For the herb in Dragon Age: Inquisition, see Spindleweed (Inquisition).

Spindleweed is a crafting resource in Dragon Age II. It is used to craft potions. It is also used in a widely-known folk remedy.

Uses Edit

Elixir of Purity Elixir of PurityElixir of Purity
This potion temporarily transforms the user into an avowed hunter of evil.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cooldown: 300s

+10% damage vs. darkspawn
Mighty Offense Potion Mighty Offense PotionMighty Offense Potion
This potion surges through the user's muscles and mind, heightening combat prowess for a time. This effect is not compatible with a Rock Armor Potion.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cooldown: 300s

+10% damage
Maker's Sigh Life Ward PotionLife Ward Potion
This brew protects whoever consumes it from falling in combat. If the user's health falls to nothing, the life ward triggers and heals the protectee, who still suffers an injury as if he or she had fallen and been revived. The ward evaporates after triggering once.

Duration: 20 minutes
Cooldown: 300s

Health regeneration: 40%
Injuries: +1
Restoration Potion Restoration PotionRestoration Potion
This long drink of vitality and energy rejuvenates even the most flagging body.

Cooldown: 30s

Health regeneration: 80%
Mana/stamina regeneration: 40%
Elixir Elixir of HeroismElixir of Heroism
This rare potion appears to age whoever consumes it… but with age comes wisdom.

Cooldown: 300s

Level: +1 for all party members
Rock Armor Potion Rock Armor PotionRock Armor Potion
This potion courses deep into the user's flesh, hardening it against enemy attacks for a time. This effect is not compatible with a Mighty Offense Potion.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cooldown: 300s

+10% damage resistance

Acquisition Edit

  • Act 1:
    • 1 in Lowtown, Daytime, in the side-street between the two eastern exits
    • 1 in the Slaver Caverns during Wayward Son, behind the mine cart near the entrance
    • 1 outside at the Wounded Coast, on the path to the northeastern clearing
  • Act 2:
    • 1 in the Gallows Dungeon during Dissent, through the door on the left at the entrance
    • 1 in Lowtown, Daytime, in the dead end behind the armor merchant
  • Act 3:
    • 1 in Lowtown, Daytime, next to the stairs in the Foundry District

Notes Edit

Bug icon Bug! An additional Spindleweed may be available during Act 2 and Act 3 even if you have collected them all. It is advised to ignore the crafting resource as buying it may glitch the Supplier achievement. (Tested on Xbox, the achievement seems to operate on a crafting resource counter. When the Spindleweed was purchased from the Black Emporium the achievement unlocked with one actual in-game crafting resource remaining.)

Background Edit

It is an old country saying that spindleweed grows best for the sorrowful. Verdant spindleweed in a household's garden has often brought neighbors offering consolation, usually without even asking what might be wrong.

This originates from the plant's use as a seasoning for dishes meant to speed the recovery of the infirm. A person who grows much of it is likely caring for the fatally ill.

—An excerpt from The Botanical Compendium by Ines Arancia, botanist
—From Codex entry: Spindleweed

See also Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Spindleweed