Jerrik Dace is a member of the noble caste and a distant cousin[1][2] of the House Dace's patriarch Lord Anwer Dace. He is also a companion in the The Golems of Amgarrak DLC.

Background[edit | edit source]

He has a growing reputation for getting difficult tasks done. An elite veteran of many Deep Roads expeditions, Jerrik has survived The Battle of Umgol Hale, The Last Stand of Paerin Aeducan, and was pivotal in the recent campaign that pushed the darkspawn from Orzammar's mining tunnels out past Caridin's Cross.

Jerrik Dace favors fighting with a longsword and dagger. Piotin Aeducan calls Jerrik a stalwart ally and implacable foe, adding that "you'd be wise to make sure he's the former". Dace is always accompanied by Snug, the faithful bronto that he nursed back to health on his first military campaign. Snug is fiercely loyal, surprisingly intelligent, and rarely leaves his master's side.

Rumors persist that when Anwer Dace dies, House Dace may support Jerrik over Lord Ronus Dace's son, Mandar. Certainly, these two dwarves are bitter rivals, having fought multiple times in the Provings with Jerrik always emerging victorious. This rivalry may be connected to several assassination attempts on Jerrik, from which he survived with apparent ease.

In 9:31 Dragon Jerrik Dace seeks the aid of the Grey Wardens on an urgent matter. All he would tell others is that he's mounting a small, nimble expedition to find his missing brother, Brogan, who is lost in the Deep Roads. Some say he's in fact mounting an expedition to find the fabled halls of Amgarrak Thaig, but few believe such an outlandish notion.[4]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

The Golems of Amgarrak[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Golems of Amgarrak.

Jerrik Dace asks the Warden-Commander to accompany him to Amgarrak Thaig where his house led an expedition. Jerrik's search mission is funded by House Tethras.[5]

He, like his peers, are keen to salvage Amgarrak and use it to their advantage. Brogan convinces him to search for Darion, the leader of the failed expedition. Together with the Warden-Commander and his brother, Jerrik finds the remains of Darion as well as the final page of his diary, at which point Brogan begs him to destroy the Forge in the deepest part of Amgarrak to make sure that the experiments and subsequent mistakes within could not be repeated. Realizing the chaos that Amgarrak's research into Caridin's work has wrought, Jerrik reluctantly obliges, and then sets off to kill the Harvester, the creature responsible for the destruction of both the expedition and the thaig. During the battle with the Harvester, Amgarrak incurs heavy structural damage. After the Harvester is dead Jerrik reluctantly abandons all the golem research and escapes the thaig along with Brogan and the Warden-Commander.

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

For unknown reasons, by 9:41 Dragon Jerrik Dace has left Orzammar and becomes a surface dwarf. He lives in Denerim and is a member of the influential Dwarven Merchants' Guild. He still owes a debt of 1000 crowns to House Tethras which funded his expedition to Amgarrak 8 years ago. Varric Tethras may clear up this debt if he asks Jerrik for help in deciphering a message.

Initial statistics[edit | edit source]

Specilization[edit | edit source]

Duelist DuelistRanger Ranger

Skills[edit | edit source]

Improved Survival Improved SurvivalPoison-Making Poison-MakingMaster Combat Training Master Combat TrainingMaster Combat Tactics Master Combat TacticsVitality VitalityClarity Clarity

Talents[edit | edit source]

Racial abilities Dwarven Resistance Dwarven ResistanceSummon Bronto Summon Bronto
Duelist Dueling DuelingUpset Balance Upset BalanceKeen Defense Keen DefensePinpoint Strike Pinpoint Strike
Rogue Dirty Fighting Dirty Fighting Dirty FightingCombat Movement Combat MovementCoup De Grace Coup De Grace
Below the Belt Below the Belt Below the BeltDeadly Strike Deadly StrikeLethality Lethality
Deft Hands Deft Hands Deft HandsImproved Tools Improved ToolsMechanical Expertise Mechanical ExpertiseDevice Mastery Device Mastery
Dual Weapon Dual-Weapon Training Dual-Weapon Training Dual-Weapon TrainingDual-Weapon Finesse Dual-Weapon FinesseDual-Weapon Expert Dual-Weapon Expert
Dual Striking Dual Striking Dual StrikingRiposte Riposte
Dual-Weapon Sweep Dual-Weapon Sweep Dual-Weapon SweepFlurry FlurryMomentum Momentum

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons Dumat's Spine Dumat's SpineDumat's Claw Dumat's Claw
Armor Quicksilver Arming Cap Quicksilver Arming CapPushback Strikers Pushback StrikersVest of the Nimble Vest of the NimbleSilverhammer's Tackmasters Silverhammer's Tackmasters
Accessories Fencer's Cinch Fencer's CinchThe High Regard of House Dace The High Regard of House DaceRing of Resistance Ring of ResistanceRing of the Warrior Ring of the Warrior

Notes[edit | edit source]

Jerrik Dace in Heroes of Dragon Age

  • Due to Snug being classed as a summon, Jerrik will be unable to summon any ranger pets while he is present; however, the Master Ranger talent will increase Snug's stats.
  • The BioWare wiki mentions that Jerrik Dace is the nephew of Lord Anwer Dace which contradicts this codex entry. It is unknown which version is correct.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • pcpcxbox360xbox360ps3ps3 If you use Memoirs of the First Wardens on Jerrik he will lose one specialization point (can only choose 2 specializations instead of 3).
  • pcpc At least on PC Jerrik doesn't have as many points distributed in attributes as he should have. On level 20 there are missing 14 points, increasing with higher levels up to 31 points missing on level 35. No change when using the Memoirs of the First Wardens.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 109
  2. 2.0 2.1 Codex entry: Jerrik Dace
  3. Since Anwer Dace is Lady Dace's father.
  4. Jerrik Dace. BioWare wiki.
  5. During the war table mission Revenge of the Merchants Guild it is revealed that House Tethras loaned Jerrik Dace money for the rescue mission.
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