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Metal Shard is an ingredient used in Trap-Making to craft consumables in Dragon Age: Origins.

Involvement Edit

Can be donated to the Allied Supply Crates at Party Camp for XP and to improve the Dalish elf troops during the final battle.

Uses Edit

Trap-Making:

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Although the balls inside this trap do roll nicely, the spikes make them decidedly unsafe for children.
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Neither boot nor hoof nor hide could ever be thick enough to withstand the mean spikes contained within.
Ico poisoned caltrop trap Poisoned Caltrop TrapPoisoned Caltrop Trap
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Poison on the surface of the skin is one thing. Poison deep within the veins, courtesy myriad deep punctures, is quite another.
Ico small claw trap Small Claw TrapSmall Claw Trap
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The jaws on this trap are only an approximation of a creature's teeth--no real beast has a mouth full of only incisors.
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The real pain comes not when this trap bites through flesh, but when it collides with bone.
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After it explodes, the remnants of a trap like this make it hard to believe that it was ever solid.
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This is not the sort of trap you use to hunt animals for dinner, unless you like your meat tenderized.

Availability Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Merchant Location Quantity Price
Armor Merchant Orzammar, Diamond Quarter x4 1DAO silverpiece trans 00DAO bronzepiece trans
Bartender Denerim, Gnawed Noble Tavern x5 1DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Blacksmith Redcliffe, Blacksmith's Store x5 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Garin Orzammar, Orzammar Commons x6 1DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Gorim Denerim, Denerim Market District x8 / x8 (restocked) 1DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans
Herren Denerim, Wade's Emporium x4 1DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Ilen Dalish Camp, Dalish Elf Origin x2 1DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans
Innkeeper Lake Calenhad Docks, The Spoiled Princess x2 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Janar Orzammar, Janar Armorers x10 2DAO silverpiece trans 00DAO bronzepiece trans
Levi Dryden Soldier's Peak, Warden's Keep x5 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Old Tegrin Gentle Path, Random Encounter x5 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Olinda Orzammar Commons, Dwarf Commoner Origin x2 1DAO silverpiece trans 00DAO bronzepiece trans
Owen Redcliffe, Blacksmith's Store x4 / x4 (upgraded) 1DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans /
1DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans (upgraded)
Quartermaster Ostagar x5 1DAO silverpiece trans 15DAO bronzepiece trans
Quartermaster Circle Tower, Apprentice Quarters x3 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

Merchant Location Quantity Price
Glassric the Weaponsmith City of Amaranthine x99 (unlimited) 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Herren Vigil's Keep, Courtyard x99 (unlimited) 1DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans

Notes Edit

  • If you plan on making traps then you should always buy all of the Metal Shards a Merchant has to sell. There are no merchants that sell unlimited Metal Shards so the only shards you will find are the finite amount merchants have to sell, random items in chests and bodies, and from stealing.
  • Purchasing Metal Shards from the Armor Merchant does not have lasting value as all non-DLC equipment is lost after A Noble Expedition is concluded during the Dwarf Noble Origin.

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