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

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Cassandra joins the Inquisitor automatically during The Wrath of Heaven.

Cassandra's Disposition[edit | edit source]

The player can tell generally how Cassandra feels about the Inquisitor by engaging her in a "generic" conversation (i.e. a conversation where her greeting and farewell are not changed by any other factors such as a quest or cutscene).

Hostile (-75 to -5):
Cassandra will greet the Inquisitor with:
  • "Go on, then."
  • "What is it?"
  • "Surely you have better things to do."
Cassandra will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "As you wish."
Neutral (-5 to 34):
Cassandra will greet the Inquisitor with:
  • "Greetings."
  • "Yes?"
  • "Do you need something?"
Cassandra will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Another time, then."
Warm (35 to 74):
Cassandra will still use the "Neutral" set of greetings, but may also add:
  • "Hello again."
  • "Is there anything you need?"
  • "I trust all is well?"
Cassandra will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Another time, then."
Friendly (75 to 125):
Cassandra will drop the "Neutral" greetings and will still use the "Warm" set of greetings, but may also add:
  • "What do you need, my friend?"
  • "It's good to see you."
Cassandra will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Another time, then."
Note: If Cassandra is romanced, she will drop all standard greetings and will greet the inquisitor with "The sight of you warms the heart." and "You are quite distracting you know?"

Cutscenes[edit | edit source]

Prologue[edit | edit source]

It may be the key to stopping this, but there isn't much time.
  • If I can help, I will. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Will helping save me?
  • Do I have a choice? - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
Drop your weapon. Now.
  • (Mage only) - I don't need a staff. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • All right, I'll disarm. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • You need to trust me. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • I need this weapon!
How do you think we should proceed?
  • Take the mountain path. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Charge with the soldiers. - DAIApproval.png Approves
The Breach is stable, but it is still a threat. I will not ignore it.
  • I did what I could. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I'm still a suspect.
  • You want my help. Again.
Providence. The Maker sent her/him to us in our darkest hour.
  • I am not a "chosen one." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • What more do you want?
  • Are you serious? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Are you sure? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves (Non-human only)
  • Blessed be the Maker. - DAIApproval.png Approves (Human only)
  • You believe I'm innocent.
But we have no choice: we must act now. With you at our side.
  • I want to help. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • This is rather strange.
  • I agree. For now.

Did I do the right thing?[edit | edit source]

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

(Disgusted Noise.)
  • (Romance) You're impressive. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Are you all right?
  • You need stronger dummies. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Was that supposed to be me?
One day, they may write about me as a traitor, a madwoman, a fool. And they may be right.
  • [Investigate.]
No approval changes
  • You had to do it.
  • It's too late to turn back.
  • It was foolish. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
I cannot afford to be so careless again.
  • You had cause. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Glad to hear it. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • No, you can't. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Her wording here will vary depending on whether or not the Herald has openly voiced an opinion on being the Herald of Andraste. All variations come down to a single question...
I'm curious. Do you even believe in the Maker?
  • (Special) I believe in Elven gods. (Elf only)
  • (Special) I'm Qunari, remember? (Qunari only)
  • (Special) I'm a Dwarf, remember? (Dwarf only)
  • Yes - DAIApproval.png Approves [WARNING: This will establish the Herald as faithful and prevent them from declaring the Inquisition for order or to do what's right at the end of In Your Heart Shall Burn.]
  • No - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • I don't know.

Return to Haven's Chantry.[edit | edit source]

Haven only, after Address the Chantry in Val Royeaux.

Cullen: It's a shame the templars have abandoned their senses as well as the capital.
No approval changes
Cullen: You think the mage rebellion is more united? It could be ten times worse!
  • We should meet the mages. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • We should find the templars. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You must choose soon. - DAIApproval.png Approves

Deal. With. It.[edit | edit source]

Haven only, after In Hushed Whispers OR Champions of the Just
A cutscene will play of Cassandra arguing with a mage or templar. That bit will vary, but her lines with The Inquisitor, The Inquisitor's lines and the dialogue choices are always the same. There is one romance option, but otherwise no choices cause any approval changes.

A toast to you.[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, requires an approval of [-30] or lower...

