Pillars of Eternity 3.04 includes major fixes and item tweaks

Hot on the heels of the epic success that is Tyranny, Obsidian have gone back to their other classic RPG, Pillars of Eternity.

While it’s sadly not new news about a sequel, they have added Hot Fix 3.05 to the game which fixes the alteration of creature stats when reloading an autosave in Stalwart Village. Patch 3.04 also adds a host of changes to the base game, such as fixing the¬†Brighthallow error on transition, spell and ability fixes – like the Priest’s Seal spell no longer activates twice – and Item tweaks, including Sabre damage being dropped to 11-16, but receiving a 20% damage mod instead.
Check out the full changelog for Pillars of Eternity 3.04 and let us know your thoughts below.

Major Fixes

  • Brighthallow error on transition (this includes Durance / Hiravias, and Rod of Wind and Thunder issues). This fix is retroactive!
  • Fighter’s ability Confident Aim no longer doubles on Save/Load.
  • Wizard’s spell Wall of Draining no longer increases beneficial spells permanently.

Spells and Abilities

  • Skeleton Wizard’s ‘Necrotic Lance’ is now set up as a ray spell.
  • Fixed an issue where Bash was hitting multiple times with Carnage.
  • Ancient Memory no longer deactivates after casting an Invocation.
  • Fixed the issue where Cipher’s Phantom Foes flanked debuff was removed when the target was engaged.
  • Cipher’s no longer get hit with Psychic Backlash at the start of combat.
  • Torment’s Reach no longer procs off every enemy hit.
  • Priest’s Seal spells no longer activate twice.
  • Iconic Projection no longer bypasses DR.
  • Fixed an issue with Ranger’s Twinned Arrow and Driving Flight accuracy.
  • Ranger’s Powder Burns now works as intended with DR Penetration.
  • Druid spell Infestation of Maggots now does the intended amount of damage per tic.

Items

  • Fixed multiple issues with Glittering Gauntlets.
  • Cape of the Cheat will now be rewarded to base and px1 players.
  • Sabre base damage has dropped to 11-16, and it will have a +20% damage mod.

Gameplay

  • Engagement is now broken when characters are knocked back.
  • Fixed the Nav around the adra pillar is Elmshore.
  • Charming all enemies in a combat will no longer reset combat.
  • VFX that start from characters heads are now correctly aligned.

UI

  • Personal ‘Total Damage Done’ no longer comes up as ‘-Infinity’.
  • Korean Loc issue with text getting cut off during Character Creation.
  • ‘Missing GUI” no longer appears in the combat log with Fire Stag.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue where audio was cutting out during the End Slides after the White March section.

Beta Fixes

  • Kraken DR raised from 0 to 8.
  • Sul no longer attacks her own pride during ‘The Old Queen and the New King’ quest.
  • Fixed an issue with Cliant Lis traps were not working.
  • The Unlabored Blade Firebug proc now functions correctly.
  • Tooltip for Sabre now shows +20% instead of ‘missing item mod 468’.
  • Nyry the Deft Hand now grants Cape of the Cheat in the base game.
  • Corrected an issue where characters sometimes gets stuck in the Elmshore adra pillar.
  • Stun on crit weapon mod duration is now affected by graze/hit/crit attacks.
  • Party AI no longer chases after undiscovered enemies.
  • The Chanter phrase ‘One Dozen Stood’ phrase now reduces the duration of the Frightened and Terrified status effects .
  • The Fighter ability ‘Clear Out’ no longer causes Blights to stop attacking.
Do you play Pillars of Eternity? Enjoyed any other Obsidian RPGS?
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