Crusader Kings 3 is a very complex game; indeed, it’s genuinely not for those that don’t like to read and learn how to play games. There’s a lot to take in and understand, and no doubt, players who have played for years still don’t know the ins and outs of everything going on behind the scenes. One such thing is De Jure Drift? What exactly is it? Find out in our CK3 De Jure Drift Guide.
CK3 De Jure Drift Guide
- The entire duchy (i.e., all county titles; baronies are allowed to be outside the realm) is within the realm of the king.
- The king does not hold the crown of the current de jure kingdom to which the duchy belongs.
- The ducal title either does not exist or is held by the king or by the king’s vassal.
- The duchy is not part of the kingdom of Jerusalem.
- The kingdom is its owner’s primary title.
In other words, De jure territory is land that should be held by said title.
At the start of the game, we’ll take England as an example. England is De Jure part of Britannia. If the empire of Francia held all the De Jure territory of the kingdom of England and either holds the title kingdom of England (the emperor of Francia or one of his vassals) or the title has not been created, then the kingdom would ‘drift’ into the empire of Francia.
If the emperor of Francia also holds the title empire of Britannia, then no drift will occur. Counties cannot drift into other duchies. Duchies can drift into other kingdoms, but not empires. That being said, if you hold an empire, and a king tier vassal holds a duchy from another kingdom, that duchy would drift into that vassal kingdom.
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That wraps up our CK3 De Jure Drift Guide. Questions? Concerns? Hit us up in the comment section below!.