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Friendship Edit

Friendship with Fenris can generally be earned by siding against any mages, not coddling him when he speaks of his problems but understanding them, being ruthless to slavers and being kind to the innocents- particularly elves and slaves- in the game.

Act 1Edit

  • Act of Mercy: Refuse to help Grace and the others escape the Circle by murdering Ser Thrask. Friendship small (+5)
  • Act of Mercy: Return the mages to the Circle upon exiting the cave Friendship small (+15)
  • An Errant Letter: Telling Ser Thrask, "Pay me or I'll expose you." Friendship small (+10)
  • Bait and Switch: At the end of the quest, a non-mage Hawke says, "I'm well aware." (only available to a non-mage Hawke who brought a mage along during the second half of this quest.) Friendship small (+10)
  • Bait and Switch: At the end of the quest, Hawke investigates and says, "Why is Danarius after you?" and then chooses the diplomatic options. Friendship small (+5)
    • Note: If Hawke is a mage, there is no way to avoid rivalry gain at the end of this quest. However, if "Survival." was chosen in response to Fenris's first question, the final rivalry score will only be Rivalry small (+5), which is the lowest it can be.
  • Enemies Among Us: When talking to Cullen upon returning to the Gallows (after completing the quest), choose: "I support the Templars." Friendship small (+5)
  • Fenris Recruited: If Hawke uses the following dialogue options:
    • "I've thought about it." or "Lothering is gone."
    • Next three options have no effect.
    • Investigate > "How long since you escaped?" > "You've been alone?" > "Are you sure?" > "Good plan."
    • "You could make a home here." Friendship small (+20)
  • Fenris Recruited: Alternatively, if Hawke follows the steps shown above but ignores the Investigate conversation options, instead skipping right to "You could make a home here." Friendship small (+10)
  • The Gallows: If Fenris is in the party when Hawke returns to the Gallows for the first time and says, "The Circle is necessary." Friendship small (+5)
  • Long Way Home: When Merrill opens the barrier with blood magic, Hawke says, "The demon, you mean." Friendship small (+10)
  • Long Way Home: At the end of the quest, Merrill asks Hawke if he/she will visit soon and Hawke says, "I don't think so." Friendship small (+5)
  • Tranquility: When Hawke meets Anders for the first time:
    • Investigate > "Help him escape the circle?"
    • "That's a little controversial." for Friendship small (+5) or "Mages must be contained." for Friendship small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: When Hawke obtains the quest from Ser Thrask and says, "Feynriel is a menace." Friendship small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Hawke defers to Fenris when dealing with Danzig and then kills him afterwards. Friendship small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Hawke kills the slaver holding Feynriel hostage or defers to Varric and then kills the slaver anyway. Friendship small (+10)
    • Note: No approval points are awarded here if Hawke says, "I don't need to step."
  • Wayward Son: Hawke tells Feynriel to go to the Circle Friendship small (+10)

Act 2Edit

  • Mirror Image: Hawke refuses to give Merrill the arulin'holm Friendship small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: Hawke responds to the slaver demanding Fenris be turned over, "He's not a slave!" Friendship small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: To Fenris's request to go after Hadriana immediately, Hawke says, "We go after them." Friendship small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: When talking to Orana, Hawke says, "I'm sorry." Friendship small (+10)
  • A Bitter Pill: Hawke offers Orana work and says, "I will pay her." when confronted by Fenris. Friendship small (+15)
  • A Bitter Pill: Hawke defers to Fenris when dealing with Hadriana Friendship small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: Hawke says to Fenris after dealing with Hadriana in the last dialogue option (Comfort) "I'm sorry, Fenris" (on the Friendship path) Friendship small (+10)
  • The Book of Shartan: Give the gift to Fenris (on the Friendship path) Friendship small (+15)
  • Demands of The Qun: Hawke agrees to one-on-one combat at Fenris's suggestion (only available if Isabela does not return) Friendship small (+10)
  • Dissent: Hawke stops Anders from killing Ella Friendship small (+5)
  • Dissent: Hawke tells Ella to return to the Circle Friendship small (+10)
  • Night Terrors: Hawke rejects Torpor's offer Friendship small (+10)
  • Speak to Fenris:
    • "It could be." (Flirt) Friendship small (+5) (if Friendship exists)
    • "You're my friend." Friendship small (+10) (Confirmed) (if Friendship exists)
    • "I can help you." Friendship small (+5)

