Note: See the Approval (Inquisition) page for an explanation on point values

In general, Solas will approve of curiosity, asking him questions, peaceful and diplomatic solutions, being respectful to spirits and elven culture, and supporting mage freedom. He will disapprove of pointless brutality, pressing people into servitude, as well as showing support for the templars and Grey Wardens.

Recruitment Edit

Solas joins the Inquisitor automatically during The Wrath of Heaven.

Solas's Disposition Edit

The player can generally tell how Solas feels about the Inquisitor by engaging him in a "generic" conversation (i.e. a conversation where his greeting and farewell are not changed by any other factors such as a quest or cutscene).

Note that Solas is one of the few companions who will never leave the Inquisition, no matter how low his approval gets.

Cold/Hostile (-75 to -5):
Solas will greet the Inquisitor with:
  • "Yes?"
  • "What do you need?"
  • "To what do I owe the pleasure?"
  • "Inquisitor" in a crisp, quick tone of voice.
Solas will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Of course."
Neutral/Warm (-5 to 74):
Solas will greet the Inquisitor with:
  • "Hello."
  • "Greetings."
  • "What can I do for you?"
Solas will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Goodbye."
Friendly (75 to 125):
Solas will greet the Inquisitor with:
  • "Good Afternoon,"
  • "My friend,"
  • "How can I help?"
Solas will bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Goodbye."
If the inquisitor is an elf, Solas will occasionally greet him/her with "Lethallin"/"Lethallan" and bid the Inquisitor farewell with "Goodbye".
If romanced, Solas will greet her with "My heart" or "Vhenan" or just a simple, quiet "Hello" and bid them farewell with "Dareth shiral".

Cutscenes Edit

Prologue Edit

He means, "I kept that mark from killing you while you slept."
  • Thank you - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • You can do that?
  • I'm no use if I'm dead.
  • You know about the mark? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • That's commendable.
    • And when this is over? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • I'll do what I can.
Justinia is dead! We must elect a replacement, and obey her orders on the matter!
  • What about the Breach? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • So no one's in charge here.
  • I'm standing right here.
If you take the mountain path...
The prisoner? Then you...?
  • It was worth the risk - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • All in a day's work.
  • No time for talk.
If you charge with the soldiers...
Is it? I hope they're right about you. We've lost a lot of people getting you here.
  • I'll do what I can.
  • I hope they're right, too. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I'm your only hope.

The Chosen of Andraste Edit

Haven only, first attempt to speak to him...

The Chosen of Andraste. A blessed hero sent to save us all.
  • I hope to be one.
  • Sounds dashing! - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I'm not a hero.
Every great war has its heroes. I'm just curious what kind you'll be.
Q You study ancient ruins? (skips other options) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Special) How can you sleep there? (repeat)
  • That's impressive. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • That's valuable.
  • That's dangerous.
  • A good one. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • A smart and happy hero.
  • Unstoppable.
Cassandra has been accommodating, but you understand my caution.
  • (Romance) You can trust me. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Cassandra will protect you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • We have bigger problems.
  • Your fears don't matter. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

Speak to him again after the scene...

Any artifact of such power is dangerous. The destruction of the Conclave proves that much.
Q You think it survived? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I agree.
  • It will turn up.
  • It's not a priority. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

[Special.] Tell Me More of Yourself Edit

Skyhold, requires +35 and the "Tell me about yourself." branch listed below must be completely exhausted
Once both requirements are met, a special option "Tell me more of yourself." will appear. Select it to begin the scene.
Note: After the scene Skyhold will get its first set of renovation, so some companion dialogues won't be available anymore.

I sat beside you while you slept, studying the anchor.
  • Thank you.
  • That must have been quick. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • We're not here for me. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Cassandra suspected duplicity. She threatened to have me executed as an apostate if I didn't produce results.
  • I wouldn't allow that.
  • Of course she did. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • It got results. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Although I wished to help, I had no faith in Cassandra… or she in me. I was ready to flee.
  • You didn't.
  • Where to? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • You were smart not to.
You had sealed it with a gesture… and right then, I felt the whole world change.
  • (Romance) You care about me?
  • [Kiss him.]
  • It's okay.
  • (Surprised) This mattered to you?
  • (Stoic) I'm glad you stayed.
  • (Confused) This isn't how it happened.

