Questions tagged [pillars-of-eternity]

A 2015 fantasy role-playing game in the style of the classic Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Torment) that was funded through Kickstarter.

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Bell puzzle in the Temple of Eothas

In the Temple of Eothas there are 3 bells that you have to ring to (presumably) open the door to the next level. I've found one clue, that the large bell is to be rang second, where can I find the ...
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How do I level up in Pillars of Eternity?

In my log I saw a message saying I had earned enough experience points to level up! But I can't work out how to do it... I looked in the Character tab, where I expected to find it, but no such luck. ...
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Where are my Saved Games kept, and can I back them up?

I'm intrigued by Pillars of Eternity's Trial of Iron mode (essentially, IronMan mode, in which, to reinforce Permadeath, the game creates only one save file, and deletes all old save files each time a ...
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How often are damage over time effects applied?

I'm not clear on how often damage over time (or healing over time, for that matter) affects get applied. Take, for example, the following spell: I have to assume that raising the base duration up to ...
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How do I split a stack of consumable items?

I've got a stack of potions. Five of them in fact. It sure would be nice if I could put one of them into each of my party members quick slots for use in this really hard boss fight I have coming up. ...
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Who are the recruitable Companion NPC's, and where can I find all of them?

In addition to recruiting custom adventurers at the Inn (who are bland, boring, and lifeless stick figures with no dialog!), I know that Pillars of Eternity has a bunch of Companions I can recruit who ...
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What do the red and yellow areas for AoE spells mean?

When casting a spell with an area of effect, the targeting cursor is a red and a larger yellow circle. What exactly do these two different circles mean? Is the effect weaker in the yellow circle?
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Why would I want to take prisoners?

There is a tip on one of the loading screens explaining that I can take certain people I meet prisoner. There is also an upgrade for my Stronghold that is required to do that. What do I gain by ...
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What effects do Prestige and Security have on my keep?

I just got control of my keep and started the first upgrades. Each upgrade has a Prestige and a Security value associated with it. From what I understood, upgrading my keep might draw attention and I'...
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Why am I having trouble finding secrets?

My main character has a Perception of 16, which while not maxed out, seems pretty decent. However, he was unable to detect the secret described here. I've also read that there's a Gleaming Silver Key ...
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How do I kill the Adra Dragon

My party is at level 11, and I just found the Adra Dragon. I did expect a tough fight, the Sky Dragon fight was pretty close for my party. But I didn't expect just how much damage the Adra Dragon to ...
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How many hours are in a day?

I just ran across this little gem: How many hours make up a day in Pillars of Eternity?
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Will characters not in my current party gain experience?

I currently have one party member who is at the Inn, presumably quaffing ales, and not in my active 6 player team. Will this character accrue any experience points whilst they are 'sidelined'? Or ...
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Can I get more than two Sky Dragon eyes somewhere?

I was thinking about enchanting some stuff to the "Superb" quality once I meet the level requirements, but then I noticed the ingredients that are required for that: I know where to get gems, and I ...
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What do I do with all my gold?

I have played roughly 50h and not yet finished. I have tons of money and don't know how to use it or in what. I always sleep in the most expensive inns etc... And the loot I get is always better than ...
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Where can you rest in Heathsong/Elm's Reach/Twin Elms

In Pillar's of Eternity there does not seem to be an inn in Twin Elms ? How can you heal ?
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Where is the the Great Hall Treasury Chest for spoils of the assigned adventures?

So I assigned Sagani to a Minor Adventure. The log says it was successful and the spoils should be found in the Great Hall Treasury Chest. Being a new master of the Stronghold I have no clue where it ...
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Does my miniature giant space piglet do anything?

I pre-ordered the game, and as a result have a miniature giant space piglet. Does it do anything at all?
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What's the difference between a 'task' and a 'quest'?

I don't quite get the difference, some NPCs give quests, but others give tasks?
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Which merchant(s) will offer me the best prices for all of my stuff?

I know from the completely irrational prices offered by Heodan, the caravan merchant in the tutorial, that (at least in theory...) some merchants can and will offer me a greater return on any ...
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How do I clear the Dragon in Level 5 of the Endless Paths?

Spoilers ahead, few hours into game! In game playing for 17 days, slain 259 enemies. Party all level 5. I've gotten to Endless Paths of Old Nua level 5 and I can't beat this dragon no matter how ...
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Is it possible to raise stats?

I found a lot of dialogue choices requiring high Perception and I started the game with just 10 plus 1 for being an elf. With a magical helm and tower rest bonus I can temporarily boost it to 13, but ...
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What is a Turn in the context of the Stronghold?

Some things in the Stronghold, such as taxes or resource generating buildings, depend on "turns". What is a turn in this context? How do I go from one turn to the next?
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Do dispositions really affect the game? What are the reactions to dispositions?

Does anybody know how dispositions affect the game beside playing paladin or priest? Are there some specific results of your current dispositions that alternate dialogues or anything? In the ...
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Does the Cloak of the Obsidian Order have any use?

I'm a Kickstarter Backer, so when I start a new character, in addition to my wonderful space pig and ring, I start with a cape! Specifically, the Cloak of the Obsidian Order. Which has some lovely ...
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Does the developer commentary contain spoilers?

