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varric_card_regular.jpg Varric Approval is determined by your choices in conversation and in the game decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Below is a list of all his reactions to quest and personal dialogue. Approval rating may be checked at the "Gather Party" screen by observing the cards, or by the interactions with the NPC.

Sit in Judgement

Please see the page above to see how judging prisoners affects Approval with this character.

 

Seeing Red

You will receive ( +2) approval for each Red Lyrium vein you destroy. There are a total of 12 (see the page above for locations).

 

Red Templar

You will sometimes receive ( +1) approval for killing Red Templar enemies with Varric in your party.

 

Approval on Quest Choices

Varric Approves

  1. Take the mountain path in the Frostback Mountains during the prologue.
  2. At Redcliffe Castle, accept the mages as allies (only if Hawke sided with the mages in Dragon Age II ).
  3. At Redcliffe Castle, accept the mages as conscripts (only if Hawke sided with the templars in Dragon Age II ).
  4. Allow the Wardens to join the Inquisition in Adamant (only if Hawke’s Warden ally is left in the Fade).
  5. Exile the Wardens at Adamant (only if Hawke is left in the Fade).

Varric Disapproves

  1. At Redcliffe Castle, accept the mages as allies (only if Hawke sided with the templars in Dragon Age II ).
  2. At Redcliffe Castle, accept the mages as conscripts (only if Hawke sided with the mages in Dragon Age II ).
  3. Say you’ll “do it for my own power” when made Inquisitor.
  4. Say “lead them to vengeance” when made Inquisitor.
  5. Allow the Wardens to join the Inquisition in Adamant (only if Hawke is left in the Fade).
  6. Exile the Wardens at Adamant (only if Hawke’s Warden ally is left in the Fade).

 

Approval on Dialogue

 

Haven

First time speaking to him
"...Most people would have spread that out over more than one day."

  • I'm just glad to be alive. (+1)
  • I can barely keep up. (+1)
  • Too many people died up here. (+1)
  • I'm fine. (-1)
  • This is all bull*****. (+1)


After Champions of the Just / In Hushed Whispers
"... What will you do to celebrate"

  • Plan for what's next.
  • Catch my breath. (+1)
  • Anything but celebrate.
  • Have a party (+1)

 

Skyhold

After fight with Cassandra:

  • Are you alright? (+1)
  • She's calmed down. (+1)
  • No more secrets. (-1)


"... I told the Inquisition everything that seemed important at the time. "

  • You knew about Corypheus. (-1)
  • I believe you. (+2)
  • Hawke should have joined the Inquisition sooner. (-1)
  • Talk to Cassandra.
  • Choose a side. (-1)


Corypheus is back.
"... Maker's breath, what have I let loose? "

  • This isn't your fault. (+1)
  • I think you're confused. (+2)
  • It doesn't matter.

 

The Exalted Plains


During the Somone to Lose quest. If you tell Emalin:

  • He was brave.
  • Teenagers are stupid.
  • Blood Magic. (+1)


"... Dialogue trigger."

  • example reply. (+2)
  • example reply?
  • example reply?(-2)



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