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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 (????) 21-09-2020 / 03:14 GMT

Blue Vitriol

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength
Offense Slot 1% chance to stagger attacker on being hit
Defense Slot 1% ranged defense

Drakestone

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Constitution
Offense Slot 2% armor penetration
Defense Slot 10 health

Iron

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1 Strength
Offense Slot 1% attack
Defense Slot 1% melee defense

Onyx

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength
Offense Slot 1% chance on stagger target on hit
Defense Slot 1% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Serpentstone

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1 Strength
Offense Slot 1% attack
Defense Slot 1% melee defense

Summer Stone

Attribute Description
Tier 1 (Common)
Primary Slot Low armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1 Constitution
Offense Slot 2% damage to guard
Defense Slot 10 health

Bloodstone

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1.5 Constitution
Offense Slot 2.5% armor penetration
Defense Slot 13 health

Lazurite

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength / 0.5 Constitution
Offense Slot 1.5% chance to stagger on hit
Defense Slot 1.5% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Obsidian

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength / 0.5 Constitution
Offense Slot 1.5% chance to stagger on hit
Defense Slot 1.5% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Paragons Luster

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1.5 Strength
Offense Slot 1.5% attack
Defense Slot 1.5% melee defense

Pyrophite

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1.5 Consititution
Offense Slot 2.5% damage to guard
Defense Slot 13 health

Serault Infused Glass

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1.5 Strength
Offense Slot 1.5% attack
Defense Slot 1.5% melee defense

Veridium

Attribute Description
Tier 2 (Common)
Primary Slot Medium armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1.5 Strength
Offense Slot 1.5% attack
Defense Slot 1.5% melee defense

Dawnstone

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1.75 Constitution
Offense Slot 3% armor penetration
Defense Slot 15 health

Everite

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1.75 Strength
Offense Slot 1.75% attack
Defense Slot 1.75% melee defense

Nevarrite

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength / 0.75 Constitution
Offense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger target on hit
Defense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Stormheart

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: electricity)
Utility Slot 1 Strength / 0.75 Constitution
Offense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger target on hit
Defense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Volcanic Aurum

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Common)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1.75 Constitution
Offense Slot 3% damage to guard
Defense Slot 15 health

Silverite

Attribute Description
Tier 3 (Rare)
Primary Slot High armor rating/damage (staff damage type: cold)
Utility Slot 1 Strength / 0.75 Constitution
Offense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger target on hit
Defense Slot 1.75% chance to stagger attacker on being hit

Dragon Bone

Attribute Description
Tier 4 (Rare)
Primary Slot Very high armor rating/damage (staff damage type: fire)
Utility Slot 1 Constitution / 1 Strength
Offense Slot 2% chance to bleed target on hit
Defense Slot 4% fire damage resistance

Masterwork Crafting Material (Tier 3)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Serault Infused Glass 1 On kill: target explodes for 75% wpn dmg
Fade-Touched Dawnstone 3 Heal 25% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Dawnstone 3 10% to grant 3 seconds of Walking Fortress
Fade-Touched Everite 3 Heal 25% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Everite 3 10% to grant 3 seconds of Walking Fortress
Fade-Touched Nevarrite 3 On kill: target explodes for 75% wpn dmg
Fade-Touched Nevarrite 3 Chance to cast Pull of the Abyss on a hit
Fade-Touched Silverite 3 On hit: gain 5 guard
Fade-Touched Silverite 3 10% to inflict Chain Lightning d at 100% wpn pwr
Fade-Touched Stormheart 3 Berserk: 30% dmg bns, 300% dmg from all sources
Fade-Touched Stormheart 3 10% to use Shield Bash on a hit
Fade-Touched Volcanic Aurum 3 10% focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Volcanic Aurum 3 10% to use Unbowed on a hit

Masterwork Crafting Material (Tier 2)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Bloodstone 2 7.5% extra dmg for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Lazurite 2 Increase maximum stamina by 15
Fade-Touched Obsidian 2 On hit: gain 3 guard
Fade-Touched Obsidian 2 10% to inflict Chain Lightning dmg at 75% wpn pwr
Fade-Touched Paragon's Luster 2 Heal 20% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Paragon's Luster 2 10% chance to grant 3 seconds of Walking Fortress
Fade-Touched Pyrophite 2 7.5% extra damage for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Pyrophite 2 5% chance to use Unbowed on a hit
Fade-Touched Veridium 2 Berserk: 20% dmg bns, 200% dmg from all sources
Fade-Touched Veridium 2 5% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit

Masterwork Crafting Material (Tier 1)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Fade-Touched Blue Vitriol 1 Increase maximum stamina by 10
Fade-Touched Drakestone 1 Increase maximum stamina by 10
Fade-Touched Drakestone 1 Increase maximum stamina by 10
Fade-Touched Iron 1 Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Fade-Touched Iron 1 2% chance to use Unbowed on a hit
Fade-Touched Onyx 1 10% to inflict Chain Lightning dmg at 50% wpn
Fade-Touched Serpentstone 1 2% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit
Fade-Touched Serpentstone 1 Berserk: +10% dmg bns, 100% dmg from all sources
Fade-Touched Summer Stone 1 5% extra damage for each enemy within 8 meters
Fade-Touched Summer Stone 1 2% chance to use Unbowed on a hit

Masterwork Crafting (Tier 1 continued)

Material Name Tier Applied Effect
Masterwork Bloodstone 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Blue Vitriol 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Dawnstone 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Drakestone 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Everite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Iron 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Lazurite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Nevarrite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Obsidian 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Onyx 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Paragon's Luster 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Pyrophite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Serpentstone 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Silverite 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Stormheart 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Summer Stone 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Veridium 1 Critical crafting chance 20%
Masterwork Volcanic Aurum 1 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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