Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 Achievements

I Got Your Back

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 toward this achievement because they only have one armor upgrade.

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Comment #1 by spiral_fishcake
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:22:17 AM

You can buy armor upgrades from various armor vendors. I found two in Lowtown, one for aveline and one for varric, plus the one for bethany/carver which you get for completing the quest Ancestral Home.

Comment #2 by JohnVIII32
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 03:32:22 PM

There are four upgrades per person (except Bethany/Carver). To get this one you have to get all of them for at least one party member. There are items in specific acts that need to be purchased/quested. @1, those are all the ones available in act 1.

Comment #3 by spiral_fishcake
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 10:42:35 AM


Also, it seems that in act 1, there is one armor upgrade available for each character. In Act 2, there are two more upgrades available for each character, one can be purchased from a vendor, the other can be usually (but not always) be obtained while doing that character's personal quest.

Comment #4 by spiral_fishcake
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 10:50:55 AM

In act three, Varric's fourth upgrade can be found in a chest during the side quest Finding Nathaniel. Completing the quest Justice will give you one for Anders (I think I missed one of his earlier in the game, so I can't confirm it is his fourth).

Comment #5 by RaistlinRahl
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 11:55:10 AM

How do you fully upgrade Fenris's armor?

Comment #6 by Eli M
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 02:45:01 PM

so how do you "obtain" the upgrades
during the quests?, ive only seen them at vendors

Comment #7 by IDiivil
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 07:25:44 PM

Here is the list of armor upgrades and where to find them:

- Anders:
Act 2: Armor Suits (Lirene's Ferelden Imports, Lowtown)
Act 2: Lyrium Weave (Mage Goods, Gallows Courtyard)
Act 2: Spirit Essence (Dissent)
Act 3: Sigil of the Mage Underground (Best Served Cold)

- Aveline:
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)

- Bethany and Carver:

Comment #8 by IDiivil
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 07:27:15 PM


- Bethany and Carver:
Act 1: Carver: Fereldan Girded Plating (Birthright)
Act 1: Bethany: Heirloom Amell Protective Sigils (Birthright)

- Fenris:
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)

- Isabela:
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 o

Comment #9 by IDiivil
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 07:30:39 PM


Act 3: Boiled Leather Plates (A Murder of Crows)

- Merrill:
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)

- Sebastian:
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)

- Varric:
Act 1: Inscribed Leather Harness

Comment #10 by IDiivil
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 07:31:53 PM


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)

Comment #11 by Grimmjowpawn
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 08:41:11 PM

@7-10 - Thanx Diivil, big help :)

Comment #12 by mei
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 01:15:41 PM

does the armor disappear if you don't have the character with you when you buy it?

Comment #13 by darkRkngl
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 10:57:38 PM

@12 no it goes to them just as if they were with you.

Comment #14 by username94
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 03:35:22 PM

thanks for the help

Comment #15 by BigStu4q
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 09:03:25 AM

trying to get this to pop with avelines armour upgrades, but i've spent hours just walking around ingame waiting for 'favour and fault' to activate. i have one piece of 'on the loose' main quest to complete but if i remeber rightly as soon as i do that the gallows become inaccessable except for final quest. anyone got any ideas?

Comment #16 by Slowhunt
Saturday, January 04, 2014 @ 09:34:11 PM

I purchased the inscribed leather harness for varric - he wasn't in my party at the time - when I did put him back in my party this armour piece was not to be found. I went back to the same merchant to possibly rebuy but not there either. Any ideas?

Comment #17 by AlaricSaltzman
Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 07:56:13 AM

16 - It should already be on him. It's auto-applied.

Comment #18 by bowwow
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 01:39:07 PM

Does it mean, if I missed an upgrade for some character in Act 1 I will not be able to upgrade it fully later on?

Comment #19 by Daermod
Friday, August 01, 2014 @ 08:01:55 PM

thanks Diivil

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US March 08, 2011
Europe March 11, 2011

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