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I was just wondering what your favorite party is in Dragon Age 2. I personally liked my mage Hawke, Merril, Anders and Aveline. Aveline can tank while my mages destroy all the enemies surrounding her. Xassassinx (talk) 13:34, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Warrior Hawke, Fenris or Aveline, Merrill and Varric.

Varric can be replaced by Anders, though only in companion quests. Diwaldor (talk) 13:40, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

I was fond of the Isabela, Merrill and Varric combo, with Aveline sometimes substituting for Varric. It was really more for the banter and the interactions during all of conversations/cut scenes, although they made a formidable combat force as well. Always good to have a mage in a fight, and a super quick rogue too. WhyKikyouWhy (talk) 13:43, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

With my 2h Warrior It was Anders/Bethany, Isabella/Verric and Avaline. With my S&B Damage warrior it was Anders/Bethany, Isabella, Verric/Avaline. With my Mage it's Fenris (2h tanking works well..in MOST cases) Isabella, Verric only because the in party chatter and cut scenes with sarcastic Hawke are great with those 3.TheSabi (talk) 13:46, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

DPS mage Hawke, Aveline(even though I hate her), Anders(my right hand man, just like in Awakening), Varric(Lockpick and I hated Isabela...plus she left a little while into the game).--75.108.168.149 (talk) 15:19, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Sword & Shield Hawke, with Varric, Merrill and Isabella. I would no matter what keep Varric and Merrill, for companion quests would substitute Isabella as needed. --Astenbaud (talk) 15:35, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

My mage Hawke, Fenris, Isabela and Varric. BEST. PARTY. BANTER. EVER. —Rocketai (Ho there! Chase my tail!) 16:01, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Seconded. With a sarcastic Hawke of course =D Kestrella (talk) 21:47, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

Because I generally play as a mage because I think they're the most fun, I take Aveline, Fenris and Varric on most main quests, and obviously when I'm doing a companion quest it varies, but most the time Aveline and Fenris are consistent. Aveline's tanking and Fenris's damage output make them perhaps the best warrior duo in both games. Weak Spot (talk) 16:31, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

For Rogue Hawke I used Fenris as tank/damage, and then Merrill and Anders as well. Anders I mostly let dps but invested points into his healing specialty tree and micromanaged that when I needed. Fenris tended to do well tanking groups from his large damage and Merrill and I decimated single target foes. Though in the final chapter I ended up swapping Anders for Aveline as I went Pro-Templars and through my choices couldn't keep Anders. Breaklance (talk) 02:00, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

Depended on what Hawk was. When I was Sword and Shield Hawk, I was with Isabela, Merrill and Anders. Great banter. Then when I was a mage, I brought avaline, anders and varric. Was ok. When I was a rogue, I used fenris, isabela and varric successfully just surviving on potions and everything dying before it could do much damage. Good banter aswell. --94.195.56.72 (talk) 16:40, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

With my 2H Hawke, it was Isabella, Merrill, and Anders. In the previous game, I would usually have 3 melee with one mage, but I decided to try out a 2 mage, two melee group, and it worked out great. Oh, and it was great flirting with all three of them at once ;) Impornant (talk) 17:28, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Warrior Hawke, Isabela, Merrill and Varric

First time I was rogue Hawke with Anders, Fenris and Varric. I honestly got a bit tired of the Fenris/Anders squabbling, but they made a good team. This time, I am a mage and still have Fenris and Varric, but swapped out Anders for Merril. I *adore* the Varric/Merric interaction. He takes such good care of her ditzy little self and calls her "Daisy" which I think is sweetness. Laurelai (talk)

2H warrior Hawke, Bethany, Merrill and Fenris. Massive damage output all around. TiagoSpurs22 (talk) 19:48, March 19, 2011 (UTC)


Mage Hawke, Anders, Varric, and other. My mage is the healer and the crowd control, Anders brings the pew pew, Varric rains death and we either have a meat shield or whoever's companion quest I happen to be doing.


Hmm, my favorite party would be ... Rogue Hawke,Anders as a both healer and damager, Aveline as a tank ofc, and Isabela, for making every banter interesting! :D--Markurion (talk) 02:28, March 20, 2011 (UTC) I used Mage Hawke, Isabela for high DPS, Varric for pick off enemies from a range and Fenris to tank.-- God · Pray · 01:41,3/21/2011 

Male hawke, warrior or rogue, doesn't matter really, Isabella, Merrill and Bethany. I call them Hawke's hoes. Later, after Bethany goes, I switched in Aveline, but she brought too much testosterone. So I switched to Anders instead since he whines constantly. The Grey Unknown (talk) 01:53, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

With a warrior, I would have Fenris, Anders, and Varric. Fenris and I would immediately start breaking people, Anders would turn on glowy blue mode and send in aoe spells, and varric would throw down a hail of arrows. Ended many encounters in less than 10 seconds

My male rogue (Kendall Hawke), Isabella or Varric (depending on whether I'm in dual wield or bow kind of mood), and my two mages, Merrill and Anders. I can't stand Fenris, and I'm not too big on Sebastian either. I get by without a tank, but occasionally I'll use Aveline. Although for the final battle I took all 3 mages with me. I thought that worked best for the story. LVTDUDE (talk) 02:27, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

Used a bit of a classic D&D set up; Rouge Hawk for duel wield DPS, locks, and traps, Aveline as a S&B tank, Merill for magic DPS, and Anders for healing, minor damage, and the odd buff/debuff. Subbing the appropriate character for companion quests. Gotten me through most of the game without too many problems.

Sorry forgot to sign Techman1019 (talk) 03:11, March 21, 2011 (U1TC)

1-Rogue hawke(dps), 2-İsabella(dps), 3-Aveline(tank), 4-Merryl(dps/buffer/heal)

Is this for gameplay or role playing? Because while I can't stand the character anders would take the former top role(because I can't make any other mage play his particular role, thanks bioware/ea). He is a good utility support...could say he is a tool... After that Merril for damage and either varric or isabella as a rogue depending on which is annoying me the least currently.174.45.9.40 (talk) 22:36, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

Since my last post in March, I've changed a bit. I go with Mage Hawke, Varric, Merrill, and Aveline/Isabella. If I have a Warrior Hawke, I use Varric, Merrill and Isabella/Aveline. Usually, Isabella and Aveline share time as my 4th party member, depending on what quest I'm doing. I don't follow the conventional Tank/DPS/Healer/Controller roles, since I can get by with any party configuration, really. I can't stand listening to Fenris, Sebastian or Anders, so I only take them if I really need to. I tend to joke a lot, not whine about things, and I'm loyal to those that I can trust, so I tend to use male characters that fit my personality type (Varric.) Alistair was my favorite male character in DAO, even if he was a bit too whiny. Sense of humor is most important. Merrill isn't funny on her own, but paired with Varric and Isabella, she's great. Unfortunately, Anders was my favorite DAA character, and then they totally ruined him in DA2, IMHO. LVTDUDE (talk) 22:52, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

I tend to like playing as a mage or an archer, and my party seems to always consist of Aveline, Isabela, and Anders or Varric (depending on my Hawke). 38.103.168.4 (talk) 00:30, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

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