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Am I going to regret looting random chests and drawers?

No, there is no alignment system that is affected by looting or stealing. There's just the relationship system that affects what your allies think of you based on the quests you do and decisions you ...
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Will Alistair agree to marry Anora even if he is not hardened?

Alistair will agree to marry Anora if you talk to them about it. It is independant of whether Alistair is hardened or not. However, if you let Loghain live and Alistair is not hardened, he will ...
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Can I change my character's voice after starting the game?

You cannot change the voice in game. If you are on a PC, you can edit the character's save file to use a different voice (this obviously won't work on consoles). Navigate to <user home>\...
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Is there a purpose to the scene where Dog finds a kid in Denerim?

No, it's a comedic scene. Instead of the boy bringing home a dog, your dog brings home a boy. Get it?
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Why is my mage "sweating blood"?

The gore effect doesn't really mean anything (certainly nothing important), just that you've recently been in combat with something that bleeds. You can disable the blood effect by going to Gameplay ...
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Which are the best companion gifts?

The Dragon Age Wikia has a ton of information about this with a complete list of all the items you can give to each character. I will paste the summaries for each character here: Alistair ...
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What attribute values should I strive for?

The answer by K. Patterson is quite good. There are a few additional details to keep in mind though: Resistances Every point in Strength, Constitution, and Dexterity increase physical resistance by ...
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What attribute values should I strive for?

Strength increases damage with weapons except staves and crossbows. It also increases physical resistance. This is the bread and butter stat for warriors, especially 2 handed warriors. It also ...
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How can I effectively build Wynne as a healer?

I set Wynne to: Ally -> HP < 50% -> Heal Ally -> HP < 25% -> Lifeward Ally -> HP < 0% -> Revival You can also set up Group Heal if your team bunches up when the fight. I ...
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I want to be an assassin

If you're looking to maximize your effectiveness, you'll want to hit 20 Strength (for gear), 30-36 Dexterity (depending on talents), and dump as much as you can after that into Cunning. Cunning has ...
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when importing saves in DA:O to DA2

There are known bugs in the imports from DAO to DAII, so as JonK said you can use a save editor to correct these. The "hot widow" is called Anora. If you had her marry Alistair, making them both ...
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Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2?

At the time this question was asked, the chosen answer was a good one. Now, however, with Dragon Age: Inquisition having been thrown into the mix, I think it deserves revisitation. It's true that the ...
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I want to be an assassin

Dexterity will greatly benefit assassins in sheer damage output of daggers (unless you're some kind of weird sword-wielding assassin) as well as providing nice defense. Cunning will help more with ...
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How do I make Alistair the best sword-and-board tank?

I know this is an old question but I came across user3389's advice above and, while it's good, there are a couple of issues worth pointing out to anyone who stumbles across it: Attribute priority ...
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Is there a single mod that fixes many bugs in Dragon Age Origins?

This Link gets all the bug fixes for the 1.04 Version. http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage/mods/1601/? Installation is very easy, and fixes everything without any gameplay mods, just fixes the bugs ...
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How can I have Leliana disarm traps?

you can set her tactic to automatically disarm traps. It's somewhere inside the 'Self:Any' option, I think.
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How can I make Dragon Age launch?

I had this problem as well. The problem is that Steam needs to do some special stuff it cannot do without admin privileges the first time you start the game, according to the solution I found. ...
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Why do lyrium veins heal you when the codex says they are fatal?

The codex is correct. According to the lore of Dragon Age, Lyrium Veins are fatal to mages and have adverse effects to everyone else. There really isn't an answer as to why the veins restore your ...
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What are the 2 CD keys provided with the Ultimate Edition for?

It's for the DLC/Expansion 'Awakening'. Though it may already be installed and/or activated through the installation process, Steam is required to provide you with a copy of the key, should you ever ...
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Which types of damage for the end game?

The elemental trees are the best for raw damage. As far as damage goes, the cold tree is a must have. The mind blast tree is good as well. Stonefist is good and Mana Clash is beast.
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Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 Alistair (spoilers)

Wikia mentions this DAO bug: If Alistair was not made king, Morrigan's ritual was performed, and Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet, Alistair will be absent from the coronation if he was not ...
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I want to be an assassin

For a melee rogue/assassin, cunning is straight up better than dexterity after meeting requirements. For dual daggers (with lethality) each point of cunning provides the same damage bonus as ...
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Can you upload Dragon Age Origins data into Dragon Age 2 on a different system?

Yes you can transfer your saves between PS3s. You can either use the cloud to do this if you're a PS+ subscriber or you can use any USB external storage drive like a simple pen drive. Transfer your ...
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Physical resistance vs. Armor vs. Defence

This question is an interesting one. It is a little subjective, but a brief explanation of these statistics may serve us well. Armor: This determines a flat amount of damage that will be subtracted ...
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Transfer Dragon Age Origins save to Dragon Age Ultimate Edition

I don't believe there's an option to do so but you can use Dragon Keep to recreate a similar save.
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What is the impact of our previous story in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Minor spoiler for interactions with Morrigan, you have three different outcomes Warden died- Lilianna is sad and so is Morrigan Warden x Morrigan- Morrigan has a child, leads to missing child quest ...
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How to handle auto-backstab on my rogue party members?

You can take control of your rogues (or any party member) by simply clicking on their portraits, or using the F1-4 keys. At any time during the game, you can pause by using the space bar, including ...
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How to handle auto-backstab on my rogue party members?

There are several ways in which you can backstab an opponent. You are attacking him from behind. The opponent is stunned. The opponent is frozen. So if you manage to stun the enemy very often using ...
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