So, no such thing as fun melee? (Subjective) in Pillars of Eternity: Characters Builds, Strategies & the Unity Engine (Spoiler Warning!) Posted October 15, 2015 As I ranted in the other thread, combat just isn't for me. Most talents are unappealing (to me), damage seldom stacks, items suppress each other (which isn't bad per se, but it I can't raise stats with level ups so Role-playing gets pretty stuck in one way), path finding is "amusing", loot is meagre, experience is capped, resting is limited by your camping supplies (that's why I don't like to use per rest abilities) and buffing spells don't work outside combat. I feel ham-stringed and underwhelmed by combat and try to avoid it whenever possible. Oh and there is no retreat, you fight to the death, always. Win or reload are your only options, If I want to play a ****ty coward with boots of speed and bow and arrow I'm out of luck. But this is just my personal experience.