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Poe2 great sword effort icon.png
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Copper pands (cp)2,410
Shop value
Copper pands (cp)12,050
Combat type
Attack time
Recovery time
23-31 SlashPierce
Weapon ID

Effort is a great sword in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Description[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
This blade seems to appear and disappear from history every generation or so. Many great nobles, warriors, and adventurers have carried it and accomplished great and terrible things with its power. Few are mentioned by name, almost as if they were an afterthought to the weapon itself. No owner is known to have retained the sword for long, as they have all invariably met their fate in violent ways. It is rumored that the sword sings a strange song to the hearts of those who wield it, inspiring them to push themselves to the edge of their abilities and beyond, rarely to a good end. Thus it has changed hands many times.

Most recently it was recovered from the frozen corpse of a Vailian explorer in the White that Wends. He is said to have discovered the sword within the skeletal ribcage of a long-dead dragon along with the rusted remains of a suit of half-digested armor. Where or how the dragon's unfortunate victim acquired the weapon is unknown, though it can be reasoned he came about the blade in a similar macabre fashion.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Inspiring Demise / Valiant Demise and Hemorrhaging / Maiming are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Inspiring Demise Immune to Resolve afflictions and gain Courageous Inspiration while under 25% Health Copper pands (cp)6,000 4 2 2 Determined Demise
Valiant Demise On unconscious, launches an AoE that gives Allies Steadfast (+5 Resolve) for 20.0 sec and does a full attack to enemies in 6m radius Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 4 2
Hemorrhaging Critical Hits can Hobble or Sicken enemies for 10.0 sec Copper pands (cp)6,000 4 2 2
Maiming Hits with this weapon cause 15% Damage as Raw Damage over time (over 6.0 sec) Copper pands (cp)6,000 4 2 2 Lacerating