Priest spell

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Priests have access to a variety of support and some offense-oriented spells. Every two levels, priests automatically gain access to an additional set of spells. Initially, their spells can be cast a limited number of times per rest. As priests gain power, their weaker spells eventually shift to per-encounter use.

Priests do not gain power directly from their deity, but from their belief in the deity and the tenets of their religion. Priests gather energy into their own souls and release it through the use of specific prayers. These prayers form the common spells priests use in battle, ranging from healing magic and divine attacks to a variety of blessings and curses. Relying on large area of effect bonuses mixed with small area offensive spells to direct combat from afar.[1]

Priests gain access to all spells of a given level as soon as he/she is able to cast from that level, but their overall access is limited by their faith.[2] There are 8 spell level in Pillars of Eternity. On the first level the priest gains access to the first spell level, on the third level he/she gains access to 2nd spell level and on the 5th level he/she gains access to the 3rd spell level.[3]

Compared to wizards, priests have access to a smaller number of spells overall but do not need to prepare those spells in a grimoire. And while priests do have offensive spells, they are smaller in area and generally weaker in power than similar effects available to wizards and druids.[1]

Note:  Holy Radiance is learnt automatically by all priests at level 1. Its effectiveness depends on the priest's dispositions and level.

1st Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Holy radiance icon.png Holy Radiance Fast 5.0m Radius from Caster 15.0 seconds Creates a field of holy energy around the priest, Burning any vessels in the vicinity and regenerating a modest amount of Endurance for allies. The power of a priest's Holy Radiance is modified by how well his or her Reputations align with the preferred behaviors of his or her faith.
Armor of faith icon.png Armor of Faith Average 5m 2.5m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +4 Damage Reduction (DR)
Creates a tangible shield of faith, increasing the Damage Reduction of allies in the area of effect.
Barbs of condemnation icon.png Barbs of Condemnation Average 12m 10.0 seconds
  • 20-30 Pierce damage
  • -5 All Defenses
Punishes a target for their sins, decreasing their Deflection, Fortitude, Reflex, and Will.
Blessing icon.png Blessing Average 5m 5.0m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +5 Accuracy
  • Friendly AoE: +10% Damage
A call for divine favor that increases the Accuracy and damage of allies in the area of effect.
Divine terror icon.png Divine Terror Average 5m 1.25m Radius 15.0 seconds Strikes fear into the hearts of the unworthy, inflicting a penalty to Accuracy on all enemies in the area of effect.
Halt icon.png Halt Fast 10m 10.0 seconds Commands a single enemy to halt, causing them to temporarily cease all movement.
Holy meditation icon.png Holy Meditation Fast 10m 2.5m Radius 30.0 seconds The priest clears his or her mind, spreading that clarity to nearby allies, thereby increasing their Concentration and Will Bonuses.
Prayer against fear icon.png Prayer Against Fear Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Steels the mind of allies in the area of effect against all external fears, granting immunity to the Frightened and Terrified afflictions.
Restore minor endurance icon.png Restore Minor Endurance Fast 5m 1.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +12 Endurance
Shares a portion of the caster's divine strength, restoring some Endurance to all allies in the area of effect.
Withdraw icon.png Withdraw Fast 5m 20.0 seconds
  • Friendly Target: Invisible
  • Friendly Target: +76.7 Endurance over time
  • Friendly Target: Stasis Shield
Isolates a single target within a protective sphere, shielding them from harm while their Endurance regenerates.

