Dragon Age Origins Romance Leliana (2022)


Wine, Woman, and Song achievement in Dragon Age: Origins: Experienced the thrill of romance with Leliana - worth 10 Gamerscore. Dragon Age: Origins Game Guide by gamepressure.com. Dragon Age: Origins Guide. Description: Leliana's quest is among the most difficult ones to unlock, because you'll have to develop your relationship with her in a right way.

Morrigan isn't too hard to romance. She's actually pretty easy - just don't be an absolute ass to her and she'll eventually soften up. Also it takes much less approval to have sex with her than it does for Leliana, which means her romance takes less time than Leliana's to be initiated. A mod to romance both Morrigan.and. Leliana?? - posted in Dragon Age Mod Requests: Can anyone make a mod that allows us to have a romantic relationship with Morrigan and Leliana, at the same time? They're both demanding that I give one of them up!! Whatever happened to the hippie movement, Free Love, and Make Love Not War?? Jealousy is such a curse!(If you know of one that has already been.

There are posts for other characters as well.

Obviously this post contains information about Leliana, so if you don’t want spoilers, please do not read any more.

Note: I had an opportunity to play on the PS3 recently. The approval rates vary slightly from the PC. This is for the PC version, but it should get you close on console, as well. The unique gifts (Andraste’s Grace flower and the Cute Nug) seemed to boost approval much more on the console than they do on the PC.

Leliana is bisexual so you can romance her as either a male or a female Warden. She’s also the most difficult of the four to actually consummate the romance, so you’ll have to be more patient with her than with the others. If you’re a male Warden who is in it for the fun you can always romance Morrigan and / or Zevran first as you work on Leliana then decide which one you want to stick with once their approval gets high enough (if you want to have your Warden with either one.) If you’re playing a bi female you can romance Zev or Alistair for awhile and do the same. Just be prepared for the backlash. They don’t like you messing with them, and some will hit you with massive negative approval when you break it off. (Varies depending on which character.)

(Video) Dragon Age: Complete Leliana Romance (Origins to Inquisition) Male Warden - Mistress

Spend a lot of time talking to her in camp and click on her when you go into a new area of the world. She’ll often have something to say, and will even adopt a Nug named Shmooples in a side quest at Orzamarr.

Leliana is a “Girl Scout” at heart and approves of good deeds over mercenary ones. She rolls better with Wardens who are at the very least neutral if not good. If you’re playing a pretty evil Warden, you may want to leave her at Camp most of the time and rely on dialog or gifts. She’s very into the Chantry, stories, and love. You can get approval from her by telling people to keep the faith and all will be well, doing good deeds for people, donating to the Chantry, and overall making the “nice” decisions. Like everyone else in your camp, she responds well to being flirted with and agreeing with her views on the world.

Make sure to initiate the romance as quickly as possible. She doesn’t seem to have nearly as many triggers to begin a romance that the others do. I had to practically dodge Alistair and Zev as a female, and Morrigan was hit on my men even when they didn’t necessarily return the interest. An option came up where she asked if he’d ever thought of her as more than friends. Leliana is best if you make your interest known as early as possible.

Note: If you just want to be friends with her, it’s petty easy to stay out of a romance, unlike some of the others. The dialog which triggers her interest is usually fairly obvious. You’ll want to avoid the line “She was special to you, wasn’t she?” after the personal quest as an uninterested female, but that’s the only one I’ve stumbled across on accident when I didn’t intentionally want romance.

Bugs: Unless you use a mod like Dialog Tweaks you can get some slightly odd reactions out of her. With really high friendship approval, she may act like she’s in a romance if you’re a female Warden who marries Alistair, even if you aren’t. I also had trouble actually dumping her with a male Warden even when he’d decided the Pearl was where he’d get his fix and ditched Morrigan and Leliana both. I’m not sure if that was a one time incident with my game or if it’s common, but she turned into Crazy Chantry Stalker Chick on him.

I haven’t personally confirmed this one because it’s the only thing I haven’t done as of writing this post, but a PS3 playing friend had her attack the Warden when in the party while poisoning the Sacred Ashes and the Warden was forced to kill her. If you plan on doing that, best to leave her in camp.

I’ve only actually romanced her as a male Warden, but I have stumbled across a couple of her romance triggers on accident. There may be more than just these.

As a female: When she talks the Warden woman’s hair there’s a line in the dialog line “And do you often enjoy the company of other women?”

After her personal quest, you can also say: “She was special to you, wasn’t she?” and it will trigger romance.

This is break down of my dialog was done as a male human noble and a male city elf.

