Bears are a creature in Dragon Age: Origins.
—From Codex entry: Bear
Black bears are the most common type of bears. They can be summoned by a Ranger and Shapeshifters can transform into one. The Ranger's bear levels up with the character and thus makes for a great tanking ally, with high health and damage output. While same applies to the bear form, its use prevents the casting of spells and thus it should only be used as a last resort.
LocationsLothering Fade Forest Path
SkillsSlam Rage (restricted from summoned bears.)
The one in the picture above. It is far larger and more powerful than the Black bear, and gains Overwhelm. Master Ranger converts the summoned bear to Great Bear, marginally increasing its power and letting it use Rage.
LocationsBrecilian Forest Battlefield Forest Path
A bear corrupted by the Blight, that has lost its sentience and became a ghoul, much like Blight wolves and Corrupted spiders. They use the same skills as Great bears, but have much higher stats, with increased armor, health, attack and defence. A Shapeshifter's Bear Shape will be upgraded to Bereskarn with Master Shapeshifter.