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Dragon Age: Origins Achievements Guide

by: Lynda Mc Donald ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

Dragon Age: Origins has 63 achievements totalling 1375 Gamer Points. Unlocking all achievements is not very difficult but it does take a lof of time and numerous play-throughs. If you're hell-bent on getting all of the Achievements for Dragon Age prepare yourself for the long road ahead.

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    Last Of Your Line

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Human as your race and 'Human Noble' as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks this achievement.last  

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    Corrupted

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Elf as your race and 'Dalish Elf' as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks the achievement.corrupted  

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    Conscriipted

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Elf as your race and 'Cityconscripted   Elf' as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks the achievement.

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    Harrowed

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Elf or Human as your race and 'Magi' as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks the achievement.harrowed  

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    Casteless

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Dwarf as your race and 'Dwarf Commoner' as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks the achievement.casteless  

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    Kinslayer

    Worth 10G. This achievement is unlocked by choosing Dwarf as your race and 'Dwarf Noble'kinslayer   as your background. You have to play through the origin story until you join the Grey Wardens which unlocks the achievement.

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    Last Of The Wardens

    Worth 20G. Complete the Quests given to you regrdless of origin until you have completed Ostagar, which will unlock this achievement.last pf the wardens  

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    Standard-Bearer

    Worth 20G. This achievement requires you to recruit all possible allies using the Grey Warden Treaties. To do this you will have to complete the "Broken Circle", "Nature of the Beast", "Paragon of her Kind" and "The Arl of Redcliffe" quests. You will need to befriend the Redcliffe Humans, the Dalish Elves the Dwarves and the Templars. Basically befriend everyone. When you have completed all of these quests return to the Arl in Redcliffe and tell him to start the Landsmeet.standard  

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    Hero of Redcliffe

    Worth 20G. Travel to redcliffe village to begin the quest series - help the people reclaim Redcliffe Castle, find the urn of Sacred Ashes and use it to revive the Arl to unlock this achievement.hero  

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    Rabble-Rouser

    Worth 20G. Complete 'The Landsmeet'. Recruit all of your allies and ask the Arl of Radcliffe about travelling to Denerim.

    The quest begins when you reach Denerim and find out that the queen has been kidnapped by the Arl Howe, resue her and then investigate the Elven Alienage. Return to the Arl of Redcliffe to begin the Landsmeet and eventually you will choose the leader of Ferelden.rabble  

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    Mercenary

    Worth 20G. Complete 15 job-board Quests. Pretty straight-forward. Each town has a job board in front of the chantry. Completing 15 is pretty easy as they are generally not very long quests.Mercenary  

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    Recruiter

    Worth 25G. Recruit all party members.You will need to recruit Alistair (Ostagar), Morrigan (Kocari Wilds), Leliana (Lothering), Sten (Lothering), Dog (Human Noble origin and in Ostagar), Zevran (after Redcliffe), Oghren (Orzammar), Wynne (Mage's Circle Tower), and Loghain (after "The Landsmeet").

    If you accept Loghain into your party, then Alistair will leave forever.recruiter  

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    Hopelessly Romantic

    Worth 25G. Experience all romances. To do this you have to complete romances with Morrigan, Leliana, Zevran, and Alistair. For Morrigan, your character must be male. For Alistair, your character must be female. For Leliana and Zevran, your character can be male or female. Make this easy on yourself by giving your love interest gifts. Check their Character Record to see your progress with each character.Hopelessly Romacntic  

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    Perfectionist

    Worth 50G. Discover all possible endings.

    Possible Endings:

    Morrigan performs the ritual to save you.

    You sacrifice yourself to save Ferelden.

    Loghain sacrifices himself to save Ferelden.

    Alistair sacrifices himself to save Ferelden.

    Endings will be open to you depending on who you side with throughout the game.

    This achievement requires multiple play-throughs.perfectionist  

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    Educated

    Worth 15G. During the game you will randomly find tomes that will improve your characters attributes, talents, spells, or skills. Use one of these to unlock this achievement.educated  

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    Magic Sympathizer

    magic sympathizer  

    Worth 20G. Side with the Mages in the 'Broken Circle' quest.

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    Annulment Invoker

    Worth 20G. Side with the Templars in the 'Broken Cirle' quest.annulment  

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    Slayer

    Worth 20G. Side with the werewolves in the 'Nature of the Beast quest.slayer  

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    Poacher

    Worth 20G. Side with the elves in the 'Nature of the Beast' quest.poacher  

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    Sacrilegious

    Worth 20G. Side with the Cult of Andraste in 'The Urn Of Sacred Ashes' quest.Sacrilegious  

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    Ceremonialist

    Worth 20G. DefyCeremonialist   the Cult of Andraste in 'The Urn of Sacred Ashes'.

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    Bhelen's Ally

    bhelen's ally   Worth 20G. Side with Bhelen in 'A Paragon of Her Kind' quest.

