ironbull_card_regular.jpg The Iron Bull's approval rating is determined by your choices in conversation and in the game decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Below is a list of all his reactions to quest and personal dialogue. Special Approval: Killing Venatori with Iron Bull in your party will grant "Iron Bull Slightly Approves" (+1) at random intervals. Approval rating may be checked at the "Gather Party" screen by observing the cards, or by the interactions with the NPC.


Sit in Judgement

Please see the page above to see how judging prisoners affects Approval with this character.


High Dragons

Having The Iron Bull in your party whenever you fight a High Dragon will grant you (??) Approval. There are 10 Total.

Approval on Quest Choices

Iron Bull Approves

  1. At Redcliffe Castle, make the rebel mages surrender and serve the Inquisition.
  2. At Therinfal Redoubt, accept the templars as allies.
  3. Allow the Grey Wardens to join the Inquisition after securing Adamant.
  4. Support Gaspard or Celene at the Winter Palace.
  5. Gain enough court approval (85+) to have Florianne arrested at the Winter Palace.
  6. Allow Empress Celene to be assassinated at the Winter Palace.
  7. Skip the rituals at the Temple of Mythal.
  8. Drink from the Well of Sorrows at the Temple of Mythal.

Iron Bull Disapproves

  1. At Redcliffe Castle, accept the rebel mages as allies.
  2. At Therinfal Redoubt, disband the Templar Order.
  3. Exile the Wardens after securing Adamant.
  4. Allow Morrigan to drink from the Well of Sorrows at the Temple of Mythal.


Approval on Dialogue

Quest or Place Name

"... Dialogue trigger."

  • example reply. (+2)
  • example reply?
  • example reply?(-2)


First Conversation

"You've got no leader. No inquisitor"

  • Leliana is our leader
  • Do We need one?
  • Perhaps I should lead (+1)
    • "You, Why you?"
    • I was chosen by the Maker
    • Someone should. I'm willing. (+1)
    • I can seal Rifts.
  • We've got Cassandra
  • Cullend commands the troops.


Bull's Companion Quest

"...For this? For them?"

  • I'm sorry, Gatt.
  • Don't call him Hissrad. (+1)
  • Gatt, we can salvage this. (-1)

"So much for that."

  • We can minimize losses (+2))
  • You did the right thing.
  • I'm sorry. (-1)
  • How are you feeling? (-1)


Inquisitor's Path

In Hushed Whispers - While talking to the Magister
  • We already disarmed your trap. (+1)


Here Lies the Abyss - Meet Hawke's Warden ally in Crestwood.
  • Does Corypheus really have that power? (+1)
  • The Wardens are desperate. (+1)


Here Lies the Abyss - Confront the Wardens at the Watchtower.
  • Why bother with Demons? (+1)



After Iron Bull says he wants to show you something
"...I know every soldier under my command, you can't afford that luxury, but I figured a few faces would help."

  • This was good (+1)


The Hinterlands Quests

Complete "In the Elements" (+1)
Complete "In the Saddle" (+1)
Complete "Trouble with Wolves" (+1)
Complete "Farmland Security" (+1)


Crestwood Quests

Complete "Burdens of Command" (+1)

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