Pride demons are incredibly powerful demons, the corrupted form of wisdom and faith spirits. They are among the most powerful demons known to Thedas, and most insidious.

Such is their strength that possessing a corpse doesn't produce another shambling warrior, but a respectively powerful revenant or arcane horror.

Background[edit | edit source]

The most powerful demons yet encountered are the pride demons, perhaps because they, among all their kind, most resemble men; as clever and manipulative as the desire demon, with a penchant for cruel irony that is almost human. While the demons of desire largely engage in the bribery of mortals, pride will use mortals' own best nature against them. Clever men outwit themselves. Strong men crush themselves. Humble men forget themselves. Jealous men fear themselves. They turn corruption and ruin into an art.

—From Beyond the Veil: Spirits and Demons by Enchanter Mirdromel

Researched: Damage Against Demons Increased
—From Codex entry: Pride Demon (Inquisition)

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

Note: While classified as demons by lore setting, Pride Demons are not counted as spellcasters / fade creatures in-game. Thus they are immune to spells like Mana Clash and most of their "spells" (with the exception of Mana Drain and Crushing Prison ) will bypass spell resistance , making Uldred and Baroness extremely dangerous on higher difficulties.

Massive Attack Massive Attack

Fire Bolt Fire Bolt

Frost Bolt Frost Bolt

Fire Blast Fire Blast

Frost Burst Frost Burst

Mana Wave Mana Wave

Dragon Age II[edit | edit source]

Fire type
  • Fire Bolt
  • Fire Shield
  • Fire Fist
  • Crushing Prison
  • Stomp
  • Charge
Poison type
  • Poison Bolt
  • Poison Shield
  • Crushing Prison
  • Stomp
  • Charge

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

  • Electricity Resistance
  • Immunity: Asleep
  • Immunity: Frozen
  • Immunity: Paralyzed
  • Immunity: Physical Effects
  • Perceptive

Locations[edit | edit source]

Note: Any revenants or arcane horrors encountered may be possessed by a pride demon.

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

  • An example of this is the pride demon in the quest Asunder. The Fade beast lies dormant until the Warden assembles its body parts, at which point it will attempt to barter for its freedom.
  • Another notable pride demon is the one encountered in the Circle Tower when the abominations are unleashed within. Uldred attempted to summon demons under his control but like many before him succumbed to its will and became an abomination himself.
  • During The Harrowing in the Mage Origin, another pride demon seems to make an appearance. In the Fade, after the Spirit of Rage is defeated, Mouse will ask for help to leave. If the mage decides against it, he will tell them that they have just passed the true test and will transform into a Pride demon.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

  • The Baroness reveals herself to be a dark pride demon, a more powerful variant of the pride demon.

Dragon Age II[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.

  • A pride demon, Wryme, is confronted during the quest Night Terrors.
  • A second one, Audacity, advised Merrill to use blood magic to purify the Eluvian. The demon is fought during the quest A New Path.
  • A third one, Hybris, is encountered at the last stage of the side quest The Awiergan Scrolls: Pride Unbound.
  • An unnamed one is fought on the Docks during the quest The Last Straw in conjunction with a blood mage and many shades. This encounter is not optional.
  • Two are fought simultaneously in The Last Straw in the Templar Halls, along with several shades.
  • A dead pride demon is seen amongst the demon and abomination corpses in the hallway with Sandal during The Last Straw.
  • Each seal in the Legacy DLC is guarded by a pride demon of each variant. The first seal is guarded by the fire variant, the second by the common variant, and the last by the dark variant.

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Solas states in conversation that Wisdom is at least one spirit that can be twisted into a Pride Demon.[1] His personal quest further solidifies this fact.
  • Faith is another spirit that Gaider has stated becomes a Pride Demon when corrupted.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Pride Demon Codex entry: Pride Demon
Codex entry: Pride Demon (Inquisition) Codex entry: Pride Demon (Inquisition)
Heart of Pride Heart of Pride

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Wisdom and Purpose are too easily twisted into Pride and Desire." - Solas Dialogue upon following the [Investigate] tree, "Tell me about yourself."
  2. David Gaider (2013). Cole (Asunder): What kind of... [spoiler!]. The BioWare Forum.
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