For the full list of accesories head over to the Official Wiki.
The intention of the list is to make it easier for players to hunt for the accessories they are most likely to need in their playthrough, and to know at which point in the game they can aquire them. The List is ordered by what catagory the accessory belongs to (head, amulet etc) and within the catagories they are ordered after when you can expect to get them (early,mid, lategame).
Used ingame stats to get the most correct values (patch 2.0). I haven't added all of the accessories because that would take a long time. There are several more accessories that can be useful in particular instances. The majority of accessories in this game can atleast be conditionally useful, but this is the list of accessories I would look to grab almost every playthrough or use on specific builds. Just because an item is recived later in the game doesn't necessarily make it more powerful. Some might be abit more powerful then their counterparts, but it is very rare they have to compete with other items of that particular slot. Most of these are only strong for a particular role (Tank, Ranged dps, Melee dps, Caster, Healer etc). In the cases where they do compete you can most of the time hand it over to another party member. Most of the items are pretty self explanatory, but I added a small note to all of them explaining what uses they have. List does not include trinkets.
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Defiant Apparel (Pre-Order Bonus): Not that great but you get it for free if you preordered the game. As of 2.0 it still gives -5 deflection while flanked even though it's not stated in the description. Not sure if its intended. Perception afflictions downgraded by 1 tier
Thaos' Headdress (Worn by Aloth if Leaden key Grandmaster): Great for any dps as long as you have away of setting up flanked status. Authority: +1 Intellect Grants Mantle of Authority (+5 Will vs Mind attacks aura). Conspirator: +5 Accuracy and +5% Damage to Flanked targets.
Acina's Tricorn (Sold at Tikawara): Great for Ranged Physical dps Shootist: +5 Ranged Accuracy, -10% Reload Time
Rekvu's Fractured Casque (Sold in Delver's Row): Makes it so you don't get interrupted when injured. Great in combination with Grimoire of Vaporous Wizardry for non godlike Wizards.
Whitewitch Mask (Sold by The Spindle Man, Can also kill him in a quest): 2 Strong Illusion actives and +1 Illusion PL makes this great for Illusion Wizard/Trickster/Priest of Wael. Gaze and Despair: Ability activated when wearer becomes Bloodied Grants Ryngrim's Repulsive Visage Look Not Upon: Grants Ryngrim's Enervating Terror Fearful Geometries: +1 All Illusion Power Levels.
Heaven's Cacophony (Queen's Berth: Sold by Wanika): 2 Powerful 1/rest actives makes this very strong for any physical dps. Divine Knowledge: +2 Intellect, +1 Religion Shout of Hosts: Grants Shout of Hosts Heaven's Wrath: Grants Avenging Storm.
Helm of the Falcon (Sold in Crookspur): Great for Two handed wielders. Falcon's Wings: 15% of incoming Hits converted to Grazes from Ranged weapons.Raptor's Grip: -10% Recovery Time with two-handed Melee weapons.
Cap of the Laughingstock (Deck of Many Things): This is a very interesting item since it gives immunity to Resolve afflictions and -10 deflection in a 2.5m aura to both FRIEND AND FOE! Can probably make a build involving it. Village Fool: Immune to Resolve afflictions, -10 Deflection Belled: -1 to Stealth
Blackblade's Hood (Midgame quest reward): Great for phyiscal dps that uses the listed weapons. Hawk-eye: +1 Perception, 5% of Hits converted to Crits with Ranged weapons Duelist: +10% Action Speed with Daggers, Rapiers, and Stilettos.
Fair Favor (Serafen lvl 2 loyalty): Great for phyiscal dps that uses listed weapons. Swashbuckling: 10% Hit to Crit chance and 10% Crit Damage with Daggers, Rapiers, Sabres, Stilettos, and Swords.
Blackened Plate Helm (Splintered Reef, Mid-lategame): Great for tanks. Pallid Countenance: +1 enemies Engaged, +1 Intellect, +1 Perception.
Horns of the Aurochs (Harbingers' Watch) Very good for frontline dps. When hit or crit, wearer's next successful attack does additional freeze damage (10%). Immune to Push and Pull effects.
Serpent Crown (Lategame faction questline reward): Pretty decent on a dps frontline. Not bad on a tank but + accuracy is more important for dps. Royal Plumage: +1 Intellect, +1 Perception Serpent's Strike: +10 Accuracy, -10% Recovery Time for 15s when critically hit.
Protective Eothasian Charm (bucket in Gorecci Street, Port Maje) Great for tank/dps frontline. Darkest Before Dawn(1/rest): +1 Perception. At <25% Health, restores +5 Health per 3 sec over 12 sec and reduces damage taken by -25% for 12 sec.