Pillars of Eternity has a developer commentary that I can turn on in the options. I'm interested in listening to it, and strongly suspect that I'll never get around to a second playthrough to only do ...
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What can I do with bad guests?

My stronghold has a guest, yay!. Oh wait it's a bad guest. I can, from the look of it, pay him off to leave, or send an escort (I can also ignore him). What are the benefits and downsides of doing ...
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Can I queue up multiple spells or abilities?

It's rather annoying to have to watch each of my casters to make sure that their various skills go off; it'd be nice if I could queue up 2 or 3 spells in a row to make sure that a nice combination ...
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Can I replace a Quality Enchantment?

I've got a really nice shield that I'd like to make nicer by making it Fine. But I'm worried that it's other properties are unique, and thus, I might never find another by the time I have access to ...
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Do you earn less XP per character with a larger party?

I noticed that the game got significantly easier after I found a few more people to join my party. I'm at five party members now, and just using as many as possible seems like the best option right ...
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How do I resolve the feud between Trumbel and Sweynur?

I'm doing the "Against the grain" quest at the moment. I've talked to Sweynour, I've talked to the miller Trumbel. I talked to them again. I'm supposed to somehow resolve the conflict, but I only get ...
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How do I enchant items?

I am completly stuck here. To enchant an item i need a lab - but where to find one? Is there a list of laboratories? I tried to find one but without a success
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Does the Healing Bonus item property increase Healing Done, or Healing Received?

I've found a few items, like Fulvano's Amulet pictured below, which have the Healing Bonus property; each states that it provides 1.15x healing. Which sounds great! Problem is, I don't know if it's ...
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Where are the cliffs for Sagani's quest The Long Hunt?

Sagani is looking for a guy named Persoq and all I know is that he is by "cliffs" overlooking the water (ocean?) Any idea which zone that's in?
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Is the Disappointer good for anything?

The Disappointer is a Very Bad Gun: I mean, it even has a special property of Terrible; -8 accuracy and damage reduced by a third is, in fact, very very bad. Is the gun actually useful for anything ...
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What are the consequences of stealing? (I.E. Taking things from containers with a red hand icon)

So far, I've been living on the straight and narrow, not taking that which is not mine, and being a generally upstanding Sharkman. But the longer I play this game, the more old habits cry out to me. ...
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Are there any time-based events in Pillars of Eternity?

Is anything in the game based on time elapsed (except for the obvious stronghold build-times)? Can passage of time change the epilogue, influence quest outcomes etc? It would seem that, when I can ...
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What can I do with the Fampyr?

So, I was recently in Raedric's Hold, fighting the master of that place once more. After defeating him, apparently proving that I'm a better Berath champion than he was a Fampyr proposed to give it's ...
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Do NPC-s taken prisoner drop loot?

Sometimes when I kill a character, they talk to me after the battle and beg for mercy. Do they still drop their loot even if I take them prisoners? I couldn't really check by myself because it ...
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How do I deal with traps in Pillars of Eternity?

In the first dungeon, I've come across an area full of traps that will kill me if I step on them, and it's problematic in many different ways. My characters detect the traps, but if I click beyond ...
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When do I get some taxes from my Stronghold?

I put quite a bit of money into restoring Caed Nua, and I was under the impression that I would be able to collect some taxes in return. But so far it doesn't seem like I earned any income from my ...
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Where are the spring berries?

I've searched the whole map, but I can't find the springberries to make my illness go away. Whereabouts are they?
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Is being maimed a bad thing?

I got in a fight, and ended up a tad maimed. What effect does this actually have? I seem to be up and about as normal, but I'm assuming there's got to be something bad...
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Lle a Rhemen Ritual

I have completed the two first parts to obtain the symbols, I put a character on each symbol and they are lit but nothing will happen now. Did I miss something ?
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How does personality reputation work?

I've been playing, and I have noticed that I have picked up several personality reputations, mostly by my diaglogue choices. Looking at them, I get the feeling it just adds up the number of times you ...
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How to clear the lighthouse?

When you reach Ondra's Gift area in Defiance Bay, you'll meet a woman who mistakenly purchased an old lighthouse to convert it into an Inn. As you can probably guess there is a problem, which you can ...
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Pillars of Eternity enchanting

How does enchanting weapons in Pillars of Eternity work? Specifically if I have a sword, and it is enchanted to "fine", what can I enchant on it (assuming no level issues) and what is the end impact ...
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How do I defend against being charmed by enemies?

I'm currently fighting against groups that contain at least one Fampyr. The really annoying thing about this is that their opening move is charming one of my party members. They're also really, really ...
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Why aren't AoE ranges appearing?

I've seen that there are supposed to be red/yellow circles indicating AoE range in Pillars of Eternity, but when I hover to cast a spell, nothing appears. Are there any graphical options that might ...
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What does Gaun's Pledge do?

I just noticed the ring Gaun's Pledge in my inventory, I suspect it appeared because the Preorder Bonus DLC was installed. From the description I gather that it provides protection in some form, but ...