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Note: See Approval (Inquisition) for an explanation on point values

Vivienne's Disposition Edit

The player can tell generally how Vivienne feels about the Inquisitor by engaging her in a "generic" conversation (i.e. a conversation where her greeting is not changed by any other factors such as a quest or cutscene).

Hostile (-75 to -30):
Vivienne will greet the Inquisitor with "Oh, darling, you look terrible." or "Off to another crisis, my dear? It has taken its toll on you." or "Whatever is the matter this time, dear?"
Cold (-29 to -5):
Vivienne will greet the Inquisitor with "Yes, my dear?" or "What is it?" or "Can I assist you?"
Neutral (-4 to 34):
Vivienne will greet the Inquisitor with "Yes?"
Warm (35 to 74):
Vivienne will greet the Inquisitor with "Do you need something, my dear?" or "Did you need something, darling?" or "How may I help you?"
Friendly (75 to 125):
Vivienne will greet the Inquisitor with "Inquisitor! What can I do for you, darling?" or "I always have time for you, my dear." or "My dear, did you need me for something?"

Prompted Conversations Edit

In general, you can gain approval from Vivienne by expressing your support in restoring the Circle and the Chantry. Agreeing when she brings up concerns over appearances will also net approval. Supporting the freedom of mages or changing the Chantry will gain disapproval.

Initial Conversation Edit

Haven only

You've never been to a Circle, as far as I can tell, yet you're remarkably skilled. Were you self-taught? (elven and qunari mage inquisitors only)
No approval changes
Senior Enchanter Lydia was a dear friend of mine. Were you at all acquainted? (human mage inquisitor only)
  • She was my mentor. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • We didn't get along. -
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I didn't know her well.
  • I studied with her a bit.
Tell me: why were you at the Divine Conclave? (line varies based on the Inquisitor's background, but the choices are the same):
  • We need the Circle restored. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Approves
  • The templars made their beds. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Mages should be free. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • This chaos harms everyone. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Approves
  • The rebels are apostates. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Approves
  • Justice is all that matters. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Mages, templars, innocent people of all kinds now look to the Inquisition to decide their fate.
No approval changes
And now many believe you are the agent of His will. Whatever the truth is, that belief gives you power.
  • I'll use it to change things. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • No one should have that power.
  • Andraste chose me.
  • The Chantry will be restored. -
    DAIApproval Approves

After In Hushed Whispers / Champions of the Just Edit

There are 5 distinct portions to this conversation. In the first and second portion, Vivienne's lines vary depending on which quest was completed and whether the group was conscripted/offered alliance.

If In Hushed Whispers completed and offered the mages an alliance, then immediately -
DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves
If In Hushed Whispers completed and conscripted the mages, then immediately -
DAIApproval Greatly Approves

First & second portion if In Hushed Whispers was completed...

Cullen doesn't have enough templars to handle incidents. Some of the rank and file need to be trained.
  • Absolutely not. (only available if the mages were offered an alliance) -
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • We can control the mages. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Good idea. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Keep them hidden. -
    DAIApproval Approves
There has never been a greater threat to mages than the Breach. Until it is closed, no one is safe.
No approval changes

First & second portion if Champions of the Just was completed...

We also need to increase our lyrium supplies considerably. The Chantry may still have stockpiles we can use.
  • Withhold it. Let them suffer. (only available if the templars were conscripted) -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Cullen can handle that.
  • We're not feeding addictions. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • That may not be enough. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Before this crisis is over, you may find that templars, flawed as they may be, are all that stand between us and chaos.
No approval changes

The remaining portions are the same regardless of how either quest is completed.

Magic is dangerous, just as fire is dangerous. Anyone who forgets this truth gets burned.
  • I agree with you. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • That's just Chantry rhetoric. -
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Dalish don't have templars. (Elf only) -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Vashoth don't have templars. (Qunari only) -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Templars aren't the solution. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Tevinter doesn't think so.
If 'Dalish don't have templars.' is chosen...
Tell me, what becomes of the Dalish youngster who is not appointed First or Second?
  • They're sent to other clans.
  • At least they die free. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Say what you mean.
As you will no doubt have a hand in shaping it, what future do you see for mages? (line varies, but choices always the same)
  • Mages should be free. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves
  • We need mages in the Chantry. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Approves
    & +5 toward Vivienne in Divine Election.
  • We need the Circle back. -
    DAIApproval Greatly Approves
    & +1 toward Vivienne in Divine Election.

A serious blow Edit

Available immediately upon reaching Skyhold
Her first line depends on how much approval/disapproval the Inquisitor has with her...

35 or higher...

Are you all right, my dear? Were you hurt? You look dreadful.
  • I'm fine. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I've been worse.
  • We have bigger problems.

-5 or lower...

It was a mistake to use Haven as a base of operations. The town was completely indefensible.
  • You're right. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Don't look at me. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • You can blame me later.

if somewhere in the middle...

