Crusader Kings 3 – How to Fabricate a Claim

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Conquering land, left and right, is what a true ruler would do in Crusader Kings 3. However, to do so, they might need to claim some land.

In Crusader Kings 2, players had to send their diplomat to stand for an eternity in a county and hope that the gods of RNG would grant them a claim.

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Luckily, the devs at Paradox Interactive have blessed players with a much easier way to fabricate claims on their neighbors.

So, to become a renowned conqueror of medieval times, here is how you can fabricate a claim on any county in Crusader Kings 3.

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Fabricate Claim in CK3

To fabricate a claim in CK3, you just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Council tab in the right part of the screen (the light blue throne under the red shield and swords icon).
  2. Next to the 1st person on the left, the Learning advisor (usually a priest), you will see a sign with a hand grabbing a shield. Press it.
  3. The map’s colors will change, and you will now see the counties you can fabricate a claim on. Right-click the county you want to claim.

Depending on the county you want and the skill of your Learning advisor, this can take a few months or a few years.

You will see how long this fabrication will take if you hover your mouse over a county after clicking the Fabricate Claim button.

Crusader Kings 3 How to Fabricate Claim

Green regions are adjacent to your territories and will usually be the fastest to claim. The yellow ones will get a debuff for not being next to you, usually adding a few years to the claim fabrication.

You can also use this mechanic to claim the lands of your vassals, but this will usually take a really long time.

Once the time passes at the claim has been fabricated, you will still need to pay some gold to actually get the claim. You will also have a chance, if your Learning advisor is good, to claim a whole duchy or kingdom using the Fabricate Claim mechanic.

The amount of money you will need to pay for the claims will depend on how long you have played as this dynasty and the rank of your noble title (duke, king, etc.).

Once you have it, you can use the Claim casus belli on your enemy at any time and get the county (or duchy) that you claimed as rightfully yours.

The claim that you get will only work for the character you are using at the moment. Unless you actually attack someone using this claim, your heir will not get the claim you paid your hard-earned gold on.

That’s everything you need to know about how to fabricate claim in Crusader Kings 3!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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