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In ''[[Dragon Age II]]'', a ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]'' or ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]'' save can be '''imported''' so that decisions [[the Warden]] made in previous games will be reflected in ''[[Dragon Age II]]''.
In Dragon Age II, a Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age: Awakening save can be imported so that decisions the Warden made in previous games will be reflected in Dragon Age II. The list of decisions are as follows (more may be possible):
 
   
=Decisions=
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In order to import into each other, ''Origins'', ''Awakening'' and the [[Downloadable content (Origins)|DLC]]s should be played in the following order:
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* ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''
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* ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]''
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* ''[[The Golems of Amgarrak]]''
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* ''[[Witch Hunt]]''
   
==Gameplay Decisions==
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A player starting a new game of ''Dragon Age II'' without importing a save may use one of the three pre-build histories, which assume the following:
   
1. [[Connor]] lived or died during [[Arl of Redcliffe]]. This decision is supposedly recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
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* '''Hero of Ferelden''': male [[Human Noble Origin|human noble]]
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** [[The Warden]] killed the [[archdemon]] and survived
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** [[Alistair]] rules as king alone
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* '''Martyr''': female [[Dalish Elf Origin|Dalish elf]]
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** The Warden killed the archdemon and died doing so
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** Alistair and [[Anora]] rule jointly
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* '''No Compromise''': male [[Dwarf Noble Origin|dwarf noble]]
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** The Warden recruited [[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]] and let him die killing the archdemon
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** Alistair was exiled
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** Anora rules alone
   
2. Mages or Templars were recruited during [[Broken Circle]]. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One]].
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{{Note|see [[Imported saves and pre-built histories#Results and pre-built histories|Results and pre-built histories]] for full list of decisions}}
   
3. Dalish or Werewolves were recruited during [[Nature of the Beast]]. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One]].
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Note that if you import an Orlesian Warden-Commander created in ''Awakening'', it will warn you upon importing to ''Dragon Age II'' that it will fill in the missing details using the pre-built histories. The Orlesian Warden-Commander history resembles the one in '''Martyr''', but [[Alistair]] is king alone and [[Miracle Makers]] does not trigger. All ''Awakening'' decisions are retained, but note that it's possible for both [[The Conspirators]] and [[Secret Rendezvous]] to trigger if you destroyed [[City of Amaranthine|Amaranthine]]. The Orlesian Warden-Commander origin may cause irregularities in dialogue, with [[Merrill]] in particular switching between her unique lines for a Dalish Warden and her generic lines for the other origins.
   
4. [[Bhelen Aeducan]] or [[Lord Pyral Harrowmont]] ascended to the throne of Orzammar during [[A Paragon of Her Kind]]. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One]].
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In addition to major decisions made over the course of the game, the race and background of the Warden are also reflected in [[Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden]], amongst other codices detailed in this article.
   
5. Support [[Caridin]], or support [[Branka]] and save the Anvil, or support Branka and destroy Anvil [[A Paragon of Her Kind]]. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One]].
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* If the Warden is a Dalish elf, there's alternate text in [[Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing]] and [[Codex entry: The Dalish Elves]].
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* Depending on whether the Warden is a city elf, Dalish elf, or not an elf at all, there is variable text in [[Codex entry: The City Elves]]
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* If the Warden is a dwarf, there is alternate text in [[Codex entry: Darkspawn]]
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* If the Warden is a mage, there is alternate text in [[Codex entry: The Tranquil]]
   
