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Disambig.png This article is about the enchantment. For the fighter ability, see Overbearing Guard. For a weapon type bonus, see Weapon bonus: Overbearing.

Overbearing is a unique enchantment in Pillars of Eternity.

It cannot be applied to items, but the enchantment can be found on unique equipment throughout Eora.

There is also Weapon bonus: Overbearing, a weapon type bonus innate for all Arbalests which grants the same effect.


Items with Overbearing enchantment[]

Icon Name Item type Enchantments
Pollaxe half mast icon.png Half-Mast Pollaxe
Sceptre puitente med principi icon.png Puitènte med Príncipi Scepter
Pike tall grass icon.png Tall Grass Pike
Great sword the hours of st rumbalt icon.png The Hours of St. Rumbalt Great sword
Great sword temaperacl icon.png The Temaperacl Great sword
Battle axe we toki icon.png Wē Toki Battle axe


  • The "can inflict Prone" description really means what it says: there is a separate Fortitude roll being done after every weapon crit. So even if the weapon itself does a crit, it can still "miss" with its additional Prone effect. However, the additional effect can also graze or crit, which will then affect its duration (1.5 sec or 4.5 sec, respectively).[1]
  • The final length of the Overbearing effect is affected by attacker's Intellect.


  1. See question about dots and hots on Obsidian forums.