Lore

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Disambig.png This article is about the skill. For the Pillars of Eternity game lore, see game lore.

Lore is one of the five skills in Pillars of Eternity. It is used when there are questions regarding knowledge about the world, its inhabitants or mysteries, and to determine the level of a scroll a character may use: the Lore score has to be twice the number of the scroll's level (except for level 1).

Description[edit | edit source]

Lore represents a character's accumulated miscellaneous knowledge and trivia, often of occult or esoteric topics. Outside of conversations and scripted interactions, Lore is used to activate scrolls. Higher Lore values allow the character to use higher level scrolls.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Class bonuses[edit | edit source]

Culture bonuses[edit | edit source]

Uses of Lore in interactions[edit | edit source]

Quest dialogs[edit | edit source]

In quest related dialogs the player's Lore score may unlock options of knowledge about things, that otherwise first would have to be asked for, or that allow alternative ways of solving the task.

Quest Location NPC Description Lore required Other requirements
A Moment's Respite Encampment Glanfathan Leader 1
A Moment's Respite Encampment Glanfathan Leader 1 Intellect 15
The Old Watcher Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 1 Maerwald Know what he means when speaking of an Awakening. 2
Fragments of a Scattered Faith First FiresDucal Palace Records Keeper Comment about the Dyrwoodans' treatment of Readceran prisoners of war, granting access to the records. 5 Perception 19
Clandestine Cargo BrackenburySanitarium (first floor) Nans Tell her she speaks nonsense and would be very well able to repair the scepter, thus raising its value. 4
Durgan's Battery Caed NuaMain Keep Steward Instead of having to ask where Stalwart lies, you know it's a long way. 2
Durgan's Battery Caed NuaMain Keep Steward Instead of having to ask what Durgan's Battery might be, you know it's the source of the famous steel. 4

Other dialogs[edit | edit source]

In dialogs, not related to certain quests, the player's Lore score may as well unlock additional conversation options.

Location NPC Description Lore required Other requirements
Dyrford Village Hendyna Ask if she is pregnant. 4
Dyrford Village Lord Harond Tell him that there are better cities to look for a suitor. (Also available with [Intellect 14].) 4
Dyrford Village Lord Harond Ask him why he didn't take another route. 5
Dyrford Ruins Blood Pool Discover what the spirits are. 6


Buffs[edit | edit source]

In addition to a character's base Lore, there are various ways to gain further bonuses. Some of these buffs are permanent or can be activated for as long as desired, while others must be enabled and then expire after their duration runs out. Some can only applied to the character themselves, while others apply to allies. Some buffs stack, others are mutually exclusive.

A character's Lore score for a certain attack can benefit from the given number of bonuses from each of the following tables at the same time.

Passive Abilities and Talents[edit | edit source]

UnlimitedPermanently active once learned

Talent Classes Lore modifier
Hylea's Boon All +1

¹ The tooltip for Dungeon Delver does not mention the skill bonus, but it can be seen in the tooltip breakdown of the boosts to Lore.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

One onlyWhile equipped

Weapon type Name Lore modifier

Equipment[edit | edit source]

One onlyWhile equipped

Slot Item Lore modifier
Armor Argwes Adra +2
Armor Rundl's Finery +2
Neck Glanfathan Adraswen +2


Feet Viettro's Formal Footwear [WM2] +3

Rites[edit | edit source]

One onlyDuration: see table

Item Modifier Duration
Rite of Ancient Legends +3 120 s

Resting[edit | edit source]

One onlyDuration: see table

Area Inn Room Lore modifier Duration
Copperlane The Goose and Fox Suite of Worldly Wonders +2 2 rests
Caed Nua Brighthollow Library +2 3 rests

Boons[edit | edit source]

One only – For the protagonist only – Duration: see table

Prostitute Lore modifier Duration
Aldwyn +1 1 rest


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