  • You're drunk!
  • A pathetic display - DAIApproval.png Greatly Disapproves
  • What's wrong now? - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • You're angry at me?

And I'm the one who raised you up.

  • [If expressed belief] The Maker chose me, not you. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • [If did not express belief] I didn't ask for this.
  • We don't need you. - DAIApproval.png Greatly Disapproves
  • Yes, you did.
  • I'm doing my best. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

The fight with Varric[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, after speaking to Hawke...

Varric: You kidnapped me! You interrogated me! What did you expect?
  • [Intervene.] -  DAIApproval.png Varric Approves
  • [Stay out of it.]DAIApproval.png Varric Disapproves
If [Stay out of it.] is chosen...
Varric: Look at her! She's finally lost it!
  • Stop this Fighting! - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • This is funny. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Leave me out of this. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves, DAIApproval.png Varric Slightly Disapproves
If [Intervene.] is chosen...
Cassandra: Hawke would have been at the Conclave! If anyone could have saved Most Holy...
  • Cassandra, back off! - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Varric's not at fault. - DAIApproval.png Varric Approves
  • Varric, you bastard. - DAIApproval.png Varric Greatly Disapproves
  • What's done is done.
Cassandra: We all know whose side you're on Varric. It will never be the Inquisition's.
  • We need to work together. - DAIApproval.png Varric Slightly Approves
  • Varric's earned his place. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves, DAIApproval.png Varric Approves
  • That's unfair Cassandra. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves, DAIApproval.png Varric Approves
  • I'm well aware. - DAIApproval.png Approves, 2× DAIApproval.png Varric Disapproves
Varric leaves...
Cassandra: I am such a fool.
Q What if it had been different? (This will remove the romance option.))
  • (Romance) I still like you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Don't blame yourself. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • We're all fools, Cassandra. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • We need to do better. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

Swords & Shields[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, requires +35
Begins Guilty Pleasures

(Gasps.) I don't know what you're talking about!
No approval changes.
It's… one of Varric's tales. Swords & Shields. The latest chapter.
  • You don't need to hide it. – DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • So you've read them all?
  • Why waste your time? – DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Whatever you do, don't tell Varric.
  • (Romance) I should read it. – DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
Other options have no approval change.

Writing[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, after Here Lies the Abyss...

Writing does not come naturally to me, as I'm certain you can imagine.
  • [Romance] Love poetry, I assume? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
(other options have no approval change.)
I was there, I saw it with my own eyes. It must be recorded./ I wasn't there, but others were. Their accounts must be recorded.
  • That could be used against us. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • That's a good idea. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I don't care about historians. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Just be careful. - No approval change.

Missing Seekers[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, after speaking to the Grey Warden in Crestwood, requires a certain level of positive approval.
Begins the war table operation Locate the Missing Seekers.

(Sighs.) I can keep staring at this, but I won't get any closer.
  • Can I help? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
(other options have no approval change.)
I've a growing suspicion Corypheus has imprisoned them.
  • This is important to you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • They might be his allies. - No approval change.
  • Whats the point? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

I was hoping we could speak privately.[edit | edit source]

After Promise of Destruction
Requires 75+ [confirmation needed] and flirting in the past
Happens also for a female Inquisitor
Starts or ends romance. Female Inquisitors are always turned down.

No approval changes [confirmation needed] (for male Inquisitors)
Note: This conversation ends in an area of Skyhold that is only accessible after completing a main plot quest. If that hasn't been done yet, the Inquisitor will be unable to reenter Skyhold's Main Hall by normal means – through a door. One solution is to use the map and travel; another would be to simply jump over the mural and on the roof, then down into the garden: remember, in Skyhold fall damage is disabled.

