Sword of Islam

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

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

Patch features

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

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