First dialogue options:

    • "I was worried about you." (Flirt)Friendship small (+5)
    • "That's what I'm here for." (Witty) Friendship small (+5)
    • "I understand." (Diplomatic) Friendship small (+10)

Second dialogue options:

    • "She deserved to die." Friendship small (+5)
    • "You wanted to?" Friendship small (+5)
    • "You gave your word." Friendship small (+5)

Third dialogue options:

    • "It's not a burden." Friendship small (+5)
    • "You should go." Friendship small (+5)

Act 3Edit

  • Alone: In the first dialogue choice, pick either the Diplomatic or Witty option and then agree at the first opportunity to go with him to meet Varania at the Hanged Man Friendship small (+5)
  • Alone: Tell Danarius "He is no one's slave" Friendship small (+10)
  • Alone: Choose the Companion dialogue option after defeating Danarius for Fenris to decide what to do with Varania (he kills her) Friendship small (+10)
  • A New Path: Tell Keeper Marethari "Talk some sense into Merrill." Friendship small (+5)
  • A New Path: Tell Merrill "You weren't listening." Friendship small (+5)
  • Blade of Mercy (quest): Give the sword to Fenris (on the Friendship path) Friendship small (+15)
  • Blade of Mercy (quest): Hawke keeps the sword (on the Friendship path) Friendship small (+10)
  • Gamlen's Greatest Treasure: Hawke encourages Charade to meet Gamlen Friendship small (+10)
  • Speak to Fenris: If every "good" option is chosen (if Friendship exists) Friendship small (+5)

Legacy DLC

Rivalry Edit

Rivalry with Fenris can generally be earned by siding with any mages in the game, or by dealing with slavers.

Act 1Edit

  • Act of Mercy: Telling Grace that you will distract the templars or that you will kill Thrask Rivalry small (+5);
  • Act of Mercy: Lying to the Templars Rivalry small (+5).
  • Bait and Switch: Upon completion of the quest, if Hawke is a mage, Fenris will question your motives when you recruit him. "Seeking power" will earn Rivalry small (+25); "Survival" and "Find Out" yield Rivalry small (+10); nothing earns Rivalry small (+15); asking if it will be a problem earns Rivalry small (+20). Non-Mage Hawke, choosing "That's not your concern" or defending the mage in party earns Rivalry small (+5)
  • The Deep Roads Expedition: Hawke accepts the demon's offer Rivalry small (+5)
  • Enemies Among Us: Recommending that Keran keep his job as templar Rivalry small (+5).
  • An Errant Letter: Hawke keeps Ser Thrask's secret Rivalry small (+10)
  • Long Way Home: When Merrill opens the barrier with blood magic Hawke says, "It did help us." Rivalry small (+10)
  • Long Way Home: At the end, assuring Merrill that you will visit soon Rivalry small (+5).
  • Tranquility: When speaking with Anders for the first time, choosing to investigate and selecting the "Help him escape the Circle?" option, answer "The mages need their freedom" Rivalry small (+10). If playing as a mage, choosing "I help all my fellow mages" Rivalry small (+10).
  • Wayward Son: Stating that you wish to help Feynriel when accepting the quest from Ser Thrask in the Gallows Rivalry small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Let Fenris get information out of Danzig and then spare him Rivalry small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Defer to Varric when dealing with the slaver holding Feynriel hostage and then doesn't kill him afterwards Rivalry small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Tell the slaver holding Feynriel hostage that you can work something out Rivalry small (+10)
  • Wayward Son: Allow Feynriel to go to the Dalish Rivalry small (+10)
  • Gallows: With Fenris in the party: Earn points depending on your answer. For the most, pick: "It's wrong to oppress mages." Rivalry small (+15). For the least, pick: "The Circle doesn't work." Rivalry small (+5)
  • During personal conversations at his mansion, Fenris rewards pitying phrases like "I'm sorry" with Rivalry small (+5), and harsh remarks like "Get over it" with Rivalry small (+10).

