Ship Crew Members in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Track down and recruit all of the ship crew members in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire with our list to recruit names and locations.


One of the biggest new angles in Obsidian Entertainment's old-school CRPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is the game's freshly added ship crew and combat. Aside from making sure they have the right rations and supplies on hand, dedicated sailors and would-be pirates will want to track down all of the game's various recruitable ship mates and crew members. Keep reading to learn more about these recruits, including ship crew member names, skills, and the locations where they can be found.

All Ship Crew Members in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Aside from other in-game companions and sidekicks, there are 43 different crew members that players can recruit to serve aboard The Defiant. Here's a look at the crew members we've found so far, plus some details about their given races, backgrounds, and the locations where they can be found and recruited.

Name: Birta
Race: Ogre
Background: Deadfire Archipelago
Found: in the back room of the main floor in The Hole, the tavern in The Gullet area of Neketaka, willing to join the crew for 400 coins.

Name: Emeini
Race: Coastal Amuana
Found: after a while of playing the game, Emeini can be found in The Brass Citadel standing outside the Fleet Master's Office. Will join the crew if the player has a reputation of 2 or higher in Neketaka.

Name: Mother Sharp-Rock
Race: Xaurip
Background: Deadfire Archipelago
Class: Priest
Found: the cage outside the Caverns of Xaur Tuk-Tuk, northwest of Port Maje. Can be found during the Maaping the Archipelago quest.

Name: Vektor
Race: Mountain Dwarf
Background: Vailian Republics
Found: in Tikiwara. Will become an optional recruit after completing the Storms of Poko Kahara quest; return to town to speak with him after the quest is completed to see the recruit option.

Name: Worthless Idiot
Race: Imp
Background: (unknown)
Found: outside the Watershaper's Guild in Periki's Overlook.

Name: Oswald
Race: Wood Elf
Background: (unknown)
Found: within the Oathbinder's Sanctum, itself on the island just south and west of Neketaka. Found as part of the quest called The Lost Dues in Good Faith.

Name: Rum-Dumb Riggere
Race: Ocean Folk Human
Background: (unknown)
Found: inside the jail at Port Maje. Can be freed by picking the lock, stealing the nearby cell key, or by paying off his debt.

Players will also find other recruitable ship crew members at the following locations:

Kraken's Eye: Ikiuq, Little Lecua, Ora the Mad, Scyla Five Glass, Shieldsister Daelia, and Vanizzi.
The King's Coffin, Dunnage: Big Mouth, Count-Counter Foeldas, and Llendreth.
The Shipyard, Queen's Birth, Neketaka: Aledh, Caergr, Grim Kuldran, Nia, Tuliak Longfrost, and Ushizu.

Other recruitable shipmates include: Aharu, Audr, Azuko, Baltia, Cathenna, Cerrow, Chitupec, Cianca, Daelan, Eadulf, Eliam, Giani, Giordu, Iztala, Johnny, Rala, Rawere, Rukowa, and Vela.

Looking to learn more about Obsidian Entertainment's biggest RPG yet? Be sure to drop by our Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire walkthrough and guide hub, where we outline more of the game's various companions and sidekicks plus look into attributes, active and passive skills, achievements, and much more. 

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