6. Andraste's Ashes revealed or disappeared during [[The Urn of Sacred Ashes]]. Ashes can only be revealed by declining [[Kolgrim]]'s offer and allowing [[Brother Genitivi]] to go back to Denerim. This decision is supposedly recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
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== Decisions ==
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# [[Connor]] lived or died during [[Arl of Redcliffe]]. This decision is supposedly recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].<ref group="bug" name="codex bug">{{bug|DA2}} There is currently an issue with imported save flags where the contents of A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two are not recorded. See [[Talk:Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]] for all possible entries.</ref>
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# [[Mage]]s or [[Templar Order|templar]]s were recruited during [[Broken Circle]]. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One]].
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# [[Dalish]] or [[werewolf|werewolves]] were recruited during [[Nature of the Beast]]. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
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# Prince [[Bhelen Aeducan]] or Lord [[Pyral Harrowmont]] ascended to the throne of [[Orzammar]] during [[A Paragon of Her Kind]]. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
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# Supported [[Caridin]] and destroyed the [[Anvil of the Void (object)|Anvil]] during [[A Paragon of Her Kind]], or supported [[Branka]] and either saved the Anvil or convinced her to destroy it. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
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# [[Andraste]]'s ashes were revealed or disappeared during [[The Urn of Sacred Ashes]]. The Ashes can only be revealed by declining [[Kolgrim]]'s offer and allowing [[Ferdinand Genitivi|Brother Genitivi]] to go back to Denerim. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".<ref group="bug" name="codex bug" />
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# Accepted or declined [[Morrigan]]'s ritual during [[Morrigan's Ritual]]. This decision affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".<ref group="bug" name="codex bug" />
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# [[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]] was spared or executed during [[The Landsmeet]]. This decisions affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".<ref group="bug" name="codex bug" />
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# The Warden/Alistair/Loghain killed the [[Archdemon]] during [[The Battle of Denerim]]. This decision affects #10. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden]]. This decision may also be recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".<ref group="bug" name="codex bug" />
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# Who ascended Ferelden's throne (Alistair, Anora, Alistair and Anora, Alistair with the Warden, or Anora with the Warden). This decision is recorded in the codex entry "The Hero of Ferelden". This decision may also be recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol". Two.<ref group="bug" name="codex bug" />
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# If the Warden found [[Shale]] in ''[[The Stone Prisoner]]'' DLC and Shale survived ''Dragon Age: Origins'', [[Corff]] the Bartender will make an indirect reference by commenting on the declining pigeon population of Ferelden. In ''Origins'', Shale can be killed during A Paragon of Her Kind if the Warden sides with Branka. Corff the Bartender's comment remains the same even when importing from a game without ''The Stone Prisoner'' installed.
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# [[Avernus]] or [[Sophia Dryden]] were spared in ''[[Warden's Keep]]'' DLC
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# What the Warden did with King [[Cailan]]'s body in ''[[Return to Ostagar]]'' DLC. Unknown impact on ''Dragon Age II''.
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# [[Amaranthine]], or [[Vigil's Keep]], or both are saved in ''Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening''
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# [[The Architect]] lived or died at the end of ''Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening''.
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# [[Nathaniel Howe]] remained with the [[Grey Wardens]] or not during ''Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening''. The only way to ensure Nathaniel remains with the Grey Wardens is to [[The Prisoner|recruit]] him, ensure his survival, complete his [[The Howe Family|personal quest]] and raise his approval rating over 75. <ref group="bug">If Nathaniel is not in your final party, the game will consider him dead even if he survives. The only way to ensure that he will be flagged as alive is thus to bring him with you to Amaranthine at the end of the game, in addition to fulfilling the above conditions.</ref>
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# Whether the Warden left Morrigan, stabbed Morrigan, or followed her into the [[Eluvian]] at the end of ''[[Witch Hunt]]'' DLC.
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# Whether [[Zevran Arainai]] lived or died during ''Dragon Age: Origins''.
   
7. Accept or decline Morrigan's ritual during [[Morrigan's Ritual]]. This decision affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
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=== Notes ===
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<references group="bug" />
8. Loghain lives or dies during [[The Landsmeet]]. This decisions affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
 
 
9. The Warden/Alistair/Loghain kills the Archdemon during [[The Landsmeet]]. This decision affects #10. This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden]]. This decision
 
may also be recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
 
 
10. Who ascended Ferelden's throne (the Warden, Anora, Alistair, Anora & the Warden, Anora & Alistair, or the Warden & Alistair). This decision is recorded in [[Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden]]. This decision may also be recorded in [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]].*
 
 
11. If the Warden finds Shale in [[The Stone Prisoner]] DLC and she survives Dragon Age: Origins, [[Corff the Bartender]] will make an indirect reference by commenting on the declining pidgeon population of Ferelden. In DA:O, Shale can be killed during [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] if the Warden sides with Branka.
 
 
12. [[Avernus]] or [[Sophia Dryden]] spared in [[Warden's Keep]] DLC
 
 
13. What the Warden did with King Cailan's body in [[Return to Ostagar]] DLC. Currently unsure what impact this has on Dragon Age II.
 
 
14. [[Amaranthine]], or [[Vigil's Keep]], or both are saved in [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]
 
 
15. The Architect lived or died at the end of [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]].
 
 
16. Nathaniel remained with the Grey Wardens or not during [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]. The only way to ensure Nathaniel remains with the Grey Wardens is to recruit him, ensure his survival, complete his personal quest and raise his approval rating over 75.
 
 
17. Whether the Warden leaves Morrigan, stabs Morrigan, or follows her into the Eluvian at the end of [[Witch Hunt]] DLC.
 
