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Sten is the big, bad warrior who loves cookies and killing. He also has a great sense of humor. What else needs to be said?

Class : Warrior

Specialization : N/A

Unlock : Release Sten from his cage in Lothering before it’s invaded

Sten is a Qunari soldier sent to investigate the Blight. Unfortunately, his group was ambushed and when he was awoke he panicked and killed the farmers that had saved him. He waited for the other farmers and surrendered after realizing what he had done and was caged in Lothering. Sten makes a great Two-Handed Warrior in combat.


Sten will leave the party during the Urn of Sacred Ashes quest if you take him along and mouth off to him about the Archdemon. You’ll have to fight him for control of the party and winning the bout causes him to leave.

Personal Quest

Speak with him at camp and ask about his past. Eventually he will speak of his sword so work your way into telling him you will find it for him to obtain the quest “ The Sword of the Beresaad “. Head to Lake Calenhad Docks and speak to the Scavenger at the entrance. He eventually tells you that Faryn was here and the place he is checking out has already been picked clean for items. With Sten in your party head to the Frostback Mountains and speak with Faryn. He will quickly admit selling the sword to Dwyn in Redcliffe.

Head to Redcliffe with Sten in your party and talk to Dwyn, the dwarf at the back of the village. Ask for the key and he gives it to you, then open the chest and loot Sten’s Sword . Gift it to Sten to end the quest and increase his approval, you also receive Asala which is Sten’s two-handed sword.


  • Sten has a no-nonsense attitude and is only satisfied with killing Darkspawn
  • Sten will die if you fail to free him from his cage before Lothering is ultimately overrun.


Sten likes paintings, and though it might seem awkward, it’s an extension of Qunari discipline.

Gift Location
Painting of a Rebel Queen Old Tegrin; Random Encounter
Portrait of a Goosegirl Frostback Mountains; Faryn
Silver Framed Still-Life Castle Redcliffe
Sten’s Sword Redcliffe Village; Dwyn’s Home
Totem Caridin’s Cross
Water-stained Portrait Circle Tower; Second Floor
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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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