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I've a family full of traders living a soft life. Getting fat. I chose to learn the ways of metal and stone, it keeps me strong.


Mikhael Dryden is a member of the infamous Dryden family.

Background Edit

Unlike the other Drydens who became merchants after Sophia Dryden's failed coup against King Arland, he chose to become a smith instead. Mikhael has learned from the best human smiths and exiled dwarves he can find, and subsequently has evolved into a skilled smith.

Mikhael has some contempt for his kin, as he feels they have let themselves become soft as traders. He will say that he is unlike any of his family and he chose the way of metal and stone instead of being a merchant.

Involvement Edit

Mikhael sells weapons and special colored armors and shields at Soldier's Peak after the player completes the Warden's Keep quest. He will also forge a blade out of Meteor Metal Ore, should the player bring him some. The Warden must choose between:

Starfang Starfang (greatsword)Starfang (greatsword)
Greatsword
Starmetal (Tier 8 [Informal])
Requires: 38 strength

Damage: 18.70 (PC) / 17.00 (Console)
Critical chance: 2.55%
Armor penetration: 6.30
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+3 strength
+2.5 armor penetration
+8 attack
Starfang Starfang (longsword)Starfang (longsword)
Longsword
Starmetal (Tier 8 [Informal])
Requires: 31 strength

Damage: 11.90
Critical chance: 3.40%
Armor penetration: 4.20
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+3 dexterity
+3 damage
+2.5 armor penetration

Inventory Edit

Unlike other merchants where the tier of the armor and weapons scales with the Warden's level, these items are between level 5 and 7 regardless of the Warden's level.

Name Price
Axe
Ico axe AxeAxe
Waraxe
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 11 strength

Damage: 6.00
Critical chance: 1.00%
Armor penetration: 2.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
0000000849
8DAO silverpiece trans 49DAO bronzepiece trans
Battleaxe
Ico greataxe BattleaxeBattleaxe
Battleaxe
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Damage: 10.00
Critical chance: 3.00%
Armor penetration: 3.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
00001999.5
19DAO silverpiece trans 99DAO bronzepiece trans
Dagger (Origins)
Ico dagger DaggerDagger
Dagger
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 dexterity

Damage: 4.00
Critical chance: 3.00%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 0.85
0000001200
12DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Greatsword
Ico greatsword GreatswordGreatsword
Greatsword
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Damage: 11.00
Critical chance: 1.50%
Armor penetration: 3.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
0000001650
16DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Longsword
Ico longsword LongswordLongsword
Longsword
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 11 strength

Damage: 7.00
Critical chance: 2.00%
Armor penetration: 2.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
0000002250
22DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Mace
Ico mace MaceMace
Mace
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 12 strength

Damage: 5.00
Critical chance: 0.50%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
0000001350
13DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Maul
Ico warhammer MaulMaul
Maul
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Damage: 9.00
Critical chance: 0.50%
Armor penetration: 7.00
Strength modifier: 1.25
0000002049
20DAO silverpiece trans 49DAO bronzepiece trans
Shortbow
Ico shortbow ShortbowShortbow
Shortbow
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 dexterity

Damage: 5.00
Critical chance: 1.00%
Armor penetration: 3.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
0000002550
25DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Longbow
Ico longbow LongbowLongbow
Longbow
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 dexterity

Damage: 6.00
Critical chance: 1.00%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
00001849.5
18DAO silverpiece trans 49DAO bronzepiece trans
Crossbow
Ico crossbow CrossbowCrossbow
Crossbow
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Damage: 8.00
Critical chance: 2.00%
Armor penetration: 5.00
00001849.5
18DAO silverpiece trans 49DAO bronzepiece trans
Ice Bolt
Ico boltcase Ice BoltIce Bolt
Bolt
These bolts are enchanted and will shatter into piercing shards of ice on impact.

+3 cold damage
(x50)
0000002970
29DAO silverpiece trans 70DAO bronzepiece trans
Ice Arrow
Ico quiver Ice ArrowIce Arrow
Arrow
These arrows are enchanted and will shatter into piercing shards of ice on impact.

