Acquire the Arcanist is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.


This mission is available on the Ferelden side of the war table in Skyhold as part of the side quest Rune Crafting.

Operation text

Skyhold has incredible potential for runecrafting and mastercraft smithing, if only we had a gifted mind to gain full benefit. The war and the Venatori have claimed many experts, but we have located an "arcanist" with great skill and a reputation for humbling first enchanters in both Andrastian and Imperial Circles. Two assassination attempts---and at least one explosion---have made landholders reluctant to allow her passage through their territory. It will take significant effort to bring her from Tantervale, but this arcanist would be invaluable to the Inquisition.

Advisor suggestions

Note: The quest is completed instantly for all advisors.


Alliance can overwhelm any concern. The owners of where she will travel need to be convinced of the worth of pleasing us.


To bar passage, they must know she’s there. They will not.


A full retinue will secure her safety along the Imperial Highway.


The arcanist has been secured, despite great cost and concern of more than a few traditional-minded mages. She awaits a meeting with the Inquisitor in the Undercroft.


  • 50 XP
  • Unlocks the Arcanist in Skyhold's Undercroft
  • Progresses the Rune Crafting quest.
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