Description[edit | edit source]
|The blood pool in the temple of Skaen gave you this reward in exchange for sacrificing one of your companions.|
Obtaining talent[edit | edit source]
Doing this will grant you a permanent +1 to an attribute and a bonus to one or multiple defensive types but kill the companion. Note that this only works with story companions, and not with player defined/created adventurers.
The bonus you receive depends on which companion you choose to sacrifice. It will be listed as Effigy's Resentment in your character screen.
- Requirements and limitations
- Your main character needs to have at least 1 Cruel Disposition.
- You can only sacrifice a companion that is currently in your party.
- You can only sacrifice one companion.
Once you have passed the first dialog option screen with the souls in the pool you cannot exit and re-enter it to change your party composition.
After dialog, the pool will stay silent. However, you do not have to do this the first time you come across the black pool, and can come back to it any time - even in act 3. To save it for later, do not interact (Reach out) to the pool when prompted - this option is only available once (even if you do not sacrifice anyone). Choosing the option to "Retreat from the blood pool" is safe and can be repeated.
Note that this talent (as well as the death of the companion) is carried over to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The talent will be re-granted to you upon completing A Distant Light. See Status effects (Deadfire) for more.
Bonuses[edit | edit source]
|Companion||Attribute bonus (+1)||Secondary bonus|
|Durance||Constitution||+5% maximum Endurance|
|Grieving Mother||Resolve||+5 Defense against Charmed and Dominated attacks|
|Hiravias||Dexterity||+1 Damage Reduction: Slash|
|Kana Rua||Intellect||+5 Defense against Prone and Hobbled attacks|
|Pallegina||Resolve||+1 Damage Reduction: Shock|
|Sagani||Perception||+2 Accuracy when attacking same target as an ally|
|Devil of Caroc [WM1]||Dexterity||+1 Damage Reduction bypass|
|Zahua [WM1]||Constitution||+15% Drug effect duration|
|Maneha [WM2]||Might||+10 Defense against Prone and Stunned attacks|