The Purged Dragon

Slaine the Winter Dragon
Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level 6+
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The Purged Dragon is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II

Important NPCs



  1. Help Slane by killing the witch and retriving her wand
  2. Free or kill the Winter Dragon



At X:575, Y:160, you will find a sunny, sandy area caked in ice. In the centre of it is Slane the Winter Dragon, tethered to the ground by two chains. You cannot interact with him until his chains have been broken. Break them by using Ctrl+Click on the totems the chains are secured to; they have very low hitpoints so this is a quick task. Speaking to Slane reveals that he has been captured body and soul by Radeka the Witch. She used a Purging Wand to steal his Source, and holds him under her command. By retrieving the wand and giving it to him, he can be truly free. He reveals that she has gone into a cave to fetch Blood Roses, but will return shortly. He implores you to either kill him or free him.

Heading South beneath a natural stone arch you will find a waypoint marker and a cave entrance in the shape of a skull. Entering the cave will take you face to face with Mirage Traps, which disappear from sight as you get close and thus cannot be disarmed. Move barrels to cover the vents which will cause massive explosions if the traps are triggered. Moving further into the cavern, you will find Radeka standing over the corpse of Medat.

To obtain the Purging Wand you must either fight Radeka and loot her corpse, or steal it from her with 2 Thievery. If you choose to speak with her, she will end up kissing you, which gives you the Diseased status. This is a big disadvantage for the fight to come, which can be difficult. Radeka will raise Medat as an undead alongside three other undead enemies. She will also summon three Carrion Beetles, which can do 20-30 points of (magic?) damage with their Coagulated Spit skill, which they may use twice each turn. Radeka can also Charm your character, turning them on any other party members and healing/buffing your enemies.

After defeating Radeka and looting her corpse for some valuable loot including the Purging Wand (the Beetles' corpses will also contain beetle legs, which are expensive), return to Slane. Here you can decide to give him the wand, or keep it for yourself.

If you give him the wand, he will transform into a blue Lizard and explain that he is a Dragon Knight, able to switch between Lizard and Dragon forms. He will thank you for your help and praise your honour and courage, and promise that when you face a choice between defeat and death, he will help you. Later, during the Call to Arms quest, Slane will destroy the Shriekers for you.

If you decide to keep the wand for yourself, you will be able to kill Slane and receive 6,000 exp.


Tips & Tricks

  • The dragon will come in to help when you get to the final Alexander fight, by casting a spell on the shriekers in the front of the entry (ignores the 2 shriekers to the right part that goes to the chest). If these are dead, he will not show up! 
  • If you want the exp and loot for killing Slane but still wish for the dragon's help with Shriekers, give him Radeka's purging wand and attack Slane whilst he is still in dragon form -- this can be tricky but is accomplished by immediately dealing damage as soon as you select the dialog to give him the wand. You would be rewarded with the exp for saving Slane as well as the rewards and 6,000 exp for killing him.
  • If you don't want to fight Radeka for the wand, you can pickpocket it off her as well.

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    • Anonymous

      13 Apr 2021 06:18  

      Dragon: she used wand on me... Now I'm thinning ok... he is some Op dragon and this wand done this to him so way on the earth would i give OP wand to OP dragon am i insane?
      Well there you got your RPG sorted..
      Also loot you gain is Lore master 2, so to say 1H got damage of 2H and chest armor got armor rating of your current shield, not to mention modifiers.

      • Anonymous

        08 Feb 2020 10:57  

        How to get Quest XP, Killing Dragon XP + Loot(Quest reward loot is*****. Killing him loot is better) and Him help you kill all the shriekers After giving him the wand don't end the dialogue. Select another character and attack him until the dragon change posture. After that (Still keep the dialog on don't end it yet) select another character and go to the shriekers and the dragon will come and help u kill them. After this you can end the dialog and kill him.

        • Anonymous

          17 Dec 2019 10:18  

          Reminder: if you get the purging wand from Radeka the Witch you can use it at least 3 times before giving it to the dragon with no consequences. Including to clear the shriekers. I am unsure if using the last charge will have a negative effect as I didn't test it.

          • Anonymous

            28 Aug 2019 03:13  

            So after I gave him the wand I stole it back and attacked him, the result was him attacking me in lizard form known as Slane the dragon knight. it was harder to kill him in this form than it was to kill him in dragon form..... idk if it will still give the achievement for slaying the dragon if you do this however, I was just messing around.... It totally breaks immersion for me because the Role play aspect but whatever.