 
18. Whether [[Zevran Arainai]] lives or dies during Dragon Age: Origins
 
 
*BUG - There is currently an issue with imported save flags where the contents of [[Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two]] are not recorded.
 
 
==A note about DLC decisions==
 
 
None of the pre-builts support any DLC decisions. If you have a DA:O save with DLC flags on it, they will be imported along with whatever pre-built you choose. It's not confirmed whether the save must be loaded first, or if the game picks it up automatically to fill in the holes left by the pre-built histories.
 
 
 
==Decisions made during character creation==
 
 
In addition to major decisions made over the course of the game, the race and background of the Warden are also reflected [[Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden]], amongst other codices detailed below. The pre-built histories assume the following:
 
 
{|
 
! Pre-built
 
! Background
 
|-
 
| Hero of Ferelden
 
| Human Noble
 
|-
 
| Martyr
 
| Dalish Elf
 
|-
 
| No Compromise
 
| Noble Dwarf
 
|}
 
 
A. If the Warden is a Dalish Elf, there's alternate text in [[Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing]] and [[Codex entry: The Dalish Elves]].
 
 
B. Depending on whether the Warden is a City Elf, Dalish Elf, or not an Elf at all, there is variable text in [[Codex entry: The City Elves]]
 
 
C. If the Warden is a Dwarf, there is alternate text in [[Codex entry: Darkspawn]]
 
 
D. If the Warden is a Mage, there is alternate text in [[Codex entry: The Tranquil]]
 
 
=Results and Pre-built histories=
 
   
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== Results and pre-built histories ==
 
The following chart describes which pre-built histories support which decisions, and the impact these decisions have on Dragon Age II:
 
The following chart describes which pre-built histories support which decisions, and the impact these decisions have on Dragon Age II:
   
{| class="daotable"}
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{| class="daotable"
 
! Decision
 
! Decision
 
! Choice
 
! Choice
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|-
 
|-
 
| 1
 
| 1
| Connor Lives
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| Connor lives
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
| ?
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| {{tick|yes}}
| ?
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| {{tick|no}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
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| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
| ?
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| {{tick|no}}
| ?
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| {{tick|yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 2
 
| 2
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| 3
 
| 3
 
| Dalish recruited
 
| Dalish recruited
| Enables encounter in Act 1. See [[The Wounded Coast]]
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| Enables encounter in Act 1. See [[Wounded Coast|The Wounded Coast]]
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 4
 
| 4
| Bhelen Throned
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| Bhelen crowned king
 
| Enables quest [[Last of His Line]] in Act 1
 
| Enables quest [[Last of His Line]] in Act 1
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Harrowmont Throned
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| Harrowmont crowned king
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Support Branka, Anvil Saved
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| Support Branka, Anvil saved
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Support Branka, Anvil Destroyed
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| Support Branka, Anvil destroyed
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| 6
| Ashes Revealed
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| Ashes revealed
 
| Enables [[Miracle Makers]] in Act 1
 
| Enables [[Miracle Makers]] in Act 1
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Ashes Disappeared
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| Ashes disappeared
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 7
 
| 7
| Accept Ritual
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| Accept Morrigan's Ritual
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Decline Ritual
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| Decline Morrigan's Ritual
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 8
 
| 8
| Loghain Lives
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| Loghain lives
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Loghain Dies
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| Loghain dies
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Alistair & Anora rule
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| Alistair and Anora rule
 
| Enables [[King Alistair (quest)]] in Act 3
 
| Enables [[King Alistair (quest)]] in Act 3
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Anora rules, Alistair remains GW
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| Anora rules, Alistair remains Grey Warden
 
| Alistair appears during [[Demands of The Qun]] in Act 2 and bestows [[The Sacred Heart]]
 
| Alistair appears during [[Demands of The Qun]] in Act 2 and bestows [[The Sacred Heart]]
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 11
 
| 11
| Shale recruited & survives
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| Shale recruited and survives
 
| Bartender in [[The Hanged Man]] mentions pigeon population in Ferelden
 
| Bartender in [[The Hanged Man]] mentions pigeon population in Ferelden
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 12
 
| 12
| Warden's Keep Started & Avernus spared
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| Warden's Keep started and Avernus spared
 
| Enables [[Dark Epiphany]] in Act 1
 
| Enables [[Dark Epiphany]] in Act 1
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Warden's Keep Started & Sophia spared
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| Warden's Keep started and Sophia spared
 
| Enables [[Terror on the Coast]] in Act 1
 
| Enables [[Terror on the Coast]] in Act 1
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 13
 
