Demands of the Qun
This is the very last quest of Act 2 so be sure to restock on potions and buy the latest equipment. When ready meet with Aveline at the Docks and confront the Arishok about his actions. In your dialogue with the Arishok you can earn his respect by being truthful and forward with him about the situation. This can help later during the end of the Act.
After a few scenes you'll want to build your strongest party. If you don't already have a tank consider taking Aveline with you, otherwise she'll gain Rivalry points. With your team ready travel through Lowtown killing off Qunari mages and fighters.
You'll come across a group of Grey Wardens that will assist you with taking down a group of Qunari. It doesn't matter how you respond to the Grey Wardens, as they will take off and provide you with a Warden ring for your stock of items. When ready, head to High Town.
You'll fight even more Saabres and Stens, even engaging in three way battles with the Qunari and Carta. As with all three way battles, let your enemies distract each other so that they all don't gang up on you. Eventually you'll meet up with Meredith, Orsino, and any surviving sibling.
You can choose to listen to Orsino and sneak into the Viscount's Keep or listen to Meredith and charge right through the front gate. Pick Meredith's option if you need extra XP, otherwise just sneak inside.
You'll be ambushed by several more waves of Qunari. Focus on taking out the ranged enemies, such as mages and spear chuckers. Enter the main hall of the Keep and the Arishok will make you prove yourself against a few more fodder enemies.
If you managed to complete To Catch a Thief correctly, Isabela will arrive again. You have several options for dealing with the Arishok and his men. You can turn in Isabela to end the conflict without a fight, though this will remove Isabela from your party. An alternative is to duel the Arishok for Isabela's freedom, or if you the leader's respect (You might also want to have Fenris in your party, who knows some Qunari customs).
If you duel the Arishok, be sure to keep your distance when he attacks, as his slashes can be brutal. You'll need to chug potions to keep your health and stamina/mana up to combat this boss. The Arishok himself will also heal a few times during the fight, but will eventually run out of potions. Outside of his normal attacks, the Arishok can attempt a charge, but it is easy to avoid. He can also impale you on his sword, which can do a lot of damage. Be sure to keep your health up and recover quickly if he manages to get you in this close range attack. A good offensive tactic is to hit him with debuffs, such as stunning or freezing him in his track. While the Arishok is prone hit him hard with your strongest attacks before fleeing and repeating the pattern.
However, you might either opt or be forced to fight all of the Qunari at once. You will however retain your entire party for this fight. Take out any strong Stens first before attacking the ranged enemies, especially those on the stairs and balcony. Like in the duel, keep the Arishok stunned or otherwise imbalanced so he can't impale or aid his men.
Table of Contents
- Party Members
- Act 1
- Act 2
- Act 3
- Side Quests
- Xbox 360 Achievements
- PlayStation 3 Trophies