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For The quest with the same name, see Hakkon Wintersbreath (quest).

Hakkon Wintersbreath is a unique High Dragon.

It is only encountered in the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It can be found in the Frostback Basin during Hakkon Wintersbreath (quest).


This High dragon is an ancient beast which during the Divine Age was bound and forced to serve as the vessel for the Avvar god Hakkon Wintersbreath. Sealed by Ameridan within the Old Temple in the Frostback Basin for ages, it is finally freed in the Dragon Age by the re-formed Jaws of Hakkon.


Level 25 Boss
317169 HP
Fire vulnerability
Immune to: All Disabling Effects
Immune to: Slow
Greater Cold Resistance


Cold Resistance Tonics are useful here since the Hakkon dragon's magical attacks are all ice element. A recipe can be found at the Old Temple for this if not already acquired.

Equipping the party with fire-aspected weapons will help increase damage output

Dragon-Slaying Runes are also effective

Hakkon begins by unleashing a pack of Frosted Gibbering Horrors to attack. Otherwise Hakkon will follow similar High dragon attack patterns;

  • Frost Breath
  • Cyclone that damages anyone outside it as well as pulling the party towards Hakkon
  • Hakkon may take off and fly around while breathing Ice at the party
  • Hakkon can land on the upper podium, where Hakkon will summon more horrors as well as use Ice breath attacks
  • Stunning Screech
  • When weakened, Hakkon will flee to the raised platform and the party will have to move up to attack.


  • 2,650 XP
  • 3,000 Influence
  • 4 Power


Ice Dragon Hide Ice Dragon Hide x 14
Ice Dragon Bone Ice Dragon Bone x 22
Hakkon's Wisdom Hakkon's Wisdom
Master Belt of Tonics Master Belt of Tonics
Master Cooldown Amulet Master Cooldown Amulet


  • "Lowlanders, I am the breath of winter, the cold wind of war!"
  • "Join me in battle and die!"
  • "I am cold! I am war!"
  • "You gain glory in death!"