Companion Alignments? in Pillars of Eternity: Characters Builds, Strategies & the Unity Engine (Spoiler Warning!) Posted May 13, 2015 I was referring to the paladin's defensive bounus from Faith and Conviction. I know any character can get Cruel or Aggressive to level 4 and can sometimes use those to pass dialogue checks, but only a BW paladin will get an additional defensive bonus from those dispositions. I figure a good "evil" party would include: **SPOILERS** Grieving Mother- as you said, she was manipulative. Also, she is more of an "ends justify the means" person, so I don't think she would have a problem justifying harsh actions as long as it healed the hallowborn crisis. Aloth- I'm sure he did some horrible things when he was in with the Leaden Key, and in at least one ending scenario, he reactivates the machine in Defiance Bay, killing hundreds. He also has it out for animancers. Durance- by far the darkest character, after the Saint's War, he went around burning and torturing the surviving followers of Eothas (one of the only "good" gods, next to Hylea), and he also targeted watchers and tried to murder Grieving Mother! Hiravias- a follower of Galawain, the god that created the monsters and endorses a survival of the fittest mentality. Eder- because he's by far the most likable and humorous character, you need a tank, and hey, as a follower of Eothas, he'd believe in the eventual redemption of even the most wicked player character.