Heart of Fury

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Heart of Fury
Heart of fury icon.png
Melee only
Optional at level 11
Area (of effect)
2.0m Radius from Caster
1.0 second
Defended by
1 per Encounter

Heart of Fury is a Barbarian ability in Pillars of Eternity.

The barbarian swings viciously in a lightning-quick flurry, taking on all comers. Each equipped weapon attacks every nearby enemy, doing extra damage and inflicting Carnage if applicable.

Advice[edit | edit source]

  • The description of this ability is somewhat misleading. "Each equipped weapon" means the weapons that the Barbarian is currently holding (a Full Attack), and not weapons that the Barbarian may have equipped in alternative weapon slots.
  • Like all Full Attack abilities, Heart of Fury benefits greatly from having two weapons equipped when it is used. This effectively doubles the already substantial number of attacks carried out by this ability. A popular approach to using this ability is to swap back to a 2 handed weapon after Heart of Fury has been carried out.
  • When Heart of Fury is being used with two weapons equipped, the character will carry out two "spins", one after the other. If the initial target dies in the first spin, the second spin will not take place. When dual wielding and using Heart of Fury it is therefore advantageous to attack the target most likely to survive the first spin.
  • Heart of Fury was changed from Per Rest to Per Encounter in one of the later patches of the game. It is now widely considered to be the apex of the Barbarian's abilities, and is one of the strongest attacks in Pillars of Eternity for dealing with large groups of enemies.