Dragon Age 2 is a role playing game created by Bioware. It is a sequel to Dragon Age: Origins.

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What determines melee damage?

I am playing as a rogue and I enjoy attacking from a distance with my bow. However, sometimes things get up close and personal. As opposed to Origins and Awakening, you can't have two sets of weapons, ...
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Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2?

Is it worth the extra cost and time it'll take to complete Dragon Age Origins? Is there that much back-story I'll miss out on in Dragon Age 2?
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Best way to avoid damage playing Rogue in Dragon Age II

I recently started playing Dragon age II for the first time. I chose the Rogue class and would like some pointer on avoiding damage. The Evade ability comes in handy, but can I combine this with other ...
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Will the DLC for each platform be released at the same time?

For past BioWare games like Fallout, the Xbox 360 has enjoyed getting DLC some time before PlayStation 3. Is that true for Dragon Age II, or are all three platforms getting the DLC at the same time?
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What does my rogue have to learn to be able to pick locks?

How exactly does opening locked chests work? I know you need a rogue, but my rogue hasn't been able to open all chests, so there seem to be some other requirements. I didn't see any skills related to ...
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How do I get rid of the 40% damage cap on elites?

In patch 1.03, a cap was added such that any attack done to elite enemies (e.g. lieutenants, mages, saarebas, and rage demons) is capped to 40% of their health. So now however I spec my dual-wielding ...
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What effect does the donation box have?

In Dragon Age II there is a donation box in "Lirene's Fereldan Imports", where you can donate money to the Fereldan refugees. Does this affect the game in any way?
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How to counter enemy blood mage “deathcloud” ability?

I'm being seriously frustrated with fighting enemy blood mages in Dragon Age 2 (currently Huon as part of On the Loose quest): They're casting some kind of death cloud spell, that appear as a red fog ...
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In Dragon Age II, Hawke is no longer dealing damage and only getting “Missed” or “Resisted”?

This is incredibly frustrating, but Hawke is no longer dealing damage. I'm towards the end of the game and don't want to start over. I've switched out weapons, armor, etc. everything I could think of. ...
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Where can I see my achievement list, on the PC version of Dragon Age two, purchased through Steam?

I purchased DA2 through Steam, and I've earned some achievements during play. Where can I see a complete list of the achievements I've earned - they don't show up in my steam account?
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How do I get past the Ogre in Dragon Age 2 Demo?

I can't seem to find a way to kill the Ogre in the DA2 demo. It appears to be possible, as he goes down to 30% health, then I run out of breath (and potions) and eventually die. Is there a ...
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How can mage Hawke beat the arishok in a duel?

As a mage, I would normally use Crushing Prison or Gravitic Sphere to disable a single strong melee enemy. But the Arishok seems to be largely unaffected by Crushing Prison, and he is able to use his ...
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How to pause in Dragon Age 2 Demo during combat?

How do I pause in the Dragon Age 2 Demo during combat? It says it can be done somehow.
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Can you keep Bethany after Act 1?

In Dragon Age 2, is there any way to keep your sister Bethany as a companion in the second and third act? I would really like to keep her because I used her permanently as healer and supporter. ...
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Where are the locations of Tarohne's tomes?

In Dragon Age 2, where are Tarohne's tomes hidden? It's the Sidequest "Forbidden Knowledge" in Act 2. I found two so far, in the Chantry and in the Viscount's Keep. How many are there and where are ...
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How do you defeat the Ancient Rock Wraith in the Deep Roads? [duplicate]

I really need help with this. I have it on Casual settings, but I still can't beat it. I've died around 10 times now. My team is: Hawke: Mage (Healing and Elemental) Merril: Mage (Elemental) ...
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How do I restore a Dragon Age 2 save file?

I reformatted my PC and ended up with a backup of my Dragon Age 2 files not getting recognized by my new Dragon Age 2 installation. I basically just copied it into the Documents\Bioware\Dragon Age 2 ...
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How do I kill the high dragon in Dragon Age 2?

At some point in the third chapter of the game you encounter a high dragon. Most of the combat so far in Dragon Age II is pretty easy, but this one drags on for a long time, consuming enormous ...
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Do items that improve mana/stamina regeneration help with Merrill's blood magic?

I have Blood of the First sustained the whole time for Merrill, which compels her to use her health to cast spells. Would a trinket that gives mana/stamina regeneration help regenerate her health as ...
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What is the “special service” at the Blooming Rose?

There are rumors that the mistress of the Blooming Rose (in Hightown of Kirkwall) will provide a "special service" for regular customers. Is this a quest line? Am I missing out on story content or ...
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Dragon Age 2 - What to do with Bethany?

Hi I've finished the game once already as a mage, and have restarted as a warrior. I was wondering what I should build Bethany towards being. With Carver it was easy to make a choice given the ...
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Do knocked out companions get the full experience?

In Dragon Age 2, do your party members still get the full XP if they get killed in a battle? If not, what about if they get resurrected with "regroup"?
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How do you recognize status effects like “brittle”?

Some abilities in Dragon Age 2 leave an enemy in a special state like brittle or disoriented. Those effect can be exploited by using talents of other party members that have an increased effect on ...
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What's the best way to level my warrior?

