For a general overview of lyrium, see Lyrium.


Lyrium is a crafting resource in Dragon Age II.

Background[edit | edit source]

Lyrium is the king of metals. Beneath our feet, it sings. When properly refined, it is a smooth, slightly iridescent, silvery liquid. In the hands of the dwarven Smith Caste, it is mixed with steel to produce indestructible armor and blades that hold an edge for centuries. In the hands of the Shaperate, it becomes a repository for living memories. And some scholars maintain this as evidence that lyrium is, itself, alive.

It finds its most lucrative its application in the hands of the Formari, who use it in conjuctionsic with baser metals like gold, silverite, veridium, or even iron to produce enchantments. Though mages, of course, consume it in a diluted form to bolster their abilities, this is not recommended. Overindulgence in lyrium can have disastrous consequences, particularly in more concentrated amounts. It is not advisable, for instance, that any reader handle raw lyrium, which in many cases can kill on contact.

—An excerpt from An Alchemical Primer of Metallurgy: Volume One by Lord Cerastes of Marnas Pell.[1]

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Act 3[edit | edit source]

Note: If a resource is missed in acts 1 or 2, they will be available to purchase from the Emporium's Crafting Materials for 6Gold 57Silver 97Bronze.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Weapon runes[edit | edit source]

Rune of Impact Rune of Impact
Rune of Frost Rune of Frost
Rune of Lightning Rune of Lightning
Rune of Nature Rune of Nature
Rune of Spirit Rune of Spirit
Rune of Striking Rune of Striking
Rune of Devastation Rune of Devastation

Armor runes[edit | edit source]

Rune of Protection Rune of Protection
Rune of Fire Warding Rune of Fire Warding
Rune of Frost Warding Rune of Frost Warding
Rune of Lightning Warding Rune of Lightning Warding
Rune of Nature Warding Rune of Nature Warding
Rune of Spirit Warding Rune of Spirit Warding
Rune of Defense Rune of Defense
Rune of Valiance Rune of Valiance
Rune of Fortune Rune of Fortune

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Lyrium Codex entry: Lyrium

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Found in a variety of forms (Raw, Corrupted and Refined), however all of the different forms contribute the same Lyrium crafting resource.
  • Collecting the crafting resource counts towards the Supplier achievement.

References[edit | edit source]


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