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

Cassandra's Disposition

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 (-5 to -75):
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?"


Did I do the right thing?

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

(Disgusted Noise.)
  • (Romance) You're impressive. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Are you all right?
  • You need stronger dummies. - DAIApproval 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 Disapproves
I cannot afford to be so careless again.
  • You had cause. - DAIApproval Approves
  • Glad to hear it. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • No, you can't. - DAIApproval 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 Approves
  • No - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I don't know.

Return to Haven's Chantry.

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 Cassandra Slightly Disapproves
  • We should find the templars. - DAIApproval Cassandra Slightly Approves
  • You must choose soon. - DAIApproval Cassandra Approves

Deal. With. It.

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.

The fight with Varric

Skyhold, after speaking to Hawke...

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

Sword & Shields

Skyhold, requires +35
Begins Guilty Pleasures

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 Slightly Approves
  • So you've read them all?
  • Why waste your time? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Whatever you do, don't tell Varric.
  • (Romance) I should read it. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • He'd be pleased.
  • Wouldn't dream of it.
  • Seriously?


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 Slightly Approves
(other options have no approval change.)
I was there, I saw it with my own eyes. It must be recorded.
  • Thay could be used against us. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Thats a good idea. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I don't care about historians. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Just be careful. - No approval change.

On Being Divine

Skyhold, after Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts...

Mother Giselle: Talk to her, Your Worship.
  • Is she bothering you?
  • Having fun? - DAIApproval 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 Disapproves
  • You'd be perfect.
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 Greatly Disapproves
  • These are extreme times.
  • So do better. - DAIApproval Approves
It needs to change. Perhaps I must be the one to change it.
  • (Romance) I like your determination. (repeat) - DAIApproval Approves
  • (Nobility Knowledge) I can help you become Divine. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval Approves (twice)
No approval changes
  • We have other concerns. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Maybe the Chantry should end. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • A new crusade for you?

Planning Troop Movements

Requires +75
Friendship cutscene
No approval changes

Prompted conversation

It occurs to me...

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 Disapproves
Line varies depending on race
  • I hated it. (Approves for Trevelyan regardless of gender)
  • Eventually, perhaps.
  • Home is wherever I am. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • None of your business. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I'd go now, if I had a choice. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

Something is troubling me...

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 Slightly Disapproves
  • We have a lot to do. - DAIApproval Disapproves


Tell me about yourself.

Not entirely. I'm just curious as to your motivation. (low approval; threshold unknown)
  • (Romance) I'd like us to be closer. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Just being friendly - DAIApproval Approves
  • Suspicious, aren't you? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Just tell me.
There's... Not much to know. (high approval; threshold unknown)
  • (Romance) Such modesty!
  • I'm not trying to pry.
  • That can't be true
  • Just tell me something.
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 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 Slightly Approves
  • You blamed all mages?
  • You didn't let it go. - DAIApproval 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 Slightly Approves
  • You're still a hero.
  • Impressive!
  • Typical of the Chantry.

Tell me about the Seekers.

Q1 But what are Seekers? (adds Q4)
  • So you led the templars?
  • They did a bad job - DAIApproval 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 Disapproves
  • I agree with you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • You care deeply about it.
Q3 How do you become a Seeker?
  • (Special) What is the vigil?
  • It does sound wonderful - DAIApproval Approves
  • Was it magic?
  • You were delirious. - DAIApproval Disapproves
Q4 What abilities do you have?
No approval changes

Let's talk about the Chantry.

No approval changes

So you're a romantic?

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 Slightly Approves
  • Nothing at all. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • It's just unexpected.
  • You're wasting time. - DAIApproval Disapproves

Do you want to be Divine?

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. - DAIApproval Approves
  • Perhaps there's another way. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Forget the Chantry. - DAIApproval Disapproves

Unfinished Business

Kill first target with her in the party - DAIApproval Greatly Approves & DAIApproval Approves

Kill first target without her in the party - DAIApproval Approves (twice)

Guilty Pleasures

See the Guilty Pleasures quest page for complete approval changes.

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