Of all the threats from beyond the Veil, few are more insidious and deceptively deadly than the desire demon. Far more intelligent than the bestial hunger and rage demons, more ambitious than the demons of sloth, these spirits are among the most skilled at tempting mages into possession.

Desire demons use the yearnings of the victims – lust, wealth, power – to their advantage. Their abilities to affect the mind allow them to assume disguises and even alter the environment to their purposes. As a result, many who become their prey never realize it. While desire demons may resort to an outright mind control, they seem to take greater pleasure in more subtle deceit.

If overpowered, a desire demon will most likely attempt to bargain its way to freedom. These deals usually end with the demon gaining an upper hand, even when the mage believes otherwise.[1][2]

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Ico Quest Broken Circle
Ico Quest The Arl of Redcliffe

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

Ico Quest Tears in the Veil

Abilities Edit

Spell-ConeOfCold icon Cone of Cold
Cursed Dance Cursed Dance
Spell-Horror icon Horror
Ico Scream Scream
Spell-Weakness icon Weakness
Spell-Winter'sGrasp icon Winter's Grasp

While in the Fade:

Spells-ArcaneShield Arcane Shield
Spell-DrainLife icon Drain Life
Spell-FlameBlast icon Flame Blast
Spell-GlyphOfRepulsion icon Glyph of Repulsion
Spell-Horror icon Horror
Spell-MisdirectionHex icon Misdirection Hex
Shock icon Shock
Spell-SpellShield icon Spell Shield
Spell-Weakness icon Weakness

Dragon Age II Edit

Resistances Edit

  • Cold: Normal
  • Fire: Normal
  • Electricity: Low
  • Nature: Low
  • Spirit: Normal (Immune on Nightmare)

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Notes Edit

  • Solas states in conversation that Purpose is one of the spirits that can be twisted into a Desire Demon.[3]

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Desire Demon

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 170
  2. Codex entry: Desire Demon
  3. "Wisdom and Purpose are too easily twisted into Pride and Desire." - Solas Dialogue upon following the [Investigate] tree, "Tell me about yourself." The order connects Wisdom with Pride and Purpose with Desire. Likewise, Wisdom is shown in canon to be corrupted into Pride.
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