Master Warden achievement in Dragon Age: Origins

Master Warden

Killed 500 darkspawn

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How to unlock the Master Warden achievement

  • Ellusion noEllusion no308,095
    10 Nov 2009 10 Nov 2009 10 Nov 2009
    26 6 30
    These three achievements, Grey Warden, Master Warden, and Blight-Queller, are gotten from killing Darkspawn, respectively 100, 500 and 1000. This can theoretically be done in one playthrough, but require some luck and finding random encounters when travelling.

    Luckily, the key here is that the achievement description should have an added "Across all playthroughs", as the count will tally up how many you have killed on all your characters. Saving, killing darkspawn, and then reloading to kill the same again will not count.

    To see how far along you are, with the back button, find the leftmost book icon and then scroll right to Heroic Accomplishments. On the Party Accomplishments page, look at kills and Darkspawn killed, on all your characters, for the grand total.

    If you are close to 1000 but have finnished the game, the easiest would probably be to start a new Dwarf Noble story for some quick access to more Darkspawn, or play through to Ostagar and then do the Korcari Wilds and Tower.

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    BoiusI can confirm it has to be 500 Darkspawn killed by your character.
    I did it in Fort Drakon - second floor.
    Stats - Darkspawn killed: 947
    And I was playing off-line.
    Posted by Boius on 07 Oct 12 at 03:29
    Solobrus22it unlocked for me at 911 kills. Right before the archdragon. With the arch dragon battle i ended on 989 dragonspawn killed. You can get 1000 in ONE playthroguh, just explore. ;)
    Posted by Solobrus22 on 31 Dec 14 at 15:33
    Solobrus22oh i didnt see the comment right above mine.. The stats say total group kills. not YOUR kills. that may be a reason why people unlock at different places/kill count.
    Posted by Solobrus22 on 31 Dec 14 at 15:38
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  • Maniac ThanatosManiac Thanatos257,586
    29 Jan 2011 29 Jan 2011 04 Apr 2011
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    This Achievement is glitched. Many people have been complaining that it didn't unlock for them at 500 kills, which was the case for me as well. I was fighting the Arch-demon when it popped in the middle of the fight. I looked at my stats and it said I had 949 darkspawn kills. So the count in the stats is worthless for knowing when your going to get it. The interesting part was that my character was PASSED OUT when the achievement popped, and he had been for about ten minutes. So it does not count only your characters darkspawn kills. So just keep killing and eventually it will pop.
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    Maniac ThanatosIts been a while since I got this but as I remember I was fighting with Just Sten when it popped. Alistair and my Character were both unconscious at the time.
    Posted by Maniac Thanatos on 17 Aug 12 at 17:20
    hh2newsI am on my 4th play-through and I still haven't gotten this and the 1000 achievement.
    Posted by hh2news on 22 Aug 12 at 18:33
    GhostJohn325I don't think it has to be the main character, but it has to be a kill by a character that is in your direct control, which is why the counts seem off.
    Posted by GhostJohn325 on 09 Dec 14 at 04:53
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    I, like many others, didn't get this achievement when the kill counter reached 500. I checked how many darkspawn kills my counter had which can be found under Heoric Accomplishments>Party Accomplishments>Darkspawn Killed. I did the quest The Final Onslaught/The Final Battle in Redcliffe Village as I had a save right before there and knew there were a lot of darkspawn there.

    After killing everybody in the village, I checked how many kills my counter was at and figured that there were 31 darkspawn in that area. Without saving, I loaded my save before the battle. Your darkspawn count on the counter will not increase using this method, but you will still get credit for the kills. After a few times doing the kill/don't save/reload method, Master Warden finally popped.

    I figured doing this 17 more times (17x31=527) would net me the Blight-Queller achievement. Wrong. It popped on my 11th reload. I'm not a genius, but I'm pretty sure 500+341 does not equal 1,000.

    This was done with only one character (no multiple playthroughs), my main character was knocked out at the time the achievement popped, this was done online (with the patch obviously and I never cleared my cache), and with the following DLC owned and on the system: Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep, Return to Ostagar, and I have the Awakening disc.
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    DemonDuffehthanx for the tip mine dint pop and im near end of game wen im finished ill go bk to this save and get it out the way
    Posted by DemonDuffeh on 27 Aug 12 at 22:42
    why2cjThanks.
    Posted by why2cj on 07 Oct 12 at 18:53
    Oceans 4 RansomI reloaded as you did at the Alienage. I would reload my autosave even if i died. it popped eventually. No need to delete anything. Just play with your main character and you got it eventually
    Posted by Oceans 4 Ransom on 11 Dec 12 at 00:35
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