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Bronlar's Phalanx is a large shield in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

Long before the founding of the Aedyr Empire, the tribal lords of the Aedyr Kingdom pledged their service to the fercönyg, the "first king." One such king, Bronlar, also served as a theater general. He led an elite detachment of pikemen known as the Thorned Wall. Unlike the fercönyg's personal guard unit, the Tall Grass, Bronlar's soldiers had little use for the trappings of ceremony. They needed only their shields and spears.

When conflict with the Kulklin bloomed into war, Bronlar received word of enemies marching on the strategically vital bridge at Skerbaen. With no time for dispatches he marched with his single phalanx to hold the crossing. There his force was met by a horde of hostile warriors on the opposite bank. Outnumbered at least five-to-one, Bronlar issued a single imperative.

"None shall cross."

The Thorned Wall never gave an inch even as they began to fall. Casualties mounting, Bronlar knew his shield wall could not hold forever, so he ordered his men to withdraw and burn the bridge. The warrior king was last seen holding off the advancing enemy force singlehandedly, even as the flames enveloped him. His shield, blackened but unbroken, was later recovered. It now serves as symbol of Aedyran courage and commitment to duty.



Strategist / Tactician and Sentinel / Stand Firm are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Strategist Engaging an enemy for the first time in combat Confuses them for 30.0 sec Copper pands (cp)3,000 2 1 1
Tactician Engaging an enemy for the first time in combat Interrupts them Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 2
Sentinel Upgrades Stand Guard, removing the immobility effect Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 1 1 Stand Guard
Stand Firm Adds Stand Firm to the Stand Guard effect: +1 Armor Rating and +3 Health every 6.0 sec while under 25% Health Copper pands (cp)3,000 2 1 1 Stand Guard