For The quest with the same name, see Hakkon Wintersbreath (quest).

Hakkon Wintersbreath is a unique High Dragon.

It is only encountered in the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It can be found in the Frostback Basin during Hakkon Wintersbreath (quest).

Background Edit

This High dragon is an ancient beast which during the Divine Age was bound and forced to serve as the vessel for the Avvar god Hakkon Wintersbreath. Sealed by Ameridan within the Old Temple in the Frostback Basin for ages, it is finally freed in the Dragon Age by the re-formed Jaws of Hakkon.

Stats Edit

Level 25 Boss
317169 HP
Fire vulnerability
Immune to: All Disabling Effects
Immune to: Slow
Greater Cold Resistance

Strategy Edit

Cold Resistance Tonics are useful here since the Hakkon dragon's magical attacks are all ice element. A recipe can be found at the Old Temple for this if not already acquired.

Equipping the party with fire-aspected weapons will help increase damage output

Dragon-Slaying Runes are also effective

Hakkon begins by unleashing a pack of Frosted Gibbering horrors to attack. Otherwise Hakkon will follow similar High dragon attack patterns;

  • Frost Breath
  • Cyclone that damages anyone outside it as well as pulling the party towards Hakkon
  • Hakkon may take off and fly around while breathing Ice at the party
  • Hakkon can land on the upper podium, where Hakkon will summon more horrors as well as use Ice breath attacks
  • Stunning Screech
  • When weakened, Hakkon will flee to the raised platform and the party will have to move up to attack.

Rewards Edit

  • 2,650 XP
  • 3,000 Influence
  • 4 Power

Loot Edit

Ico IceDragonHide Ice Dragon HideIce Dragon Hide
x 14
Ico IceDragonBone Ice Dragon BoneIce Dragon Bone
x 22
Hakkon's-Wrath-icon Hakkon's WisdomHakkon's Wisdom
Unique Staff
Before he fell silent to the Avvar, Hakkon Wintersbreath granted this gift only to Augurs willing to put their visions to practical use in battle for their holds. Few have ever had the honor of carrying Hakkon's Wisdom in their own hands, and fewer stil lived to tell the tale.
Requires: Level 22

Damage: 83-85 Electricity
+16 Spirit Damage
+7% Attack
+100% Critical Damage Bonus
+8% Heal on Kill
+41% Stagger on Hit

Unique belt icon Master Belt of TonicsMaster Belt of Tonics
Unique Belt
Increases the maximum capacity of all tonics by the specified amount.

+4 Extra Tonic(s)

Tacticians renewal icon Master Cooldown AmuletMaster Cooldown Amulet
Unique Amulet
The cooldown for all abilities is shorter by the specified amount.

+20% Cooldown Modifier

Quotes Edit

  • "Lowlanders, I am the breath of winter, the cold wind of war!"
  • "Join me in battle and die!"
  • "I am cold! I am war!"
  • "You gain glory in death!"

Gallery Edit