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    Harrowmont's Ally

    Worth 20G. Side with Harrowmont in "A Paragon of Her Kind"harrowmont  

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    Liberator

    Worth 20G. Destroyed the Anvil of the Void

    You will eventually be sent to Deep Roads beneath Orzammar to find Branka. When you find her she will make you complete a series of rooms to get to the Anvil. When you complete these rooms you will find Cairidin. Cairidin will ask you to destroy the Avnil. Do as he asks to unlock this achievement.liberator  

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    Pragmatist

    Worth 20G. Preserved the Anvil of the Void

    Go against Cairidin's wishes and preserve the Avil to unlock this achievement.pragmatist  

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    Heavy Hitter

    Heavy Hitter  

    Worth 10G. Main character inflicted 250 damage with a single hit.

    Warriors generally have high strenth to begin with. Having a two-handed weapon with runes is a good idea to increase your damage stats. Also getting your party to cast a buffing spell or two onto you will help.

    Rogues' strongest point is archery so you will need to work on archery to get this achievement. The Arrow of Slaying is a very powerful talent so using it with your archery skill maxed out should easily unlock this achievement for you.

    Some of Mages' strongest moves are anti-magic - this is very useful to keep in mind. When attacking try using items to increase damage to unlock this achievement.

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    Bloodied

    Worth 10G. Completed an origin story without the main character ever falling in battle.

    This is a very easy achievement to get if you set your difficulty to 'casual'. Remember to pay close attention to your health and keep it topped up with health potions.bloodied  

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    Traveler

    Worth 35G. Set foot in every area in the game.

    Basically you need to settraveler   foot in every location on the map and sub-maps. Make sure you complete as many side-quests as possible and make an effort to enter every building along the way.

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    Master of Arms

    Worth 25G. Main character achieved level 20 as a warrior.

    master of arms  

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    Shadow

    Worth 25G. shadow   Main character achieved level 20 as a rogue.

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    Archmage

    Worth 25G. Main character achieved level 20 as a mage.archmage  

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    Pilgrim

    Worth 25G. Completed a Chanter's Board quest.

    Very easy ahcievement; simply complete any quest on a Chanter's board. The first board is in Lothering outside the Chantry.pilgrim  

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    Grey Warden

    Worth 20G. Killed 100 darkspawn.

    This isn't difficult as you shouldgrey warden  easily achieve this as you progress throughout the game.

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    Master Warden

    Worth 25G. Killed 500 darkspawn.master warden 

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    Tinkerer

    Worth 25G. Killed 1000 darkspawn.blight-queller 

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    Worth 10G. Crafted an item.

    You can find materials for crafting various items everywhere - search bodies and plants for them. To craft and item open the radial menu and select 'potions' and then 'herbalism' or 'poisons and traps' and then 'poison-making', if you have the correct materials you will craft an item.tinkerer 

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    Persuasive

    Worth 10G. Succeeded at five difficult Persuasion attempts.

    During conversation (persuade) occasionally appears before and option, selet this option five times successfully to unlock this achievement. Assigning skill points to the 'cunning' option and increasing your coercion skill are very helpful for this achievement.persuasive 

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    Silver Tongued

    Worth 20G. Succeeded at five difficult Persuasion attempts. Cunning and coercion are even more important here.siler tongued 

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    Bully

    Worth 10G. Succeeded at five difficult Intimidate attempts.

    During conversation (intimidate) occasionally appears before and option, selet this option five times successfully to unlock this achievement. Assigning skill points to the 'strengthbully ' option and increasing your coercion skill are very helpful for this achievement.

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    Menacing

    Worth 20G. Succeeded at 10 difficult Intimidate attempts.Strength and coercion are important for this achievement.menacing 

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    First Knight

    first knight 

    Worth 10G. Experienced the thrill of romance with Alistair.

    Alistar will join your party after you reach Ostagar. In order to experience a romance with him you must be female. Converse with him as much as possible and stay on his good side by asking him about his past and flirting with him. Avoid mocking him. Alistar likes the following gifts:

    Onyx Demon Statuette

    Small Carved Statuette

    Stone Dragon Statuette

    Alistair's Mother's Amulet

    Black Runestone

    Duncan's Sheild

    Stone Warrior Statuette

    White Runestone

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    With Gone Wild

    witch gone wild Worth 10G. Experienced the thrill of romance with Morrigan.

    Morrigan will join your party after you complete Ostagar. In order to experience a romance with her you must be male. Converse with her as much as possible and ask about her past when you are in the party camp . Mocking others aroung her will help. Morrigan likes the following gifts:

    Black Grimoire

    Flemeth's Grimoire

    Gold Amulet

    Golden Demon Pendant

    Silver Chain

    Silver Medallion

    Golden Mirror

    Golden Rope Necklace

    Locket

    Silver Brooch

    Tribal Necklace

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      Easy Lover

      easy lover Worth 10G. Experienced the thrill of romance with Zevran.

