Dragon Age: Inquisition achievements

Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Trial of the Fool in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Trial of the Fool58 (15)

Take It Slow on: reach Skyhold at level 5 or less.

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Achievement Guide for Trial of the Fool

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Achievement won on 09 Sep 15
TA Score for this game: 3,439
Posted on 10 September 15 at 18:00, Edited on 12 May 16 at 17:49
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For this achievement you will need to start a new game. When creating your new game you will want to select the custom difficulty and under the trial options turn on Take it Slow. This will make you gain exp at half the rate.

Now for this playthrough you must reach Skyhold and be at level 5 or less. This means you can be a ways into level 5 when you reach Skyhold. You will want to avoid as many enemies as you can for this playthrough. If you can stealth past groups of enemies that's the best. Do not pick up any documents as these give xp. Play on casual to make it that much easier. Avoid quests if you can as they award exp. Do not recruit any followers for this playthrough.

For the first section of the game just blow through it as quick as you can until you reach the pride demon. Do not go off the beaten path. Just make your way straight to the Pride Demon. You will need to close the rifts along the way in this section as you can't skip them.

Once you are at Haven you will need to go to the Hinterlands to speak with Mother Giselle. Go there and speak with her. These are the things you will now want to do in the Hinterlands to gain power (you will need 4 power to unlock The Chantry Remains and 15 power to unlock either In Hushed Whispers or Champions of the Just):

- Unlock all Campsites (these award 1 power each and no xp gain)

- Save your game before speaking with the Requisition Officer here ( you get 1 power for each requisition). Make sure the officer has not given you a requisition that involves killing things. If she does just reload your save and try to get a different requisition. If the requisition is for mats you can either farm them while avoiding enemies or you can head to the Black Emporium and buy the mats from there. Remember you can even sell your crafting mats if you want. So sell what you don't need and use this money to buy the mats for the requisitions to make it go a bit faster.

- You can close a rift or two while here but remember they award xp, you will get 1 power for each one.

- Speak with Horse Master Dennet and get your horse. This will make avoiding enemies a bit quicker while you run to the campsites.

You can also head back to Haven and speak With Mother Giselle. She will have an easy requisition for you. As well Threnn has an easy requisition that involves gathering items readily available there in Haven. The logging stand is located on the North Side of the map across the ice lake.

You will need to head to Val Royeaux to initiate the missions for siding with the Templars or Mages. Once you have your 15 power decide which path you want to do. I chose the Templars but you should be able to pull it off either way. With the Templars I was able to skip through a ton of enemies. There are areas that you can run through and instead of engaging enemies just run through to the doors your supposed to go through. You can do the with the Mage side too. With the In Hushed Whispers at Redcliffe castle, when you get to the outside area there are 2 fade rifts. You don't actually have to close these. You can just run past and head to the door your supposed to go through and skip these fights entirely. Once you complete either mission head back to Haven.

You will now want to immediately start the mission In Your Heart Shall Burn. I was a bit into level 4 when I started this mission. Do the first part with defending the first trebuchet while it's loaded. When you get to the second trebuchet you have to defend just start turning the crank there. You don't have to kill the enemies. As soon as you turn the crank all the way the dragon appears. You will now want to skip everything and just run straight to the chantry. Sorry all the people in Haven can just be left to die. After the cutscence in the chantry I just stealthed past every single enemy right to the last trebuchet you have to load. You should be ok now to start turning the trebuchet. You can kill the first couple of groups that attack you if you really need to. It gets a bit hectic if you leave every enemy running around. When the boss came out I skipped killing them though and just turned the trebuchet to end the fight. After this you should be home free.

Go through the cave after the cutscene and use your rift ability on the demons there. Walk through the snow and make it to Skyhold. If you were level 4 for the trebuchet battle you should now be level 5 and have received this pain in the butt achievement toast!

**For people arriving at Skyhold at level 5 or less and having trouble with the achievement popping, Pedrito9504 has stated that by fast travelling to another area he was able to get the achievement to pop. So try this out before attempting it all over again if it appears to be glitching on you.
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