2nd Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Consecrated ground icon.png Consecrated Ground Average 2.5m Radius from Caster 20.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +9.3 Endurance per second
Creates a long-lasting circle of healing, regenerating ally Endurance.
Divine mark icon.png Divine Mark Average 2.5m 10.0 seconds
  • 40-50 Burn Damage
  • -25 Deflection
Marks a target for retribution, inflicting Burn damage and lowering Deflection.
Holy power icon.png Holy Power Average Aura Range: 1.3m 30.0 seconds Creates a zone of divine favor, increasing the Might and Resolve of allies in the area of effect.
Iconic projection icon.png Iconic Projection Fast Length: 10m
  • Foe Target: 20 Freeze damage
  • Friendly Target: +20 Endurance
Creates a slow-moving energetic projection of the priest's faith, returning Endurance to allies and inflicting Freeze damage to enemies.
Instill doubt icon.png Instill Doubt Average 5m 1.75m Radius 20.0 seconds Taps into subconscious uncertainties, reducing the Speed of all enemies in the area of effect.
Prayer against infirmity icon.png Prayer Against Infirmity Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Fortifies the health of allies in the area of effect, granting immunity to the Sickened and Weakened afflictions.
Repulsing seal icon.png Repulsing Seal Average 5m 1.25m Radius Hazard 600.0 seconds
  • Hazard AoE: Prone for 7 seconds
Places a magical seal on the floor that sends enemies sprawling on contact, causing them to become Prone.
Restore light endurance icon.png Restore Light Endurance Fast 5m 1.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +18 Endurance
Shares a portion of the caster's divine strength, restoring some Endurance to all allies in the area of effect.
Suppress affliction icon.png Suppress Affliction Average 5m 1.75m Radius 5.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: Hostile effects suspended
Stifles detrimental conditions through sheer force of will, temporarily suspending hostile status effects on allies in the area of effect.

3rd Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Circle of protection icon.png Circle of Protection Average 10m 5.0m Radius 10.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +15 All Defenses
Creates a large zone of divine shelter, granting allies a bonus to all Defenses.
Despondent blows icon.png Despondent Blows Average 10m 1.25m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: -15 Melee Accuracy
  • Foe AoE: +15% of Crits converted to Hits
Nagging doubt in the face of unbreakable faith consumes enemies in the area of effect, lowering their Melee Accuracy and Critical Hit range.
Dire blessing icon.png Dire Blessing Fast 5m 2.5m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +20% of Hits converted to Crits
Strengthens allies' resolve in battle, increasing the probability they will land a Critical Hit.
Pillar of faith icon.png Pillar of Faith Average 10m Target + 1.25m Radius 10.0 seconds
  • Target: 30-40 Crush Damage (+10 Accuracy vs Reflex)
  • Foe AoE: Prone (+15 Accuracy vs Fortitude)
Calls down a pillar of divine judgment, inflicting Crush damage and Knockdown on enemies in the area of effect.
Prayer against restraint icon.png Prayer Against Restraint Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Frees allies in the area of effect from perceived constraints, granting immunity to the Hobbled and Stuck afflictions.
Restore moderate endurance icon.png Restore Moderate Endurance Fast 5m 1.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +26 Endurance
Shares a portion of the caster's divine strength, restoring a moderate amount of Endurance to all allies in the area of effect.
Warding seal icon.png Warding Seal Average 10m 1.25m Radius Hazard 600.0 seconds Generates a magical seal that explodes in a burst of electrical energy when an enemy comes into contact with it, inflicting Shock damage.
Watchful presence icon.png Watchful Presence Average 5m 5.0m Radius Blesses allies with the aid of a sympathetic soul, releasing a healing effect when their Endurance is low.

