Great bears are the most powerful variations of bears. They are wild animals found in the forests of the Dales and in Emprise du Lion. Some master rangers are known to summon great bears to fight for them.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Orlesian great bear is so named because it is very large. Very large, indeed. Other names for it include the colorful "Old Man of the Forest" and the less-charming, but more clearly descriptive "Woodsman's Death." I am told that they are only found in remote parts of the Dales and that not even the nobility is willing to hunt for them, which makes them unique among the rare, giant, deadly, exotic fauna of Thedas: the only thing the Orlesians are truly afraid of.

—From In Pursuit of Knowledge: Travels of a Chantry Scholar by Brother Genitivi[1]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

Notable great bears[edit | edit source]

Old Scarred Paw - a unique great bear found in the Emerald Graves
Storvacker - a great bear that became Stone-Bear Hold's "Hold-Beast"

Quests[edit | edit source]

Bergrit's Claws Bergrit's Claws
A Well-Stocked Camp A Well-Stocked Camp
A Bear to Cross A Bear to Cross

Locations[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

East Brecilian Forest East Brecilian Forest
West Brecilian Forest West Brecilian Forest
Battlefield Battlefield

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[edit | edit source]

Forest Path Forest Path

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

Emerald Graves Emerald Graves
Emprise du Lion Emprise du Lion

Abilities & Skills[edit | edit source]

Slam Slam
Rage Rage (summoned great bears)
Overwhelm Overwhelm (summoned great bears)

Loot[edit | edit source]

Great Bear Claws Great Bear Claws
Great Bear Hide Great Bear Hide
Great Bear Teeth Great Bear Teeth
Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide (Max Stamina) Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide (Max Stamina)
Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide (Stamina) Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide (Stamina)

Variations[edit | edit source]

Bear
Black bear
Large bear

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Great Bear Codex entry: Great Bear
Codex entry: Bear Codex entry: Bear
Codex entry: Bear Codex entry: Bear

Note texts[edit | edit source]

A Note Found on a Corpse A Note Found on a Corpse

See also[edit | edit source]

Bereskarn
Master Ranger

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • ps3ps3 When summoned, the great bear will often get stuck in normal-sized doorways. This is noticeable, for example, during the Warden's Keep DLC.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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