Who summons Gazarath from slumber?

Gazarath is a shade summoned as part of the optional quest A Pinch of Ashes. It is the first Boss-ranked enemy encountered in the game.

Background Edit

On the body of a dead soldier in the Korcari Wilds can be found an Excerpt from Local Myths and Legends. This tells of a shade called Gazarath, and a scribbled note on the excerpt indicates that this particular legend may hold a grain of truth. Eventually it is uncovered that Gazarath can be summoned by sprinkling the ashes of a deceased person over a specific spot.

Involvement Edit

Gazarath is involved in A Pinch of Ashes quest. Once summoned, it will immediately attack the Warden's party. It regularly attacks with the Flame Blast spell.

Loot Edit

Ico greatsword Ornamental Sword (bugged, see item page for workaround)
Ico boots light Enchanter's Footing
Ico armor med Scale Armor
Ico armor med Chainmail

Strategy Edit

A solo Weapon and Shield warrior without any consumables can handle Gazarath just fine at level 5 (easily attainable if one finishes the Korcari Wilds area without triggering Morigan's appearance, returns to Duncan with vials of darkspawn blood, then proceeds to fight Gazarath). The only talent mandatory for this fight is Talent wns shieldbash Shield Bash. The algorithm is simple: knock Gazarath down, deal as much damage as possible, run away till Talent wns shieldbash Shield Bash comes off cooldown. It's unwise to engage him in melee longer than that, even with high armor rating, as his Spell-FlameBlast icon Flame Blast is very damaging.

For a somewhat fuller discussion of this fight, refer here.

Trivia Edit

  • Gazarath is described in the toolset as "an ancient spirit" who "has long pined for a mortal woman, and he wishes to be destroyed to end his suffering." When Gazarath is destroyed, a line of dialogue was intended to have fired where he says, "My wish has been granted..."
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.