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Pillars Of Eternity 2 Deadfire Game Guide

Pillars Of Eternity 2 Deadfire Game Guide

Guide & walkthrough for the biggest RPG. Guide to Pillars Of Eternity 2 contains many tips and hints for character creation. We've described subclasses, best weapons and ship mechanics. Our walkthrough contains main and side quests as well as quest maps, secrets and loot.

Last update: 20 November 2022

This unofficial guide for Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire is a compendium that every adventurer should get familiar with. The first few pages are a guidebook for Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. There, you can learn about the most important aspects such as creating and developing your character, finding companions and managing your party, how to command a ship, learn about the combat system, read about exploration of the game's world, how to use crafting and enhancing items, stealth or how to adjust the AI of your party members.

PoE 2 Deadfire: Contents of the guide

The guide opens with basics where you can learn about the most important parts of the game even before you start playing it. We also didn't forget to include the list of all Steam achievements available in the game. The FAQ chapter is an important part of this guide - that sections is dedicated to tips on how to easily get XP, how to get rich fast, how to open locked containers, how to rest, where you can get good weapons and pieces of armor or how to allocate skill points again.

Our guide for Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire combines a world atlas with a walkthrough. We have divided it into parts where each segment is dedicated to a separate island. The descriptions of each one of these areas features high-quality maps for all the most important locations. These areas also feature walkthroughs for all main and side quests. We have included various ways of behaving which can depend on skills and stats as well as available decisions and consequences of making certain choices. The final chapter of the world atlas features the most important tables. There, you can find, e.g. a list of pets (animals that can add bonuses to your party's stats) and a list of rare artefacts along with their locations.

Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire is a sequel to the classic RPG released back in 2015. This time the action takes place on the titular Deadfire Archipelago where our goal is to chase Eothas, the god of light, who unexpectedly came back to life. Just like in the first Pillars of Eternity, the game is presented from an isometric point of view and the player controls an entire party. The fights happen in real time with an option to use active pause. However, Deadfire gives players even more choices which means that many of the battles can be avoided by relying on wits or persuasion.

PoE 2 Deadfire: colored markings in the guide

Our world atlas and walkthrough for Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire features the following color markings:

Red is used for NPCs as well as enemies and monsters that you have to defeat.

Blue is used for names of the islands, towns, villages, dungeons and other unique locations.

Green is used for items - those that you can find on your own, those that are received as a reward and those that can be bought from merchants.

Orange is used for places where you have to rely on your characters' stats or on specific skills so you can, e.g. complete a scripted interaction or convince someone to your opinion.

Bolded font is used for names of the quests.

PoE 2 Deadfire: Beginner's guide

We recommend checking out this chapter even before you start playing the game yourself. Thanks to the information contained here you will be able to understand the most important gameplay mechanics. This, in turn, will lower a probability of making mistakes that can severely weaken your party or can even lead to their death.

Starting tips

  1. Choose a suitable difficulty level. The classic difficulty level is recommended for a first playthrough - the game won't be too easy nor too hard. Difficulty level can be changed at any point by opening the menu. However, some of the changes (e.g. number of enemies) won't be applied right away.
  2. Think carefully about your main character. One of the most important new features in Deadfire is the option to make a multiclass character. It gives you more abilities but you won't be able to reach maximum level with a given class. Also, developing a multiclass character is more complex.
  3. Your party should consist of characters with different classes and skills. In Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire your party can consist of up to five members (the first instalment allowed players to have six characters). Characters with different skills and specializations allow you to be well-prepared for fights, encounters with NPCs and scripted interactions.
  4. Rely on auto pause during fights. Auto pause isn't just a cosmetic feature, it is an essential gameplay element used in almost every battle. Use it to plan out your future moves or to react to a current situation on a battlefield. You can also set when auto pause will activate (e.g. after noticing an enemy).
  5. Look for chances to get XP. In Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire, the biggest amount of points can be collected by completing quests so ask every NPC to receive new missions. Besides that, you should also fight a lot with monsters and try to visit every location - exploration is also rewarded with XP.
  6. Use stealth frequently. Sneaking is very helpful in numerous situations. The most important use is to perform Stealth Attacks. You can also use it to steal items from chests or to pickpocket someone (this also requires Sleight of Hand skill).
  7. Collect items that are useful in exploration. These items are lockpicks, prybars and grappling hooks. They can be used in certain places and they can help you unlock access to secret locations or to use alternate paths.
  8. Check out every newly received quest in your journal. Pillars of Eternity 2 doesn't have markers or any other "aids" that can help you find another place related to a given quest. You have to read descriptions of quests carefully. The game can inform you about a quest's difficulty by displaying skulls next to its name.
  9. Save frequently. It is easy to die in Pillars of Eternity 2 - this can be caused by, e.g. stronger monsters or traps. Use manual, quick and auto saves. Order your party members to rest if they received an injury (an inn or a campsite) - four injuries mean a permanent death.

For more tips and hints check the separate Beginner's Guide page.

PoE 2 Deadfire: All main quests

Below we've listed all the main quests in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. In this section we have listed all quests that are required to complete the main story of the game.

