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Dragon Slayer achievement in Dragon Age II

Dragon Slayer

Slay a high dragon.

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How to unlock the Dragon Slayer achievement

  • RaajTMRaajTM265,682
    11 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011 28 May 2011
    28 0 5
    There is a quest available on Act III (Year 7) after becoming the Champion of Kirkwall, your business partner (Hubert) in Hightown Market informs you of trouble at the Bone Pit mines. Fast travel to the Bone Pit and go down the path to the very bottom that was previously blocked off in prior years to encounter the High Dragon.

    First and foremost, each class will have its strengths and weaknesses in this battle, so it should vary for everyone else, depending on abilities and specialization. I was level 18 Warrior (Two Hander/Reaver) at the time with Varric, Aveline (Tank), Anders (Healer) and was able to defeat the High Dragon on Normal without any or very little fire resistance. Not saying resistance won't help because it will, just that I didn't have any equipped if I recall. If you have a sturdy team and a good amount of health/mana/stamina potions, it should be a decently easy battle.

    The Battle
    The High Dragon's basic attacks have a wide radius even while flanking its sides and back so the melee will occasionally get damaged. It also has a front funnel fire breath attack, an area stun to those who are fighting up close, and will occasionally pick up an ally (hopefully your tank) who has its attention at that moment and will nibble on them for a bit.

    There are also two phases of this battle; the phase as described above fighting it normally and a phase when the dragon flies up on the hill and summons a lot of dragonlings. There will also be a couple of elite drakes in the mix. The High Dragon will also spew out fireballs to the ground which should be avoided. After the dragonlings and drakes are cleared it will return to the ground.

    The High Dragon will still be vulnerable to ranged attacks from rogues and mages while on the hill but the dragonlings on the ground should be top priority. Remember to keep your squishies a good distance away and try not having the High Dragon facing their direction when it breathes fire, so have the tank turned away from them. If you have also invested some points in Aveline's Guardian tree, the Indomitable passive ability helps tremendously as it has knockdown and stun resists by 100%, great for staying up right and keeping the High Dragon's attention.

    Helpful Tips
    Lastly, a couple of things you might want to bring along are a healthy amount of health potions and, unless you don't have abilities or passive abilities to regenerate mana/stamina at a decent pace, it doesn't hurt to have some mana/stamina potions as well. If you have access to Lifeward potions (credit Duderino Abides) it doesn't hurt to have them on one or a few companions. If you also have access to some Mythal's Favor, you can revive KO'd allies with them. Fire resistance gear and runes, will benefit from this battle as well. Furthermore, you can always bump the difficulty down to Casual if problems persist.

    As a Warrior I had most abilities in Two Hand tree and Reaver spec, they're able to sustain little damage while dealing out damage of their own, even an alternative healing besides potions and the spell.

    Playing a second time through as a Rogue, I had difficulty with my first set up. I changed my abilities up so that I had some points in Dual Wield for the Chain and Explosive Strike, some in the Scoundrel tree so I could keep my stamina constantly regenerating, and a good majority of ability points in Duelist. Duelist's Parry sustained ability and Vendetta helped out tremendously and puts out a decent amount of damage with higher survivability. (Duelist also made me enjoy the Rogue class more than I thought I would!)

    For your trouble you are rewarded with the achievement, the Champion's Body armor for the set, Dragon Blood for crafting, Fire Gland for the Herbalist quest giver, and a few other goods. Good Luck!

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    GEN TSOsChiCkiNUnless your Hawke is an uber-tank, I think you would have to bring Aveline. She is an incredible tank with the right abilities. Plus, I put a fire resistance rune on her armor and it made her 94% resistant to flame.
    Posted by GEN TSOsChiCkiN on 12 Mar 11 at 19:56
    GEN TSOsChiCkiNAlso, if you can get them, give your party life ward potions before the battle.
    Posted by GEN TSOsChiCkiN on 12 Mar 11 at 19:57
    Filip36365how do you put health potions as quick use items? In origins you pressed b. In this one I cant seem to assign an item to a button :/
    Posted by Filip36365 on 21 Oct 14 at 23:17
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  • Golgo28Golgo28166,982
    13 Mar 2011 14 Mar 2011
    12 0 2
    Here's how I did it on nightmare difficulty.First off know that this fight can be a challenge,even at lower difficulties.For your party you should take a tank(aveline or warrior Hawke),a damage dealer(fenris,warrior/rogue hawke,possibly any of the other rogues),a healer(Anders or mage Hawke),and either a rogue or another mage as a damager(mage Hawke or Merril).Make sure everyone is at minimum Lv 18+.I used Fenris,aveline,mage Hawke and anders.Equip as much gear with fire resistance and physical resistance as possible.For weapons have everyone equip one that does cold damage.At least the mages,since they can always use Elemental weapon.Stock up on potions,especialy Mythal's favor and Life ward.

    On nightmare the dragon is immune to fire,so don't bother with fireball or firestorm.Instead use winter's grasp as often as you can.Also the dragon has the following immunities on all difficulty levels,knockback,knockdown,immobile,stun,slow,paralyzed,enslavement,sleep,inevitable death,explosive death,frozen and brittle.It also has the highest health you may have seen thus far.

    Start off by using a lifeward potion on everyone(don't forget to reapply when the effect wears off).Then activate sustained abilities,I used elemental weapon,rock armor,heroic aura.Have your tank use taunt on the dragon,and your DD attack.Have your mages cast winter's grasp then attack.Don't be afraid to use tempest,it does a decent amount of damage.Keep an eye on party members' health.Have Ander's heal when a party member's health drops between 50% and 25%.If your playing a mage you can toss a heal out in a pinch,if you know the spell.Use health potions if healing spells are still on the cooldown timer.

    After you've done 15-25% of it's health in damage,the dragon summons dragonlings.And it will retreat onto a cliff.Dodge the firballs it spits,and kill off all the dragonlings.Afterwards the dragon can be attacked at range,until it comes down off the ledge.Continue the attack,and then it will summon another wave of dragonlings with a dragon.This usually occurs after its health drops to 50%.use the same method as before.You may end up doing 1-2 more times.

    You can also summon you Mabari hound if you have acess to it.This fight will be long and it will be tough.You may even get a party wipe if you don't take care.But keep pressing the attack and it will fall.and you will get the cheevo.Also the dragon drops Fenris's last armor upgrade.
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    Ryet69Very detailed. . .Kudos
    Posted by Ryet69 on 14 Mar 11 at 22:51
    Golgo28it's one of those achievements that require detail.thank you.
    Posted by Golgo28 on 16 Mar 11 at 15:11
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