(Solved!) Pillars Of Eternity Bells Puzzle (Updated)

The bell puzzle in the Temple of Eothas is quite well known. It requires a player to ring the bells in a particular order, which is not so difficult to figure out once you know how it works. 

Pillars Of Eternity Bells Puzzle

Pillars Of Eternity: Bells Puzzle Solution

There are three bells in the Temple of Eothas that you have to ring (in a certain order) to open the door to go to the next level.

This order worked for me: Ring the Right bell first, then the Middle bell, then the Left bell, and lastly, the Right bell.

Or

Ring the tiny bell on the right, then the large bell in the center, then the small bell on the left, then the small bell on the right.

Other Methods

You are given a hint in your quest log when you see the vision in the room with water.

If you don’t want to solve the entire puzzle, you can find a key in the same room where you found the clue and bypass the puzzle.

Or

Open the door with a key, that key can be found in a hidden compartment in one of the rooms.

You may use this hint if you are having trouble solving the puzzle yourself. 


Pillars Of Eternity – Buried Secrets Walkthrough



You Should Use Brain Instead of Tricks!

To me, it’s quite an annoying puzzle and takes time, but that is just my opinion. There are many solutions for this problem (not all of them will always work).

I do not want to say too much about how I solved it because some people like a challenge while others prefer to leave their brains out of it and try to find a key or cheat at it in some way.

By the way I completed Pillars Of Eternity without cheating, so I found this puzzle very annoying. I had to think about it for a few minutes.

It is very easy to let your mind wander away from the problem, so I thought about it for a few minutes and made sure I had all of my thoughts in order.

But, if you really can’t figure out what to do with this puzzle, go ahead and search online for another solution.

To solve this puzzle (the right way), read carefully through all of your notes that you have collected up until now.

There was one who mentioned something about bells or opening things(I don’t remember). 

It might take some time but think about it logically.

This will most likely be done over time, so make sure you do not try to get an immediate answer because there is more than one possible outcome/answer (depending on how you look at it).

Why Is This Puzzle So Difficult?

This game was very challenging, and there were many aspects to it.

The main reason why this puzzle is so difficult is that you are looking for something that, at first glance, does not seem like a main clue or point of interest.

It may take some time thinking about the problem before coming up with an answer, but once you have done it, you will be feeling more proud of yourself than when you finally figured out how to complete a quest (if that makes any sense).

Another reason why it is so difficult is because there isn’t much information given, as I mentioned above, which means you can only solve the puzzle by thinking logically and using your mind. 

I found Pillars Of Eternity a little easier than other games that I have played because most of the puzzles are very easy to solve once you have collected a large amount of information about the history, legends, and cultures that exist in this game.

Is Pillars Of Eternity Easier Than Other Games?

I can’t even begin to count how many times I need to hit my head against the wall in order to figure out what is going on in those games, but with Pillars Of Eternity, it wasn’t such a struggle.

There was just enough information given at one time without being overloaded by too much detail (but I still had some challenges).

Don’t get me wrong; I love a good challenge as well as another player who wants more from their video game but not if there is no logical reasoning behind it. 

For example, in the game Dark Souls, after fighting a boss, there is no logical reasoning behind why that boss was so difficult to defeat.

I love this game as much as any player, but one of the problems is it’s just way too challenging without any explanation or logic behind that challenge. (I will not explain about this because my point has already been explained quite well.)

Now with most games out there, like Final Fantasy and GTA, there are many side quests and mini-games in order to level up your character or just have some fun while completing those quests.

After doing this, you then go back to the main quest. In Pillars Of Eternity, however, you were required to keep all of your focus on the main quest at hand and did not have the option of going back to previous quests if you wanted or need extra experience.

When I first played this game, I noticed that there were a lot of repeated quests and “fetch” items/information, which is common in other games.

So, my thought was that once you get all of that out of the way, then it is smooth sailing from there on out (this thought was proven false).

This type of thinking is what I call being “overly optimistic.”

You can only think like this after playing for a very long time because otherwise, most players will give up right at the beginning (I’m not saying that everyone will because some people are patient and more logical than others).

In an RPG’s case, however, this becomes a challenge to the player that keeps them wanting more and more.

I am used to this type of thinking because I have played games like this before, but if you are new at playing RPGs, then it will feel much different. 

After reading those negatives, one might assume that there is no reason to ever play RPGs or any game for that matter (it is a possibility).

However, when weighed against my experience with Pillars Of Eternity, everything balanced out quite nicely because once you finish the main quest(s), you are given the option of doing side quests which are very similar to what we see in GTA and Final Fantasy.