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Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Author(s): Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth, Lynette James, Greg Wright, Greg Boccia
First Published: 18-12-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 17-09-2020 / 12:41 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 23-09-2020 / 08:37 GMT

The Forgotten Boy

Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cole Reach Skyhold Cole joins the Inquisition
Solas, Vivienne, and Cassandra are debating about who Cole could be. It turns out that he is a spirit and he has deep ties to the Fade. You can choose to recruit him, this will gain approval with Solas and disapproval with Vivienne.

Dialogue Choice

If you prefer, although the truth is somewhat more complex.

  • He helped us. ( Solas +1, Vivienne -1 )

  • How complex?

  • If he’s a demon, he’s gone. ( Solas -1, Vivienne +5 )

  • Explain more of possession.

- What of demons at the Breach? ( **Solas +1** )
  • I’ll talk with him.

  • I’ll get rid of him. ( Solas -1, Vivienne +5 )

Recruit Cole ( Solas +5, Vivienne -5 )

Make Cole Leave ( Solas -20, Vivienne +5 )

Subjected to His Will

Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cole Complete **Here Lies the Abyss** Experience, 400 Influence, +3 Power
This is an odd, but very good quest. Upon seeing what happened to the demons at Adamant, Cole is deeply concerned and asks you for help against being bound. Agree to help to get the **Obtain Amulet for Cole** War Table Operation.

Dialogue Choice

He won’t bind me. He’s a mage, and he likes demons, be he won’t help.

  • What’s wrong?

  • Seriously?

  • No. ( Solas +1 )

  • We’ll protect you. ( Cole -1 )

  • We’ll figure something out. ( Solas +1 )

  • You may need to leave. ( Solas -1, Cole -1 )

  • That’s true for everyone.

  • What if binding changes you?

Once you have completed the operation, go give the amulet to Cole. This starts a scene with Solas and Varric where you’ll have some dialog (you can get some slight approvals / disapprovals by agreeing or disagreeing with Solas or Varric here). In the end… it doesn’t work. This automatically leads to the next scene at Redcliffe.

Dialogue Choice

It is simple enough. You put it on, I charge it with magic, and you should be protected.

  • All right, if Cole is sure. ( Solas +1 )

  • You think this will work?

  • Do it. ( Solas -1, Cole -1 )

  • Cole is a demon. ( Solas +1, Varric -1 )

  • I don’t know what Cole is.

  • Maybe Varric is right. ( Solas -1 )

- We'll investigate.

- So we're off hunting.


- This is a distraction.

 - I care about results. ( **Solas -1** )

 - I agree, Varric. ( **Varric +1** )

 - No, Solas is right. ( **Solas +1** )

Here you will be faced with a choice and learn about Cole’s past (which is very eye-opening). You can either side with Solas or Varric here (also with approvals). Pick one and enjoy the scenes. The quest will end back at Skyhold.

Dialogue Choice

He killed me. He killed me. That’s why it doesn’t work. He killed me, and I have to kill him back!

  • Cole, wait. ( Varric +1 )

  • I don’t understand.

  • We’ll take care of it.

  • Solas, what do you think?

  • Varric, what do you think?

  • I still don’t understand.

  • Cole must forgive this. ( Solas +5, Varric -5, Cole +1 )

  • Cole needs to grow. ( Solas -5, Varric +5, Cole +1 )

Chose Spirit

  • Are you happy, Cole?

  • I’m with Varric on this. ( Varric +1 )

  • I can’t understand him.

Chose Human

  • We’ll help.

  • I have no idea.

  • You don’t. ( Varric -1 )

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    17 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth

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This guide for Dragon Age: Inquisition offers a detailed walkthrough of the main story and all side quests associated with each region, detailing easily missed features and hidden lore secrets along the way. The guide also covers all three main DLC: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser, and all dialogue choices throughout the game.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • Coming Soon! A detailed Character Builds section with coverage of all classes, skill trees, recommended armor, weapons, consumables, and much more!

  • A Walkthrough for all main story quests, detailing the consequences of your choices along the way.

  • Walkthrough for all DLC content, covering Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser.

  • Exploration sections for each region, including side quests, requisitions, collections and companion quests.

  • Comprehensive section on Dialogue Choices, covering both approval and romance options for companions.

  • Breakdown of Specialization Trainers, including where to find them and how to complete their missions.

  • Crafting section covering key locations for potions, tonics, grenades, and other materials.

  • An Equipment section, detailing where to find some of the best weapons and armor.

  • A Mounts section with descriptions of how to acquire them and when they become available.

  • Overview of Multiplayer including basic starting tips, coverage of characters, challenges, and loot.

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