EU4 devotion Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
devotion Command
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This command sets the devotion of the country with the specified tag to the specified amount. If you do not specify a country tag as a second argument, the command will apply to the devotion of the country you are currently playing as.

devotion [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of devotion.


Optional. The country tag of the country that you wish to change the devotion of. If you do not specify a country tag here, your own country will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use devotion.

devotion 50

This cheat code would set the devotion of the nation that you are playing as to 50.

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Quick Overview

The devotion command in Europa Universalis IV is used to manually set the devotion level of a theocracy.

The devotion level is an aspect of gameplay specific to countries with a theocratic form of government. Devotion has several impacts on the country, including influencing its tax income, prestige, and papal influence.

By adjusting this value, players can therefore make meaningful changes to the performance and capabilities of their theocratic nations.

In-Depth Description

The devotion command in Europa Universalis IV is used to set the devotion value of a Theocracy. Devotion is a unique mechanic for theocracies, much like legitimacy for monarchies or republican tradition for republics. It represents the religious fervor and moral authority of your government.

In detail, using the devotion command sets the devotion of the current nation's government to a specific value that you can define. For instance, if you were to type devotion 50, it would set your nation's devotion to 50.

The devotion command can be particularly helpful since having a high devotion provides additional benefits to the country. These benefits include increased tax revenue, better diplomatic reputation, and a reduction of unrest within the country. Therefore, it's a tool that assists in managing your nation's stability, economy and political standing.

You should use this command if your nation's devotion is low and you're in need of the benefits a high devotion brings or if you're role-playing and want your theocratic nation to reflect a strong religious zeal. However, as with any command, its usage depends on your playstyle and whether or not you prefer to manage aspects of your game manually.

Also, note that the devotion command only works for theocracies. Using it for other types of governments will have no effect.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .