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Shards is a collection in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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The Tevinter Oculara reveal mysterious shards scattered across the Imperium's former colonies. The purpose of these shards may prove important -- or, at the very least, profitable.


The collection triggers independently upon interacting with any of the oculara in each area visited.


Collection Shards[]

There are a total of eight shard collections available to be completed:

Additional DLC Shards[]

With the installation of the Jaws of Hakkon DLC an additional shard collection can be added to the collection list:


  • Rewards vary per shard collection completed. Typical rewards include:
    • Influence (50 - 500)

Shard Side Quests[]

Collecting shards enables the Inquisitor to complete the following six side quests in the Forbidden Oasis:

Additional DLC Shard Side Quest[]

With the installation of the Jaws of Hakkon DLC an additional side quest can be completed:


  • There are a total of 114 shards available.
  • With the addition of the Frostback Basin 12 additional shards can be obtained.
  • To complete all shard side quests including those available in the Frostback Basin a total of 126 are required.
  • There are no shards to be found in either Crestwood or the Fallow Mire.