You can start working on Leliana’s approval right away in Lothering. Just outside the Chantry there are some merchants arguing with a Chantry sister. If you convince the merchant he’s being unscrupulous Leliana is happy. Try and kill them and she’ll chew you out and give you negative approval.

+2 Approval (You will need at least 1 block persuasion for this to work)
– Is your profiteering ruffling a few feathers?
– You don’t think you’re being unscrupulous?
– I think you can compromise and still make a profit, no?

Due to the Reaper’s Cudgel from the Golems of Ammarack DLC I usually have over 300 gold at this point. I never have actually used it as a weapon and presumably the +4 strength makes it worth over 300 gold, or something else on it. At any rate, I don’t worry about the gold levels in my game. You may want to keep the gold if it’s not as free flowing in your game.

To get another +4 Approval, donate 5 sovereigns to the Chantry. She’ll give you approval for the donation of silver, too, but this is the most Approval for the fast track.

Give her the Bronze symbol of Andraste found in a chest for another quick +10

(Video) Dragon Age Origins - Leliana Complete Romance

Once in camp approach and talk to her.

+2 Approval
– This vision of yours….
– You dreamed of the Blight?
– And this made you want to help me?
– I suppose I couldn’t sit by either.

+2 Approval
– What was life like in the Chantry Cloister?
– Condescending? How so?
– I prefer your ideas to those of the Chantry.

+ 6 Approval
– What was someone like you doing on Lothering’s Chantry?
– You know, a beautiful charming woman like yourself (not sure if this is exclusive to the men or not, but this is obviously one of her romance triggers.)
– Those initiates can’t have been more lovely than you. (Avoid asking her if her fruit is forbidden. I think she considers this cheeky and can get cranky.)
– Affirmed?
– So your skills were learned before your time in the Chantry?

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Dragon Age Origins Romance Leliana (1)

+5 Approval – listen to all her stories. As long as you ask her to continue and listen to all of them you’ll get the Approval.

+1 Approval
– Why did you decide to come to Ferelden?
– What happened to your mother?
– You were young, that’s understandable.

+1 Approval
– Do you miss anything about Orlais?
– It sounds wonderful.
– What sorts of things?
– Were they ridiculous shoes? (I think you can get another point if you’re into shoes yourself and select “Oh! I love shoes!” my guy just wasn’t quite that into footwear.)
– Wouldn’t that be hard to walk in?
– You don’t need fancy shoes to make you beautiful. (Male option only, I think.)

+2 Approval
This conversation is critical to get to her personal quest.
– I heard in Orlais minstrels are often spies?
– I don’t remember.
– I thought minstrels were bards.
– What sorts of services does a bard offer?
– You seem to know quite a bit about these bards.
– I’d never leave that, it sounds too exciting.

Head out of Camp as she’s now chatted out. For a few quick points, go off to the Dalish camp.

Leliana is the only one in your group who actually gives a +2 for sparing Zevran. Others will either give you negative or have no opinion.

+4 Approval – help the young Dalish hunter named Cammon. You’ll need some persuasion for this one, as well. Just be polite to him and the woman he’s in love with, don’t try to bed either one of them yourself and help him solve his problem by either persuading the girl or killing a wolf for him.

+2 Approval – head to Redcliffe village and tell Bann Teagan you’ll help with the problem. What / how you go through the dialog won’t matter so long as you’re polite and end up telling him “yes.”

+1 Approval – You’ll see a weeping woman at the door named Kaitlyn. Tell her you’ll look for her little brother.

(Video) Dragon Age: Complete Leliana Romance (Origins to Inquisition) Female Warden - Mistress

+5 Approval – Again, you’ll need Persuasion for this, at least 2 blocks of it. Also make sure you have some gold in your pocket before completing this. Go around the corner, convince Bevin out of the closet then persuade him to talk about his grandfather’s sword. Tell him you can help his family out in exchange for the sword. Go back to talk to Kaitlyn again and tell her the sword is valuable. Give her 500 silver (5 gold) for it. Alistair and Sten will also give Approval for this, but Morrigan will give you a negative. If you’re playing a man don’t accept the kiss in return or Leliana gets upset.

+1 Approval – talk to Murdock and take the (Persuasion) “Have faith we will succeed” option.

+1 Approval – Next stop is the blacksmith. Tell him you’ll rescue his daughter (which is the only way to get his help, anyway.) She’ll also give you +2 Approval when you actually find Valena and tell the girl to run for it and get out of the castle.

Grab the Andraste’s Grace flower for her. It’s up in the area where you talk to Ser Perth, in the trees area. There’s also a Landmark Tree for your dog to pee on nearby. Give it to her for a quick +16 Approval and a short cutscene.

