The Mantle of the Champion is Hawke's signature equipment, and the best warrior set in Dragon Age II.

This variant of the armor can only be obtained by playing a warrior; and like the mage and rogue versions, the locations of the armor remain unaffected whatever Hawke's class is.

All pieces are obtained during Act 3.

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 strength
31 constitution
132 1 3 +20 health
+58 attack
+3% critical chance
Acquired from Grace on the Wounded Coast during Best Served Cold.

Restriction: Warrior
Gauntlets of the Champion
Requires: 31 strength
18 constitution
79 1 3 +12 health
+35 attack
+1% attack speed
Acquired at beginning of Act 3.

Restriction: Warrior
Warplate of the Champion
Requires: 31 strength
31 constitution
331 2 3 +50 health
+145 attack
Looted from the High Dragon in The Bone Pit during Mine Massacre.

Restriction: Warrior
Boots of the Champion
Requires: 31 strength
31 constitution
119 1 3 +18 health
+52 attack
+4% physical damage
Looted from Huon during On the Loose.

Restriction: Warrior
Set bonus 0 +3 strength
+5% armor
Total bonuses 661 0 +100 health
+290 attack
+3% critical chance
+4% physical damage
+1% attack speed
+3 strength
+5% armor

Trivia Edit

  • The mage version of the armor is worn by Hawke during promotional videos for Dragon Age II.
  • This form of the armor looks bird-like, which corresponds well with the player's name. The helm has a beak, the gauntlets have claws, and the boots have a spur.
  • It is this version of armor that is featured on the front cover of Dragon Age II.

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
Medium armor
Requires: 31 dexterity
18 cunning

Armor: 611
+13% critical chance
+36% critical damage
+3 dexterity
+5% dodge chance
Bonus to lockpicking
Bonus to disarm traps
for the rogue version

Gallery Edit