| 13
| Corpse burned
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| Cailan's corpse burned
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Corpse fed to wolves
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| Cailan's corpse fed to wolves
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Corpse left to Darkspawn
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| Cailan's corpse left to Darkspawn
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 15
 
| 15
| Architect lived
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| Architect lives
| None
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| [[Nathaniel Howe]] (if alive) mentions during [[Finding Nathaniel]] that [[the Warden-Commander]] spared the Architect
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
|
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| {{tick|yes}}
|
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| {{tick|no}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Architect died
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| Architect dies
 
| None
 
| None
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
|
+
| {{tick|no}}
|
+
| {{tick|yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 16
 
| 16
| Nathaniel remains GW
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| Nathaniel remains Grey Warden
 
| Enables [[Finding Nathaniel]] in Act 3
 
| Enables [[Finding Nathaniel]] in Act 3
 
| {{tick|no}}
 
| {{tick|no}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
| Nathaniel dies/leaves GW
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| Nathaniel dies/leaves Grey Wardens
 
| Enables [[Fool's Gold]] in Act 2
 
| Enables [[Fool's Gold]] in Act 2
 
| {{tick|yes}}
 
| {{tick|yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| 17
 
| 17
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| Let Morrigan go through the Eluvian
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| None
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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|-
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|
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| Stabbed Morrigan
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| None
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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|-
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|
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| Went with Morrigan through the Eluvian
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| None
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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| {{tick|no}}
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|-
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| 18
 
| Zevran lives
 
| Zevran lives
 
| Enables [[A Murder of Crows]] in Act 3
 
| Enables [[A Murder of Crows]] in Act 3
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|}
 
|}
 
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Revision as of 15:17, August 9, 2018

In Dragon Age II, a Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening save can be imported so that decisions the Warden made in previous games will be reflected in Dragon Age II.

In order to import into each other, Origins, Awakening and the DLCs should be played in the following order:

A player starting a new game of Dragon Age II without importing a save may use one of the three pre-build histories, which assume the following:

  • Hero of Ferelden: male human noble
  • Martyr: female Dalish elf
    • The Warden killed the archdemon and died doing so
    • Alistair and Anora rule jointly
  • No Compromise: male dwarf noble
    • The Warden recruited Loghain and let him die killing the archdemon
    • Alistair was exiled
    • Anora rules alone
Note: see Results and pre-built histories for full list of decisions

Note that if you import an Orlesian Warden-Commander created in Awakening, it will warn you upon importing to Dragon Age II that it will fill in the missing details using the pre-built histories. The Orlesian Warden-Commander history resembles the one in Martyr, but Alistair is king alone and Miracle Makers does not trigger. All Awakening decisions are retained, but note that it's possible for both The Conspirators and Secret Rendezvous to trigger if you destroyed Amaranthine. The Orlesian Warden-Commander origin may cause irregularities in dialogue, with Merrill in particular switching between her unique lines for a Dalish Warden and her generic lines for the other origins.

In addition to major decisions made over the course of the game, the race and background of the Warden are also reflected in Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden, amongst other codices detailed in this article.

Decisions

  1. Connor lived or died during Arl of Redcliffe. This decision is supposedly recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.[bug 1]
  2. Mages or templars were recruited during Broken Circle. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One.
  3. Dalish or werewolves were recruited during Nature of the Beast. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
  4. Prince Bhelen Aeducan or Lord Pyral Harrowmont ascended to the throne of Orzammar during A Paragon of Her Kind. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
  5. Supported Caridin and destroyed the Anvil during A Paragon of Her Kind, or supported Branka and either saved the Anvil or convinced her to destroy it. This decision is recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One".
  6. Andraste's ashes were revealed or disappeared during The Urn of Sacred Ashes. The Ashes can only be revealed by declining Kolgrim's offer and allowing Brother Genitivi to go back to Denerim. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".[bug 1]
  7. Accepted or declined Morrigan's ritual during Morrigan's Ritual. This decision affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".[bug 1]
  8. Loghain was spared or executed during The Landsmeet. This decisions affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".[bug 1]
  9. The Warden/Alistair/Loghain killed the Archdemon during The Battle of Denerim. This decision affects #10. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden. This decision may also be recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two".[bug 1]
  10. Who ascended Ferelden's throne (Alistair, Anora, Alistair and Anora, Alistair with the Warden, or Anora with the Warden). This decision is recorded in the codex entry "The Hero of Ferelden". This decision may also be recorded in the codex entry "A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol". Two.[bug 1]
  11. If the Warden found Shale in The Stone Prisoner DLC and Shale survived Dragon Age: Origins, Corff the Bartender will make an indirect reference by commenting on the declining pigeon population of Ferelden. In Origins, Shale can be killed during A Paragon of Her Kind if the Warden sides with Branka. Corff the Bartender's comment remains the same even when importing from a game without The Stone Prisoner installed.
  12. Avernus or Sophia Dryden were spared in Warden's Keep DLC
  13. What the Warden did with King Cailan's body in Return to Ostagar DLC. Unknown impact on Dragon Age II.
  14. Amaranthine, or Vigil's Keep, or both are saved in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening
  15. The Architect lived or died at the end of Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.
  16. Nathaniel Howe remained with the Grey Wardens or not during Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. The only way to ensure Nathaniel remains with the Grey Wardens is to recruit him, ensure his survival, complete his personal quest and raise his approval rating over 75. [bug 2]
  17. Whether the Warden left Morrigan, stabbed Morrigan, or followed her into the Eluvian at the end of Witch Hunt DLC.
  18. Whether Zevran Arainai lived or died during Dragon Age: Origins.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 There is currently an issue with imported save flags where the contents of A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two are not recorded. See Talk:Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two for all possible entries.
  2. If Nathaniel is not in your final party, the game will consider him dead even if he survives. The only way to ensure that he will be flagged as alive is thus to bring him with you to Amaranthine at the end of the game, in addition to fulfilling the above conditions.

