River Crossing is a World Map encounter when traveling to or from the Brecilian Forest. A group of 6 bandits will ambush the Warden on a hilly river crossing. A trio of archers will rain arrows from the hill, while 3 melee bandits attack from the only path leading up.

Strategy Edit

  • Depending on their equipment, the bandits will use the following:
Talent arch aim Aim
Talent arch scattershot Scattershot
Talent dw momentum Momentum
Talent dw flurry Flurry
Talent dw cripple Cripple
Talent 2h powerfulswings Powerful Swings
Talent 2h sunderarmor Sunder Armor
Talent 2h sunderarms Sunder Arms (Bandit leader only.)
Talent 2h criticalstrike Critical Strike (Bandit leader only.)
Map-River Crossing

Map of the Area

  • As in the The Long Road encounter, try not to send party members uphill to engage the archers, because of the traps. Also, once they have used up their Scattershot, they will be little more than a distraction for you.

Solo strategy Edit

This difficult encounter can be successfully completed by a solo Classico ranger Ranger with just The Sorrows of Arlathan The Sorrows of ArlathanThe Sorrows of Arlathan
Dragonthorn (Tier 7)
Requires: 34 dexterity

Damage: 9.60
Critical chance: 1.60%
Armor penetration: 8.80
Strength modifier: 1.00
+3 damage
Rapid aim (-1.0s)
+6% ranged critical chance
+3 armor penetration
and Ico armor robe Senior Enchanter's RobesSenior Enchanter's Robes
Robes such as these are worn by the senior enchanters of the Circle of Magi.

+2 willpower
+2 magic
+6 defense
. Talents required: Talent-SummonSpider icon Summon Spider, Talent arch defensivefire Defensive Fire, Talent arch masterarcher Master Archer, Talent-MasterRanger icon Master Ranger.

A more detailed note concerning this encounter is found here.

Notable items Edit

Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.
Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.

Special objects Edit