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Crusader Kings 3 Religions List | All Faiths in CK3

Religion is an important element of Crusader Kings 3. Often, an area or person’s faith dictates your relationship with them. Religion in CK3 also controls marriage doctrines, criminal doctrines, how your clergy works, and any special doctrines. Your faith also influences how you can gain a significant resource in the game, Piety. There is an immense list of religions in CK3, and you can find every one below.

How does Religion work in Crusader Kings 3?

Crusader Kings 3 Religion Details Screen

Each character in the game is assigned a default religion. This is usually closely linked to their culture and region. So, you can expect Europe to be mostly Christian and Pagan, the Middle East and Northern Africa to be Islamic, and the East to be a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism.

Each religion stems from one of three religious families (which are closely linked to region and culture):

  • Abrahamic
  • Eastern
  • Pagan

Within these families, you’ll find a massive amount of different faiths. In fact, religions within the same family don’t necessarily have anything to do with one another. For example, Islam and Christianity are both Abrahamic faiths but are antagonistic to one another.

Instead, it’s best to think of your religion as rivaling every other religion. Here are the different modifiers you can get depending on your faith:

Righteous

  • This faith is considered legitimate:
    • Intermarriage is common.
    • Can Usurp their titles.

Astray

  • Character is of a similar faith (ex. Insular Christian and Catholic):
    • Intermarriage may still happen. Character Opinion: -10
    • Popular Opinion: -15
    • Can Usurp your titles.

Hostile

  • Character’s faith deviates significantly:
    • Intermarriage may still happen.
    • Holy Wars can be waged.
    • Character Opinion: -20
    • Popular Opinion: -30
    • Can start Great Holy War against them.
    • Cannot Usurp their Titles.
    • Can use Holy Orders against them.

Evil

  • This faith is considered anathema:
    • Intermarriage rarely happens.
    • Holy Wars can be waged.
    • Character Opinion: -30
    • Popular Opinion: -45
    • Can start Great Holy Wars against them.
    • Cannot Usurp their titles.
    • Can use Holy Orders against them.

Crusader Kings 3 Holy War Options

These modifiers can be to your detriment when you’re playing a diplomatic character. However, if you are more martially inclined, you can use them to justify military action and conquer lands.

Crusader Kings 3 Religion List

There are 101 default faiths in Crusader Kings 3, and we’ve listed them all below. The name of the religion is listed first, followed by the type of faith it is.

Relligion NameType of Faith
AkomAkan
VidilismBaltic
NangchosBuddist
MahayanaBuddist
VajarayanaBuddist
TheravadaBuddist
AriBuddist
CatholicismChristian
OrthodoxyChristian
CopticChristian
NestorianismChristian
ApostolicChristian
BogomilismChristian
Insular ChristianityChristian
KrstjaniChristian
CatharismChristian
ConversosChristian
WaldensianismChristian
LollarduChristian
IconoclasmChristian
PaulicianismChristian
MessalianismChristian
AdamitismChristian
ManicheanismDualist
MandeaismDualist
SabianismDualist
ValentinianismDualist
SethianismDualist
PriscillianismDualist
CainitismDualist
SuomenuskoFinno-Ugric
HellenismGreco-Roman
BoriHausan
ShaivismHindu
Srikula ShaktismHindu
VaishnavismHindu
SmartismHindu
KrishnaismHindu
Kalikula ShaktismHindu
Advaita VedantaHindu
VvluphixjeHsexje
MelieHsexje
DigambaraJain
SvetambaraJain
YapaniyaJain
KabarismJewish
HaymanotJewish
RabbinismJewish
KaraismJewish
MalabarismJewish
SamaritanismJewish
KushitismKordofanian
SiguismMande
BidaismMande
YazidismMilete
MeshefaresismMilete
KitebacilweismMilete
KiratismMundhum
YumaismMundhum
Ash'arismMuslim
Isma'ilismMuslim
MuwalladismMuslim
MaturidismMuslim
IbadismMuslim
AlmohadismMuslim
ZayidismMuslim
SufrismMuslim
Mu'tazilismMuslim
QuranismMuslim
QarmantianismMuslim
NizarismMuslim
ImamismMuslim
IkhtilafismMuslim
AlawismMuslim
AlevismMuslim
DruzeMuslim
AzraqismMuslim
NajdatismMuslim
AsatruNorse
WaaqismOromo-Somali
PaganismPagan
Roog SeneSenegambian
TengrilismShamanic
Slovianska PravdaSlavic
Donyi-PoloismTani
SedismTani
ZhengyiTaoist
ShangqingTaoist
QuanzhenTaoist
Gyur BonTibetan
Khyarwe BonTibetan
TaitosismUralic
OrisaYouruba
MazdayasnaZoroastrian
ZurvanismZoroastrian
GayomarthianismZoroastrian
KhurmazdismZoroastrian
MazdakismZoroastrian
KhurramismZoroastrian
ArewordikZoroastrian
ZunismZunbil