Dragon Age Wiki
Dragon Age Wiki

The Genlock emissary is a genlock that wields magic.


This emissary derives from a particularly cunning genlock alpha. They typically only appear during Blights in order to rally their darkspawn brethren and to carry out the Archdemon's more intricate plans. The ability of a genlock—said to be born from a dwarven broodmother—to wield magic, and to do so effectively while heavily armored, is a mystery. Grey Warden scholars theorize that the magic of a Genlock emissary is akin to blood magic, allowing the sorcerer to ignore the magic-dampening effects of armor by using their cohorts' life-force to power their spells.

Variations of the Genlock emissary include Conjurers, Necromancers and Shapechangers.

BioWare canon
The following information is only mentioned in Dragon Age Tabletop. Certain portions of this media may no longer reflect currently established lore.

Genlock emissaries develop magical ability usually in entropy.[1]


The Battle of Denerim The Battle of Denerim


Fort Drakon Fort Drakon

Abilities & Skills[]

Mass Paralysis Mass Paralysis
Death Cloud Death Cloud
Death Magic Death Magic
Drain Life Drain Life
Misdirection Hex Misdirection Hex
Crushing Prison Crushing Prison
Regeneration Regeneration
Heal Heal
Chain Lightning Chain Lightning


Genlock alpha
Genlock archer
Genlock assassin
Genlock assassin acolyte
Genlock conjurer
Genlock forge master
Genlock master assassin
Genlock necromancer
Genlock rogue
Genlock runner
Genlock shadow
Genlock shapechanger
Golem master

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: Darkspawn Emissary Codex entry: Darkspawn Emissary



  1. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 2, p. 26