Essence Interrupter

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Essence Interrupter
Poe2 Hunting Bow U Animancer.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Soulbound
No
Unique
Yes
Value
Copper pands (cp)2,414
Shop value
Copper pands (cp)12,070
Weapon
Combat type
Ranged
Range
12m
Handing
Attack time
0.7s
Recovery time
4.0s
8
Damage
18-31 PierceShock
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
  • Exceptional: +30% Damage, +8 Accuracy, +2 Penetration
  • Experimental Souls: Critical Hits with this weapon transfer experimental soul energy into the target, morphing them into a sentient creature when the target dies
  • Charged Copper: Deals Best of Pierce/Shock
Technical
Weapon ID
Hunting_Bow_U_Animancer

Essence Interrupter is a hunting bow in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Description[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Critics of soul manipulation disparage animancy as a reckless perversion of the natural order. While these arguments are often steeped in political animus, every once and a while they hit the mark.

Such is the case with the Essence Interrupter, the product of an ambitious but unorthodox outcast of the Brackenbury Sanitarium. The inventor hypothesized a surefire method to Awaken kith souls by applying an instant jolt of spiritual stimulus to the cranium. Once he modified a hunting bow to unleash projectiles of charged adra and copper, he set up a market stall in Spirento where he promised compensation to anyone who participated in his study.

After calmly shooting arrows between the eyes of two test subjects, the animancer was taken into custody. Authorities never recovered his bow, which to this day reflects something of its inventor's unethical eccentricity.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Notes
Electrical Conduit / Thermal Conduit and Soul Diplomacy / Tethered Souls are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Electrical Conduit +5% Damage as Shock (Increases with Metaphysics) (Metaphysics * 0.0025) + 0.05 Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2
Thermal Conduit +5% Damage as Burn (Increases with Metaphysics) (Metaphysics * 0.0025) + 0.05 Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2
Soul Diplomacy Upgrade of Experimental Souls: Creatures are now always allies Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 Experimental Souls
Tethered Souls Upgrade of Experimental Souls: Creatures now live twice as long Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 Experimental Souls