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FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:03 PM
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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 50 (1000 :gsicon:)
- Online: 0 (0 :gsicon:)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 :gsicon:: ~ 40-50 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 full playthrough + 2 partial playthroughs
- Number of missable achievements: Multiple. See rest of roadmap
- Glitched/unobtainable achievements: Epic is currently unobtainable for anyone who didn't import a DA: Origins save. Supplier is obtainable, but extremely glitchy for many.
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction:

Dragon Age II is the sequel to the popular, 3rd person RPG Dragon Age: Origins. The game takes place in the same world as Dragon Age: Origins, but follows a completely different character and story. You take on the role of Hawke, once a poor refuge, fleeing from the destruction of Lotherining. You will follow him on him his quest to becoming the Champion of Kirkwall. How you choose to do this is entirely up to you, but your choices will affect the world of Dragon Age forever.


Breakdown:

This roadmap was intended to be followed by people looking to get 100% completion as quickly as possible. Dragon Age II has 50 achievements, none of which require that you play or beat the game on a specific difficulty setting. The number of full playthroughs that you will need to do will be determined by whether or not you still have a DA: Origins save on your HDD.

With DA: Origins Save
Playthrough #1: Full Playthrough using any class. Side with mages or templars 5 times
Playthrough #2: Partial Playthrough using one of two remaining classes. Side with opposite faction from Playthrough #1 5 times.
Playthrough #3: Partial Playthrough using the remaining class. Play through the Prologue and introduction to Act I

The breakdown for playing without a DA: Origins save is exactly the same, except you will have to beat the game during your 2nd playthrough.


Playthrough #1

Start a new game on casual, the easiest difficulty setting. Since this will hopefully be your only full playthrough (if you have a DA: Origins save), I recommend picking a class that you are going to enjoy playing. There are many missable achievements in this game, so I will discuss them here to make sure you get them on your first playthrough.

PROLOGUE


Nefarious & Mercenary: Upon arriving in the Gallows of Kirkwall, you will be given the option to ally with either the smugglers or the mercenaries, but can only pick one. Take note on where to save in the guide.

ACT I

Chantry Historian: Immediately upon entering Kirkwall, visit the Chantry to get Chapter 1 of the History of the Chantry.

Birthright: After completing the quest "A New Home", speak with your mother, then sibling to start and complete this quest.

Archaeologist: Collect three secret messages for the Band of Three. See guide for locations.

Mage Hunter & Arcane Defender: The quests in Act I that allow you to choose sides are The Wayward Son, Act of Mercy & Enemies Among Us. For two of the quests pick one faction and for the third quest pick the other faction.

Master Craftsman & Supplier Check the achievement guide on where to obtain these supplies and recipes at the start and end of each Act, before progressing the story in to the following act. Once you progress the story, you will be unable to buy or find the Act specific items.

Financer: If you come across the side quest Friends in Low Places, DO NOT accept the money from Dougal as doing so will cause you to miss the achievement.

Finish any other side quests, companion quests and any other order of business before giving Bartrand the money to fund the Deep Road Expedition quest, as after starting it there is no turning back.


ACT II

Chantry Historian: Once you return to Kirkwall from the Deep Roads Expedition, head straight to the Chantry to pick up Chapter 2 before you forget. NOTE: Chapter 3 can only be found during the quest Following the Qun, so make sure to keep that in mind. Upon arriving in the Chantry during this quest, make sure you pick up Chapter 3 immediately. It can be found on the podium in front of you after the cutscene ends, so use your targetting wheel to pause combat and get it with ease. Once in combat, it will be much more difficult to pick up. If you happen to miss it due to the cutscene starting up, reload the last autosave.

Exorcist: The next order of business is to do the Forbidden Knowledge quest. It can be found in your new estate at the writing desk if you saved Idunna during the 'Enemies Among Us' quest. If not, travel to the Chantry or Viscount Keep to pick up one of the evil tomes to begin the quest. See the guide for specifics.

Archaeologist: Collect three secret messages for the Band of Three. See guide for locations.

Master Craftsman & Supplier: Check the achievement guide on where to obtain these supplies and recipes at the start and end of each Act, before progressing the story in to the following act. Once you progress the story, you will be unable to buy or find some of these.

That Thing Has Legs: After completing the main story quest Blackpowder Courtesy from the writing desk in your estate, speak with Merrill in her home to start her companion quest Mirror Image.

Mage Hunter & Arcane Defender: The quest in Act II that allows you to choose sides is Night Terrors. NOTE: It is a side quest started from a letter on your writing desk. Pick the faction that you did in the Enemies Among Us quest. You will now have sided with each faction twice. IMPORTANT: Save your game after completing this quest so you can return to this point after unlocking the achievement for one side.

Finish any other side quests, companion quests and anything else you desire to do before starting the 'Demands of the Qun' quest as there is no turning back once you get further into it.


A Worthy Rival: Earn the respect of the Arishok by speaking highly of him at every opportunity.

King of the Hill: Kill the Arishok or defeat him in a duel, but do not pick the option of a civilized outcome.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:04 PM
ACT III

Chantry Historian: Immediately upon the start of this Act head to the Chantry to finish off this achievement.

Demon Slayer: Right after Chantry Historian, travel to the Wounded Coast and Sundermount to collect the three scrolls (1 in Wounded Coast & 2 in Sundermount) and complete the associated quests. Doing all 3 quests will unlock a new quest in your journal.

Dragon Slayer: After Demon Slayer it is time to kill the High Dragon. If you have completed The Bone Pit and Inside Job quests during the previous Acts, seek out Hubert in the Hightown market to start the Mine Massacre quest. If you skipped them, travel to the Bone Pit to automatically start the quest.

Archaeologist: Collect three secret messages for the Band of Three. See guide for locations. All of these in Act III will be found during quests.

Supplier: Check the achievement guide on where to obtain the supplies at the start and end of this Act, before doing The Last Straw quest. Once you start this quest, you will be unable to buy or find some of these.

Mage Hunter & Arcane Defender: The quests in Act III that allows you to choose sides are Showdown, On The Loose, and Best Served Cold. Pick onne faction for all three and then restart from your save before Night Terrors and do this again with the opposite faction.


Crowning Glory: You must side with the templars during The Last Straw quest at the end of Act III. Your decision in this quest doesn't count towards siding with the mages or templars. The achievement will be rewarded after finishing the quest. NOTE: Doing the Last Straw quest is the point of no return so do anything else you wish to complete before starting it.

Playthrough #2

You should finish your first playthrough with 48 or 49 out of 50 achievements. All that should be remaining are Mass Exodus and Epic if you don’t have a completed Dragon Age: Origins save. Go ahead and pick one of the two remaining classes you haven’t played as. Reach Kirkwall with this class and Mass Exodus will be two-thirds completed. If you have the DA: Origins save, you can go ahead and save and exit this playthrough. Otherwise, continue and beat the main storyline for Epic.

Playthrough #3

This last partial playthrough will be fairly quick and you should have 49/50 achievements, only missing Mass Exodus. Pick the final class you haven’t played and simply reach Kirkwall.

Conclusion: Congratulations on your 1,000 :gsicon:! If you haven’t gotten some of the achievements, although you should have them all by now, load up a save and follow the achievement guide for the specific ones you are missing.


Story-Related Achievements
NOTE: Story-related achievements will contain obvious spoilers, so fair warning.


PROLOGUE

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-lEem8=.jpg Tale Within A Tale 5 :gsicon:
Listened to Varric begin his tale of the Champion of Kirkwall

Story-related and unmissable.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-ndg6A=.jpgMercenary 10 :gsicon:
Allied yourself with the mercenaries upon arriving in Kirkwall

See Nefarious.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-v8ihU=.jpg Nefarious 10 :gsicon:
Allied yourself with the smugglers upon arriving in Kirkwall

[MISSABLE] When you arrive in Kirkwall, you will meet up with your uncle, Gamlen. After you are done talking with him, SAVE your game. Seek out either Anthenril to the north to ally with the smugglers or Meeran to the southeast to ally with the mercenaries. After completing the specific task, the achievement will unlock. Simply reload your save and complete the quest for the other faction.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-01UBk=.jpgImmigrant 5 :gsicon:
Become a resident of Kirkwall.

Story-related and unmissable.


ACT I


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5--yvIQ=.jpg Birthright 15 :gsicon:
Kicked the slavers out of your ancestral mansion

[MISSABLE] After completing the main story quest ‘A New Home’, you must talk to your mother in Gamlen’s House and then speak with your brother or sister to begin the side quest, ‘Birthright’. Travel to your old estate in Darktown and fight your way to the Vault. Once inside, loot the chests and you will find your grandfather's will to unlock the achievement. See the description for Gift Giver and A Friend in Need for how to unlock them all during this quest!

NOTE: You must complete this quest before leaving for the Deep Roads or you will have to do it on another playthrough.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-wKcgs=.jpgArcane Defender 25 :gsicon:
Sided with the mages five times

See Mage Hunter.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-3qipg=.jpgMage Hunter 25 :gsicon:
Sided with the templars five times

There are seven quests throughout the course of the game that let you side with either the mages or the templars. You will need to choose a faction and pick to side with them in 5 of these 7 quests. These 2 achievements CAN be done in the same playthrough if you properly utilize your saves. * - Indicates secondary quest

ACT I: Side with one faction twice and the other faction once (ex. Mage - 2, Templars - 1)

1. Wayward Son: Mage - Send Feynriel to the Dalish Templar - Send Feynriel to the Circle
2. Act of Mercy: Mage - When speaking with Grace, agree to kill Thrask Templar - Refuse to help Grace AND turn the mages over.
3. Enemies Among Us: Mage - Let Keran stay in the Templars Templar - Get Keran expelled from the Templars

ACT II: Side with the faction that you only sided with once in the Act I quests. You should now have sided with each faction twice. NOTE: Do the 'Night Terrors' quest right before you do the 'Demands of the Qun' quest and IMPORTANT: Make sure you save after completing it.

* 4. Night Terrors: Mage - Encourage Feynriel to control his abilities Templar - Turn Feynriel Tranquil

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:04 PM
ACT III: Side with the same faction for all three quests. This should unlock the achievement for one side. Then simply reload your save game after the Night Terrors quest and do the same for the other faction to get both of these achievements in one playthrough.

5. Showdown: Not exactly a quest, but during the opening cutscenese of Act III, after finishing defeating the Arishok for Demands of the Qun, select the following dialogue options: Mage - "Orsino is right". Templar - "Meredith is right".
6. On the Loose: When speaking to Emile in the Hanged Man Inn: Mage - "I could let you go" or Templar - "Turn yourself in"
7. Best Served Cold: Mage - Select "Kill them all" when speaking with Cullen Templar - Select "Give Samson another chance"


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-5tWPA=.jpg Explorer 5 :gsicon:
Left Kirkwall to explore the outlying region

Story-related and unmissable.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/+pKawg==.jpg Financier 10 :gsicon:
Become a partner in a Deep Roads expedition.

[MISSABLE] For this achievement, you must pay Bartrand 50 sovereigns to join the Deep Roads expedition. This may require additional exploring and doing side quests to obtain. The 'Friends in Low Places' sidequest becomes available through a letter in Gamlen's house if you have completed 50% of the quests in Act I. If you come across this quest DO NOT accept Dougal’s loan because you will NOT get this achievement.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-4SRBc=.jpgDelver of the Deep 10:gsicon:
Explored the Deep Roads

Story-related and unmissable.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/+cqSKw==.jpgStone Cold 5 :gsicon:
Defeated the Rock Wraith on your expedition into the Deep Roads.

Story-related and unmissable.

STRATEGY:The four pillars in this room are the key to success here. The biggest ability in the Rock Wraith's arsenal, Arcane Blast can be completely avoided by using these pillars to get out of the wraith's line of sight. You can tell when the boss is ready to use this ability because he begins to suck in all the air in the room. As it is resistant to mostly all attacks, the best time to attack it is when it's core is exposed (he appears to be broken into pieces and his red core is showing). He will also summon Profane, but they are fairly weak and can be easily handled with area of effect abilities.


ACT II

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-q+VTw==.jpg Exorcist 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed the undying Xebenkeck

[MISSABLE] Do this immediately upon returning from the Deep Roads Expedition at the start of Act II because it will be unaccessible later on. If you you spared Idunna’s life during the ‘Enemies Among Us’ quest, you will find the letter at the Writing Desk in your estate. If Idunna died, you must interact with the evil tome at the Chantry or Viscount Keep to start the quest. You must find a total of 5 evil tomes (2 in Kirkwall and 3 in the Free Marches), unless you started the quest via the latter option, then you only need to find four.

NOTE: When you interact with each tome, you MUST choose the option to destroy it.

Evil Tome Locations
(1) The Chantry - Upon entering head up the left stairs and it will be on a table to the left.
(2) Viscount’s Keep - In the back of the Keep that was previously locked during Act I. Can be found on a bench to the left of the large square room.
(3) Bone Pits – On the far east side of the Bone Pits, you will find an entrance to the "Cave".
(4) Wounded Coast – The entrance to the Dank Cave can be found by taking the right (western) path upon entering Wounded Coast. You want to take your third Southern path (first two are dead ends) and you will see the entrance.

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(5) Sundermount – This tome can be found in the Abandoned Thaig, which can be accessed by travelling to Sundermount. Once there, head past the Dalish camp and take the left path and you will see the "Recently Opened Passage". Head inside and follow to quest marker.

After destroying all five evil tomes, travel to Darktown and enter the Evil Pit, which is located to the left immediately upon entering Darktown. Make sure you have a rogue with you as you will need one to unlock a door. You need to progress through the lair to find the Fell Grimoire. Finalize your party and prepare for battle. Interact with the Fell Grimoire and read it for two attribute points. You will now fight Xebenkeck and his minions. Emerge victorious for the achievement.


YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - How to Find and Kill Xebenkeck (Exorcist Trophy / Achievement Guide)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-Gh50g==.jpg That Thing Has Legs 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed a varterral

[MISSABLE] In order to get this quest, you MUST complete the main story quest 'Blackpowder Courtesy' which can be picked up from the writing desk in your estate at the start of Act II. After competing this quest, go to Merrill's home and speak to her to begin her companion quest Mirror Image. NOTE: She must be in your active party in order for you to start this quest. Next, travel to Sundermount and talk to Keeper Marrethari to start ‘Honoring the Fallen’. Take the path to the far left of the Keeper to enter the Varterral Hunting Grounds, where you will eventually encounter the Varterral.

YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - Find and Kill a Vaterral (That Thing Has Legs Trophy / Achievement Guide)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-x-aFk=.jpg A Worthy Rival 25 :gsicon:
Earned the Arishok’s respect

[MISSABLE] You will need to gain the respect of the Arishok before the end of the ‘Demands of the Qun’ main quest. In order to gain maximum respect from the Arishok, always tell him the truth and pick the top right option (green leaf). You should also make the following key choices (quest names are indicated in red):

1. After completing the 'Blackpowder Courtesy' you will speak to Viscount Dumar, followed by Seneschal Bran in Viscount Keep. He will give you 'Offered and Lost'. Instead of setting out to complete this quest right away, travel to the Qunari Compound on the Docks and speak to the Arishok. Pick the dialogue option "Your delegate is missing" to earn a great amount of respect.

2. Offered and Lost: At Ser Varnel's Refuge, after you kill Varnel you will engage in conversation with Viscount Dumar. During this conversation select the dialogue option “Do not hide it. He’ll know”.

3. Demands of the Qun: After completing 'To Catch A Thief' you will visit the Arishok at the docks. During this cutscene about the relic, select the dialogue options "Isabela has it" and "Yes it is" and the achievement should unlock

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:05 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-0GaQU=.jpg Friends In High Places 15 :gsicon:
Met Grand Cleric Elthina, Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino

Story-related and unmissable. This achievement will unlock as you are fighting through Hightown during the Demanding the Qun quest.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/++ubng==.jpgKing of the Hill 10 :gsicon:
Defeated the Arishok

[MISSABLE] NOTE: Doing this quest is the point of no return for Act II so make sure you complete anything else you would like to do before proceeding. During the quest ‘Demands of the Qun’, you will encounter two separate scenarios based on whether or not you completed the companion quest for Isabella:

- Completed 50% Companion Quest: Isabella will return and you have the option to hand her over to the Qunari or defend her. You MUST defend her in order to fight the Arishok. Choosing to hand her over without violence will cause you to miss the achievement.

