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I can't stop adopting stray animals in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Andy Kelly

Role-playing in a game like Pillars of Eternity 2 is important, and I’ve decided that my Watcher is as devoted to rescuing the Deadfire’s neglected pets as he is chasing Eothas. As you explore the ports, cities, and villages of the archipelago you’ll find stray animals with names like ‘forsaken cat’ or ‘abandoned dog’ who can be adopted. And I’ve amassed a ludicrous collection in my tens of hours with the game, to the point where my stash now looks like a petting zoo. Pets aren’t just for show either.

Choose one to follow you and you’ll get a nice buff, whether it’s Chauncey the pig’s +1 dexterity bonus, Peter the black cat’s 15% boost to area of effect spells, or Pancake the dog’s enhanced resistance to burn damage. Why does having a small dog nipping at your heels render you impervious to fire magic? Don’t think about it too much. Just go with it.

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