Friends in High Places
Met Grand Cleric Elthina, Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino.
Story related and you can’t miss it. This will appear during the latter stages of Act 2.
Recruited four party members.
When you recruit Anders, he should be the fourth party member to join you and will allow the achievement/trophy to be unlocked.
Gave a gift to one of your party members.
Another Achievement/trophy that can be unlocked quite easily. Simply give a specialized gift to another party member to get this. The earliest one is to get the portrait or papers from the “Birthright” mission and give it to Bethany or Carver after you have returned to the Hovel.
Great Minds Think Alike
Earn the friendship or rivalry of four party members.
To get this you need to have each of your party members either really liking you, or really hating you. Trying to keep them in balance can be tricky since what one likes, another may dislike. You will need to think of who you want in your party for your gameplay style and who will likely respond or object to it. This is definitely not one of the easier achievements/trophies to get.
I Got Your Back
Completely upgraded the armor for one of your party members.
There are 4 armor pieces for each character – not counting Bethany or Carver – that you need to find or buy to upgrade each character’s armor. Look for the green tinted icons when looting and when you are in stores to find them. Some are also found while on quests and only some pieces can be found during different acts.
Became a resident of Kirkwall.
You will get this achievement/trophy when the beginning of Act 1 starts.
King of the Hill
Defeated the Arishok.
When you confront the Arishok in the Viscount Keep, you will need to protect Isabela to get this reward. Whether you face the Arishok alone or as a party doesn’t matter, as long as you fight him and take him down.
Unlocked 100 codex entries
This is another reward that will come with time. Once you have read 100 codex entries- any entries that appear in the codex- you will receive this.
Reached level 20
Once you reach level 20 this will pop. If you are impatient, you can use watch the video to see a nifty little trick to get you there in no time flat. What you need to do is turn in a quest that doesn’t transition to a cut scene when completed. Unsheathe your weapon by pressing A and then when you are in the middle of putting it away, turn in your quest and continually hit A to keep turning in the quest over and over. Save your game before hand if you don’t want to use the XP and just want the achievement/trophy.
Sided with the Templars 5 times.
During the course of the game, you will be given the option to choose the mages side or the Templars side numerous times. It is impossible to get both on one playthrough, so pick a side and stick with it. Continue to side with that group until you receive your achievement/trophy.
In Act 1, the missions that affect the outcome are “Wayward Son” found in Lowtown, “Act of Mercy” in Gamlen’s House, and “Enemies Among Us” in Hightown. The others begin from “Showdown” which is at the beginning of Act 3 and will lead to the missions “Night Terrors”, ”Best Served Cold” and “On The Loose” which can be found from letters on Hawkes desk. If you side with the Mages 5 times, you will receive the Arcane Defender reward. Side with the Templars 5 times and Mage Hunter is yours.
Reach Kirkwall with each character class. Multiple playthroughs required.
For this you will need to start a new game three times, each time with a Rogue, Warrior, and Mage. Once you reach Kirkwall and begin Act 1d, you can quit out of the game and restart with the next class. Be sure to save your game when you do reach the city in case you feel like continuing on with one of the three classes.
Craft all of the items from a single crafting tree.
For this you will need to create all of the items in one of the three crafting categories; Runes, Potions, or Poisons and Bombs. Potions are the easiest to make, although it will take some effort to locate all of the needed ingredients to make each potion for the achievement/trophy.
Allied yourself with the mercenaries upon arriving in Kirkwall.
When you first begin in Kirkwall, you have the choice of either joining the mercenaries or the smugglers. Decide which one you want to join and then save you game. Go talk to the other faction and agee to help to get the achievement/trophy. Once you get it, reload your game and go talk to the other group and accept and continue on playing.