Soulbound item

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Soulbound items are a special class of weapons/armors/shields that was first introduced in Pillars of Eternity: The White March - Part I.

General[edit | edit source]

Soulbound items can not be enchanted by the player, but they can be leveled up multiple times when they have been bound to a character. Each new level grants more enchantments and background information about the item. Leveling up is done by completing specific goals - such as killing or dealing damage to a certain type of enemy with the soulbound weapon. The item can only be used by the character it's bound to, and might only be usable by certain classes. The upgrades for the item can differ depending on the soulbound character's class. If the bond is severed, the item reverts back to its original unleveled state.

They have a larger information window that includes a pen and ink style illustration of the item.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Soulbound weapons are always implicit beneficiaries of various weapon Talents and Abilities: Weapon Focus, Weapon Specialization, Weapon Mastery, The Pallid Hand, Inspired Flame, Hope Eternal, Prey on the Weak, and Incomprehensible Revelation.

Image Name Type Damage Enhancements Binds with
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St. Ydwen's Redeemer [WM1] Great sword Slash/Pierce


Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin
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Stormcaller [WM1] Hunting bow Pierce/Shock


Chanter, Cipher, Ranger
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Greenstone Staff [WM1] Quarterstaff Crush


Wizard, Druid, Monk
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Nightshroud [WM1] Mace Crush


Rogue, Priest
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The Grey Sleeper [WM1] Estoc Pierce


All classes, but the bond cannot be severed.
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Gyrd Háewanes Sténes Scepter Crush/Slash
  • 10% chance to cast Dominate on Hit or Critical Hit


Wizard, Priest, Druid
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Abydon's Hammer [WM2] War hammer
(two-handed)
Crush
All classes
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Twin Sting [WM2] Crossbow Pierce
  • Exceptional: +8 Accuracy, +30% Damage
  • Inflicts 4.7 Raw Damage over 4.0 seconds on Hit



Rogue, Ranger, Cipher
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Steadfast [WM2] Sword Slash/Pierce


All classes
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The Unlabored Blade [WM2] Dagger Slash


  • No Enchantments


All classes

Shields[edit | edit source]

Image Name Type Enhancements Binds with
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Dragon's Maw Shield [WM2] Medium shield
  • Exceptional: +8 Shield Deflection
  • Grants Bash (Bashing 3)
  • +1 enemies Engaged


  • Fighter: Grants Fear Aura (passive)
  • Barbarian: Grants Savage Defiance when Endurance drops below 50% (1 per encounter).

Fighter, Barbarian

Armors[edit | edit source]

Image Name Type Enhancements Binds with
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Ryona's Breastplate [WM2] Breastplate


Monk, Paladin, Chanter

In-game description[edit | edit source]

Soulbound items are unique items that can magically bond with the soul of a single character. Once bound, the weapon can only be used by that character unless the bond is severed. A soulbound item will increase in power as the wielder completes certain requirements specified in the item's description.

Most soulbound items can only bond with characters of certain classes. However, regardless of the item's type, a soulbound item always qualifies for any Talents or Abilities like Weapon Focus and Specialization that the character may have. E.g. if a fighter has Weapon Focus and Specialization in Ruffian, he or she would gain their benefits even when wielding a soulbound great sword or wand. Benefits from multiple Talents or Abilities of the same type (e.g. Weapon Focus Ruffian and Peasant) do not stack.

If the bond to a soulbound item is ever severed, it will lose all of the abilities it has gained over time.