Note: See the Approval (Inquisition) page for an explanation on point values

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

After The Threat Remains the Inquisitor can recruit Blackwall in The Lone Warden.

Blackwall's Disposition[edit | edit source]

The player can tell generally how Blackwall feels about the Inquisitor by engaging him in a "generic" conversation (i.e. a conversation where his greeting is not changed by any other factors such as a quest or cutscene).

Cold/Hostile (-75 to -5):
Blackwall will greet the Inquisitor with "What is it? or "What do you want?" or "(Grunts.)"
Neutral/Warm/Friendly (-4 to 125):
Blackwall will greet the Inquisitor with "At your service." or "Yes?" or "Something on your mind?" or "I'm here."

If romanced, he might also say: "I am here." or "My lady."

Cutscenes[edit | edit source]

Look at it.[edit | edit source]

Haven only, first attempt to speak to him...

And to actually walk out of it, to be that close...
No approval changes
Blackwall: I have to admit, I thought you'd be… Herald: Human? Blackwall: Yes. (if not human)
  • I don't blame you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • At least you're honest. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Is this a problem?
The Breach, the Divine's death, the Wardens... it doesn't make sense. There's so much we don't know. (if human)
No approval changes
Just one question, then. How do you think you fit in with all of this?
  • I want peace. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • I'm not sure yet. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Some worship me. I like that. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

So this is Skyhold.[edit | edit source]

Available immediately upon reaching Skyhold, first attempt to speak to him...

We'll be able to see Corypheus coming from miles away.
No approval changes
Let him come. I swear I'll take the twisted bastard down, even if I have to die to do it.
  • (Romance) I'm not losing you. - DAIApproval.png Approves
    • (Choosing this will soft-lock the Inquisitor into a romance with Blackwall, causing romance options with other companions to be altered or not be shown, for example, with Solas in Return to Haven. If you have chosen no romance dialogue options up to this point, this choice may not be available.)
  • Thank you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You're taking this hard. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • You're no good to me dead. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Tell me honestly: are you what they say you are? Andraste's chosen?
No approval changes

The New Warden Workshop[edit | edit source]

Requires +35

It's good to be part of something so important, something that could change things.
  • (Romance) It's only about the work?
  • I'm glad. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • What about the Wardens?
  • So we have your loyalty?
For a Dwarven inquisitor there is a special dialogue with no approval changes.
Someone told me that once. Took me years to understand what he meant.
  • Wise words. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Isn't it obvious? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Why follow at all? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Put aside his own ambitions to help me win the melee. I don't think I ever thanked him.
  • [Investigate.]
No approval changes
  • A generous act.
  • Why'd he help you?
  • You couldn't win on your own? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
(No romance) I should've gone with him. Perhaps things could've been different.
  • It all turned out.
  • Not necessarily better.
  • Regret is useless. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
(Romance) But now I believe I made the right decision after all.
  • What changed? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves (after the scene)
  • (Romance) Because of me? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves (after the scene)
  • Self-doubt is dangerous. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves (after the scene)

I've A Hankering For Company[edit | edit source]

Requires completion of Here Lies the Abyss & Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts.
Starts Revelations

Do you know what I did?
No approval changes
I just pretended it wasn't happening.
  • You were a child.
  • So did everyone else.
  • You were weak. - DAIApproval.png Approves
We could make the world better. It's just easier to shut our eyes.
  • Don't let that stop you.
  • Your eyes aren't shut. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • All this over a dog? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

If romanced you will get another dialogue without any approval changes.

After completing Explanations[edit | edit source]

First three responses have no approval change

But I... I need you to end this, because I can't.
  • No. [Kiss him.] (commit to relationship) - DAIApproval.png Greatly Approves
  • You'll have to do it. (ends relationship) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

Crisis[edit | edit source]

Skyhold; once it gets its first set of repairs and -30 approval.
After a brief exchange, he storms out of the barn and leaves the Inquisition forever. No choice the Inquisitor makes can prevent this.

Prompted conversation[edit | edit source]

After In Hushed Whispers[edit | edit source]

Haven only, initiate conversation and he will make a statement based on how the mages were dealt with.
If the mages were offered an alliance he DAIApproval.png Approves
If the mages were conscripted he DAIApproval.png Disapproves

If he was brought for the quest:

I have to ask... what was I like in that dark future you saw?
  • You were heroic. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • You were the same.
  • You were angry.
  • Don't ask.

After Champions of the Just[edit | edit source]

I imagine it makes trusting others risky.
  • Trust is important. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • What's life without risk? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I don't trust anyone.

