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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 (????) 28-09-2020 / 11:29 GMT

Speak with Morrigan

If Morrigan’s Ritual was completed:

If the brief side quest Morrigan’s Ritual has been completed, you will find Morrigan in the room where the eluvian is located within Skyhold. In this scenario, Morrigan has entered through the eluvian in pursuit of her child, Kieran, and you must follow. This time, the eluvian leads to the Fade instead of the Crossroads. Once there, head south and speak with Morrigan. Aid her in search of Kieran by moving further south, before turning west and then north through the Fade. Here you will encounter Kieran beside Flemeth, a vessel for the Elven goddess Mythal.

What happens next depends on whether the Inquisitor or Morrigan drank from the Well of Sorrows. If the former is the case, the Inquisitor will stop Morrigan in her attempt to attack Flemeth, and will then know where to go in order to find the key to defeat Corypheus and his red lyrium dragon. If the latter applies Flemeth will offer Morrigan a deal. The inquisitor has no influence over this and need only witness the events as they unfold. Upon returning to Skyhold, Morrigan will inform the Inquisitor that she knows how to defeat Corypheus, but it is up to the Inquisitor to find him.

If Morrigan’s Ritual was not completed:

If the brief side quest Morrigan’s Ritual has not been completed, you will find Morrigan waiting for you in the gardens of Skyhold. She will inform the Inquisitor that she knows how to defeat Corypheus and his red lyrium dragon; by summoning Mythal and harnessing what power of hers remains in the world. When ready, you will need to travel to the Altar of Mythal with Morrigan. This can be done by using a Fast Travel stone, so you don’t need to go to the War Table.

The Altar of Mythal

Before you travel to the Altar of Mythal, be sure to prepare sufficiently for the battle ahead. You will be fighting a High Dragon, so equipment with fire resistance and frost staves are recommended. Applying Dragon Runes to your weapons is also advised, which will increase your base damage against dragons.

If Morrigan’s Ritual was completed you will be travelling to the Altar of Mythal alone. If the quest wasn’t completed, Morrigan will come with you. Once you have used the Fast Travel icon you will find yourself in the Arbor Wilds. Head south east toward the Altar of Mythal from here.

Tip: As usual, you will have the opportunity to bring three companions with you. Be sure to select those which have the greatest chance of success against a High Dragon, such as mages that specialise in frost damage and warriors with high fire resistance.

The dialogue options available to you during the conversation with Flemeth will have no lasting consequence. Be sure to loot the box beside the altar when Flemeth disappears. When ready, return to Skyhold from the way you entered and visit the War Room to proceed.

BOSS - Guardian of Mythal

Note: You will only need to fight this boss if you drank from the Well of Sorrows instead of Morrigan.

Value Stats
Health 286187
Defence 78
Resistance Greater Fire Resistance
Vulnerability Cold
Immunity All Disabling Effects, Cold

(1 of 2) When you the dragon’s claw raised, move away immediately to avoid a sweeping attack that will inflict great damage and knock you down.

When you the dragon’s claw raised, move away immediately to avoid a sweeping attack that will inflict great damage and knock you down.Look out for when the dragon raises its head in preparation to breathe fire, and step out of the way at the last minute.

When you the dragon’s claw raised, move away immediately to avoid a sweeping attack that will inflict great damage and knock you down. (left), Look out for when the dragon raises its head in preparation to breathe fire, and step out of the way at the last minute. (right)

The dragon has an immense amount of health, but it is only necessary to deplete it to the halfway point. It can perform all attacks that are encountered with other dragons: fireballs, firebreath, claw swipes, tale swipes, and wing flap that pulls you closer. There’s basically nowhere to hide, and the terrain is flat. It’s a good idea to bring two tanks and two ranged so the tanks can take turns taunting the dragon while archers / mages continually inflict damage.

When the dragon takes enough damage she will move but she won’t take flight. If she gets close to your ranged characters, move them to a safer distance but watch for those fireballs and the wing flap. When she starts her wing flapping, warriors can sink in and do some good damage while the ranged characters try to jump away and recover. Keep hacking away, use some replenish potions when necessary, and you’ll tame this beast.

At half health a cut scene starts and the Inquisitor is able to stop her from attacking. Leave the area from the same way you came to return to Skyhold.

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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