The Golems of Amgarrak is a DLC for Dragon Age: Origins. It was originally announced by BioWare on July 28th, 2010 and was subsequently made available on August 10th. Players can import their Wardens from Origins or Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, or start a new level 20 character. It's also possible to unlock three reward items that show up in Origins and Awakening.

Plot Edit

The Warden-Commander has come to Orzammar at the request of Jerrik Dace. Jerrik's brother, Brogan, was part of an expedition led by scholar Darion Olmech into the Deep Roads to find Amgarrak Thaig and the long-lost secrets of the research on golem construction that took place there. The rediscovery of such a method would bring great wealth, power and prestige to House Dace, but the expedition has not returned and is now feared lost. Jerrik, along with his trusty bronto, Snug, will be joining the Warden in the search for his missing brother. Players will find other unexpected companions as they continue on the journey and will need all the help that they can get.

This section contains spoilers for:
Golems of Amgarrak.

Jerrik Dace asks the Warden-Commander of Ferelden to accompany him to Amgarrak Thaig where his house led an expedition. Jerrik's search mission is funded by House Tethras.[1]

Jerrik, like his peers, is keen to salvage Amgarrak and use it to their advantage. Brogan convinces him to search for Darion, the leader of the failed expedition. Together with the Warden and his brother, Jerrik finds the remains of Darion as well as the final page of his diary, at which point Brogan begs him to destroy the Forge in the deepest part of Amgarrak to make sure that the experiments and subsequent mistakes within could not be repeated. Realizing the chaos that Amgarrak's research into Paragon Caridin's work has wrought, Jerrik reluctantly obliges, and then sets off to kill the Harvester, the creature responsible for the destruction of both the expedition and the thaig. However, in the ending it is revealed that the Harvester the Warden killed wasn't alone.

Quests Edit

Ico Quest In Search of Amgarrak
Ico Quest The Runic Golem
Ico Quest Harvest of Amgarrak
Ico Quest Amgarrak's Secrets

Notable items Edit

Main article: Items (Golems of Amgarrak)

Reward items Edit

The following items are carried over to an Origins or Awakening game when you earn the required achievements:

Ico forbiddensash Sash of Forbidden Secrets, earn the Reaper achievement.
Ico highregarddace The High Regard of House Dace, earn the A Secret Stitched Together achievement.
Ico reaperscudgel The Reaper's Cudgel, earn the Grim Reaper achievement.

Research notes Edit

Plt ico old scroll Golem Research Notes: Fire
Plt ico old scroll Golem Research Notes: Healing x2
Plt ico old scroll Golem Research Notes: Lightning
Plt ico old scroll Golem Research Notes: Mechanics x2

Other Edit

Ico boots light Mage's Running Boots
Ico shield towermetal The Crafthall's Wall
Ico helm heavy Dwarven Full Helm
Ico armor heavy Dace Family Armor
Ico tome greater focus Memoirs of the First Wardens
Ico tome greater focus Greater Tome of the Mortal Vessel x2

Locations Edit

Ico Thaig Amgarrak Thaig
Ico Area Map Deep Roads Grotto

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Bronto Named Snug
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Ancient Writings
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Darion's Journal
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Harvester
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Jerrik Dace
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Protector Golem
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Seneschal Garevel's Missive
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Grey Warden

Achievements and trophies Edit

Name Requirement Points Trophy Image
Reaper Defeated the Harvester 25 Bronze Ach killed harvester
Grim Reaper Defeated the Harvester on Hard or Nightmare difficulty 50 Bronze Ach harvest nightmare
A Secret Stitched Together Gathered all of the research notes in Amgarrak 25 Bronze Ach research collected

Note: It is also possible to get all three level based achievements (Master of Arms, Archmage, and Shadow) by creating a character which will start at level 20. Then, remove all levels and re-add them by using the tome Memoirs of the First Wardens which the character starts with. These achievements will be awarded after leveling up. The same goes for any of the talent group focus achievements, e.g. Elementalist, Archery Master, etc.

Bugs Edit

  • xbox360Icon xbox360(v1.04, Dwarf Commoner Origin) The achievement award items from The Golems of Amgarrak, Witch Hunt, The Darkspawn Chronicles, Leliana's Song and the Blood Dragon Armor may not be present in the chest after being captured by Beraht. There is no way to get them back.
  • Sometimes the bronto, Snug, will duplicate so one you can control while the other you can not.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360Sometimes, when saving within the forge, the party will spawn adjacent to the Harvester upon reloading and may need to leave the room to initiate the fight.
  • If the Warden Commander is level 35 (which means they won't receive any XP anymore) the Runic Golem isn't able to upgrade its skills with the Mechanics Research Notes.
  • If importing from Awakening, Jerrik Dace will have a 3rd specialization point available but will lose it after using the starting manual to reset his stats. He will also have much fewer stat points than he should after being reset.
  • During phase two of the fight when the harvester jumps around it will sometimes get stuck it the wall but it can still be attacked but only with abilities or spell the affect a certain area it will take a while but the harvester can be killed also you have a chance to save your game since it disengages the fight while its stuck.

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. During the war table mission Revenge of the Merchants Guild it is revealed that House Tethras loaned Jerrik Dace money for the rescue mission.
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