Warden, your dog is lecturing me again.

Ariane is a Dalish elven warrior and one of three companions for the Warden-Commander in the Witch Hunt DLC for Dragon Age: Origins.

Background Edit

Ariane is a gifted Dalish warrior, and her clan's best hunter. When an ancient artifact belonging to the clan's Keeper, Solan, is stolen, one with a history tied to the very roots of the elven people, Ariane is charged with the task of reclaiming it. She is determined to carry out her solemn duty, and when her task turns out to intersect with the Warden-Commander's quest to find Morrigan she realizes that there may be far more to the artifact's disappearance than simple theft.

Involvement Edit

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“"Do not follow me," I said, and slipped into the shadows.” — Morrigan
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Ariane is first encountered at Flemeth's empty hut in the Korcari Wilds. She reveals she was sent there by her Keeper to locate Asha'bellanar. Ariane was hoping to secure her aid in locating her daughter, Morrigan, who had stolen an ancient text related to the Eluvians which Ariane's clan had guarded since the days of Arlathan. Ariane suggests visiting the Circle of Magi for further information since the text was reclaimed from the Circle by an Elf who later joined the Dalish. While researching the Eluvian, the duo are joined by Finn, a Circle Mage.

Ariane also offers her blood for the spell to locate the Lights of Arlathan since only pure Dalish blood would work. If the Warden-Commander is also Dalish, their blood won't work because it bear The Taint. If a save from Dragon Age: Origins was imported, Ariane will also inquire about the ring Morrigan gifted to The Warden and the precise nature of their relationship.

Although she initially threatens Dog on her first encounter with the Warden, Ariane becomes quite friendly with the mabari and claims she is able to understand Dog's barking.

After arriving at The Nest, Ariane asks the Warden-Commander to ask Morrigan about the book before waiting behind with Finn. If Morrigan is allowed to leave but is not followed she will confirm that the Dalish book has been left at her nearby campfire. Ariane retrieves the text before leaving.
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“Whatever we were before, we are now the Inquisition.” — The Inquisitor
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After accomplishing their mission, Ariane continued to travel with Finn. Eventually some mercenaries hired by Finn's father tracked them down but were driven off.

Finn later returned to his parents' house to explain himself and say goodbye, bringing Ariane along for the visit. She managed to sample every item in the house pantry.[1]

Initial statistics Edit

Skills Edit

Skl ico combat4 Master Combat Training   Skl ico tactics 4 Master Combat Tactics

  • Although she doesn't meet the requirements (Cunning has to be 16, but is 10) her initial Combat Tactics are on master level.

Talents Edit

Champion Talent-WarCry icon War Cry
Warrior Powerful Talent-Powerful icon PowerfulTalent-Threaten icon ThreatenTalent-Bravery icon Bravery
Precise Striking Talent-PreciseStriking icon Precise StrikingTalent-Taunt icon TauntTalent-Disengage icon Disengage
Second Wind Talent second wind icon Second Wind
Dual Weapon Dual-Weapon Training Talent dw dwtraining Dual-Weapon TrainingTalent dw finesse Dual-Weapon FinesseTalent dw expert Dual-Weapon ExpertTalent dw mastery Dual-Weapon Mastery
Dual Striking Talent dw dualstriking Dual StrikingTalent dw riposte RiposteTalent dw cripple CrippleTalent dw punisher Punisher
Dual-Weapon Sweep Talent dw sweep Dual-Weapon SweepTalent dw flurry FlurryTalent dw momentum MomentumTalent dw whirlwind Whirlwind
Twin Strikes Talent twin strikes icon Twin StrikesTalent find vitals icon Find Vitals

Equipment Edit

Weapons Ico longsword Girl's Best FriendGirl's Best Friend
White Steel (Tier 8)

Damage: 11.90
Critical chance: 3.40%
Armor penetration: 4.50
Strength modifier: 1.00
+2 armor penetration
+6 attack
+4 nature damage
Ico longsword Rain of PetalsRain of Petals
White Steel (Tier 8)

Damage: 11.90
Critical chance: 3.40%
Armor penetration: 4.50
Strength modifier: 1.00
+3 strength
+3 damage
Messy kills
Ico longbow Modified Dalish LongbowModified Dalish Longbow
Ancestral Heartwood (Tier 9)

Damage: 10.80
Critical chance: 1.80%
Armor penetration: 11.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+2 dexterity
+10% ranged critical chance
+15 critical/backstab damage
Armor Ico helm med Helm of the ArlathvennHelm of the Arlathvenn
Medium helmet
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)

Armor: 3.00
Fatigue: 2.63%
+5% to healing effects received
+5% chance to dodge attacks
+1 stamina regeneration in combat
Ico gloves med Gauntlets of the True PathGauntlets of the True Path
Medium gloves
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)

Armor: 2.25
Fatigue: 2.19%
+3 willpower
+2 armor
+6 attack
+10 critical/backstab damage
Ico armor med Ariane's Dalish ChainAriane's Dalish Chain
Medium chestpiece
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)

Armor: 12.75
Fatigue: 12.25%
+9 defense
+10 armor
Chance to avoid missile attacks
Ico boots med Ariane's Favorite BootsAriane's Favorite Boots
Medium boots
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)

Armor: 3.00
Fatigue: 2.63%
+3 strength
+3 dexterity
+25 stamina
Accessories Ico belt Ariane's Bearskin BeltAriane's Bearskin Belt
Ariane made this belt from the hide of the first bear she killed.

+4 dexterity
+10 mental resistance
+10 physical resistance
Ico amulet Amulet of ProtectionAmulet of Protection
This amulet bears the symbol of Mythal, elven goddess of protection and justice. Ariane's mother refused to let her leave on her search for Morrigan without it.

+3 willpower
+15% spirit resistance
Ico ring The Keeper's RingThe Keeper's Ring
Solan gave this ring to Ariane before she left. It is enchanted for Ariane's benefit.

+3 dexterity
+10% nature resistance
Ico ring Band of GoldBand of Gold
There is an engraving on this ring. Ariane refuses to let you see it.

+2 constitution
+1 health regeneration in combat
  • All Ariane's initial gear is restricted to her.
  • There are no rune slots in any of her weapons or armor. xbox360Icon xbox360 It is extremely difficult to get them to appear, but it can be done.

Quotes Edit

  • "As a girl, I broke the fingers of those that poked me needlessly. Just saying."
  • "Yes, I'm sure we can chat later." (even when you can't)
  • "I have a good feeling about this."
  • "Come on--no time to waste."
  • (When fighting the ancient Elven guardians) "I wish we could talk to these guardians instead of having to slay them."
  • (When Dog activates Mabari dominance) "Perhaps your dog would like some privacy?"

Combat comments Edit

During a fight:

  • Immediately.
  • Ha!
  • There!
  • Do not let up!
  • Victory is mine!
  • I will defeat you!
  • Out of the way!
  • Stand your ground!
  • Face me!
  • Do your worst!
  • Direct me!

After a fight:

  • Victory!

Dialogue Edit

  • Finn: Ariane... does your name mean anything in elven?
  • Ariane: Blessed Creators! Why does everyone ask that of people from other cultures?
  • Finn: Er... I didn't mean--

Trivia Edit

  • Ariane has a great fondness for 'shemlen' pickles.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 92