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

Solas joins the Inquisitor automatically during The Wrath of Heaven.

Solas's Disposition

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: 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, cold and melancholic 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 her farewell with "Dareth shiral".

Cutscenes

Prologue

He means, "I kept that mark from killing you while you slept."
  • Thank you - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You can do that?
  • I'm no use if I'm dead.
  • You know about the mark? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
    • That's commendable.
    • And when this is over? - DAIApproval.png 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.png 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.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • I'm your only hope.

The Chosen of Andraste

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.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • (Special) How can you sleep there? (repeat)
  • That's impressive. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • That's valuable.
  • That's dangerous.
  • A good one. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • A smart and happy hero.
  • Unstoppable.
Cassandra has been accommodating, but you understand my caution.
  • (Romance) You can trust me. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Cassandra will protect you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • We have bigger problems.
  • Your fears don't matter. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • I agree.
  • It will turn up.
  • It's not a priority. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

[Special.] Tell Me More of Yourself

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.png Slightly Approves
  • We're not here for me. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • It got results. - DAIApproval.png 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.png 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

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.
[Investigate.]
Q1 Why didn't it want in? (repeat) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
Q2 Why would they summon it? (repeat) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I'll help.
  • I can go along with it.
  • I'm not saving a spirit. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

Do you have a moment?

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.png 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.png 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?

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.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • I'm giving them hope. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • The lie is useful. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • This conversation is over. (ends scene) - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Disapproves
  • We need their skills. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • We need warm bodies. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • This conversation is over. (ends scene) - DAIApproval.png Greatly Disapproves
Now I know I was right. You have no idea what a comfort that is.
  • So you're leaving? - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Good for you. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • [Hit Solas.] - DAIApproval.png Greatly Disapproves

Prompted Conversation

After In Hushed Whispers

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

After Champions of the Just

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

After Here Lies the Abyss

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.png Disapproves
  • Don't forget the demons. DAIApproval.png Slightly disapproves
  • They are desperate. DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Romance) We'll stop them. I promise. DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • They obsess over Darkspawn. DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

After Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts

After our time in Halamshiral, I understand why. I had forgotten how I missed court intrigue.
  • Glad you liked it. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • You've seen this before? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • I didn't like it. - DAIApproval.png 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..."

else...
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.png Disapproves
  • (Pleased) I agree. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Sad) That's tragic. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • (Stoic) Who then? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
As for the elves of Orlais, [something about Briala; varies depending on quest outcome]
  • (Romance) I admire you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I agree. / I still want to help them.
  • You really think so? / She was short-sighted. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • She's shortsighted. / She didn't impress me. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves

After What Pride Had Wrought

Only if the Inquisitor drank from the Well

You gave yourself into the service of an ancient elven god!
Q Meaning? (repeats) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I'm still myself. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Why do you care so much? / Why does this bother you? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • It's done. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Approves
  • I'll rely on those I trust. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
    • We will. DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
    • What, never?
    • I will still lead. DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • One thing at a time. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • I'll make the world better. - DAIApproval.png 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

After a mage Inquisitor selects the Knight-Enchanter specialization

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

After a mage Inquisitor selects the Necromancer or Rift Mage specialization

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

[Investigate.]

Tell me about elves.

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.png Disapproves
  • Why are you so angry? - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • So teach other elves. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • So help them. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Disapproves
  • You don't seem to like her.
  • I'm not asking Sera. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
Q1 Tell me about Elven magic.
  • (Special) Was immortality due to magic? (repeat) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Special) About blood magic... - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • I don't mind blood magic. (ends branch)
  • Blood magic seems interesting. (mage inquisitor only - ends branch)
  • Blood magic is evil. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
Q3 Tell me about ancient Elves.
  • (Special) What else? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
Q4 Tell me about city elves. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

Tell me about the Fade.

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

Tell me about yourself.

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

Why?
  • I respect you.
  • Do I need a reason? - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • I hope that works.
  • Weird, but good for you. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • That's unnatural. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
(Romance) You like my side benefits? (unlocks after completing Q1 branch; select immediately or it disappears) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
Q2 Where have you studied? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Which battlefields? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Tell me what happened!
Q3 Do you work with anyone?
Q Wisdom and purpose? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Those are demon names.
  • That's amazing. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Can they be your friends?
  • Spirits are not your friends. - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • Yes, spirits are people. - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • You need a body to be real. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Spirits lack free will. - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • I'm not arguing this. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

Tell me about Corypheus.

Available at Skyhold...

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

Tell me about your journeys.

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

Each time he is asked - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves

You're addicted to the Fade.

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.png Slightly Approves
  • Tread lightly. - DAIApproval.png Disapproves

You have abandoned the elves.

Requires some amount of disapproval

[Special.]
(Special) You could teach us! (skips other options) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
(Special) Educate them. (skips other options) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
Q What are you fighting? (repeat) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Rely on friends. (ends conversation)
  • So change. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Don't give up. (ends conversation) - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Do you feel nothing? - DAIApproval.png Disapproves
  • Really? No way at all? - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Why not fight? - DAIApproval.png 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.png Slightly Approves
  • Because I will help them.

In the Field

Hinterlands

  • Recruit Ellendra using the Arcane Knowledge dialogue option while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Recruit Ellendra by referring to Vivienne while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Recruit Speaker Anais for Josephine with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Recruit Tanner by referring to Cassandra while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Disapproves
  • Complete "Flowers for Senna" (Redcliff Village) with Solas in active party - DAIApproval.png Approves ((Note: having Blackwall in the party will have his approval overrule Solas'.))
  • Complete "A Healing Hand" (Redcliff Village) using the Elf Dialogue option with Solas in active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Complete "A Healing Hand" (Redcliff Village) using the Solas Special Dialogue option with Solas in active party - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Complete "Agrarian Apostate" with Solas in active party - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Complete "Love Waits" with the "You failed her. Go home." dialogue option while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Complete "Shallow Breaths" while Solas is in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Complete "Hunger Pangs" with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Complete "My Lover's Phylactery" with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval.png Slightly Approves
  • Defer to Solas, use the Arcane Knowledge Inquisition perk, or use the Dalish special option, at the end of the initial "Measuring the Veil" quest - DAIApproval.png Approves
  • Complete Trouble with Wolves with Solas in the active party - DAIApproval.png Approves

The Storm Coast

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

Crestwood

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

Anywhere

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

Notes

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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