If you wanted more public attention, you could have just held a ball.
  • Blame Corypheus.
  • I'll try that. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Don't make jokes now.
But the enemy struck a serious blow against you and the Inquisition. We must recognize that. You must.
  • (Pleased) It worked in our favor. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • (Anxious) So much depends on me...
  • (Sad) I couldn't save them all. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Stoic) Mind your own business. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Mad) Corypheus will pay for this. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Keeping up appearances Edit

Skyhold, after she moves to her new spot in the main hall
Requires some amount of approval

You've made such intriguing design choices for the castle, my dear. They must be inspired. (Line can change based on specific decorations.)
No approval changes
And appearances are important. We can't have you mistaken for a commoner.
  • I suppose you're right. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • I don't mind./I am a commoner.
  • I should be one of them.
  • I can't be materialistic.
You must be a man/woman who the common folk aspire to be and to whom nobility bow.
  • That's a lot to live up to. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • And style is enough? -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Let them judge me by deeds. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
They will question what they've heard, but they will believe what they see. They must see someone greater than legends.
  • (Special) You hold the Divine to that? -
    DAIApproval Approves
    & +5 toward Vivienne in Divine Election
  • There are others.
  • And if I fail? -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • This seems pointless. -
    DAIApproval Disapproves

Moving day? Edit

Skyhold, requires -30, after she moves to her new spot in the main hall

No approval changes

After a mage Inquisitor chooses the Knight-Enchanter specialization Edit

You should be commended. So few have the discipline necessary.
No approval changes

I need your help. Edit

Skyhold, available after Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts
Begins Bring Me the Heart of Snow White

I had arranged to obtain one, but the chevaliers working with me were killed in the civil war.
  • [Investigate.]
No approval changes
  • (Yes) I'll help you. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (No) I don't think so. (quest removed permanently) -
    DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves

Quite the momentous day Edit

Skyhold, available after What Pride Had Wrought

If Morrigan partook of the well.
We should probably give some thought to the very likely possibility that Morrigan will use her new power against us.
  • I trust Morrigan. -
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I expect as much. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • Give me options. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves

If the Inquisitor partook of the well instead

How do you feel? It's not every day one absorbs ancient elven magic.
  • I'm getting used to it. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Not so good. - No Approval Changes
  • A little worried. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • I feel great. - No Approval Changes

Bastien is dead. Edit

Skyhold, available after Bring Me the Heart of Snow White if offered the real heart.

The dowager tried to have him killed for slighting her, but he didn't care.
No approval changes
Maker only knows how long that will take.
  • I'm sorry.
  • You'll be kept busy.
    DAIApproval Approves
  • Is there anything I can do?
    DAIApproval Approves
  • I'll leave you to it.
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Skyhold, available after Bring Me the Heart of Snow White if offered the common heart.

Why?
  • I found out what it was.
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Because I hate you.
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I didn't trust you.
  • I'm sorry.
  • Snowy wyverns are hard to find.
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

Bastien's family visits Edit

Skyhold, available after Bring Me the Heart of Snow White if offered the real heart.

It was valiant of you to champion him in his final hours.
  • I wish I could have done more. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Tell me what you've heard. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves

High approval version:

They adore you.
  • They seem nice. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • How is this a triumph? -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Vivienne gives you a Formari ring.
  • Thank you. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • There has to be a catch. -
    DAIApproval Approves
  • I have lots of rings. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

Low approval version:

So, you've met the family now. And made a good impression in spite of yourself. Well done.
  • (Surprised) You spoke highly of me?
  • (Mad) You're scheming. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • (Confused) What was that all about?
  • (Stoic) What are you after?
With Bastien's loss, I have connections to the Council of Heralds and the highest levels of the Chantry. All thanks to you.
  • Things worked out, then. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • You always get what you want. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • You used me. -
    DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

My dear I know you must have a great deal on your mind right now, but I need to speak with you. Edit

Skyhold, available after this conversation which starts Bring Me the Heart of Snow White quest. High approval version.

Our opinion will be instrumental in their election of the new divine.
  • I suspected as much.
  • It will? That’s unlikely.
  • Any advice on the subject?
  • One of our own may be Divine.
Cassandra may lack the first two, but unless you can think of someone better, she is the strongest choice.
The following answer prompts an extra dialogue path...
  • I’ll make sure they do. +5 toward Vivienne for Divine Election (requires History Knowledge perk)
  • You can win them over.
  • Think about the possibilities.
  • They will with my support.

[Investigate.] Edit

Tell me about yourself. Edit

No approval changes

Tell me about the Circle. Edit

No approval changes

Why oppose mage freedom? Edit

Requires low approval.

  • "So teach them not to fear." ("It will take time, but people can learn not to fear magic.") +1 toward Vivienne for Divine Election.
  • "They deserve what happens." ("They destroy themselves then, and they deserve it.") -1 toward Vivienne for Divine Election.

Any chance we might... Edit

She will always shoot the Inquisitor down. How polite, or rude, she is about it depends on how much approval or disapproval the Inquisitor has with her. There is never an approval change for trying.

Edit

Favors the First Enchanter Edit

Pick up one of the books with or without Vivienne in the party -
DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Speaking to her after collecting all books -
DAIApproval Greatly Approves

Wedding in Val Royeaux Edit

Complete Alliances: From the Heart with Josephine and attend the wedding of the young lovers in Val Royeaux (second level):

  • Happiness is tempered by duty.
  • All subsequent conversation choices -
    DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Spend your new wealth on joy.
  • All subsequent conversation choices -
    DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I have no time for this nonsense.

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