- Uncompleted 50 % Companion Quest: With Isabella out of the picture, the Arishok will ask you how you want to resolve the conflict. Select “On the battlefield” for a one-on-one duel (toughest option). You can also choose to battle him with your party by selecting "By returning the book" followed by "When you put it that way". DO NOT choose "We can work this out" because the achievement will not unlock.


YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - King of the Hill Trophy / Achievement Guide (Arishock Bossfight)


ACT III

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-09t3A==.jpg Demon Slayer 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed the ancient demon, Hybris

[MISSABLE] The scrolls for this quest can only be collected in Act III. You must collect the three scrolls and complete the respective aspect quests:

Wounded Coast: If entering the Wounded Coast from the main entrance, head down the dead end to the South of the entrance to find the scroll. Return to the main path and continue south. The path eventually turns and begins running east to west. Continue along and take your second right. As you head down this branch, you will be attacked by multiple groups of Corpses and finally Medan. After killing Medan, the quest will be completed.

Sundermount #1: Found on the path leading from the Sundermount’s entrance to the Dalish elf camp. After collecting the scroll, pass through the Dalish camp and take the right at the fork by Keeper Marethari. As you proceed up the hillside, you will come to a campfire and be attacked by a large group of shades and an Arcane Horror. Defeat them to complete the quest.

Sundermount #2: Directly behind (North) this campfire where you were attacked is a wall. You will find the finally scroll behind this wall. Continue up the mountain and enter the cavern. Exit the cavern through the Mountain Graveyard exit and take a right to continue up the mountain. Pass the lootable graves and altar and you will be attacked bythe demons Gifre, Bysmor and Beacon. Defeating them will complete this final scroll quest.

After finding the three scrolls and completing their associated quests, you will unlock the journal entry for ‘Awiergan Scrolls: Pride Unbound’. You must now head to the Hidden Dungeon in Darktown. If you toggle labels, it is marked on the map as Hidden Lair. It can be found in the northeast part of town, south of Ander's clinic. If you are looking at the change party station outside of Ander's clinic, turn around and the entrance is the tilted ladder by the lantern.


YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - How to Find and Kill Hybris (Demon Slayer Trophy / Achievement Guide)



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-YiBQQ==.jpgDragon Slayer 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed a high dragon

[MISSABLE] The quest to slay the High Dragon, entitled ‘Mine Massacre’, can be started in Act III in two different locations depending on what quests you have completed. If you previously completed the ‘Bone Pit’ and ‘Inside Job’ quests, travel to the Hightown market and speak to Hubert. If you haven’t completed the above quests, travel to the Bone Pit to automatically start the quest.

Preperation: Healing - Although you should always be carrying plenty of potions due to their abundance, I am going to stress the importance of healing on this fight. Make sure Anders (spirit healing mage) is in your party as well, unless you are playing as a healing mage. Party Make-Up – On top of the spirit healer, you will need a traditional tank to hold the High Dragon’s attention as he outputs serious melee damage. A mage with talents in Arcane or Elemental will provide much needed damage output. Equipment - cold weapon enchantments and fire resistance runes will be beneficial

Stage #1: Tank N’ Spank – The dragon will remain on the ground in this stage and can easily be tanked by a warrior specialized for it. Spread the rest of your party out to avoid the tail and any frontal attacks.

Stage #2: Dragonlings – The dragon will take to the air and sit on a perch above the battlefield. Dragonlings will begin to attack as the High Dragon rains down fireballs at your party. Keep everyone spread out again as the fireballs do AoE damage when they hit the ground. Keep 2 of your party members (preferably the tank and rogue) on dragonling duty while your caster’s bombard the dragon.

Once the dragonlings are defeated, the High Dragon lands and the cycle begins again. Repeat the above strategy until you emerge victorious and the achievement is yours.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1HRdVCLYtA

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:05 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-q2slU=.jpg Crowning Glory 25 :gsicon:
Became the Viscount of Kirkwall

NOTE: Do any secondary quests, companion quests or any other unfinished business in ACT III before starting The Last Straw as there is no turning back after getting into it. I would also recommend saving the game before doing this as well, so you can reload your save if you miss any achievements.

During The Last Straw quest at the end of Act III, you will find Orsino and Meredith in a heated debate. When given the option to choose sides while in Lowtown, you MUST side with the Templars. This achievement will unlock after completing this quest.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/+gtjDQ==.jpgConqueror 15 :gsicon:
Defeated Meredith, knight-commander of Kirkwall’s templars

Story-related and unmissable. Strategy for the final boss fight can be seen in the video below:
YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - Conqueror (Meredith Bossfight)



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-g9ezM=.jpgChampion of Kirkwall 20 :gsicon:
Complete Dragon Age II.

Story-related and unmissable. It will unlock after completing the main storyline. The outcome of the story does not effect this achievement.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5--Lgy0=.jpg Epic 50 :gsicon:
Completed Dragon Age II twice, or completed it once with a save imported from Dragon Age: Origins

The achievement is currently unobtainable without an Origins save file. NOTE: You can import a Dragon Age: Origins save to Dragon Age II even if it isn't a complete game and you will still get this achievement.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-ovS5o=.jpgMass Exodus 25 :gsicon:
Reached Kirkwall with each character class across multiple playthroughs

This will obviously take multiple playthroughs to complete and will be the very last achievement you should get. It won’t take very long to get to Kirkwall so it isn’t too much of an inconvenience. After your full playthrough, select one of the remaining two classes and reach Kirkwall (Play through to your arrival at the gates of the Gallows with all the refugees). Do this again with the remaining class to unlock the achievement.



Party-Related Achievements


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-ikgvw=.jpg Full House 10 :gsicon:
Recruited four party members

This achievement is much easier than its DA: Origins counterpart and can’t be missed. For how to recruit the optional companions click HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299124).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-8nYLA=.jpg Friend 25 :gsicon:
Earned the friendship of one of your party members

See Great Minds Think Alike.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-wAdL4=.jpgRival 25 :gsicon:
Earned the rivalry of one of your party members

See Great Minds Think Alike.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-2fkMo=.jpgGreat Minds Think Alike 50 :gsicon:
Earned the friendship or rivalry of four party members

In order to get both the Rival and Friend achievements, make one companion a rival or friend, and then make four others the opposite. This achievement requires you to earn four friendships or 4 rivalries with your party members. NOTE: You can’t mix and match friendships and rivalries. You must have four of either or. General tips can be found below:

- Companion Quests: Doing companion quests will be the majority of what factors in to your relationship with your companions.
- Conversation: Take in to consideration their personalities when you speak with them. How you speak about party members not currently in your party still effects how they think of you.
- Actions: When taking your party members on missions with you, you must consider how they will react to the decisions you make.

Click HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299124) to see how your decisions in every companion quest affects your relationships.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-7HmCM=.jpg Flirtatious 5 :gsicon:
Flirted with one of your party members to begin a romance.

This achievement isn't possible to obtain until after you do your companions first major companion quest in Act II. Whenever you are given the "Heart" dialogue option, make sure to select it. Do the party members companion quest, travel to your estate at night with them in your party, and then flirt with them and you should get this easily. See Romantic.




http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-3gjC0=.jpg Romantic 25 :gsicon:
Completed a romance with one of your party members

General Tips:
- ALL companions will romance with male or female Hawke, except Sebastian. Also unable to romance Varric as either male or female Hawke
- Visit your estate at night to increase your chances of flirting with them.
- Enquire about living together when given the option to do so
- Romance one party member at a time to increase your chances of success
- Romances can only be had at maximum rivalry or friendship AFTER doing the respective 100% companion quest.
- Give them their specific gifts & and get their armor upgrades to aid in this.

GENERAL PROCESS: While this process doesn't hold true for all companions, it is the basic outline for most of them. Achieve 50% friendship or rivalry, flirt with your companion before doing their mid-stage companion quest, visit your estate at night, flirt with them again and invite them to move in. Reach 100% rivalry or friendship. See Post #8 of my companion guide HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4064299#post4064299) for the specific steps for each character. Final step: Visit them in the Gallows Prison in Act III.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:06 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/+VNr5A==.jpg A Friend In Need 5 :gsicon:
Upgraded the armor of one of your party members.

The easiest and earliest way to accomplish this is during the 'Birthright' companion quest that you are able to do with either Bethany or Carver. In order to start this quest, you must speak to your mother and then surviving sibling in Gamlen's Home after the 'A New Home' quest. When you arrive at your ancestral mansion, you will find the Fereldan Girded Painting (Carver) or the Heirloom Amell Protective Sigil (Bethany) and upon picking it up you will get this.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-70oT8=.jpgI Got Your Back 25 :gsicon:
Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members

This achievement requires you to get all of the armor upgrades for a single companion. Bethany or Carver DO NOT count towards this achievement because they only have one armor upgrade.
Armor upgrade locations can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299124) under the appropriate section.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-zmkZY=.jpg Gift Giver 5 :gsicon:
Gave a gift to one of your party members

Simply give a gift to one of your party members. The easiest and earliest way to accomplish this is during the 'Birthright' companion quest that you are able to do with either Bethany or Carver. In order to start this quest, you must speak to your mother and then surviving sibling in Gamlen's Home after the 'A New Home' quest. After entering the Vault, search all of the chests and you will find Tobrius's Documents (Carver) or a Portrait of Your Mother (Bethany), which can be given to them when you return to Gamlen's Home.

All other gift locations can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299124) under the appropriate section.


Crafting Achievements


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-zBxOw==.jpgCraftsman 5 :gsicon:
Acquired your first crafting recipe

Story-related and unmissable. Lady Elegant gives you the recipe for the Elfroot Potion when you first enter the Lowtown, without the need to do anything else.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-l3Q3M=.jpgMaster Craftsman 25 :gsicon:
Crafted all of the items from a single crafting tree

[MISSABLE] Find all available recipes for one of the three crafting trees (Potions, Runes and Poisons & Bombs). You must then craft each item in that tree for the achievement to unlock. It is easiest to find the recipes for the Potions tree as there are only 6 required recipes. Conversely, there are 9 posion & bomb recipes and 20 rune recipes. I have listed the recipe locations for the Potion tree. This is missable as certain recipes are only available during certain Acts. NOTE: The recipe in the Black Emporium is not necessary for the achievement.

BLACK EMPORIUM DLC
Elixir of Purity: Not required for the achievement.

ACT I
Elfroot Potion: Given to you by Lady Elegant upon venturing into the Lowtown for the first time.

Restoration Potion: You must complete the Formari Herbalist Gift Shop Quest in Act I and buy this from the shop.

ACT II
Life Ward Potion: You must complete the second Formari Herbalist Gift Shop Quest in Act II and buy this from the shop.

Mighty Offense Potion: This recipe can be found in Sundermount. From the entrance, head past the Dalish camp and take the right path at the fork up the mountain. Go through the cave and take the Mountain Graveyard Exit. When you get back outside, go to the right and you will find the recipe in a bone pile.

Rock Armor Potion: Can be found in Lowtown during the night only. Go to Gamlen's House and this can be found in a rubble pile to the left.

Elixir of Heroism: During the Demanding the Qun quest, as you are fighting your way through Hightown, you will come to an area with a lady in a green dress standing over a body dressed in purpleish clothing. If you look to your right, you will see a lootable corpse. The recipe can be found on this body. NOTE: This recipe requires Ambrosia which can only be obtained in Isabela's Act III companion quest if you didn't turn her over to the Arishok.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-qFi0k=.jpgSupplier 25 :gsicon:
Found every variety of crafting resources

There are a total of 12 crafting ingredients. For this achievement you will need to collect EVERY ingredient in the game world during each Act (total of 66 ingredients). NOTE: If you miss any ingredient in the game world, check the Black Emporium during the next Act to see if you can purchase it. Your current inventory of ingredients can be found at any potion, rune, or poison & bomb "store" or your estate (Gamlen's House in Act I and Hawke's Estate in Act II and III).

IMPORTANT: Before doing the Demands of the Qun quest, make sure Isabella is at least 50% friendship/rivalry, you have done her Act I and II companion quests & her 50% companion quest entitled Questioning Beliefs. DO NOT choose to hand her over to the Arishok or Ambrosia will be unobtainable.

ACT I: 3 Deathroot, 5 Deep Mushroom, 6 Elfroot, 1 Embrium, 1 Glitterdust, 5 Lyrium, 1 Orichalcum, 4 Silverite, 3 Spindleweed

ACT II: 2 Deathroot, 3 Deep Mushroom, 2 Elfroot, 4 Embrium, 4 Glitterdust, 3 Lyrium, 4 Orichalcum, 2 Silverite, 2 Spindleweed

ACT III: 1 Ambrosia, 1 Deathroot, 1 Deep Mushroom, 1 Dragon's Blood, 1 Elfroot, 1 Embrium, 1 Felandaris, 1 Glitterdust, 1 Lyrium, 1 Orichalcum, 1 Spindleweed

A guide with the locations of all of these ingredients with picture maps can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=300097).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-iXu+A=.jpgEnchanter 5 :gsicon:
Enchanted an item

Runes are separated into two categories: weapon runes and armor runes. Your first opportunity to begin crafting runes comes when you meet a vendor upon your arrival to Kirkwall. These runes will require particular ingredients in order to be crafted. Once you have the rune in your possession, you must find an Enchanter! (See what I did there?) The enchanter can be found in Hightown during Act I, the Deep Roads during the Expedition and your estate from Act II onwards.



Combat & Leveling Achievements


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/+3JiUQ==.jpgDedicated 15 :gsicon:
Reached Level 10

See Legendary.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-zVqIo=.jpg Legendary 50 :gsicon:
Reached Level 20

Unlocked immediately upon reaching Level 20. You are not required to spend the points you have earned for the achievement to unlock. Although not needed to obtain this achievement, there is a glitch that can be used to obtain experience and money very quickly. This glitch can be performed using any side-quest that doesn’t involve a cutscene to turn in. Save your game before talking to the NPC required to complete the quest. Draw your weapon with :abut: and as you are putting your weapon away talk to the NPC. Continue spamming :abut: to earn continous amounts of XP and money. A video demonstrating this can be seen below.


YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - Infinite XP and Money (Glitch)

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:07 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-8UWaw=.jpg Specialized 25 :gsicon:
Learned two class specializations

Specializations grant you access to additional talent trees that you are able to spend your talent points. You will earn class specializations at levels 7 and 14. There are a total of 3 specializations for each class and they unlock their own special abilities. Unlike in Dragon Age: Origins, there are no specializations for your companion characters. Also, you DO NOT need to learn these specializations from specific sources as they are simply given to you. In order for the achievement to unlock, you will need to place at least one talent point in to two of these specializations. A detailed description of each talent tree and what each ability does can be found HERE (http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Specializations_(Dragon_Age_II)).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-6mI9A==.jpgTalented 5 :gsicon:
Upgraded a spell or talent

In your character’s talent window, where you will allocate your talent points, you will notice that the large diamonds represent new abilities that your class can learn. Next to some of these new talents and spells, you will find smaller diamonds which indicate certain upgrades to these abilities. These upgrades will have level requirements, but simply select one of the eligible upgrades and the achievement will unlock.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-klwZw==.jpgTag Team 5 :gsicon:
Used teamwork to perform a cross-class combo

These combo attacks only require two of the three classes. Certain abilities will set your target up for a combo from the other two classes. These become much easier to perform at higher levels due to a wider range of abilities being available. You will need to perform abilities that stagger, disorient or make the enemy brittle with one character, and then perform an ability on this target with another party member of a different class. The radial wheel is your friend here. Select the ability of the initiating class to stagger, disorient or make brittle. Then change party members and using the radial wheel again, perform the combo ability. It is easy to unlock this without even knowing the specific combos. For the full list of combos, click HERE (http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Cross-Class_Combos).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-PGAHQ==.jpg Weapon Master 25 :gsicon:
Mastered a weapon style

Simply obtain all talents (with respective upgrades) in one of the weapon-specific talent trees. The talent trees that count towards this achievement are Weapon & Shield, Two-Handed Weapon, Dual-Weapon and Archery. If you are playing as a mage, no need to worry. Upgrading any of your companion's weapon talent trees fully will earn you this as well.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-tCJqA==.jpgUnstoppable 50 :gsicon:
Completed a full year in Kirkwall without any party member being knocked unconscious.

Simply complete Act I or II of the story without any party member being knocked unconscious (they are knocked out when their HP bar is fully depeleted). If one of your party members is knocked out, simply reload your last save and you can still get this achievement. It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked out, reloading your last save will always work.

