Nightshroud

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Nightshroud [WM1]
Mace nightshroud icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Requirements
Soulbound
Yes
Unique
Yes
Value
1,305 Copper pands (cp)
Weapon
Combat type
Melee
Handing
Speed
Average
Interrupt
0.5 sec (Average)
Damage
14-21 Crush
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Possible enchantments
Depends on soulbound level
Technical
Weapon ID
px1_mace_nightshroud

Nightshroud is a soulbound mace in Pillars of Eternity, added in The White March - Part I expansion. It can only be used by a Priest or Rogue.

Description[edit | edit source]

As with other soulbound weapons, the in-game description of Nightshroud is only gradually revealed. The description starts as a single paragraph, and a new one is added each time the weapon is upgraded:

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Shadows ooze and pool around you, filling your mind with memories of furtive expeditions, clandestine meetings, and the traffic of secrets. You hear the whispers of the men and women who snuck, struck, and survived by the power of this weapon.

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
An apprentice smith of the Pargrun was cleaning out the forge room when he saw something glowing in the slag heap. He told his master about it, but the older smith waved him off, assuring the Young man that it was merely a hot stone. Undeterred, the apprentice took the glowing stone before carting the rest of the slag away. He kept it in his pocket for the next several days, but the strange glow didn't abate. He snuck into the smithy at night to begin working on the piece. Yet he couldn't bring himself to hammer the glowing ore into a blade. Instead, he fashioned a mace.

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
A thief from Ixamitl heard of the wealth of Durgan's Battery and determined to find the place that she might steal from it. She fell in with a traveling merchant company and followed them to the Battery, learning that the wealth of the dwarves lay in arms and armor. She snuck into the armory one night, determined to take a few pieces to sell. Yet she heard guards in the hall and realized she'd been discovered, and so she grabbed the first weapon she saw - a mace with a glowing head. She bludgeoned the first guard who came looking for her, and as he stumbled around, blinded and lost, she made her escape. So useful was the mace that she used it for decades before finally selling it.

Level 4[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Nightshroud was eventually returned to Durgan's Battery by a Young priestess of Wael who received a vision of the mace's creation from his god. Vasel, the smith who had forged it, was a grown man and master smith at the Battery, but he recognized the mace immediately. When he asked the priestess why she'd brought it back, the Young woman said, "All things are found that they may be lost again - this is the wisdom of the Obscured." With that, she departed.

Soulbound upgrades[edit | edit source]

Level Requirements Classes Value Damage Enchantments
1
  • Bind this item to unlock the next level.
1,305Copper pands (cp) 14-21
2
  • Cause the Blinded affliction 13 times with Nightshroud to unlock the next level.
1,405Copper pands (cp) 14-21
3
  • Kill 13 Humans with Nightshroud to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Kill 65 enemies with Nightshroud to unlock the next level.
2,305Copper pands (cp) 14-21
3
  • Kill 13 Humans with Nightshroud to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Kill 65 enemies with Nightshroud to unlock the next level
2,305Copper pands (cp) 14-21
4
  • Kill 3 Cean Gŵlas with Nightshroud to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Kill 15 enemies with Nightshroud to unlock the next level
2,705Copper pands (cp) 16-23

Location[edit | edit source]

Gameplay tips[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]