Oghren (Awakening)
Oghren of Orzammar is known throughout Ferelden for fighting alongside the Grey Warden who halted the fifth Blight. Some say Oghren was the hero's constant companion; others suggest he merely rode on the Warden's coattails. But the stories all agree on two important points: that Oghren is a beast on the battlefield, and that he can easily imbibe liquids that would fell lesser men. After the archdemon was defeated, Oghren settled down with his old flame Felsi and had a child. Those who know him say that he was truly happy, at least for a time. But Oghren is a warrior born and bred, and, as he is fond of saying, you can take a warrior out of the fight, but you can never take the fight out of the warrior.

How to Recruit: While exploring the interior of Vigil's Keep early on in the Awakening expansion, you'll come across Oghren hacking through some darkspawn. He intends to become a Grey Warden and will happily rejoin your group, though his love for alcohol seems to have grown since his days in Origins...

Gifts of Special Significance: To substantially increase your approval rating with Oghren in Awakening, you can present him with the "Dragon Piss", Hirol's Lava Burst, West Hill Brandy, Mackay's Epic Single Malt, Aqua Magus, or a Toy Horse (during cutscene).

Equipment: Darkspawn Ravager, Helm of the Legion, Gloves of the Legion, Boots of the Legion, Armor of the Legion, One for the Ditch, Smith's Heart, Ring of Resistance, and a Ring of the Warrior.

Starting Attributes (at Level 18)

Strength: 46
Dexterity: 18
Willpower: 23
Magic: 10
Cunning: 10
Constitution: 23

Starting Talents (at Level 18)

Berserker: Berserk
Warrior: Powerful, Threaten, Bravery, Death Blow
Two-Handed: Pommel Strike, Indomitable, Stunning Blows, Sunder Arms, Shattering Blows, Sunder Armor, Destroyer, Mighty Blow, Powerful Swings, Two-Handed Strength

Companion Notes

As your approval rating with Oghren increases, he will gain additional strength via four "Inspired" skills.