Crusader Kings 3 sees many returning features including traits. For those who don’t know, traits are special stats that represent your character’s personality, physical attributes, reputation, and abilities. During your time in Crusader Kings 3 you can gain as well as lose traits. There are multiple traits in the game but in this guide, we will focus on Education traits available in Crusader Kings 3.
Crusader Kings 3 Education Traits List and Effects
At the age of 16, you will reach adulthood in Crusader Kings 3 and receive the Education trait depending on their educational focus. Education traits are going to give your Crusader Kings 3 character a bonus for one skill and to monthly gained experience to any Lifestyle linked to the Education trait. There are 6 major skills and perks (Diplomacy, Martial, Intrigue, Stewardship, Learning, Prowess) in Crusader Kings 3 and each of them has its own traits. The following is the complete list of Education traits and their skill + monthly gained experience.
Diplomacy Education Traits
If you select the Naive Appeaser, your character will be somewhat trained in the art of diplomacy. However, they won’t always be successful and will often end up embarrassing themselves. Naive Appeaser gives +2 Skill and +10% monthly skill lifestyle experience.
Adequate Bargainer is much better at Diplomacy than Naive Appeaser. Its success rate is high so things often work out in favor of Adequate Bargainer. You will get +4 Skill and +20% monthly skill lifestyle experience with this skill.
If you want to be diplomate with a high success rate, Charismatic Negotiator is your go-to Education trait skill in Crusader Kings 3. With Charismatic Negotiator your character will be a master of persuasive rhetoric. It is among the top 2 best education traits in the Diplomacy category. Charismatic Negotiator gets you +6 Skill and +30% monthly lifestyle experience.
The top diplomatic Education trait skill in Crusader Kings 3 is Grey Eminence. Your character will be extremely good at diplomatic affairs, a true master of the art. Grey Eminence gets you +8 Skill and +40% monthly lifestyle experience.
Martial Education Traits
Misguided Warrior is trained in the art of war but might end up hurting themselves rather than the enemy. Misguided Warrior gets +2 Skill and +10% monthly lifestyle experience in Crusader Kings 3.
Tough Soldier is much better than Misguided Warrior in the art of war. Its prowess in Martial matters comes in handy occasionally. With Tough Soldier, you get +4 Skill and +20% monthly lifestyle experience.
If you are looking for a commander, train your character with the Skilled Technician Education trait. Skilled Technician is a highly reliable leader, fierce warrior, and known for its Martial skills. Skilled Technician gets you +6 Skill and +30% monthly lifestyle experience.
The Brilliant Strategist considers the battlefield his domain. There is no Martial Matter the Brilliant Strategist can’t handle. With the Brilliant Strategist, you get +8 Skill and +40% monthly lifestyle experience.
Stewardship Education Traits
The Indulgent Wastrel is trained in the art of Stewardship. They study the flow of money but they lack a deep understanding of the financial system. The money always seems to go one way. With the Indulgent Wastrel, you get +2 Skill and +10% monthly lifestyle experience.
The Thrifty Clerk has a fair understanding of investments and administrative matters. However, they often end up making mistakes. Thrifty Clerk gets you +4 Skill and +10% monthly lifestyle experience.
If you are looking to develop a keen sense of all matter relating to Stewardship, Fortune Builder is the Education trait you should get. Fortune Builder gets you +5 Skill and +30% monthly lifestyle experience bonus.
Midas Touched is the trait that attracts the highest rate of success in Stewardship. A complete master of financial and administrative functions. With the Midas Touched, you get +8 Skill and +40% monthly lifestyle experience.
Intrigue Education Traits
Amateurish Plotter is a starting trait for those looking to get into intrigue. However, since this is a starting skill don’t expect much from it. Amateurish Plotter gets you +2 Skill and +10% monthly lifestyle experience.
While the Flamboyant Trickster is better at intrigue compared to the Plotter, he still needs to learn a lot. Flamboyant Trickster gets you +4 Skill and +20% monthly lifestyle experience.
The Intricate Webweaver is one of the best at the art of intrigue, manipulation, and secrecy. Intricate Webweaver gets you +6 Skill and +30% monthly lifestyle experience.
The best Education trait skill for intrigue is called the Elusive Shadow. Those trained with the Intricate Webweaver are masters of intrigue and shroud of secrecy in Crusader Kings 3. Elusive Shadow gets you +2 Skill and +40% monthly lifestyle experience.
Learning Education Traits
Those trained with Conscientious Scribe are amateurs and show very little aptitude for the subject. Conscientious Scribe characters get +2 Skill and +10% monthly lifestyle experience.
The Insightful Thinker is much better at the art of learning. Those trained with Insightful Thinker are good at theological matters but they lack dedication. Insightful Thinker gets +4 Skill and +20% monthly lifestyle experience.
The Astute Intellectual has a deep understanding of theology, philosophy, and other topics. These characters get +5 Skill and +30% monthly lifestyle experience in Crusader Kings 3.
The Mastermind Philosopher comes with an uncanny insight into all subject matter of higher learning. Mastermind Philosopher gets +8 Skill and +40% monthly lifestyle experience.
Prowess Education Traits
In terms of Prowess, Bumbling Squire is at the bottom of the list. Bumbling Squire is technically a Knight but their skills barely hold up in battle. You get +2 Skill and 0 monthly lifestyle experience in Crusader Kings 3.
They are much better in combat than Bumbling Squire is somewhat familiar with the ways of their culture’s combat. Confident Knight has very little combat experience. With the Confident Knight, you get +2 Skill and 0 monthly lifestyle experience.
If you are looking for somewhat good in battle go with the Formidable Banneret. These characters are battle-hardened. Formidable Banneret gets +3 Skill and 0 monthly lifestyle experience.
In terms of Prowess and battle experience, Famous Champion is the best skill you can select. Famous Champion characters are respected for their combat skills. With the Famous Champion, you get +4 and 0 monthly lifestyle experience.