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Hurl Rock is Shale's talent from the Rock Mastery tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Shale pulls a rock from the ground and hurls it to a target, dealing 70*(1 + 0.01*[strength-10]) physical damage in a 5m radius sphere.
  • Creatures in AoE are knocked down unless they pass a physical resistance check vs. Shale's strength.
  • Friendly fire possible.
  • Range: 25m.
  • Conjuration time: 2s.
  • Upgrades Rock Mastery, reducing allies' ranged aim speed by -1 second.


  • Activation base is in stamina and values vary with fatigue%.
  • A very useful crowd control tool. Deals decent damage, too. Friendly fire-capable, so precise aiming is a must.
  • Hurl Rock damage is affected by Shale's strength only. Somewhat surprisingly, dexterity does not affect this talent at all.


  • The in-game description is wrong about Hurl Rock further increasing ranged critical chance. The mod Shale's Talents - Fixes Only implements the increased ranged crit chance, and fixes a number of other bugs Shale's talents have.

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