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The Mantle of the Champion is Hawke's signature equipment, and the best rogue equipment in Dragon Age II, with the exception of certain items added by DLC packs.

This variant of the armor set can only be obtained by playing a rogue. The locations of the set's pieces, however, are not affected by Hawke's class.

Background Edit

Champion: an honor unique to the Free Marches. Other terms of reverence suffer the stains of their holders, the lingering baggage of office and entitlement. But champion is not an appointment that can be sought. It cannot be owned or willed, and the process by which it is bestowed is not argued through policy or guile. It is earned with blood and sweat and leadership in times of great turmoil. Always worthy, as their deeds are of true importance, a champion is greeted not by debate, but by nods of reverence.

The title was most recently granted in Tantervale, 8:82 Blessed, on the resolution of the bloody expansion of Nevarra. Their king, emboldened by the taking of Perendale and the quick yielding of Hasmal, thought the remainder of the Free Marches as easy claim. He who became the Champion. Cade Arvale of Rivain, did what Orlais had not: He stopped a nation in its tracks. There was blood and barter, but Tantervale is still free against all odds.

There is the contradiction of the honor. Champion is not itself a sign of approval. He or she can be respected or feared, their coming dreaded as much as desired. All that is common is that they have an effect and lives are changed.

Kirkwall now adds to the history of the title, a first for the city, on this 9:34 Dragon. The Qunari are repelled by means respected or reviled, and it remains to be seen what follows for this Hawke, the Champion of Kirkwall.

—From The Champion: History, Ancient and Current, excerpted by Philliam, a Bard!
—From Codex entry: Mantle of the Champion

Details Edit

Name Armor Runes
Act Enhancements Notes
Helm of the Champion
Requires: 31 dexterity
18 cunning
122 1 +3% critical chance
+6% critical damage
Bonus to lockpicking
Acquired from Grace during the quest Best Served Cold
Gloves of the Champion
Requires: 31 dexterity
18 cunning
73 1 +2% critical chance
+8% critical damage
Acquired at beginning of Act 3

Restriction: Rogue
Arms of the Champion
Requires: 31 dexterity
18 cunning
306 2 3 +6% critical chance
+16% critical damage
Looted off of the High dragon in the Bone Pit after its death in Mine Massacre

Restriction: Rogue
Boots of the Champion
Requires: 31 dexterity
18 cunning
110 1 3 +2% critical chance
+6% critical damage
Bonus to disarm traps
Looted form the corpse of Huon during the quest On The Loose

Restriction: Rogue
Set bonus 0 +3 dexterity
+5% dodge chance
Total bonuses 611 0 +13% critical chance
+36% critical damage
+3 dexterity
+5% dodge chance
Bonus to lockpicking
Bonus to disarm traps

Trivia Edit

  • The mage version of the armor is worn by Hawke during promotional videos for Dragon Age II.
  • Like the warrior version of the armor, this set has some hawk-like characteristics. The scalloped armor on the gauntlets is in the fashion of talons, along with the spurs on the boots. The belt buckles adorning the chest piece are hawk skulls and beaks.

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See also Edit

Armor set bonus Mantle of the ChampionMantle of the Champion
Light armor
Multiple materials
Requires: 31 magic
18 willpower

Armor: 561
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+100 mana
+290 attack
+4 mana regeneration
+4 magic
+5% defense
for the mage version
Armor set bonus Mantle of the ChampionMantle of the Champion
Heavy armor
Requires: 31 strength
18 constitution

Armor: 661
+100 health
+290 attack
+3% critical chance
+4% physical damage
+1% attack speed
+3 strength
+5% armor
for the warrior version