Marksman is Varric's specialization in Dragon Age II.

Marksman tree

Talents[edit | edit source]

Authorized Biographer Authorized Biographer
Passive
Requires: Varric Friendship
One of these days, Varric will tell your story.

Attack speed: +5%
Dodge chance: +5%
Unauthorized Biographer Unauthorized Biographer
Passive
Duration: 5s
Requires: Varric Rivalry
One of these days, Varric will tell your story. Whether you like it or not.

Stealth chance: 5% when Varric takes damage
Rhyming Triplet Rhyming Triplet
Activated
Activation: 20
Cooldown: 20s
Requires: Level 7
Varric launches a volley of three bolts, turning his target into a pincushion.

Physical damage: 0.57x (x3 hits)
Physical force: 1x (x3 hits)
Nameless Grace Nameless Grace
Upgrade
Requires: Level 11
Requires: 2 points in Marksman
Bianca breaks all the rules at the right time, adding two bolts to Rhyming Triplet's deadly volley.

Number of hits: +2 (total: 5)
Bianca's Song Bianca's Song
Sustained
Upkeep: 15%
Cooldown: 5s
Requires: Level 9
Varric hums a melody under his breath, recalling the untellable tale of how Bianca got her name. Few things focus Varric as much.

Attack: +20%
Critical chance: +20%
Embellishment Embellishment
Upgrade
Requires: Level 13
Requires: 3 points in Marksman
Varric adds a new stanza to the ode to his beloved Bianca.

Attack speed: +20%
Movement speed: +20%
Critical damage: +30%
Kickback Kickback
Activated
Activation: 20
Cooldown: 15s
Requires: Level 8
Requires: Rhyming Triplet
As a merchant prince, Varric knows that sometimes you need a well-placed bribe, and sometimes you need a well-placed bolt.

Physical damage: 0.57x
Physical force: 20x
Backlash Backlash
Upgrade
Requires: Level 12
Requires: 2 points in Marksman
Kickback now carries an even greater wallop, and Varric can now use it more frequently.

Physical damage: +0.57x (total: 1.14x)
Physical force: 800% vs. STAGGEREDStaggered.png targets
Cooldown: -5s (total: 10s)
Well-oiled Well-oiled
Passive
Requires: Level 12
Requires: Bianca's Song
Requires: Rhyming Triplet
Requires: 3 points in Marksman
Varric is a busy man. Time is coin. And it's someone's time to die.

Attack speed: +20%
Overtime Overtime
Passive
Requires: Level 13
Requires: Bianca's Song
Requires: 4 points in Marksman
Nobody puts in long hours like a dwarf.

Mana/stamina regeneration rate: +10
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