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De Jure Drift - A Powerful Tool For Expanding Your Empire In Ck2

De jure drift is a powerful tool that can help you create a united kingdom or empire in Crusader Kings 2.

Tom Mohamed
Oct 04, 20232120 Shares44177 Views
In Crusader Kings 2, de jure driftis a process by which titles change their de jure status over time. In other words, a duchy that is not de jure part of a kingdom can become de jure part of that kingdom over time, and a kingdom that is not de jure part of an empire can become de jure part of that empire.
De jure drift is a slow process, but it can be a powerful tool for expanding your empire. By conquering all of the de jure territory for a kingdom or empire, you can eventually make that territory de jure part of your realm. This can help you to avoid rebellions, improve your realm's development, and achieve your other goals.
In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of de jure drift, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage. We will also look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of de jure drift, and provide some tips for speeding up the process.

How To Use Ck2 De Jure Drift

Here are the details about how to use de jure drift,

Identify The De Jure Borders Of Your Target Kingdom Or Empire

The first step is to identify the de jure borders of the kingdom or empire that you want to drift. You can do this by looking at the de jure map mode. This map mode shows you the de jure borders of all of the kingdoms and empires in the game.

Conquer All Of The De Jure Territory For Your Current Title

King in battlefield with his army
King in battlefield with his army
The next step is to conquer all of the de jure territory for your current title. This means that you need to own all of the counties, duchies, and kingdoms that are de jure part of your title.

Make Sure That You Are The Primary Title Holder Of The De Jure Kingdom Or Empire

The third step is to make sure that you are the primary title holder of the de jure kingdom or empire. This means that you need to be the one who holds the highest title in the kingdom or empire. For example, if you want to drift the duchy of Lancaster into the kingdom of England, you need to be the king of England.

Wait 100 Years For The De Jure Drift To Complete

The final step is to wait 100 years for the de jure drift to complete. This is the amount of time it takes for a duchy to drift into a kingdom, and for a kingdom to drift into an empire.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using de jure drift,
  • You can only use de jure drift to drift territory that is de jure part of your current title. You cannot drift territory that is de jure part of another title.
  • You cannot use de jure drift to drift territory that is held by a vassal of yours. You need to personally hold the territory in order for it to drift.
  • De jure drift can be sped up by granting de jure territory to your vassals. This is because your vassals will then improve the development of the territory, which will make it more likely to drift.

The Benefits Of De Jure Drift

Here are the details about the benefits of de jure drift,

How Can De Jure Drift Help You Expand Your Empire?

De jure drift can help you expand your empire by allowing you to slowly and passively acquire territory that is de jure part of your realm. This can be a great way to expand your empire without having to go to war.
For example, let's say you are the king of France and you want to conquer the duchy of Burgundy. You could either go to war with the duke of Burgundy and try to conquer the duchy by force, or you could wait 100 years for the duchy to drift into your realm. If you choose to wait for the duchy to drift, you will not have to fight a war and you will not have to spend any money or manpower.

How Can De Jure Drift Help You Avoid Rebellions?

Blackfyre rebellion game interface
Blackfyre rebellion game interface
De jure drift can also help you avoid rebellions. This is because vassals are less likely to rebel against their liege if they are the de jure vassals of that liege.
For example, let's say you are the king of France and you have a vassal who owns the duchy of Burgundy. If the duchy of Burgundy is de jure part of the kingdom of France, the vassal is less likely to rebel against you. However, if the duchy of Burgundy is not de jure part of the kingdom of France, the vassal is more likely to rebel against you.

How Can De Jure Drift Help You Improve Your Realm's Development?

De jure drift can also help you improve your realm's development. This is because de jure territory tends to be more developed than non-de jure territory.
For example, let's say you are the king of France and you have a vassal who owns the duchy of Burgundy. If the duchy of Burgundy is de jure part of the kingdom of France, the duchy is more likely to be developed than if it were not de jure part of the kingdom of France.
This is because the vassal will be more likely to invest in the development of the duchy if it is de jure part of the kingdom of France. This is because the vassal will know that the duchy will eventually become part of their realm.