Act 2Edit

  • Gallows: Same as for Act 1 (if you have not already done it).
  • A Bitter Pill: During the first ambush, offer to make a deal Rivalry small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: When talking to Orana, offer to have her work for you and then suggest you'll make her a slave Rivalry small (+15)
  • A Bitter Pill: After the ambush, avoid going to the caves. Slavers will eventually ambush you in the city. Tell Fenris to "Watch his tone" Rivalry small (+15)
  • A Bitter Pill: After killing Hadriana, comment that not all mages are like what he says Rivalry small (+5)
  • A Bitter Pill: When you arrive at your estate, Fenris will be there. Tell him to let go of his past Rivalry small (+10)
  • The Book of Shartan: Give the gift to Fenris (on the Rivalry path) Rivalry small (+15)
  • Fenris Night Terrors: Speaking to Fenris in his mansion after he turns on you during Night Terrors (no matter what choice you pick) Rivalry small (+5)
    Note: This needs to be rechecked; I did this quest and gained no rivalry, even though his friendship/rivalry meter was not maxed out to prevent rivalry gain
  • Night Terrors: When in the Fade, making a deal with Torpor instead of killing him Rivalry small (+15)
  • Demands of The Qun: Refuse the duel Fenris suggests if in the party (only available if Isabela does not return) Rivalry small (+10)
  • Demands of The Qun: Refuse the duel Arishok suggests (available even if Isabela returns) Rivalry small (+10)
  • Dissent: If you fail to save Ella Rivalry small (+10)
  • Dissent: If you say to Ella to get out of the city Rivalry small (+10)
  • Mirror Image: Choosing "Don't blame yourself" after the fight with the Varterral Rivalry small (+5)
  • Mirror Image: Give Merrill the arulin'holm Rivalry small (+5)
  • Speak to Fenris
    • "They could be." (Flirt) Rivalry small (+5) (if Rivalry exists)
    • "You're my teammate." Rivalry small (+5) (if Rivalry exists)
    • "That's true." Rivalry small (+10)
  • Speak to Fenris : After dealing with Hadriana
    • "you were out of line." followed by "yes." Rivalry small (+5) (if Friendship exists)

Act 3Edit

  • Alone: Choosing the 'Witty' dialogue option followed by asking him why he's following up on this, instead of immediately accepting or rejecting his request Rivalry small (+5)
  • Alone: Offer to negotiate an arrangement with Danarius Rivalry small (+10)
  • Alone: Prevent Fenris from killing Varania Rivalry small (+10)
  • Alone: Question Fenris blaming magic Rivalry small (+10)
  • A New Path: Tell Keeper Marethari "Help us fix the mirror." Rivalry small (+5)
  • A New Path: Tell Merrill "She was stupid." Rivalry small (+5)
  • A New Path: When confronted by Fenarel, choose "Stand down." Rivalry small (+5)
  • Best Served Cold: Speaking in support of the mages Rivalry small (+10)
  • Blade of Mercy (quest): Fenris rejects the sword (on the Rivalry path) Rivalry small (+15)
  • Blade of Mercy (quest): Hawke keeps the sword (on the Rivalry path) Rivalry small (+10)
  • Justice (quest): Accepting the quest via 'Kind' / diplomatic responsesRivalry small (+10)
  • Justice (quest): Agreeing to help Anders get into the Chantry Rivalry small (+5)
  • On the Loose: Blaming the situation on the Templars when talking with Meredith at the end of the quest Rivalry small (+10)

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