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Stinging Swarm is a mage spell from the Creation tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Nature damage (over time): (100.0 + Spellpower) * 1.0. Duration: 10s. The swarm can maximally jump (Spellpower/10.0) times within its duration.
  • Range: 25m.
  • Conjuration time: 1s.
  • 100 additional Threat is supposed to be drawn from the target. As of Patch 1.02, only damage-based Threat is drawn.


  • Activation base is in Mana and values vary with fatigue%.
  • Arcane Warrior Spellcasting: The spell can be cast with your weapon(s) drawn.
  • If the swarm jumps, the duration timer is reset to 10s.
  • Every new creature the swarm jumps to has a chance to resist the spell, thus ending it.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, this is the only mage spell capable of dealing nature damage - though Stonefist and Walking Bomb state in-game they'd deal nature damage, they actually instead inflict Physical or Spirit damage, respectively.
  • Using the examples described in Staves § Elemental modifiers and Blood Mage § Notes, the damage of the spell can be increased significantly (270+ damage) even versus nature resistant foes lacking true immunity.

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