NOTE: This achievement appears to not work for some people attempting it during Act III so do it during Act I or II.


Misc. Achievements


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-tWSsY=.jpgMogul 25 :gsicon:
Had 100 or more sovereigns in your purse.

Sovereign is another name for gold. If you are doing all of the secondary quests and fully exploring you will be able to obtain this before giving the money to fund the Deep Roads Expedition. The money and experience glitch found under the Legendary description can also be done here. It can just as easily be saved until later in the game when you get better equipment to sell.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-5eYew=.jpgChantry Historian 25 :gsicon:
Found all four chapters of “The History of the Chantry,” by Brother Genitivi

[MISSABLE] Chapters 1, 2 & 4 can be found by visiting the Chantry during each Act. I recommend that you make visiting the Chantry your priority upon starting each Act so that you do not forget to do this.

NOTE: Chapter 3 is missable and is only available during the quest Following the Qun during Act II. After travelling to the Chantry at night, you will encounter a cutscene where you discover Saemus' fate. Immediately after the cutscene ends, use your targetting wheel by pressing :ltbut: to pause combat. The book will be on the podium overlooking the ground level of the Chantry. Select it with the targetting wheel to pick it up. You may also be able to grab it in between breaks in the combat if you missed it the first time, but it will be more difficult. If you are unable to pick it up before the cutscene begins, simply reload your last autosave and try again.

YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - Chantry Historian Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-vPswk=.jpgKnowledgeable 25 :gsicon:
Unlocked 100 codex entries

This is easily obtainable on your first playthrough during Act I. Codex entries will be discovered by looting corpses, thoroughly searching your surroundings (crates, bookshelves and lying about) and through conversation with other characters.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-nuurw=.jpg Treasure Hunter 25 :gsicon:
Opened 50 chests

This is another easily obtainable achievement that you should have no trouble getting. Rubble piles, containers and chests found throughout the game world contribute to this. The chests dropped from your slain enemies also counts towards this. It helps to always have a rogue in your party so that you can pick all the locked chests you come across, but it definately isn't necessary.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-xMUUU=.jpgDarkness Falls 5 :gsicon:
Toggles the map from day to night

On the world map, simply hit the :rtbut: once to toggle the map from day to night.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-+NoGM=.jpgSpelunker 25 :gsicon:
Visited 10 caves in Kirkwall and the surrounding area

If you are fully exploring, doing all companion quests and secondary quests, you will easily have this achievement during Act II.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:07 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-tlc9o=.jpgArcheologist 50 :gsicon:
During each year in Kirkwall, discovered 3 secret message from the Band of Three

The achievement requires that you find three special codex in each Act for a total of 9. They will all appear in your journal, under the Enigma of Kirkwall entry in the Lore section. Check this to see how many you have discovered. Click HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4060912&posted=1#post4060912) for a picture guide to the locations of these.

* - Indicates messages that are only available through secondary quests.

ACT I

1. Lowtown (Night) - You can find the Elven Alienage in the northeastern most point of the map. In it is in the back corner, behind the big tree, located directly behind the sewer grate.

2. The Gallows - When you return to the Gallows for ‘The Wayward Son’ quest, look to the very North, in a pile of bricks before a gate.

3. The Bone Pit * - In order to gain access to the Bone Pit during Act I, you must complete your 'Birthright'. After the main story quest 'A New Home' speak to your mother in Gamlen's Home, then speak to your sibling in order to get this quest. After completing it, you will find 'Bone Pit' as a letter on your desk. Once in the Bone Pit, travel to the Southeast dead end and you will see it before the broken train tracks.

4. Viscount's Keep - This Enigma will not physically appear in your game world, but it DOES exist. After entering Viscount's Keep, head up the left stairs and into the next room. You will see two Guards in front of one door and to the left of them stands Seneschal Bran. Enter through the open door to his left, and on the right wall you will see two pictures seperated by a red vase. The enigma will be in the bottom corner of the right picture. Simply go to the area and spam :abut: to pick it up.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4292/activiscountkeepmap.png


http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2527/activiscountkeeppic.png



ACT II

1. Chantry - Head up the right most stairs to the top level and the book will be to the right on top of the table in front of the fireplace. The same location where History of the Chantry was in Act I.

2. Darktown - Head up the first set of stairs and then take the next set of stairs on your right. Continue towards the "Leave Area" icon on your mini-map and you will see it straight ahead (Leave Area is on your right).

3. Docks - Upon entering the docks, head up the stairs to the left by the change party station to enter the Qunari Compound. After passing through the gates head up the left side of the stairs to find it.

4. Gallows Dungeon * - This dungeon can only be accessed during Anders' Dissent companion quest. Like all Act II companion quests, you must complete 'Blackpowder Courtesy'first. Then visit Anders' clinic with him in your party to start Dissent. Once in the Gallow's Dungeon, progress until you encounter a cutscene with a group of Templars harassing a mage. After it is over, continue up the stairs. The exit door back to Darktown will be in front of you. Instead of leaving, go to the right and down the northern dead end (the one that looks like a rabbit head on your mini-map) to get this.



ACT III
All of these are found during the quests listed in red,

1. Justice - You must complete Anders' Act I and II companion quests in order to get this. After starting the quest travel through Darktown to the Sewers. Once you enter, travel to the southern most room, where one of the waypoint markers is located. Before going up the stairs to collect one of the Sela Petrae deposits, look in the small alcove to the left to find this.

2.On The Loose - After entering the Templar Hall, go into the hallway where the waypoint marker is (it will be the only door you can go through from the main area). Continue down the hallway and enter the second door on your right (the one after the waypoint marker). If you turn around and face the door you came through, the enigma is in the torch to the right of the door.

3. Gamlen’s Greatest Treasure - Travel to Lowtown and then to Gamlen's House and pick up the crumpled note on the table in front of him. Then speak to Gamlen to get this quest. During the quest you will be asked to head to Smetty's Fish Guttery at the Docks (Night). Once you are inside the Fish Guttery, head to the left and down the ramp to find this in a pile of rubble between the two boats.

4. The Last Straw - Located on the docks during this quest. NOTE: Do everything you want to do in Act III before this quest as there is no turning back once you get into it. After your decision to side with the mages or templars in Lowtown, you will enter the docks. Go down the stairs and you will see corpses on the ground and a giant statue holding a torch. After fighting a bunch of shades and a Pride demon, look by the red boxes to the right of the statue to find this.

YouTube - Dragon Age 2 - Secret Messages Locations (Archaeologist Trophy / Achievement Guide)

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:08 PM
EXILED PRINCE DLC
Cost: 560 MSP ($7) Achievements: 5


http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8184/exiledprince.jpg




Overview/Roadmap:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 5 (130 :gsicon:)
- Online: 0 (0 :gsicon:)
- Approximate time: No estimate as it is done throughout retail game
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: 4 (Retribution, Avenged, Cloak and Dagger, Memento)
- Does difficulty affect Achievements? No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None



Introduction:
Dragon Age II: The Exiled Prince adds a new companion character, the archer Sebastian Vael, and his own series of side quests. Follow him as he seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his family. This DLC pack comes free with the Signature Edition of the game. Otherwise, it will cost you 560 Microsoft Points ($7). This first DLC adds 5 achievements with 130:gsicon:


Breakdown:
‘The Exiled Prince’ DLC is added to the main game and must be started during Act I or II. There are 3 achievements for completing each of his major companion quests, 1 for gaining 100% rivalry or friendship, and 1 for finding Sebastian's gift and doing the associated quest. You must start his first companion quest during Act I or II.


Retribution: Complete the 'Duty' companion quest during Act I or II.

Avenged: Complete the 'Repentance' companion quest during Act II.

Momento: Find the gift for Sebastian during the 'Repentance' quest. See guide for location.

Loyalty of the Prince: Gain 100% rivalry or friendship with Sebastian. A glitch can be done during the 'Repentance' quest to gain 100% rivalry in a matter of minutes.

Cloak and Dagger: Complete the 'Faith' companion quest during Act III.



Conclusion:
This DLC is a nice addition to the game and if you want to enjoy it fully I recommend picking it up. At the price of $7, you really can't go wrong. It adds three good sized quests and gives you a new companion that has great utility in your party with his devastating ranged abilities. It is also an easy 130 :gsicon: when Bioware actually gets the achievements working.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-ppaNQ=.jpg Retribution 25 :gsicon:
Dealt with the mercenaries that killed the Vael family

This achievement unlocks for completing the first companion quest for Sebastian entitled 'Duty'. Upon first venturing near the Chantry, a cutscene will begin introducing you to Sebastian. After it ends approach the Chanter's Board to pick up this quest. After completing the quest objective, return to the Chantry and speak with Sebastian to unlock this achievement.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-4re74=.jpg Avenged 25 :gsicon:
Confronted the culprit behind the Vael family’s murder

You must complete Sebastian's first companion quest to gain access to his second companion quest, 'Repentance'. It will be available from the start of Act II. Handing this quest in will net you this achievement. NOTE: Sebastian's gift for Memento can be found during this quest in the Harimann Estate and a glitch to gain 100% rivalry quickly for Loyalty of the Prince can be done at the end of the quest. See the specific achievements for details.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-momfI=.jpg Memento 25 :gsicon:
Gave Sebastian a family heirloom

Sebastian's gift can be found during his 'Repentance' companion quest. You will travel to Harimann Estate. Progress through the mansion until the cutscene. When the cutscene ends, a waypoint marker will appear on your map. The gift can be found on a corpse in the wine cellar in the room with the exit into the dungeon. Speaking to Sebastian and doing the gift dialogue will unlock this achievement.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-hIYWE=.jpg Loyalty of the Prince 30 :gsicon:
Earned either a friendship or rivalry with Sebastian

A glitch exists where you can gain 100% rivalry and this achievement very quickly at the end of the 'Repentance' quest. At the end of the quest, return to the Chantry, but DO NOT speak with Sebastian to end the quest. Instead, speak to High Cleric Elthina standing next to him. Pick the dialogue option "You're useless." to gain +5 rivalry points with Sebastian and Aveline. You can speak to her again and get +5 rivalry points as many times as you would like. Keep doing this until the achievement pops.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-uJkEc=.jpg Cloak and Dagger 25 :gsicon:
Met secretly with the agent of the Divine

You must complete his final companion quest 'Faith' during Act III, after completing his Act I and II companion quests, in order to unlock this.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:08 PM
LEGACY DLC
Cost: 800 MSP ($10) Achievements: 5



http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Dragon-Age-2-Legacy-DLC.jpg



Overview/Roadmap:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 5 (120 :gsicon:)
- Online: 0 (0 :gsicon: )
- Approximate time: 3-4 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: 2 (Tower Sweeper, Family Outing)
- Does difficulty affect Achievements? No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None



Introduction:
In Dragon Age II: The Legacy DLC Hawke finds himself fighting a new evil in the Vimmark mountains. This DLC promises new locations and dungeons (not the same one retextured!), different and more powerful enemies and many new items and quests.


Breakdown:
The ‘Legacy’ DLC can be started at any point during the regular game, including after you have completed the main story. However, if you want to get all of the achievements, you MUST use a save file that has Bethany or Carver alive. There are five achievements, two of which are missable and 3 which you will get just by playing. They are listed in the guide in the order they are obtained.


Conclusion:
Although this DLC costs more than ‘The Exiled Prince’ at $10, it does offer a great deal of content. There are no gameplay improvements and it is more of the same game, so if you didn't enjoy the retail game you should stay clear. It is however an easy 120 :gsicon: bringing the game to an even 1250 :gsicon: Who wants to stare at 1130?




http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/UPqCKlc=.jpg
Deep Roads Safari 15 :gsicon:
Kill a genlock, genlock alpha, hurlock alpha, bronto, and deepstalker in the Vimmark Mountains.

This achievement is not missable. You will receive this after encountering your first enemies in the Tower Base portion of the prison.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/UPqRQj0=.jpg
Tower Sweeper 30 :gsicon:
Complete every side quest in the Vimmark Mountains prison tower.

This achievement is missable. However, there are only three side quests that you will need to complete inside the prison. If you are fully exploring, you will have no problem finding these quests.

(1) Malcolm’s Will: Started on the Sashamiri Floor (starting level), this quest involves killing three demons that are located behind barriers. In order to open the barriers, activate the two glowing red dots on wall in the surrounding area, followed by interacting with the barrier itself.
(2) Altar of Dumat: Started on Farele’s Floor, you must pick up a book located on an altar to start the quest. After finding, other various ritual items, you must make your way to the altar. I only found two of the four items and destroyed the altar, but still got credit for completing the quest.
(3) The Paragon’s Heir: Started in the Tower Base upon picking up the first Legionnaire page. You must find the other two pages and Themar’s corpse to complete this quest and the achievement will pop.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/UPiwS4g=.jpg
Family Legacy 30 :gsicon:
Apply three effects to Hawke's Key.

This achievement is story-related and not missable. You should receive it at the end of the Tower Base portion of the prison.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/UPijI+I=.jpgConductor 30 :gsicon:
Defeat an ancient evil in the Vimmark Mountains.

This achievement is story-related and not missable. You will receive it upon defeating the final boss.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/UPlQsxs=.jpg
Family Outing 15 :gsicon:
Complete the main quest in the Vimmark Mountains with Bethany or Carver in the party.

Load up a save that has Carver or Bethany still alive. This can be a post-game save in which one of the siblings survived or a pre Deep Roads expedition save if both siblings are dead. After defeating the final boss, talk to Larius to finish the quest and watch the cut scenes for the achievement.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:09 PM
Post reserved for future DLC #2

Lord Yamikage
03-08-2011, 10:11 PM
Yes, finally. Something to look at! :p

Good luck with the rest of the guide. We'll all see how we can all help out.

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:20 PM
It is all done Lord, I am just filling in each post one at a time and editing them since it is a pain in the ass to copy from word to the forums.

JDMBO1
03-08-2011, 10:34 PM
spectacular

artphobia
03-08-2011, 10:49 PM
Been looking forward to this. Very nice. Now I have to get around to figuring out rogue or mage for my 2nd playthrough/collectables playthrough. Never realize Fenris was so useful, was the ally I never used in my 1st playthrough. The elf girl though gets best controller of the year award though.

EDIT TIPS
You mentioned something about Hawke fighting the blight in the intro paragraph. ...I dont it kind of leaves a weird taste in your mouth because from my 1st completion of the game Hawke really didnt deal with the blight so much.

Also with Crowning Glory does that unlock at the end of the story? From the way you have it mentioned it unlocks just after you make the templar decision.

For Romantic you mention "ALL companions", but far as I've seen you can't romance the dwarf, Varric.

:)

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Also with Crowning Glory (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dragon-age-2/achievement/50347-Crowning-Glory.html) does that unlock at the end of the story? From the way you have it mentioned it unlocks just after you make the templar decision.

:)

You must side with the Templars in the final main story quest of the game. After the quest the achievement unlocks.

artphobia
03-08-2011, 11:08 PM
You must side with the Templars in the final main story quest of the game. After the quest the achievement unlocks.

RightO - just mentioning you might want to mention that. :woop:

Aqua18
03-08-2011, 11:35 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1551/5-tlc9o=.jpgArcheologist 50 :gsicon:
During each year in Kirkwall, discovered 3 secret message from the Band of Three

The achievement requires that you find three special codex in each Act for a total of 9. There are four in each Act, so you can only miss one. NOTE: At the time of writing this guide, I am pretty sure the location of these in each area is random (other than ones appearing during quests). If I discover otherwise, I will add specific locations.
ACT I
1. The Bone Pit
2. The Gallows
3. Viscount’s Keep
4. Lowtown (Only at night)

ACT 2
1. Chantry
2. Darktown
3. Gallows Dungeon during ‘Dissent’ quest
4. Docks of the Qunari Compound

ACT 3 (all found during quests)
1. ‘Justice’
2. ‘Justice’
3. ‘Gamlen’s Greatest Treasure’
4. ‘Last Straw’ on the docks

Little confused about these how do I see what ones I have what are they called you could add that in the post also where is the one in viscounts keep and lowtown in the night?

FSparacino4
03-08-2011, 11:41 PM
As I stated I am not sure if these are in random locations or if they are the same for everyone. People can post where they found theirs and we can come to a conclusion

Aqua18
03-08-2011, 11:45 PM
What are the names though I just found my first one in lowtown nighttime called "The enigma of Kirkwall" what are the other ones called?

