Akola's Apex Ward
Akola's Apex Ward

Deflection Accuracy Type
+ 18 - 8 Large Shield
Shield Engagement: +1 Enemies Engaged
Superb: +6 Shield Deflection
Hard Counter: 15% chance to launch Crush counterattack when missed in melee
Blood Rage: +10 Accuracy and +10% weapon Damage when below 50% Health

Akola's Apex Ward is a Shield in Pillars of Eternity 2.


Long ago, a great Huana Huntress named Akola pitted her strength and endurance against the sea in the Trial of Waves. Armed with a spear, she set out to swim the breadth of the Spiny Reef - a shark-infested shallow beset by powerful surf and unpredictable tides. As she fought the waves, a massive pōraga shark ambushed her from below.

If legends are to be believed, Akola battled the shark for three days before emerging as the victor. Exhausted but triumphant, she towed the defeated beast to shore. Its meat fed the people of her village for a month, and with the shark's skin and teeth, Akola created this impressive shield.



Akola's Apex Ward Location/Acquisition

  • On a Huana vengeance ship. You need -3 or -4 reputation with the Huana for the ship to appear.



Akola's Apex Ward Quality

Players can only upgrade a Unique Shield's Quality to a higher tier level. Upgrading the Quality only affects its Deflection by 2 points.










Akola's Apex Ward Unique Enchantment Upgrades

Enchantments play a vital role in a player's equipment, these Enchantments provide different special effects that can be used as an advantage in battle. Some Unique Shields carry multiple Enchantments that players may equip and some Unique Shields only has one Enchantment. These Enchantments can only be found in Unique Items and can be upgraded if needed.

Players can unlock all of the upgrades listed for a Unique Shield's Enchantment, however, some upgrades replace the current enchantment, and some can be stacked as bonus effects. By doing this, players must have the required ingredients and sufficient Copper Pands (CP) to be able to craft their preferred upgrade.


Possible Upgrades below. You can choose only one.

Hide and Tooth

Hunter's Vigor

 +5% Melee Damage with Melee attacks, +3 Shield Deflection against Melee attacks.  +1 Armor Rating
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: garnet_sGarnet x1, awakened_adra_sAwakened Adra x1, brutish_bloodBrutish Blood x1, shark_meat_sAged Shark Meat x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: ruby_sRuby x1, awakened_wood_sAwakened Wood x1, awakened_adra_sAwakened Adra x1, shark_meat_sAged Shark Meat x1


Shark's Frenzy

Shark Teeth Counter

Grants Shark's Frenzy: Allied AoE: +20% Action Speed for 15.0 sec (1 per rest). Replaces: Hard Counter

25% chance to launch Crush/Slash counterattack when missed in melee.
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: rune_powder_sRune Powder x1, reagent_sReagent x1, awakened_adra_sAwakened Adra x1, shark_meat_sAged Shark Meat x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed:  agate_sAgate x1, scoria_sScoria x1, awakened_adra_sAwakened Adra x1, shark_meat_sAged Shark Meat x1



Akola's Apex Ward Notes/Tips

  • Price: copper_pand_icon3,107



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