The Drawbacks Of De Jure Drift

Here are the details about the drawbacks of de jure drift,
  • It takes a long time. De jure drift takes 100 years to complete. This means that you cannot use it to quickly expand your empire.
  • It is not always reliable. De jure drift can be stopped by a number of factors, such as a rebellion or a war.
  • It can be difficult to control. You cannot control where or when de jure drift will occur.
  • It can be costly. You may need to spend money and manpower to improve the development of de jure territory in order to speed up the drift.

Limitations Of De Jure Drift

Limitations Of De Jure Drift ck2 interface
Limitations Of De Jure Drift ck2 interface
  • De jure drift can only be used to drift territory that is de jure part of your current title. You cannot drift territory that is de jure part of another title.
  • De jure drift can only be used to drift territory that is held by you personally. You cannot drift territory that is held by a vassal of yours.

Risks Of Using De Jure Drift

  • If the territory that is drifting is not de jure part of your current title, it could eventually be claimed by another ruler.
  • If the territory that is drifting is held by a vassal of yours, the vassal could rebel against you and take the territory with them.
  • If the territory that is drifting is not developed, it could be a drain on your resources.

Tips For Speeding Up De Jure Drift

Here are the details about the tips for speeding up de jure drift,

Use Your Chancellor To Fabricate Claims On De Jure Territory

Your chancellor can fabricate claims on de jure territory that you do not currently own. This will allow you to conquer the territory and start the de jure drift process sooner.

Use Your Steward To Improve Your Realm's Development

The development of a territory affects the likelihood of de jure drift. The higher the development, the more likely the drift is to occur. You can improve the development of a territory by building new buildings, educating your vassals, and participating in the Feasts and Fairs events.

Grant De Jure Territory To Your Vassals

Territory To Your Vassals in Ck2 game
Territory To Your Vassals in Ck2 game
When you grant de jure territory to your vassals, they will be more likely to improve the development of the territory. This will make it more likely that the territory will drift into your realm.

Marry Your Children To The Heirs Of De Jure Territory

If you marry your children to the heirs of de jure territory, you will increase the chances of inheriting the territory. This is because the children of your children will be your heirs, and they will inherit the territory of their spouse.
Here are some additional tips,
  • Keep your realm stable. Rebellions and wars can disrupt de jure drift.
  • Make sure that you are the primary title holder of the de jure kingdom or empire. This is required for de jure drift to occur.
  • Be patient. De jure drift takes 100 years to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The De Jure Standards?

De jure standards refer to standards that are established by law, while de facto standards are standards that are based on facts but not formally recognized. These terms can be applied to a wide range of contexts, but they are most often used to describe certain business, legal, or political situations.

Is There De Jure Drift In CK 3?

In Crusader King's III you may see next to your territory someone else's territory fading into your color. This is known as the De Jure Drift and I will explain everything that is involved with it and how to speed up its process.

What Is The Difference Between De Facto And De Jure Segregation?

Judicial rulings and legislation passed during the era of the Civil Rights Movement ended de jure segregation, separation that was mandated by law and enforced by the government. But de facto segregation — separation that exists even though laws do not require it — persists to the present day.

Conclusion

De jure drift is a powerful tool that can be used to expand your empire in Crusader Kings 2. It is a slow process, but it can be very effective if you use it correctly.
To use de jure drift, you need to first identify the de jure borders of the kingdom or empire that you want to drift. You can do this by looking at the de jure map mode. Once you have identified the de jure borders, you need to conquer all of the de jure territory for your current title.
After you have conquered all of the de jure territory for your current title, you need to wait 100 years for the de jure drift to complete. You can speed up the drift by granting de jure territory to your vassals, improving the development of the territory, and marrying your children to the heirs of de jure territory.
De jure drift is a great way to expand your empire without having to go to war. It can also help you avoid rebellions and improve your realm's development. However, it is important to keep in mind that de jure drift takes a long time and is not always reliable.
If you are patient and use de jure drift correctly, you can use it to create a powerful empire in Crusader Kings 2.
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