Defender achievement in Dragon Age: Origins


Preserved the lives of half the troops at Denerim's Gates in "The Final Battle"

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How to unlock the Defender achievement

  • LeftleyLeftley188,588
    22 Nov 2009 22 Nov 2009 22 Nov 2009
    45 0 2
    After picking the 3 characters you're going to take to the final boss fight with the Archdemon during the Denerim climax, you'll be faced with a number of battles through the Market District, the Alienage and the Royal Palace before arriving at Fort Drakon.

    During these battles you have to ability to summon armies within the 'Advanced' section of the Radial Menu. To unlock this achievement, you must keep half of these armies alive and it unlocks upon arriving at Fort Drakon if I remember correctly. During the Archdemon fight you can use the armies as much as you want.

    The most certain way to get this is to just not call out any of the armies. It's not even necessary on the easier difficulties anyway.

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    Shinerbock88Just a quick note: It's not even necessary to call armies for Nightmare difficulty. The only time I called my armies was when you go through the gates and are ambushed by Darkspawn. Even then it's not necessary. Now the final boss on Nightmare I used all my armies lol.
    Posted by Shinerbock88 on 28 Nov 09 at 06:37
    Paragon x Slothif you get humans (50), werewolves (16), dwarves (50), and mages (12), you total 128, just keep 64 alive, like dont use any dwarves or werewolves and you should be fine, assuming you need your armies at all...
    Posted by Paragon x Sloth on 10 Jan 10 at 11:56
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  • lightjedi5lightjedi551,322
    05 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2010
    11 1 0
    The easiest way to get this achievement is to side with Branka on "Paragon of her kind" and choose to keep the Anvil of the void. This unlocks the use of Golems in the Final battle. Just use them as they kill stuff fast and can take alot of dmg.

    *Side note* I got this by using the golems at the market, elves at the alienage, and the arl's soldiers at the palace on normal difficulty
  • ChefRileyChefRiley80,620
    05 Dec 2009 06 Dec 2009
    8 5 0
    Since you can only pick one group at a time, I suggest you use the dwarves against the first wave in the market...the humans in the alienage and leave the mages and elves for the endgame.

    I made it through the alienage and market only losing 5 total troops, and the cheevo dinged after Fort Drakon loaded up.
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