Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Achievements


Defeated the dragon guarding the Urn of Sacred Ashes  

Here you go. This is why you don't hit the gong when you get to the Urn. This dragon is damn hard. Get everyone to use fire resistant salves before hitting the gong. Have two warriors with you. Adjust their tactics to be defensive, but still attacking. They're going to take the brunt of the battle. Have either Morrigan or Wynne (or both) with you as a healer. Adjust your healer's tactics so that they're set to Healer. If your character is a Rogue (like mine was on my first time through), play keep away. Get your bow and arrows out. Shoot and move. The dragon is powerful, but stupid. It'll keep going back and forth to the same spots. Keep running between the same couple of spots when the dragon takes off. It'll take a bit of time to get, but once the dragon is beaten, it's oh so sweet. Enjoy the loot it drops too.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Goldspeed
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 07:59:20 AM

If you use Shale to do this, and play on the easiest difficulty, then this match is a breeze as long as you have a good supply of health poultices on hand. This dragon will have a lot of trouble taking Shale down, so it's easy enough.

Another method is to use Morrigan and once all your characters besides her are dead, the dragon will keep switching from high-ground (near the gong) to low ground (in the clearing). Just run to the other section and keep hounding it with long-range magical attacks.

The first method takes around 5-7 minutes.
The second method takes around 10-13 minutes.

Comment #2 by BVC74BVC
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 01:15:00 AM

Ok i beat him with a level 11 rouge female human...My strategy is to equip the following:
Mage's Eye Bow
Studded Leather Gloves, armor, Boots
Iron Ring
If with Golems of armgarock DLC
High regard of House Dace Amulet
With the skills:
Arrow of slaying
Critical Shot
With Rapid Shot mode on
And the stats:
str 14
Dex 50
will 12
magic 11
cun 23
con 10
and maxed arrow skills
Finally abt 10 health poltices
Time 5-10min
Dif fairly easy
My party was Alister Leliana and stenwhich didnt matter o and the Tactics were the default for all characters. Dont heal the 3 let them die then play keep away and with my low health stat i had to heal when i got hit and all together i used abt 8 health pots because i had like 42 and now im at 34 and NO fire balms. I did it on casual because i

Comment #3 by BVC74BVC
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 01:16:33 AM

sorry it cut off just pm me on xbox live BVC74BVC if u need hlp

Comment #4 by storvolleng
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 05:10:57 PM

i did this as a lvl 14 with shale, on easy. got morrigan, and wynne. set
both to healing and shale tanked while i helped tank it sometimes. barely survived
since it killed everyone but me in the end. but got it by drinking lots of pots:P
should work pretty good though

Comment #5 by Techno Flood
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 08:14:37 PM

this was quite easy for me, i used my warrior with Wardens Armour (tier 7) sten in juggernaut Armour and a dragon-bone greatsword then wynn as a spirit healer and lilienana (damn i cant spell) with fire arrows. i think everyone was about
level 20-21. i ended up taking controll of liliana (a lil better?) and using

Comment #6 by FlevoHD
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:36:18 AM

I beat him with my level 13-14 party.
Had two Rogue Archers (me and Leliana), Morrigan as healer/damager and Alistair to fight until he died.
Morrigan kept everyone alive until the Dragon was halfway dead, then Alistair died.
At 3/4 Morrigan died.
I kept switching spots to remain outside the Dragon's reach and me and Leliana killed it.
Used 10 pots

Comment #7 by AetherMaster
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 05:10:25 PM

Did this one yesterday on casual difficulty. I used Shale, Leliana, and Wynne. It was a joke, personally. No one fell in battle.

Comment #8 by jamie1000013
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 01:43:29 PM

does this enemy scale up compared to your level? So he would be harder to kill if you were level 20 compared to say 10.

Comment #9 by Tritium
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 07:23:17 PM

This was easy.
I only took warriors so I could get the special animation [Alistair did some air acrobatics to kill it].
Just take Wynne and spam healing spells if your having trouble.

Comment #10 by Slick Thrasher
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 04:39:13 PM

headstrong no work

Comment #11 by The Fallen Aeon
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 07:09:28 AM

how long does this game take to complete???

Comment #12 by Zaxean
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 06:34:29 PM

@11 The whole game? It depends on how indepth you are going to play it. You can breeze through the main plot line on easy in maybe 8 hours of playtime. But to get the full experience on one playthrough is more like 25-30 hours and to get all the achievements is more like 60+ hours. It's a long game, but well worth it. There's a reason it was named 2009 Game of the Year

Comment #13 by bangaz5
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 02:52:29 AM

I got 31 achievements on my first playthrough at it was about 50hours.

Comment #14 by D Dingers
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 05:36:28 PM

Such a long game, long way to go them especially with the downloads!

Comment #15 by twinsrock64
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 06:34:28 PM

The first time I tried this i got OWNED

Comment #16 by puffyose
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 08:41:42 PM

Its good to be a archer or mage and have everyone else a close combat so they can keep the dragon distracted and switch to them to heal them when they get low on health

Comment #17 by TheYakov2020
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 08:37:36 AM

There is a very useful glitch and I think its works but it worth a shot:

Watch the video also I think it only took him maybe 5 min, maybe less.
If this video don't work try this one:

Hope I helped you guys!

Comment #18 by Strahd Z
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 12:04:25 PM

There is a problem checking this off on the checklist. It updates your achievements and points but stays on the list and lets you add it one more time screwing up the totals and it nevers gets checked off this list. :(

Comment #19 by Travis2310
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 06:58:34 PM

If we moved on and completed other missions, can you go back and fight the dragon? Thanks

Comment #20 by Schmidtkt1
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 11:29:55 AM

#19 Yes, you can.

Comment #21 by Cubecake
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 04:38:30 AM

Easiest way (at least for me) actually is using Morrigan and another mage while
aiming away of the dragon, so it can't hit you. Should be apple pie this way.
Of coure, health potions are never bad advices. ;3

Comment #22 by GR33D910
Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 09:27:47 AM

I've done this a few times best way to kill the dragon in my book is use shale and Alistair as your tanks "my guy was a Mage human" I mainly had primal skills and was a spirit healer with alot of poultices use moreigan for offense while I was on defense from distance worked well used all my politics though use a bunch of frost spells cone of cold is best and if possible two blizzard spell on the dragons favorite spots

Comment #23 by gavintron4
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 @ 06:39:58 AM

This achievement was so easy for me. what happened was on nightmare difficulty, my first try at like with my best character morrigan at level 12, after a super failed frontal assault I found an area at a rock where the dragon couldn't hit me and just kept flying around it and landing, but never hit me. morrigan was my only character and after 15bminutes of hitting it with only the first ability on the frost skill line, I killed it. me and my friend were laughing so hard at how easily I did it when I just tried it to fuck around and show my friend how hard that dragon was supposed to be to kill.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 03, 2009
Europe November 06, 2009

HDD Space Required : 6.44 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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