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Dragon Age: Inquisition
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth, Lynette James, Greg Wright, Greg Boccia
First Published: 18-12-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 17-09-2020 / 12:41 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 23-09-2020 / 10:04 GMT

Find the Source of Darkspawn

Requirements Discovered the Slave Pits
Power Cost 5
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None

Find the Warden

Requirements Available after speaking to Hawke in Skyhold, during From the Ashes
Power Cost 8
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets None
Forces N/A
Details Crestwood is unlocked.

Finding Samson’s Weakness

Requirements Unlocked Dagna, Part of Samson's Nemesis Plot
Power Cost 0
Time Required 30
Preferred Connections
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A

Gain Access to Ghilan’nain’s Grove

Requirements Claim Ghilan’nain’s Landmark in Emerald Graves
Power Cost 5
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None

Gain Orzammar’s Friendship

Requirements Have a Keep import where Harrowmont is king. Complete "In Your Heart Shall Burn"
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A

Gather Cloth

Requirements Available after scouting Emprise du Lion. Operation can be repeated.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Forces
Connections 4 Velveteen, 2 Ring Velvet
Secrets 6 Plush Fustian Velvet
Forces 6 Velveteen

Gather Herbs

Requirements Available after scouting Crestwood. Operation can be repeated.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Forces
Connections 4 Spindleweed, 2 Royal Elfroot
Secrets 6 Royal Elfroot
Forces 6 Spindleweed

Gather Information on Lord Otranto

Requirements Josephine Romance Plot
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets None
Forces N/A

Gather Leather

Requirements Available after scouting Emprise du Lion. Operation can be repeated.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Forces
Connections 6 August Ram Leather
Secrets 6 Great Bear Hide
Forces 3 Nugskin, 3 Canine Leather

Gather Metals

Requirements Available after scouting Western Approach. Operation can be repeated.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Forces
Connections 4 Paragon’s Luster, 2 Everite
Secrets 6 Everite
Forces 6 Paragon's Luster

Getting a Judge’s Favor

Requirements Part of "Of Somewhat Fallen Fortune"
Power Cost 1
Time Required 20
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A

Grand Cleric Iona

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Forces
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces 1 Amulet of Power

Harvest of History

Requirements Completed the Apothecary upgrade for Skyhold
Power Cost 0
Time Required 180
Preferred Connections
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None

Help Ponchard de Lieux

Requirements Dorian Romance/Gift Plot
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Connections
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces N/A

Hinterland Resources

Requirements Available after scouting the Hinterlands. Operation can be repeated.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Connections
Connections 3 Onyx, 3 Elfroot, 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory II (25.0%)
Secrets 6 Elfroot, 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory II (25.0%)
Forces 6 Onyx, 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Enchanter’s Seat Accessory II (25.0%)

Hire Former Slaves as Paid Workers

Requirements Helped free the slaves
Power Cost 0
Time Required 10
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces 30 Influence

Hissing Wastes Resources

Requirements Unlocked the Hissing Wastes
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15
Preferred Connections
Connections 3 Lazurite, 3 Vandal Aria, 1 Qunari Bench Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Qunari Bench Accessory II (25.0%)
Secrets 3 Vandal Aria, 1 Qunari Bench Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Qunari Bench Accessory II (25.0%), 3 Deathroot
Forces 6 Lazurite, 1 Qunari Bench Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Qunari Bench Accessory II (25.0%)

House Amladaris

Requirements Available after "In Your Heart Shall Burn"
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480
Preferred Connections
Connections 1 Master Spirit Rune
Secrets 1 Master Spirit Rune
Forces 1 Master Spirit Rune

Improved Stability

Requirements Closed 1/4 of all Fade Rifts
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets N/A
Forces 60 Influence

Improving Morale

Requirements Claimed the western approach and have atleast 3 perks in Forces
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Forces
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Inspire

Requirements Available to Warrior Inquisitors with the Champion specialization at Inquisition Rank of 8 or higher.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Investigate Ancient Laboratory

Requirements Found the Tevinter Laboratory in Western Approach
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Secrets
Connections 1 Magister Ice Staff
Secrets 1 Magister Ice Staff
Forces N/A

Investigate Elven Ruins

Requirements Completed "Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts" and found the Elven Tomb landmark in Emerald Graves
Power Cost 5
Time Required 0
Preferred Forces
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None

Investigate Sahrnia Quarry

Requirements Samson's Nemesis Plot
Power Cost 1
Time Required 15
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None

Investigate the Elven Glyphs

Requirements Located all the Elven Glyphs in Exalted Plains
Power Cost 5
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A
Details Lost Temple of Dirthamen is Unlocked

Investigate the Exalted Plains

Requirements Completed "In Your Heart Shall Burn"
Power Cost 8
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None
Details Exalted Plains is Unlocked

Investigate the Shards

Requirements Discovered a Shard
Power Cost 4
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A
Details Forbidden Oasis is Unlocked

Investigate the Shrine of Dumat

Requirements Speak with Leliana about the Shrine
Power Cost 1
Time Required 30
Preferred Secrets
Connections N/A
Secrets None
Forces N/A

Investigate the Western Approach

Requirements Complete "From the Ashes"
Power Cost 8
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets N/A
Forces None
Details The Western Approach unlocked.