ImmortalArbiter
03-08-2011, 11:45 PM
Just a quick question: How do you get the specializations in this one?

Geezote
03-09-2011, 12:38 AM
What are the names though I just found my first one in lowtown nighttime called "The enigma of Kirkwall" what are the other ones called?I've found 3 of them so far and they all were called "The Enigma of Kirkwall" Be sure to check the entry in your journal as they stack up. You might have picked one up without noticing.

Mine says

--A tattered letter found under a cobblestone. It has curious markings and is signed, "The Band of Three"

--Underneath a pile of small boulders carved with curious markings and signed, "The Band of Three"

--Underneath a cobblestone with curious markings, faintly glowing. It is signed, "The Band of Three"

I don't remember where I got them :/

Des
03-09-2011, 12:55 AM
How do I know that I found one?

Geezote
03-09-2011, 01:14 AM
How do I know that I found one?If youre talking about the messages from The Band of Three then it would be in your journal. I can only speak for Act I because that's all I've gotten so far but its under Lore --> The Enigma of Kirkwall. And then just scroll through the entry and you'll see it signed "The Band of Three"

MADasaHatter
03-09-2011, 01:14 AM
Great stuff. I'll definately be using this when the game gets here

*peeks at mailbox*

:(

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 01:33 AM
They are all titled Enigma of Kirkwall and can be found in Lore in your journal under the same entry. Be sure to check how many you have found before advancing to the next Act. I will be adding the exact locations of them over the next few hours.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 01:54 AM
I will also be posting a picture guide here in a different thread and will link to it.

InfiniteRefrain
03-09-2011, 05:15 AM
I am unable to find the Gallows Formari Herbalist Gift Shop in the Gallows -- currently in Act 1 still

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 05:40 AM
Just a quick question: How do you get the specializations in this one?

Simply reach levels 7 and 14 and put a point into the specialization tree to learn it. No need to go hunting for different methods to unlock each specialization this time around.

I am unable to find the Gallows Formari Herbalist Gift Shop in the Gallows -- currently in Act 1 still


In the Gallows courtyard, the same area where you first meet your uncle Gambel it is in the far South room.

Geezote
03-09-2011, 06:49 AM
I am unable to find the Gallows Formari Herbalist Gift Shop in the Gallows -- currently in Act 1 still
He should pop up late in the Act

This be DMK
03-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the great guide and glad i checked before getting any further or else I would of missed that Family achievement.

Mister Lou
03-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Not sure if you need confirmation of this or not, but if you have allies fall in battle and you reloaded saves, you can still get the Unstoppable achievement.

I reloaded at least three times, and I still got it.

Terarin
03-09-2011, 03:04 PM
If it helps, I found doing the Birthright quest got me Friend, Friend in Need, and Gift Giver very easily. In the vault there is a portrait which can be given to Bethany at Gamelon's home (Gift Giver). Since she is predisposed to friendship I got the Friend achievement at that time. For A Friend in Need it was either the gift or looking at the family crest in the ancestral home... but I don't remember which one.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 03:28 PM
If it helps, I found doing the Birthright quest got me Friend, Friend in Need, and Gift Giver very easily. In the vault there is a portrait which can be given to Bethany at Gamelon's home (Gift Giver). Since she is predisposed to friendship I got the Friend achievement at that time. For A Friend in Need it was either the gift or looking at the family crest in the ancestral home... but I don't remember which one.

Thanks bud, I got it here as well. The reason I didn't put anything in the guide for gift giver is because it pretty much unmissable :) For the most part achievements are much easier than DA: O

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Crafting material locations would be an awesome adition to the guide. But that's a hard thing to do :(

Supplier achievement i think is glitched. I had every type of materials, and it didn't unlock. Maybe you need to get ALL of them. Somebody needs to confirm this shit.

For the most part achievements are much easier than DA: ONot easier. Less time consuming :)

Though getting 1750G on DA:O was quite fun.

Terarin
03-09-2011, 03:35 PM
Awesome. I think you are missing A Friend In Need from your guide. Hard to tell on my android browser, but I can't find it.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 03:35 PM
Crafting material locations would be an awesome adition to the guide. But that's a hard thing to do :(

I am doing a complete exploration playthrough now and writing down where crafting materials are so it will be added, but it will take a bit

ImmortalArbiter
03-09-2011, 04:29 PM
I've multiple people say they haven't unlocked Supplier after getting every type of material. This leads me to believe two things:

1) It's glitched (wouldn't really surprise me)
2) You need to collect every resource

If you notice when you go to a crafting menu, it says at the bottom "Resource Varieties Discovered" and a counter for each type: X/9, X/6, X/6, X/1. I'm wondering if you have to get all of those to maximum in each category for the achievement to pop.

I'm just on the first year - can anyone that's played further say whether those numbers reset? I would think that there would be more than 1 of a certain type in the entire game, so maybe we just have to collect them all in any given Act.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 04:58 PM
The one is for dragon's blood of which there is only one in the game by defeating the High Dragon I believe, not positive on that yet.

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 05:09 PM
Yup, you need to kill a High Dragon for that, i can confirm that. But still i had every rare resource that's X/1 and Supplier didn't unlock. Probably glitched, or maybe you need to collect everything.

ll Mr Bubbles ll
03-09-2011, 05:15 PM
cant find ambrosia :( the mineral not the custard ;)

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 05:26 PM
I got it doing some quest in Act 2 i believe. In a werehouse there was a box with Ambrosia.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 05:36 PM
There is some in Castillon's Landing during Act III

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 05:39 PM
There is some in Castillon's Landing during Act III

Yeah, that's the one! Act III then not II

Cohh
03-09-2011, 05:58 PM
This game is begging for a "Must have done by ACT X" Checklist post...


ACT I : Before doing XXX quest, make sure you've done all of the following:
blah blah blah


Wish I had the time to make one myself ^_^

Buzz VII
03-09-2011, 06:05 PM
Awesome Guide! Looking forward to your DLC Guides too!

DarqStalker
03-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Anyone know when or where the area opens up to get all of the free content? I just finished the pick to side with smuggler/mercenaries quests and now have Kirkwall open. Been thru all of the main kirkwall area and can't find my house. Or does it open after a certain point in the game?

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 06:32 PM
Keep playing and you will open up a quest for Black Emporium. After heading to the Chantry for the first time and encounterign Sebastian, you can start his companion quest.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Can you not complete a romance until Act III Im having a hard time with it. I have romanced Isabella and Anders, said and done everything right for both what do you mean by then go to the gallows in the guide that doesn't make any sense to me?

solo07
03-09-2011, 07:22 PM
sparacino you make awesome guides my friend.

ramarcos
03-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Can someone help me with the tag team achievement? Thanks.

A Shoe In
03-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Can someone help me with the tag team achievement? Thanks.

If you're not giving commands to your whole party through the radial menu then it's pretty much random, but you must use 2 activated spells or talents on the same baddie at the same time. I'm not entirely sure if they have to be upgraded abilities or not because mine popped up later in Act II when my party was beefed up considerably.

ramarcos
03-09-2011, 07:40 PM
How do you do it at the same time? You mean one after the other? Thanks.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 07:44 PM
This achievement is almost guarenteed to pop without you know it. Just use abilities that are upgraded with features like stun, stagger or brittle. It is pretty much guarenteed to unlock without even using the raidl menu.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 07:46 PM
FSparacino4 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=364135) what about the romances how do you complete one? What did you mean by you have to go to the gallows?

A Shoe In
03-09-2011, 07:55 PM
This achievement is almost guarenteed to pop without you know it. Just use abilities that are upgraded with features like stun, stagger or brittle. It is pretty much guarenteed to unlock without even using the raidl menu.

Yea Ramarcos, what he said. Im pretty sure mine popped after I made an enemy turn 'brittle' and someone else in my party used a random attack on a variety of enemies.

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 08:02 PM
FSparacino4 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=364135) what about the romances how do you complete one? What did you mean by you have to go to the gallows?

Romances can't be completed until later in the game. After you do your mid-stage and 100% companion quests. You will find the Gallow Prisons available to you later on.

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Ok, so i just completed Act I , and i thought it would be nice to give some info about the resources that you can get in the first year of the game. I've looked in every nook and cranny TWICE, so i don't think i missed anything.

Poisons and Grenades

Deep Mushroom 5/9
Deathroot 3/6
Glitterdust 1/6
Felandaris 0/1

Runes

Lyrium 5/9
Silverite 4/6
Orichalcum 1/6
Dragon's Blood 0/1

Potions

Elfroot 6/9
Spindleweed 3/6
Embrium 1/6
Ambrosia 0/1

FSparacino4, can you compare my findings after Act I, with your info?

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 08:32 PM
Ok, so i just completed Act I , and i thought it would be nice to give some info about the resources that you can get in the first year of the game.

Poisons and Grenades

Deep Mushroom 5/9
Deathroot 3/6
Glitterdust 1/6
Felandaris 0/1

Runes

Lyrium 5/9
Silverite 4/6
Orichalcum 1/6
Dragon's Blood 0/1

Potions

Elfroot 6/9
Spindleweed 3/6
Embrium 1/6
Ambrosia 0/1

FSparacino4, can you compare my findings after Act I, with your info?


I am pretty sure there are only 5 elfroot in Act I. You are also missing 1 Spindleweed. Other than that, you have everything. I will be adding locations of these at some point, but i am finishing my Archaeologist Picture Guide first.

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Can you tell me the locations of Spindleweed? Only started Act 2 and i made a save before going into the Deep Roads.

I finished the game once, had every type of resource and "Supplier" didn't unlock. It's either glitched, or you need to collect EVERY item out there. Can someone confirm this? Do you need to collect everything, or is it glitched?

ImmortalArbiter
03-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Did you have all of the items in your inventory at the same time, or had you used some while crafting? That could be it, too.

KriugerisLT
03-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Did you have all of the items in your inventory at the same time, or had you used some while crafting? That could be it, too.

Items are not used upon crafting something. Once you get a resource, it stays there forever. It only costs coints to make potions, poisons... etc..

And FYI, they're not in your inventory.

InfiniteRefrain
03-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Mighty Offense Potion: Sundermount Act II (2 Elfroot, 2 Embrium)

It's actual location is on the top of Sundermount -- after exit the cave like you are going back towards the altar, turn to the right and it is located in the with the pile of bones [or corpse]

Any idea on the location of the Rock Armor potion? - I have torn Lowtown apart. Also does it appear after a certain quest has been finished?

Thanks

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Mighty Offense Potion: Sundermount Act II (2 Elfroot, 2 Embrium)

It's actual location is on the top of Sundermount -- after exit the cave like you are going back towards the altar, turn to the right and it is located in the with the pile of bones [or corpse]

Any idea on the location of the Rock Armor potion? - I have torn Lowtown apart. Also does it appear after a certain quest has been finished?

Thanks


I need this one as well and I'm in ACT III is it too late? Also I Need the Elixedr of Herbalism too... Also where can you find Felandaris? I have the codex but none in inventory?

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 08:59 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1551/-q+VTw==.jpg Exorcist 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed the undying Xebenkeck

You must do the Forbidden Knowledge side quest in Act II. If you spared Idunna’s life during the ‘Enemies Among Us’ quest, you will find the letter at the Writing Desk in your estate. If Idunna died, interact with an evil tome in the Chantry or Viscount Keep to start the quest. You must find a total of 5 evil tomes (2 in Kirkwall and 3 in Free Marches), unless you started the quest via the latter option, then you only need to find four. When you interact with each tome, you MUST choose the option to destroy it.

Evil Tome Locations
- The Chantry
- Viscount’s Keep
- Free Marches: Tome #1 –On the far east side of the Bone Pits, you will find an entrance to a Cave.
- Free Marches: Tome #2 – Found in the Dank Cave of the Wounded Coast. Head west from the main entrance area and take the first southern path to the South that isn’t an immediate dead end. The entrance to the Dank Cave is on your left.
- Free Marches: Tome #3 – The final secret tome can be found in the Abandoned Thaig. You can access this via the “Recently Opened Passage” near the western exit from Sundermount.

After destroying all five evil tomes, travel to Darktown and enter the Evil Pit. Make sure you have a rogue with you as you will need one to unlock a door. You need to progress through the lair to find the Fell Grimoire. Finalize your party and prepare for battle. Interact with the Fell Grimoire and read it for two attribute points. You will now fight Xebenkeck and his minions. Emerge victorious for the achievement.

I have the chantry, viscounts keep, tome 1, and tome 3. How and when can you get number 2 the two caves that are where you decribed have caravans blocking them in ACT III...

InfiniteRefrain
03-09-2011, 09:12 PM
I have the chantry, viscounts keep, tome 1, and tome 3. How and when can you get number 2 the two caves that are where you decribed have caravans blocking them in ACT III...


Take the upper path and head towards the left of the screen -- it will be on the left side wall of one of the south-facing off shoots -- think it the second or third

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Try going back upon completing the game Aqua.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Try going back upon completing the game Aqua.

I haven't beat it yet I'm trying not to miss anything but I'm sure i have it's like impossible to find everything without the guide being complete.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Take the upper path and head towards the left of the screen -- it will be on the left side wall of one of the south-facing off shoots -- think it the second or third

I found four caves around the area which are all blocked off what am I missing?

A Shoe In
03-09-2011, 09:51 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-Gh50g==.jpg That Thing Has Legs 25 :gsicon:
Found and killed a varterral

After completing the main plot quest ‘Blackpowder Courtesy’, seek out Merrill at her home and agree to help her. NOTE: She must be in your active party to gain access to this quest. Next, talk to Keeper Marrethari to start ‘Honoring the Fallen’. Take the path to the left of the Keeper to the Varterral Hunting Grounds, where you will eventually encounter the Varterral. It is very quick for his size, so use abilities to slow it. Watch out for its AoE ability as it has a tendency to deplete your party’s HP quickly.

I was wondering what chapter this was in because there's a quest that sounds vaguely similar in Act I that had to do with the Qunari that I had already passed and figured I'd just pick this up on another paythrough, but as I'm in Act II now I see it as a quest.. so is this the quest that I am waiting for?

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 09:59 PM
There are multiple quests in the Blackpowder chain. The one you want is Blackpowder Courtesy in Act II, yes

InfiniteRefrain
03-09-2011, 10:38 PM
I found four caves around the area which are all blocked off what am I missing?


then you might have had to complete it during Act II then

-------------------
Demon Slayer Found and killed the ancient demon, Hybris

In order to begin this quest, you must collect three scrolls and complete the respective aspect quests:
Wounded Coast:If entering the Wounded Coast from the main entrance, head down the dead end to the South of the entrance.
Sundermount: Can be found behind a wall to the South of the Sundermount Cavern entrance.
Sundermount: Found on the path leading from the Sundermount’s main entrance to the Dalish elf camp.

After finding the three scrolls and completing their associated quests, you will unlock the journal entry for ‘Awiergan Scrolls: Pride Unbound’. You must now head to the Hidden Dungeon in Darktown, marked on the map as Hidden Lair. It can be found in the northeast part of town, south of the clinic.

* Any more precise locations for these, and their quests? Also what act was this in? I am currently in Act II and on the Wounded Coast location there was only a pile of bones with a loot item.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 10:50 PM
The guide says any ACT

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 10:52 PM
i believe it is any act as when i got them nothing suggested i couldnt return to this location if anyone can clarify it would be great

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 11:01 PM
i believe it is any act as when i got them nothing suggested i couldnt return to this location if anyone can clarify it would be great
Oh yeah well I have no idea.. This Archeologist achievement I have
3/4 act 1
3/4 act 2
1/4 act 3
I have been searching everywhere but only found one of the Books/Notes in the Justice Quest
So I really need the one in the Gamblins Treasure quest and looked everywhere anything on this would help me so much It's got me really stuck..

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 11:06 PM
Oh yeah well I have no idea.. This Archeologist achievement I have
3/4 act 1
3/4 act 2
1/4 act 3
I have been searching everywhere but only found one of the Books/Notes in the Justice Quest
So I really need the one in the Gamblins Treasure quest and looked everywhere anything on this would help me so much It's got me really stuck..

I am pretty sure I have a save right before the Justice quest. I am working at the moment, but will confirm where I got them when I get home. I have alot of guide updating to do tonight.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Okay sounds good, but if you or anyone has found the one in the Gamblins Treasure mission please post because you have to travel a lot and so I have just no idea where it could be.

Is it in the Sink Cave at the end of the quest?

