“In the Dragon Age II guide you’ll find detailed quest information, strategies for building and deploying your character and companions, tactics to master the new responsive combat mechanics and cross-class combos, and a number of secrets that might have slipped past you otherwise. The team at Piggyback have taken great pains to ensure this guide is all you need to savor the Champion of Kirkwall’s rise to power.”
Mike Laidlaw, Lead Designer of Dragon Age II
A detailed 28-page review of major events in the story to date, including an authoritative Dragon Age encyclopedia.
A full breakdown of all major systems and underlying mechanics, including attributes, talents, spells, threat management, status effects, cross-class combos – and so much more.
Bestiary section with comprehensive appraisals of all enemy archetypes, behavior patterns, individual strengths and weaknesses, elemental resistances, and loot drops.
Discover the location of every notable container and item, including locked treasure chests and rare collectibles in the Maps chapter.
Our user-friendly walkthrough has clear instructions, tailor-made tutorials and proven tactics that lead you through the main plot, step by step.
The all-encompassing inventory chapter explains how to obtain every last item: weapons, armor, accessories, companion upgrades, gifts, crafting ingredients… yes, it’s all in here!
Unlock requirements, branching paths and long-term consequences for all quests and optional activities – everything you need for 100% completion.
Choose your Guide Edition
|Edition||Standard Edition||Collector’s Edition|
|Bonus||The Collector’s Edition features an exclusive 16-page section filled with bonus material and previously unpublished art.|
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The Official Mini Guide
The 16 pages in this mini guide are taken from the Complete Official Guide to Dragon Age II, and act as a brief preview of the encyclopedia of knowledge on offer in the full 288-page book.
The entire sample page pack
All the sample pages from the Dragon Age II Complete Official Guide available in one easy download.
“Piggyback is the best there is, plain and simple”
“Simply put, Piggyback does the best job at writing strategy guides. It is meticulously crafted down the most finite of details. Everything you could want to know about the city of Kirkwall is detailed here. The presentation is slick and sharp, and the spoiler free design is unrivaled. If you want to run the game at your own pace, wonderful, in fact its suggested. The paragraph design of the Main Story Walkthrough allows you to use the robust Quests chapter in conjunction with your playthrough. Want a simple run through based on their suggestion? It’s all here. Companion guides, Inventory and Equipment lists, Class guides, Cross-Class Combo suggestions, Quest consequences, Beautiful maps, all here. And perhaps the best little treat of it all, a bonus section in which the catch you up on all the lore, story, and history of Ferelden, right up to the champions rise. The world of Thedas continues to grow with each new entry to the series, and this is no exception. If you are like me, and you enjoy to have a tome of all knowing to help you through your Rise To Power, you will not be led astray by this fantastic guide.”Amazon Customer Review 03/11/2011
“Your most reliable companion for DA2”
“I don’t buy many strategy guides and this is my first Piggyback guide. I found it to be very well written and organized. The authors were meticulous about protecting the reader from spoilers and providing as little or as much information as wanted. Avoiding spoilers is huge for me so I appreciated this. The quality of the book is excellent and would look great in a bookcase. The embossed cover design is a replica of the tome that belongs to one of the supporting characters in the game and the pages are a heavy glossy stock. The contents feature a lot of concept artwork throughout and even has a section dedicated to more of it. Also, there are comments about the game from the game designers. Overall, the guide offered a lot of useful information on combat, walkthroughs, quests, items, characters, and more. During my playthrough, I referred to it many times and would recommend it.”Amazon Customer Review 04/17/2011
“Best guide I’ve ever read”
“This guide is perfect for one simple reason: it gives you everything you want to know and hide everything you don’t want to know just yet. You stuck during your first playthrough? No problem – first chapters will provide everything you need without telling you where it will lead. Want to know about consequences? Read next chapter, where all effects of every decisions are described. Have completed game several times? Even so this book gives you tons of inside information about gameplay, game world and even game development process. Long story short: this is excellent guide no matter how many hours you’ve spent in the game.”Amazon Customer Review, 06/03/2011