Map of the Area

The Bloody Plains is a random encounter in Dragon Age: Origins. The party is ambushed by a group of darkspawn who have laid traps around the area.

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.

Special objects Edit

Strategy Edit

  • As the area is covered with traps, it is suggested you give the hold command to your party and let the Hurlock Alpha come to you, while using ranged attacks on the other enemies, starting with the Hurlock Emissary.

Solo strategy Edit

This very common random encounter is actually one of the toughest fights for a solo character. Small area with no cover, many traps, a mage, two Talent-Berserk icon Berserk-capable archers, two Talent-Berserk icon Berserk-capable W&S warriors, and a 2H lieutenant that can literally one-hit an unarmored character if he doesn't miss.

That said, it can be done by a solo Classico ranger Ranger with just The Sorrows of Arlathan The Sorrows of ArlathanThe Sorrows of Arlathan
Dragonthorn (Tier 7)
Requires: 34 dexterity

Damage: 9.60
Critical chance: 1.60%
Armor penetration: 8.80
Strength modifier: 1.00
+3 damage
Rapid aim (-1.0s)
+6% ranged critical chance
+3 armor penetration
and Ico armor robe Senior Enchanter's RobesSenior Enchanter's Robes
Robes such as these are worn by the senior enchanters of the Circle of Magi.

+2 willpower
+2 magic
+6 defense
. Talents required: Talent arch arrowofslaying Arrow of Slaying, Talent-SummonSpider icon Summon Spider, Talent arch defensivefire Defensive Fire, Talent arch masterarcher Master Archer, Talent-MasterRanger icon Master Ranger.

More details regarding the strategy here.

See also Edit

Ico Area Map Desolate Highway
Ico Area Map The Low Road
Ico Area Map Treacherous Path