All console commands in Crusader Kings 3

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If Crusader Kings II was anything to go by, people will no doubt love to cheat in Crusader Kings 3. The game has a non-ironman cheat menu available that players can get stuck into if they so wish to. Here’s how to access it.

How to enable commands

To begin inputting in console commands and cheats into your game, you must launch the game in debug mode. Steam players can activate this by right-clicking Crusader Kings 3 in your Steam library, heading to properties, selecting the General tab, and then clicking the Launch Options button. When that window pops up, type in -debug_mode.

Windows 10 versions of Crusader Kings 3 can create a notepad document and save the following line as a batch file (.bat). This file opens the Windows 10 version of Crusader Kings 3 in debug mode.

  • start shell:AppsFolder\ParadoxInteractive.ProjectTitus_zfnrdv2de78ny!App -debug_mode

When your version of Crusader Kings 3 is in debug mode, you can open up the console. Do this by pressing the tilde key (`) or by pressing Shift-Alt-C. This will open a command line on the screen. You can close the command line by repeating those key combinations.

How to use commands

To enter commands for your own character simply type in the command, followed by the ID that you want to apply to your character. The game will automatically assume the command is applying to your character if no other character is selected.

To apply traits and commands to other characters, you need to find the character ID. To do this, simply hover over the character portrait of someone to get their ID. Then you can input the command, the character number, and the desired outcome for commands to work on other characters.

It is also worth mentioning that making a value a minus will lower the value of the command. On certain command lines, players can press tab to get a selection of options. This feature normally works when selecting relationship IDs, religious IDs, culture IDs, and the like.

All console commands

CommandEffect
ageAdds [amount] of age to [character id].
add_claimAdds a pressed claim on [title id] to [character id].
add_doctrineAdds [doctrine id] to [faith id].
add_dreadAdds [amount] of dread to [character id].
add_maaAdds [regiment id] of of men-at-arms to [character id].
add_perkAdds [perk id] to [character id].
add_pietyAdds [amount] of piety to the player character.
add_prestigeAdds [amount] of prestige to the player character.
add_realm_lawPasses [law id] to the realm of [character id].
add_realm_law_skip_effectsAdds [law id] to the realm of [character id].
add_relationAdds [relation id] between [character id] and [character id].
add_secretAdds [secret id] to the player character.
add_stressAdds [amount] of stress to [character id].
add_title_lawAdds [succession law id] to [title id].
add_traitAdds [trait id] to [character id].
add_lifestyle_xp_allAdds [amount] of experience to all lifestyles of [character id].
add_diplomacy_lifestyle_xpAdds [amount] of diplomacy lifestyle experience to [character id].
add_martial_lifestyle_xpAdds [amount] of martial lifestyle experience to [character id].
add_stewardship_lifestyle_xpAdds [amount] of stewardship lifestyle experience to [character id].
add_intrigue_lifestyle_xpAdds [amount] of intrigue lifestyle experience to [character id].
add_learning_lifestyle_xpAdds [amount] of learning lifestyle experience to [character id].
change_cultureChanges the culture of [county id] to [culture id].
change_development_levelAdds [amount] of development to [county id].
change_fervorAdds [amount] of fervor to [faith id].
change_diplomacyAdds [amount] of diplomacy skill to [character id].
change_martialAdds [amount] of martial skill to [character id].
change_stewardshipAdds [amount] of stewardship skill to [character id].
change_intrigueAdds [amount] of intrigue skill to [character id].
change_learningAdds [amount] of learning skill to [character id].
change_prowessAdds [amount] of prowess skill to [character id], if no character is specified then the player character.
clear_character_modifiersRemoves all character modifiers from [character id].
clear_title_lawsRemoves all title succession laws from [title id].
clear_traitsRemoves all traits from [character id].
discover_all_erasDiscovers all innovations for the culture of [character id].
discover_eraDiscovers [era id] and all its innovations for the player character’s culture.
discover_fascinationDiscovers the current fascination for the culture of [character id].
discover_innovationDiscovers [innovation id] for the culture of [character id].
dynasty_prestigeAdds [amount] of renown to [dynasty id], if no dynasty is specified then the player character’s dynasty.
end_schemesAll schemes targeting the player character are abandoned.
eventTriggers [event id].
gain_all_dynasty_perksBuys all dynasty legacies for the dynasty of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character’s.
gain_all_perksGives all lifestyle perks to [character id].
give_titleGives [title id] to [character id].
goldAdds [amount] of gold to the player character.
instabuildHoldings and buildings in the player character’s domain are finished in a day. Entering it again disables it.
instant_birthPregnancies last a day. Entering it again disables it.
join_eraEnters [era id] for the culture of [character id], if no character is specified then the player character’s.
killKills [character id].
know_schemesDiscovers all schemes targeting the player character.
merge_cultureChanges the culture of all counties of [culture id] to [culture id].
pregnancyImpregnates female [character id] with father [character id].
remove_doctrineRemoves [doctrine id] from [faith id].
remove_nickRemoves the current nickname from [character id].
remove_relationRemoves [relation id] between [character id] and [character id].
remove_traitRemoves [trait id] from [character id].
set_cultureChanges the culture to [culture id] for [character id].
set_dreadSets the dread to [amount] for [character id].
set_faithChanges the faith to [faith id] for [character id].
set_focusSets the focus to [focus id] for [character id].
set_nickGives [nickname id] to [character id].
set_sexualityChanges the sexual orientation to [sexuality id] for [character id].
set_stressSets the stress to [amount] for [character id].
set_diplomacySets the diplomacy skill to [amount] for [character id].
set_martialSets the martial skill to [amount] for [character id].
set_stewardshipSets the stewardship skill to [amount] for [character id].
set_intrigueSets the intrigue skill to [amount] for [character id].
set_learningSets the learning skill to [amount] for [character id].
set_prowessSets the prowess skill to [amount] for [character id].
yesmenAI characters accept all proposals. Entering it again disables it.
A list of commands available to players.

