I am currently overflowing with money as the Ottomans through trade and tax income from my many provinces, but to keep up with the large European nations I have a constant need for more monarch power (administrative, diplomatic and military points).

As far as I know the best way to actively increase my monarch point income is by hiring better advisors.

As money is not an issue, I could easily hire lvl 3 advisors in all categories, but unfortunately the candidates I get often are only lvl 1 or lvl 2.

Is there a way to influence the candidates for advisor slots to become better? (i.e. expensive level 3 advisors) I know this is random to a large degree and that you can get an additional advisor slot through ideas, but I am looking for any way to boost the quality of the candidates.

  • Don't think this would actually work, but will a new advisor spawn every time you hire one? If so, and money is no issue, you could keep hiring/firing lvl 1 advisors, untill a lvl 3 advisor appeared.
    – Nix
    Jun 22, 2014 at 11:35

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If I'm not wrong, you can get more available advisors through idea paths.

For example, the economic path opens one advisor slot :


So does the administrative one.


With the centralization bonus (from the economic path), I can choose from 4 different advisors :

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And this for each type of advisor.

That should help you to get better advisors.

  • 2
    Other ways to get additional advisors include becoming emperor or papal controller.
    – Lawton
    Aug 22, 2013 at 16:32
  • 3
    "I know . . . that you can get an additional advisor slot through ideas, but I am looking for any way to boost the quality of the candidates." [emphasis mine] Aug 25, 2013 at 5:03
  • Yes, you're right, I missed that one. Aug 26, 2013 at 19:33

Have a lot of money. From my experience your available advisor "level" IE cost is dependent on how much money you have available.

If your poor you will likely only have 2 level 1, and 1 level 2 advisor. IF your filthy rich you will likely get at least 1 level 3 advisor available.

Hope that helps.


With the Cossacks expansion, you can have each estate provide you with a level 3 advisor (at the cost of loyalty if my memory serves me right) which will cost half the price per month (9 ducats instead of 18).

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