4th Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Barring deaths door icon.png Barring Death's Door Fast 5m 20.0 seconds
  • Friendly Target: Prevent Death
Prevents a severely wounded character's Health from reaching 0 when it would result in the death of the character. The character can still be knocked out through Endurance loss.
Devotions for the faithful icon.png Devotions for the Faithful Average 5m 2.5m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +4 Might, +20 Accuracy
  • Foe AoE: -10 Might, -20 Accuracy
Invokes the benediction of the priest's god, imbuing allies in the area of effect with Accuracy and Might bonuses while enemies receive penalties to the same.
Litany against minor afflictions icon.png Litany Against Minor Afflictions [WM2] Fast 5m 20.0 seconds Grants a single ally temporary immunity to the Blinded, Confused, Dazed, Distracted, Frightened, Hobbled, Prone, Sickened, and Stuck afflictions.
Prayer against bewilderment icon.png Prayer Against Bewilderment Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Bestows alacrity upon the minds of allies in the area of effect, granting immunity to the Confused and Dazed afflictions.
Restore major endurance icon.png Restore Major Endurance Fast 5m 1.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +38 Endurance
Shares a generous portion of the caster's divine strength, restoring a significant amount of Endurance to all allies in the area of effect.
Searing seal icon.png Searing Seal Average 10m 2.5m Radius Hazard 600.0 seconds
  • 20-35 Burn damage (Accuracy vs Will)
  • If successful: Blinded for 15 seconds (Accuracy vs Will)
Places a magical seal on the floor that bursts into flame when an enemy comes into contact with it, Blinding them and inflicting Burn damage.
Shining beacon icon.png Shining Beacon Average 5m 2.5m Radius 9.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: -10 All Defenses
  • Foe AoE: 80 Burn damage over time
Conjures an intensely luminous beacon of light, causing enemies in the area of effect to take a penalty to all defenses and accrue Burn damage over time.
Triumph of the crusaders icon.png Triumph of the Crusaders Average 10m 1.25m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +200 Endurance per kill
Imparts to allies the fervor of righteousness in battle. When any ally in the area of effect delivers a killing blow, he or she regains Endurance.

5th Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Champions boon icon.png Champion's Boon Average 30.0 seconds
  • Friendly Target: +10 Might
  • Friendly Target: +10 Perception
  • Friendly Target: +5 Damage Reduction (DR)
Grants a divine favor to an ally, imbuing him or her with a bonus to Might, Perception and all Damage Reductions.
Pillar of holy fire icon.png Pillar of Holy Fire Average 10m 1.25m Radius
  • AoE: 50-60 Burn damage
Summons a flaming pillar of righteous anger, Burning everyone in the area of effect.
Prayer against imprisonment icon.png Prayer Against Imprisonment Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Instills a spirit of liberation in allies in the area of effect, granting immunity to the Paralyzed and Petrified afflictions.
Restore critical endurance icon.png Restore Critical Endurance Fast 5m 1.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +55 Endurance
Shares a substantial portion of the caster's divine strength, restoring a large amount of Endurance to all allies in the area of effect.
Revive the fallen icon.png Revive the Fallen Average 5m 1.25m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: Revive with 50 Endurance
Grants fallen friends a second chance, reviving unconscious allies in the area of effect and restoring a small amount of their Endurance.
Salvation of time icon.png Salvation of Time Average 10m 2.5m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +10 seconds duration of active beneficial effects
Beseeches the gods for more time, extending the duration of all beneficial effects on allies in the area of effect.
Shields for the faithful icon.png Shields for the Faithful Average 10m 1.75m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +25 Deflection
Conjures a powerful holy shield, granting a Deflection bonus to all allies in the area of effect.

6th Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Cleansing flame icon.png Cleansing Flame Average 10m + 3m Jump Foe Target + 2 Jump Targets 5.0 seconds
  • Foe Target: 80 Burn damage over time
  • Foe Target: -5 seconds duration of active beneficial effects
  • Foe Target: +100% Damage Over Time tick rate
  • Foe Jump Targets (x2): Applies same effects as Foe Target
The priest hurls a ball of holy fire at the enemy that purges its protections and speeds its doom. Does continuous Burn damage for five seconds and accelerates the timer for all beneficial effects on the target (except heals), as well as those of any continuous damage effects. Leaps to up to two add
Crowns for the faithful icon.png Crowns for the Faithful Average 10m 1.25m Radius 30.0 seconds Crowns allies in the glory of the priest's god, imbuing all allies in the area of effect with bonuses to Perception, Intellect, and Resolve.
Litany against major afflictions icon.png Litany Against Major Afflictions [WM2] Fast 5m 20.0 seconds Grants a single ally temporary immunity to the Charmed, Dominated, Paralyzed, Petrified, Stunned, Terrified, and Weakened afflictions.
Minor intercession icon.png Minor Intercession Fast 5m 5.0m Radius
  • Friendly AoE: +25 Endurance
  • Friendly AoE: -5 seconds duration of active hostile effects
Calls upon the aid of the priest's god, restoring Endurance and reducing durations of negative effects for all allies in the area of effect.
Prayer against treachery icon.png Prayer Against Treachery Fast 5m 3.0m Radius 20.0 seconds Galvanizes the devotion of the party, granting immunity to the Charmed and Dominated afflictions.
Spark the souls of the righteous icon.png Spark the Souls of the Righteous Average 2.5m 2.5m Radius 30.0 seconds
  • Allied AoE: Aura dealing Shock damage to enemies
Ignites a powerful zeal within allies that manifests in an aura that Shocks any enemies near them.