Trait IDs

TraitID
Naive Appeasereducation_diplomacy_1
 Adequate Bargainereducation_diplomacy_2
 Charismatic Negotiatoreducation_diplomacy_3
 Grey Eminenceeducation_diplomacy_4
 Misguided Warrioreducation_martial_1
 Tough Soldiereducation_martial_2
 Skilled Tacticianeducation_martial_3
 Brilliant Strategisteducation_martial_4
 Indulgent Wastreleducation_stewardship_1
 Thrifty Clerkeducation_stewardship_2
 Fortune Buildereducation_stewardship_3
 Midas Touchededucation_stewardship_4
 Amateurish Plottereducation_intrigue_1
 Flamboyant Trickstereducation_intrigue_2
 Intricate Webweavereducation_intrigue_3
 Elusive Shadoweducation_intrigue_4
 Conscientious Scribeeducation_learning_1
 Insightful Thinkereducation_learning_2
 Astute Intellectualeducation_learning_3
 Mastermind Philosophereducation_learning_4
 Bumbling Squireeducation_martial_prowess_1
 Confident Knighteducation_martial_prowess_2
 Formidable Bannereteducation_martial_prowess_3
 Famous Championeducation_martial_prowess_4
Education traits
TraitCommand
Ambitiousambitious
Arrogantarrogant
Arbitraryarbitrary
Bravebrave
Callouscallous
Calmcalm
Chastechaste
Compassionatecompassionate
Contentcontent
Cravencraven
Cynicalcynical
Diligentdiligent
Deceitfuldecietful
Ficklefickle
Forgivingforgiving
Generousgenerous
Gluttonousgluttonous
Greedygreedy
Gregariousgregarious
Honesthonest
Humblehumble
Impatientimpatient
Justjust
Lustfullustful
Lazylazy
Paranoidparanoid
Patientpatient
Sadisticsadistic
Shyshy
Stubbornstubborn
Temperatetemperate
Trustingtrusting
Vengefulvengeful
Wrathfulwrathful
ZealousZealous
Personality traits
TraitID
 Homelybeauty_bad_1
 Uglybeauty_bad_2
 Hideousbeauty_bad_3
 Comelybeauty_good_1
 Handsome / Prettybeauty_good_2
 Beautifulbeauty_good_3
 Slowintellect_bad_1
 Stupidintellect_bad_2
 Imbecileintellect_bad_3
 Quickintellect_good_1
 Intelligentintellect_good_2
 Geniusintellect_good_3
 Delicatephysique_bad_1
 Frailphysique_bad_2
 Feeblephysique_bad_3
 Halephysique_good_1
 Robustphysique_good_2
 Amazonian / Herculeanphysique_good_3
Congenital traits
TraitID
AdministratorAdministrator
Architectarchitect
Augustaugust
Avariciousavaricious
Celibatecelibate
Diplomatdiplomat
Family Firstfamily_first
Gallantgallant
Herbalistlifestyle_herbalist
Overseeroverseer
Schemerschemer
Scholarscholar
Seducerseducer
Strategiststrategist
Theologiantheologian
Torturertorturer
Whole of Bodywhole_of_body
 Aspiring Blademasterblademaster_1
 Blademasterblademaster_2
 Legendary Blademasterblademaster_3
 Novice Hunterhunter_1
 Hunterhunter_2
 Master Hunterhunter_3
 Wise Man / Wise Womanmystic_1
 Mysticmystic_2
 Miracle Workermystic_3
 Eager Revelerreveler_1
 Famous Revelerreveler_2
 Legendary Revelerreveler_3
 Novice Physicianphysician_1
 Physicianphysician_2
 Renowned Physicianphysician_3
Lifestyle traits
TraitID
Dulldull
Disfigureddisfigured
Eunucheunuch
One Eyedone_eyed
One Leggedone_legged
Scarredscarred
Shrewdshrewd
Strongstrong
Weakweak
Physical Traits
TraitID
Aggressive Attackeraggressive_attacker
Cautious Leadercautious_leader
Flexible Leaderflexible_leader
Forderforder
