Gaining influence is key to your success in Stellaris. You can use your influence in multiple ways but one of the most important use cases is the ability to issue edicts within your empire and then use it to starbases to increase your influence on the universe. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know on how to gain influence in Stellaris.


How to Gain Influence in Stellaris

Gaining more influence will help you expand your controls and access to more resources and territories. It can be a bit hectic to go after influence especially if you are just starting out in the game.

You get influence at the end of each month in Stellaris but when you start out, you only get 3 Influences per month. But there are multiple ways to increase your monthly influence gain.

  • Get as many factions on board as possible. Each faction in approval of your empire nets you 2 influences each month.
  • Get 0.25 influence for each every rival you declare. Do this against smaller, less powerful empires.
  • Develop a Protectorate empire and vow to care for it during your reign. By doing this you can gain 0.25 influence per month for each Protectorate Empire.

You can store up to 1000 influence in the game and once you reach the max number. It is best to explore investment opportunities. And that’s everything you need to know on how to increase influence.

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