JDMBO1
03-09-2011, 11:15 PM
I understand the guide you gave for the Archeologist, but I mean a video would be very helpful. I read that somewhere you weren't sure if everything in your game was the same as others, but a video on these might be more helpful then playing guess work. I do know that it'd be trifling if it was all for not, but to have a general understand where it is, or even what they look like for that matter is beneficial. I do hope you understand that this is my "two cents" on the matter, and not a complaint

scrummers
03-09-2011, 11:26 PM
So the demon slayer Quest i think can only be started in act 2. But IDK maybe i'm not coming in the main entrance. But there is nothing there. Also in act 2 the map in the strategy guide says there is a new codex that's suppose to show up. But idk what it is on in the deeps roads in Act 1 right now.

InfiniteRefrain
03-09-2011, 11:30 PM
I understand the guide you gave for the Archeologist, but I mean a video would be very helpful. I read that somewhere you weren't sure if everything in your game was the same as others, but a video on these might be more helpful then playing guess work. I do know that it'd be trifling if it was all for not, but to have a general understand where it is, or even what they look like for that matter is beneficial. I do hope you understand that this is my "two cents" on the matter, and not a complaint

By going against my previous saves, his locations match up where I found them

FSparacino4
03-09-2011, 11:31 PM
I understand the guide you gave for the Archeologist, but I mean a video would be very helpful. I read that somewhere you weren't sure if everything in your game was the same as others, but a video on these might be more helpful then playing guess work. I do know that it'd be trifling if it was all for not, but to have a general understand where it is, or even what they look like for that matter is beneficial. I do hope you understand that this is my "two cents" on the matter, and not a complaint

The reason I did a picture guide was because I get upload error messages when I try to upload videos to Youtube so this is the alternative.

Aqua18
03-09-2011, 11:33 PM
The reason I did a picture guide was because I get upload error messages when I try to upload videos to Youtube so this is the alternative.

Do you have them all? Did you get the achievement? And do you know where the one is in the gamblins treasure quest?? I looked in that smelly fish place erveywhere, also the sink cave, gamblins house, docks, night/day lowtown.... everywhere are you sure its during that quest?

scrummers
03-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Also for the Supplier achievement in the stragety guide it says find all possible crafting ingredients during your travels. So i am guessing as people have been saying you need to find all the ingredients. Which is stupid considering you don't need 9 of anything to make a potions. Lame cause i have missed a few

JDMBO1
03-09-2011, 11:40 PM
The reason I did a picture guide was because I get upload error messages when I try to upload videos to Youtube so this is the alternative.
I don't mind either way it's just better on me to have visuals because I get frustrated with whether or not the thing I'm looking for is right in front of me

Edit: can you miss these or can you retrieve them at any point in time? I'm assuming the answer to my question is a no, I hope not.

ImmortalArbiter
03-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Also for the Supplier achievement in the stragety guide it says find all possible crafting ingredients during your travels. So i am guessing as people have been saying you need to find all the ingredients. Which is stupid considering you don't need 9 of anything to make a potions. Lame cause i have missed a few

Dang, that's what we had feared. Add another missable to the list :mad:

TaulPaul15
03-10-2011, 12:07 AM
So I can't seem to find an answer to this. Does siding with the templars in Crowning Glory effect the Arcane Defender achievement? Is it one of the five i need for the templar achieve? I plan on siding with the mages first time through but would like to get them both in one go.

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 12:13 AM
There are 7 chances to side with either group. So picking templars at the end still allows you to get both achievements.

scrummers
03-10-2011, 12:13 AM
So I can't seem to find an answer to this. Does siding with the templars in Crowning Glory effect the Arcane Defender achievement? Is it one of the five i need for the templar achieve? I plan on siding with the mages first time through but would like to get them both in one go.

No it doesn't. There are 7 Quest where you choose Mage or Templars so you will probl get it if you also side with the mages before the final quest.

scrummers
03-10-2011, 12:17 AM
Dang, that's what we had feared. Add another missable to the list :mad:


Yeah and if it is the case. The description is very misleading cause is says every variety. Which would lead me to believe that that's just one of every type. But it might also just be glitched. Hopefully someone will find out.

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 01:37 AM
I need this one as well and I'm in ACT III is it too late? Also I Need the Elixedr of Herbalism too... Also where can you find Felandaris? I have the codex but none in inventory?

They do not show up in the inventory this time. The only way to know if you have gotten them is go to the specific crafting vendor. If you have the codex for the item, then you have it.

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 01:44 AM
Question about the Demon Slayer achievement I have all the scrolls but how do you do the quests for the scrolls nothing shows up on the map I know what to do after because it says in the guide but where is the hidden lair for the first scroll?

EDIT: May have found the Lair found a "hidden liar" in sundermount but no door how to i access it its just marked on the map but no place to enter

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 02:01 AM
http://www.cheatcc.com/xbox360/dragonage2cheatscodes.html

This site has the location of a lot of the Armor Upgrades and gift locations -- most of the characters are complete; so just pick one and have at it

Mjkjets
03-10-2011, 02:02 AM
Job well done with the guide. Has anyone gotten any of the DLC achievements?

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 02:06 AM
Job well done with the guide. Has anyone gotten any of the DLC achievements?

DLC Achievements are still broken at this time

scrummers
03-10-2011, 02:28 AM
Question about the Demon Slayer achievement I have all the scrolls but how do you do the quests for the scrolls nothing shows up on the map I know what to do after because it says in the guide but where is the hidden lair for the first scroll?

EDIT: May have found the Lair found a "hidden liar" in sundermount but no door how to i access it its just marked on the map but no place to enter


Where did you find the scroll that suppose to be in the wounded coast? I can't seem to find it and i have looked through every nook and cranny. Did you get it in ACT 2? Just wondering.

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 02:46 AM
Where did you find the scroll that suppose to be in the wounded coast? I can't seem to find it and i have looked through every nook and cranny. Did you get it in ACT 2? Just wondering.
Act 3 right in the beginning where you start down a path on the ground

scrummers
03-10-2011, 02:58 AM
Act 3 right in the beginning where you start down a path on the ground


Thanks that's what i was thought. But no one seemed to say when they got the scrolls. Will be looking for that in ACT 3.

ramarcos
03-10-2011, 03:08 AM
How do you get the Retribution achievement. I did the Duty quest and it is not unlocking. It's the DLC secret achievement. Thanks.

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 03:26 AM
How do you get the Retribution achievement. I did the Duty quest and it is not unlocking. It's the DLC secret achievement. Thanks.

DLC achievements are still unobtainable at this time.

ramarcos
03-10-2011, 03:33 AM
What do you mean unobtainable? They will not pop up? I can see them on my achivement list tho? Total of 55 achievements.

Mjkjets
03-10-2011, 03:39 AM
What do you mean unobtainable? They will not pop up? I can see them on my achivement list tho? Total of 55 achievements.

It seems the DLC itself doesn't recognise the achievements. Bioware is aware of the problem. Hopefully we'll see a patch soon.

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 04:50 AM
Reposting in this thread as well to get more views anyone have any idea?

ACT III
NOTE: All of these secret messages are found during quests.

(1) ‘Justice’
(2) ‘Justice’
(3) ‘Gamlen’s Greatest Treasure’
(4) ‘Last Straw’ on the docks __________________
A little more help for others
ACT III
NOTE: All of these secret messages are found during quests.

(1) ‘Justice’ (In first place you enter with anders the sewer once your in a room where there is a skinny spiral like walkway to a silverite for the quest. The corner of the larger room right before you go up to get the sliverite.)
(2) ‘Justice’ ( Killing myself and checking over and over still no luck please help)
(3) ‘Gamlen’s Greatest Treasure’ (Checked everywhere couldn't find this one either)
(4) ‘Last Straw’ on the docks (When your on the "The Last Straw" quest you will need to travel to the docks go to the right once you go down a set of stairs I believe and it's a piece of paper on the ground. NOTE: If you travel there before your suppost to go there for the quest it will not show)

I know it's not the best written but I would have killed to have this information when I was looking. So if anyone out there knows where the middle two are please help!

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 05:24 AM
Due to me not knowing how to replicate getting the Viscount Keep one from Act I, I am removing it from the list for now. I got it on my first playthrough, but I am not seeing it again.

scrummers
03-10-2011, 07:18 AM
Due to me not knowing how to replicate getting the Viscount Keep one from Act I, I am removing it from the list for now. I got it on my first playthrough, but I am not seeing it again.

Yeah i couldn't find it anywhere in there and i searched everywhere. Either way i found the other 3 haha.

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 07:28 AM
Anyone know where?
Rock Armor Potion: Lowtown Act II (1 Elfroot, 1 Spindleweed, 1 Embrium)

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 08:39 AM
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Fully updated Exorcist with all relevant information. Do it at the start of Act II, because at some point, the Dank Cave closes up.

jazon168
03-10-2011, 09:13 AM
I cant find the "part 2" in chantry historian.. searched every nook and cranny in the chantry in act2...

EDIT: found it.. its beside grand cleric elthina.. below the big statue

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 09:16 AM
I cant find the "part 2" in chantry historian.. searched every nook and cranny in the chantry in act2...

Really Lol, didnt think i needed to add these locations for these but okay. It is on the center platform with the High Cleric and if you have the Exiled Prince DLC, Sebastian will be there too.

fab83700
03-10-2011, 09:59 AM
aqua for "gamlen's greatest treasure" , it's when u have obligatory isabella with you and fight against Castillon (don't know if it's the same name in english) in a warehouse on the docks (sorry for my bad english)


and for justice im sure too there is only 1 message and not 2!

ll Mr Bubbles ll
03-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Question about the Demon Slayer achievement I have all the scrolls but how do you do the quests for the scrolls nothing shows up on the map I know what to do after because it says in the guide but where is the hidden lair for the first scroll?

EDIT: May have found the Lair found a "hidden liar" in sundermount but no door how to i access it its just marked on the map but no place to enter
When you find a scoll bring up your map and look for an X on it, when you move over it with your thumbstick it will say hidden lair,j just got this location and some shades/arcane horrors will appear kill them and the quest log will update do this for each scroll. Once the last scroll is done then the new final location will appear on your world map .

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 11:37 AM
MAJOR UPDATE: The roadmap has gotten a complete overhaul and now details when and where in each Act you should do the missable achievements. Hope this helps guys.

A Shoe In
03-10-2011, 11:42 AM
Anyone know where?
Rock Armor Potion: Lowtown Act II (1 Elfroot, 1 Spindleweed, 1 Embrium)

I found this at NIGHT in the Old City Slums at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble (don't ask me how I remember that). I'm not certain it's the same for eveyone though. Good luck!

MAJOR UPDATE: The roadmap has gotten a complete overhaul and now details when and where in each Act you should do the missable achievements. Hope this helps guys.

Many thanks! It seems like we're completing the game at an even pace so far, though I'm not writing a guide.. just searching every nook and cranny for stuff several times over.

ImmortalArbiter
03-10-2011, 01:45 PM
Looks really good! Archaeologist, I've Got Your Back, and that blasted Supplier achievement are the only ones that look like they need finished.

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 01:59 PM
Looks really good! Archaeologist, I've Got Your Back, and that blasted Supplier achievement are the only ones that look like they need finished.

I've Got Your Back doesn't really need an explanation as you will come across an armor upgrade just by doing the Birthright achievement. I know for a fact this works if Bethany survives, dont know about the other option. I will still make a list of where to find them all for completion sake.

As far as supplier goes I am pretty sure you need 1 of each of the 12 ingredients. I will confirm this when I get back to Act III on this playthrough.

Damian 83
03-10-2011, 02:24 PM
considering i hate playing first playthgroughs with a guide, what do u suggest to do? in your guide, 1st play is about getting most of the achievements, and 2nd on completing it for 2nd time. can i play in this way?
1st: playing without caring of any side quests reaching end asap
2nd: getting all possible achievements using guide
3rd: using last class for get last ach

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 02:35 PM
The Elixir of Heroism in NOT located in Act III -- It is located at the end of Act II as you are making you way through Hightown. It will be on a corpse

Anyone have exact location of the Rock Armor potion yet? I could not find it in Act II. Will keep a lookout while in Act III

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 03:20 PM
The Elixir of Heroism in NOT located in Act III -- It is located at the end of Act II as you are making you way through Hightown. It will be on a corpse

Anyone have exact location of the Rock Armor potion yet? I could not find it in Act II. Will keep a lookout while in Act III


Good pointing that out. I had Act 2 written down but typed Act III. :)

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 03:26 PM
I found this at NIGHT in the Old City Slums at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble (don't ask me how I remember that). I'm not certain it's the same for eveyone though. Good luck!



Many thanks! It seems like we're completing the game at an even pace so far, though I'm not writing a guide.. just searching every nook and cranny for stuff several times over.

Thank you so much I found it!!!! :)

Where can I find an AMBROSIA?

Cohh
03-10-2011, 03:47 PM
MAJOR UPDATE: The roadmap has gotten a complete overhaul and now details when and where in each Act you should do the missable achievements. Hope this helps guys.

Guide looks great man, thanks for taking the time to make it :p

KriugerisLT
03-10-2011, 03:52 PM
Ok, so does anyone know, if you need to get ALL resource items in order to obtain the "Supplier" achievement?

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 04:06 PM
There is some in Castillon's Landing during Act III
Where is this place?

A Shoe In
03-10-2011, 04:54 PM
Anyone have exact location of the Rock Armor potion yet? I could not find it in Act II. Will keep a lookout while in Act III

I found it in Act II Lowtown at night.. in the Old City Slums part. After a brief battle it was at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble. Can anyone else confirm this?

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 04:57 PM
aqua for "gamlen's greatest treasure" , it's when u have obligatory isabella with you and fight against Castillon (don't know if it's the same name in english) in a warehouse on the docks (sorry for my bad english)


and for justice im sure too there is only 1 message and not 2!

Thanks bro very helpful!!!!! Any one know where I can find some Ambrosia?

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 04:58 PM
I found it in Act II Lowtown at night.. in the Old City Slums part. After a brief battle it was at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble. Can anyone else confirm this?
You are exactly right confirmed I found it there too :)

PerfectLink
03-10-2011, 05:23 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-3qipg=.jpgMage Hunter 25 :gsicon:
Sided with the templars five times

There are seven quests throughout the course of the game that let you side with either the mages or the templars. You will need to choose a faction and pick to side with them in 5 of these 7 quests. These 2 achievements will need to be done over two seperate playthroughs.


* - Indicates secondary quest


ACT I
(1) Wayward Son
(2) Act of Mercy
(3) Enemies Among Us

ACT II
* (1) Night Terrors

ACT III
(1) Showdown
(2) On the Loose
(3) Best Served Cold



This one I am a bit concerned about. I've already done the 3 quests in Act I, but it didn't seem as if there was much of an option to choose which side you wanted to support. Here are the decisions I made in each quest:

Wayward Son: I chose to save Feynriel's life and allowed him to join the Dalish. Then I notified his mother and Thrask that he had joined the Dalish

Act of Mercy: After killing their leader, I chose to lie for the mages (in the conversation wheel), but upon arriving outside my character outright told them that they were blood mages (in the cutscene). Then I killed the templars, the mages came outside and thanked me. Thrask said that he'd make up what happened and everyone left.

Enemies Among Us: It didn't seem like there were any options to choose which side in this quest. I chose to kill Idunna after she controlled me, then I killed all of the mages in the caverns and saved Keran. Then I chose to have him remain in the templars.


I was trying to side with the mages in each quest (I am a mage) but some of the decisions were so vague it had me wonder whether I sided with them on every occasion.

If you are able to note the decisions I made and tell me if I made the correct ones (or if I am at least on the right path) then let me know.

Also, on a side note, has it been confirmed that you need 1 of every resource to achieve Supplier (as opposed to collecting every resource in the game)?

PerfectLink
03-10-2011, 05:26 PM
One more thing, I could not find "Life Ward" potion recipe during Act I at Formari Herbalist. Can anyone confirm where they got the recipe from? I tried going to most shops in Act I but couldn't find it, so I'm wondering if it is only available during Act II.

TriRock
03-10-2011, 06:33 PM
At a glance, that was a nice-looking guide. Very fast work, since I won't get the game until tomorrow. :p

Aqua18
03-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Right now in Act III I have:

9/9 elf root
5/6 spindleweed (any suggestions?)
6/6 embrium
1/1 ambrosia

10/9 lyrium
7/6 silverite
6/6 orichalcum
0/1 dragons blood (haven't done the mine massacre quest on this save yet but I know you get when you kill the dragon)

8/9 deep mushroom (any suggestions?)
5/6 deathroot (any suggestions?)
6/6 glitterdust
0/1 felandaris (haven't done merrill's quest but I know its at the end of the quest)

any help would be greatly appreciated!

