Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Achievements

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The ultimate sacrifice was made in defense of Ferelden    

Note: If you go this route, then Morrigan will leave your party.

After "The Landsmeet" ends, travel to Redcliffe. You will find out what the fate of the Grey Wardens is. Morrigan will offer you the chance of going through a dark ritual the night before the battle. Refuse her. Then complete "The Final Battle". There's nothing special to "The Final Battle" other than surviving waves upon waves of Darkspawn.

Once you make your way to the top of Fort Drakon, the fun begins. This isn't quite the same as your other encounters with dragons. The Archdemon is much, much tougher. Plus, you'll have to deal with a few waves of Darkspawn that run out of the Fort. Call in support troops (see Defender for more details) to help out. There are also several balistas around the roof. Get behind one, push to rotate it so it's aimed at the Archdemon and fire away.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by bassius
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 09:19:32 AM

Not sure why but I got both this and the A Dark Promise achievement in one playthrough.

I had cleared my hard drive cache and disconnected from xbox live in order to try to get the blight queller achievement which didn't seem to be working. Got what I was after, finished the game and lived. Reconnected to xbox live and when it updated, this achievement popped.

Comment #2 by Poirot
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 06:49:27 AM

The achievement popped for me yesterday, for no reason too. I loaded a save with which I didn't play since March 2010. This was an auto-save just after the end of the game, I did the Dark Ritual in this playthrough.

Comment #3 by vapor88
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 03:41:34 AM

Same happened to me. Hadn't played in over a year. Loaded an old save and it popped as well.

Comment #4 by masterkajo
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 06:19:03 AM

Same as #2. Did the Dark Ritual and then loaded the auto-save (Epilogue) and "Ding!" Achievenent unlocked. Still have to do all 3 other endings anyway for "Perfectionist".

Comment #5 by BadRasta NL
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 04:07:54 AM

What happens after Ultimate Sacrifice? You character dies and End Game?
Or is your character still playable somehow after it? Or can you ress him?

Comment #6 by Bradz90
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 05:35:26 PM

After sacrificing yourself the game ends similar to the other endings apart from instead of you talking to everyone in the throne room, what they do after origins is just explained like morrigans fate.

Comment #7 by SuggarDaddy5324
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 07:35:14 AM


Comment #8 by AgentFrodyBanks
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 01:06:53 PM

If you got funky with Alistair, you probably do NOT want to bring him on your final run on the Arch Demon (i.e. leave him behind at the gates of Denerim). He's pretty dead set on you living and him dying... I couldn't find anything to say to him to let me do the sacrifice.

Comment #9 by octo7
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 04:44:13 PM

This achievement popped for me today even though I let Morrigan do the ritual. After I reloaded the game for the purpose of finishing off the dlc, it popped.

Comment #10 by Apple2Forever
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 12:36:21 AM

#9 - same thing happened for me as well. So in that case does the game think you've done that ending for the purposes of "Perfectionist"?

Comment #11 by HoboManJones
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 03:04:21 PM

I got sour news for you jack, just get to the witch's hunt dlc, hopefully after you played through all the other dlcs, b/c she will say he you didn't knock me up if you did. Even though I did, but I got this achievement for free only to find out I needed to replay from near the end of the game on.

Comment #12 by muzkur
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 09:06:31 AM

I died to Archdemon but didn't unlocked that. Why?
Player was a Girl, Alisteir by my side. Romance with Alisteir.

Comment #13 by PantyxSlayer44
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 02:00:37 AM

I have been renting this from GFly for month and finished today with the Dark Ritual Ending. I got back to the title screen, reloaded the autosave and ding, got this one too.

Comment #14 by WolfmanStarrk
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 01:27:20 AM

I got this one as well for loading the Auto-Save after beating the last boss. Not complaining or nothing, I just find it rather amusing xD

Comment #15 by chops ro
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 01:51:38 PM

i got this achievement for no reason too after loading the last save.could be a bug.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 03, 2009
Europe November 06, 2009

Price: $14.99USD
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