Cipher's Shackle (Serafen loyalty lvl 1): Useful for dps until you get better an easily obtained. Of Constitution: +1 Constitution Shattered Chains: Dexterity afflictions downgraded one level
Dragon Pendant (Randomly found on world map ship wrecks.) Very powerful summon 1/rest and an ok active. Breath of Flames: Grants Breath of Flames Call the Clutch: Grants Call the Clutch: Spawns a desert wurm, young drake, and a regular wurm Dragon Scales: +1 Burn Armour Rating, +1 Slash Armour Rating
Claim and Refusal (Sayuka: Obtained from Marofeto Liano, requires Intimidate 6 or Bluff/Diplomacy 6.) Great for a dps frontline or tank depending which modal you use. Faces of the Pendant: Grants Claim , Refusal Claim: Modal Ability; +10% Damage taken from Melee attacks, +10% Damage with Melee attacks Refusal: Modal Ability; -10% Damage from Melee attacks, -10% Damage with Melee attacks
Sisyfo's Stone (Delvers' Row: Sold by The Spindle Man) Decent for tanks. Futility: -2% action speed to attacker for 35 sec when wearer hit in melee
Neriscrylas’ Hope (Drops off of Neriscrylas): The awesomeness is: it also works when summons go down. Hence it's the perfect necklace if you have a summoner in the party. Unlimited Stacking. +1 RES and +1 MIG for every party member that goes down.
Cloak of greater protection (Beraths Blessing vendor or in Arkemyrs Vault): Decent defensive option for both frontline and backline +10 to all non-deflection defenses.
Cloak of greater deflection (Beraths Blessing vendor): Great early game tank cloak. +7 deflection.
Badrwn's Cover (Queen's Berth: Sold by Rebero.) Combined +5 resolve/10 stealth makes this a super stat efficient cloak. Steeled in Darkness: +2 Stealth, +1 Resolve to allies in 5m radius (excluding wearer).
The Magnificent Escape Cape (The Sacred Stair: Sold by the temple vendor). Extremly useful for a squishy backliner. Fairly cheap and almost always my highest priority to buy early game. Escape Artist: The Magnificent Escape: When Bloodied or Near Death, receive immunity to engagement and +50 Deflection (1 per encounter) Neither Here Nor There: +10 Deflection against disengagement attacks
Three Trolls Stitched (Iolfr's Raiments in Periki's Overlook): Decent tank cloak. Trollskin: +5 Health restored per 12 sec, -2 Burn and Corrode Armor Rating
Cape of the Falling Star (Deck of Many Things): Great on sole frontline tank. Lone Traveler: +7 to All Defenses when not near allies. Fiery Descent: Deals Crush and Burn damage to nearby enemies on knock-out
Ragged Cloak (killing Lueva Alvari in the vailian trading co headquarters). Good for frontliners. Vestment of Skaen: +1 Resolve, Raw Damage retaliation Attack when Critically Hit in Melee.
Rekvu's Scorched Cloak ( Kohopa's Fang at 7'30" 47'3") If you are injured it turns burn damage into 10% healing. Isn't mentioned in the item description but it also makes you immune to fire damage. Possible to make high fire dmg builds around it for sustain.
Nemnok's Cloak (Drowned Barrows) With the +15% dmg taken this Cloak is best used for survivability on a non-tank, probably a squishy backliner. Life of Suffering: 15% Damage taken. Blessed in Spirit: Ability triggers when wearer falls to 75% Health. Grants Spirit Shield Built for Pain: Ability triggers when wearer falls to 50% Health. Grants Ironskin Cursed to Endure: Ability triggers when wearer falls to 25% Health. Grants Barring Death's Door
Ajamuut's Stalking Cloak (looted from a coin pile next to Jadaferlas the Ancient): Great for Rogues especially Assassins/builds with a lot of invisibility resets. +1 Perception, +2 Stealth Bushwack: +5% Damage to weapon attacks made from stealth, +5 Accuracy to weapon attacks made from stealth, Attacks made from stealth Stun the target.
The Giftbearer's Cloth (Cave of Threshing) One of the best accessories in the game, lots of tank stats scaling with History. Very hard to get since you have to kill a bunch of Fampyrs to get it. Hidden Depths: +1 Quick Item slots, +1 Weapon Sets. Steward of Memories: +5 All Defenses except Deflection (Increases with the History skill). The Giftbearer's Cloth is very easy to get. It is in an unlocked container and a sneaking character can get to it without having to fight with the ancient fampyrs just by hugging the right wall.
Violet Redemption (Ukaizo, kill Director Castol's or Governor Alvari's if you sided against them. Possible to get sooner?). Great for a dps frontline but you get it past the point of no return making it unobtainable for most of the game. When Critically Hit in melee, 15% chance to negate wearer's next Recovery Pernicious Retribution: While stationary, receiving melee weapon Hits grants 2% melee Damage (Stacks 5 times), While stationary, melee weapon Hits grant a stacking 2% melee Action Speed bonus (Stacks 5 times).