Results and pre-built histories

The following chart describes which pre-built histories support which decisions, and the impact these decisions have on Dragon Age II:

Decision Choice Result Hero of Ferelden Martyr No Compromise
1 Connor lives None Yes Yes Nope
Connor dies None Nope Nope Yes
2 Mages recruited None Yes Yes Nope
Templars recruited None Nope Nope Yes
3 Dalish recruited Enables encounter in Act 1. See The Wounded Coast Yes Yes Nope
Werewolves recruited Enables quest Changing One's Nature in Act 1 Nope Nope Yes
4 Bhelen crowned king Enables quest Last of His Line in Act 1 Nope Yes Nope
Harrowmont crowned king None Yes Nope Yes
5 Support Caridin None Yes Nope Nope
Support Branka, Anvil saved None Nope Nope Yes
Support Branka, Anvil destroyed None Nope Yes Nope
6 Ashes revealed Enables Miracle Makers in Act 1 Nope Yes Nope
Ashes disappeared None Yes Nope Yes
7 Accept Morrigan's Ritual None Yes Nope Nope
Decline Morrigan's Ritual None Nope Yes Yes
8 Loghain lives None Nope Yes Nope
Loghain dies None Yes Nope Yes
9 Warden kills Archdemon None Yes Yes Nope
Loghain kills Archdemon None Nope Nope Yes
Alistair kills Archdemon None Nope Nope Nope
10 Alistair rules Enables King Alistair (quest) in Act 3 Yes Nope Nope
Alistair and Anora rule Enables King Alistair (quest) in Act 3 Nope Yes Nope
Anora rules, Alistair remains Grey Warden Alistair appears during Demands of The Qun in Act 2 and bestows The Sacred Heart Nope Nope Nope
Anora rules, Alistair is exiled Alistair appears as a drunk patron in The Hanged Man in Act 1 and Act 2 Nope Nope Yes
11 Shale recruited and survives Bartender in The Hanged Man mentions pigeon population in Ferelden Nope Nope Nope
12 Warden's Keep started and Avernus spared Enables Dark Epiphany in Act 1 Nope Nope Nope
Warden's Keep started and Sophia spared Enables Terror on the Coast in Act 1 Nope Nope Nope
13 Cailan's corpse burned None Nope Nope Nope
Cailan's corpse fed to wolves None Nope Nope Nope
Cailan's corpse left to Darkspawn None Nope Nope Nope
14 Amaranthine saved Enables Secret Rendezvous in Act 1 Yes Yes Nope
Vigil's Keep saved Enables The Conspirators in Act 1 Nope Nope Yes
15 Architect lives Nathaniel Howe (if alive) mentions during Finding Nathaniel that the Warden-Commander spared the Architect Yes Yes Nope
Architect dies None Nope Nope Yes
16 Nathaniel remains Grey Warden Enables Finding Nathaniel in Act 3 Nope Yes Yes
Nathaniel dies/leaves Grey Wardens Enables Fool's Gold in Act 2 Yes Nope Nope
17 Let Morrigan go through the Eluvian None Nope Nope Nope
Stabbed Morrigan None Nope Nope Nope
Went with Morrigan through the Eluvian None Nope Nope Nope
18 Zevran lives Enables A Murder of Crows in Act 3 Yes Yes Yes
Zevran dies None Nope Nope Nope
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