Cabalist's Gambeson


pierce_damage-icon slash_damage-icon burn_damage-icon corrode_damage-icon freeze_damage-icon shock_damage-icon Rec Spd
9 7 9 7 9 9 9 +20%
Exceptional: +2 Armor Rating
Protective Runes: +2 Armor Rating against spells
Initiative: +20% (In Turn-Base mode)

Cabalist's Gambeson is a unique Armor in Pillars of Eternity 2.


This armor was worn by a junior member of a secretive arcane society filled with infighting and betrayal. In the company of ruthless wizards, this enchanted gambeson offered a measure of security.



Cabalist's Gambeson Location/Acquisition

  • Location: Arkemyr's Manor
    • Acquisition: You'll find this item inside the vault of Arkemyr's Manor.



Cabalist's Gambeson Quality

Players can only upgrade a Unique Armor's Quality to a higher tier level. Upgrading the Quality only affects its Armor Rating by 1 point.










Cabalist's Gambeson 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 Armor carries multiple Enchantments that players may equip and some Unique Armor 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.

Arcane Containment

Arcane Extension

Retaliatory Runes

-10% Hostile effect duration +10% Beneficial effect duration 10% chance to Reflect against Spells
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: reagent_sReagent x1, velune_sVelune x1, solution_sSolution x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: reagent_sReagent x1, mother_of_pearl_sMother of Pearl x1, solution_sSolution x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: reagent_sReagent x1, garnet_sGarnet x1, solution_sSolution x1



Cabalist's Gambeson Notes/Tips

  • Price: copper_pand_icon1,240




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