Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

These are the ways I've found to gain and lose Piety in Europa Universalis 4 so far:

  • Random events: +/- 10 or 25
  • Declare war: +/- X depending on the target's religion

Twice now in my game as the Ottomans I've been cooking along at +100 Piety when a conversion succeeds. I open the Religion tab only to find I've dropped considerably with no explanation: to +45 one time and +15 the other.

The second time happened very quickly. Within the space of two months starting at 100 Piety my leader died with an heir, I received a -10 Piety random event which should have dropped me to 90, and I converted a province. But the Religion tab showed me at +15 so something must have dropped me to +25.

Do you lose Piety when a leader dies, or does each leader come in with a random Piety?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

According to the Paradox Wiki Muslim Religion section, you lose 75% on death. That fits arithmetically.

When a new ruler succeeds to the throne, the Piety score is reset and 3/4 of the piety score is lost, the new sultan is not assumed to be as impious or as pious as his predecessor.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.