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Overpower is a warrior talent from the Shield Bash tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • The character lashes out with the shield three times. All hits are critical hits. If the last strike connects, the target is knocked down unless it passes a physical resistance check vs the attacker's strength attribute.
  • If the target is knocked down, they are also dazed for 10 seconds, reducing attack and defence by 5.
  • Shield Mastery causes all damage rolls to be maximized (highest roll on the weapon's damage range). However, due to inconsistencies in their implementation, shields have a base damage of 5 and 'maximum' damage of 0, which results in Shield Mastery actually causing the damage to be reduced. Fix is included in unofficial patch.
  • Conjuration time: 1s.
  • 100 additional Threat is supposed to be drawn from the target. As of Patch 1.02, only damage-based Threat is drawn.


  • Activation base is in Stamina and values vary with fatigue%.
  • The tooltip is incorrect. All three hits are criticals.
  • It’s worthy to note the amazing synergy Overpower Overpower has with Cone of Cold Cone of Cold/Petrify Petrify: as of patch 1.05, to the contrary to what the combat mechanics page seems to claim, it is possible to shatter lieutenant-ranked creatures, as demonstrated in this video. The chance of shattering a lieutenant creature on Nightmare difficulty is 5%. Now, Overpower Overpower generates three quick auto-crits into the same target, out of which, at least one needs to succeed. Consequently, the overall chance to shatter a lieutenant enemy on Nightmare difficulty with Overpower Overpower is 14.26%.

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