Sword of Islam

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Dlc icon sword of islam.png Sword of Islam
Sword of Islam banner.jpg
Release date / Patch
2012-06-26 / 1.06

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Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam expansion feature spotlight.

Sword of Islam (SoI) is the first expansion for Crusader Kings II. It was released on June 26, 2012 alongside patch 1.06.

DLC features[edit]

The expansion makes non-nomadic Muslims playable and adds a new interface skin when playing as one. AI Muslims use the mechanics even without it.

Patch features[edit]

Muslims now have their own features instead of functioning identically to Christians. Unique features for Muslims include:

  • Dynastic Decadence is increased by dynasty members with the Decadent trait. Decadence inflicts penalties to income and troops, and eventually results in a massive uprising.
  • With Iqta government, Muslims are locked to Agnatic Open succession, in which a Muslim's most powerful son will be his heir. In addition, Muslims are unable to change succession and gender laws, with other laws costing Piety to change.
  • Muslims practice polygamy and may have up to four wives. A Muslim is expected to have a number of wives dependent on his rank. This results in Muslims having many children.
  • Muslim CBs give them a very aggressive playstyle.
  • 100+ new Muslim specific events, such as problems in the Harem, Shia vs Sunni tensions and making the Hajj
  • A map extension into Mali with some new counties and titles

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Sword of Islam expansion and patch 1.06.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 GUI Changes Covers the major mechanics of Sword of Islam, as well as the 1.06 patch. 2012-06-01
2 Polygamy, Succession and Decadence Covers decadence, open succession law, and polygamy. Also changes to claims, plots, and event windows. 2012-06-08
3 Muslim Mechanics and Patch content Covers Muslim mechanics and 1.06 changes. 2012-06-15
4 Midsummer's Eve A short Sword of Islam AAR by one of the Paradox devs (Doomdark himself). 2012-06-22


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1.06 - 1.111
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2.1 & 2.2
2.5 & 2.6