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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 (????) 20-09-2020 / 20:24 GMT

Tier 1 / Low Armor

Material Utility Slot Offense Slot Defense Slot
Cotton 1 WP 1.5% to heal on kill 2% healing bonus from all sources
Lambswool 1 Magic 2% barrier damage 1% magic defense
Plaideweave 1 Magic 1% attack 2.5% electric damage res
Samite 1 WP 1.5% to heal on kill 2.5% spirit dmg res
Silk 1 Magic 2% barrier damage 1% magic defense
Velveteen 1 Magic 1% attack 2.5% elec dmg res

Tier 2 / Medium Armor

Material Utility Slot Offense Slot Defense Slot
Darkened Samite 1.5 WP 1.75% heal on kill 3% sp dmg res
Everknit Wool 1.5 Magic 2.5% bar dmg 1.5% magic def
Highever Weave 1 Magic/0.5 WP 1.5% attack 3% elec dmg res
Lustrous Cotton 1.5 WP 1.75% heal on kill 2.5% healing from all
Ring Velvet 1 Magic/0.5 WP 1.5% attack 3% electric dmg res
Silk Brocade 1.5 Magic 2.5% bar dmg 1.5% magic def

Tier 3 / High Armor

Material Utility Slot Offense Slot Defense Slot
Dragon Webbing 1 WP/1 Magic 3.5% crit dmg 4% fire dmg res
Infused Vyrantium Samite 1.5 Magic 2% heal on kill 3.5% sp dmg res
King's Willow Weave 1 Magic/.75 WP 1.75% attack 3.5% elec dmg res
Plush Fustian Velvet 1 Magic/.75 WP 1.75% attack 3.5% hea from all
Royale Sea Silk 1.75 Magic 3% bar damage 1.75% magic def
Dales Loden Wool 1.5 Magic 3% bar damage 1.75% magic def

Tier 4 / Very High Armor

Material Utility Slot Offense Slot Defense Slot
Dragon Webbing 1 WP / 1 Magic 3.5% critical damage 4% fire damage resistance

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 3)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Dales Loden Wool 3 30% focus gain
Fade-Touched Dales Loden Wool 3 10% chance to drop Caltrops on a hit, doing 70% weapon damage per second
Fade-Touched Imperial Vestment Cotton 3 On dying: 15% chance to heal for half health
Fade-Touched Imperial Vestment Cotton 3 10% chance to apply Walking Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 100% weapon damage.
Fade-Touched Infused Vyrantium Samite 3 10% extra focus for each enemy with 8 meters
Fade-Touched Infused Vyrantium Samite 3 10% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Fade-Touched King's Willow Weave 3 On kill: +30 to magic for 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Plush Fustian Velvet 3 7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Plush Fustian Velvet 3 10% chance to use Hidden Blades on a hit with 5 added hits
Fade-Touched Royale Sea Silk 3 Abilities cost 20% less mana stamina if not being hit for 5 seconds.
Fade-Touched Royale Sea Silk 3 10% chance to cast Fade Cloak on a hit

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 2)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Darkened Samite 2 7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Darkened Samite 2 5% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Fade-Touched Everknit Wool 2 7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Everknit Wool 2 10% chance to drop Caltrops on a hit, doing 50% weapon damage
Fade-Touched Highever Weave 2 On kill: +20 to magic for 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Lustrous Cotton 2 10% chance to apply Walking, Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 75% weapon dmg
Fade-Touched Lustrous Cotton 2 On dying: 10% chance to heal for half health
Fade-Touched Ring Velvet 2 Abilities cost 7.5% less mana stamina
Fade-Touched Ring Velvet 2 10% chance to use Hidden Blades on a hit, with 4 added hits
Fade-Touched Silk Brocade 2 5% chance to cast Fade Cloak on a hit
Fade-Touched Silk Brocade 2 10% chance to cast Fade Cloak on a hit

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 1)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Cotton 1 On dying: 5% chance to heal for half health
Fade-Touched Cotton 1 10% chance to apply Walking Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 50% weapon dmg
Fade-Touched Lambswool 1 On hit: gain 2 guard
Fade-Touched Lambswool 1 10% chance to drop Caltrops on a hit, doing 30% weapon damage per second
Fade-Touched Plaideweave 1 On kill: +10 to magic for 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Samite 1 5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Samite 1 2% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Fade-Touched Silk 1 Abilities cost 10% less mana stamina if not being hit for 5 seconds.
Fade-Touched Silk 1 2% chance to cast Fade Cloak on a hit
Fade-Touched Velveteen 1 Abilities cost 5% less mana stamina.
Fade-Touched Velveteen 1 Abilities cost 15% less mana stamina if not being hit for 5 seconds.

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 1 continued)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Masterwork Cotton 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Master Dales Loden Wool 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Darkened Samite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Everknit Wool 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Highever Weave 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Imperial Vestment Cotton 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Infused Vyrantium Samite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Kings Willow Weave 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Lambswool 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Lustrous Cotton 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Plaideweave 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Plush Fustian Velvet 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Ring Velvet 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Royale Sea Silk 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Samite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Silk 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Silk Brocade 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Velveteen Critical crafting chance 20%

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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