Gauntlets of Ogre Might (Beraths Blessing vendor) Great for anyone relying on Might. +2 Might.
Healing Hands (Beraths Blessing vendor) Helps out with healing in early game. Grants Lesser Lay on Hands (1/encounter).
Firethrower's Gloves (Beraths Blessing vendor or in the Jagged Keep) Must have for Evoker Wizards. Artificer's Precision: +2 Dexterity, +2 Explosives Spellbending: +1 Arcana, +1 All Evocation Power Levels
Gauntlets of Greater Reliability (Dropped by Master Kua in the Crookspur fort.) 25% miss to graze makes it decent for dps.
Burglar's Gloves (Iolfr's Raiments in Periki's Overlook) Grabbing these early helps a ton with opening different chests in Nekataka/Dunnage for more loot. Lithe Hands: +1 Dexterity, +2 Mechanics Second-story Work: +2 Athletics
Gatecrashers (Queen's Berth: Sold by Wanika.) Very strong for melee. Slugger: +1 Might, 15% chance to perform knock down attacks against target with Critical Hits in melee Reeling Blow: Cone attack that pushes and stuns target (2 per rest)
Rekvu's Stained Grasps (Sold by Dimesa in The Treasure Trove in the Radiant Court district of Dunnage.) Good if you are already wearing Rekvu's Fractured Casque or Scorched Cloak, but not that strong on its own. Immunity to Constitution afflictions when having at least 1 injury.
Rokowa's Fingers (Get them of Bertenno (either buy after or keep yourself, Dark Cupboard quest) Sparkcrackers have many uses for instance luring guards away from chests or luring enemies to a Gunpowder barrel for then to explode it dealing strong aoe dmg. Grants Sparkcrackers. Skillful Dodger: +1 Dexterity, +1 Sleight of Hand
Woedica's Strangling Grasp (Found on an old Battleground) Basically a Better Gauntlets of Ogre Might. Strength of the Oathbound: +2 Might Choking Vengeance: Grants Garrote (1/rest Paralyze) Twice Burned: +2 Burn Armor Rating
Boltcatchers ( Bounty - The Steel Preacher): Very good on melee dps and decent active. Lightning Wrangler: Grants Crackling Bolt Shock Repulsion: 33% chance to reflect Electricity attacks. Storm Blows: Shock Damage attack on target on scoring Crit in Melee
Aegor's Swift Touch ( top of the map, to the left of Kohopa's Fang, on a Plagued Ship) Great mix between dps/survival. Bullet Catch: While above 50% Health, 5% chance incoming Ranged weapon attacks inflict 0% Damage. Rapidity: +1 Dexterity, +5% Action Speed with weapons.
Onepahua's Strength (Killing Prince Prince Aruihi). Basically a Better Gauntlets of Ogre Might. Iron Fist: +2 Might Royal Blood: +2 Intimidate
Bracers of Greater Deflection (Unsure). Great tank gloves. +7 Deflection.
Gaun's Pledge (For people who own PoE 1) Basically Grants the Priest Spell Restore. Very useful. Gaun's Pledge: Grants Gaun's Pledge (2 per rest)
Chameleon's Touch (Looted from Bounty - Nomu the Marauder.) Easy to get. Multi class gets +1 attribute from each class making it extra good for them. List of stats per class in the link. Versatile: Gives +1 to an Attribute and a Skill determined by the User's class.
Drunkard's Regret (Drops of/Given by Oswald, Oathbinder's Sanctum) Really Great in combination with Pukestabber Lush: Immune to hangovers from alcohol, if worn while drinking.
Entonia Signet Ring (Fort Deadlight: In the shrine to Skaen.) Great tank ring. Inviolate: +2 Defenses per engagement (stacks 5 times), +2 Diplomacy
Halgot's Warmth (Quest reward for finishing Harsh Medicine). Very easy to get early game. Makes your Priest heals stronger. +1 Priest Restoration Power Level. +2 Burn Armor Rating.
Ring of Overseeing (Sold by Tiabo Sacred Stairs and in hidden stash in Crookspur Fort): Decent on high INT characters with lots of AoE. Overseeing: +10% Area of Effect
Kuaru's Prize (Ori o Koiki: Sold by Kipeha.) Great for caster dps. Sonorous: +5% Damage with Spells. Jewel of Clarity: +1 Intellect, +1 Perception
Ring of Focused Flame (The Dark Cupboard, Can be stolen): Very strong for Evoker Wizards or Paladins (Flames of Devotion). Focused Flame: +10 Accuracy with fire attacks.
Ring of Prosperity's Fortune (Deck of Many Things) 15% hit to crit at 200k gold makes this super good for dps when you are rich but very bad when you are poor (3% at 10k). This thread to see breakpoints. The Power of Money: wearer's Hit to Crit chance increased proportional to the party's current wealth.
