For the ingredient in Dragon Age: Origins, see Elfroot (Origins).
For the crafting resource in Dragon Age II, see Elfroot (Dragon Age II).


Elfroot is a tier 1 common herb in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Elfroot found to the west of Sahrnia

Background[edit | edit source]

Elfroot was first used by the elves of Arlathan, hence the name. The root gave their medicines particular efficacy, so when the Imperium conquered the elves, the magisters adopted its use and its popularity spread to all corners of the empire.

Elfroot is a hardy plant with large green leaves that grows wild in many places. It's so common that it tends to show up in most gardens and fields, almost like a weed. Unlike a weed, however, most people appreciate having access to the wonderful little plant. The roots can be used with very little preparation. Rubbing some of the juice on a wound, for example, will speed up healing and numb pain. And chewing on a slice of root treats minor ailments like indigestion, flatulence, and hoarse throats.

There are several varieties, but the most useful for herbalists are the Bitter, Gossamer, and Royal Elfroots.

—An excerpt from The Botanical Compendium by Ines Arancia, botanist[1]

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Needed for the quests:

A Common Treatment A Common Treatment
A Well-Stocked Camp A Well-Stocked Camp
An Advanced Treatment An Advanced Treatment
Antivenom Requisition on the Coast Antivenom Requisition on the Coast
Lotus and Root Lotus and Root
Elixir Requisition in the Mire Elixir Requisition in the Mire
A Better Courtyard A Better Courtyard

  • Upgrades:

Healing Potion Healing Potion
Lyrium Potion Lyrium Potion
Mighty Offense Tonic Mighty Offense Tonic
Regeneration Potion Regeneration Potion
Rock Armor Tonic Rock Armor Tonic

  • Required to craft:

Lyrium Potion Lyrium Potion
Mighty Offense Tonic Mighty Offense Tonic
Regeneration Potion Regeneration Potion
Rock Armor Tonic Rock Armor Tonic

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 16 elfroots are available at the Upper Lake Camp in the Hinterlands and then heading east by southeast to Calenhad's Foothold where the Thelm Gold-Handed, the Dreamer landmark is located. All of the herbs are in and around the castle. Travel to a different region and back to reset the nodes, the herbs will respawn in the same location.
  • Elfroot's medicinal properties were re-discovered in 4:20, likely a joke by the developers that alludes to the code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and by extension, as a way to identify oneself with cannabis[2]

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Elfroot Codex entry: Elfroot
Codex entry: Gardner Diary Codex entry: Gardner Diary
Codex entry: Healer's Notes at Redcliffe Crossroads Codex entry: Healer's Notes at Redcliffe Crossroads
Codex entry: Waterlogged Diary Codex entry: Waterlogged Diary

References[edit | edit source]

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