Quests GivenOghren's Old Flame
Berserker: Berserk, Resilience, Constraint
Warrior: Powerful, Threaten, Bravery, Death Blow
Two-Handed: Pommel Strike, Indomitable, Stunning Blows, Sunder Arms, Shattering Blows, Sunder Armor, Mighty Blow, Powerful Swings, Two-Handed Strength, Two-Handed Sweep
Oghren Specific Items
One for the Ditch is a belt automatically equipped by Oghren when he joins the party. There are two variations:
- One for the Ditch (Origins), the Dragon Age: Origins version.
- One for the Ditch (Awakening), the Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening version.
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As you befriend Oghren and gain his approval he will gain the following additional abilities:
|Inspired: Minor Constitution||+1 to Constitution||25% approval|
|Inspired: Moderate Constitution||+2 to Constitution||50% approval|
|Inspired: Major Constitution||+4 to Constitution||75% approval|
|Inspired: Massive Constitution||+6 to Constitution||90% approval|
Maximize Oghren’s berserker speciality and the Two-Handed school when the player gets the chance to do so. Capitalize on some of the top-tier talents quickly, that will increase his damage potential and make him an excellent damage oriented character. As with rogues, Oghren should allow the tank to control enemy mobs and then attack from the rear or flank. Because Oghren is so durable, he doesn’t have to watch his spacing as much as a rogue. His skills are best used with heavy armor or massive armor.
Berserk increases Oghren’s damage and the player can use Mighty Blow to hammer an adversary. Sunder Armor rips through heavily armored enemies, while Pommel Strike and Stunning Blows can knock an enemy out of combat for several seconds. Two-Handed Sweep is great at striking multiple foes, but make sure that you do not steal threat away from the tank. Even though it drains Oghren’s remaining stamina, Final Blow deals massive damage and is suitable for ending battles.
Oghren's approval will increase when you give him any alcohol, especially Ale. The one exception is Wine, which is preferred by Wynne.
Located: Sold by Bartenders
A mug of watered-down ale.
|Alley King's Flagon|
Located: Orzammar Commons
A monument to the pot-valiant in appropriately hammered gold. Lack of lid allows for a quick pour and, more importantly, refill. Never a stale brew when you facilitate swift consumption.
|Chasind Sack Mead|
Located: Ruined Temple
A brutishly strong honey liquor, reminiscent of warm summer days, apple blossoms on the wind with an unexpected aftertaste of father going off to war, never to return. Bitter, to say the least.
|Garbolg's Backcountry Reserve|
Found by Dog
Likely dropped to avoid seizure by authorities, or because of seizure due to drinking it. Garbolg only brewed from 8:74 to 8:92 Blessed, killed when the vapors in his beard spontaneously combusted.
|Golden Scythe 4:90 Black|
This battlefield spirit maintains a chill even in direct sunlight, which it appears to absorb. Optimal serving is by the drop. Contact with exposed flesh is discouraged, but likely inevitable.
|Legacy White Shear|
|Sun Blonde Vint-1|
Located: Circle Tower
Tevinter-brewed for a very discreet clientèle, and strong enough to fluster a tranquil. An almost weightless spirit best served with a powdering of catsbane as a flavor-enhancer and antidote.
|Wilhelm's Special Brew|
This dark-colored ale gives off a thick, oaky smell. Swirling it in the tankard, you notice it takes on an unexpected glow.
Once The warden become friendly enough with Oghren he will ask you to help him find a very special someone to him, a female dwarf named Felsi who has moved to live on the surface. This quest consists of nothing more than taking Oghren to The Spoiled Princess and helping him win the heart of an old flame. In order to win his approval, you must either have a rather high coercion check and speak positively of him (the two "Whisper to Oghren" options are all it takes for a positive outcome). If you speak negatively of him to the old flame, Oghren will get very angry with you.
- "If you've ever heard of me before, it's probably all been about how I piss ale and murder young boys who look at me wrong. And that's mostly true..."
- "Misery, vomit and malt liquor. Ah, reminds me of home."
- "I'm not saying I should be your first pick for a dance partner at the inaugural ball, but in the Deep Roads, I'm your man."
- "Hey, Warden! You gotta hear this one! This human walks into a tavern! Eh heh. And there's an elf there. Ah ha ha ha! And she says, Ha ha ah ah ha! She says."[Snorts] "Ah ha!" [Falls Down]
- "Lets show them our hearts, and then show them theirs!"
- "You mean to tell me you've never polished your sword?"
- "I'll show that sodding dog! I don't need my pants anyway!"
- (After finishing combat) "Excuse me while I do my happy dance!"
- "[Snorts and laughs] Asschabs!"
- "Upset? *Scoffs* I don't get upset, I get drunk!"
- "You can't keep the Archdemon waiting. You'll hurt its feelings, it might just turn around the whole Blight and go home. Nobody wants that."
- (When you are at Lake Calenhead Docks) "Ooh that's huge (Giggles) I wonder how long it took to erect it. (Giggles) Get it, erect it!"
- "By the tits of my ancestors!"
- "You know that husband of yours, dead, sorry"
- "Shave my back and call me an elf!"
- "That son-of-a-whore Teagan said I can't drink a whole barrel of pickle juice without passing out first. I aim to prove him wrong."
- "Fart me a lullaby!"
- "Hey, can I borrow a sovereign? I've always wanted the head of an adulterer preserved in honey" (While in the Wonders of Thedas shop in Denerim)
- "Heh. Sorry, wrong room" (If the Warden is female and has Oghren in the party at the Pearl in Denerim and chooses a Female Companion)
- (During Battle) "Thunderhumper!"
- (Referring to the Grand Oak) "Hey look, it's a poet tree. (laughs) Get it? Poetry? (laughs more)"
- See Oghren's Dialogue.
- The Warden: "A lover in the dark, no wonder she left Oghren."
- Oghren: "Eh, if I knew she had those interests I would have made some...adjustments."
- Shale: "There was a man in the village who reminded me of the drunken dwarf."
- Oghren: "They had some dwarves just like me, huh?"
- Shale: "No. None of the dwarves were similar. They were quiet and respected, more or less. No, the one I remember was a human. He vomited in the street constantly. Then he wandered into a snowstorm and froze to death."
- Oghren: "Huh? And how is that like me?"
- Shale: "Did I say similar? I meant I hoped he was similar."
- Oghren: "I think I had a wife like you, once."
- According to Sheryl Chee, though Oghren was written mostly by Jay Turner, most of the BioWare writers, including herself, Mary Kirby, and David Gaider, have had a hand in writing him.
- Steve Blum, the actor who voices Oghren, also provides the voice of the temporary companion Gorim. Steve Blum also voiced the character Vincent Valentine in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children film. Other roles include Spike Spiegel in the English version of Cowboy Bebop, Wolverine in Wolverine and the X-Men, and Grunt in Mass Effect 2.
- Oghren is one of two companions with their own unique hairstyle, the other being Morrigan.
See alsoA Paragon of Her Kind