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Bereskarn are bears which have been tainted by the blight.

Background Edit

They have lost their sentience and became ghouls, much like the blight wolves and corrupted spiders. Bereskarn are slothful creatures when left alone, but fierce and unyielding when they attack. They are often enraged and prodded into battle by the darkspawn.

Tainted bears grow larger and sprout enormous bony spikes that protrude from their fur, causing severe wounds.[1]

BioWare canon
The following characters, lore and events in this section are non-canon in Dragon Age and exist only within the Dragon Age tabletop RPG.

Blood constantly seeps from these wounds, giving bereskarn a terrifying appearance and a nauseating smell.[2]

Involvement Edit

Bereskarn are encountered several times in Dragon Age: Origins. They use the same skills as great bears, but have much higher stats, with increased armor, health, attack and defense.

During the Magi Origin quest The Harrowing, the Warden encounters a sloth demon in the form of a bereskarn who offers to teach Mouse to shapeshift if the Warden can answer three riddles or defeat it in battle.

A Shapeshifter's Bear Shape will be upgraded to bereskarn with Master Shapeshifter.

Locations Edit

Ico Forest Brecilian Forest
Ico Area Map Fade
Ico Area Map Low Road
Ico Tower Circle Tower

Skills Edit

Shriek Overwhelm Overwhelm
RageAbilityBear Rage
Ico CreatureSlamSmashStomp Slam

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 167
  2. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 2, pp. 23–24
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