After Here Lies the Abyss[edit | edit source]

They died for us, and Corypheus twisted their sacrifice to make it his own!
  • We stopped it. - DAIApproval.png Slightly approves
  • Clarel's pride is to blame. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • That's why we fight him. - DAIApproval.png Approves
It's not right... to want to do good, to be good, and have that turned against you.
  • (Romanced) They didn't have your resolve.DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Then remember the intention. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • We can still try, right? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Nothing is perfect. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

After walking the ramparts (Romanced)[edit | edit source]

Gives Blackwall's romance-specific personal quest Explanations

I hope you can forgive me for pushing you away.
  • I understand. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You're the one suffering.
  • I'm not giving up.
I... owe you an explanation for what I did. But not here.
  • We'll go as soon as possible. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • This sounds ominous.
  • Explain now.

After What Pride Had Wrought[edit | edit source]

This dialogue is only available after the completion of Revelations

Perhaps it's a good thing I'm not a real Warden.
  • A very good thing. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • We would've left you behind.
  • Trying to defend your lie?

After choosing a Specialization[edit | edit source]

After a mage Inquisitor selects the Necromancer specialization[edit | edit source]

Blackwall will DAIApproval.png Disapprove when talking to him.

Point is, you hear stories about these mages. How they're obsessed with death. And the dead.
  • My abilities help us. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I just want to live forever. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Magic isn't so natural. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

[Investigate.][edit | edit source]

Tell me about the Wardens[edit | edit source]

No approval changes for any questions available while in Haven
This question is added upon reaching Skyhold...
  • How do you kill an Archdemon?
  • I suppose you'd know. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • It can't be that simple.
  • Fine, keep your secrets. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
This dialogue options will be added after Revelations
  • You never heard the Calling.
  • You idolize them.
  • Would he have agreed? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • A foolish fantasy. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • (Special) You helped Adamant's Wardens.
  • Why were you recruited?
  • A noble act. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Were you drunk? - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • He saw how you fight. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

Let's talk about you.[edit | edit source]

Requires -4 or higher

No approval changes

Thoughts on the Inquisition?[edit | edit source]

If approval is -4 or higher...

You may have Andraste's favor, but wars are won by men. Soldiers. (he only says this in Haven)
  • Why war at all? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Wars are won in many ways. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • That's obvious. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

If approval is -5 or lower, he takes a shot at the Herald and the conversation moves straight to [Investigate.]

No approval changes

Know much about Corypheus?[edit | edit source]

No approval changes

[Special.][edit | edit source]

You're strangely charming.[edit | edit source]

Haven only, requires -4 or higher

  • I like your modesty. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • What's hard to come by?
  • There's more in my quarters. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Approves
So is there something large and heavy you need moved?
  • I just wanted to talk. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • I'm sure you have better uses. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Possibly. - DAIApproval.png Approves

What's wrong with you?[edit | edit source]

Replaces above romance option if approval is -5 or lower

No approval changes

Are Wardens being corrupted?[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, after speaking with Hawke...

That could very well explain why so many have disappeared.
  • We need to find them.
  • How's your state of mind?
  • All, but you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

What do I call you now?[edit | edit source]

Available after Revelations, if Blackwall was freed or will get send to the Grey Wardens

Almost like "Inquisitor". Reminds me of what I ought to be.
  • A noble sentiment. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • They aren't the same thing. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Your choice.

You brought this on yourself.[edit | edit source]

Available after Revelations, if Blackwall was told to continue the lie

No approval changes

What's wrong with you?[edit | edit source]

Available after Revelations, if Blackwall was told to continue the lie

No approval changes

Memories of the Grey[edit | edit source]

Every time an artifact is picked up and he is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Greatly Approves

Every time an artifact is picked up and he is NOT in the active party, return it to him in Haven or Skyhold - DAIApproval.png Approves

After returning an artifact for the first time, the following conversation takes place...

You didn't have to take the time to help, and yet you did.
  • It was a good cause. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • It was on the way.
  • It helps our cause. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
I've never been more certain in my decision to join you. (will vary slightly depending on previous choice and/or if Herald is female)
  • (Romance) Admiration?
  • We will do better. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I'm just hiding the bad. (ends conversation)
  • I don't care what you think. (ends conversation)
Of course I do. You have the world at your feet, myself included.
  • I don't want to be worshipped. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • And if the world hated me?
  • Good. Stay there. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

In the Field[edit | edit source]

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