+2 cold damage
(x50)
0000001980
19DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Studded Helmet
Ico helm light Studded HelmetStudded Helmet
Light helmet
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Armor: 0.75
+3 physical resistance
0000001650
16DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Helmet
Ico helm med HelmetHelmet
Medium helmet
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 1.00
Fatigue: 1.50%
0000003000
30DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Grey Warden Helmet
Ico helm heavy Grey Warden HelmetGrey Warden Helmet
Heavy helmet
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Armor: 1.25
Fatigue: 2.25%
0000004500
45DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Soldier's Heavy Helm
Ico helm massive Soldier's Heavy HelmSoldier's Heavy Helm
Massive helmet
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 22 - 38 strength

Armor: 1.5 - 3.15
Fatigue: 3% - 3.75%
0000006000
60DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Gloves
Ico gloves heavy Heavy Chainmail GlovesHeavy Chainmail Gloves
Heavy gloves
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Armor: 1.00
Fatigue: 1.75%
0000003450
34DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Studded Leather Gloves
Ico gloves light Studded Leather GlovesStudded Leather Gloves
Light gloves
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Armor: 0.50
Fatigue: 1.00%
0000001050
10DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail Gloves
Ico gloves med Splintmail GlovesSplintmail Gloves
Medium gloves
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 0.75
Fatigue: 1.25%
0000001800
18DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Plate Gloves
Ico gloves massive Heavy Plate GlovesHeavy Plate Gloves
Massive gloves
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 22 strength

Armor: 1.25
Fatigue: 3.00%
0000004500
45DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Boots
Ico boots heavy Heavy Chainmail BootsHeavy Chainmail Boots
Heavy boots
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Armor: 1.25
Fatigue: 2.25%
0000004050
40DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Studded Leather Boots
Ico boots light Studded Leather BootsStudded Leather Boots
Light boots
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Armor: 0.75
Fatigue: 0.50%
0000001200
12DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail Boots
Ico boots med Splintmail BootsSplintmail Boots
Medium boots
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 1.00
Fatigue: 1.50%
0000002400
24DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Plate Boots
Ico boots massive Heavy Plate BootsHeavy Plate Boots
Massive boots
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 22 strength

Armor: 1.5
Fatigue: 3.00%
0000006000
60DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail
Ico armor heavy Heavy ChainmailHeavy Chainmail
Heavy chestpiece
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Armor: 6.25
Fatigue: 14.00%
0000010500
1DAO goldpiece trans 5DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Studded Leather Armor
Ico armor light Studded Leather ArmorStudded Leather Armor
Light chestpiece
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Armor: 3.00
Fatigue: 2.00%
0000003000
30DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail
Ico armor med SplintmailSplintmail
Medium chestpiece
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 4.25
Fatigue: 7.00%
0000007500
75DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Plate Armor
Ico armor massive Heavy Plate ArmorHeavy Plate Armor
Massive chestpiece
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 22 strength

Armor: 8.75
Fatigue: 21.00%
0000013500
1DAO goldpiece trans 35DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Warden Recruit Shield
Ico shield smallroundwood Warden Recruit ShieldWarden Recruit Shield
Buckler
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Fatigue: 0.0%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+2 damage vs. darkspawn
0000009900
99DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Grey Warden Shield
Ico shield largeroundwood Grey Warden ShieldGrey Warden Shield
Targe
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Fatigue: 2.5%
Strength modifier: 1.00
00013117.5
1DAO goldpiece trans 31DAO silverpiece trans 17DAO bronzepiece trans
Metal Kite Shield
Ico shield kitemetal Metal Kite ShieldMetal Kite Shield
Kite shield
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Fatigue: 3.20%
Strength modifier: 1.00
00003499.5
34DAO silverpiece trans 99DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Metal Shield
Ico shield towermetal Heavy Metal ShieldHeavy Metal Shield
Heavy shield
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 22 strength

Fatigue: 4.80%
Strength modifier: 1.00
0000006000
60DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans

Notes Edit

  • Mikhael sells armor and shields with a unique style and color despite their classical name that only he possesses, and armor will always be the same color no matter the materials used.
  • Mikhael can be used to upgrade most weapons and armor, by selling the armor or weapon you wanted to upgrade and buying it back (be sure you have the level to improve the items). Items enchanted with runes cannot be upgraded in this way. Remove any runes before selling any items if you want to upgrade them.
    • Be careful using Mikhael to upgrade items, as this can also increase the stat requirements for the item, disabling you from equipping an item you used to use. Also, he may not upgrade some items, forcing you to buy back the exact same item for ten times what you sold it to him for. It is advisable to save before attempting an upgrade.
    • Each weapon/armor's page or group listing displays its quality: variable or set tier.
  • If you sell items to Mikhael they will always be available in the Buy back section even after leaving and returning to Soldier's Peak.

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