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For the item in Dragon Age: Origins, see Deathroot (Origins).


Deathroot is a crafting resource in Dragon Age II.

Acquisition Edit

  • Act 1:
    • 1 in Darktown, on the south end of the map near the door to the sewers
    • 1 in the Disused Passage, in the second rectangular room (the one without the flame trap)
    • 1 in the Darktown Sanctuary during Enemies Among Us, on the right past the first group of shades
  • Act 2:
    • 1 in Darktown, next to the stairs in the pit before Anders' clinic
    • 1 at The Bone Pit, on the right near the entrance
  • Act 3:
    • 1 in Darktown, on the south end past the giant wheel

Background Edit

Deathroot has been used in magic and potion making for centuries. It's a fragile-looking plant with a thin stalk and purple flowers, which fruits once a year developing bright red fleshy pods that cause disorientation and dizziness if ingested.

There are two varieties. The more common Arcanist Deathroot was first found by Archon Hadrianus when he discovered it growing on several dead slaves. The other, Lunatic's Deathroot, is most closely associated with the story of the courtesan Melusine, who sought revenge on a powerful magister and his family. She harvested the plant, baked it into small pies for the magister's banquet, and presented them to the magister at a banquet. All the guests were seized by terrifying hallucinations after eating the pies and tore each other to pieces.

—An excerpt from The Botanical Compendium, by Ines Arancia, botanist
—From Codex entry: Deathroot

See also Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Deathroot

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