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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 make. Feel free to loot everything you see.


8

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 retract and refuse to marry Anora. The only way to let Loghain live and have Alistair marry Anora is to harden him. To harden Alistair : After visiting his sister,...


7

What's behind them is a dungeon meant for the mage origin story. Spiders infested it and one way to get a rod of fire was to help the senior enchanter kill them. Since all of the possible wardens existed whether or not you played them, there's honestly tunnels beyond them with a couple empty creates so even if you could get in during the main story-line it ...


7

If I remember correctly, that door is a part of the mage origin story. I don't think it's accessible during the main story.


7

In general, no. Almost every quest can be done in more than one way, with your choices having an impact on several things, including how your companions react. In most situations, it is possible to avoid the loss of approval on a specific companion or two, at a cost of some others. As an example, reading through the page you linked for A Village Under Siege,...


7

No, it's a comedic scene. Instead of the boy bringing home a dog, your dog brings home a boy. Get it?


6

I believe I have devised the best strategy for revenant killing: Revenents are immune to cold damage, but you could still freeze them solid with cone of cold. The revival ability in spirit healer is invaluable when defeating them, so take Wynne along. Sten is quite effective but he dies easily. Bump up his constitution. Kill the skeletons first so that you ...


5

Yes and no. You will not be able to unlock the specialization on that character, but the specializations are actually designed to unlock across playthroughs, so if you get the Blood Mage specialization on one Mage-class character, you can then use it on any further mages - either the Player Character, Morrigan, or Wynne - on any other playthroughs.


5

I recall that it's added damage of elemental type, which is supported here. The Dragon Age Wiki states that multiple of the same type also stack. According to this thread, this applies even to damage of the same type, such as the Frost Weapons spell with frost runes. So, for example, you could do two +2 frost, and frost weapon spell, and they would all add ...


5

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 Options and unticking Enable Persistent Gore.


4

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 pretty much auto-cast Group Heal though because it's really good when you can do it yourself in most situations. The stats should mostly be Magic and ...


4

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 Alistair has a preference for strange runestones and figural studies of arcane creatures (excluding Totem, which is preferred by Sten). Dog Dog has a preference ...


4

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 increases intimidation dialogue success. Dex increases damage from piercing weapons, as well as increasing physical resistance and attack. You want this for your ...


4

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 half a point while each point in Magic, Cunning, and Willpower increase mental resistance by half a point. (These translate very loosely to 1% reduced chance ...


4

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 several benefits. Cunning increases your armor penetration values, and the Lethality bonus allows you to derive your Strength bonus from Cunning instead. ...


4

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>\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\Characters\<character name> Open up <character name>.xml in a text editor, such as Notepad++ Near the top of the document, ...


3

This if the formula that comes from the wiki, it's a hit probability formula. AttackValue = 55 + 0.5 * {(Strength - 10) + (Dexterity - 10)} + AttackBonuses They did not clarify what the 55 + 0.5 means so an exact calculation i can not make for you. As you can see it takes strength into the calculation and if a weapon has a higher strength modifier you ...


3

They have some really heavy health and a ton of resistances. I used my Level 11 Warden (rogue) to backstab then stealth, backstab then stealth until he was at about half health. Then I charged my tank in and I kept backstabbing. I had Morrigan and Wynne healing as best they could and just winded him down. It takes a bit, but it can be done. If you're a ...


3

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 events of Dragon Age II are not directly tied to those of Dragon Age: Origins. However, if you really want to understand what's going on in DA:I, you have to ...


3

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 rulers of a KINGDOM, that means they are king and queen. So Alistair is the king. (He alone has a cameo, whether or not he is married to Anora. She does not appear ...


3

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 stealing/stealth etc. but that seems to be a different character archetype altogether. The armor penetration bonus gained by cunning will be overshadowed by the ...


2

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 Don't bother putting strength past 42 (enough to equip the best gear) for a tank. A tank is not a damage dealer; he's there to draw aggro and be unkillable. You ...


2

I was having the exact same problem. If you are talking about disarming a tripwire you click on the endposts, NOT the wire.


2

You can move freely between cities at any time of your choosing, if you have access to roads. And you really just don't have access to them in "dungeons", but then again, you can just backtrack out of them in most cases. That means you can go back to your camp or another location when you choose, albeit with some work in some situations. That means that yes,...


2

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. Starting the game as an admin is not enough, you need to manually close Steam, restart it using Admin rights, then launch the game. Subsequent launches do not require ...


2

Solved it. It seems that giving the acorn to the Oak made the Oak Branch appear in my inventory without me knowing. Appearently, the Oak knew beforehand that I needed it.


2

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 like haste slowing down archery and attack speed with momentum. Im still wondering how on earth bioware didn't come up with a official fix / patch. Haste ...


2

you can set her tactic to automatically disarm traps. It's somewhere inside the 'Self:Any' option, I think.


2

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 part of the final party that faced the Archdemon. I have a save like that, although I haven't imported it into DA2. No mention in the DAO codex that Alistair died ...


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