Pillars of Eternity Guide: Side Quests, Leveling and Character Creation

Pillars of Eternity Guide: Side Quests, Leveling and Character Creation

A complete guide to every side quest, how to level up fast, and in-depth tips about character creation.

This guide will walk you through every side quest featured in Acts I, II, and III of Pillars of Eternity. It will also give you in-depth tips to help you create the best character possible, as well as teach you how to level up your party.

Like its predecessors, Pillars of Eternity is a challenging story-driven adventure through a beautifully crafted world in chaos. You play a Watcher, a powerful being who can touch the souls of both the living and the dead. Arriving in a new land, you quickly set out to unravel a mystery. Armed with nothing but your chosen skills, your fellow party members, and a thirst for the truth, Pillars of Eternity is a fantastic look into the politics, the religion, and the underlying themes of how consequences affect a nation.

Do you have what it takes to challenge the gods of Dyrwood face to face, or will you cower in your boots and wait for your sanity to completely vanish? If you’re still unsure about buying this, read our in-depth review by Kat Bailey, and see if she can convince you of how great this game is.

Pillars of Eternity Tips

  • Choices play a large role in Pillars of Eternity, which means you should take every conversation to heart. Look through the responses you have available and choose whichever one lines up with your character.
  • Your party doesn’t simply run off of Health Points and Potions. As you journey through the world of Dyrwood you’ll need to make sure you give your party proper amounts of rest. If you forget to rest or don’t pay close enough attention to their Endurance levels, you’re bound to end up losing fights.
  • We know how tempting it can be to rush forward into the next area, especially when playing on a tight schedule. Ignore this temptation and use the game’s built-in Scouting Mode to detect traps, sneak close to enemies, and conceal your party.
  • Exploration is your greatest ally in Pillars of Eternity. Exploring all possible areas can yield new ideas, strategies, and even different paths to reach objectives.
  • Pause combat whenever you need to strategize. The problem with real-time combat is the immense amount of micro-management that follows. Make use of the pause button to stop combat and plan your next attack instead of simply letting your party members move around blindly. This will reduce confusion and increase the odds of success.

Pillars of Eternity Walkthroughs and Side Quests

The player's party gathers atop the tower in Heritage Hill.

Pillars of Eternity Side Quests Act I: Gilded Vale, Raedric's Hold and Magran's Fork

Help the citizens of Gilded Vale by invading Raedric’s Hold, saving the Smith’s Shipment, and retrieving the bones of a group of Ancient Eothasian Priests with this guide to every side quest in Act I of Pillars of Eternity.

Pillars of Eternity Side Quest Act II: Copperlane, Defiance Bay, and First Fires

Investigate a series of murders, help a crazed man who hears voices, and choose your faction in this complete guide to every side quest in Act II of Pillars of Eternity.

Pillars of Eternity Side Quest Act III: Elm’s Reach, Oldsong, and Hearthsong

Take on the Champion of Berath, choose a god to support for your final quest, and take on a Dragon in Hylea’s Shrine in this detailed walkthrough for every side quest in Act III of Pillars of Eternity.

Pillars of Eternity - How to Beat Thaos

Ready your party and take on the final boss of the game with this in-depth guide to make sure you come out on top.

Pillars of Eternity Tips, Character Creation, Leveling, and Companions

Pillars of Eternity Character Creation Tips

Create the perfect character and learn what every Attribute does with this full guide to Character Creation.

How to Find and Recruit All 8 Companions in Pillars of Eternity

Find and recruit all 8 companions to maximize your party’s strength, and open up a few spectacular side quests.

How to Level Up Fast in Pillars of Eternity

Quickly level up your party with our detailed guide to leveling up fast in Pillars of Eternity.

What Faction Should I Choose in Pillars of Eternity?

Does it really matter what Faction you choose? We answer the tough questions and help you make the right choice in this complete guide to choosing a faction.

Pillars of Eternity PC Requirements

As you journey across Dyrwood you will come across many architectural masterpieces.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 B73
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 4850 or GeForce 9600 GT
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 64-bit
  • HDD: 20 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 7700 or GeForce GTX 570
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 64-bit
  • HDD: 20 GB

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