Nerian's Ward

Deflection Accuracy Type
+6 - 4 Medium Shield
Shield Engagement: +1 Enemies Engaged
Exceptional: +4 Shield Deflection
Father's Aegis: Incoming weapon Damage reduced by 10% (Increases as Health is lost for max +25% Damage reduction)

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



This round shield was crafted by Orvyn, an Aedyran blacksmith after his son, Nerian, informed him of his decision to leave home to follow a life of adventuring. Unable to dissuade his son, Orvyn intended to make sure Nerian would carry something with which to defend himself from the many dangers he would surely encounter.

Orvyn worked for weeks, painstakingly assembling the finest shield he had ever constructed. The blacksmith could not afford expensive wood or fancy leather. Even the rivets were of humble iron. The quality of the craftsmanship however, and the care which Orvyn poured into the shield, made into something greater than the sum of its parts. It was the last gift Nerian would receive from his father, who passed away only several weeks after his departure.

Nerian would survive his adventures, eventually retiring to his family home where he took up the smithy's hammer for himself.



Nerian's Ward Location/Acquisition

  • Location: Motare o Kōzi, northeast of Neketaka.
    • Acquisition: You'll find this shield at The Rotten Lady's Tree.



Nerian's 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.










Nerian's 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.

Father's Bastion

Father's Masterwork

 +5 Health restored per 3.0 sec for 18.0 sec when below 25% Health 15% of incoming attacks reduced by one level (Crit to Hit, Hit to Graze, Graze to Miss)
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: mother_of_pearl_sMother of Pearl x1, antelope_horn_sHorn x1, scales_sScales x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: pyrite_sPyrite x1, amber_sAmber x1, adra_ban_sAdra Ban x1



Nerian's Ward Notes/Tips

  • Price: copper_pand_icon1,157



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