Way of the Necromancer is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition. It is one of three potential quests which a mage Inquisitor can complete to obtain a specialization.

Adorn a skull in jewels, study the art of necromancy, and Viuus Anaxas will reveal the secrets of Nevarran death mages. Destroy undead to gain Nevarran ceremonial skulls at Apostate's Landing, Small Grove, and Storm's Solitude in the Storm Coast. Readings can be found among the belonging of followers who share this discipline. Or, if unavailable, among the wares of the book merchant in Val Royeaux.

Acquisition Edit

After completing the main quest in your heart shall burn and moving to Skyhold, a war table operation Specializations for the Inquisitor becomes available. Completing this operation unlocks the specialization quests. Three potential trainers will arrive at Skyhold for the Inquisitor to choose one specialization. Trainer Viuus Anaxas teaches the Necromancer specialization.

Walkthrough Edit

The Mortalitasi do not take on apprentices to teach their craft. At least, not until after they have passed on. A true necromancer creates a relic that will house the soul of another who is already dead.They must ensure it is respectful, and that it pulses with power enough to demonstrate their serious intention──that will draw a Mortalitasi to teach them the final arts, whispered from the mouth of a polished skull.

Gather the following materials:

Writing on necromancy
Other Crafting Material Icon Nevarran Skull (3)
Bloodstone icon Bloodstone (10)

Location of Nevarran Skulls on The Storm Coast.

Writing on necromancy can be obtained from the Skyhold library, in front of Dorian's chair or from the book merchant Willvan in Val Royeaux. Reading the writing unlocks Codex entry: Way of the Necromancer.

Nevarran Skulls are looted from the three skeleton heaps on the Storm Coast. With The Short List Inquisition perk, there is a chance that the Village of Crestwood merchant will have an infinite number of Nevarran Skulls for sale. Re-entering Crestwood map resets the merchant's inventory.


skeleton heap for Nevarran Skulls

  • first heap of skeletons is just south of the northern camp on the hill (not around the cave as shown on the map)
  • the second heap is next to the astrarium south of the Hessarian Camp
  • the third heap is further south next to the river on top of the hill between the road you're coming from and the river

Bloodstone can be found in the Emerald Graves and Emprise du Lion or obtained from the repeatable war table operation Emprise du Lion Resources with Cullen or Josephine. Bloodstone can also be obtained from the Emporium's Crafting Materials if you are level 8.

Craft the "Ceremonial Mortalitasi Skull" at any requisition table and bring it to Viuus Anaxus to complete the quest and learn the Necromancer specialization.

Notes Edit

  • All three specialization quests can be active at the same time, however, only one specialization can be chosen.
  • Cole DAIApproval Disapproves when speaking to him after completing this quest.
  • Blackwall DAIApproval Disapproves when speaking to him after completing this quest.
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