On Being Divine[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, after Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts...
Unlocks the war table mission Support Cassandra

Mother Giselle: Talk to her, Your Worship.
  • Is she bothering you?
  • Having fun? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • What's this about?
So now the Chantry bandies our names about without even asking us first.
Q Is that even possible? (repeat)
  • (Special) Why am I not a candidate? (repeat)
  • So refuse.
  • Who cares about the Chantry? - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • You'd be perfect. (Adds +5 for Cassandra in Divine Election.)
The Chantry should provide faith. Hope. Instead, it cannot veer from its course, even in the face of certain death.
Q Do you really feel that way? (repeat)
  • The Chantry has failed. - DAIApproval.png Greatly Disapproves
  • These are extreme times.
  • So do better. - DAIApproval.png Approves
It needs to change. Perhaps I must be the one to change it.
[Special.]
  • (Romance) I like your determination. (repeat) - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • (Nobility Knowledge) I can help you become Divine. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Approves (twice)
[Investigate.]
No approval changes
  • We have other concerns. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Maybe the Chantry should end. (Adds +1 for Leliana and -1 for Cassandra in Divine Election.) - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • A new crusade for you?

After What Pride Had Wrought[edit | edit source]

No approval changes

Planning Troop Movements[edit | edit source]

Requires +75
Friendship cutscene

No approval changes

Prompted conversation[edit | edit source]

It occurs to me...[edit | edit source]

Haven or Skyhold

I'm... not sure. Where are you from?
Q You don't know? (repeat)
  • [Tell her.]
  • [Make something up.] (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
Line varies depending on race
  • I hated it. - DAIApproval.png Approves for a non-mage Trevelyan
  • Eventually, perhaps.
  • Home is wherever I am. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • None of your business. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • I'd go now, if I had a choice. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

Something is troubling me...[edit | edit source]

Available immediately upon reaching Skyhold
Begins Unfinished Business

No one is dealing with these matters. I was hoping we might, before they get worse.
  • Of course.
  • It's not our job. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • We have a lot to do. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

After choosing a Specialization[edit | edit source]

When the Inquisitor chooses the Necromancer specialization[edit | edit source]

No approval changes

When the Inquisitor chooses the Reaver specialization[edit | edit source]

No approval changes

[Investigate.][edit | edit source]

Tell me about yourself.[edit | edit source]

Not entirely. I'm just curious as to your motivation. (low approval; threshold unknown)
  • (Romance) I'd like us to be closer. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Just being friendly - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Suspicious, aren't you? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Just tell me.
There's... Not much to know. (high approval; +/- 29-30 approval[1])
  • (Romance) Such modesty!
  • I'm not trying to pry.
  • That can't be true
  • Just tell me something.
  1. Choosing all dialogue options that gives the most approval with Cassandra in the cutscenes and the other prompted conversations, before going to the Hinterlands, should give around 29 approval which unlocks the second dialogue.
Cassandra: That's all there is to know, my lady/lord. (Codex Unlocked: The Seekers of Truth)
Q1 You're Nevarran royalty? (Codex Unlocked: The Pentaghasts; adds Q3 & Q4)
  • Is that why you left Nevarra?
  • So you're not on good terms.
  • Others would be thankful. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Q2 Tell me about Nevarra (Codex Unlocked: Nevarra)
No approval changes
Q3 What happened to your brother?
Requires +35; if not enough she'll say she doesn't want to talk about it
No approval changes in first set of choices
It took many years to let go of my drive for vengeance.
  • I understand. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You blamed all mages?
  • You didn't let it go. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Q4 You worked for the Divine?
  • (Special) What is a Right Hand?
  • (Special) You believed in her. (adds Q5)
Q5 How did you become Right Hand?
No approval changes in first set of choices
Yet I became the Right Hand, and they are forgotten.
Q What became of the mages? (repeat)
  • (Romance) You're delightful. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You're still a hero.
  • Impressive!
  • Typical of the Chantry.

Tell me about the Seekers.[edit | edit source]

Q1 But what are Seekers? (adds Q4)
  • So you led the templars?
  • They did a bad job - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Then who watched you?
  • (Special) Could that be fixed?
Q2 Why did the Seekers rebel?
  • (Special) You disagree?
  • It was inevitable.
  • Mages should be free. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • I agree with you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You care deeply about it.
Q3 How do you become a Seeker?
  • (Special) What is the vigil?
  • It does sound wonderful - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Was it magic?
  • You were delirious. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
Q4 What abilities do you have?
No approval changes

Let's talk about the Chantry.[edit | edit source]

No approval changes

So you're a romantic?[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, available after cutscene Swords & Shields...

