For the elven artifact plot item in Dragon Age: Origins, see Elven Artifact.

In Dragon Age: Inquisition, elven artifacts are found in locations around Ferelden and Orlais. When activated they strengthen the Veil in the immediate area.


The player is introduced to the artifacts during Solas' companion quest Measuring the Veil, however the artifacts can be found and interacted with before that quest is completed.

Related Quests

Quest icon DAI Measuring the Veil
Quest icon DAI What Lies Dormant
Quest icon DAI Measure Veil Strength (war table operation)


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  • One in Old Crestwood
  • On the shore line just outside of Old Crestwood
  • In the Flooded Caves- Deepest Tier in the room across the hall from the Rift

Emerald Graves

  • In the southernmost room in the Hallowed Tombs of the Din'an Hanin - Upper Crypts
  • In the Firewater Garden, just north-east of the small bridge, north of a large rock tower
  • Close to the south-western rift for the Rifts at the Pavilion quest

Fallow Mire

  • In the small clearing where Widris is encountered during the related quest

Forbidden Oasis

  • In the main chamber of Solasan
  • At the top of Ritual Rock


  • At the top of the north tower in the keep at Winterwatch Tower
  • In a shack just SSW of Redcliffe Farms Camp

Hissing Wastes

  • Inside the Tomb at Sunstop Mountains, at the utmost bottom of the scaffolding

Lost Temple of Dirthamen

Storm Coast

  • In the middle of the Waterfall Cave
  • Daerwin's Mouth, the lower level of the Red Templar base, in front of a broken bridge

Western Approach

  • In the Main Chamber of the Still Ruins


If Solas is in the party when an artifact is found and activated, he DAIApproval Slightly Approves.


Finding and activating an artifact yields

  • 44 XP
  • 40 Influence
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