Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Achievements

Varterral's Fall

Defeated the varterral on Hard or Nightmare difficulty    

The Varterral is at the end of the Dragonbone Wastes. If you’re concerned because of how difficult the Harvester was on Hard, don’t worry. This thing is much, much easier. Again, switch the difficulty to Hard or Nightmare right before you get to the boss fight (it’ll be right after an autosave point before a huge clearing). Have Finn set to heal everyone in your party. You, Dog, and Ariane hammer away at the Varterral. When the Varterral summons Dragons (which will happen two times), have Ariane go after them. Keep hammering away with Dog. The Varterrel is more annoying in some ways than the Harvester because it heals itself and jumps around a lot. Other than that, it’s a cakewalk.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 4 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by bradgardener
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 12:28:11 AM

This one was WAY easier than the difficulty based one in the Golems of Amgarrak. My main character used the volcanic bow you pick up and switched back to double swords when the dragons spawned. Beat it in one try, took about 5 minutes max.

Comment #2 by Minty
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 06:46:05 PM

All my party was level 32 with Level 9 weapons. Took about 2 minutes and had to use a health potion on the dog once. Not tricky on Hard at all.

Comment #3 by Toams07
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:42:11 AM

Like 1 and 2, this one is child's play compared to the Harvester.
I beat him 4 times on Hard and twice on Nightmare. EASY

Comment #4 by TheToiletBrush
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 08:40:14 PM

Dude, this worked awesome. I am not really good at the strategy involved in this game or understand how to work the tactic options, but down he went. No problem, been playing casual up to this point and only level 21.

Comment #5 by kazimierz
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 12:15:22 PM

yes, this guy was very esy i never played on anthiny but casual until the statred a new playthrough and had no problem killing the thing

Comment #6 by Akira1908
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 09:46:54 AM

this enemy isnt hard at all! when i fought Archdemon i have more trouble than here :/

Comment #7 by Brando23
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:44:23 AM

Wow. That was too easy.

Comment #8 by snipercartman
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 04:06:21 PM

Hardest achievement until i read above not hard at all with a level 35 mage

Comment #9 by snipercartman
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 04:08:04 PM

Much easier than Grim Reaper achievement, if anything this achievement is a joke did it on nightmare with a 22 mage, piece of cake

Comment #10 by Apple2Forever
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 12:22:19 AM

Really easy, I normally play on Casual and did this on Hard with a level 22 warrior first time, only one of my party died (which I probably could have avoided with a minor change in tactics). Not looking forward to the Harvester though...

Comment #11 by PrinceOfThralls
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 01:19:32 PM

This was even EASIER THAN the harvester, if thats even possible. Just like with the harvester my whole group died almost instantly, but I beat the shit out of this boss in no time with autohit only. With my lvl 33 warrior on hard. I didn't even use potions. At the harvester I used 10 healing potions at least, but this is easy even on nightmare.

Comment #12 by smcgothboy
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 07:18:15 AM

Don't know if its a glitch or not but this took me 30 seconds to do.. literally as i had finished the awakening DLC and had got the mortar as part of it i found i could use it on the other DLC'S and both nightmare fights were halfed by mortars.

Comment #13 by Spydie74
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 03:07:41 AM

I just 100% with this cheevo. I feel dirty that it was soooooo much easier then Harvester. But, maybe they felt bad for us and made this thing easier since Harvester was a pain.

Comment #14 by hectorg96
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 06:15:03 PM

Sounds hard >_

Comment #15 by Tritium
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:53:53 PM

The 3 Dragons in origins were harder.
[Flemeth The Shapeshifter, High Dragon, Archdemon].

Comment #16 by Guerrand123
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 @ 02:46:54 AM

This was such a relief after the Harvester, took down with lvl 32 without any micro-managing

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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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