Last two achievements for me are supplier and mage hunter

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 07:10 PM
One more thing, I could not find "Life Ward" potion recipe during Act I at Formari Herbalist. Can anyone confirm where they got the recipe from? I tried going to most shops in Act I but couldn't find it, so I'm wondering if it is only available during Act II.

It is available from the same shop during Act II in a similiar Herbalist task quest. When I went to the shopkeeper, I clicked on him and then click him again and it auto handed the quest in. I must have already had the supplies so I don't know what you need to gather.

PerfectLink
03-10-2011, 08:22 PM
It is available from the same shop during Act II in a similiar Herbalist task quest. When I went to the shopkeeper, I clicked on him and then click him again and it auto handed the quest in. I must have already had the supplies so I don't know what you need to gather.

Thanks, that is what I needed to know. I had assumed that it was available during the first act, but I'll check it after I complete the deep roads.

Also, is anyone able to simply verify the decisions I've made in post 126 (perhaps if you've made the same decisions yourself)?

Anyway, thanks for your help FSparacino, this is an awesome guide especially so soon after release. I saw your comment on the XP glitch video on youtube as well which was pretty funny, and that guy's voice cracks me up every time :biglaugh

rrushn
03-10-2011, 08:24 PM
Don't know if it has been said already, but for 'unstoppable', you can dashboard and load up your last save again.

Got someone killed twice in Act II, did the aforementioned and received the achievement.

FSparacino4
03-10-2011, 08:45 PM
Don't know if it has been said already, but for 'unstoppable', you can dashboard and load up your last save again.

Got someone killed twice in Act II, did the aforementioned and received the achievement.

You don't even have to dashboard just load last save :)

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 09:58 PM
RE: Rock Armor Potion
I found it in Act II Lowtown at night.. in the Old City Slums part. After a brief battle it was at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble. Can anyone else confirm this?

You are exactly right confirmed I found it there too :)

Do you remember what quest you were on or at what point? I have a save just before I talk to the Arishok to start the end of Act II; thinking that might be too late though.

PerfectLink
03-10-2011, 10:01 PM
I think that this is a very helpful list when it comes to achieving Romance, Great Minds Think Alike, and I've got your back. Credits go to: http://www.cheatcc.com/xbox360/dragonage2cheatscodes.html


Anders

Recruitment: He is mandatory and joins your party early in Act 1 after Tranquility is complete.
Can He Leave Your Party?: Yes, and on more than one occasion.
Personality Conflicts: Fenris and Sebastian do not do well with Anders if you want harmonious relationships. Carver will also clash with him, but to a lesser extent.
Core Companion Quests: Tranquility, Dissent, Justice
Armor upgrades:

Act 2: Armor Suits
Act 2: Lyrium Weave
Act 2: Spirit Essence
Act 3: Sigil of the Mage Underground
Gifts: Tevinter Chantry Amulet (Act 2: A Bitter Pill)
Bethany and Carver

Recruitment: They are both mandatory and join your party at the beginning of the game.
Can They Leave Your Party?: Yes, there will be an unavoidable incident to one of them in the Prologue. The surviving sibling member cannot continue to stay with you beyond the end of Act 1.
Personality Conflicts: Bethany will clash with Fenris in mage-related quests. Carver can clash with Anders and Merrill in mage storylines.
Core Companion Quests: Birthright
Armor upgrades:

Act 1: Carver: Fereldan Girded Plating (Birthright)
Act 1: Bethany: Heirloom Amell Protective Sigils (Birthright)
Gifts: Tobrius's Documents(Carver) and Portrait of Your Mother (Bethany) are both found during Birthright.
Aveline

Recruitment: She is mandatory and joins your party during the Prologue.
Can She Leave You?: Yes, but not until "The Last Straw" quest.
Personality Conflicts: She will not approve if you support Merrill wholeheartedly in her companion quests.
Core Companion Quests: The Way It Should Be, The Long Road, and Favor and Fault.
Armor upgrades:

Act 1: Underpadding - Guardsman Pattern (Armor Stand, Lowtown)
Act 2: Impact Plating - Guardsman Pattern (Armor Stand, Lowtown)
Act 2: Flex-Chain - Guardsman Pattern (Raiders on the Cliffs)
Act 3: Deflecting Joints - Guardsman Pattern (Favor and Fault)
Gifts: The Shield of the Knight Herself (Act 2: Offered and Lost)
Fenris

Recruitment: He is optional and can be acquired by completing the "A Bitter Pill" quest in Act 1.
Can He Leave Your Party?: Yes, and on more than one occasion.
Personality Conflicts: He will have issues with anyone wearing robes or wielding a staff including Hawke.
Core Companion Quests: Bait and Switch, A Bitter Pill, and Alone.
Armor upgrades:

Act 2: Tevinter Spirit Symbol (Robes by Jean Luc, Hightown)
Act 2: Lyrium Scales (Shady Merchandise, Docks)
Act 2: Reinforced Straps (A Bitter Pill)
Act 3: Enchanted Resin (Mine Massacre)
Gifts:

The Book of Shartan (Act 2: Lowtown Elven Alienage)
Blade of Mercy (Act 3: Best Served Cold)

Isabela

Recruitment: She is optional and can be acquired by completing the "Fools Rush In" quest.
Can She Leave Your Party?: Yes, there are three times when she can leave you at the climax of Act 2.
Personality Conflicts: There is a slight variance of opinion regarding law and order with Aveline, but nothing to worry about.
Core Companion Quests: Fools Rush In, To Catch a Thief, and No Rest for the Wicked.
Armor upgrades:

Act 2: Rigid Boning (Apparel Shop, Lowtown)
Act 2: Supportive Corselet (Robes by Jean Luc, Hightown)
Act 2: Lambswool Insoles (To Catch a Thief)
Act 3: Boiled Leather Plates (A Murder of Crows)
Gifts:

Ship in a Bottle (Act 2: Blackpowder Courtesy)
Rivaini Talisman (Act 3: Disused Passage)

Merrill

Note: If you do not choose the mage class for Hawke, Merrill may represent your party's best choice for destructive magical damage.

Recruitment: She is mandatory and is enlisted by completing "Long Way Home" at the start of Act 1.
Can She Leave Your Party?: Yes, but not until "The Last Straw" quest.
Personality Conflicts: She will clash with Fenris and Carver in mage-oriented storylines. You will not please your other companions if you support her companion quests in Act 2 and 3.
Core Companion Quests: Long Way Home, Mirror Image, and A New Path.
Armor upgrades:

Act 2: Samite Lining (Robes by Jean Luc, Hightown)
Act 2: Carved Ironwood Buttons (Ilen's Crafts, Sundermount)
Act 2: Silver-Threaded Dalish Embroidery (Top of Sundermount)
Act 3: Halla Horn Buckles (A New Path)
Gifts:

Wooden Halla Carving (Act 2: Ilen's Crafts)
Sylvanwood Ring (Found on the remains of the Thief Leader in Act 3: A Murder of Crows)

Sebastian

Recruitment: He is optional and can be acquired by completing the "Duty and Repentance" quest.
Can He Leave Your Party?: Yes, but only during "The Last Straw" quest.
Personality Conflicts: He does not like Anders.
Core Companion Quests: Duty, Repentance, and Faith. Armor upgrades:

Act 2: Enchanted Articulation (Armor Shop, Gallows Courtyard)
Act 2: Reinforced Bracers (Olaf's Armory, Hightown)
Act 2: Mail Undertunic (Repentance)
Act 3: Protection of the Faith (Best Served Cold)
Gifts: Starkhaven Longbow (Act 2: Repentance)
Varric

Varric carries a fixed weapon, the Biance, which is a crossbow that increases in power as he gains levels. He is an archer that can offer a potent combination of AoE assaults and debilitating attacks that give your party a unique tactical edge.

Recruitment: He is mandatory and joins your party at the start of Act 1.
Can He Leave Your Party?: No.
Personality Conflicts: None, as he works well with everyone.
Core Companion Quests: Family Matter, Haunted Armor upgrades:

Act 1: Inscribed Leather Harness (Apparel Shop, Lowtown)
Act 2: Coat Lining with Concealed Pockets (Shady Merchandise, Docks)
Act 2: Silverite-Reinforced Buckles (Family Matter)
Act 3: Drakeskin Leg Straps (Finding Nathaniel)
Gifts: The Tethras Signet Ring (Act 2: Trinkets Emporium in Lowtown)

InfiniteRefrain
03-10-2011, 10:12 PM
I had posted this here in this thread, and in a separate in the DA2 forum

rrushn
03-10-2011, 10:16 PM
You don't even have to dashboard just load last save :)

Right, well, I figured it was already known, thought I'd throw it in regardless. :)

Suki
03-10-2011, 10:34 PM
this looks like a well thought out guide and will be really helpfull thx for all your hard work.

A Shoe In
03-10-2011, 11:12 PM
RE: Rock Armor Potion
I found it in Act II Lowtown at night.. in the Old City Slums part. After a brief battle it was at the top of some stairs in a pile of rubble. Can anyone else confirm this?



Do you remember what quest you were on or at what point? I have a save just before I talk to the Arishok to start the end of Act II; thinking that might be too late though.

I want to say it was right before Isabella's companion quest to get the relic back because I was still searching for some of the assassins to finish up the Sketch quest from the back of the Chanter's Board.

sc0ttieBB
03-10-2011, 11:17 PM
I'm having trouble finding the crafting resource ambrosia... can anyone give me a hint? O.o

PaleVoyager
03-10-2011, 11:59 PM
I Got Your Back 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members

This achievement requires you to get all armor upgrades for a single companion. The easiest and earliest way to accomplish this is during the 'Birthright' companion quest that you are able to do with either Bethany or Carver. In order to start this quest, you must speak to your mother and then surviving sibling in Gamlen's Home after the 'A New Home' quest. When you arrive at your ancestral mansion, you will find the Fereldan Girded Painting (Carver) or the Heirloom Amell Protective Sigil (Bethany) and upon picking it up, both A Friend in Need and this achievement unlocks because they only have one armor upgrade.

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Yeah... not really. While they may only have a single armor upgrade, completing this quest won't unlock the "I Got Your Back" achievement. We're still going to need a list or something. :C

FSparacino4
03-11-2011, 12:13 AM
I Got Your Back 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members

This achievement requires you to get all armor upgrades for a single companion. The easiest and earliest way to accomplish this is during the 'Birthright' companion quest that you are able to do with either Bethany or Carver. In order to start this quest, you must speak to your mother and then surviving sibling in Gamlen's Home after the 'A New Home' quest. When you arrive at your ancestral mansion, you will find the Fereldan Girded Painting (Carver) or the Heirloom Amell Protective Sigil (Bethany) and upon picking it up, both A Friend in Need and this achievement unlocks because they only have one armor upgrade.

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Yeah... not really. While they may only have a single armor upgrade, completing this quest won't unlock the "I Got Your Back" achievement. We're still going to need a list or something. :C

Opps thought I saw both unlocked. I will be working on a list tommorow with pictures just did an entire companion guide that I am posting now

A Shoe In
03-11-2011, 12:14 AM
I have two achievement related questions that I hope someone can give me some clarification on.

First, the Romantic achievement. I have slept with both Isabella and Merrill, but only Merrill has moved in.. well, she said she would and brought an item to sit on the table in my room, but the achievement hasn't unlocked yet. Any ideas on what else I need to do?

Second, the Arishok achievements A Worthy Rival and King of the Hill. I followed the directions during the Following the Qun quest that consisted of telling the Arishok that his delegate party had disappeared and told the Viscount not to hide it, he'll know. I even brought Fenris along for good measure when I followed up with the Arishok. I tried a few different routes while talking to the Arishok by reloading saves, but never got the option to defend Isabella by battling him or any other option even close. As of right now I am defending against the Quarnari raid on the Keep. Any ideas where I went wrong?

EDIT: I received the achievement for gaining his respect and defeating him in battle. I thought the battle would be at the docks, so when I exited the docks without incident I thought I missed it, but it happens inside the Keep.

D4RK V1C3
03-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Great Guide!
Only thing to mention here is that for the achievement to kill the Varterral, the quest you need to finish isn't called The Blackwater Courtesy but The Blackpowder Courtesy ^-^

Everything else helped me alot! Thanks!

Edit : When i refreshed this was allready taken care off, sorry!

FSparacino4
03-11-2011, 01:44 AM
If you guys need to reach me with any questsions feel free to send me a forum message. I need to go to work for 16 hours, but I have access to these forums via Iphone

scrummers
03-11-2011, 04:17 AM
I have two achievement related questions that I hope someone can give me some clarification on.

First, the Romantic achievement. I have slept with both Isabella and Merrill, but only Merrill has moved in.. well, she said she would and brought an item to sit on the table in my room, but the achievement hasn't unlocked yet. Any ideas on what else I need to do?

Second, the Arishok achievements A Worthy Rival and King of the Hill. I followed the directions during the Following the Qun quest that consisted of telling the Arishok that his delegate party had disappeared and told the Viscount not to hide it, he'll know. I even brought Fenris along for good measure when I followed up with the Arishok. I tried a few different routes while talking to the Arishok by reloading saves, but never got the option to defend Isabella by battling him or any other option even close. As of right now I am defending against the Quarnari raid on the Keep. Any ideas where I went wrong?

EDIT: I received the achievement for gaining his respect and defeating him in battle. I thought the battle would be at the docks, so when I exited the docks without incident I thought I missed it, but it happens inside the Keep.

For romantic from what i have read in the strategy guide. You need to have 100% Friendship or Rivalry and sleep with them again and it will unlock. But i'm not sure. Just what i have read.

A Shoe In
03-11-2011, 04:25 AM
For romantic from what i have read in the strategy guide. You need to have 100% Friendship or Rivalry and sleep with them again and it will unlock. But i'm not sure. Just what i have read.

Alright, that shouldn't be too difficult. Both of them are still at 100%, but Isabella hasn't been riding on my coat tail since the middle of Act II, so I guess Merrill is my last hope once I get her last companion quest done. Thanks.

littlejay
03-11-2011, 05:15 AM
im trying to get


Free Marches: Tome #1 –On the far east side of the Bone Pits, you will find an entrance to a Cave.


but every cave in the area will not let me enter it. it's odd

edit: just found one that wasnt showing on the map as an exit like all other caves and i got in.

A Shoe In
03-11-2011, 05:54 AM
I'm having trouble finding either the second Enigma of Kirkwall while in the Justice quest or the one in the Gamlen Secret Treasure quest (I haven't even found the quest yet.) I've been searching high and low everywhere I roam just in case I stumble upon it. I just need one of the two.

ginuwine_import
03-11-2011, 07:22 AM
i can confirm you need all material in order to get the achievement. I got all 12 different types but missing the a couple to carry the maximum and i still do not have the achievement.

FSparacino4
03-11-2011, 07:27 AM
The only materials that would be holding anyone back from getting this would be the 3 that appear once in each crafting tree (ie Dragon Blood) The rest are found simply through exploring

Aqua18
03-11-2011, 07:31 AM
The only materials that would be holding anyone back from getting this would be the 3 that appear once in each crafting tree (ie Dragon Blood) The rest are found simply through exploring

No i had all of the types its either

A. Glitched

B. Another secret Ingredient hidden somewhere

C. Need to get every single one in the game 9/9, 6/6, 1/1 etc...

Almost positive its C.

A Shoe In
03-11-2011, 07:43 AM
Yea, I'm missing 1 Embrium! Been searching high and low for the darned thing, too. Contrary to what I've read in random places, it's not showing up in the Black Emporium either. Guess, I'll have to wait until there's a guide telling me where each and every one is.

Amatsukami78
03-11-2011, 02:31 PM
I want to say it was right before Isabella's companion quest to get the relic back because I was still searching for some of the assassins to finish up the Sketch quest from the back of the Chanter's Board.

Location of the Rock armor potion recipe is in the old city slums. The area has 3 sets of stairs, the recipe is in a pile of bones on top of the right stairs. Must do this in the evening.

A Shoe In
03-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Location of the Rock armor potion recipe is in the old city slums. The area has 3 sets of stairs, the recipe is in a pile of bones on top of the right stairs. Must do this in the evening.

