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Hi there everybody! I'm on my ... whoknowswhich... playthrough. I started using those exp bugs, and suddenly i wonder what is the maximum level before i face Archdemon? --Markurion (talk) 13:35, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

The max level in DA:O is 25, though you can't actually reach the cap without either cheating or exploiting the Allied Supply Crates (the method I use). --Aedan Cousland (talk) 13:46, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

I always reach 24 by the time I face the archdemon, mostly naturally. That may be due to Awakening installed, which increases leveling rate, and DLCs which give more exp-earning opportunities. And like Aedan said, whoring the crates is the sure way to hit max, especially if you supported the elves and you can practically trade sovereigns for about 1780 exp apiece. DokEnkephalin (talk) 16:25, July 30, 2010 (UTC)


LoL, why allied crates? There are 2 more easier ways of doing so. First being the very BEST, early game, in Lothering, with the quest "Traps are girl's best friends". Usually you leave Lothering on lvl 7 tops. With this exploit i got to lvl 14 and than i was too bored. Plus i got over 100 gold. Wuddup?!!! :D You have the article about it here. Second would be right after the Gauntlet, during urn of sacred ashes. You have article about it aswell. you get 750 exp just by walking through some door.

Anyway, thank you for information. I was worried that Oghren might get all hes talents automaticly placed when i get to him.(Which will surely happen now) I'm lvl 20 now and i only did broken Circle and cleansed Connor. Gonna hit the big bad dragon now! Cheers!--Markurion (talk) 17:05, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

The traps quest in Lothering is a bug that may or may not eventually get fixed; I think the door in the Gauntlet did get fixed on my PC (will have to double check). But the supply crates are definitely a cheap and easy way to do it; I can get to 22 easily before Landsmeet due to side quests, DLCs, and the like, and then use the supply crates to finish off the level cap to 25. I've taken to getting Mage Tower and Orzammar early on to get companions together, and have a respec mod to reallocate skill and spell points. In Awakening, the level cap is raised to 35.LynMars (talk) 17:47, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

There are a couple of problems with the Traps exploit; it requires spending a skill that you may never use, it makes the early game too easy, and the margin of progress diminishes each level until it becomes tedious grinding. With the Allied crates, you can hold off until the point-of-no-return to the climax, when you want to be sure you have the winning edge. By then the exp increments are still significant enough to be relatively lightweight in grind and worthwhile, and you'll be swimming in gold that you won't have any other use for (unless you continue to Awakening, which is so Monty haul it's broken anyway -- no shortage of gold there.) DokEnkephalin (talk) 17:53, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Wait, how does that crates exploit work exactly? I read wiki but didn't quite understand.--Markurion (talk) 18:37, July 30, 2010 (UTC)
Basically, you get exp by donating stuff (you have to ask the emissaries - them dudes next to your tent in camp - behind them what they need to trigger that). The Dalish want elfroots, and they a)are in an unlimited supply at Dalish trader's, b)come cheap. Buy hundreds of them, donate, level up.

Now when I think, the rest of emissaries had to be awfully jealous of the Dalish. That crate had to be bursting at seams. Dorquemada (talk) 19:13, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Right, they're all jealous of those fistfuls of elfweed. Oh, the armies they could conquer with that! DokEnkephalin (talk) 23:35, July 30, 2010 (UTC)


The most I have reached as a warrior and rogue is level 22 also thanks by the dlc's soldiers peek, sulcher's pass and doing as many quest as possible as the trial of the crows and the favors for interested parties wich aren't really necessary but good to do. --Anthonior (talk)

But don't you get like 100xp from biggest donation? Plus you spend money, not much, but you spend it nonetheless. How is it better than that Gauntlet door exploit?--Markurion (talk) 04:08, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
880 XP per stack of elfroot, around 60 silver to buy each stack from Varathorn. It's a lot faster than the gauntlet door for one, especially with the memory leak. --Aedan Cousland (talk) 04:21, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
Mhm, thank you for info. I'll try it on my next playthrough. Btw, do you know if they fixed that bug with Sigrun and Smuggler's den quest in Awakening? The one where if you side with cops you can't get Sigrun's personal quest?--Markurion (talk) 04:32, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe, not sure. I haven't played Awakening since Patch 1.04 came out. It seems like that might fall under "A variety of bugs were preventing personal quests from triggering and causing issues with party member approval have been fixed." I really hope so though, all the bugs really made Awakening entirely to guide dang it for my taste. --Aedan Cousland (talk) 04:39, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it was a real nightmare, playing Awakening.--Markurion (talk) 04:43, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
No, it wasn't fixed in 1.04. You can still do both quests, though, just don't start Law and Order until you've triggered Sigrun's personal quest. Polymer (talk) 10:54, July 31, 2010 (UTC)

my traditional exploit here was to use the unlimited money glitch on bodahn or gorim (depending on my origin) and then use that to buy elfroots from the dalish to sell back later, --Googlemooglemaximus (talk) 09:21, July 31, 2010 (UTC)

Money glitch is the most easy way to get XP because you can donate money to the redcliffe soldier's and you can buy unlimited elfroots from the Dalish trader and them donate them to the Dalish you will lvl up much faster then using other glitchs.

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