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Dragon Age: Inquisition
Strategy Guide

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 (????) 18-09-2020 / 23:24 GMT

After speaking with Professor Kenric, he will ask you to follow the river to the north and look for spires. As you approach each spire you will encounter groups of Hakkonites. You don’t need to kill these if you don’t want to; just trigger the recognition of the spire and continue along the river to the next one. After the fourth spire you will need to follow the path up a hill, and then north over a bridge. Continue north to reach the entrance of an ancient ruin, where you’ll encounter a group of Hakkonites. A Champion will be among them, so you’ll need to spread out to ensure that you’re not hit by their devastating Area of Effect attacks.

When you’ve killed the Hakkonites in the courtyard, interact with the bench near the entrance to the ruins to wait for Professor Kenric and Scout Harding. When you enter the ruins you’ll encounter a puzzle on the floor. You’ll need to step on the correct platforms to open the way. Pulling the lever behind the platforms will reset the puzzle. See the screenshot below for the correct platform order, with 1 being the first platform to stand on, and 5 the last.

(1 of 3) Interact with the bench to wait for Kenric and Harding.

Note: Be sure to loot the chest and examine the Tevinter Carving in the room to the east before you proceed north.

To proceed beyond the magical barrier to the north, head east from the barrier along the walls of the ruins. Here you will find veilfire, which you can pick up and take to the barrier to dispel it. Once inside, a cutscene will follow. After the cutscene you can pick up a veilfire torch to uncover two runes on the walls within the chamber.

Once you’ve activated the runes, head back along the walls from the wooden planks to the left outside the chamber. You’ll find a lever at the opposite end of the walls. Pull it to grant access to the trail markers, which you can activate starting with the one atop the stairs in front of the chamber. From here, follow the map icons and activate each trail marker to complete the quest.

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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