EU4 karma Console Command

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karma Command
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This command will add karma to the specified country.

karma [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of karma you want to add.


The country tag of the country you wish to add karma to. If not specified, it will be added to your country.

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Quick Overview

The karma command in Europa Universalis IV is used to modify the player's karma level.

It's specific to countries following Buddhist religions.

By entering this command followed by a number, you can add or subtract from your country's present karma level. The value can be positive or negative.

For instance, if you type karma 10, 10 karma points will be added.

Conversely, entering karma -10 will result in a reduction of 10 karma points.

In-Depth Description

The karma command in Europa Universalis IV is mainly used in the game if your nation follows a Buddhist religion.

The command allows you to add a specific amount of karma to your nation. Karma is a unique mechanic in the game that is only applicable to the nations following a Buddhist religion.

In EU4, karma governs two key aspects: diplomatic reputation and discipline.

When you have a neutral karma (values close to zero), you achieve a balanced diplomatic reputation and discipline. However, if you drift too far into negative or positive karma, it begins to affect your nation adversely. High karma reduces discipline whereas low karma reduces the diplomatic reputation.

So, if you find your nation drifting too far into negative karma (which can occur due to engaging in offensive wars, aggression, etc.), you can use the karma command to balance it back towards neutral to avoid the adverse effects. Similarly, excessive positive karma can also be counteracted.

You use this command by typing karma [amount] in the console. Replace [amount] with the amount of karma you want to add. For example, if you want to add 20 karma, you would type karma 20.

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 .