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Glyph of Warding is a mage spell from the Creation tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Area of effect: 2.5m radius sphere.
  • Defense bonus: 30.0.
  • Mental resistance bonus: 50.0.
  • Missile deflection bonus: 30 (stack with defense bonus, in total of 60)
  • Overall duration: 20s.
  • Range: 25m.
  • Conjuration time: 1s.


  • Activation base is in mana and values vary with fatigue%.
  • Arcane Warrior spellcasting: the spell can be cast with your weapon(s) drawn.
  • The glyph is easily large enough to fit all party members inside its AoE. Even at the very beginning of the game, doing so will make your party immune to all ranged attacks (Scattershot will still damage you, because it bypasses defense rating).
  • This spell stacks with itself: casting the glyph on top of itself will double all bonuses in its description.
  • The effect can be boosted even higher with Heroic Defense.


  • A glitch may sometimes occur where the effect of the glyph will remain on the caster indefinitely, until it is cast again.

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