Yep, I told them that much, but they wanted to know when I got it.. though I'm not sure that it matters when in the act, except for the few items only found in quest dungeons.

Siegfried
03-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Congrats for the guide man! Exactly what I was looking for before starting the game, achievements in the order you'll get them, indications on where you need to save to get both factions achievements, perfect guide! :)

Jumnious
03-11-2011, 07:23 PM
I was tempted to do a RM/Guide as well but this Guide turned out very, very well. 5/5 Stars man!

GJ.

FSparacino4
03-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Thanks Jummy! I am working on gift locations at the moment

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 04:25 AM
Gift and armor upgrade locations to be added in the AM. Goodnight folks

Zodiac025
03-12-2011, 05:25 AM
Thanks for the Guide man it really helped out a lot, gonna be 1000/1000 by tomorrow hopefully, then going to grab the Sebastian DLC and grab those easy ones :)

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the Guide man it really helped out a lot, gonna be 1000/1000 by tomorrow hopefully, then going to grab the Sebastian DLC and grab those easy ones :)

Just so you know, all Exiled Prince DLC achievements are unobtainable at the moment.

gongon2
03-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Very detail guide!!! Thank you!!!

GDMFS0AB
03-12-2011, 02:03 PM
Why are there misc achievements like beat the game twice under the act 1 section...This guide needs to be reorganised so that it is easier to navigate.

Put the misc achievements at the bottom and so that under the header of ACT1,2,3 it only has achievements for those acts.

:]

FluffyPig
03-12-2011, 02:49 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-PGAHQ==.jpg Weapon Master 25 :gsicon:
Mastered a weapon style

Simply obtain all talents (with respective upgrades) in one of the weapon-specific talent trees. The talent trees that count towards this achievement are Weapon & Shield, Two-Handed Weapon, Dual-Weapon and Archery.


Does anyone know if this counts for companion's skill trees? I am playing as a mage and have not gotten to a high enough level to max out a skill tree yet. But, if companions don't count it needs to be added to the guide that this is missable if you play a mage on playthrough #1.

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 03:04 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/-PGAHQ==.jpg Weapon Master 25 :gsicon:
Mastered a weapon style

Simply obtain all talents (with respective upgrades) in one of the weapon-specific talent trees. The talent trees that count towards this achievement are Weapon & Shield, Two-Handed Weapon, Dual-Weapon and Archery.


Does anyone know if this counts for companion's skill trees? I am playing as a mage and have not gotten to a high enough level to max out a skill tree yet. But, if companions don't count it needs to be added to the guide that this is missable if you play a mage on playthrough #1.

It counts if you are playing a mage and you max out a companion's weapon tree.

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 03:05 PM
Why are there misc achievements like beat the game twice under the act 1 section...This guide needs to be reorganised so that it is easier to navigate.

Put the misc achievements at the bottom and so that under the header of ACT1,2,3 it only has achievements for those acts.

:]

That is the only achievement out of place...Critize much?? It is out of place only because of having to reorganize the guide due to spacing issues.

Zorquel
03-12-2011, 03:54 PM
I didn't get the "I Got Your Back" achievement when I looted the Heirloom Amell Protective Sigil for Bethany during the Birthright quest. I had looted it during combat so I'm not sure if it's a bug with the achievement or if there's additional upgrades needed for Bethany. Either way the guide should probably be updated to note this. Has anyone else had the problem with this achievement not popping up when you look the heirloom in combat?

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 03:55 PM
I didn't get the "I Got Your Back" achievement when I looted the Heirloom Amell Protective Sigil for Bethany during the Birthright quest. I had looted it during combat so I'm not sure if it's a bug with the achievement or if there's additional upgrades needed for Bethany. Either way the guide should probably be updated to note this. Has anyone else had the problem with this achievement not popping up when you look the heirloom in combat?

This was already updated. You must have clicked on it as I was changing it.

A Shoe In
03-12-2011, 04:12 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-3qipg=.jpgMage Hunter 25 :gsicon:
Sided with the templars five times

There are seven quests throughout the course of the game that let you side with either the mages or the templars. You will need to choose a faction and pick to side with them in 5 of these 7 quests. These 2 achievements will need to be done over two seperate playthroughs.

* - Indicates secondary quest

ACT I
(1) Wayward Son: Mage - Send Feynriel to the Dalish Templar - Send Feynriel to the Circle
(2) Act of Mercy: Mage - When speaking with Grace, agree to kill Thrask Templar - Refuse to help Grace
(3) Enemies Among Us: Needs confirmation

ACT II
* (1) Night Terrors: Needs confirmation

ACT III
(1) Showdown: Not exactly a quest, but during the opening cutscenese of Act III, after finishing the 'Demands of the Qun' quest, support the mages or templars.
(2) On the Loose: Mage - Let Emile go free Templar - Pick any other option
(3) Best Served Cold: Mage - Select "Kill them all" when speaking with Cullen Templar - Select "Give Samson another chance".

I would like to add my opinions on what makes sense for the unconfirmed quests.

For Enemies Among Us, it makes sense that telling him to stay out of the Templars because he may still be corrupted is siding with the templars. I had Fenris in my party during this and gained +10 Friendship for this. While allowing him to stay in the templars doesn't seem like siding with the mages too much, I did receive +10 Rivalry with him when I chose the option. It may be because he may still pose a threat to the templars (even though it has no later consequences that come from choosing this stance.).

For Night Terrors, making Feynriel tranquil seems to me like the best option for templars because they're trying to do it to all of the other mages, right? Suggesting that he learn to control his powers makes sense for siding with the mages. As for helping the Sloth demon take control of Feynriel, that seems like the choice that negates both of them and only helping yourself.

Aqua18
03-12-2011, 04:13 PM
We need a supplier guide!!! Also why the hell isn't this stickied? The 975G is killing me I need that Supplier!!!

FSparacino4
03-12-2011, 04:28 PM
My Companion, gift location, armor upgrade location and romance guide is now complete and can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4064299#post4064299). The link can be found under each relevant achievement in the guide as well.

Piknim
03-12-2011, 05:23 PM
I got the Supplier achievement today on the PC version. My final item to be obtained was the ambrosia but unfortunately (sort of, since we cannot determinate if one of each is enough) it was the last item out of them all. With the ambrosia I have all of them items maxxed out, even got 7/6 on one of them due to the black emporium (you can buy 3 resources there).

Since it appears that you guys have gotten atleast on of each my guess is that you really need every single item. The achievement is obtainable.

RedShift
03-12-2011, 07:46 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1551/5-3qipg=.jpgMage Hunter 25 :gsicon:
Sided with the templars five times

There are seven quests throughout the course of the game that let you side with either the mages or the templars. You will need to choose a faction and pick to side with them in 5 of these 7 quests. These 2 achievements will need to be done over two seperate playthroughs.

* - Indicates secondary quest

(3) Enemies Among Us: Needs confirmation





If you let Keran stay in the Templars, you get +10 Friendship with Anders. That is the mage path.

FrankXnBeanZ
03-12-2011, 08:15 PM
for the "That Thing Has Legs" cheevie, is this started after you finish the blackpowder courtsey quest ? I followed the description , but I havent gotten her companion quest and she's in my party ????

thanks for the help

FnB

FrankXnBeanZ
03-12-2011, 08:17 PM
NVM , I found the answer in the main part of the guide. Thanks ;-)

FluffyPig
03-12-2011, 09:07 PM
It counts if you are playing a mage and you max out a companion's weapon tree.

Thanks for the reply. I unlocked it today, but found out some important information. I did not realize how close I was and I was auto-levelling my warrior. I later noticed that Aveline was MAXED OUT in Weapon and Shield, yet the achievement had not popped. I reloaded an earlier save just before her level up and at the next level up I manually chose the last skill tree slot and then got the achievement.

I'm not sure if the same applies to Hawke, but apparently the achievement does not unlock if you auto-level up. (Although I have no idea why you would want to auto-level Hawke).

TheFalcon
03-13-2011, 12:01 AM
I just finished Act 2 and didn't get A Worthy Rival. I followed the guide to the letter, but I guess it wasn't enough for his respect, so there must be more criteria to this achievement then is listed.

GhOsT SLaYeR
03-13-2011, 12:05 AM
good guide so far, helped out a lot with some of the achieves. Just got a couple more to get

Jaigoro
03-13-2011, 09:26 AM
Great guide man! Will help me a lot :)

II OE II
03-13-2011, 09:51 AM
I just finished Act 2 and didn't get A Worthy Rival. I followed the guide to the letter, but I guess it wasn't enough for his respect, so there must be more criteria to this achievement then is listed.

apparently you will gain more respect if you talk to the Arishok after refusing to hand over the mage during the quest "Sheperding Wolves" and before you start Act II.

Loguns
03-13-2011, 10:01 AM
in night terrors if u have sent the elf to the dalish and supported the mages in the previous quest, if u turn him tranquil you support the templars but if u help him and tell him he should go to tevinter you support the mages

XxBlueSpade2xX
03-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Very nice guide, BTW.

But, I'm wondering about something.



A Worthy Rival[MISSABLE] You will need to gain the respect of the Arishok before the end of the ‘Demands of the Qun’ main quest. In order to gain maximum respect from the Arishok, you should make the following choices (quest names are indicated in red)

I did all of what the guide said. The right choices and such. I brought Fenris along as well, just to make sure. But, I didn't get the achievement. Could there be more to gaining his respect? Did I miss something?

A Shoe In
03-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Very nice guide, BTW.

But, I'm wondering about something.





I did all of what the guide said. The right choices and such. I brought Fenris along as well, just to make sure. But, I didn't get the achievement. Could there be more to gaining his respect? Did I miss something?

I found this achievement to be a bit tricky, too. I found that if you take Fenris the FIRST time you meet the Arishok after the little dwarves blackpowder quest it helps with his respect. If you then do what's suggested in this guide and agree with the Arishok not give up the little elven boys to Aveline's guard, the achievement should unlock then.

Marriott
03-13-2011, 05:11 PM
I would like to add my opinions on what makes sense for the unconfirmed quests.

For Enemies Among Us, it makes sense that telling him to stay out of the Templars because he may still be corrupted is siding with the templars. I had Fenris in my party during this and gained +10 Friendship for this. While allowing him to stay in the templars doesn't seem like siding with the mages too much, I did receive +10 Rivalry with him when I chose the option. It may be because he may still pose a threat to the templars (even though it has no later consequences that come from choosing this stance.).

For Night Terrors, making Feynriel tranquil seems to me like the best option for templars because they're trying to do it to all of the other mages, right? Suggesting that he learn to control his powers makes sense for siding with the mages. As for helping the Sloth demon take control of Feynriel, that seems like the choice that negates both of them and only helping yourself.

I'm still a bit confused about "Enemies Among Us". I got +rivalry with Anders either way.

artphobia
03-13-2011, 09:18 PM
Under Archeologist you mention speaking to your "sister". You should probably use "sibling", because if you're a mage your sister dies at the beginning and the role is filled by Carver for this.

CrazyBoyBob
03-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Historian Chapter 3 can still be gotten without having to rush or spam reloading checkpoint hoping to get lucky, you can pick this chapter up by opening Left Trigger, and just clicking on it.. you can open any other chest / loot objects etc etc by clicking through Left Trigger.

burcu24
03-13-2011, 11:50 PM
First of all, thank you so much for this guide. There were some achievements I missed on my first playthrough so I followed this for my second one.

Now the problem is, I got every single achivement (DLCs are still glitched) except for the Epic achivement! I finished the game twice! I could just cry right now.

Does anybody else have the same problem? I didn't have a save from Dragon Age Origins but it says either have a save or beat it twice and i beat it twice. :(

Also, for those of you looking for the crafting resource Felandaris, I found it in the cave during the "A New Path" companion quest you do for Merill in Act 3.

And I got the Supplier achievement, no glitches there. I had one of every resource but not ALL of every resource, I was missing one Embrium or something. But I did buy some crafting resources from the Black Emporium, maybe that helps unlock it.

burcu24
03-13-2011, 11:54 PM
Very nice guide, BTW.

But, I'm wondering about something.





I did all of what the guide said. The right choices and such. I brought Fenris along as well, just to make sure. But, I didn't get the achievement. Could there be more to gaining his respect? Did I miss something?
When you get the Offered and Lost quest, after you talk to the viscount and the man outside his door, go directly to the Arishok and tell him his men are missing. Then go about doing the quest and when the dialog option comes, pick do not lie.

And once the quest is finished, go talk to the Arishok again. The quest arrows do not appear so that threw me off too. There is no indication for you to chat with the Arishok when the quest is complete. So go there, tell him the bodies were properly buried or something. And then I got the achievement. I also talked to the Arishok and was nice to him before doing any of these quests. Hope this helps.

Xavier0080
03-14-2011, 12:46 AM
For the "Side with X 5 times" achievement, does the final choice ("The Last Straw") not count? It seems like it would.

Edit: Never mind. It doesn't for some reason. Poor choice by the programmers. Literally says "Choose X or Y", but doesn't count as a choice.

It also appears using the Varric option for "Act of Mercy" is a Mage choice, even if you refuse to kill him. So refusing to kill him does not automatically count for the Templars.

Spartan C37
03-14-2011, 01:07 AM
Awesome guide, it's nice to see someone putting in a lot of effort with a roadmap, this will help tons, sincerely thank you. :)

jazon168
03-14-2011, 01:17 AM
Uncompleted 50 % Companion Quest: With Isabella out of the picture, the Arishok will ask you how you want to resolve the conflict. Select “On the battlefield” for a one-on-one duel (toughest option). All other options will not net you the achievement, unless Fenris is present in your party.


this is not entirely true... i did'nt choose the one on one battle... i refused it.. and fought arishok with my entire team... and i still got the achievement...

CrownlessKing
03-14-2011, 01:30 AM
For the quest "Enemies Among Us", when you free the recruit, you'll have a choice to tell the templars about everything or not to. Further still when you're turning the quest in, you can tell them the recruit is fine or tell them he's possessed.

I would assume if you tell them he's possessed and tell them about the blood magic you're siding with the templars, and vice versa means you side with the mages.

ITD Soldierboy
03-14-2011, 04:32 AM
Just a reminder, Demon Slayer and Dragon Slayer are both missable. They're not required to complete the game.

Cohh
03-14-2011, 12:07 PM
May want to put a note in there about Epic..

Currently it doesn't unlock with the completion of a second campaign (or even a third, I've heard) when not using a Dragon Age: Origins saved game on start. Now what's interesting is the other thread mentions that you can even use incomplete DA:O games on initial load (instead of using a pre-built history) to get this achievement on the first playthrough, but it seems that those of us who didn't play DA:O on Xbox may be screwed for now :confused:

I'm hoping that we'll just be able to beat the boss again or something after a batch but honestly, if they can't even get the DLC achievements to work this long after release, I'm not holding my breath >.>

Edit: In bold

solo07
03-14-2011, 04:57 PM
apparently you will gain more respect if you talk to the Arishok after refusing to hand over the mage during the quest "Sheperding Wolves" and before you start Act II.
I have to agree that i did everything listed and didn't have enough of his respect. :confused:

dah884
03-14-2011, 05:28 PM
just like to point out that if you have the 50 sovereign prior to the quest "friends in low place" the achievement financier will still unlock.

LURadioDJ
03-14-2011, 07:39 PM
Will that money/XP glitch fuck up getting any of our achievements ??

Just wanna know cuz I wasn't planning on using it but I accidentally hit A twice while handing in a quest and got extra stuff.

JDMBO1
03-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Will that money/XP glitch fuck up getting any of our achievements ??

Just wanna know cuz I wasn't planning on using it but I accidentally hit A twice while handing in a quest and got extra stuff.
No, it will not effect any achievements, my 865:gsicon: can help prove that. I've done the XP/money glitch for my first and second and no problems.

Le Hooch
03-14-2011, 08:14 PM
For "Great Minds Think Alike" it should be noted that the bar must be maxed out for them to count as friend or rival, I had five party members with friend perks unlocked and I didn't unlock this cheev because I only had two maxed.

SectarianOrigin
03-15-2011, 07:07 AM
Very nice guide, BTW.

But, I'm wondering about something.





I did all of what the guide said. The right choices and such. I brought Fenris along as well, just to make sure. But, I didn't get the achievement. Could there be more to gaining his respect? Did I miss something?


