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Cadhu Scalth is a large shield in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

This shield was constructed for the use of an Engwithan saint as he performed his eternal vigil. Crafted from a single slab of adra, Cadhu Scalth - "the Saint's Protection" - is a natural reservoir for soul energy and lent considerable power to the vessel who bore it. The saint was parted from his shield only when the volcano over which the sacred site he guarded erupted.

The shield was recovered many years later by a band of Roparu woodsmen where it was half-submerged in a quickmud pit. The Roparu, none of whom grasped the value of the find, retrieved it for curiosity's sake. The shield was no more than a novelty until it began to "sing," as the woodsmen described it. They recounted to their chieftain that the dissonant melody hummed with "luminous colors" that revealed their lives past and shook them to their core. The chieftain, unwary of the implications of such tales, took the shield for his personal use.


  • Old City: Inside the Old City proper, in the hidden chamber in Ondra's temple.


Luminous Harmony and Soul Smite are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Luminous Harmony Upgrades Luminous Dissonance, removing the +5% Damage taken, and reducing damage taken from all sources (instead of just spells) Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 1 Luminous Dissonance
Soul Smite Grants Soul Smite, an upgraded version of Soul Strike, dealing more damage, interrupting on Graze, and pushing the target 3m back. Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 1 Soul Strike


  • Because of the existence of a sketch image for Cadhu Scalth, it's likely that it was originally intended to be a soulbound shield.