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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 (????) 28-09-2020 / 10:58 GMT

Bronto Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Cunning
Offense Slot 2% critical damage
Defense Slot 1% ranged defense

Canine Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 2% flanking damage bonus
Defense Slot 2.5% cold damage resistance

Deepstalker Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 1% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 1% chance to bleed attacker on being hit

Dragonling Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 1% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 2.5% fire damage resistance

Druffalo Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 1% critical chance
Defense Slot 2.5% cold damage resistance

Fennec Fur

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 1% critical chance
Defense Slot 2.5% cold damage resistance

Nugskin

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Cunning
Offense Slot 2% critical damage
Defense Slot 1% ranged defense

Ram Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 2% flanking damge bonus
Defense Slot 2.5% cold damage resistance

August Ram Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Dexterity
Offense Slot 2% flanking damage bonus
Defense Slot 2.5% cold damage resistance

Bear Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Dexterity
Offense Slot 1.5% critical chance
Defense Slot 3% cold damage resistance

Gurgut Webbing

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity/0.5 Cunning
Offense Slot 1.5% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 3% fire damage resistance

Halla Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Dexterity
Offense Slot 2.5% flanking damage bonus
Defense Slot 3% cold damage resistance

Phoenix Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity/0.5 Cunning
Offense Slot 1.5% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 1.5% chance to bleed attacker on being hit

Quillback Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Cunning
Offense Slot 2.5% critical damage
Defense Slot 1.5% ranged defense

Rough Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Cunning
Offense Slot 2.5% critical damage
Defense Slot 1.5% ranged defense

Varghest Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armour rating
Utility Slot 1.5 Cunning
Offense Slot 1.5% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 1.5% chance to bleed attacker on being hit

Craggy Skin

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1.75 Cunning
Offense Slot 3% critical damage
Defense Slot 1.75% ranged defense

Great Bear Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1.75 dexterity
Offense Slot 1.75% critical strike
Defense Slot 3.5% cold damage resistance

Hardened Gurn Hide

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity / 0.75 Cunning
Offense Slot 1.75% chance to bleed on target
Defense Slot 1.75% chance to bleed attacker on being hit

Lurker Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1.75 Cunning
Offense Slot 3% critical damage
Defense Slot 1.75% ranged defense

Wyvern Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Dexterity/0.75 Cunning
Offense Slot 1.75% chance to bleed on target on hit
Defense Slot 3.5% fire damage resistance

Red Hart Leather

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Rare)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1.75 Dexterity
Offense Slot 3% flanking damage bonus
Defense Slot 3.5% cold damage resistance

Snoufleur Skin

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Rare)
Primary Slot High armour rating
Utility Slot 1.75 Dexterity
Offense Slot 3% flanking damage bonus
Defense Slot 3.5% cold damage resistance

Dragon Scales

Attribute Description
Tier 4 (Rare)
Primary Slot Very High armour rating
Utility Slot 1 Cunning/1 Dexterity
Offense Slot 3.5% armor penetration
Defense Slot 4% fire damage resistance

Masterwork Crafting Material (Tier 3)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Masterwork Gurgut Webbing - -
Fade-Touched Craggy Skin 3 75% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Craggy Skin 3 10% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide 3 Increase maximum stamina by 20
Fade-Touched Great Bear Hide 3 On kill: grants 50 stamina
Fade-Touched Lurker Scales 3 75% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Lurker Scales 3 10% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Fade-Touched Snoufleur Skin 3 On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Fade-Touched Snoufleur Skin 3 10% chance to grant 12 seconds of Horn of Valor
Fade-Touched Varghest Scales 3 30% damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Fade-Touched Varghest Scales 3 10% chance to inflict immolate damage at 100% weapon power
Fade-Touched Varghest Scales 3 20% damage if not being hit for 5 seconds
Fade-Touched Varghest Scales 3 10% chance to inflict immolate damage at 75% weapon power
Fade-Touched Wyvern Scales 3 On hit: 15% chance to apply poison
Fade-Touched Wyvern Scales 3 10% chance to cast fear on a hit

Masterwork Crafting Material (Tier 2)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Bear Hide 2 Increase maximum stamina by 15
Fade-Touched Bear Hide 2 On kill: grants 35 stamina
Fade-Touched Gurgut Skin 2 50% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Gurn Hide 2 Take only 1 damage from all attacks, but health lowered to 12
Fade-Touched Halla Leather 2 Enter stealth when not attacking during combat
Fade-Touched Phoenix Scales 2 10% chance to inflict immolate damage at 75% weapon power
Fade-Touched Phoenix Scales 2 20 damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Fade-Touched Quillback Leather 2 Take only 1 damage from all attacks, but health lowered to 12
Fade-Touched Rough Hide 2 On hit: 10% chance to apply poison
Fade-Touched Rough Hide 2 5% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Golden Halla Hide 2 Enter stealth when not attacking during combat

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 1)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched August Ram Fur 1 Abilities cost 7.5% less mana/stamina.
Fade-Touched August Ram Fur 1 10% chance to grant 8 seconds of Horn of Valor
Fade-Touched Bronto Hide 1 Increase maximum stamina by 10
Fade-Touched Bronto Hide 1 On kill: grants 20 stamina
Fade-Touched Canine Leather 1 10% damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Fade-Touched Deepstalker Hide 1 2% chance to cast Fear on a hit
Fade-Touched Deepstalker Hide 1 On hit: 5% chance to apply poison
Fade-Touched Dragonling Scales 1 Berserk: +10% damage bonus +100% damage from all sources
Fade-Touched Dragonling Scales 1 10% chance to inflict immolate damage at 50% weapon power
Fade-Touched Druffalo Hide 1 Increase maximum stamina by 10
Fade-Touched Fennec Fur 1 25% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Nugskin 1 25% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Fennec Fur 1 25% faster movement speed when in stealth
Fade-Touched Nugskin 1 2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Fade-Touched Ram Leather 1 Abilities cost 5% less mana/stamina
Fade-Touched Ram Leather 1 10% chance to grant 5 seconds of Horn of Valor

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 1 continued)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Masterwork Bear Hide 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Bronto Hide 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Canine Leather 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Craggy Skin 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Deepstalker Hide 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Dragonling Scales 1 Berserk: +10% damage bonus, 100% damage taken from all sources
Masterwork Druffalo Hide 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Fennec Fur 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Great Bear Hide 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Gurgut Skin 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Halla Leather 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Lurker Scales 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Nugskint 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Phoenix Scales 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Quillback Leather 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Ram Leather 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Red Hart Leather 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Rough Hide Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Varghest Scales Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Wyvern Scales 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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