Boreal Dwarf is a Subrace in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Dwarves are one of the civilized races that inhabit Eora. There is great ethnic diversity between Dwarves in different regions of the world. In Pillars of Eternity two sub-races of dwarves appear, namely mountain dwarves and boreal dwarves.
Most boreal dwarves (Enutanik) live in the remote southern island of Naasitaq, where they share the rocky tundra and snow-covered forests with migratory pale elves and the coast-hugging ships of aumaua. Like their northern cousins, Enutanik share an instinctive love of exploration. Boreal dwarves are most commonly encountered in The White that Wends or the southern reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago and are only rarely seen in other lands.
Dwarves have a cultural predilection (some go so far as to say it's an instinct) to explore. They've actually been some of the earliest colonists in many parts of their world, though their colonies don't have a particularly good rate of survival. e.g. White March.
Physically, dwarves are known for being short and thick-limbed. They tend to be extremely sturdy and durable, often attributed to spending millennia living in rocky environments more suited to goats than people. Their natural lifespan is typically between 110 and 190 years.
Boreal Dwarf Race Bonuses
- Dwarves are known for their great strength and tenacity, and gain a +2 bonus to Might, a -1 penalty to Dexterity and a +1 bonus to Constitution
- Hunter's Instincts - In boreal dwarf lands, primordial creatures (oozes, sentient fungi and plants) and wilder (ogres, skuldrs, trolls, vithrack, and xaurips) have long preyed on isolated hunters. Generations of conflict with these creatures have given the boreal dwarves an increased chance to graze against them, rather than Miss. (Converts 50% of misses to grazes against primordial and wilder enemies.)
Dwarf Tips & Notes