After the scene, speak to him again...

Sleep well?
No approval changes
if a female elven Inquisitor kissed him...
I apologize. The kiss was impulsive and ill considered, and I should not have encouraged it.
No approval changes
I am not certain this is the best idea. It could lead to trouble.
  • (Romance) I'll risk it.
  • (End Romance) Then let's end it.

After this conversation, he will sit in the chair and the following scene immediately becomes available.

A Friend in Need Edit

Skyhold, requires +35, the Return to Haven scene must be viewed first
Begins All New, Faded for Her
Codex Unlocked: Spirit of Wisdom

I may also need a favor.
No approval changes
I heard the cry for help as I slept.
No approval changes
It was summoned against its will, and wants my help to gain its freedom and return to the Fade.
Q1 Why didn't it want in? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q2 Why would they summon it? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I'll help.
  • I can go along with it.
  • I'm not saving a spirit. - DAIApproval Disapproves

Do you have a moment? Edit

Skyhold, after All New, Faded for Her. (high approval; threshold unknown.)

Has it affected you? Changed you in any way? Your mind, your morals, your... spirit?
No approval change.
You are not what I expected.
  • I'm just like everyone else. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • You make that sound bad.
  • What did you expect?
Elven inquisitor...
If the Dalish could raise someone with a spirit like yours... have I misjudged them?
  • Yes.
  • Honestly, not really.
  • No. I am who I am. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
the ending of this is the same regardless of the inquisitor race...
But you have shown a subtlety in your action. A wisdom that goes against everything I know of your people.
No approval change.
Next line only said if the Inquisitor kissed Solas in Haven. (This may be a bug: if you flirt with other candidates meanwhile, the kiss option might not appear completely! If you want Solas, stick to him.)
It means I have not forgotten the kiss.
  • (End Romance) Let it go, Solas.
  • (Romance) Neither have I.

How does it feel? Edit

Skyhold, requires -30

Being you. Are you blissfully unaware or, deep inside, is some part of you banging on the walls, screaming?
  • What did I do?
  • Fine, thanks.
  • Spit it out. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Next line only said if the Inquisitor is a believer...
Do you enjoy the worship? Does it make you feel infallible, or do you see them as fools, gullible for their belief?
  • I believe. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I'm giving them hope. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • The lie is useful. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • This conversation is over. (ends scene) - DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves
Next line varies depending on whether templars/mages are allies/conscripts
A strong, proud organization founded on the fear of magic. What a wonderful job it has done.
  • They protect us. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • We need their skills. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • We need warm bodies. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • This conversation is over. (ends scene) - DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves
Now I know I was right. You have no idea what a comfort that is.
  • So you're leaving? - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Good for you. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • [Hit Solas.] - DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves

Prompted Conversation Edit

After In Hushed Whispers Edit

You are certain you experienced time travel? Could it have been an illusion, a trick of the Fade?
  • Dorian is certain. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • What would be the point? / I'm a mage. I'd know. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • No. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
What an amazing gift. It is vital the Inquisition succeed, to avoid the future you witnessed.
  • (Romance) Thanks for the conversation. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • It doesn't matter. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Not amazing. Terrifying. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I saw you there.

After Champions of the Just Edit

Any group corrupted by a demon must be watched carefully. At least they know how to fight.
  • (Romance) I can't predict you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Don't underestimate them. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Beggars can't be choosers. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • They have their uses. - DAIApproval Disapproves

After Here Lies the Abyss Edit

After speaking to Livius Erimond in The Western Approach...

