EU4 mandate Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
mandate Command
PlayerDLC: Mandate of Heaven

This command will change the mandate of the Emperor of China to the specified amount. If no amount is set, then the mandate will be set to the maximum value.

mandate [Amount]



The amount you want to change mandate to. The amount can be between 0 and 100.


Here are examples of how to use mandate.

mandate 50

This command will change mandate to 50.

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Quick Overview

The mandate command in Europa Universalis IV is used to modify the level of mandate that the Emperor of China currently holds.

A mandate is an important game mechanic for playing as China, affecting stability, prosperity, and authority. Mandate is a measure of how legitimate the emperor's rule of China is viewed. It scales from 0 to 100.

By not specifying a value, the mandate of the Emperor of China is set to its maximum level.

In-Depth Description

The mandate command in Europa Universalis IV is used to directly change the mandate amount of the Emperor of China.

The concept of Mandate is a unique feature in EU4 that applies only to the Emperor of China. The mandate resource ranges from 0 to 100 points and, among other functions, it affects the morale of armies and the possibility of rebellions.

If used without specifying a value after the command, it will immediately raise the mandate to its maximum level (100).

However, you can also add a certain number (e.g. mandate 50) after the command to make the mandate reach that specific value.

Hence, this command may be helpful in different scenarios.

For example, when your mandate is low and your armies are at the brink of collapsing because of low morale, using this command can be very effective to quickly stabilize your empire.

Similarly, if you see rebellions brewing due to low mandate, this command can ease the tension.

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 .