Note: If you do not choose the Mage class for your playthrough, you will find out that Merrill does not represents your party’s best choice for destructive magical damage.
Recruitment: She is mandatory and is enlisted by completing Long Way Home at the very start of Act 1.
Can She Leave You?: Yes but not until The Last Straw.
Personality Conflicts With Others?: She will clash with Fenris and Carver in mage-oriented storylines. If you decide to complete her Companion Quests in Act’s 2 and 3, you will make the other companions with you angry.
Core Companion Quests: “Long Way Home”, “Mirror Image” and “A New Path.”
- Act 2: Samite Lining can be bought at Robes by Jean Luc in Hightown.
- Act 2: Carved Ironwood Buttons can be bought at Ilen’s Crafts in Sundermount.
- Act 2: Silver-Threaded Dalish Embroidery during the Quest: “Top of Sundermount.”
- Act 3: Halla Horn Buckles during the Quest: “A New Path.”
- Wooden Halla Carving can be bought in Act 2 at Ilen’s Crafts in Sundermount.
- Sylvanwood Ring will be found on the remains of the Thief Leader in Act 3 during the Quest: “A Murder of Crows.”
This video shows the cut-scene of when Merrill joins you by completing the Act 1 Quest: Long Way Home. She will join your party once you have completed the Quest. You will see cutscenes of this Quest and some gameplay.
Recruitment: She is optional and can be acquired by completing Fools Rush In.
Can She Leave You?: Yes, there are 3 times where she could leave you at the climax of Act 2.
Personality Conflicts With Others?: There is a slight variance of opinion regarding law and order with Aveline but nothing to worry about.
Core Companion Quests: “Fools Rush In”, “To Catch a Thief”, and “No Rest for the Wicked.”
- Act 2: Rigid Boning can be bought at Apparel Shop in Lowtown.
- Act 2: Supportive Corselet can be bought at Robes by Jean Luc in Hightown.
- Act 2: Lambswool Insoles during the Quest: “To Catch a Thief.”
- Act 3: Boiled Leather Plates during the Quest: “A Murder of Crows.”
- Ship in a Bottle in Act 2 during the Quest: Blackpowder Courtesy.”
- Rivaini Talisman in Act 3 during the Quest: Disused Passage.
This video shows you where to find Isabela when and if you decide to complete the Secondary Quest: “Fools Rush In” as well as some footage from it.