April 2nd, 2011
One of the most beautiful battles in DA2 involves defeating the Ancient Rock Wraith. Overall, it’s actually an easy battle if you know the one key.
The Wraith does a huge draining explosion every few minutes. It is very obvious when it is coming. Many people use the long time between explosions to power up with healing spells and potions; however, there is an easier way. In fact, using this method I did it with only one healing spell used.
During this draining explosion, you must hide your party behind a rock pillar. The explosions will not harm you. This picture shows how it should look. Click for a larger version.
The physics of the explosions wedge around you as you would expect. Very pretty, very cool.