The Genlock Necromancer is a darkspawn with magical powers, specializing in reanimating corpses. It is the main antagonist in the DLC Return to Ostagar. Another necromancer is encountered in the Silverite Mine in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

Involvement Edit

Return to Ostagar Edit

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The necromancer first appears when you cross the bridge towards the Tower of Ishal. The Warden encounters it right after seeing Cailan Theirin's crucified body and it summons several skeletons. Once the Warden tracks it down to the Ostagar battlefield, it reanimates a Risen Ogre (Elite Boss), as well as raising the ten corpses upon the battlefield. Killing the Necromancer will destroy all reanimated creatures, including the ogre.


  • Summons skeletons.
Spell-Miasma icon Miasma
Spell-Winter'sGrasp icon Winter's Grasp


Massive helm red Cailan's HelmCailan's Helm
Massive helmet
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: 36-42 strength

Armor: 2.70-3.75
Fatigue: 3.60-3.90%
+1 armor
+10 mental resistance

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

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A genlock necromancer is encountered in the Silverite Mine during The Righteous Path. It will summon three skeletons and you will need to fight it along with several darkspawn and a drake.


  • Summons three skeletons
Spell-DeathMagic icon Death Magic
Lightning Lightning
Spell-DrainLife icon Drain Life
Spell-MisdirectionHex icon Misdirection Hex
Spell-MassParalysis icon Mass Paralysis
Spell-CurseOfMortality icon Curse of Mortality