Way of the Necromancer is a specialization side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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.


Way of the Necromancer is one of three potential quests which a mage Inquisitor can complete in order to learn a specialization. The Specializations for the Inquisitor war table operation will become available after completing the From the Ashes main quest. After completing the war table operation, three potential trainers will arrive at Skyhold for the Inquisitor to choose one specialization. Trainer Viuus Anaxas teaches the Necromancer specialization.


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:

Craft the "Ceremonial Mortalitasi Skull" and bring it to Viuus Anaxus to complete the quest.

Acquiring the items


Location of Nevarran Skulls on The Storm Coast.

Writings on necromancy can be obtained from Dorian or the book merchant in Val Royeaux.

Nevarran Skulls are looted from undead in the Storm Coast (it may take multiple visits to the area to collect them). 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. Note that re-entering Crestwood map resets the merchant's inventory.

Bloodstone can be found in the Emerald Graves and Emprise du Lion or from the Emprise du Lion Resources war table operation with Cullen.


Completing the quest teaches the Necromancer specialization.


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