For the specialization in Dragon Age: Origins, see Blood Mage (Origins).

Blood Mage is one of the specializations available to the mage class in Dragon Age II.


Nothing inspires as much wild-eyed terror as the Blood Mage. Mages of this type take the raw energy of life and twist it to their own purposes. They can corrupt and control, and sustain their power by consuming the health of others, willing or not. The effects can be vile, but this specialization isn’t limited to madmen and monsters. Many see it as the only form of magic that is truly free, because it’s tied to the physical, not favors to spirits or demons. It remains an undeniably violent and self-destructive discipline, however, the Blood Mage must be careful. The temptation to take just a little more is always there.


Blood magic Blood Magic
Activation: 70% reserved
Cooldown: 20s
Requires: Level 7
While this mode is active, the mage can use blood magic, sacrificing health rather than mana to obtain a deeper pool of energy for casting spells. When Blood Magic is in use, however, the mage cannot be healed by conventional spells or potions.

1 health provides 2 mana
Spellcasting consumes health instead of mana
Immune to conventional healing
Blood magic Bloodlust
Requires: Level 11
Requires: 5 points in Blood Mage
Blood magic consumes less health, allowing the mage to cast spells with greater frequency.

1 health provides 1 additional mana
Grave Robber Grave Robber
Size: 12m
Cooldown: 45s
Requires: Level 10
The blood mage consumes the residual life force from nearby enemy corpses to regain health. (Blood Magic must be active.)

10% health regeneration per nearby corpse
Grave Robber One Foot In
Requires: Level 12
Requires: 3 points in Blood Mage
Grave Robber now drains a small amount of health from living enemies as well, using that energy to heal the mage. Creatures without blood are immune.

Spirit damage equal to 100% of mage's max health
Enemy armour momentarily 0%
Enemy damage resistance momentarily 0%
10% health regeneration per nearby enemy
Sacrifice Sacrifice
Cooldown: 20s
Requires: Level 9
The blood mage sucks the life force from an ally to regain health. (Blood Magic must be active.)

-20% health of companion
100% health regeneration of companion's lost health
Sacrifice Grim Sacrifice
Requires: Level 13
The mage now gains more health than the party member loses. If the spell causes the ally to fall the blood mage gains even more health.

+50% health regeneration of companion health loss
200% health regeneration of companion health loss if companion falls
Hemorrhage Hemorrhage
Size: 10m
Activation: 60
Cooldown: 30s
Requires: Level 13
Requires: 3 points in Blood Mage
This spell corrupts the blood of all foes in the targeted area, inflicting damage over a short duration without regard for enemy armor or damage resistance. Creatures without blood are immune. (Blood Magic must be active.)

physical damage: 4.5x
momentarily 0% enemy armour
momentarily 0% enemy damage resistance
Hemorrhage Paralyzing Hemorrhage
Requires: Level 15
Requires: 4 points in Blood Mage
Hemorrhage now inflicts more damage and immobilizes some enemies.

physical damage: +2.25x
500% physical damage vs. STAGGERED enemies
50% paralyze chance vs. normal enemies

Blood Slave Blood Slave
Activation: 40
Duration: 15s
Cooldown: 30s
Requires: Level 12
Requires: 3 points in Blood Mage
The mage enslaves a target, forcing it to fight alongside the party for a short time, after which the victim dies unless it is particularly powerful. Creature without blood are immune. (Blood Magic must be active.)

100% enslavement vs normal enemies
Blood Slave Blood Spatter
Requires: Level 16
When a Blood Slave dies, it explodes in a shower of gore that damages all nearby enemies.

Inflicts damage equal to 75% of the victim's maximum health on affected enemies

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