Posted on October 10, 2011,

Dragon Age 2: Mark of the Assassin DLC Walkthrough

Table of Contents

Baiting a Wyvern

  1. This challenge occurs when you first reach the Hunting Grounds during the Heart of Many quest.
  2. Move towards the plot icon on your map to locate the Hunter, then make your way up the stone steps on the nearby hillside and interact with the pool of blood on the left. Continue forward up the steps and make a left at the top to enter the clearing, then interact with the altar to activate a cut scene.
  3. Afterwards, immediately assault the Horror by the blue forcefield with attacks that utilize fire until he retreats. Direct your allies away from the altar if you can, then take out the lesser enemies by also using fire.
  4. Continue this style of attack until the larger Horror returns, then focus all of your fire power on him again to cause another retreat. Repeat this tactic until the area is cleared, then collect the various items off the bodies and exit back towards the top of the previous set of steps.
  5. Move forward along the narrow path, then take out the smaller dragons ahead with long-ranged attacks before they can reach you. Surround the larger dragons and stay away from their front ends while you attack, then scavenge the bodies after they are all eliminated.
  6. Pick up the treasure around the bend ahead, then return to the field where you first entered the grounds and approach the hunting party in the distance.
  7. Move past the men and continue following the trail to encounter the other various hunting parties, then make your way forward to cross in front of the pyre and enter the East Hunting Grounds ahead. Take the next path you come to on the right and follow it in the opposite direction of the icon on your map.
  8. Pick up the potions on your right, then enter the next large clearing and interact with the purple remains ahead. Afterwards, continue forward along the tree-line and move up the next set of stone steps to your right.
  9. When you reach the top, turn around and fend off the waves of approaching enemies by utilizing the characters with long-ranged attacks. After the area is clear, turn around and pick up the treasure.
  10. Move down the steps and back into the clearing, then head across to the opposite side of the area and make a right down the next trail. Pick up the treasure at the end of the path, then turn around to return to the clearing.
  11. Approach the plot icon on your map and complete the Lost Hunting Dogs quest. Afterwards, turn around and move back up the trail.
  12. Make your next left down the steps and follow the narrow pathway to interact with the steaming dung pile ahead. Afterwards, take the trail that leads uphill through the trees and follow it to find more evidence of a wyvern.
  13. When you reach the next clearing, approach the icon ahead and interact with it to bait the wyvern. Afterwards, choose the “Use everything at once” response and wait for the next cut scene to end.
  14. Take down the wyvern with relentless attacks from all characters and using the mage to heal them often. Evade the creature by running away from it in a circular motion around the edge of the area so that the long-range weapons can continue striking it. Retreat immediately if the wyvern spits orange goo or rears back to charge.
  15. Continue attacking the wyvern all at once until it is defeated to activate the cut scene, then choose the “I was here first” response. Afterwards, fight off the attacking enemies for as long as possible to activate another cut scene.
  16. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: Chasing the Game (Silver): Lure and kill an alpha wyvern near Chateau Haine.
  17. Choose the “Kill him” response to complete the quest, then pick up Arlange’s sword and shield afterwards.

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26 Comments on Dragon Age 2: Mark of the Assassin DLC Walkthrough


On October 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Hard to stomach quest not sure on lutesfisk but 5 navet 3 cheeseis for sure


On October 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Well where the is the walkthrough!? Waste of my ing time


On October 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

4 lutefisk
5 navet
3 old cheese


On October 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I need help on the doors


On October 13, 2011 at 7:57 am

A little help with the Vault, please.


On October 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

For some reason I can only open one chest in the vault and also the last gate will not open


On October 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I am also unable to get the last gate to open. Cannot go back through the crack in the wall, so now I’m stuck…can someone help?


On October 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Vault seems bugged as hell. I can only open one chest and pick up the pirate medallion- left hand chest is unopenable and can’t get the feather (have the first one from outside).
It seems as if I can either open the main gates for the vault door or open gates to get to the chest (tried in different saves), but once I’ve got the chest I can’t get the main gates open…


On October 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

okay, i was caught locked in the dungeon room, escaped found myself in big room with nice firepit, unlocked some stupid puzzles all except for this big one made out of tiles. !@#$%^&* IT!


On October 16, 2011 at 6:19 am

Spoiler ahead…

The gate room is not bugged at all. Getting the second chest is another puzzle. After u get the first chest, make one character stand on the stone near the chest, and the other character stand on the stone near the first chest. This will open the second chest as well as the Main gate. (+600xp)


On October 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Damnit, how did I not get that?!
Cool, thanks for help. I went on and completed the DLC -looks like I’ll be replaying the last 3 hours of it now!


On October 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm

You are missing the third puzzle in the vault. This is the one I am stuck on.


On October 17, 2011 at 8:18 am

@dani Go to youtube for the video. It’s a pain in the butt to find the pattern unless you are ‘A Beautiful Mind’ savant


On October 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm



On November 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Hi, after the battle on hightown and i have clicked the Travel to chateau haine, i’m still stuck on hightown.. is this a bug or something missing on my install?


On November 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Loot the note off of main Antivan Crow’s corpse 1st, then try and leave town


On November 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

In a room with steel grates & stone triggers in floor, got contents of chest on right side of room , cannot get to chest on left side of room or open gate to the remaining room , placed hawke on stone trigger closest to chest on right side of room , placed elf on stone trigger closest to unreachable chest on left side of room , nothing opens or happening

HELP be specific


On December 3, 2011 at 12:48 am

There is a HUGE difference in what ring,s medallions ,etc you get depending on the level you enter this quest on.I did it as add on after I had completed the game ,then as a level 6 .I played as a 22 rogue and won a bunch of 2 handed swords…then as a warrior and did not get a 2 handed sword ??


On December 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Did anyone find that after this DLC that the glitter around chests, and magic used became squares????


On January 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

the dragon did not appear…what the going on

Ed taylor

On January 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

in the mark of the assasin dlc how do i solve the portrait puzzle


On October 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

This DLC is wicked.. I loved it! I save right before I start the add on and then I go back and re-do the quest with each of my ppl.. much more fun that way.. yeah I’m OCD with doing all the side


On February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

So you go through the entire DLC and the opponents are REALLY stingy on the potions. You can’t buy any or make any during the course of play, so by the time you reach the Boss at the end you’re almost out even if you hardly use any. This makes the battle nearly impossible to win.

Then if you do eventually win, the game leaves you stranded on the final scene with no way back to the main game!

What a smoldering, festering, putrid piece of crap! Whoever coded this needs to be eaten by an alpha Wyvern!


On April 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm

flip puzzle makes no sense


On November 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I’ve been having trouble with the Mark of the assassin dlc for Dragon age 2.
At the boss fight – where you fight Prosper and the Wyvern – the wyvern are supposed to switch place with Prosper, so you fight the wyvern instead of Prosper.
The problem is, the wyvern never jumps down from the wall. Prosper appears next to the wyvern and starts shooting me like he is supposed to but the wyvern doesn’t come down.
You can see a red circle on the ground where the wyvern are supposed to be, but you cant attack him.
I tried reloading another save and also tried playing on different difficulties, but nothing helped. I looked for patches but didn’t find one and tried to google but found no answers.
I have bought the game, so there shouldn’t be a problem.
I read that after you finish the dlc you see a cutscene where Hawke is back at the estate in Kirkwall. The thing is I don’t live in the estate with this character, since I just created a new character to play the dlc. That might be the problem, but I just want to make sure it is.
And if it matters, I brought Fenris and Anders with me, and I’m playing as a female mage.


On January 16, 2014 at 3:21 am

Thank you, Viralsac!