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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Where can I find rubies for enchanting?

I thought I'd start enchanting some stuff, starting with the Blunderbuss for my Cipher. I have the necessary level to enchant it to Exceptional, but I'm missing some required ingredients: I have ...
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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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Defeating the sporelings on Anslög's Compass

Just started playing Pillars of Eternity, and already feel like I'm horrible at it: At Anslög's Compass, I was tasked with killing the sporelings in the cave. However, I have failed for the tenth ...
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How do I switch party members?

I accidentally took Durance the Priest whom I met in forest instead of Sagani the Ranger Dwarf girl and I don't want Durance in my team, I want the Ranger, how do I change my party? I checked ...
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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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Where can I find Telda's Ring or Ring of the Selonan?

I found these on the wiki Ring of the Selonan & Telda's Ring. How do I get them in game?
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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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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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How to get past locked password door in Level 13 of Old Nua maze?

I'm at level 13 on the Old Nua maze and there is a door that I can't pass. It requires a password that a ghost is supposed to give me but the ghost doesn't want to speak to me. I don't want to use ...
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Stone heads in Lhe a Rhemen

During the quest "The bronze beneath the lake" you're searching the Lhe a Rhemen ruins. There are some stone heads there that you can interact with, and they ask you a question that suggests that I ...
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Why are the item effects supressed?

I have equipped my rogue with a bunch of a nice items offering an attribute bonus. Yet when I check the character sheet, I get the information that some of them are suppressed yet it is not explained ...
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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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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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Can I make my character a trap build when creating them in Pillars of Eternity?

As it is not possible to upgrade the attributes in game I am wondering: Is it possible to build trap character, as in: unable to proceed during the later game, when downgrading one stat in order to ...
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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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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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Does the Larder Door work with the Two Weapon Style talent?

The Larder Door is a pretty rad shield; it has solid stats, and more importantly, grants Bash, which allows it to be used as a weapon: (Note that there is a second weapon displayed on the side there -...
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Where is the adra arch in Sagani “The Long Hunt” Part 2?

Where is the adra arch in the forest that the second part of the quest references?? I've checked all my maps and I can't for the life of me find it.
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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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Which stats (if any) affect accuracy?

The pre-game manual in my /docs install folder for the game says that Perception affects accuracy. However, the in-game tooltip for Perception doesn't say this, and the Accuracy tooltip also makes no ...
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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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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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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'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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Where is Marceno's missing crate?

I'm doing the "All Hands on Deck" quest, but I can't find the crate anywhere in Ondra's gift. Where exactly is that chest?
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Can I upgrade my attributes for my character later in game in Pillars of Eternity? [duplicate]

When creating a character I can invest points in six attributes: Might Constitution Dexterity Perception Intellect Resolve Can I upgrade those when leveling up or do they remain the same over the ...
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Caed Nua - People seeking employment

In my Caed Nua log, it shows there is a guy seeking employment. I simply can't find the guy or a way to hire him through the Caed Nua interface. How is it done?
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Where can I get lock picks?

I'm doing Raedric's Hold, and have gotten to the sanctuary. Sadly, to progress I need to unlock some doors and I'm out of picks. Where can I get more, preferably without travelling too far...
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Companions or Adventurers

In Pillars or Eternity, you can find companions to join you during your quest. You can also "recruit" adventurers in some places (inn, etc.), which basically allows you to create completely a new ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find Derrin?

I'm doing the quest "Brave Derrin" at the moment, but I'm having a hard time actually finding the boy. I've explored Ondra's Gift and spoken with some people, but the trail ends at the Salty Mast. I ...
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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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Is there a way to respec my skills?

As it happened to me in pretty much every RPG I played, it turns out that my initial choices of skills weren't exactly ideal. The first character I meet has exactly the same skill at maximum level ...
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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 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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How does Damage Reduction balance with Recovery in Armour?

It seems that Damage Reduction (DR) balances with Recovery. I've noticed that the larger the DR the more of a Recovery penalty there is. How does the balance between these two stats work? I assume ...
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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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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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Raedric’s Hold sewer entrance

So Kolsc has told me there is a sewer entrance to the hold but I cannot find it anywhere. I have found the vines and the guards outside the keep but cannot for the life of me find a sewer grate. Has ...
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What is secondary damage?

The character sheet shows two numbers under the damage heading: primary and secondary. However it seems that what the secondary damage is is not explained anywhere, or at least I could not find it. ...
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How do I free Giacco?

I've discovered Giacco rotting in the Dungeon under Raedric's Hold. He said the animancer had the key - which animancer, where?
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How do I detect traps?

One of my party members just got killed by a trap. Having reloaded, I'd rather not have the same thing happen again. How do I actually detect and disable the traps though?
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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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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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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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Where can I find a gun as quickly as possible?

I was told this game has guns. But I've been playing for hours and seen absolutely no sign of one. Where can I acquire a gun for what I had hoped to make into my badass new Wizard With A Shotgun?
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How can I learn more spells?

After playing for a bit it is clear that some of the spells I picked are not that great. I'd like to learn some other spells to switch out my bad or redundant spells, but I haven't found out how to ...
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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?