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Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Claire Farnworth
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Excellent buffs and a massive shield as well as AoE stuns with damage to boot.

The Ralaferin clan is renowned throughout Thedas for former Keeper Gisharel’s willingness to share Dalish lore with non-elven scholars. Neria was born into the Ralaferin clan and was chosen as Keeper Elindra’s apprentice. Trained from youth to defend and serve her people, she takes great pride in her magic and her role as Elindra’s First. Now with the Inquisition as a Dalish emissary, Neria does all she can to see that the interests of the Dalish elves are not forgotten amidst the chaos.

Attribute Our Rating
Damage (AoE) 5/5
Damage (Single Target) 2.5/5
Durability 2/5
Buffs & Debuffs 4/5
Taunts / Aggro 1/5
Fun Factor 3.5/5

Unlock Order

Immediately grab Fade step upgraded (level 4). Get Upgraded Disruption Field (level 10).Get Guardian Spirit, Upgrade Chain Lightning and get Gathering Storm (level 16). Fill in rest of points as you desire.


The main aim of this build is to provide an aggressive support role for your team. While it is possible for you to stand at the back of your team and spam barriers over and over again, I find that its much better to contribute to your teams DPS and crowd control by allowing Fade Step and Disruption Field to become offensive rather than defensive abilities.

First off, barrier your team before the charge. Safety first. Next, charge straight into the middle of the enemy group and cast Disruption field. Remain in the bubble. You will be immune to all ranged fire and the melee units will be frozen in time. In the event of a melee unit or two not being frozen, your barrier can absorb the hits. As soon as fade step has come off cooldown, charge back out into the flanks and cast chain lightning. Keep barrier off cooldown so that you can use this on your team if they run into trouble. Fade step can now be used to evade enemies and you should fulfill a more traditional Keeper role of casting auto attacks, barrier when necessary (dont just spam it) and chain lightning.

Disruption Field will freeze every single enemy except Behemoths, Pride Demons, Templar Commander and Demon Commander. Us this to trivialize Guardians, enemy rogues and high value targets in general.

When it comes to zone 5, keep your team alive. Don’t pull any heroics. Your role is to ensure that your teams barriers are topped up and that all 4 of you stay alive. Do not under any circumstances get into LoS of Archers, because you will die. And when you die, your team will follow suit if you are their lifeline.

Recommended Abilities Description
Barrier Provides additional health bar which must be depleted before you are damaged. 4m AoE, 24s cooldown. 50 mana cost. Upgrade reduces cooldown by 4s
Fade Step Evade ability. 2s Duration, 12s cooldown. Upgrade grants 300% weapon damage and 8s chill when passing through enemies
Disruption Field Slows and weakens enemies. Enemies in a 3m AoE have a 50% speed reduction for 10 seconds. 24s cooldown, 65 mana cost. Upgrade reduces speed by 99% for 5s
Chain Lightning 250% weapon damage, 8s shock, up to 4 hits, 5m arc range, 8s cooldown, 50 mana cost. Upgrade gives +4m arc range and 2 additional hits
Mandatory Passives Description
Strength of Spirits 50% barrier bonus
Guardian Spirit Barrier activates when you are badly injured
# Best Weapons Type Rarity Item Level DPS Damage
1 Pyre of the Forgotten Staff Unique 21 112 69 Fire
2 Fury of the Veil Staff Rare 23 110 68 Electricity
3 Mindchill Staff Staff Rare 22 107 66 Cold
4 Staff of the Void Staff Unique 20 105 35 Electricity
5 Sorcerer’s Staff Staff Rare 21 100 62 Fire
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    24 January 2021
    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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