Maje Island

  1. Prologue
  2. Stranded
  3. To Hunt a God
  4. The Veins Of Eora

Hasongo Island

  1. A Distant Light

Ashen Maw

  1. He Waits in Fire

The Coming Storm

  1. General information
  2. Variant 1: Reach Ukaizo without the help of any faction
  3. Variant 2: Cooperate with the Royal Deadfire Company
  4. Variant 3: Cooperate with the Principi
  5. Variant 4: Cooperate with the Vailian Trading Company
  6. Variant 5: Cooperate with the Huana


  1. The City Lost to Time

PoE 2 Deadfire: All side quests

Below we've listed all the side quests in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. In this section we have listed all side quests that are not required to complete the main story of the game, but you can get interested in them if you like.

Maje Island

  1. Helping Hands
  2. Burning Bridges
  3. Restoring Order
  4. Drunk Sailor
  5. The Better Man
  6. Skeleton Crew
  7. Basic Provisions

Neketaka Island

  1. Conflict between the Valera and Bardatto families
  2. The Cornett's Call
  3. Lost Dues in Good Faith
  4. Eulogy for the Dead
  5. The Archmage's Vault
  6. The Shadows Under Neketaka
  7. Bounty quests
  8. Mapping the Archipelago quests
  9. The Shipwright's Plight
  10. Coming to Terms
  11. Delver's Row
  12. Harsh Medicine
  13. All Aboard
  14. Food for Thought
  15. Sealed Fate
  16. Her Last Request
  17. Trade Secrets
  18. Goods and Services
  19. The Brass Empire
  20. Velvet Glove, Brass Fist
  21. A Glimpse Beyond
  22. Dirty Laundry
  23. Of Like Minds
  24. Fruitful Alliance
  25. A Matter of Import

Tikawara Island

  1. Broodmother's Fury
  2. Plucked Fruit

Poko Kohara Island

  1. The Storms Of Poko Kohara

Fort Deadlight

  1. Blow the Man Down

Sayuka Island

  1. Hunting Season
  2. Overgrowth
  3. Clearing Out Crookspur


  1. A Shrewd Proposition
  2. Bounty quests
  3. Symbols of Death
  4. Iron Gut
  5. A Tidy Performance

Crookspur Island

  1. Tip of the Spear

Ori O Koiki Island

  1. Cruel Cargo

Motare O Kozi Island

  1. The Last Sanctuary

Splintered Reef

  1. A Paradise of the Mind

Junvik Village

  1. The Lost Grimoires
  2. Nemnok the Devourer

Bekarna's Observatory

  1. Bekarna's Folly


  1. Skipping Ahead

PoE 2 Deadfire: all companion quests

Below we've listed all the companion quests in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. By completing these tasks, you will have the opportunity to join your team of additional characters.

  1. The Lantern of Gaun - Xoti's quest
  2. The Lighted path - Eder's quest
  3. The Courier's Calling - Maia's quest
  4. A Sorcerer and a Gentleman - Serafen's quest
  5. The Man of Chimes - Pallegina's quest
  6. The Painted Masks - Aloth's quest

PoE 2 Deadfire Beast of Winter: all main quests

  1. An Honored Guest
  2. To Rise and Decline
  3. The Drowned Kingdom
  4. The Endless Queries
  5. The Bridge Ablaze
  6. Death's Depthless Dominion

PoE 2 Deadfire Beast of Winter: all side quests

  1. The Higher-Ups
  2. Toasting the Dead
  3. The Last Pilgrimage

PoE 2 Deadfire: All character classes

Choosing a class is one of the most important decisions in every RPG. Our guide contains descriptions of every class in PoE 2 Deadfire as well as illustrative builds and ways of developing those classes.

  1. Barbarian
  2. Chanter
  3. Cipher
  4. Druid
  5. Fighter
  6. Monk
  7. Paladin
  8. Priest
  9. Ranger
  10. Rogue
  11. Wizard

PoE 2 Deadfire: PC system requirements

  1. Operating System: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit
  2. CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.50 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 B73
  3. Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
  4. RAM: 8 GB
  5. Disk space: 14 GB

Requirements for other graphic settings can be found on the System requirements page.

FAQ: I have a problem and I'm looking for answers

Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire is a difficult and complex game. Fortunately, the FAQ section of our guide comes to your aid, featuring answers to many questions related to this title:

  1. I want to develop my party faster - Check How to easily get XP? page - Experience points can be collected by completing quests, visiting locations and defeating monsters.
  2. I need gold for better equipment - Check How to get rich fast? page - You can get gold by completing side quests, selling items that you have found in the world or by stealing.
  3. I can't open a door or a chest - Check How to open locked doors and chests? page - Develop the Mechanics skill or try to always carry a lot of lockpicks.
  4. My character has received an injury - Check How and where can I rest? page - Characters receive injuries when they get knocked down on the ground during battles or when they stand on a trap. Resting is the only way to remove these injuries. Ignoring them will lead to a character's permanent death.
  5. I have allocated points for my character in the wrong way - Check Can I allocate skill points again? page - Visit one of the merchants and pay for training that will allow you to redo (or reset) the points.

About Pillars Of Eternity 2 Deadfire Game Guide

Author : Grzegorz "Alban3k" Misztal & Jacek "Stranger" Halas & Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik for

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Video Game

  • genre: RPG

  • developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • publisher: Versus Evil
  • platform: PC

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