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


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

A broad skill, history covers the commonly-accepted narratives of Eora's civilizations and how they came to be. As this skill draws from many sources, a measure of folklore has been woven into many stories.


As with other passive skills, History 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:
Barbarian +2
Chanter +2
Priest +2
Wizard +2
Background bonuses:
Artist +1
Dissident +1
Explorer +1
Scholar +1


Passive effects[]

unlimited – obtained during gameplay

Name Modifier Duration
Geirvard's Training +1 Permanent


unlimited – bonus while equipped

Type Item Enchantment Modifier
Amulet Wise Teeth Necklace Old Wisdom +1
Ring Chameleon's Touch Versatile +1 (as Chanter)


unlimited – bonus while equipped to either self or party

Pet Target Modifier
Boras [FS] Self +1

Consumable items[]

unlimited – to the user for a duration

Type Item Modifier Duration
Unguent Blessed Incense +2 120 sec

Notable uses[]


Type Item Enchantment Stat Formula
Cloak The Giftbearer's Cloth Steward of Memories Defenses (minus Deflection) (History * 0.5) + 5