To seek out these Old Gods deliberately in some bizarre attempt to preempt the blight...
  • It was a good idea. DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Don't forget the demons. DAIApproval Slightly disapproves
  • They are desperate. DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Romance) We'll stop them. I promise. DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • They obsess over Darkspawn. DAIApproval Slightly Approves

After Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts Edit

After our time in Halamshiral, I understand why. I had forgotten how I missed court intrigue.
  • Glad you liked it. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • You've seen this before? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I didn't like it. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
The rest of the conversation depends on what happened to Briala.
if Celene & Briala reconciled...
In any event, Celene should be a steadfast ally, and Briala as well, thanks to your efforts on her behalf.
  • I hope it helps the elves.
  • It worked out for everyone.
  • We needed the elves.

No approval changes for any option. Conversation continues at "I'm sorry, I was confused..."

In any event, Celene/Gaspard should be a steadfast ally, [something about Briala; varies depending on quest outcome]
No approval changes for any possible variation
I'm sorry, I was confused. I do not consider myself to have much in common with the elves.
  • (Mad) You should consider it. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • (Pleased) I agree. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Sad) That's tragic. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • (Stoic) Who then? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
As for the elves of Orlais, [something about Briala; varies depending on quest outcome]
  • (Romance) I admire you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I agree. / I still want to help them.
  • You really think so? / She was short-sighted. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • She's shortsighted. / She didn't impress me. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

After What Pride Had Wrought Edit

Only if the Inquisitor drank from the Well

You gave yourself into the service of an ancient elven god!
Q Meaning? (repeats) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I'm still myself. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Why do you care so much? / Why does this bother you? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • It's done. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

If Morrigan drank from the Well the dialogue starts here

What will you do with the power of the Well once Corypheus is dead?
  • I'll restore what was. - DAIApproval Approves
  • I'll rely on those I trust. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
    • We will. DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
    • What, never?
    • I will still lead. DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • One thing at a time. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I'll make the world better. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
What if it isn't? What if you wake up to find that the future you shaped is worse than what was?
No approval changes
With luck, some of the past may yet survive.
No approval changes

After choosing a Specialization Edit

After a mage Inquisitor selects the Knight-Enchanter specialization Edit

I wonder what they would think to see their magic used in defense of the Chantry.
Q What were they called? (repeats) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q What do you know of them? (repeats) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • They'd be pleased it lived on. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I fear they would disapprove.
  • They would be proud of me. (elven Inquisitor only) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Who cares what they'd think? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

After a mage Inquisitor selects the Necromancer or Rift Mage specialization Edit

Why did you choose such an esoteric area of study?
  • I wanted to learn. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • It's a tool, nothing more. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I wanted to be stronger. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • I'd rather not say. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

[Investigate.] Edit

Tell me about elves. Edit

This entire branch is available to elven Inquisitors and can became available to a human inquisitor with either extreme high or low approval upon completion of Wicked Eyes Wicked Hearts

If the inquisitor is elven: First time this branch is selected...

You are Dalish, are you not?
  • Proudly. - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Why are you so angry? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I am a true elf.
Response varies depending on previous choice, but the next choices are always the same
  • We are trying. Accept that. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • So teach other elves. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • So help them. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves

If the inquisitor is human: First time this branch is selected...

  • Tell me about the elves. I'd be interested in hearing your opinions on elven culture.

Second time this branch is selected and if Sera has been recruited...

Perhaps you should ask Sera. She has... opinions.
  • She's worthy of respect. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • You don't seem to like her.
  • I'm not asking Sera. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
Q1 Tell me about Elven magic.
  • (Special) Was immortality due to magic? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Special) About blood magic... - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I don't mind blood magic. (ends branch)
  • Blood magic seems interesting. (mage inquisitor only - ends branch)
  • Blood magic is evil. - DAIApproval Disapproves
Some would use daggers in secret, ashamed, and some would find rebellion titillating, a step down the path of depravity.
No approval changes
Q2 Tell me more of the Dalish. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q3 Tell me about ancient Elves.
  • (Special) What else? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q4 Tell me about city elves. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Tell me about the Fade. Edit

Q1 Tell me about the Breach. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q2 Tell me about the Veil. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • That sounds marvelous. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • That sounds strange. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • That sounds dangerous. - DAIApproval Disapproves
Q3 Tell me about demons. (Codex Unlocked: Spirits and Demons)
  • Can we change that? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I don't believe that. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I don't care. - DAIApproval Disapproves

Tell me about yourself. Edit

Requires -4 or greater. If Solas' approval is warm or higher, there is an extra line of dialogue towards the end of Q1.

