Do you have to kill the High Dragon after the Urn of Sacred Ashes quest?

So I’ve got my pinch of ashes, and I’ve got the “I’d like to meet an angry dragon now, please” horn. Having been grilled a couple of times now, I’m curious:

  1. Do I have to kill the High Dragon?

  2. Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2?
  3. What happened to my face?
  4. How do I make Alistair the best sword-and-board tank?
  5. If I opt not to do so, can I do it later, once I’ve found some Tier 10 Asbestos Underpants of Well-Placed Drainage?

  • Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2?
  • How do I make Alistair the best sword-and-board tank?
  • What happened to my face?
  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Do you have to kill the High Dragon after the Urn of Sacred Ashes quest?”

    You don’t have to kill it at all. There is good loot available, and the scales of the dragon can be made into exceptional armor by the armorsmith (Master Wade in Denerim). If you so choose, you can definitely come back and try it. The best armor against it, however, is the armor you make from its scales. =P

    Assuming you’re a decent level, with good gear, the fight isn’t too hard. Quaff some warmth potions, and beat the crap out of it. It’s basically the same fight as the archdemon (so a good practice run) except not as tough, and without all the jumping around that the archdemon does.

    Healing is critically important, so you know, make sure you’ve got Wynne, and that she doesn’t get eaten early.

    You don’t have to kill the dragon.

    You can return to that place and kill the dragon at any time, until you initiate the final part of the story. That point is pretty obvious so feel free to get some better equipment and come back to slay the dragon.

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