Wounds of the Past is one of Merrill's spells from her unique Dalish Pariah specialization in Dragon Age II.

It is almost identical to the Hemorrhage spell from the Blood Mage specialization, differing only slightly in its upgrade, which has no bonus against staggered enemies.

Information Edit

  • Physical damage: 4.5x
  • Enemy armor: Momentarily 0%
  • Enemy damage resistance: Momentarily 0%
  • Size: 10m

Upgrades Edit

Wounds-of-the-Past Deep Wounds
Requires: Level 15
Requires: Wounds of the Past
Requires: 4 points in Dalish Pariah
Wounds of the Past now inflicts more damage and leaves some enemies immobilized.

Physical damage: +2.25x
Paralyze chance: 50% vs. normal enemies

Notes Edit

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3 As of v1.04, the damage type for this spell is determined by the damage type of Merrill's equipped staff. Victims will also suffer the relevant elemental effects (such as cold damage slowing or freezing enemies) and any damage bonuses Merrill has for that damage type. This can be quite beneficial in some of the game's more difficult fights (against opponents with blood, anyway) by allowing you to tailor the damage type to the needs of the battle, provided you have a wide enough selection of staves to choose from. Note, that while the spell inflicts elemental damage of the type of the equipped staff, it seems to be without regard to elemental resistance. For example, on Nightmare mode, Mabaris are immune to fire damage, but Wounds of the Past with a fire staff inflicts the appropriate amount of fire damage.
  • pcIcon pc As of v1.04, Wounds of the Past can be cast via tactics even when Blood of the First is not active. This is a common bug for all spells that require sustained abilities.