Your adventure in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire starts with characters equipped with basic items, that very soon prove to be insufficient, hence, the need to find a better armor and weapons ensues. Without much effort, you can find a one-handed Gladiator Sword on the first island, besides, it's also a good idea to visit the merchant at Port Maje Harbor.
- How to get the Gladiator Sword?
- Interesting items sold by the Port Maje merchant
- Repairing Whispers of Yenwood / Blade of the Endless Paths in Neketaka
How to get the Gladiator Sword?
The Gladiator Sword is a one-handed weapon dealing 15-22 slashing and piercing damage. In addition, it grants +15% damage, +4 accuracy, increases damage and deflection, if the character is using a shield.
Acquiring this weapon demands visiting the Engwithan Digsite, in particular its lower part, the Arena sub-level, this area must be visited because of both the Stranded quest and To Hunt a God, so there's a large incentive to kill two birds with one stone.
The Gladiator Sword can be found in the marked area (as shown in the above picture), however, the entrance to the room is blocked, so you have to solve the Trial by fire puzzle first.
First, you have to ignite the fire on the left and right of the blocked entrance. To do this, click on them and later use a torch or a flint during the interactive scene that will follow. This will activate the nearby pressure sensitive tiles. The puzzle is solved by pressing the proper three tiles. In the top row, press (counting from the left-hand-side) tiles 1 and 3, from the bottom row, press (again, from the left) tile 1. The tiles that you can press have been shown in the picture above. Behind the door that opens, you will find a chest with the Gladiator Sword and a Jade inside.
Interesting items sold by the Port Maje merchant
The weapons merchant is located in the center of Port Maje Harbor (see picture above). Although, you start the game with an empty pouch, picking up all the possible loot you can find (that you will later sell), and completing a few side quests (e.g. Burning bridges or Restoring Order - look up our walkthrough) will get you a few thousand coins, and with this kid of many you can finally go on a wild shopping spree.
The merchant has a few particularly interesting items in his offer:
- Shattered revenge - a one handed mace dealing 13-18 crushing damage. Aside from that, it grants a few additional effects: +13 accuracy, +30% damage, +2 penetration, and a 33% chance of casting a curse onto a target that increases damage taken (stacking effect). Cost: 5035 coins.
- Swordman's bracers - effect: changes 10% of the hits to wound an enemy. Cost: 1000 coins. Attention - the bracers are found in a chest next to the merchant, so you can try to steal them.
- Arquebus - a two-handed ranged weapon dealing 20-26 piercing damage. Cost: 1000 coins.
- Halberd - a two-handed weapon dealing 14-22 slashing and crushing damage. Cost: 100 coins.
Repairing Whispers of Yenwood / Blade of the Endless Paths in Neketaka
You will have a chance to obtain two swords of high quality once you reach Neketaka Island, and head to Periki's Overlook (M15).
These two swords are Whispers of Yenwood and Blade of the Endless Paths. Start by searching the chest in the captain's cabin located on the hero's ship. There, you can find fragments of one or both weapons (the screenshot presents an example of such fragments). Their "availability" depends on decisions made in the first part of Pillars of Eternity (you can affect this by importing your saves or selecting one of the recommended stories).
Once you have one of the fragments, you can reach Marihi's Metalworks (M15, 7). Show Marihi the fragments, and you will learn how to repair the swords. Unfortunately, broken pieces are not enough to repair your weapon and you will also need to give the woman a lot of gold.
The above picture presents repaired Whispers of Yenwood. It offers High quality (bonus damage, accuracy, and penetration), Reliable (50% of Misses are converted to Grazes), Soul Cutter (additional damage and accuracy against Spirits) and Whispers of the Dead (-5 Will, receiving Critical Hits causes an additional -5 Will until combat ends).