Ring of Reset (Deck of Many Things) Very useful on Magran's Fires Challenge. Saving Fate: Allows for instant revival without any injuries. Three charges.
Ring of Greater Regeneration (The Brass Citadel: Sold by the Orlan peddler or Boot-suck Bog: Dropped by the Bog Warden.) Great sustain for frontliners. Greater Regeneration: +3 Health restored per 6 sec
Ring of the Marksman (Queens Berth, Dropped by sailors during A Bigger Fish) Great for physical ranged dps. Marksmanship: +4 Ranged Accuracy with Ranged weapons, +1 Penetration with Ranged weapons
Ring of the Solitary Wanderer (Looted from Bounty - Purakau) Great for solitary frontline tank/solo play. Lone Wolf: When there are no allies nearby, gain Self: -35% Hostile effect duration.
Bounding Boots (Fort Deadlight, room on the left side of the Command Quarters) Useful for frontliners to gap close/mobility. Grants Leap.
Boots of the Stone (Beraths Blessing vendor, Eamund the Fox in Dunnage) Great on all dps but resolve is slightly more useful on a frontliner. 1 Dex, 1 Resolve, Resistance to Might affliction.
Slippers of the Assassin (Deck of Many Things): Very strong on Ranged and Melee Assassins (especially Two handed). Melee Rogues have Persistant Distraction so for them the drawback is negated. Untrustworthy: Enemies attacked by the wearer require one additional ally to flank Shadow Form: Grants Shadow Form,1 per encounter (kills turn character invisible briefly)
Footprints of Ahu Taka (Scripted event in Whenura Cleft) Divine Inspiration: Good for any healer, especially Priest. +1 Casts with Level 2 Priest Spells Graceful Motion: +2 Dexterity Path of Mercy: +15% Healing done
Pathfinder's Boots (Unsure) Good for both frontline and backliners. +5 Reflex, +1 Dex, +1 Athletics.
Rakhan Field Boots (Mercenary Paladin on the Spire of the Soul-Seers rooftop during the quest Skipping Ahead): 5m-Charge with Full Attack on anybody in between (1/encounter) Good on frontliners. On Sodden Peat: +3 Corrode Armor Rating. No Quarter: Grants No Quarter
Boots of the White (Harbingers' Watch) The Freeze Armor rating comes in really handy in Beast of Winter Content. +2 Freeze armor rating. +1 Resolve; resistance to Dexterity afflictions.
Upright Captain's Belt (Early game Quest Reward) Very good for any caster because of concentration and beeing immune to beeing pulled into the fight. Buttressed: Immune to Push and Pull effects Hold Fast (Concentration at start of combat). +1 Constitution.
Physicker's Belt (Port Maje: Sold by Henric): Good for healers. +10% Healing done, +1 Alchemy.
Girdle of Eoten Constitution (Bounty - Beina, also random drop?) Great fir tanks +3 Constitution https://pillarsofeternity.gamepedia.com/Girdle_of_Eoten_Constitution_(Deadfire)
Ngati's Girdle (Can be looted/bought in Iolfr's Raiments in Periki's Overlook) Not the best belt but Hey! Its free! Against the Tide: +1 Athletics Fathoms' Redress: 10% chance to cast interrupting Crush damage AoE when critically hit in melee Wavebreaker: +1 Crush Armor Rating
The Undying Burden (Delvers' Row: Sold by Imuani.) Having a Second Charge of Second Wind makes this super strong on anyone skilling up athletics. Grants Second Wind. Dig Deep: +1 Athletics Grit: Incoming weapon damage reduced by 10% (stacks three times as health is lost, for a max of-10% to damage) Of Constitution: +2 Constitution
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Sash of Judgment (Deck of Many Things): Taking 10% more dmg isn't a big deal for a backline dps. Probably not worth it for a frontliner. Also good on Streetfighters/Humans because they want to get bloodied (below 50% hp).
Balance in All Things: Enemies take +10% damage while above 50% health, while the wearer takes +10% damage while above 50% health.
Girdle of Mortal Protection (Midgame quest) Of Constitution: Great for tanks, +2 Constitution Mortal Protection: 15% of incoming Crits converted to Hits
The Maker's Own Power (Dropped during Bounty - Torkar) The King of Belts. Really good to prevent the wearer from dying. Absolutely insane with Paladins Sacred Immolation. Grants Reforge the Flesh upon becoming Near Death (1/rest) Reforge the Flesh: Paralyzed, +10 Health Restored per 1.0 sec, -85% Damage taken for 12.0 sec Wrought : +1 Might. Shaped by the Hammer: +1 Crush Armor Rating.
Edit: Made some changes based on feedback. WIll do more when I have time.