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The Desolate Highway is one of the random encounters in Dragon Age: Origins. The Warden and their accompanying party are assailed by a pack of wolves.

Hostile creatures[]



This encounter can be difficult early in the game. The Hold command can be used to prevent your party triggering the many traps in the area. Focus party fire on a single target, and use crowd control talents and abilities such as Mind Blast and Dread Howl.


Deathroot Deathroot
Elfroot Elfroot

Special objects[]

  • Sign (2) - one warns of wolves that frequent the area; the other warns of the traps that have been placed for them.
  • Leghold Trap (10) - wooden claw, medium difficulty, 30 XP gained per trap disarmed.

See also[]

Bloody Plains Bloody Plains
The Low Road The Low Road
Treacherous Path Treacherous Path