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

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

  • 200 Influence

Results Edit

Quest icon DAI Shard Collector
Quest icon DAI The Fire Captured
Quest icon DAI The Cold Endured
Quest icon DAI The Spirit Calmed
Quest icon DAI The Temple of Pride
Quest icon DAI The Mystery of Winter in the Frostback Basin (requires Jaws of Hakkon DLC).
In order to complete all of the listed quests, the Inquisitor must collect every shard in every relevant location (126 in total).
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