Xefa's Empirical Explication

Rng Atk Time Rec Time Pen Dmg
4m 1.1s 5s 8 4-8 pierce
Projectiles: 4
Inaccurate: -10 Ranged Accuracy with Blunderbuss attacks
Blunted Criticals: -25% Crit damage
Multi-Shot: Fires multiple projectiles
Exceptional: +30% Damage, +8 Accuracy, +2 Penetration
Transmogrified Shot: +15% Damage as Raw
Matter Repulsion: Target knocked back on Crit
Initiative: 4 (in turn-based mode)

Xefa's Empirical Explication is a Weapon in Pillars of Eternity 2.


An odd confluence of alchemy and mechanical engineering, this blunderbuss once belonged to Xefa Bombardi, an Old Vailian pirate and noble. Xefa was not known for his savagery or ruthlessness, nor was he known for being a particularly successful pirate. Rather, he considered himself to be a "natural philosopher," rejecting the mysteries of the arcane in favor of rational, verifiable logic. He spent his years in the Deadfire aboard his personal frigate, tinkering with mechanical designs, experimenting with alchemical formulae, and writing innumerable treatises on the natural workings of the world. He looted and pillaged on occasion, but that was only a means to fund his various projects.Piracy, even halfhearted piracy, was a dangerous side-profession, however, and Xefa had no illusions about it. This weapon served him well throughout the years and he never stopped fiddling with the design. As his mastery of alchemy and engineering improved, so did his favorite weapon.



Xefa's Empirical Explication Location/Where to find



Xefa's Empirical Explication 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:



Xefa's Empirical Explication 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.


Matter Repulsion

Possible Upgrades below.

Inexplicable Mass

Jagged Load

Chance to knock target prone on Crit, +15% Damage as Crush +1 Penetration, +15% Damage as Slash
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: pyrite_sPyrite x1, durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Iron x1, refined_durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Steel x1, primal_earth_sPrimal Rock x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: solution_sSolution x1, reagent_sReagent x1, onyx_sOnyx x1, refined_durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Steel x1


Transmogrified Shot

Possible Upgrades below.

Full Choke

Open Choke

-10 Accuracy, +50% range -25% Range, +15% Damage
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: gunpowder_sGunpowder x1, rune_powder_sRune Powder x1, durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Iron x1, refined_durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Steel x1
Cost: copper_pand_icon3,000
Ingredients needed: gunpowder_sGunpowder x1, rune_powder_sRune Powder x1, durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Iron x1, refined_durgan_iron_ingot_sLiving Steel x1



Xefa's Empirical Explication Notes/Tips

  • Price: copper_pand_icon1,307
  • Handling: One-handed 



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