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Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

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Controls Pillars of Eternity Guide

Mouse

In Pillars of Eternity, many of the actions are performed with the mouse only. The most important ones are:

  • Click onto the ground - Move a character or the party into the specific spot.
  • Click onto an NPC - Talk to the NPC.
  • Click onto an opponent - Attack the opponent.
  • Click onto the map exit button - Leave a given location and bring up the world map.
  • Click onto an interactive item - Use the item.
  • Click onto the button or the icon of the interface bar - bring up the corresponding window, perform the specific action, use the specific item, etc.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and drag - Select multiple party members.
  • Hold down the right mouse button and drag - Change the party's orientation.
  • Hold down the middle mouse button and drag - move camera.
  • Move the pointer to the edge of the screen - move camera.
  • Use mouse scroll - Zoom in/out.

Keyboard

The below table presents the most important hotkeys used in the game:

Pause the game - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Pause the game. In this mode, you can issue orders to the party.

Highlight interactive objects (items, containers, switches, etc) - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Highlight interactive objects (items, containers, switches, etc).

Inventory - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Inventory

Change the pointer to the attack mode - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Change the pointer to the attack mode. This mode makes your character attack the NPC that you left-clicked onto, even if they are not hostile towards you, by default.

Journal - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Journal

Character record - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Character record

Enters free mode - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Enters free mode. It provides you with more time to perform an action, but unlike the SPACE key, it does not pause the game.

Enters fast mode (unavailable during combat) - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Enters fast mode (unavailable during combat).

Formation selection window - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Formation selection window

Cancellation of the action - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Cancellation of the action

Rest window - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Rest window

Opens the grimoire (the spell book) - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Opens the grimoire (the spell book)

Party management window - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Party management window

1 - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthroughto Selects the individual party members - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Selects the individual party members

Selects all party members - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Selects all party members

Move camera - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Move camera

Stealth mode - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Stealth mode

Quick save - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Quick save

Quick load - Controls - Basics - Pillars of Eternity Game Guide & Walkthrough

Quick load

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