, or will your names be forgotten to history? Being able to reform and not take prepared invasions just gives you so many more options for a non-blobbing reformed Norse game. Unless you are reforming into a friendly trader viking religion lol. When they are still heirs, make them commanders, so that your marshal can improve their martial skills and traits. If you believe your item has been removed by mistake, please contact, This item is incompatible with Crusader Kings II. The goal? Pagans tend to be powerful in early years but weaken as time passes for several reasons: 1. This was to prevent the game from crashing when nomads/tribals raze a holy site. Because a majority of Tengri land belong to nomads, they have no temples in most of their holy sites, forcing the player to build them. "Blood of Lodbrok" - unlocks pirate traits and events. Good commanders maximise the chance of a good tactic and minimise the chance of a bad tactic, even if they have bad traits that trigger them (e.g., craven, wroth). Note that there four types of generic retinues that contain archers in different proportions (in some retinues archers are the main force and in some they are for backup, so there are multiple possible flank combinations). So, if it's your first ruler, proceed with the reformation; if it's your second ruler, use the subjugation CB against some large large duchy for the last time and then proceed with the reformation. Navigating rivers means you can freely raid all of the russian areas. Those are the MRs and being able to raid a bunch of cities without having to first sack a castle is pretty neat. In general, no, unless you prefer primogeniture over eldership. If you grant viceroyalties, non-viceroy vassals will dislike you for that, whereas viceroy vassals will start to grant out titles like candies within their viceroyalties or to revoke them, contributing to bordergore. But you can do that without suffering attrition only if they are not too far from your realm. Sons of Ragnarok doesn't really fit my playstyle as I dislike my vassals going to war and instead prefer to determine my empires expansion. Generally, Meritocracy is … Generally, you want to adopt laws that expand your demesne and vassal limit. I don't know what your trying to Romuva and I don't see an explanation on how to Romuva anything. Unreformed Romuva get 10% levy size and 30% garrison size (both bonuses change to 20% after reformation). The best are the Angelic Guardian, Immortal and Green Armor. Stability is useful for the no short reign penalty and ability to improve your heir. For example, Baltic warriors (heavy infantry) are not good for skirmish or pursue, but they can take so much damage, that excelling at just one phase (melee) allows them to withstand all the harassment in the skirmish phase and still do a lot of damage in the melee phase (especially with all the building upgrades and matching general traits). Whenever you get sick, stressed or depressed in a critical moment choose the family, theology or hunting focus. This is another straightforward task - just keep expanding until you control enough, Although adopting feudalism temporarily reduces the number of available troops to you (you can't call to arms anymore), as an emperor you should be able to defend against any threats, especially if you have vassalized, How to survive battles, duels and diseases. Sons of Ragnarok rolls like 3 features of the unreformed faith into one. I however don't think it's fun and like to combine my heavy infantry with some pikemen. Sending your spymaster and loyal concubines with high intrigue skill to the court where the adventurer resides helps. It might be you or you can inherit it at some point. They all are tier 4 armor sets, which have the same requirements as the tier 4 weapons. However, the longer the faith goes unreformed, the weaker it becomes. It's a very good bloodline, because it unlocks invasion CB. Assassinate them. Make sure that they like you a lot. There are some additional clothing (an arm band) and book artifacts that improve the PC skill. Flank specialisation is also important for triggering some good unit-specific tactics (e.g., shieldwall) and avoiding bad ones, because you mixed units too much. Don't duel old (>50 years), sick or handicapped characters, because you will dishonor yourself and some characters will dislike you for that. You can read about all the different cultural retinues. Also a free CB with warmongering, Hermetics op but the warrior lodge fits the theme of raiding, warmongering vikings better, Rn im leaning either towards Wincest+Ragnarok or Wincest Bloodthirsty Gods, maybe there are more possible synergies(?). Subjugation CB allows you to take over the kingdom that your primary title resides in (eg. For Romuvans the greatest PC bonus (+16) is from the Axe of Perkunas, which one of the Baltic rulers possesses. Light and heavy cavalry excel at pursuit phase (although, stat-wise HC is also good at melee and LC is also good at skirmish). Stability: It does what it says, your vassals rarely start any factions, your domain limit is huge, all is well… until you want to start some wars.It is really painful to expand with CBs at our disposal as Peaceful religion. Will go for it then. You can get Castille & Aragon sometimes even if they hate each other. 2 : It disables the inherited bonus levies from Tengri and Germanic Paganism. Bloodthirsty Gods sacrifices give you a chance to found a bloodline. But don't duel craven characters, because they will refuse duels. Bloodlines improve the PC skill (most of them), give prestige and opinion boost and unlock new mechanics. Sons of Ragnarok is Germanic specific and should probably not be removed unless you really really want to go in another direction IMO. Different units excel at different phases and you can see their attack and defence values for each phase by hovering over them in your army window. Holy Orders Crusader Kings Ii Wiki . as I dislike my vassals going to war and instead prefer to determine my empires expansion. After reformation, you will suffer attrition in pagan lands, but you can easily counter that by building forts and raising your military organisation to level 4 and beyond. I went with Stability + Meritocracy on my immortal fylkir run. 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