            • Anonymous

              08 Sep 2018 20:43  

              It seems with at least definitive edition, slane wilkl leave comnbat if you try to attack him after to get his help and his loot. Guess you need to weigh up easy shrieker kills vs the xp and good loot. not a hard choice imo

              • Anonymous

                19 Jul 2018 02:29  

                I don't know since which updates they changed it, but if you free Slane AFTER having killed every Shrieker in the area Slane will actually come but instead will give you a 50 turn Encouraged buff and also chill you for 6~7 turns from his presence. The journal also says: "Slane appeared and granted us a boon." (I also have screenshots if necessary)

                • Anonymous

                  05 Nov 2017 16:15  

                  Hi everybody

                  1) i stole the wand from Radeka without killing her
                  2) i freed the dragon from stakles and gave him the purging wand, he became a Lizard and offered to help me later.
                  3) i destroyed myself 4 schriekers of 5 near alexander
                  3) i defeated Alexander without seeing the dragon (but with the help of Matis and another seeker who now are dead...)
                  4) i killed Radeka (now i was stronger and the fight was easier)
                  5) now "the purged dragon" quest say that i have saved the dragon but also that i have to pick up the wand from the dead body of the Witch, the same wand i already gave to Slane...

                  result: the quest remains open...
                  any advices ?

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Oct 2017 11:34  

                    If you need help with Alexander and the void worm. Try using teleport to grab alexander far away from his allies. Beat him until the voidworm arrives, then leave them to fight each other. Most of his allies should rush to aid him against the worm and they will all die. That's what I did on tactician difficulty. Also, it seems if you damage a target enough before the void worm takes them out, you can get experience. Sometimes he will thrash someone and you wont get any exp though. I got over 7k exp when Alexander died, though it wasn't clear if it was exp for killing him or just quest exp.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Oct 2017 04:36  

                      Came here to see how to get his help against Alexander and the Void Worm. Found out he only helps with the Shriekers I already killed. So now I get *****ed out of the quest?

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Oct 2017 05:19  

                        >make out with creepy psycho thot
                        >gets disease
                        >thot still tries to kill you, dies anyway
                        >realize not many options for getting purge items
                        >kill dragon cuck
                        >get phat lewt, 6k xp

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Sep 2017 18:12  

                          You know when a dragon would be useful? When a giant *****ing void worm springs up from the ground trying to eat you! THAT'S WHEN!

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Sep 2017 23:30  

                            he only kills the shriekers? well that's fkin useless, i can take care of em myself. i expected him to swoop down and wreck my enemies or something.

                            • Anonymous

                              26 Sep 2017 04:55  

                              I found the way how to get his loot and make him appear to help at fort (lol).
                              Give him the wand and while still he's a dragon and chatting with your speaker, attack him with another character.
                              You will get quest XP, then when he will revert back to non-dragon form fight will occur.
                              Kill him and get his loot. When you will come to the wall he will appear and kill shriekers anyway.
                              You ll get loot, double xp and satisfaction ;)

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Sep 2017 21:14  

                                Poor guy, he just wanted to stick his purging wand inside the witch's blood rose. Can we really blame him?

                                I still killed him for the loot though, and saved myself from a buggy quest it seems.

                                • Anonymous

                                  22 Sep 2017 11:46  

                                  hmm i don't know if this changes things, when i gave the wand to slane i choose the second option that said, "i hope you will make a good ally" or something like that and he come to help. Previously on my first playthrough i chose the first option and he didn't show up, maybe this affect it?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    21 Sep 2017 10:35  

                                    As much as I wanted toto help him I got more exp and awesome loot + achievement killing him...sadly I couldnt find out if he help you later in the game but I had cleared the shrikers myself so he wouldnt have showed up...maybe he does show up later in game...we'll have toto wait for official guides to see...maybe a second plauthrough

                                    • Anonymous

                                      19 Sep 2017 14:17  

                                      The dragon is a *****. He didn't come to help because I cleared the shriekers myself before saving him. But he couldn't clear the other shriekers on the right then?
                                      What bullshit

                                      • Anonymous

                                        19 Sep 2017 13:03  

                                        To complete this quest, do not purge the shriekers and just walk up to them until Slane shows up and destroys them. This closes the quest.

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