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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Hakkon's Trials

Claire Farnworth
Scott Peers

This quest is acquired from Arrken Feldsen, the arena master in Stone-Bear Hold. You will find him in the north east of the settlement. You will need 2x Silverite and 2x Everite to proceed with the quest. If you don’t already have them in your inventory, you can find them in abundance throughout Frostback Basin. Once you have the materials, speak with Arrken to enter the arena and begin the trials.

During the trials, you will face the following enemies:

  • Wave 1: 4 Avvar Warriors, 2 Avvar Bowmen

  • Wave 2: 2 Avvar Warriors, 2 Avvar Bowmen, 2 Avvar Defenders

  • Wave 3: 2 Avvar Defenders, 2 Avvar Champions, 2 Avvar Bowmen

The first two waves are easily dealt with, just be sure to take out the most aggressive enemies first, such as bowmen and warriors, and then focus on the defenders. The third wave is much more difficult, due to the presence of two Champions. You will find it much easier if you can group them together and then use Mark of the Rift to deal a significant amount of damage at the beginning of the fight. You’ll then want to focus on shielding your allies from their devastating blows, which can kill a light armoured player in one hit, while maintaining sustained damage from afar if possible.

(1 of 2) Remember to craft the offering at a requisition table before you speak with Arrken.

Remember to craft the offering at a requisition table before you speak with Arrken. (left), When facing the third wave with two Champions, wait for them to be bunched together before you use massive AoE attacks. (right)

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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    24 January 2021
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  • 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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