Stellaris effect country_add_ethic = Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

effect country_add_ethic = Command

Console command

This command adds an ethic with the specified ethic ID to the player's empire.

effect country_add_ethic = [Ethic ID]


The ID of the ethic you wish to add to your empire.


Here are examples of how to use effect country_add_ethic =.

effect country_add_ethic = ethic_authoritarian
This command will add the 'Authoritarian' ethic to the selected celestial body.
effect country_add_ethic = ethic_egalitarian
This command will add the 'Egalitarian' ethic to the selected celestial body.
effect country_add_ethic = ethic_spiritualist
This command will add the 'Spiritualist' ethic to the selected celestial body.
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Quick Overview

This command in Stellaris adds a specific ethic (principles that guide a species' behavior) to the player's empire.

You simply need to input the [ethic id] of the ethic you wish to add.

However, you should be careful as each ethic has an 'ethic point' cost and an empire cannot have more than 3 ethic points.

If you try to add an ethic and it exceeds the 3 point limit, the game will automatically remove the ethic(s) with the lowest attraction within your empire to compensate.

In-Depth Description

The Stellaris command effect country_add_ethic = allows you to add an ethic to your empire.

This command is designed to give your empire a core belief that influences its governance and attitudes. The game has different types of ethics - from militarist to pacifist, spiritualist to materialist, xenophobe to xenophile, you can equip your empire with the ethic that most suits your strategic needs.

The parameter [ethic id] is a place where you input the identifier or code that corresponds to the ethic you wish to add. Each ethic in Stellaris has its own unique ID.

However, it's important to note that using this command to add more than 3 ethic points to your empire will result in the removal of least attractive ethics.

There's a specific balance within your empire's belief system, and exceeding that limit results in some beliefs being discarded to maintain equilibrium.

This command is especially useful in various situations.

For instance, if you find that your current gameplay strategy isn't working well with your empire's existing ethics, you can use this command to add a new ethic that more appropriately aligns with your strategy.

Conversely, if you're looking to challenge your strategy without starting anew, adding a new ethic to your empire can provide a different perspective and potential for gameplay.

However, it is wise to remember that randomly adding ethics can have unpredictable effects, as they influence how other empires see and interact with you, so should be used when you have a firm grasp of the gameplay implications.

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, 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 .

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