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The overview of available weapon proficiencies Pillars Of Eternity 2 Guide and Walkthrough

Depending on the class, in Pillars of Eternity 2 you can choose several weapon proficiencies. This way your character can be much more efficient in battles. Proficiency unlocks special abilities that result in dealing more damage, higher combat potential, and more frequent critical attacks. Below, you can find the list of all the available weapon proficiencies.

Proficiency - The overview of available weapon proficiencies - Character progression - Pillars Of Eternity 2 Deadfire Game Guide

Bows

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Arbalest

Interrupting Shot

A successful shot knocks down the targeted enemy.

Crossbow

Overbearing Shot

A successful shot interrupts targeted unit's current action.

Hunting Bow

Rapid Shot

Causes rapid shooting at the cost of poorer aim.

War Bow

Overdraw

The character slowly draws the arrow and takes a good aim - this allows the unit to pierce any armor.

Firearms

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Arquebus

Aimed Shot

The character takes longer to shoot, however, the shot is much more precise.

Blunderbuss

 

Powder Burns

Burning shot.

Pistol

Rapid Shot

Rapid shots and reloading at the cost of poor aim.

Magical Implements

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Sceptre

Destructive Channeling

Additional energy hurts the owner of the weapon, however, the attacks deal more damage.

Rod

 

Blast

Rod attacks deal AoE damage at the cost of longer Recovery time.

Wand

Interfering Barrage

Attacks disrupt enemy abilities at the cost of smaller damage.

One-Handed

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Dagger

Parrying Blade

The character focuses on parrying enemy attacks at the cost of less damage he or she deals.

Battle Axe

Bleeding Cut

Attacks become less frequent, however, the targeted enemy starts to bleed.

Club

Bewildering Blows

Lowers targeted enemy's Will at the cost of less damage dealt.

Flail

Unbalancing Strikes

Targeted enemies' Reflex is decreased, while your character deals less damage.

Hatchet

Interfering Strikes

Attacks disrupt enemy abilities at the cost of dealing less damage.

Mace

Rending Smash

Attacks smash enemy armor at the cost of longer Recovery time.

Rapier

Vulnerable Thrust

Attacks have higher Penetration ratio at the cost of decreaser Deflection.

Sabre

Windmill Slash

Attacks have higher penetration rate at the cost of increased Recovery time.

Spear

Engaging Thrust

A character wielding this weapon focuses on defense - he can fight the additional enemy at the cost of Stride.

Stiletto

Piercing Thrust

Attacks get higher penetration rate at the cost of increased Recovery time.

Sword

Half-Sword

Attacks get higher penetration rate in exchange for decreased Deflection.

War Hammer

Piercing Bows

Attacks get increased penetration at the cost of increased Recovery.

Shields

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Small Shield

Binding Block

Better parrying and countering enemy attacks in exchange for extended Recovery time. Should the character parry an attack, his next attack will be more precise.

Medium Shield

Block

An attempt to completely block an incoming blow at the cost of longer Recovery.

Large Shield

The wall

A character cannot move - he or she hides behind a shield that reduces incoming attacks.

Two-Handed

Proficiency

Unlocked ability

Ability description

Estoc

Vulnerable Thrust

Your character gets higher Penetration ratio at the cost of decreased Deflection.

Great Sword

Rending Smash

Increases attack strength in exchange for poorer aim.

Morning Star

Body Blows

Deals less damage, however, it decreases targeted unit's Fortitude value.

Pike

Exposing Strikes

Reveals enemy's weak spots (resulting in more damage dealt by allied units) at the cost of less damage dealt.

Pollaxe

Engaging Threat

Reduces damage dealt to enemies but allows you to fight with more opponents at the same time.

Quarterstaff

Defensive Strike

Increases one's Deflection at the price of longer Recovery.

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