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.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
- Kitty – a desire demon in Wilhelm's Cellar encountered during The Golem in Honnleath in the DLC The Stone Prisoner
Abilities[edit | edit source]
While in the Fade:
- Allure – a desire demon in the Underground Passage encountered during Repentance in The Exiled Prince DLC
- Caress – a desire demon encountered during Night Terrors in Feynriel's dream world.
- Hanker – a desire demon encountered during Kind of Want.
- Xebenkeck – an ancient desire demon encountered during Forbidden Knowledge.
- Unnamed desire demon, bound in a chamber in the Grey Warden prison, can be fought during Malcolm's Will in the Legacy DLC.
Resistances[edit | edit source]
- Cold: Normal
- Fire: Normal
- Electricity: Low
- Nature: Low
- Spirit: Normal (Immune on Nightmare)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Solas states in conversation that Purpose is one of the spirits that can be twisted into a Desire Demon.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 170
- Codex entry: Desire Demon
- "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.