      Zevran will join your party after you complete the quests in Redcliffe castle. In order to experience a romance with him you can be either male or female. Converse with him as much as possible and respond to his flirting as much as you can. Being sympathetic with him will help. Zevran likes the following gifts:

      Antivan Leather Boots

      Dalish Gloves

      Small Silver Bar

      Medium Gold Bar

      Medium Silver Bar

      Small Gold Bar

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      Wine, Woman, and Song

      wine, woman and song Worth 10G. Experienced the thrill of romance with Leliana.

      Leliana will join your party in Lothering. She is in the town's pub, after an initial brawl she will offer her services to you. In order to experience a romance with her you can be either male or female. Converse with her at every opportunity and be as nice to her as possible. Compliment her often, your romance bar must be full to 100 to experience a romance with her. Leliana likes the following gifts:

      Andraste's Grace

      Bronze Symbol of Andraste

      Steel Symbol of Andraste

      Golden Symbol of Andraste

      Chantry Amulet

      Etched Silver Symbol

      Nug

      Silver Sword of Mercy

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      Veteran

      veteran Worth 25G. Main character learned a specialization.

      You will receive a specialization point when you reach levels 7 and 14. Each class has four specilizations that can be unlocked. They are unlocked by speaking with your party or buying manuals from traders.

      Rogue Specializations:

      Assassin - Learned from Zevran or bought from Alarith during the "Landsmeet".

      Ranger - Bought from Bodahn's Wares at the Party Camp.

      Bard - Learned from Leliana or bought from Alimar at Orzammar.

      Duelist - Learned from Isabella at the Pearl in Denerim.

      Mage Specializations

      Blood Mage - Learned from the 'Desire Demon' in the Fade during "The Arl of Redcliffe" quest.

      Shapeshifter - Learned from Morrigan or bought from Varathorn at the Dalish Camp.

      Arcane Warrior - Learned from The Presence at the Brecilian Ruins during the "Nature of the Beast" quest.

      Spirit Healer - Learned from Wynne or from the Wonders of Thedas during the "Landsmeet".

      Warrior Specializations

      Berserker - Learned from Oghren or bought from Gorim in Denerim.

      Reaver - Learned from Kolgrim in the Wyrmling Lair.

      Champion - Learned from Arl Eamon after completing "The Urn of Sacred Ashes" quest.

      Templar - Learned from Alistair or bought from Bodhain's Wares at the Party Camp

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      Elite

      elite Worth 30G. Main character learned two specializations. See previous achievement (Veteran) for details.

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      The Enduring Vigil

      the enduring vigil Worth 30G. Acquired all upgrades for Vigil's Keep.

      You have to pay the dwarf Voldrick 80 gold to start the work. Eventually he will ask for some granite so he can finish the work. You can find this in the Wending Wood.

      You will also have to find ore for the soldiers of Virgil's Keep so they can make weapons and armour. The iron ore can be found at Kal'Hirol. The silverite ore is found in the Silverite Mine in the Wending Wood. The veridium ore can be found in the basement of Vigil's Keep.

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      Awakening

      awakening Worth 50G. Completed Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

      Defeat the Mother to unlock this achievement.

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      Commander of the Grey

      commander of the grey Worth 30G. Reached level 30. Make sure you do all possible side quests in order to gain enough experience to reach level 30.

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      A Dark Promise

      a dark promise Worth 50G. Defeated the Archdemon and, through a dark ritual with Morrigan, spared your own life.

      Go to Radcliffe after the Landsmeet. Morrigan will offer to perform a dark ritual the night before 'the Final Battle'. Accept her offer and survive the Final Battle to unlock this achievement.

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      The Ultimate Sacrifice

      the ultimate sacrifice Worth 50G. The ultimate sacrifice was made in defense of Ferelden.

      Go to Radcliffe after the Landsmeet. Morrigan will offer to perform a dark ritual the night before 'the Final Battle'. Refuse her offer and survive the Final Battle to unlock this achievement.

      Refusing Morrigan's offer will cause her to leave the party for good, so keep this in mind when deciding.

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      Dragonslayer

      dragonslayer Worth 30G. Defeated the dragon guarding the Urn of Sacred Ashes.

      Depending on the difficulty you are playing on this may or may not be a very difficult battle. If you are having a bad time trying to defeat the dragon use any flame-resistant potions you have, have Morrigan or Wynne act as a healer, if you are having it really tough have them both act as healers. Have at least one warrior character in a defensive position so they take more damage than your main character.

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      Defender

      defender Worth 20G. Preserved the lives of half the troops at Denerim's Gates in 'The Final Battle'.

      Preserve more than half of the support troops you call in during 'the Final Battle' to unlock this achievement.