Wolf is a wild animal common to forests and plains of Thedas. They hunt in packs and take advantage of large numbers to take down tougher targets.[1] They are rarely seen by civilized folk and usually attack people only in times of desperation.[2] Some rangers are known to summon wolves to fight on their side.

Background[edit | edit source]

In the days of elven Halamshiral, wolf companions walked alongside Emerald Knights, never leaving the side of their chosen knight. Wolf and elf would fight together, eat together, and when the knights slept, wolves would guard them. The statues called "Knights’ Guardians" were erected in the Emerald Graves in memory of their unbreakable bond.[3]

The wolf was the most sacred of all the creatures worshipped by Alamarri. They believed it was created by the gods to be both a guide and protector for mankind. Promising young warriors were paired off with cubs, and wolves were honored as much as the greatest fighters when they fell in battle.[4][5] Indeed, the alliance between humans and regular wolves is the subject of the popular Fereldan folk tale "Dane and the Werewolf."[6]

However, in contemporary times, Fereldans harbor a distrust of wolves that borders on the unreasonable. This is due to their history of wolves in Ferelden being possessed by demons; thus transforming them into werewolves and causing the wars against werewolves,[6] spreading great fear and panic. The werewolves were eventually slain, but even today the noble wolf is still looked upon with distrust.[2]

Ironically, since more than half the noble families of Ferelden claim to be descendants of Hafter, legendary Alamarri hero and son of Dane, who was reputed to be a werewolf; as a consequence, many Fereldans believe they have some distant kinship with wolves.[7] Even the prized Mabari war hounds of Ferelden are said to have been bred from the wolves who served Dane.[8]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

Types[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

Howl Howl
Overwhelm Overwhelm
Shred Shred

Loot[edit | edit source]

Wolf Pelt Wolf Pelt

Locations[edit | edit source]

Korcari Wilds Korcari Wilds
Desolate Highway Desolate Highway
East Brecilian Forest East Brecilian Forest
West Brecilian Forest West Brecilian Forest
Battlefield Battlefield

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

The appearance of numerous Fade rifts in southern Thedas, following the explosion at the Temple of Sacred Ashes, result in abnormally aggressive behavior among the wolves. The Inquisitor can assist the Hinterland farmers by dealing with a group of such wolves as part of the quest Trouble with Wolves. When the Token of the Packmaster Token of the Packmaster – looted during this quest – is equipped, the wolves do not appear as hostile (including wolves in other areas).

Types[edit | edit source]

Loot[edit | edit source]

Wolf Fangs Wolf Fangs
Canine Leather Canine Leather

Locations[edit | edit source]

Crestwood Crestwood
Hinterlands Hinterlands
Emerald Graves Emerald Graves
Emprise du Lion Emprise du Lion
Exalted Plains Exalted Plains

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Black Wolf Codex entry: Black Wolf
Codex entry: Wolf Codex entry: Wolf

References[edit | edit source]

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