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Firestarter in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Firestarter37 (15)

Destroy all the Winter Shards and light all the fires in the Old Temple.

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Achievement won on 25 Mar 15
TA Score for this game: 2,957
Posted on 25 March 15 at 11:18, Edited on 08 September 15 at 15:46
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Spoilers - This achievement is gained during a 'story' mission of the DLC, so I'm putting this to avoid putting the whole thing in the spoiler tag.

First things first - There is a locked door inside the temple which you need the inquisition perk for (Deft Hands or something like that).

Second Note - There are many Winter Shards outside the Temple, but they don't count towards the achievement.

Lastly - You can come back to the temple but 3 shards spawn during a boss fight. I redid the boss fight and they DO stay up after the fight, but I do believe you have to let him spawn them before killing him at least.

This achievement has 15 required fires/shards, and you have to get every one. Dying/reloading and lighting/killing the same one doesn't count again.

1. Once inside, turn left after warming up at the first pre-lit bonfire. The first one you need to light is at the end of this hallway.
2. From this bonfire, head up the stairs. Your next bonfire is at the end of the walkway.
3. Jump over the railing and head South (back towards where you came). Here is your first Winter Shard.
4. Head left (East) after destroying the first Winter Shard for your next bonfire. The key to continue on is also in this room.
5. Head back to the North, but before going through the door, climb the rubble to the right. Your next bonfire is at the end of the path up here.
6. Your next bonfire is right inside the door you unlock.
7. There is a Winter Shard right next to a pre-lit bonfire at the bottom of the next stairs.
8. There is another Winter Shard right after this bonfire.
9. There is a locked door to the East in this room which I believe you need the perk for but I could be wrong. There is a bonfire inside.
10. Continue North, and when the path splits, go left. There lies your next Winter Shard.
11. Another Winter Shard is waiting for you in the next group of enemies to the North.
12. There is a bonfire right next to the previous Winter Shard.

The last 3 'ticks' of the achievement are during the boss fight. At certain points in the fight (I'm guessing at certain HP percentages), the boss freezes a bonfire and spawns a Winter Shard. He will do this 3 times, and once you have broken all 3 you should have the achievement.
Just make sure you don't kill him too fast or he may not spawn them.

Most of these are straight in your path but I figured I'd list them all since it wasn't too much trouble.
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