Where to Find All Party Members and Companions in "Dragon Age: Origins"
The expansive RPG, Dragon Age: Origins, is home to a wide-open world that features over a hundred hours worth of questing and exploring. Unfortunately, those who are looking to build their party up will often be at a loss as to where to find all the party members in Dragon Age. For those suitably lost and confused, here's how to find Dragon Age party members.
Be Aware: This guide contains spoilers. The larger the spoiler, the further down the page will be listed. Good luck, and have fun!
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Found: The Korcari Wilds
Class: Warrior (Templar)
Alistair is the first character that joins you in Dragon Age. No real searching required. Simply follow the quest Duncan gives you after your origin story and you'll find him arguing with a mage. He'll join you and the other initiates as you head out to the Korcari Wilds. This gregarious Templar will be an invaluable party member early on and should provide adequate support for any of the first quests.
Found: The Korcari Wilds
Class: Mage (Shapeshifter)
Another easy to earn character. Morrigan will be offered to you as a companion by Flemeth after the battle against the Blight. Simply remain polite to both mother and daughter, and you will find this companion easy.
Morrigan is a powerful spell caster. She does not start with any healing skills which can become a major hindrance. However, her early skill set is diverse and great for dealing damage.
Found: Origin Castle (human nobles) Korcari Wilds (others)
This unique party member is exactly what he seems: a mighty war dog. Humans will receive this party member early on as part of their quest. Others will have to make sure they do the appropriate quest before preforming The Joining and becoming an official Grey Warden.
Before heading out into the Korcari Wilds, be sure to speak with the Kennel Master. He's a little ways away from the gate. He'll ask for a flower found in the forest beyond to help heal a wounded hound. This flower is easy to find. PC gamers can hold the tab key down to find it almost immediately upon exiting.
Warning: BE SURE to turn the quest in before completing The Joining to make sure you get the dog (which you can name whatever you please). He will become available as a party member after the great battle. Don't be afraid if you don't immediately see him. He will come bounding up as a side scene after you attempt to leave.
Found: Lothering (Tavern)
Class: Rogue (Bard)
When you enter the tavern near the farmer's fields in the trade city of Lothering, Leliana will immediately try to intercede on your behalf after a group of warriors attempts to fight your player. Agree to take her on with you to add her to your party. Easy!
Leliana is the first rogue team member you can add in Dragon Age. If your own character is not a rogue, she is essential for lockpicking and trap-finding skills before you find other options.
Warning: Leliana is particularly pious and immoral behavior could cause her to leave the party.
Found: Lothering (Caged)
This taciturn warrior specializes in powerful two-handed swords. He can be found in the southern section of Lothering, caged. Speak with him to find that he is being held for crimes by the Merciful Mother. She can be found in the Chantry church near the entrance.
Characters with a silver tongue can convince her to let him free. However, the easiest path to success is to simply request Sten be freed with Leliana in your party. She will convince the priestess to free Sten.
Shale is only available to players who have activated the Stone Prisoner DLC.
By completing the quest and using the golem control rod, players can activate this giant warrior. Surprisingly sassy for a construct, he is one of the most powerful physical fighters in the game. Players without the DLC should not expect to find him in-game.
Found: Mage Circle
Class: Mage (Spirt Healer)
An invaluable party member, until there is a mage with access to healing, she is one of the most important characters to find in Dragon Age. She's easy enough to meet. Simply head to the Mage Circle and find her protecting the children at the end of the long hallway.
Warning: Be careful if you have Morrigan in your party. She is an illegal mage and if your player character chooses to sympathize with her commentary on the Circle's laws, Wynne will attack the party during her recruitment conversation.
Found: The Deep Roads
Class: Warrior (Berserker)
Before you can bring Oghren into your party, you must first complete the king-making quest in Orzammar. Once you're ready to head out onto the Deep Roads, he will offer to join you on your quest. Until then, he will not be available as a party member.
As a powerful warrior, he can teach the rest of your warriors how to become a Berserker.
Found: Random Road Encounter (after completing a few starting quests)
Class: Rogue (Assassin)
You'll know you're close to acquiring Zevran as a party member when there are intermittent cut scenes showing him being hired to kill your player. Eventually, while traversing the map, your party will become involved in a random encounter. Zevran and his band of rogues will attack you.
After the battle, you have the option of killing him or speaking to him about his life. Engage him in conversation and he will offer to join you on your quest. Agree and he'll come along.
Warning: If you want to keep Zevran, get him to like you as fast as possible. Otherwise, he may be convinced to betray you by his former employers.
Found: Denerim Landsmeet
Class: Warrior (Champion)
Once your antagonist is defeated, you can insist he join the Grey Wardens rather than execute him. If you do, he will join your party as a powerful and inspiring warrior. However, his violence and treasonous ways may not earn your the favor of your loyal party members.
Warning: Recruiting Loghain will result in Alistair permanently leaving the party no matter what. It is impossible to have both of them on the same team. Choose one.
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