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Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Wildlife (I-R)

Claire Farnworth
Scott Peers


“You want to hunt lurkers? All right, then there’s a few things you should know. First, they don’t just live in caves. Some of the locals call them “cave lurkers,” but I’ve seen them in the wastelands, in the marshes… really anywhere you think creatures shouldn’t be able to live. Why? Because they eat almost anything and they eat rarely. When they’re not hunting, they curl up in a sort of hibernation to conserve energy. If you can catch them in that state, consider yourself lucky. If not, you’ll need to be on your toes. They’re quiet when they want to be, you see. Hence the “lurk” part of their name. They hunt in packs. They spit poison. In fact, I’ve lost more than one fellow because a group of lurkers descended upon him while he took a piss in the bushes. They surround him, paralyze him, and then tear him to pieces—all without the rest of the camp knowing a single thing was going on, not twenty feet away.”

—From The Most Dangerous Things To Eat by Pol Ageire Phridee

Info Description
Location: Hissing Wastes
Level Range: 16-19
Health Modifer: 1
Armor: High
Resistances: None
Vulnerabilities: Electricity
Immunities: None
Crafting Materials: Craggy Skin


Mabari war hounds are a breed of dogs magically bred by the Formari. Hostile mabaris can be found throughout the Storm Coast. A lone mabari can be found in the Canyon in the Hissing Wastes, guarding the shop of its owner.

Info Description
Location: Hissing Wastes, The Hinterlands, Storm Coast
Level Range: 8-11
Health Modifer: 1
Armor: Low
Resistances: Cold
Vulnerabilities: Fire
Immunities: None
Crafting Materials: Canine Leather


Nugs are passive enemies in multiple locations, whose hides can be used in crafting. They are small, hairless, nearly blind creatures with pointed snouts for digging. They resemble a cross between a rabbit and a pig, or a naked mole rat or an aardvark.

Info Description
Location: Crestwood, Emerald Graves, Exalted Plains, Frostback Mountains Forbidden Oasis, The Hinterlands, Storm Coast
Level Range: 1-15
Health Modifer: 0.05
Armor: Very Low
Resistances: None
Vulnerabilities: None
Immunities: None
Crafting Materials: Nugskin


Orlesians believe the phoenix to be a herald of woe, perhaps because the creatures frequent inhospitable places where sane travelers fear to tread. It may also be because they belch a sort of sulfurous gas that reeks of rotten eggs and ancient peat bog, and flocks of the beasts have a pervasive odor of death about them. Orlesians are not always so metaphorical as they like us to believe.

— From In Pursuit of Knowledge: Travels of a Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi

Info Description
Location: The Western Approach
Level Range: 8-11
Health Modifer: 1.5
Armor: Average
Resistances: Fire
Vulnerabilities: Electricity
Immunities: None
Crafting Materials: Pheonix Scales

Poison Spider

A sound from above, then legs, fangs, and poison. I do not know the number—less than my nightmares bear, but still too many. Only quick fires from our Circle apprentice allowed us to retreat. But not all. Several of our numbers were paralyzed in the instant, as must have been the case for many before. When I close my eyes, I see them—new recruits to that silent army, frozen in “praise” of a moving ceiling, waiting to be hollowed.

— Excepted from We Need Not Demons: Our Dangerous World, A Collection of Natural Horrors and Wonders, edited by Philliam, a bard

Info Description
Location: Crestwood, Hissing Wastes, Revenant Church, Western Approach
Level Range: 8-19
Health Modifer: 1
Armor: Very Low
Resistances: Electricity
Vulnerabilities: None
Immunities: Poison
Crafting Materials: Poison Spider Glands


“Its hooked beak describes a smile that makes mock of the laws of man and Maker, and in the sagging folds of its rough and squamous hide lies no elegant simplicity. But look upon its dorsal ridge for the proof, if logic be your refuge, for in the ebon spines that jut uncaringly from its back, no man of learning can fail to see the cold and twisted spires of the Black City itself. What Maker would give mock to our ebullient transgressions by marking his domicile into the flesh of this repugnant eater of flesh, this scavenger of wastes and deserts?”

— From An Anatomie of Various Terrible Beasts, by Baron Havard-Pierre D’Amortisan

Info Description
Location: Western Approach
Level Range: 8-11
Health Modifer: 3
Armor: High
Resistances: Cold
Vulnerabilities: Fire
Immunities: Physical Effects/Paralyze/Freeze
Crafting Materials:
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    24 January 2021
    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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