Bosses, Elite bosses
Varterral are huge spider-like creatures that stand on five massive legs that allow them to move at surprising speeds.
These deadly guardians were created by elves in the time of ancient Arlathan, and are now often associated with that lost elven culture and the times that have been lost to history. It is said that the varterrals were created from the elements of rock, tree, wind, and rain.
Dragon Age II
A varterral is fought in the Varterral Hunting Ground in Sundermount during the "Mirror Image" quest, and again at the same cave and place during the "A Murder of Crows" quest; Hawke sees the varterral for the second time and says "Didn't I already kill it?" If Merrill is present in the party she will explain that as long as the varterral has a duty to guard something, it will stay alive no matter how many times it is defeated.
- This is the first creature for Dragon Age II to be described on BioWare's site, and one appears in the Destiny trailer.
- Although they are never referred as such in game, the BioWare website and concept art refer to the beasts as "Striders".