Controls for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are customizable to the player, however the default settings are listed on this page.


Pillars of Eternity 2 Controls




Mouse Controls:

  • Click onto the ground - Move a character or the party into the specific spot.
  • Click onto an NPC - Talk to the NPC.
  • Click onto an opponent - Attack the opponent.
  • Click onto the map exit button - Leave a given location and bring up the world map.
  • Click onto an interactive item - Use the item.
  • Click onto the button or the icon of the interface bar - bring up the corresponding window, perform the specific action, use the specific item, etc.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and drag - Select multiple party members.
  • Hold down the right mouse button and drag - Change the party's orientation.
  • Hold down the middle mouse button and drag - move camera.
  • Move the pointer to the edge of the screen - move camera.
  • Use mouse scroll - Zoom in/out.


Keyboard Controls:


Space Pause the game. In this mode, you can issue orders to the party.
Tab Highlight interactive objects (items, containers, switches, etc).
I Inventory
A Change the pointer to the attack mode. This mode makes your character attack the NPC that you left-clicked onto, even if they are not hostile towards you, by default.
J Journal
C Character record
S Enters free mode. It provides you with more time to perform an action, but unlike the SPACE key, it does not pause the game.
D Enters fast mode (unavailable during combat).
F Formation selection window
X Cancellation of the action
R Rest window
G Opens the grimoire (the spell book)
P Party management window
1 to 6 Selects the individual party members
Backspace Selects all party members
Arrow Keys Move camera
Alt Stealth mode
F5 Quick save
F8 Quick load

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