Atk Time Rec Time Pen Dmg
0.7s  4s 8 23-31
Exceptional: +30% Damage, +8 Accuracy, +2 Penetration
Lacerating: Hits with this weapon cause 10% Damage as Raw Damage over
Determined Demise: Grants Determined Demise
Initiative: 4 (in turn-based mode)

Effort is a Weapon in Pillars of Eternity 2.


This blade seems to appear and disappear from history every generation or so. Many great nobles, warriors, and adventurers have carried it and accomplished great and terrible things with its power. Few are mentioned by name, almost as if they were an afterthought to the weapon itself. No owner is known to have retained the sword for long, as they have all invariably met their fate in violent ways. It is rumored that the sword sings a strange song to the hearts of those who wield it, inspiring them to push themselves to the edge of their abilities and beyond, rarely to a good end. Thus it has changed hands many times.

Most recently it was recovered from the frozen corpse of a Vailian explorer in the White that Wends. He is said to have discovered the sword within the skeletal ribcage of a long-dead dragon along with the rusted remains of a suit of half-digested armor. Where or how the dragon's unfortunate victim acquired the weapon is unknown, though it can be reasoned he came about the blade in a similar macabre fashion.



Effort Location/Where to find



Effort Quality

Players can only upgrade a Unique Weapon's Quality to a higher tier level. Upgrading the Quality only affects the Damage by 15%, Accuracy by 4 points, and Penetration by 1 point.








  • +60 Damage
  • +16 Accuracy
  • +4 Penetration
  • Cost: copper_pand_icon30,000
  • Ingredients needed:



Effort 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 Weapons carry multiple Enchantments that players may equip and some Unique Weapons 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 Weapon'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.


Determined Demise

Possible Upgrades below.

Inspiring Demise

Valiant Demise

Replaces: Determined Demise

Immune to Resolve afflictions and gain Courageous Inspiration while under 25% Health
On unconscious, launches an AoE that gives Allies Steadfast(+5 Resolve) for 20.0 sec and does a full attack to enemies in 6m radius
Cost: copper_pand_icon6,000
Ingredients needed: adra_ban_sAdra Ban x4, binding_copper_sBinding Copper x2, awakened_adra_sAwakened Adra x2
Cost: copper_pand_icon6,000
Ingredients needed: ta_ondra_tara_sTa Ondra Tara x2, primal_windPrimal Wind x4, awakened_root_sAwakened Root x2



Possible Upgrades below.



Critical Hits can Hobble or Sicken enemies for 10.0 sec Replaces: Lacerating

Hits with this weapon cause 15% Damage as Raw Damage over time (over 6.0 sec)
Cost: copper_pand_icon6,000
Ingredients needed: black_pearl_sBlack Pearl x4, bear_claw_sClaw x2, lagufaeth_liver_sLagufaeth Liver x2
Cost: copper_pand_icon6,000
Ingredients needed: ruby_sRuby x4, ooze_plasma_sOoze Plasma x2, brutish_bloodBrutish Blood x2



Effort Notes/Tips

  • Price: copper_pand_icon2,410
  • Handling: Two-handed 



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