In Dragon Age 2, what Attributes and Abilities should I focus on when leveling up my Warrior? I planned to keep him fighting with two-handed weapons and of course I know strength is important, but ...
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Dragon Age 2 Hawke dealing little to no damage

I have exactly the same problem as this and also tried this solution: There is a good chance your Hawke doesnt have enough points invested in your main stat (warrior=str, mage=int, rogue=dex) ...
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In Dragon Age 2, can I safely sell all junk?

In Dragon Age 2, can I sell all items labeled "Junk" without having to fear I would need any of this later? (for quests/crafting/etc) Vials of Darkspawn Blood for example were a quest item in Dragon ...
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How many party members are there in Dragon Age 2?

So far I have discovered only four: Varric, Bethany, Aveline and Merril. Are there any more?
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How do you defeat the Ancient Rock Wraith in the Deep Roads?

Does anyone have any tips or hints on how to beat the Ancient Rock Wraith in the Deep Roads? I've tried battling him a few times and even hiding from his super AoE attack, I still get ground down by ...
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Do the codex pages give you XP, like they did in DA:O?

In Dragon Age:Origins, whenever you found a codex page you would get XP. You knew this because the amount you earned would appear in the corner of the screen, much like it does when you disarm a trap ...
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Does drinking in the Hanged Man have any effect?

In Dragon Age 2, you can order drinks in the Hanged Man. I have ordered a few but didn't notice any difference. Also it doesn't seem to influence any quests or NPCs. Can you get drunk at least or does ...
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How do I fix the Dragon Age 2 armor glitch?

In Dragon Age 2, there is a glitch where if you unequip and re-equip a shield, then it permanently increases your character's armor by 34 each time. Is there a way to fix or avoid this glitch? (The ...
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Can I play Dragon Age 2 without playing Dragon Age Origins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2? I have played about 3 hours of Dragon Age Origins before I decided that I didn't like it. I read ...
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How do I check the bonus for a complete armour set?

I'm playing as a rogue and have obtained, and am wearing, the entire "Last Descent" armour set, which as per the descriptions on each item has a bonus for complete item set. This is great, but what ...
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Can I keep my companion's equipment after a storyline death?

During the Deep Roads Expedition, the following event occurs: Do I have any chance for recovering any of it?
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How can I change my character's Dragon Age: Origins backstory in Dragon Age 2 without having to replay lots of the game?

I'm at the last chapter of Dragon Age 2 when I read somewhere online that my last choice for the Witch Hunt DLC didn't carry over to DA 2 if I wasn't patched. So I tried recreating my save and ...
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How do I beat the Stone Spirit in the Deep Roads in Dragon Age 2?

Does the Stone Spirit have any vulnerabilities? I have both Hawkes, Isabela and Varric in my party. I don't have any tanks with me. Does the Stone Spirit have any weaknesses (ice, fire, etc.)?
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Is it okay to not have a rogue in my party in Dragon Age 2?

I know that one's supposed to have all three varieties of members in a party, but the thing is: I am a mage but I also like to have Anders and Merill along. For the remaining slot, I usually prefer ...
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Can I save my brother in Dragon Age 2?

In the beginning of Dragon Age 2, Is there any way to save him or is this a scripted event that can't be avoided?
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Can I complete Dragon Age 2 without getting Darkness Falls?

The Darkness Falls achievement says it's granted when you switch the map from day to night. I noticed that at some points in the game, the day-night transition is done automatically (Haunted starts at ...
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Which companions play a substantive role in the Legacy DLC?

Dragon Age II: Legacy allows you to choose whomever you want for your party makeup, but there seems to be a few choices that provide more flavor than others. For example, Varric has a ton of cutscene ...
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Injuries in Dragon Age 2

I'm playing on hard on a 1.02 patched game and I noticed my characters randomly get injuries. They aren't dying, but somehow over time they get injuries. Is it something related to the difficulty? Or ...
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Can DLC for the PC version of Dragon Age 2 be installed mid-game?

For the PC version specifically, can i install the Black Emporium, load my current game (started with no DLC) and continue it, with the Black Emporium available?
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DA2: Cross class combo

I see this mentioned in the tip text lots, but I've no idea how to actually make it happen. Anyone have any ideas how I can combo skills properly? I've tried running with Fenris, who can stagger, but ...
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Can I speed up showing tooltips in Dragon Age II?

I feel like an idiot. When I hover over something, I like to see the tooltip for that thing immediately. In Dragon Age II, I have to wait like half a second. Is there a way to remove the delay and ...
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Dragon Age 2 - Choosing a Character Class [closed]

I am deciding on which class I want to play in Dragon Age 2. Originally i chose a male warrior and was going to be a Tank. But now I see that Aveline is a tank and is one of the major characters in ...
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Do elemental weapons ignore enemy armor?

I read on some forum that elemental weapons ignore armor, but I didn't find any mention of that in the game manual. It didn't look that way to me, but then again the mobs I was fighting could have had ...
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What is the maximum number of attribute points and ability points?

Trying to plan my ability trees and stats, including points received from books and any other source I don't know, how many points can be obtained without modding the game?
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What are the effects of a companion being a friend, rival or something in between?

Each companion has a slider between "Friend" and "Rival", and many actions you take while having the companion with you have an effect on that value. I was wondering what this value changes, I have ...
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Does the steam version of Dragon Age II use SecuROM?

Does Dragon Age II ship with SecuROM when it's purchased through Steam? If so, why aren't Steam's protections good enough?