Tug is a male dwarf and a companion in Leliana's Song DLC for Dragon Age: Origins.

Background Edit

He is brash, cunning, uncomplicated – an excellent frontline thug who doesn't ask questions and knows when he should leave the planning to someone else. Fiercely loyal to his friends, even as he gives them a hard time. A strange fit to follow a bard, although he'd claim there's no better view.

Tug bears a Casteless brand but is unlike other casteless dwarves. His family in Orzammar, if he has any left, is untraceable.[1]

Involvement Edit

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Tug is ultimately tortured and killed by Harwen Raleigh and Marjolaine. According to Sketch, his early death was a result of his constant talking as a diversion to protect Sketch from having his hands cut off (the guards believed it was the only way they could trust the mage). After his demise, Leliana can gift Tug's axe to Sketch as a memento which will inspire the mage or to Silas who will wield the axe alongside Leliana & Sketch when they go to avenge Tug.[2]

In memory of Tug, every year Leliana drinks a bottle of distilled Antivan plum brandy and pours some out in his memory, intoning "Astrast tunsha, salroka." Tug also left her some puzzling items with dwarven phrases on them that she seeks Sketch's help to decipher.[3]

Initial statistics Edit

Leliana, Sketch, and Tug all begin Leliana's Song at level 10.

Attributes Edit

Strength Dexterity Willpower Magic Cunning Constitution
26 24 21 10 10 15

Talents Edit

Warrior Talent-Powerful icon PowerfulTalent-PreciseStriking icon Precise StrikingTalent-Taunt icon TauntTalent-Disengage icon Disengage
Weapon and Shield Talent wns shieldbash Shield BashTalent wns shieldpummel Shield PummelTalent wns shieldblock Shield BlockTalent wns shieldcover Shield CoverTalent wns shieldtactics Shield Tactics

Equipment Edit

Weapons Ico axe Tug's EdgeTug's Edge
Grey Iron (Tier 2)
Requires: 13 strength

Damage: 6.60
Critical chance: 1.10%
Armor penetration: 2.30
Strength modifier: 1.10
+1 or +3 strength
+0.5 or +1.5 armor penetration
+10% or +25% critical/backstab damage
Armor Ico shield kitemetal Metal Kite ShieldMetal Kite Shield
Kite shield
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Fatigue: 3.20%
Strength modifier: 1.00
Ico armor heavy Dwarven Heavy armor setDwarven Heavy armor set

Varies (Tier 1-7)

Armor: 8.50
Fatigue: 18.00%
Set: +1 armor

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Tug

Reference Edit

BioWare page

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 86.
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 86.
  3. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 86.