The same thing just happened to me. Anyone have any ideas?

luckyegg
03-15-2011, 12:45 PM
great guide i joined this site because this guide. i dont have an xbox and only a ps3 but this guide is just awesome.

ps:
do u know where the second spindleweed in lowtown is in act1
and the spindeweed in lowtown act 2?
this would help me alot

ps2: i want them al because on ps3 supplier is glitched. a few friends told me they needed to collect everything

Cohh
03-15-2011, 01:43 PM
The same thing just happened to me. Anyone have any ideas?


Yes, you need to reload an earlier save.

The part about Fenris is actually about fighting him, not gaining his respect. Basically, to earn his respect, you need to visit the Arishok before you go do the quest to save the Quanari delegates. This will open some dialogue about how you are telling him the situation. After finding the delegates, visit the guy again before going back to turn the quest in, and the achievement will pop.

Check the video below : YouTube - Dragon Age 2 :: A Worthy Rival Achievement Guide

You should be able to fire up an old save, grab the achievement, and then keep going from where you are (if you'd like to save some time). I did, and was able to challenge the Arishok easily at the end with having Fenris with me.

IAmNerd247
03-15-2011, 02:34 PM
To get Isabella to come back in Act 3 I think, does it matter if I become her friend or rivalry in act 1 to the end of act 2?

IAmNerd247
03-15-2011, 06:03 PM
Also a 2nd question. For example I'm trying to get friend status with Isabella and Rivalry for Anders (respectivly for the party achievements) but do I have to have them in my party when doing quests/fighting etc to gain enough loyalty/rivalry or is it good enough just doing their personal companion quests? Thanks in advance.

Vonzipper
03-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Cheers for posting this FSparacino4! Been a great help so far ;)

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 01:38 AM
Videos added for the following:

Exorcist
That Thing Has Legs
King of The Hill
Demon Slayer
Dragon Slayer


Stay tuned for more to come.

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 03:56 AM
Updated the requirements for A Worthy Rival so no everyone following the decisions listed should get the achievement.

AngelOfDeathMG
03-16-2011, 04:41 AM
FSparacino, Thank you so very much. Especially how you have been the driving force between every aspect of this and the companion guide. Incredible job.

But how have you been able to enjoy the game doing all this? It would drive me insane.

Edit: Also, isn't it just the least bit infuriating to have people commenting on things you already had/have bolded and written in the guide as if you had left it out?

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 10:09 AM
FSparacino, Thank you so very much. Especially how you have been the driving force between every aspect of this and the companion guide. Incredible job.

But how have you been able to enjoy the game doing all this? It would drive me insane.

Edit: Also, isn't it just the least bit infuriating to have people commenting on things you already had/have bolded and written in the guide as if you had left it out?

In writing guides, I have come to the realization that you can't please everyone and that people will still complain (like the idiot who gave the guide a one star rating because the Epic achievement was out of place). My opinion: If you don't like the guide, don't use it. No one is holding a gun to your head, forcing you to do so.

But my motivation to make guides are the people like yourself that find them useful. Glad it helped.

On3Winged4ng3l
03-16-2011, 10:54 AM
Jeez, i thought i was doing pretty good so far, but this guide has shown me that i have missed a bunch of things.. well i guess that'll be 4-5 playthroughs then.. great guide thanks :D

Grummy
03-16-2011, 12:02 PM
With the unstoppable achievement, after you finish Aveline's quest 'The Way it should be' in act 1 you get a message on screen about the effects of being knocked unconscious, then some of your companions become 'injured', does this stop you from getting the achievement in act 1?

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 01:06 PM
With the unstoppable achievement, after you finish Aveline's quest 'The Way it should be' in act 1 you get a message on screen about the effects of being knocked unconscious, then some of your companions become 'injured', does this stop you from getting the achievement in act 1?

Being injured DOES NOT effect this achievement.

Stevey Boy2006
03-16-2011, 02:02 PM
Cool guide, thanks a lot.

Im having trouble with the "Friend" achievement.
Ive got Merrill to friendship status- that is Ive unlocked her "friend talent" but the achievement hasnt unlocked?

Do I have to do a quest for her to unlock it?
Cheers

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 03:20 PM
The friend/rival ability will unlock before the achievement. You need to max the bar out to get the achievement. Just do the Aveline/Sebastain glitches to get both Rival/Friend achievements in about 10 minutes. I will add these to the guide tonight.

Tyger7
03-16-2011, 05:24 PM
For the choices on who to side with (5 each) can you side with let's say the first 5 then opposite 2, then next playthrough just choose opposite first 3 and get the achievement? Do you know if it happens to stack like that or does it have to be in one playthrough?

Also I think IGN Strategize mentioned to make use of your saves for that achievement. Did they mean save right before the first choice so that when you went through the game again you could start there or do you think they meant you can side with the first 5 on both types? Sorry if this has been covered in any way!

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 07:03 PM
For the choices on who to side with (5 each) can you side with let's say the first 5 then opposite 2, then next playthrough just choose opposite first 3 and get the achievement? Do you know if it happens to stack like that or does it have to be in one playthrough?

Also I think IGN Strategize mentioned to make use of your saves for that achievement. Did they mean save right before the first choice so that when you went through the game again you could start there or do you think they meant you can side with the first 5 on both types? Sorry if this has been covered in any way!

For starters, it doesn't stack in different playthroughs. You must side with one faction five times in the same playthrough. Secondly, there are 3 quests in Act I, 1 in Act II and 3 in Act III that count towards this. I imagine you can side with the mages or templars for the first two and then pick the opposite faction for the next two. This would give you two for the mages and two for the templars after the Night Terror secondary quest in Act II. Then save your game after Night Terror. Then progress your story into Act III. And the Act III quests for this all come one after another. Side with one faction for all three for one achievement, then reload your save after Night Terrors and repeat for the other faction. However, I am waiting on confirmation that this works before adding it to the guide.

EDIT: Confirmed that you can side with each faction five times in one playthrough by utilizing a previous save. The guide has been changed and states such in both the roadmap and guide itself under the respective achievements.

SectarianOrigin
03-16-2011, 08:54 PM
Yes, you need to reload an earlier save.

The part about Fenris is actually about fighting him, not gaining his respect. Basically, to earn his respect, you need to visit the Arishok before you go do the quest to save the Quanari delegates. This will open some dialogue about how you are telling him the situation. After finding the delegates, visit the guy again before going back to turn the quest in, and the achievement will pop.

Check the video below : YouTube - Dragon Age 2 :: A Worthy Rival Achievement Guide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUZnUJSJpGE)

You should be able to fire up an old save, grab the achievement, and then keep going from where you are (if you'd like to save some time). I did, and was able to challenge the Arishok easily at the end with having Fenris with me.

I did exactly this and got the cheevo. Muchos gracias.

AK74Bob
03-16-2011, 09:30 PM
Nice guide.

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 09:43 PM
Exiled Prince Guide and Roadmap added even though they are currently unobtainable at the moment.

ramarcos
03-16-2011, 10:12 PM
Thanks FS. So how do you recover your gamertag later? Do I delete my gamertag from my hard drive and then recover? Will I lose anything?

TriRock
03-16-2011, 10:55 PM
I just managed to get the Supplier for the full 1k. Thanks for your grand work on this guide, it prooved to be most helpful.

FSparacino4
03-16-2011, 11:11 PM
When the achievements are working again, to recover your gamertag just go to the dashboard and there will be an option for it. It will take a bit of time, but you will not lose any current achievements. You will need to re-download any title updates for the game, but that is it.

Hoborg
03-16-2011, 11:17 PM
You need to be really specific and post a disclaimer regarding the exorcist achievement. You are given the option to destroy, read, or take the books. I took them once or twice and I don't know if I am screwed out of the achievement now. Looks like i am :(

ramarcos
03-16-2011, 11:42 PM
If you read closely he wrote in the guide:

NOTE: When you interact with each tome, you MUST choose the option to destroy it.

Hoborg
03-16-2011, 11:50 PM
Wasn't there when I first started the game then. Shame.

ramarcos
03-16-2011, 11:51 PM
So anyway. When I loaded my post campaign game save, I go to my storage/chest beside my writing desk and all the stuff I stashed are all gone. It says my chest is empty? Is this a glitch or the game just removes all your stuff after the game?

JDMBO1
03-17-2011, 12:01 AM
So anyway. When I loaded my post campaign game save, I go to my storage/chest beside my writing desk and all the stuff I stashed are all gone. It says my chest is empty? Is this a glitch or the game just removes all your stuff after the game?
I have the same problem I don't know either, but your not alone. It's hateful all the neat cool thing I collect gone. It makes me feel like I shouldn't have ended the game

FSparacino4
03-17-2011, 12:06 AM
Wasn't there when I first started the game then. Shame.

Lol that note was there since the guide was posted.

Cerbius
03-17-2011, 12:16 AM
Great guide mate.
Thought i would let you know that you can get the Supplier Cheevo buy buying the missing resources from the black emporium as that is how i got it today, had missed silverite and spindleweed bought them and it popped:Bounce:

Xemnas
03-17-2011, 04:52 AM
this is a very nice guide :)

JDMBO1
03-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Is there any other way to get another "siding with mage/templar" in act II?

edit: already did Night Terror

FSparacino4
03-17-2011, 01:11 PM
Is there any other way to get another "siding with mage/templar" in act II?

edit: already did Night Terror

The 7 quests I have listed are the only ones you can do that count towards this achievement so unfortunately no. Night Terror is the only quest in Act II that counts towards this.

wizzlestick
03-17-2011, 03:36 PM
The friend/rival ability will unlock before the achievement. You need to max the bar out to get the achievement. Just do the Aveline/Sebastain glitches to get both Rival/Friend achievements in about 10 minutes. I will add these to the guide tonight.

Did not see this in the guide, can you give me a basic idea of where you can use this?

Great job on the guide btw

Thanks

JDMBO1
03-17-2011, 04:23 PM
I think he put that speech loop in his other guide

wizzlestick
03-17-2011, 06:14 PM
I think he put that speech loop in his other guide

Which guide was that? I looked through this one and the Companion guide he had made and didn't see any mention of it before I posted. Thanks let me know if there was one I missed.

JDMBO1
03-17-2011, 06:20 PM
Which guide was that? I looked through this one and the Companion guide he had made and didn't see any mention of it before I posted. Thanks let me know if there was one I missed.
Hm, I don't know how to clarify the Aveline loop, but from what I understand the Sebastian loop just requires you to talk to the Grand Cleric and tell her the chantry is crap.

II OE II
03-17-2011, 06:27 PM
and for something completely different..... I got my crafting & ingredients guide done with (i think)

FSparacino4
03-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Which guide was that? I looked through this one and the Companion guide he had made and didn't see any mention of it before I posted. Thanks let me know if there was one I missed.

I stated that it hadn't been added to the guide yet. I have been busy this week, but it will be added when I get the free time. For the Sebastian rivalry loop, speak to the High Cleric next to him in the Chantry at the end of the Repentance companion quest. Select the "You're useless." dialogue option. You can keep doing this for +5 rivalry for both Sebastian and Aveline every time.

wizzlestick
03-17-2011, 07:55 PM
I stated that it hadn't been added to the guide yet. I have been busy this week, but it will be added when I get the free time. For the Sebastian rivalry loop, speak to the High Cleric next to him in the Chantry at the end of the Repentance companion quest. Select the "You're useless." dialogue option. You can keep doing this for +5 rivalry for both Sebastian and Aveline every time.

Thanks; I only mentioned since at the time of the post you had said it would be that night (I had posted the day after), and then someone followed up suggesting I had missed it in another guide. I totally understand only having limited free time, and anything you provide is welcomed but never expected :)

Keep up the great work!

MafiaGodfather1
03-17-2011, 11:11 PM
Demon Slayer...

I know you have listed the 3 scrolls and locations and I do have them, but there seems to be locations associated with each scroll after you pick them up. I was only able to find one location and fought a bunch of shades.. I cant seem to find the other 2.

Is it possible to list the locations AFTER you pick up the three scrolls?

Thank you!

adz5000
03-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Demon Slayer...

I know you have listed the 3 scrolls and locations and I do have them, but there seems to be locations associated with each scroll after you pick them up. I was only able to find one location and fought a bunch of shades.. I cant seem to find the other 2.

Is it possible to list the locations AFTER you pick up the three scrolls?

Thank you!

The Awiergan Scrolls First Aspect:

This scroll can be found down the dead end to your left upon entering The Wounded Coast, next to a corpse.

The Hidden Lair is located in The Wounded Coast. From the entrance take the left hand route and then it is your second right on that path. Follow this and you will find a named Arcane Horror(Medan) and lots of undead.

The Aweirgan Scrolls Third Aspect: (Found before the Third Aspect)

This scroll is located on the left path towards The Dalish Camp in Sundermount. You will come across ruins and the scroll should be next to a wall.

The Hidden Lair for this scroll is located up the hill behind The Dalish Camp towards the Sundermount Passage. There will be some ruins and you will again be ambushed by a named Arcane Horror and some undead.

The Aweirgan Scrolls Second Aspect:

This scroll is located behind a wall at ruins from the Hidden Lair for the Third Aspect Scroll.

The Hidden Lair for this scroll is found by going through the Sundermount Passage, just up the hill past these ruins.The Lair itself is located just past the Graveyard from the Flemeth quest. This is by far the hardest of the Hidden Lairs as it contains two named Revenants (Gifre and Beacon) and a named Undead (Bysmor).

The Aweirgan Scrolls Pride Unbound

After locating all three scrolls and Hidden Lairs you must travel to Darktown (or Anders Clinic) and just outside Anders Clinic there is an opening on the side of a house with a crooked ladder sticking out, this is the last Hidden Lair.(This is the same ladder used during the "Birthright" quest)

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R0KETM4N
03-18-2011, 04:39 PM
I can now confirm that buying ingredients from the Black Emporium does not void the Supplier Achievement. You just need to make sure that you leave 1 left for you to find. To confirm this. I bought the last 3 items in the Emporium (Glitterdust, Elfroot, Lyrium), and I had 1 spindleweed remaining to be found. I found that in Lowtown (Act III), and ding! I got the cheevo. =)

misery
03-18-2011, 05:23 PM
I can now confirm that buying ingredients from the Black Emporium does not void the Supplier Achievement. You just need to make sure that you leave 1 left for you to find. To confirm this. I bought the last 3 items in the Emporium (Glitterdust, Elfroot, Lyrium), and I had 1 spindleweed remaining to be found. I found that in Lowtown (Act III), and ding! I got the cheevo. =)

this is EXACTLY how i got it as well

asdf123
03-18-2011, 09:02 PM
thank god for that i was about to rage over that Black Emporium is the most useless thing ever since you supposedly couldnt buy missed ingredients :)

jwtaylor1980
03-19-2011, 04:23 AM
For Exorcist, if I picked up the books but did not destroy them can I not get the achievement?

JDMBO1
03-19-2011, 04:31 AM
For Exorcist, if I picked up the books but did not destroy them can I not get the achievement?
That is a 100% yes

Ray5555
03-19-2011, 05:07 AM
Being injured DOES NOT effect this achievement.

Oh yes it does, My characters were never knocked out in Act 1 but got injured from traps or enemies and the achievement never popped. But in act two I avoided all injuried and was not knocked out, and the achievement popped. Unless act 1 is glitched I think the achievement requires you not to get injured either.

JDMBO1
03-19-2011, 05:11 AM
Oh yes it does, My characters were never knocked out in Act 1 but got injured from traps or enemies and the achievement never popped. But in act two I avoided all injuried and was not knocked out, and the achievement popped. Unless act 1 is glitched I think the achievement requires you not to get injured either.
Didn't you hear? Unstoppable is bugged:)

blacqout
03-19-2011, 10:27 AM
For Mage Hunter, during the Best Served Cold quest, you need to select the "i'll name names" speech option when talking to Meredith in her office at the very end of the quest.

Asking that Samson be re-instated isn't the Templar decision on that quest.

FSparacino4
03-19-2011, 02:40 PM
Oh yes it does, My characters were never knocked out in Act 1 but got injured from traps or enemies and the achievement never popped. But in act two I avoided all injuried and was not knocked out, and the achievement popped. Unless act 1 is glitched I think the achievement requires you not to get injured either.

I'll state it again. Being injured DOES NOT effect this achievement. I got injured on Act I, but not knocked our and I still got this. It is most likely glitched for sone people like many of the achievements in this game, but being injured voiding the achievement is not intended nor does it void it for the majority.

JDMBO1
03-19-2011, 05:13 PM
As far as I read on your Unstoppable guide I didn't read anything about it being bugged

Maybe you should note that this achievement is bugged.