EU4 set_leader_trait Console Command

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set_leader_trait Command
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This command will set your country's military leader's trait to the trait with the specified trait ID.

set_leader_trait [Leader Trait ID]


The ID of the trait you wish to set for your country's military leader.

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Quick Overview

The command set_leader_trait in Europa Universalis IV is used to change the personality trait of a selected leader. This command is used by specifying the type of trait after the command. A leader's trait can influence different factors in the game like the leader's actions or decisions.

Leaders in the game, whether they are monarchs, generals, explorers, or advisers, can possess a variety of traits which have both positive and negative effects on their abilities or influence on the country.

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 .