Races in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are covered on this page. Lots of intellectual races live in Eora, the world Pillars of Eternity 2 takes place in. Different races give your character different bonuses, and limit your choice of Culture and Background. All Races have Subraces, for example, there are Death Godlike and Natural Godlike under the Godlike race. Subraces have their unique features and bonuses, and sometimes affect the dialogues and Quests.
The Mighty aumaua are the largest of the kith races and are commonly found in or near oceans. Though not truly aquatic, they have an affinity for water and many of their civilizations, such as Rauatai, are based on naval dominance. They are known for their unparalleled strength.
By virtue of land covered and number of colonies settled, dwarves are the most well-traveled race in the world. They are commonly found in the Dyrwood, the Vailian Republics, and almost any colonized land. Dwarves are known for their great strength and tenacity.
The godlike are children of the kith ("civilized" races) who have been blessed with physical aspects associated with the gods (though some do not consider it a blessing). These aspects may take many forms and often come with mystical powers. Aberrant head shapes are typical, and godlike are unable to wear protective headgear as it is near-impossible to find anything that fits. Because of their unusual nature and their inability to reproduce, godlike are often viewed with fear and wonder.
Humans (commonly called "folk") are the most common race in the Drywood, the Aedyr Empire, Old Vailia, and the Vailian Republics. Though not as large as the towering Aumaua, humans are known for their strength and willpower.
Orlans are the smallest of the kith races, though many cultures don't consider them to be civilized at all. Also notable for their large ears, two-toned skin, and hirsute bodies, orlans are commonly found in Eir Glanfath, the Ixamitl Plains, and parts of the Dyrwood. They are known for their mental intensity and sharp senses.