If you do Ser Perth’s request for “holy protection for the knights” take Leliana out of your group before delivering them to Perth to avoid negative approval.

Play through one of the main Blight quests and when you return to camp a cutscene will trigger with Leliana. She’ll approach the Warden and say she lied about why she was in Lothering.

+3 Approval
– So you didn’t get tired of the life?
– Fascinating! Tell me more.
– So you were dutiful but you still got in trouble?
– Important documents?
– Is this a bad thing?
– Did you give the documents to someone?
– What happened then?
– How unpleasant.
– I don’t think you would have.
– Thank you for trusting me with this.

Next time you leave Camp have her in your group. You’ll run into a band of assassins who are after her. Suggest to her that you should go to Denerim and confront Marjoline and this will trigger her personal quest.

Go to Denerim. Kill Marjoline, but save before you go into the door to confront Marjoline – just in case. This can be a tough fight if you do it too early or without good equipment.

Return to camp and talk to Leliana. Note that here I hardened Leliana’s personality. She can either embrace her tougher side or continue down a gentler path with the beliefs in the Maker closer to a Chantry sister. She won’t enter the 3-some at the Pearl with Isabella (or a 4-some with Zev, Warden, and Isabella) unless she’s hardened. More on that later. Her ending will also differ depending on which you choose, but otherwise game play stays the same.

I’ve heard rumors that she won’t get involved with a female Warden unless she has a hardened personality, but I can’t confirm or deny this because I’ve never played that relationship.

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+8 Approval
– No, I thought you looked like you wanted to talk, though.
– Is there anything I can do?
– She would have attacked you there, eventually.
– It’s only human, don’t punish yourself.
– You’re not slipping, this is who you are – a bard, a spy.
– Deep down you know this is where you belong.

Once her Approval is high enough, you can click on her and she’ll finally invite the Warden to bed with her. My city elf was crazy about her but extremely clueless. She nearly had to hit him in the head with a pot to get him into her tent. You can take her up on the invitation immediately or get a few chuckles at her expense if your Warden is dense. Either way, you can finally get the Warden in the tent with her.

If you need a list of her special Gifts here they are.

She will get into a 3-some or 4-some at the Pearl with the lady pirate Isabella. To do a 3-some you must have her personality hardened. Talk to Isabella, ask her to teach you to be a duelist. When the option comes up (you’ll need Persuasion here. I think it’s 3 blocks but I’ve only done this once and my guy had 5. I’m not sure the minimum.) Ask Isabella if there’s not another way you can learn and Persuade her to take you to the ship. There’s no cutscene, but some humorous dialog. If Zevran is in your party, you can turn it into a 4-some. As long as he’s in the party, he’ll want to come along for the fun.

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Dragon Age Origins Leliana Romance Glitch

According to the WIKI if you play a female in the 3-some and Oghren is in the party, he’ll pass out.

Adopting Shmooples: One of Leliana’s special gifts is a Cute Nug. To get this, you need to have her in the party when you go to Orzamarr, have a high approval rate with her, have talked the majority or all of her conversations to an end, and have done her personal quest.

Click on her once you’re in Dust Town. She’ll talk about the “subterranean pig bunnies” and how she’d like one for a pet.

Go back to the main part of Orzammar and there’s a dwarf who has lost his nugs (that sounds more painful than it is.) He’s near the entrance to the Diamond Quarter. In ambient conversation, Leliana will mention she doesn’t like common nugs, they seem dirty.

Wrangle a nug or two for the dwarf, pick up a few silvers, then head back to Dust Town. They’re all in the main area and easy enough to find – just follow the squeaking or PC players can press the Tab key.

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(You may be able to skip this step, but I don’t think I ever have.)

In Dust Town, there’s a dwarf called “Idle Dwarf” with some dead nugs in the background near him. He’ll tell you a story about how his father might have fallen into the sky topside. Ask him about getting a nug as a pet.

Leave Orzamarr and go back to camp.

Return and talk to this dwarf again. The “cute nug” will be added to your inventory with other gifts.

Give it to Leliana and you’ll get another huge boost in approval as well as a cutscene.

Shmooples will then join your camp, and even be next to her at the very end of the game when you say farewell to everyone.

Dragon Age Origins Leliana Romance Dialogue Guide

Like all the love interests, you can be involved with multiple partners for awhile. Eventually, however, if the approval of one of the others gets high enough, she will demand that the Warden choose her or the other person.

Dragon Age Origins Leliana Romance Achievement

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How do I lower Leliana's approval? ›

If you're that far along in the game, the only way to drop Leliana's approval would be by using the console. If you haven't set up the console go here http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Console.

