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Shale is a sentient giant piece of granite. He is wiser than pretty much every other character in the game and can fight just as well. Awesome!

Class : Warrior

Specialization : Shale

Unlock : Complete the Village of Honnleath DLC and activate Shale

Shale is one of the few remaining golems and was found in the Deep Roads, reactivated, and taken to Honnleath. Shale can function as a tank or a damage dealer depending on which talents and crystals you give Shale. If you match up Shale’s crystals so the colors are the same Shale will gain a bonus.


Shale will leave the party if you side with Branka in the quest “ Paragon of Her Kind “. If Shale is in your party at the time you choose Branka you will have to fight the golem. If Shale is not in the party then Shale will confront you back at camp where you have to convince the golem to stay.

Personal Quest

Shale’s Personal Quest is covered in the DLC section.


  • Shale is only attainable via DLC
  • Shale is often witty in conversation
  • Shale only has 2 equipment slots. One for offense, one for defense


Shale loves Remarkable Gems . Give the golem a reason to smile by giving it something to marvel at.

Gift Location
Remarkable Amethyst Orzammar; Alimar’s Emporium
Remarkable Diamond Orzammar; Garin’s Gem Store
Remarkable Emerald Orzammar; Figor’s Store
Remarkable Garnet Denerim; Wonders of Thedas
Remarkable Greenstone Village of Honnleath
Remarkable Malachite Circle Tower
Remarkable Ruby Denerim Alienage; Alarith
Remarkable Sapphire Orzammar; Legnar’s Store
Remarkable Topaz Frostback Mountains; Faryn
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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You are a Grey Warden, last of a group of highly-skilled warriors tasked to defeat the Archdemon and stop the Blight from spreading across the land. The Grey Wardens are the only ones capable of defeating the Archdemon and sending the Darkspawn back to the pits whence they came. Accrue a squad of highly memorable characters, each with their own personalities and skills, to help you in your task and save Fereldan before it is too late.

This guide charts the adventures of the main walkthrough and all Downloadable Content and covers:

  • A complete walkthrough from start to finish.
  • Every item and codex uncovered.
  • A complete trophy/achievement guide.
  • Full coverage of all Downloadable Content including the massive DLC “Awakening”.

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