7th Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Minor avatar icon.png Minor Avatar [WM1] Average 30.0 seconds The priest gains a supernatural glow as he or she is infused with power. As a minor avatar of their deity, the priest gains bonuses in all Attributes, Endurance, Health, and weapon damage.
Resurrection icon.png Resurrection [WM1] Average 5m Friendly Target + 1.5m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Friendly Target: Revive with 125 Endurance
  • Friendly Target: Prevent Death for 20 seconds
  • Friendly AoE: +75 Endurance
A single ally is revived and healed. They receive the effects of Barring Death's Door and nearby allies are healed.
Storm of holy fire icon.png Storm of Holy Fire [WM1] Slow 15m 5.0m Radius 9.0 seconds
  • AoE: 24-30 Burn damage
A terrible rain of fire falls in the area of effect, repeatedly inflicting Burn damage on all in the area of effect.

8th Level Priest Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Speed Range Area Duration Effects Description
Hand of weal and woe icon.png Hand of Weal and Woe [WM2] Fast 5m 10.0 seconds
  • Foe Target: 25 Burn damage per second
  • Foe Beam: 25 Burn damage per second
  • Friendly Target: +25 Endurance per second
  • Friendly Beam: +25 Endurance per second
The priest calls forth a beam of light that heals allies and burns enemies caught in the ray.
Symbol of deity icon.png Symbol of Berath [WM2] Average 3m 2.5m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: 15-25 Corrode damage
  • Foe AoE: If successful: Weakened for 3 seconds
Emblazons the ground with the symbol of Berath, periodically causing Corrode damage to enemies and leaving them Weakened.
Symbol of deity icon.png Symbol of Eothas [WM2] Average 3m 2.5m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: 15-25 Burn damage
  • Friendly AoE: +20 All Defenses for 3 seconds
Emblazons the ground with the symbol of Eothas, periodically causing Burn damage to enemies in the area and granting defensive bonuses to allies.
Symbol of deity icon.png Symbol of Magran [WM2] Average 3m 2.5m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: 15-25 Burn damage
  • Foe AoE: If successful: Blinded for 3 seconds
Emblazons the ground with the symbol of Magran, periodically causing Burn damage to enemies in the area and leaving them Blinded.
Symbol of deity icon.png Symbol of Skaen [WM2] Average 3m 2.5m Radius 20.0 seconds
  • Foe AoE: 15-25 Pierce damage (Accuracy vs Deflection)
  • Foe AoE: If successful: Hobbled for 3 seconds (Accuracy vs Reflex)
Emblazons the ground with the symbol of Skaen, periodically causing Pierce damage to enemies in the area and leaving them Hobbled.
Symbol of deity icon.png Symbol of Wael [WM2] Average 3m 2.5m Radius 20.0 seconds Emblazons the ground with the symbol of Wael, periodically causing Freeze damage to enemies in the area and granting Confused, Charmed, and Dominated resistance to allies.
Watchful guardian icon.png Watchful Guardian [WM2] Average 5m 5.0m Radius The priest's faith becomes a wellspring of indomitability for his or her allies. When an affected ally is knocked unconscious in battle, he or she will immediately be revived and have some Endurance healed.

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