It is passion. It is being swept away by the pursuit of an ideal. What is not to like about that?
  • (Romance) I like that you like it. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Nothing at all. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • It's just unexpected.
  • You're wasting time. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

Do you want to be Divine?[edit | edit source]

Skyhold, available after cutscene On Being Divine

Why should what I want matter?
No approval changes
So I look upon this as an opportunity.  I owe it to myself and all of Thedas to seek the Sunburst Throne.
  • You'd make a good Divine. (Adds +5 for Cassandra in Divine Election.) - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Perhaps there's another way. (Adds -1 for Cassandra in Divine Election.) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Forget the Chantry. (Adds -5 for Cassandra in Divine Election.) - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

[Special.][edit | edit source]

The Tranquil Cure[edit | edit source]

After Promise of Destruction, requires Arcane Knowledge...

No approval changes

Unfinished Business[edit | edit source]

  • Kill first target with her in the party - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Kill first target without her in the party - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • DAIApproval.png Cassandra Greatly Approves each time a target is killed, if she is in the active party.
  • DAIApproval.png Cassandra Approves each time a target is killed, if she is not in the active party.

In The Field[edit | edit source]

Approval changes only occur when Cassandra is in the active party unless otherwise noted. Other characters' approval changes can be seen compiled on the related quest pages.

Hinterlands[edit | edit source]

  • Completing "Agrarian Apostate" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Sister Tanner in Redcliffe Village during "Business Arrangements":
    • (Special) "Cassandra?" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
    • (Special) "Varric?" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
    • (Special) "You degrade the Chantry." (Bugged! Do not use!) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Completing "In the Elements" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Speaker Anais for the first time in front of Winterwatch Tower to begin "Praise the Herald of Andraste":
    • "I believe I was chosen." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Recruiting Anais after completing "Praise the Herald of Andraste":
    • "Help the refugees." (Anais not recruited.) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
    • "Spread word of the Inquisition." (Recruit Anais for Connections.) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Lord Berand in Winterwatch Tower for "Love Waits":
    • "Join the Inquisition." (Recruits Berand for Forces.) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Completing "Shallow Breaths" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Hyndel after completion of "Shallow Breaths":
    • (Special) "Go to your family." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Ritts during the quest "Strange Bedfellows":
    • "This is a travesty." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Recruiting Ritts upon completion of "Strange Bedfellows":
    • (Underworld Knowledge or Dwarven Inquisitor) No. You have potential. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Recruiting Vale's Irregulars (see here for more information on this quest as it can be quite easy to miss):
    • "Recruit the skilled." (Recruit Vale's Irregulars for Forces.) - DAIApproval.png Approves (regardless of whether in the party or not)
    • "Grow our reputation." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves (regardless of whether in the party or not)

Crestwood[edit | edit source]

  • Speaking to Mayor Gregory Dedrick for the first time during "Still Waters":
    • "Please, let me help you." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to the two villagers in Red Horn Tavern during "Still Waters":
    • (Villager: We didn't know you were here, ser. Please don't tell anyone!) "I won't." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Speaking to the Spirit in Old Crestwood to initiate "Burdens of Command":
    • (Special) "Cassandra?" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
    • "I'll do it." (Accepting the quest.) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Killing the nug family living in the Flooded Caves at the end of "Still Waters" - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

Exalted Plains[edit | edit source]

  • Speaking to Emalien after returning Valorin's effects to complete "Someone to Lose":
    • "Teenagers are stupid." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
    • "Blood magic." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

Emprise du Lion[edit | edit source]

  • Completing "Caged Confession" by giving the letter to Linette and choosing, "Louis killed your brother." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Speaking to Mistress Poulin at the end of "Quarry Quandary":
    • "People died because of you." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
    • "Practical." - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

DLCs[edit | edit source]

Jaws of Hakkon[edit | edit source]

Trespasser[edit | edit source]

  • Speaking to the Inquisitor's party before leaving the Darvaarad and pursuing the Viddasala through the Eluvian near the end of the Trespasser quest: 
    • (Solas Romance) "I have to save him." - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
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