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Throw the Gauntlet (Dragon Age II)

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For the ability in Dragon Age: Inquisition, see Throw the Gauntlet (Inquisition).

Throw the Gauntlet is a rogue talent from the Duelist specialization in Dragon Age II.

Upgrades Edit

Rogue throw-the-gauntlet To the Death
Requires: Level 12

2 points in Duelist

The rogue's opponent is completely absorbed in this duel. For a short time, the enemy will not seek a new target unless either combatant falls. The enraged foe also attacks carelessly, inflicting less damage against the rogue.

Enemy will not seek new target

-25% enemy damage

Rogue throw-the-gauntlet Cutting Barbs
Duration: 20s
Requires: Level 14

4 points in Duelist

The duelist taunts the enemy into lowering its guard.

-50% Enemy defense


  • "Throwing the Gauntlet" was a European practice in the Middle Ages. A warrior, most often a knight or lord, would issue a challenge to their rival by taking off their gauntlet and throwing it at their rival's feet. The rival was then forced to pick up the gauntlet, accepting the challenge, or else risk their honor and pride by denying the challenge.

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