Can you romance Leliana in Dragon Age Origins? ›

One of those characters that can also be romanced is a bard turned woman of faith named Leliana. Leliana is first met after an encounter at the inn in Lothering. Interact with her and there is a chance she can be romanced, regardless of the player's gender.

Can you romance Leliana and Morrigan at the same time? ›

Morrigan (a "Witch of the Wilds") and Alistair (a young and humorous Grey Warden) are the heterosexual options; Leliana (a Chantry lay-sister with a mysterious past) and Zevran (an assassin of the guild of Antivan Crows) are bisexual romance options. No other companions can be romanced.

Should Leliana be hardened? ›

In the game, Leliana is hardened by default regardless of whether or not she was hardened in Dragon Age Origins. As hardened, she will kill those she believes guilty of betrayal and question herself when she shows weakness.

What happens if you defile the Urn of Sacred Ashes? ›

If the ashes were defiled, then Kolgrim will be waiting outside to reward the Warden, or to take vengeance if a deal was struck but the Warden reneged. Even if you defiled the ashes, you still have the option of attacking Kolgrim as you leave.

How do you harden Leliana? ›

Leliana will decide that her new self was just an attempt to run away from her previous life after her mentor's betrayal, and that the real Leliana is a worldly bard who loves all of the danger, intrigue, and at times even the killing that goes along with that lifestyle. This results in her being hardened.

Should I romance Leliana or Morrigan? ›

Morrigan has the best romance (Out of all 3 games if you ask me), especially when you (The Warden) have the Old God Baby (Kieran) with her, find her in Witchhunt and follow her through the Eluvian, then see her again in Inquisition (Not as the Warden, obviously).

Can you marry Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins? ›

Maintain A High Approval Rating With Her

Maxing out her approval is key to successfully romancing her. There are two ways in order to get and maintain a high approval rating with her. If her approval gets too low, there is a chance she will leave the party.

How do you make Morrigan fall in love with you? ›

Talk to Morrigan after achieving a approval rating of 51 or higher. She will say "'Tis cold in my tent, all alone." By completing Morrigan's personal quest Morrigan will fall in love with you when your approval rating is between 91 and 100, otherwise she will simply adore you, even if her approval is 100.

Does Morrigan mention the warden in Inquisition? ›

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Morrigan & the Warden Romance in DAI (Old ...

Can you romance Alistair as a mage? ›

No, you can't.

Is it better to soften Leliana? ›

A softened Leliana will tell the player that she has realized she can become more than what Justinia molded her into, calling the feeling akin to being "reborn." On the other hand, a hardened Leliana will decide that the Inquisition needs her skills exactly the way Justinia made them and that her ruthlessness is ...

How do you know if Leliana is softened? ›

After The Left Hand of the Divine, when the Inquisitor speaks to Leliana, she will express that she feels like a changed person. If the player successfully softened her, she will commit to being more than what the Divine made her.

How do you make Leliana a good divine? ›

There is no war table operation for Leliana. It is advised that players do not undertake the operations for anyone they do not wish to be elected, so if the player wants Leliana to become the next Divine, they should leave both war table operations incomplete until the end of the game.

Is jowan a blood mage? ›

When Greagoir sentences Jowan to death and Lily to Aeonar, Jowan will use Blood Magic in order to protect her. Yet once he reveals he really is a blood mage, Lily will reject him forcing him to escape alone.

Is andraste the dragon? ›

The rest of the disciples had come to believe that Andraste had been reborn into the form of a high dragon and attempted to pour blood into Andraste's ashes so that she could rise again in dragon form.

How do you harden Alistair? ›

(Optional, Story Consequences) Harden Alistair with the following sequence:
  1. Respond "Everyone is out for themselves ..." to trigger the hardening dialogue in a subsequent conversation.
  2. Raise Alistair's approval to Friendly or Adore, if not already there.
  3. Chat with Alistair.

What happens if Leliana becomes divine? ›

Leliana is Divine

When Leliana disbands the Circles, they remain with the Inquisition and form a new college called the Bright Hand. To many, this new order represents the best of mages, an example for the rest of Thedas to follow.

How do you get Leliana as a NUG? ›

Acquisition. If you speak to Leliana while in Orzammar it will trigger a discussion in which she tells you how cute she thinks nugs are (at approval 80+ approximately). This enables a dialogue option with the Idle Dwarf in Dust Town in which you can ask him to catch you a nug.