Judgment: Denam’s Red Templar Patrols

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces 30 Influence

Judgment: Duchess in a Box Tour 9:41

Requirements Sentence Florianne's remains to be displayed.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Forces
Connections 120 Influence
Secrets 120 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Judgment: Help the People of Sahrnia

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred Connections
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces 30 Influence

Judgment: How Could You

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Judgment: Movran’s Arrived!

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred Forces
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Judgment: Playing to Win

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Forces
Connections 120 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 30 Influence

Judgment: Recover Sold Artifacts

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred Secrets
Connections 1 Belt of Focus
Secrets 1 Belt of Focus
Forces 1 Belt of Focus

Judgment: The Death of Good Ser Ruth

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Judgment: The Good Works of Ser Ruth

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Judgment: The Magic Used in Redcliffe

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets 1 Enhanced Cooldown Amulet
Forces N/A

Judgment: Abernache over Under

Requirements
Power Cost 0
Time Required 120
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Justice Overflowing

Requirements Fill the jail in Skyhold.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence

Learn More about Dragons

Requirements Complete "In Your Heart Shall Burn", Kill atleast 3 High Dragons
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None

Liberate Emprise du Lion

Requirements Complete "From the Ashes"
Power Cost 20
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets N/A
Forces N/A
Details Emprise du Lion is Unlocked

Locate Weapon of Tyrdda Bright-Axe

Requirements Locate all the Landmarks in the Hinterlands
Power Cost 0
Time Required 1440
Preferred Forces
Connections 1 Tyrdda's Staff
Secrets 1 Tyrdda's Staff
Forces 1 Tyrdda's Staff

Locate the Missing Seekers

Requirements Completed "Here Lies the Abyss"
Power Cost 1
Time Required 60
Preferred Secrets
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces N/A

Make

Requirements Available to Rogue Inquisitors with the Artificer specialization at Inquisition Rank of 8 or higher.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240
Preferred Connections
Connections None
Secrets 1 Masterwork Jagged Longbow Grip, 1 Masterwork Firm Dagger Grip
Forces 1 Masterwork Jagged Longbow Grip, 1 Masterwork Firm Dagger Grip

Make Contact in the Emerald Graves

Requirements Complete "In Your Heart Shall Burn"
Power Cost 8
Time Required 0
Preferred None
Connections N/A
Secrets None
Forces N/A
Details The Emerald Graves is Unlocked

Manage Stolen Freemen Property

Requirements Fairbanks moved to Argons Lodge, Presented evidence to brigand leader.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 30
Preferred Connections
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces 30 Influence

Measure Veil Strength

Requirements Find 10 Ancient Elven Artifacts for Solas
Power Cost 0
Time Required 1440
Preferred Forces
Connections 120 Influence
Secrets N/A
Forces 120 Influence

Negotiate a Deal for Weapon Plans

Requirements Unlocked the Quartermaster in Skyhold
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480
Preferred Secrets
Connections 1 Masterwork Sentinel Shield
Secrets 1 Anderfels Cleaver
Forces N/A

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    17 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth

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This guide for Dragon Age: Inquisition offers a detailed walkthrough of the main story and all side quests associated with each region, detailing easily missed features and hidden lore secrets along the way. The guide also covers all three main DLC: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser, and all dialogue choices throughout the game.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • Coming Soon! A detailed Character Builds section with coverage of all classes, skill trees, recommended armor, weapons, consumables, and much more!

  • A Walkthrough for all main story quests, detailing the consequences of your choices along the way.

  • Walkthrough for all DLC content, covering Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser.

  • Exploration sections for each region, including side quests, requisitions, collections and companion quests.

  • Comprehensive section on Dialogue Choices, covering both approval and romance options for companions.

  • Breakdown of Specialization Trainers, including where to find them and how to complete their missions.

  • Crafting section covering key locations for potions, tonics, grenades, and other materials.

  • An Equipment section, detailing where to find some of the best weapons and armor.

  • A Mounts section with descriptions of how to acquire them and when they become available.

  • Overview of Multiplayer including basic starting tips, coverage of characters, challenges, and loot.

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