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Miasma is a mage spell from the Entropy tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Area of effect: 10m sphere. Attack Penalty: 10.0. Defense Penalty: 10.0. Movement Speed Penalty: 40.0%.
  • On Hard / Nightmare difficulties, 20 Threat is drawn from enemies in the AoE (including enemies not affected due to spell resistance).
  • Conjuration time: 1s.


  • Upkeep is in Mana.
  • Arcane Warrior Spellcasting: The spell can be cast with your weapon(s) drawn.
  • This spell is excellent for an Arcane Warrior tank. The defense penalty applied to enemies helps a lot; Arcane Warriors often struggle with low attack score. And the extra threat (when on Hard / Nightmare difficulty) is welcome.
  • Miasma's speed debuff can be stacked 3 times.
  • Miasma will allow you to see a cloudy version of enemies in stealth, as long as Miasma is not resisted.


  • Miasma shuts off during area transfer.
Note: pcpcThere is an unofficial mod which addresses this problem.

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