How do you sleep with Isabella in Dragon Age Origins? ›

But if you want to sleep with Merrill and afterwards romance Isabela, the solution is to simply not speak to Isabela in Act 2 until you had sex with Merrill and broke the romance afterwards. In Act 2, talk to her in the Hanged Man and choose all the possible flirt options for both quests.

Who should I romance in Dragon Age Origins? ›

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  1. 1 Zevran. Zevran might be one of the most delightful Dragon Age characters to romance because he's flirtatious, charming, and surprisingly loyal.
  2. 2 Dorian. ...
  3. 3 Fenris. ...
  4. 4 Morrigan. ...
  5. 5 Alistair. ...
  6. 6 Leliana. ...
  7. 7 Cassandra. ...
  8. 8 Iron Bull. ...
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Is Morrigan Romanceable in Dragon Age Inquisition? ›

Morrigan will be a character in the game, BUT not one of the 12 available companions so she cannot be romanced either.

Can you romance Wynne? ›

Age: Wynne is supposed to be in her mid to late 50s/early 60s in Origin. Not that women of such age cannot be romanceable and are not desirable. But considering Warden is supposed to be in their early to mid 20s, there is a sizable age difference.

Can Morrigan turn into a dragon? ›

Morrigan gains the ability to shapeshift into a dragon and battles with Corypheus' dragon. In the middle of the battle, she ends up defeated and thus is knocked out cold for the remainder of the fight.

Does Morrigan have a child? ›

Kieran (born 9:31 Dragon) is the son of Morrigan.

Why does Morrigan want the child? ›

Morrigan believes that the child will survive and possess the soul of an Old God, freed of its darkspawn corruption. This ritual, Morrigan claims, is the reason Flemeth rescued the Wardens and the reason Morrigan had to accompany them.

Can you marry Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins? ›

Romantically involved female human nobles can arrange to marry Alistair outright; outside of a relationship, they can choose to enter into a political marriage. Either option requires high approval from Alistair and result in him becoming king.

Will the Hero of Ferelden ever return? ›

Mike Laidlaw, the lead designer and director for the first three "Dragon Age" games, has stated multiple times that the Hero of Ferelden will not pop up in "Dragon Age 4." "The HoF will not be appearing in future 'DA' products," Laidlaw wrote on Twitter in 2017.

Can the Hero of Ferelden become queen? ›

Unfortunately, an elf, mage, dwarf cannot become Queen of Ferelden.

Who is the Canon Hero of Ferelden? ›

Appearances. The Warden, later known as the Hero of Ferelden, is the player-controlled protagonist of Dragon Age: Origins. This character will start with one of six origin stories the player can choose from when creating the character.

Can you become king in Dao? ›

The only way for Alistair to become king while Loghain is still alive is to marry Anora. Not only that, but the player must make sure Alistair is hardened.

Can you marry Anora as a mage? ›

You cannot marry Anora and take the throne with her if you support Alistair instead, so,when choosing who to put forth as candidate, make sure that you choose Anora. This will happen during a dialogue with Anora in Arl Eamon's estate. Once you have rescued her from Arl Howe, talk to her by right-clicking on her.

Can Unhardened Alistair become king? ›

Alistair can become king hardened or unhardened.

How do I get Vivienne approval? ›

In general, you can gain approval from Vivienne by expressing your support in restoring the Circle and the Chantry. Agreeing when she brings up concerns over appearances will also net approval. Supporting the freedom of mages or changing the Chantry will gain disapproval.

Should I choose mages or templars Dragon Age Inquisition? ›

Fans may have romanced some of them, or the player character is of the Mage class. Logically speaking, a Mage would probably prefer to choose Mages over Templars. Though Vivienne might disagree. Dorian and Solas obviously prefer the player choosing Mages over Templars.

How do I get Vivienne approval? ›

In general, you can gain approval from Vivienne by expressing your support in restoring the Circle and the Chantry. Agreeing when she brings up concerns over appearances will also net approval. Supporting the freedom of mages or changing the Chantry will gain disapproval.

How many companions can you have in Dragon Age: Origins? ›

There are ten potential companions in Dragon Age: Origins, and six in its expansion Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. In Awakening, an Orlesian Warden-Commander may be the protagonist, depending on the events of Origins. A player-created character is the playable character in A Tale of Orzammar DLC.

Who can I romance in Dragon Age: Origins? ›

There are four romance options in Dragon Age: Origins.
  • Alistair (female only)
  • Leliana (male and female)
  • Morrigan (male only)
  • Zevran Arainai (male and female)

Who voices Leliana Dragon Age? ›

She is voiced by French actress Corinne Kempa. Leliana is generally well received. The character was featured prominently in promotional material and advertisements released by Bioware's parent company EA leading up to the release of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition.


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