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Diplomacy is a passive skill in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

Diplomacy can be used to negotiate rational and reasonable resolutions to difficult situations. It stresses patience, respect, and sensitivity, and may therefore be despised by the rough edges of Eoran societies.


As with other passive skills, Diplomacy is only used during conversations and scripted interactions, and otherwise has no effect on gameplay or combat mechanics whatsoever.

Initial bonuses[]

The following bonuses are applied as a result of a character's class and background.

Class bonuses:
Chanter +2
Paladin +2
Priest +2
Ranger +2
Background bonuses:
Aristocrat +1
Explorer +1
Gentry* +2
Merchant +1
Missionary* +1


Passive effects[]

unlimited – obtained during gameplay

Name Modifier Duration
Carlo's Training +1 Permanent


unlimited – bonus while equipped

Type Item Enchantment Modifier
Amulet Dyrwoodan Mayoral Medallion Negotiator +1
Cloak Ruata's Walking Cloak Well-traveled +1
Ring Chameleon's Touch Versatile +1 (as Paladin)
Ring Entonia Signet Ring Inviolate +2

Consumable items[]

unlimited – to the user for a duration

Type Item Modifier Duration
Unguent Oil of Allure +2 120 sec

Resting bonuses[]

one - until next rest

Location Room Cost Modifier
Port Maje Harbor, The Kraken's Eye Bloody Mess Copper pands (cp)50 +2
Port Maje Harbor, The Kraken's Eye Skipper's Stay Copper pands (cp)50 +2


Consumable items[]

unlimited – to the user for a duration

Type Item Modifier Duration
Food Kith Meat -5 Until rest
Food Corpse Loaf -3 Until rest
Food Forbidden Flesh Pie -3 Until rest

Notable uses[]


Type Item Enchantment Stat Formula
Large shield Shining Bulwark Defensive Beacon Health in Allied AoE (Diplomacy * 2) + 10
Club Aretezzo's Cane [FS] Humble Deflection* (Diplomacy * -0.25) + -5