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Why do we need ashes when we serve the risen Andraste in all Her glory?

Kolgrim is a father to the Haven Chantry as well as the leader of the Disciples of Andraste cult, based in the village of Haven.

Background Edit

Kolgrim's ancestors are the founders of the Cult of Andraste, the Dragon worshipping cult of the Haven Village, based high in the Frostback Mountains. As such, Kolgrim serves as their leader and liaison to the High Dragon, believed by the cultists to be the reincarnated Andraste. Like the other cultist Reavers, Kolgrim possesses enhanced physical strength and endurance as a result of drinking the blood of Dragonlings. However, his power far exceeds that of his underlings.

Brother Genitivi's research regarding the Urn of Sacred Ashes has led him, along with many knights, to encounter the thralls of Kolgrim and his cult.

Involvement Edit

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During The Urn of Sacred Ashes quest line, before reaching the Mountain Top in the Caverns under the Ruined Temple, you are confronted by Kolgrim, and a few cult followers. Kolgrim speaks of the great Andraste and how she has been reincarnated as a great dragon. He asks you to desecrate the ashes by pouring the dragon's blood into the urn. According to him this would make you Andraste's champion. If the Warden chooses to follow his offer, he or she will be granted the Reaver specialization. See Kolgrim's Offer for details.

If you refuse his offer, or insult his religion he will attack. A good strategy is to ensure you first take out any mages. They will immediately use Misdirection Hex on your character making your attacks worthless. They also make use of Cone of Cold and Paralyze spells. Once the mages have been dealt with you can focus on Kolgrim and rest of the enemies.

Kolgrim carries a two-handed axe; he therefore attacks slowly but will deal a good amount of damage with each successful hit. Thus it is best to pit him against a party member with high defense score and apply attack penalty on Kolgrim to effectively reduce his damage output. His health is substantial but is offset by his light armor, making all damage types effective.

Once he is defeated he will drop Kolgrim's Horn (pcIcon pc only) which will allow the Warden to summon and fight the high dragon, on ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 the Warden only needs to interact with the gong, no actual item is necessary.

The number of enemy combatants, e.g. 2,3 or 4 warriors depends on your difficulty.

  • If the fight occurs within the Mountainside Caverns, mages will attack at long range while warriors assist Kolgrim at close range.
  • If the fight occurs on the Mountain Top before entering The Gauntlet, Kolgrim will be assisted by warrior(s), archer(s), a mage(s), and a Drake.
  • If the fight occurs on the Mountain Top after completing The Gauntlet, Kolgrim will only be assisted by warrior(s).
Promotional Kolgrim

Kolgrim in Heroes of Dragon Age

Items Edit

Ico greataxe Faith's EdgeFaith's Edge
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 34 strength

Damage: 15.00 (pcIcon pc)
13.50 (consoles)
Critical chance: 4.50%
Armor penetration: 5.25
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot
+2 willpower
+5% critical/backstab damage
, after defeating Kolgrim, a rather useful battle axe.
Plt ico hallas antlers Kolgrim's HornKolgrim's Horn
Plot item
This horn, emblazoned with a modified Chantry symbol, belonged to Father Kolgrim of Haven. When he wished to "commune" with the high dragon he believed to be Andraste reborn, this horn would sound out from the mountaintop.
, drop pcIcon pc
Ico mace Chevalier's MaceChevalier's Mace
Steel (Tier 3)
Requires: 16 strength

Damage: 6.00
Critical chance: 0.60%
Armor penetration: 5.20
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot
+5% cold resistance
-5 spirit resistance
+2 cold damage
, acquired by stealing
Ru dweomer master Master Dweomer RuneMaster Dweomer Rune
Weapon rune
Dweomer runes get their name from the ancient Tevinter name for dwarves.

+8% Spell Resistance
, Random loot (rare)
Ru paralyse master Master Paralyze RuneMaster Paralyze Rune
Weapon Rune
Lyrium has been formed into the shape of the Tevinter rune for stillness.

5% chance of paralysis for 7s
, Random loot (rare)
Ru slow master Master Slow RuneMaster Slow Rune
Weapon Rune
The ancient Tevinter symbol for sloth.

High chance to reduce movement speed
, Random loot (rare)
Ru dweomer grandmaster Grandmaster Dweomer RuneGrandmaster Dweomer Rune
Weapon rune
Dweomer runes get their name from the ancient Tevinter name for dwarves.

+10% Spell Resistance
, Random loot (very rare)
Ru paralyse grandmaster Grandmaster Paralyze RuneGrandmaster Paralyze Rune
Weapon Rune
Lyrium has been formed into the shape of the Tevinter rune for stillness.

5% chance of paralysis for 8s
, Random loot (very rare)
Ru slow grandmaster Grandmaster Slow RuneGrandmaster Slow Rune
Weapon Rune
The ancient Tevinter symbol for sloth.

Highest chance to reduce movement speed
, Random loot (very rare)

Notes Edit

HoDA Kolgrim

Tier progression of Kolgrim in Heroes of Dragon Age

  • Kolgrim is one of the few characters whose armor will scale up with The Warden's. For example, at levels 14 and up he will appear to be wearing Silverite, while at lower levels he will wear Red Steel or even lower tiered armors. He can also upgrade when transitioning from the Caverns to the Mountain Top; this occurs when the Warden levels up in between the start of the Ruined Temple to meeting with him.
  • In Mountainside Caverns, Kolgrim as well as his allies have a limited aggro-radius. If you run back into the tunnel, the enemies will only chase you until you reach a certain point. Sometimes single enemies will chase you further. This allows to take them out isolated, or attack with bows and magic attacks from outside their aggro-range.

Quotes Edit

  • "You know nothing! Andraste revealed Herself to us! We are Her Chosen! To arms, my brethren! Andraste will grant us victory!"
  • "The prophet Andraste has overcome death itself and has returned to Her faithful in a form more radiant than you can imagine! Not even the Tevinter Imperium could hope to slay Her now. What hope do you have?"
  • "Blood carries power, strength, knowledge. Through it, all the power that is held in the Ashes will be returned to our Lady."

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