Dragon Age Inquisition High Dragons Locations Guide – Battle Tips, How to Kill

By   /   Nov 20, 2014

You will encounter various High Dragons in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Each one in different locale. Furthermore, each High Dragon has a certain ‘Resistance’, ‘Vulnerability’ and Abilities.

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Dragon Age Inquisition High Dragons

Dragon Age Inquisition High Dragons guide will you a brief walkthrough of defeating each High Dragon that you’ll encounter in the game.

Ferelden Frostback

High Dragon Location: The Hinterlands

This High Dragon has resistance against fire damage and is vulnerable to cold damage.

You will encounter Ferelden Frostback in Lady Shayna’s Valley. You will come across her dragonlings along the way. You can either kill them or let them go.

A single fireball will instantly kill you if you are not well equipped with fire resistance armor. It is better to have your party members equipped with frost staves and melee weapons enchanted with frost runes before the battle.

Melee strikers should watch for strikes from her legs. These attacks are easily telegraphed and players may be able to block them without much difficulty.

She will also try and bite player along with a tail attack. She will also use her fire breath throughout the fight. You will know that she is about to execute this attack by seeing her rare back a little.

Since the attack is extremely fast paced, you may not be able to dodge it in time. Frostback will also flap her wings that will blow away all melee fighters near her location. Furthermore, her bellowing will stun everyone in your party.

This dragon will also summon her dragonlings to fight alongside her. These dragonlings specifically target ranged attackers. I would highly recommend taking out these dragonlings as soon as possible.

The final attack at this dragon’s disposal is setting the whole area on fire. This especially happens while you’re busy taking out dragonlings.

The most important thing to note here is that this is a fairly long fight. Be well equipped with resistance potions, health potions, and party regeneration potions. It won’t end in a couple of minutes.


High Dragon Location: Storm Coast

This High Dragon has resistance against Electricity and is vulnerable to spirit-damage.

You will come across this High Dragon in Dragon Island. This area can be reached by taking a boat from Daerwin’s Mouth. You need to be equipped with any sort of electric-damage resistance to make this battle a little easier.

Like I have mentioned above, having spirit-damage is highly recommended – use enchanted runes to accomplish this. Having full focus bars and heal focus ability (for mages) is also recommended. These will ensure that your party survives for longer durations.

Watch out for dragonlings! These should be killed as soon as possible. Vinsomer’s physical attacks are almost identical to Ferelden Frostback. Vinsomer is one active dragon and a constant threat to ranged warriors.

Similar to Frostback, a large bellowing will stun your complete party. At one point, Vinsomer’s neck will get covered in electric field which will be unleashed on the ground. Make sure to keep a safe distance and avoid this!

Northern Hunter

High Dragon Location: Crestwood

This High Dragon has resistance against Electricity and is vulnerable to spirit-damage.

This High Dragon has electric damage like Vinsomer. Players dealing the most damage should always be on their toes. She constantly scales the outskirts of the castle to deal damage to hidden rogues. This battle is essentially same as other High Dragon battles.

Avoid getting hit from its tail and limbs along with her electric breath. Warriors clearly shine in this battle since they have the toughest armor.

Also make sure to bring in a couple of mages in your party who will constantly provide healing support. These mages that you bring must be equipped with spirit-damage.

Aside from spirit-damage, no other thing does any considerable damage to this beast. All in all, this fight is pretty much like Vinsomer. You can refer to the strategy provided under Vinsomer’s section for additional information!

The Abyssal High Dragon

High Dragon Location: Western Approach

This High Dragon has resistance against Fire damage and is vulnerable to Cold damage.

This High Dragon is extremely vulnerable to cold-damage. Your tank should take up all the damage while you try and bring her down. Your ranged party members should keep their distance and must be equipped with fire resistance. This beast randomly throws a fireball which deals massive amount of damage.

Similar to other High Dragons, she attacks with her arms and tail. Melee attackers should be careful of these attacks. Additionally, she flaps her wings to create a wind-barrier to avoid ranged attacks. Players can get in close to counter this attack.

Similar to other attacks, it is better to have full focus meters to enable your party last for a longer duration. Furthermore, Mark of the Rift can prove immensely useful! Once you have slain the High Dragon, return to Frederic to break the news and also complete a quest.

Gamoran Stormrider

High Dragon Location: The Exalted Plains

This High Dragon is resistant to electricity and is vulnerable against spirit-damage.

You’ll come across Gamoran Stormrider in Crow Fens. Her attacks are similar to other High Dragons: tail sweeping, claw attacks and bellowing which stuns everyone in your party. She will roam around the watery area and randomly target anyone from your party.

She electrifies water in the area which damages and stuns anyone standing in water. Due to this, melee fighters will not be able to engage her since she is in water most of the times. Furthermore, she cannot be taunted which makes tanks useless.

Be equipped with electricity-resistance and have your mages work as healers. But most importantly, spend most of your time on dry land. Equip your mages with spirit-damage staves and do not miss any opportunity to dish out some additional damage while she is static.

Try and knock her down as soon as possible to use Mark of the Rift. And lastly, don’t forget to make use of things like Jars of Bees to deal some extra damage whenever you get the chance.

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