Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 Achievements

Mage Hunter

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. [OR] Templar - Send Feynriel to the Circle.
  2. Act of Mercy: Mage - When speaking with Grace, agree to kill Thrask. [OR] Templar - Refuse to help Grace.
  3. Enemies Among Us: Mage - Let Keran stay in the Templars. [OR] 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.

  1. * Night Terrors: Mage - Encourage Feynriel to control his abilities. [OR] Templar - Turn Feynriel Tranquil.

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.

  1. 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 dialog options: Mage - "Orsino is right". [OR] Templar - "Meredith is right".
  2. On the Loose: When speaking to Emile in the Hanged Man Inn: Mage - "I could let you go". [OR] Templar - "Turn yourself in".
  3. Best Served Cold: Mage - Select "Kill them all" when speaking with Cullen. [OR] Templar - Select "Give Samson another chance".
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User Comments
Comment #1 by Baujin
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 11:22:54 PM



Wayward Son: Send Feynriel to the Circle
Act of Mercy: Send mages to the Circle
Enemies Among Us: Condemn Keran

Night Terrors: Feynriel is made Tranquil

Showdown: Side with Meredith
On the Loose: Send Emile back to the Circle

Comment #2 by MR CHEWYNumNums
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 11:29:19 PM

Not the only way to get it, you can actually get BOTH the Mage and Templar achievement in a single playthrough.

Comment #3 by williechuck
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 01:02:05 AM

How can it be done in one playthrough?

Comment #4 by bbogos01
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 09:39:47 AM

Hey williechuck or anyone else interested in getting both of these achievements, go to the Arcane Defender achievement posts and look at comment#15. I laid out how you can both in one playthrough.

Comment #5 by Opiate42
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:35:10 AM

Wow, am doing this on my second playthrough with an asshole rogue going for rivalry points ... I feel so dirty.

Comment #6 by Silence
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 12:19:11 PM

@5 Same here, i'm on my second playthrough with a rogue and he's an asshole. I'm trying to get rivalry and side with the templars. I feel like an ass.

Comment #7 by PIRANHAWOLF
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 05:13:31 PM

rogues are the best im an asshole warrior for this achievement. its my last one not including dlc, which i only have one left for also {friend or rival with sebastian)

Comment #8 by xXiMiXx
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 12:00:37 PM

Just thought a reference to this forum post would be rather helpful here...

Comment #9 by Shinkou79
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 05:05:21 AM

Thanks for this. I'm on my 3rd playthrough and I know this is going to be the worst.

Comment #10 by SLRU
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 04:28:44 PM

For the Act of Mercy, there are three possible choices,
it's not just "this" or "that", kill Trask is the obvious one,
but what about the other two, you can refuse to kill Trask
but deceive the templars, you can refuse to kill Trask and give
up the mages, so the guide needs to be clearer about that

Comment #11 by SLRU
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 06:28:43 PM

In reference to #10, if anyone cares, you have to give up
the mages for the templar option - just refusing to kill
Thrask is not enough.

Comment #12 by Dark Umbra
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 08:58:50 PM

Just a heads up to anyone looking to get this achievement: do not choose "neither of you are right" during the showdown at the beginning of act 3, or else you will get really fucked over.

Comment #13 by Akira1908
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 05:48:54 PM

when im sided with templar i feel like asshole -_-

Comment #14 by tcromer
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 01:24:25 PM

are you kidding me? I just finished my 2nd playthrough (granted, not doing many sidequests but still) and sided with the templars every last chance I had, yet I still didn't get this!

Comment #15 by SudnDeath
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:13:13 PM

same here. i sided with them on last 5 listed items in guide and nothing.

Comment #16 by Akira1908
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 05:31:24 PM

for me it pop up when talking to meredth and orsino in the beginning of act 3.

Comment #17 by TJSosa
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 05:52:55 AM

One I have not seen mentioned is at the very end of actII right before you go into
the keep Meredith and Orsino get into it about who will lead the attack on the
Qunari. Just make sure to say Meredith will lead and not yourself(or Orsino
obviously). This will lead into another choice of Meredith over Orsino.This
combined with Post #1 and you should be good.

Comment #18 by DeFFeR
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 01:01:51 AM

I've got a question... in the guide - Act I - third listed above... why would keeping Keran in the Templars be a mage decision and expelling him be a Templar decision? A little confused I guess.

Comment #19 by The Sonic Freak
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 07:25:51 PM

To #18, its cuz the templar believed keran was possibly posessed so to kill/expel him would be Templarish cuz they dont wanna take any chances with anyone getting possessed.

Comment #20 by hollowironice
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 11:58:01 PM

this just pissed me off. I just finished my second play through and didnt read the achievement correctly. For some reason I thought it was to side with meredith 5 times so i just screwed that play thru up... oh well looks like now ill be a warrior

Comment #21 by Mean M
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 03:35:03 PM

For act 1 missions does it have to be 2 of one and 1 of the other or can it be all three with one side?

Comment #22 by MuRK v
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 05:51:53 PM

damn this is going to be tricky im on my 2nd play through 1st was rouge 2nd is warrior but i neva liked the templars i cant do this achivement if im a mage can i?? i have just about completed my second playthrough i have 8 achivements to go then i have them all including dlc

Comment #23 by ll Dem3nted ll
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 10:03:09 PM

What if I killed Feynriel? Does this void the achievement?

Comment #24 by Ameno
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:04:57 PM

Mage - When speaking with Grace, agree to kill Thrask

Okay I took that advice from the achievement guide. When I went outside the cave Grace ended up leaving but I did not kill Thrask I killed some other Templars. I know this game is a year old but can anyone tell me if I did indeed side with the mages. This is pretty unclear. I am assuming since Grace left on her own I technically sided with the mages.

Comment #25 by cmaprice
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 03:09:04 PM

Apparently I'm not much of a Templar fan. This is my final achievement to gain. Heh.

Comment #26 by shadowr4ven
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 06:43:08 PM

is it always one side or the other? I feel like I didn't do either on the Wayward Son or Act of Mercy. Wayward I told him to do whatever he wanted and Act of Mercy I had Varric fool the Templars.

Comment #27 by PhoenixKurogane
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 02:23:27 AM

These achievements are ridiculous. They need to specify more on the options of choosing to side with either mages/templars. Like "Act of Mercy", to choose the side of the templars, you need to not just refuse Grace but give up the mages too. Wish I had known that sooner rather than later. Thanks guide!

Comment #28 by JeffMomm
Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 10:12:58 AM

For what it's worth, my Mage Hunter achievement didn't pop when I spoke to Cullen in Best Served Cold. I had to go complete the quest with Meredith and then it popped. I thought I had chosen poorly on one of the quests earlier, and I almost rage quit, but decided to see the quest through and it paid off. :-)

Comment #29 by Invetro Pow II
Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 11:03:44 PM

This achievement is BS. I kept Keran in the Templars, tranquilized Feynriel, sided with Meredith, sent Emile to the Circle and gave Samson a second chance. Eff this game.

Comment #30 by John Mollite
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 03:32:32 AM

I was about to do the same thing until i read your comment. Thanks for the info!
If you follow the strategy to get both on a sigle playtrough the achievement won't pop until you speak to Meredith to end the quest "Best Served Cold".
Just to be on the safe side i agreed with Samson that the mages need to be dealt with, and when Samson returns with Cullen and the Templar reinforcements i chose: "He's one of Grace's" followed with "Give Samson another chance", after talking to Meredith the quest is considered finished and the achievement pops.

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Electronic Arts


US March 08, 2011
Europe March 11, 2011

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