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Check Out Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Just Grab Some Mods First!

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You Should Check Out Pathfinder Kingmaker - Just Grab Some Mods First!

Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the classic cRPG developed by Owlcat Games and an indirect prequel to the studio’s recent hot release Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Whether you are coming down from the high of beating WotR, waiting for the new game to go through a patch cycle (or a few), want to start your journey with the first game in the series or are just looking for a good cRPG to lose a hundred hours in, you definitely should check out Pathfinder: Kingmaker. However, you’d do yourself a huge favor if you grab some fan-made mods first!

Last year I finally beat Kingmaker with all the DLC and couldn’t decide what to do with myself, starting a cRPG gaming spree afterward and visiting a variety of old school and modern titles. This time, history repeats itself with the game’s successor. I’m not quite yet ready to start a new PF: WotR playthrough just yet, and so it’s time to revisit the Stolen Lands, the curses that plague the region and the one who stands behind them (secret ending all the way!).

The only problem is the number of improvements introduced by Owlcats in Wrath of the Righteous and how good they felt – turn-based mode, faster running speed of characters out of combat, specialization, scribing scrolls and brewing potions, etc. Thankfully, the fan modding community has your back!

Let’s start with the basics. Pathfinder: Kingmaker is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One as the Enhanced Plus Edition. After its original release, the game went through a heavy patch cycle – compared to the very first basic edition of PF: KM, this version includes new items, new class, improved balance, enhanced Kingdom management system and much more.

The game also received three major DLCs that can be purchased separately or as a part of the Season Pass:

  • The Wildcards – this DLC adds a new playable race – Tiefling, a new playable class – Kineticist, and a new companion with her own storyline and personal quest. As far as DLCs go, it’s pretty standard expansion stuff.
  • Varnhold’s Lot – in this DLC you experience a self-contained side story playing as Maegar Varn’s general and adventuring in Varnhold, a neighboring barony. After you finish the DLC, a new event will unlock in the main story for your ruler of the Stolen Lands: Maegar Varn will invite you to witness the consequences of your decisions.
  • Beneath the Stolen Lands – this DLC adds a massive dungeon to the game, the Tenebrous Depths. You can advance through it with a party of newly created characters or wait until it becomes available in your Main Story.

You can also purchase the PF: KM – Imperial Edition bundle that contains the main game, all 3 full DLCs, digital artbook and OST and more. It is the ultimate way to experience the game all-in-one.

If you want to know more about what the game plays like, consider checking out our review by Robin Baird. Instead, let’s dive into how you can enhance your gameplay to its best possible version – as close as possible to Wrath of the Righteous for those looking to solve the curses of the Stolen Lands after dealing with the Worldwound.

Call of the Wild

This Pathfinder: Kingmaker mod adds a variety of classes such as Hunter, Witch, Bloodrager, Skald, Arcanist and more with some of their associated archetypes as well as new archetypes for the existing classes from the main game. Of course, it also means a variety of new features, feats, talents, Ki powers, spells, subdomains and much more.

Read the information on the page before installing the mod!

Special mentions:

Kingdom Resolution

If you hate the Kingdom management, but also don’t want to miss the story beats by automating it, the Kingdom Resolution mod is just for you.

It allows you to resolve Kingdom events in one day, removes the requirement for baron to spend 14 days in the capital to level up advisors, allows you to manage the kingdom outside of the claimed regions and much more.

Note that if you decide to go this route it is quite possible you will have to skip a year of in-game time or so to allow for the new events to spawn in the second half of the game.

Visual Adjustments

Visual Adjustments is the mod for those who like to save the world in style. It allows players to change class outfits, change doll features, hide equipment, override armor and weapon appearances, hide wings and weapon enchantments, override character model, change portraits, etc.

Craft Magic Items

Finding yourself missing the option to brew potions and scribe scrolls? There is a solution, and then some on top!

Craft Magic Items mod adds such tabletop crafting feats as Scribe Scroll, Brew Potion, Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Items, Craft Arms and Armor, and Forge Ring.  As per tabletop Pathfinder, these feats have a minimum caster level prerequisite the character must attain before the feat becomes available.

Check out the mod descriptions for the details of how the process works and what you should check for when installing it into your game.

Kingmaker Buff Bot

Does your party use a million of personal or communal buffs in order to optimize the group’s performance and allow you to take on the toughest of enemies? Well, there is a set-and-forget solution to re-casting these pesky spells before each and every encounter: Buffbot.

It allows you to set up a profile, attach it to a party slot and click execute to get the buffs rolling. Comes with default profiles, too!

Bag of Tricks

  • The version for Wrath of the Righteous is called Toy Box.

This massive, massive mod is a combination of 200+ cheats, tweaks, tools, alternative game rules and improvements – ranging from camera tools to the quality of life improvements to adding feats, items and spawning units.

Basically, besides the extra classes from Call of the Wild, this is a one-stop mod that will give you tools to transform your game greatly. It has full integration of a variety of mods such as Camera Rotation or Rest Less/Carry more.

But if, for some reason, you don’t want to install Bag of Tricks and would prefer for those mods on their own or just want to find out more, check out the description of the integrated mods below.

Rest Less – Slower Weariness 

  • Fully integrated into Bag of Tricks

Growing exasperated with Octavia for complaining about being tired all the time? Rest Less Slower Weariness adds the option to set a multiplier for the time until the party starts becoming fatigued ranging from 0.1 to 30.

If you prefer higher or lower values you can set your own multiplier (note that only points [.] can be used as a decimal separator). A value below 1 will cause the party to gain fatigue faster.

Camera Rotation

  • Fully integrated into Bag of Tricks

The mod adds the ability to rotate the in-game and global map camera. Note that cutscenes are affected by this as well.

The camera can be turned using the comma (‘,’) and period (‘.’) keys and reset to it’s default position with the slash (‘/’) key. The hotkeys can be remapped in-game.

Camera Rotation allows players to get a new perspective of Kingmaker’s beauty.

Carry More

  • Fully integrated into Bag of Tricks

The mods adds the option to set a multiplier for the encumbrance limit ranging from 1 to 100.

If you prefer a virtually unlimited carrying capacity you can set your own multiplier (note that only points [.] can be used as a decimal separator).

Both the party’s and the individual weight limit are affected by this.

Zoom Unlocked

  • Fully integrated into Bag of Tricks

The mod adds the option to set a custom zoom limit for both the minimal and the maximal zoom value (note that only points [.] can be used as a decimal separator).

Setting FovMin lower will allow you to zoom in closer and setting FovMax higher will allow you to zoom out farther.

Using a larger minimal than maximal value will cause the scroll direction to flip.

Clear View

  • Fully integrated into Bag of Tricks

The mod adds the option to toggle Fog of War off and on. Note that toggling Fog of War does take some time and the game might become unresponsive during the process.


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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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