Dragon Age 2 romance guide


Race: Human
Class: Rogue
Specialization: Royal Archer
Role: Archer
Personality: Devoted, Faithful, Former Playboy

Sebastian is unique for a few reasons. For one, he’s only in the game if you’ve got “The Exiled Prince” DLC installed. Second, he’s the only romanceable character in the game that is exclusively heterosexual. Third, you can’t sleep with him no matter how much you two are in love. If you still find the pure-hearted prince desirable, then read on - we’ve got you covered.

Note: If you wish to pursue Sebastian all the way, you cannot flirt with any other character at any point in the game. Also, a complete romance with Sebastian will not garner you the romance achievement/trophy.


Act 1

To recruit Sebastian, you’ll need to start with the “Duty” quest. Initiate this by reading the notice posted on the Chanter’s board in Hightown, then complete the quest and return to the Chantry to speak to Sebastian.


Act 2

- Act 2 is where you can finally recruit Sebastian into your party. The quest you’ll need to take on is called “Repentance.” Go to the Chantry to speak to Sebastian.

Gift – Starkhaven Longbow (Act 2)

Above: During the “Repentance” quest make sure to pick this up off of a dead Flint Company mercenary inside the Harimann Estate.

- At the end of “Repentance,” you’ll come across a desire demon. Don’t bother going too deep into this conversation - select the “Die, fiend” option to get the biggest boost to your friendship score with Sebastian. When you speak to Sebastian in the Chantry at the end of the quest, make sure you suggest he “Listen to his heart” instead of “You must take back your land.”

- Since you picked up Sebastian’s gift during the last quest, you may as well speak to him while you’re in the Chantry and give it to him.

- During Anders’s companion quest “Dissent” you can get a healthy friendship boost with Sebastian if he’s in your party. Make sure to tell Anders to “calm down” after the battle with the Templars. While talking to the female mage afterwards, select the red fist dialogue option, then tell her to go back to the Circle. These actions should earn you at least +25 friendship points.

- If you’ve reached at least 50% friendship with Sebastian you can take on his “Questioning Beliefs” quest by visiting him at the Chantry. Unlike the other characters, he won’t visit you at your mansion no matter what, but you can flirt with him here to boost your friendship score.


Act 3

- The third and final companion quest required for a complete romance with Sebastian is called “Faith.” It should be available almost immediately after starting Act 3, and can be initiated by talking to Sebastian in the Chantry. This is a quick and easy quest that will earn you lots of friendship points if you still need them. You’ll also run into an old friend from Origins.

- “Questioning Beliefs” should now be available. At this point, assuming you’ve given Sebastian his gift, have 100% friendship, and have flirted previously, he will propose a chaste marriage. It is the final step, assuming you keep your friendship rating maxed out until the end of the game.

- During the game’s final mission (“The Last Straw”), you’ll have to execute Anders or Sebastian will leave permanently, even if you’ve been doing everything right up to this point. Speak to Sebastian at the Gallows Prison or Gallows Courtyard (depending on your end-game decisions) to complete the romance.


  • nosaka-arisa - January 29, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    *For Fenris Sorry forgot to pop that in.
  • nosaka-arisa - January 29, 2012 11:57 p.m.

    Okay, this is FABULOUS.... but does all this go for Rivalry Romance as well??
  • nachtmusik - January 21, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    ...Man, it's such a shame, Isabela doesn't threaten you at all if you've slept with both her and Merrill but are romancing Merrill if your Hawke is a girl. This game gets so much love from me for allowing m/m and f/f romances, seriously.
  • IzAnAgI - June 21, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    also do you HAVE to get 100% to get the quest?
  • IzAnAgI - June 21, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    do you ALWAYS have to be sarcastic to get Isabella? or are there no other dialouge paths you can take?
  • SonofAnarchy - May 31, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    I actually had 2 romance scenes one with Isabella and one with Merrill but only Merrill got cool armor and not Isabella.
  • Brutalicus - March 23, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    I did two Merrill romances, one as Friend and one as Rival. Rival was much more believable and fulfilling (although the sex scene is unchanged except for the conversation). My rogue absolutely disapproved of everything Merrill did that had to do with blood magic, but was nice to her otherwise. Merrill finally comes to realize what she's doing is wrong and Hawke can choose to romance her.
  • NotBraze - March 22, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    Not getting the achievement for Romancing Sebastian is strange, but I've also noticed that none of the Achievements for Exiled Prince work yet, this might be a side effect of that bug.
  • tylerwhitehead56 - March 18, 2011 3:32 a.m.

    So, i have a question. Do you HAVE to get both gifts for anyone you're trying to romance? i was going with Isabela first, but i realized only too late i missed the gift in Blackpowder Courtesy. If its possible, i could try to go back and pick it up, but i certainly would rather avoid replaying about 5 hours just to get an item. So, does she need both gifts, or should i keep chugging on?
  • JetpackJesus - March 17, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    I sense Fox will soon unbuckle their metaphorical belt and take a huge shit on this game for the fact that it has sex - NAY! Implied eroticism is enough fodder for them to judge it!
  • sunsmasher - March 16, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    I gotta ask, see if this is a glitch or what, but I invited Anders to my home in Act 2 after the nightly trist and he isn't there. Do your companions actually show up there or...?
  • revsears - March 16, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    one of my main complaints about the game. If i want to play a straight male i get to pick between a super slutty pirate, who carries porn with "Andraste" (Jesus of Feredlen) around and talks about it or a women who willingly dabbles with DEMONS! both are not my cup of two, and both top evilness or crudeness of any companion in DA: Origins. This is a HUGE fail on Biowares part, a character I romanced made the game feel more really, this time around I'm more likely to hate my companions if my character has any morals whatsoever. I'm really hoping future DLC or expansion or something will let me romance Aveline or some other char.
  • PipGirl - March 16, 2011 5:23 a.m.

    But i'm doing Anders now :( Oh well, i'll just have to wait.
  • Not Snake - March 16, 2011 3:49 a.m.

    Bitch about bisexual elves now!
  • mockraven - March 16, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    I like that there are more choices. Having almost your entire party to choose from is pretty cool. I went with the angry Fenris. As soon as I saw that clawed-glove attack I knew he was the one. All cheesiness aside, I really couldn't pick so I decided to just go down the list since I like seeing how the story unfolds for each companion.
  • Pirazha - March 15, 2011 11:52 p.m.

    I'm not quite pleased with the romantic options in this game. Origin had better ones. I do miss Leliane a lot.
  • Nodoudt - March 15, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Hey chicka bum-bum. I hear this game also has combat in it.

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