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


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

Through physical imposition, raw intensity, and overt threats, Intimidate allows a character to leave onlookers shaken and cowed. Though not everyone responds well to intimidation, it can be used as an effective tool of persuasion.


As with other passive skills, Intimidate 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
Fighter +2
Paladin +2
Background bonuses:
Aristocrat +1
Dissident +1
Mercenary +1
Soldier* +1


Passive effects[]

unlimited – obtained during gameplay

Name Modifier Duration
Marofeto Liano's Training +1 Permanent
Infamous Captain +3 Permanent


unlimited – bonus while equipped

Type Item Enchantment Modifier
Cloak Frostfur Mantle [BW] Ripped from the Source +3
Gauntlets Onepahua's Strength Royal Blood +2
Ring Chameleon's Touch Versatile +1 (as Barbarian)

Consumable items[]

unlimited – for the user for a duration (sometimes only in combat)

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 Skipper's Stay Copper pands (cp)50 +2

Notable uses[]


Type Item Enchantment Stat Formula
Breastplate Casità Samelia's Legacy Confrontation Deflection (Intimidate * 0.25) + 5
Club Aretezzo's Cane [FS] Haughty Enemy Deflection on scoring Crit for 8.0 sec (Intimidate * -0.25) + -5