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The Best Traditions to Pick in Stellaris

Pick the best Traditions for your playstyle!
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The 4X strategy video game Stellaris was created by Paradox Interactive in 2016. In order to flourish and rule the cosmos, players assume ownership of a space-faring civilization. They must then guide it to overcome a variety of difficulties and bureaucratic problems. Exploration, negotiation, resource planning, and warfare are all included in the videogame. Gamers must administer the resources of their empire, conduct technological development, forge coalitions and economic ties with other societies, and battle against several domestic and foreign enemies.

Gamers in Stellaris can alter their civilization’s settings, including its government, morals, and culture. The videogame has a rich and intricately branching plot. Each playthrough is studded with numerous events and offers choices that can significantly affect how it turns out. A multiplayer feature in the game also enables online competition amongst players. Since each campaign is distinct and can unfold in a different way depending on player decisions, Stellaris is renowned for its sophisticated gameplay, engrossing environment, and replay value.

Which Traditions Are The Best in Stellaris?

One of those choices that can completely alter the way players progress in an individual game of Stellaris are which Traditions they pick for their empire. Traditions will help players develop their societies and tailor to their strengths. However, unfortunately for players there are a limited amount of slots to fill up with Traditions. Therefore, it is important that players choose only the best for their spacefaring nation. Here are some of the best traditions to pick in Stellaris, listed in no particular order. All of them will provide advantages to your empire that will help you to find victory in any campaign.

The Discovery Tradition

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First on this list is the Discovery tradition, which is imperative to early-game play and exploration. The Discovery tradition will allow players to research Anomalies in the game 20% faster. It will also unlock an Edict which can boost survey speed, which is what helps to uncover new star systems. The main goal of the Discovery Tradition is to help the player explore their surroundings quicker than their potential rivals. This will boost their progress and give them an upper hand for the rest of the game.

The Supremacy Tradition

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This Tradition is helpful to those who are looking to bully their neighbors into doing what they say. The Supremacy Tradition will help players develop large fleets of starships that can destroy all opposition. Although not the best for the early-game unlike the Discovery Tradition, this upgrade will be beneficial to those later on in their playthroughs. By becoming a military powerhouse in your galaxy, other nations will flock to you and the protection you offer. Alternatively, you can demand they pay you Tribute, which will help you to support your large fleets. For some, choosing the Supremacy Tradition and going the aggressive route may sound risky. However, players can use this upgrade to have increased bargaining power, which is granted by this Tradition through superior usage of your Envoys.

The Prosperity Tradition

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For those who are looking to become an economic force to be reckoned with, the Prosperity Tradition is a must-have. By reducing the cost of building new districts and factories on your worlds, construction will be far easier for those with this Tradition. Another part of the Prosperity Tradition that helps your economy is that it provides a nice bonus to Mining Station outputs. This will allow you to gather resources from planets and asteroids faster than ever. Lastly, the best enhancement that this Tradition offers is that every work on all your planets receives a productivity bonus. Since they are able to produce more resources in less time, your economy will continue to climb steadily as you expand.

We sincerely hope you learned a lot from our guide on the best Traditions in Stellaris. Feel free to visit the Gamer Journalist’s page on Facebook to be alerted when we release new content, or to send us feedback about our tutorials. You may also want to check out some of our other guides on Stellaris, such as on how to become the Crisis in Stellaris or our guide on the Enigmatic Fortress in Stellaris.

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Sullivan Pearson

Sullivan is a longtime gamer with a special passion for MMORPG games and single-player classics. He is always looking for a new game to play, and loves to share his interests and expertise with the gaming world.

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