  • I respect you.
  • Do I need a reason? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I must know I can trust you.
Q1 Why study the Fade?
  • (Special) That sounds dangerous.
  • (Special) Clearly, you woke up.
Q Is that why you're here? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • I hope that works.
  • Weird, but good for you. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • That's unnatural. - DAIApproval Disapproves
(Romance) You like my side benefits? (unlocks after completing Q1 branch; select immediately or it disappears) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q2 Where have you studied? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Which battlefields? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Tell me what happened!
Q3 Do you work with anyone?
Q Wisdom and purpose? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Those are demon names.
  • That's amazing. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Can they be your friends?
  • Spirits are not your friends. - DAIApproval Disapproves
Is Cassandra defined by her cheekbones and not her faith? Varric by his chest hair and not his wit?
  • (Romance) I enjoy getting to know you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Yes, spirits are people. - DAIApproval Approves
  • You need a body to be real. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Spirits lack free will. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I'm not arguing this. - DAIApproval Disapproves

Tell me about Corypheus. Edit

Available at Skyhold...

Cassandra and Varric seem more familiar with our adversary.
  • I respect you.
  • I'll ask them, too. - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • I'm asking you. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q What will he do next?
  • (Special) You're certain? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
The remaining questions have no approval changes

Tell me about your journeys. Edit

Available after cutscene Return to Haven
This branch can be exhausted three separate times

Each time he is asked - DAIApproval Slightly Approves

You're addicted to the Fade. Edit

Requires some amount of disapproval

Only... not. I care deeply for many things beyond the Fade. Just not you.
  • How can I change that?
  • Thanks so much. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Tread lightly. - DAIApproval Disapproves

You have abandoned the elves. Edit

Requires some amount of disapproval

(Special) You could teach us! (skips other options) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
(Special) Educate them. (skips other options) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Q What are you fighting? (repeat) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Rely on friends. (ends conversation)
  • So change. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Don't give up. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Do you feel nothing? - DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Really? No way at all? - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Why not fight? - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
There is no simple solution. I think you know that. Why attack me for knowing it as well?
  • Because I wish I could help. - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Because I will help them.

In the Field Edit

Hinterlands Edit

  • Recruit Ellendra using the Arcane Knowledge dialogue option while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Recruit Ellendra by referring to Vivienne while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
  • Complete "Flowers for Senna" (Redcliff Village) with Solas in active party - DAIApproval Approves
  • Complete "A Healing Hand" (Redcliff Village) using the Elf Dialogue option with Solas in active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Complete "A Healing Hand" (Redcliff Village) using the Solas Special Dialogue option with Solas in active party - DAIApproval Approves
  • Complete "Agrarian Apostate" with Solas in active party - DAIApproval Approves
  • Complete "Love Waits" with the "You failed her. Go home." dialogue option while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval Approves
  • Complete "Shallow Breaths" while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Complete "Hunger Pangs" with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Complete "My Lover's Phylactery" with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves

The Storm Coast Edit

  • Complete "Cleaning House" by challenging the Hessarian Leader with Solas in the active party -DAIApproval Approves

Crestwood Edit

  • Speaking to the Spirit in Old Crestwood to initiate "Burdens of Command":
    •  (Special) "Any advice for it, Cole?" - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    •  (Special) "Solas?" - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
  • Complete "Burdens of Command" with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval Approves
  • Speaking to the two villagers in Rusted Horn Tavern during "Still Waters":
    • "How did you get in here?" - DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • "This place is hardly romantic" - DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Anywhere Edit

  • Activating an Elven Artifact with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval Slightly Approves

Notes Edit

Any romance option listed will only be seen by female elven Inquisitors.

The "tell me about elves" branch becomes available to non-elves with higher approval while in Skyhold; requirements not specifically known.

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