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Quest
The Lost Swords

Lost Swords
Act:
3
Quest Giver:
Appearances:

The Lost Swords is an Act 3 side quest in Dragon Age II. It involves a Qunari Taarbas who has been tasked to recover the swords of Qunari who fell during the events of Demands of the Qun in Act 2.

Acquisition Edit

Speak with the Taarbas in Hightown (Day) during Act 3, not too far away from the Hawke Estate.

Walkthrough Edit

There are 10 Swords spread throughout Kirkwall and the surrounding areas.

1. Hightown (Day) - Korval's Blades. Costs 3DAO goldpiece trans 75DAO silverpiece trans, found under "Other" items.

2. Lowtown (Day) - Weaponsmithy. Costs 3DAO goldpiece trans, found under "Other" items.

3. Lowtown (Night) - Found in rubble (exact location) in the Foundry District.

4. Gallows Courtyard - Weapon Shop. Costs 3DAO goldpiece trans 75DAO silverpiece trans, found under "Other" items.

5. Anders' Clinic - Found in a crate (exact location)

6. Docks (Night) - Found in a pile of bones (exact location) in the Harbormaster's Office, behind a column on the right side as player enters.

7. Docks (Night) - Found in a locked chest (Master) in the Western Warehouse District (exact location). It will require a Rogue with 40 Cunning. Alternatively, you can use a rogue with at least 30 Cunning equipped with an item that gives a lock pick bonus like Thrice-Bound.

8. De Launcet Mansion in Hightown (Night) (exact location), which is accessible once On The Loose is started - In the room shown on the map in the northeastern corner of the Hightown Estates. There are traps on the floor immediately in front of the chest, so bring a skilled rogue (Master difficulty, requires Rogue with 40 Cunning) along to disarm. If the trap is triggered, a disarming lever is made available, just outside the room (it doesn't give XP though).

9. The Wounded Coast - Follow the right fork until you come to the camp at the top of the hill (exact location), there will be Tal-Vashoth to fight including a Saarebas. After defeating them in a little cove in the corner where the tal-vashoth were in a pile of bones is the sword.

10. The Wounded Coast - Found in a pile of bones where you fought the Tal-Vashoth in Act I (exact location), or near Magus Tavarin Hall in the later acts. Near the path where the mercenary Maraas warned you away is the other in this map location.

Qunari last two swords in Wounded Coast

Wounded Coast sword locations

Rewards Edit

When the first sword is turned in, Taarbas inquires whether payment is desired. If yes, each sword turned in will net 30DAO silverpiece trans and 100 XP, but the Bassrath-Kata will not be received.

If performed for free, each sword nets 1200 XP, and after delivering all the swords, a class-specific weapon named Bassrath-Kata is rewarded:

Longsword purple DA2 Bassrath-KataBassrath-Kata
Longsword
Silverite
Requires: Weapon and Shield
39 strength

Damage: 31 physical damage
(58 per second)
+100 attack
+4% attack speed
+20% chance of deathblows
+9 damage vs. humans
(Longsword) – Weapon and Shield warrior (if and only if Hawke has either Shield Bash or Shield Defense)
Greatsword purple DA2 Bassrath-KataBassrath-Kata
Greatsword
Red Steel
Requires: Two-Handed
39 strength

Damage: 35 physical damage
(57 per second)
+126 attack
+6% critical chance
+10% physical damage
+11 damage vs. humans
(Greatsword) – Two-Handed warrior
Staff purple DA2 Bassrath-Kata Bassrath-Kata
Staff
Red Steel
Requires: 39 magic

Damage: 42 fire damage
(57 per second)
+46 mana
+5 mana regeneration rate
+26% healing by this character
+13 damage vs. humans
(Staff) – Mage
Longbow purple DA2 Bassrath-KataBassrath-Kata
Longbow
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
39 dexterity

Damage: 123 physical damage
(116 per second)
+126 attack
+6% critical chance
+10% physical damage
+37 damage vs. humans
(Longbow) – Archery rogue (if and only if Hawke has either Bursting Arrow or Pinning Shot)
Dagger purple DA2 Bassrath-KataBassrath-Kata
Dagger
Silverite
Requires: Dual Weapon
39 dexterity

Damage: 39 physical damage
(72 per second)
+4% critical chance
+9% critical damage
+6% physical damage
+12 damage vs. humans
(Dagger) – Dual Weapon rogue

If all 10 swords are turned in at the same time, the choice of the desired reward (whether cash or not) is not given.

NotesEdit

  • You may give the swords all on one go, or one-by-one; either way you can net sum of 13600 XP. Each sword, if not exchanged for payment, gives 1200 XP, and the completion of the quest rewards 1600 XP.
  • If you had the Arishok's respect when given the weapon then Taarbas will say, "Guard it or lose all honor." This means that getting the weapon has the same significance as the tradition of giving a weapon to a Qunari.
  • If you acquire The Last Straw before purchasing the sword in the Gallows weapon shop, you will be unable to complete this quest, because entering the Gallows will automatically trigger the final events of the game.

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