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Jaws of Hakkon is the first downloadable content released for single-player in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Announced on March 23, 2015, it was initially released for the PC and Xbox One due to an exclusivity deal between Microsoft and EA on March 24, 2015. It was later made available for download on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on May 26, 2015. Cost: $14.99 USD.

Acquisition Edit

Complete the War table operation; Investigate Frostback Basin to begin. This mission can be activated upon reaching Skyhold. However, if played after completing the main story, various decisions from the main game will be acknowledged and discussed. While the mission requires 8 power to start, note that, as with other DLC areas in DA:I, the difficulty of Frostback Basin will scale to the average level of your party when you first unlock it at the War Table.

Plot Edit

Enter an overgrown wilderness filled with Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore the culture to uncover what happened to the last Inquisitor and the dragon he pursued. Find an ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a dangerous secret.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Professor Bram Kenric of the University of Orlais sent word to the Inquisition that he'd found clues regarding the final resting place of the last Inquisitor, Ameridan, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the early years of the Divine Age. He believes that this discovery would be beneficial to both academic research and the Inquisition itself, and asks that the Inquisitor join him in the Frostback Basin to help him in his investigation. The region is also home to two different groups of Avvar: those of Stone-Bear Hold, friendly to the Inquisition, and the hostile Jaws of Hakkon.

During their investigation, the Inquisitor learns that Ameridan came to the Frostback Basin on Emperor Drakon I's orders to stop an invasion of the lowlands by the original Jaws of Hakkon. To help them in their endeavor, the Hakkonites had bound the spirit of their god Hakkon Wintersbreath to a High Dragon. As Orlais was already facing the Second Blight, another invasion would have been devastating. Ameridan succeeded in stopping the dragon by freezing them both in time. However, the modern Hakkonites have found a way to transfer Hakkon to another vessel, and are planning on finishing their predecessors' work and invade the lowlands.

The Inquisitor enlists the aid of the Avvar of Stone-Bear Hold to assault the Hakkonite fortress, and their combined forces allow the Inquisitor to get inside to confront their leader, Gurd Harofsen. Though they manage to defeat him before he can complete the ritual, the dragon escapes the fortress. Ameridan is freed as well, though he only has a few minutes to talk before time finally catches up with him.

The Inquisitor goes to confront the dragon and kills him, finally freeing Hakkon Wintersbreath from his centuries of confinement.

Quests Edit

Main quests Edit

Quest icon DAI Jaws of Hakkon
Quest icon DAI The Basin Beckons
Quest icon DAI What Yet Lingers
Quest icon DAI Avvar Allies
Quest icon DAI Storvacker Caged (follows Avvar Allies)
Quest icon DAI On Ameridan's Trail (follows What Yet Lingers)
Quest icon DAI Ameridan's End (follows On Ameridan's Trail)
Quest icon DAI Hakkon Wintersbreath (follows Ameridan's End)

Side quests Edit

Quest icon DAI Beasts at Bay
Quest icon DAI Guests of the Hold (follows Avvar Allies)
Quest icon DAI A Father's Name (sub-quest of Guests of the Hold)
Quest icon DAI Hakkon's Trials (sub-quest of Guests of the Hold)
Quest icon DAI In Exile (sub-quest of Guests of the Hold)
Quest icon DAI It Remains to be Seen (sub-quest of Guests of the Hold)
Quest icon DAI Up and Away (sub-quest of Guests of the Hold)
Quest icon DAI Holding Frostback Basin
Quest icon DAI Jawbreaker
Quest icon DAI Lead the Charge
Quest icon DAI The Loss of a Friend
Quest icon DAI The Mystery of Winter
Quest icon DAI The Nox Morta
Quest icon DAI They Came From Somewhere Else
Quest icon DAI Worthy of Publication
Quest icon DAI Where Once We Walked (follows Ameridan's End)

Rifts Edit

Quest icon DAI Rift in the Floor
Quest icon DAI Rifts Along the River
Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Basin
Quest icon DAI Rifts on the Bank

Collections Edit

Astarium icon Astrariums in Frostback Basin
Landmark icon Landmarks in Frostback Basin
Oculara and Shards icon Shards in Frostback Basin

War table operations Edit

Note: See war table (Jaws of Hakkon) for operation details.

Quest icon DAI Investigate Frostback Basin
Quest icon DAI Send Relics of Tyrdda Bright-Axe
Quest icon DAI Send Skywatcher to Stone-Bear Hold
Quest icon DAI An Appeal to the Shaperate
Quest icon DAI A Cultured Exchange
Quest icon DAI Too Grizzly To Bear
Quest icon DAI Assuage Ameridan's Heirs
Quest icon DAI Celebrate With Ameridan's Heirs
Quest icon DAI A Conspiracy of Dunces

Regions Edit

Frostback Basin Icon Frostback Basin

Codex entries Edit

For a complete list, see Category:Jaws of Hakkon codex entries.

Notable characters Edit

Inquisition Edit

Stone-Bear Hold Edit

Jaws of Hakkon Edit

Items Edit

Main article: Items (Jaws of Hakkon)

Abilities Edit

Installing Jaws of Hakkon will allow the Inquisitor to add a new ability upgrade labeled Aegis of the Rift. The ability can be upgraded after certain plot events in the DLC mini-campaign.

Inquisitor abilities
Aegis of the Rift
Aegis of the Rift
Effect Type: Activated
You turn the Veil itself into a magical shield that deflects enemy projectiles.
Aegis of the Rift
Activated
Aegis of the Rift
Retributive Strike
Effect Type: Upgrade
Aegis of the Rift now sends bolts of spirit energy flying back at the attackers.
Retributive Strike
Upgrade
Aegis of the Rift
Swift Aegis
Effect Type: Upgrade
Your expertise at manipulating the Veil lets you summon Aegis of the Rift more easily
Swift Aegis
Upgrade

Achievements and trophies Edit

Name Requirement Gamerscore Trophy Image
Firestarter Destroy all the Winter Shards and light all the fires in the Old Temple. 15 Bronze Firestarter
Legend-Marked Impress the Avvar of Stone-Bear Hold and gain their friendship. 30 Silver Legend Marked
Historian Uncover the secrets of a legendary figure. 30 Silver Historian (Inquisition)
Winter's End Dispel a myth of ancient days. 90 Gold Winter's End

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