Forest Fighterforest_fighter
Holy Warriorholy_warrior
Logisticianlogistician
Jungle Stalkerjungle_stalker
Military Engineermilitary_engineer
Open Terrain Expertopen_terrain_expert
Organizerorganizer
Reaverreaver
Recklessreckless
Rough Terrain Expertrough_terrain_expert
Unyielding Defenderunyielding_defender
Commander Traits
TraitID
Adultereradulterer
Cannibalcannibal
Deviantdeviant
Dynastic Kinslayerkinslayer_1
Excommunicatedexcommunicated
Familial Kinslayerkinslayer_2
Fornicatorfornicator
Incestuousincestuous
Kinslayerkinslayer_3
Sodomitesodomite
Witchwitch
Criminal / evil traits
TraitID
Athleticathletic
Confiderconfider
Contritecontrite
Comfort Eatercomfort_eater
Drunkarddrunkard
Flagellentflagellent
Hashishiyahhashishiyah
Henbane Addicthenbane_addict
Improvidentimprovident
InappeteticInappetetic
Irritableirritable
Journallerjournaller
Opium Addledopium_addled
Profligateprofligate
Rakishrakish
Reclusivereclusive
Reactionary and coping traits
TraitID
Bossybossy
Charmingcharming
Curiouscurious
Pensivepensive
Rowdyrowdy
Childhood traits
TraitID
Blindblind
Bubonic Plaguebubonic_plague
Brutally Mangledwounder_3
Cancercancer
Consumptionconsumption
Gout Riddengout ridden
Great Poxgreat_pox
Illill
Impotentimpotent
Inbredinbred
Incapableincapable
Infirminfirm
Leperleper
Lover’s poxlovers_pox
Maimedmaimed
Pneumoniapneumonic
Severely Injuredwounder_2
Sicklysickly
Smallpoxsmallpox
Woundedwounder_1
Typhustyphus
Health traits
TraitID
Bastardbastard
Bastard Founderbastard_founder
Born in the Purpleborn_in_the_purple
Consortchild_of_concubine
Denounceddenounced
Disinheriteddisinherited
Disputed Heritagedisputed_heritage
Legitimized Bastardlegitmized_bastard
Reincarnationreincarnation
Twintwin
Wild Oatwild_oat
Birth traits
TraitID
Saoshyantsaoshyant
Sayyidsayyid
Paragonparagon
The Savioursaviour
Descendant traits
TraitID
Adventureradventurer
Augustusaugustus
Berserkerberserker
Chakravartichakravarti
Crusadercrusader_king
Devoteddevoted
Greatest of Khansgreatest_of_khans
Heresiarchheresiarch
Murderermurderer
Order Memberorder_member
Peasant Leaderpeasant_leader
Pilgrimpilgrim
Pregnantpregnant
Saintsaint
Varangianvarangian
Warrior of the Faithfaith_warrior
Event traits

Testing Commands

clearClears console history.
effectExecutes a scripted effect.
faction_spawnSpawns [faction type] if there are valid counties or courtiers to create it.
generate_cadet_coaGenerates a new coat of arms for the player character’s house.
helpPrints the description of [command], if empty lists all console commands.
instamoveArmies move one barony per day. (Affects AI as well as the player)
map_editorOpens the map editor.
nomenAI characters refuse all proposals. Entering it again disables it.
observeEnters observer mode.
playSwitches character to [character id].
portrait_editorOpens the portrait editor.
runExecutes the commands in [file name]. The txt file must be placed in Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/run.
set_is_aiAllows the AI to control [character id].
set_is_playerDisallows the AI to control [character id].
Commands aimed at testers and mod makers.