Is there any point to naval combat? in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Characters Builds, Strategies & the Unity Engine (Spoiler Warning!) Posted June 3, 2018 It's a minigame for those who enjoy it that can be skipped if you don't I guess. Early on it's easier to sink them than fight them, and it's a good source of income. But later on it tends to drag on so I would just rush and board them.