Shards in the Approach is a shard collection in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Oculara and Shards icon

Search for any shards scattered around the Western Approach.

Acquisition Edit

Obtained by interacting with any of the five oculara in the region.

Walkthrough Edit

Interact with all five oculara, and collect the 14 shards revealed. The ocularum are found in the following locations:

  • The Canyons (3 Shards)
  • Dustytop Fort, south-west of Nazaire's Pass Camp (3 Shards)
  • Echoback Canyon (3 Shards)
  • Giant's Staircase (3 Shards)
  • Old Prison Road (2 Shards)

Rewards Edit

Collecting all 14 shards yields:

  • Influence 200

Results Edit

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

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

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