Map-Desolate Highway

Map of the area

The Desolate Highway is one of the random encounters in Dragon Age: Origins. The Warden and his or her party are assailed by a pack of wolves.

Enemies Edit

8 x Wolves (Beast, Normal)

Strategy Edit

This encounter can be difficult early in the game. The Hold command can be used to prevent your party triggering the many traps in the area. Focus party fire on a single target, and use crowd control talents and abilities such as Mind Blast and Dread Howl.

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

  • 2 x sign (one warns of wolves that frequent the area; the other warns of the traps that have been placed for them).
  • 10 x Flimsy Leghold Trap (30 XP each).

See also Edit

Ico Area Map Bloody Plains
Ico Area Map The Low Road
Ico Area Map Treacherous Path