Dragon Age: Inquisition
Submitted by: David K.
Getting the War Nug mount:
Travel to Val Royeaux, and look for a vendor named Deraboam in a small store with a blue
door. Interact with the chest to find "The Mystery Box" unique item, which costs 10,000
coin. Buy it to unlock "The Big One?" mission on the global war board. Then, send one of
your advisors to complete "The Big One?" mission, and they will return with the giant
War Nug mount.
Getting a free horse:
Once you reach the Hinterlands zone, travel to the far western corner to investigate
the "Master Of Horses" side-quest. It is west of the Redcliffe Farms Camp. You can
see the large stables from a distance. Travel up the hill to the large homestead,
talk to Master Dennet, and agree to his terms to get a free Ferelden Forder. You
can collect the horse with the saddles in the stables to the right of the path as
you exit the house.
Romance Options Guide:
* Marriage is not included. This isn’t like Skyrim where marriage is an available
institution — relationships are explicitly story-driven and will only develop after
reaching milestones in the campaign.
* There are eight romantic partners available. Not all romantic options are party
members, some are characters that join your party as advisers or serve other
purposes as aids to the Inquisitor.
* Each romantic partner has specific preferences that translate into hard
requirements in-game. Some will only become romantic with male inquisitors, female
inquisitors, or both.
* Some options will only become involved with specific races. These two additional
romantic options are not as involved as the first six and are only available to
Go to the indicated location to find the corresponding companion to join your party.
There are a total of nine companions that can join your party, not including your
character. Each companion has unique skills and stories, as well as their own romantic
interactions and side-quests.
All companions except for Cassandra, Solas, and Varric are optional.
When entering Val Royeaux, the capitol of Orlais, there will be a glowing red arrow
near your character. Find all the arrow messages around the city to meet Sera.
Note: You must complete the "A Friend Of Red Jenny" quest before you can recruit Sera.
When you reach the opening courtyard in Val Royeaux, look for a messenger near the
fountain on your way out of the city to get the "Ghislain Estate" quest. He will
give you an invitation to meet with Lady Vivienne at her estate.
Go to the gate doors outside the Chantry in Haven. Wait until a messenger appears and
invites you to the Storm Coast. Note: You must complete "The Captain Of The Chargers"
quest in the Storm Coast before you can recruit Iron Bull.
After Leliana gives you "The Lone Warden" quest, you can find him in the Hinterlands
After Fiona requests for the Herald to meet with a faction of Mages, you can find
Dorian in Redcliffe.
Later in the story, Cole will appears in Haven. He cannot be missed or acquired early.
Acquired at the start of the game. Cassandra joins the story with Varric and Solas
as your first party members.
Acquired at the start of the game. Varric joins the story with Cassandra and Solas
as your first party members.
Acquired at the start of the game. Solas joins the story with Cassandra and Varric
as your first party members.
Wedge Of Destiny cheese shield:
The Wedge Of Destiny is a shield made of cheese. It resembles a cheese wheel with
one wedge missing. It can be found randomly on picnic tables in Crestwood and chests
around Crestwood. There is a chest on a high mount above one of the Crestwood camps.
From the starting camp, look for the next closest camp, then search the high ledges
nearby to find the chest. The Wedge Of Destiny stats are as follows:
Type: Off Hand Shield.
Armor: 14 – Front.
Restriction: Warrior Only.
Requirement: Level 6.
+6% Bleed on Being Hit.
+30% Front Defense.
Heal +15% of damage taken over 10 seconds.
Treasure map locations:
Search the indicated location to find a treasure map, then follow it to get the
The Farmland Cave map can be found in Hafter's Woods. To find the treasure, travel towards
Redcliffe Farms. From Redcliff Farms, move west to reach Dead Ram Grove with some enemies.
Explore the area for a cave on top of the hill. There is another small cave at the south
side of the cavern on top of the hill. Enter that small cave to find the treasure.
The Halin Sulahn map can be found in Ghilan'nain's Grove, at the hunter's camp. You may
need to fight or sneak past a dragon to get the map. After obtaining the map, travel towards
the Dalish Camp at the southwest edge of the Exalted Plains. Move towards the waterfall
south of the Dalish Camp. Go to the right side of the waterfall, then climb the mountain
next to it. The treasure is at the top of the mountain, next to the waterfall.
Speak to Fairbanks in Emerald Graves, then explore the camp to find the map in one of the
nearby shacks. To find the treasure, travel towards the west side, and reach the westernmost
rift near the "Rush Of Sighs". Climb the large mountain next to the Fade Rift, then follow
the path on the left side of the large lone tree. Collect the treasure, and close the Fade
Rift (if desired) before leaving the area.
The Waterfall map can be found at the upper lake camp in the Hinterlands area. To find the
treasure, travel towards Lake Luthias, and take the "West Road". Continue along the path to
reach the broken bridge shown on the map. Then, follow the eastern path to reach to the
waterfall displayed on the map. Note: You will have to batle Templars in this area. After
killing them, follow the path at the rear of the Templar Encampment to get under the waterfall.
Search for an out of place dirt patch in this area to find the treasure.
High Dragon locations:
Search the indicated area to encounter the corresponding High Dragon:
Ferelden Frostback : Lady Shayna's Valley, The Hinterlands. It is resistant to fire and
vulnerable to cold.
Gamoran Stormrider : Crow Fens, The Exalted Plains. It is resistant to electricity and
vulnerable to spirit.
Greater Mistral : Emerald Graves (northern-most area). It is resistant to cold and
vulnerable to fire.
Northern Hunter : Crestwood. It is resistant to electricity and vulnerable to spirit.
Sandy Howler : Hissing Wastes. It is resistant to fire and vulnerable to cold.
The Highland Ravager : Emprise du Lion. It is resistant to fire and vulnerable to cold.
The Hivernal : Emprise du Lion. It is resistant to cold and vulnerable to fire.
The Kaltenzahn : Emprise du Lion. It is resistant to cold and vulnerable to fire.
Vinsomer : Dragon Island, Storm Coast. It is resistant to electricity and
vulnerable to spirit.
Weapons and armor crafting:
You can craft weapons, armor, and potions. To craft a particular item, it requires a recipe and
crafting materials. Recipes are obtained by buying schematics from shops, glyphs illuminated by
Veilfire, and scrolls discovered in treasure chests. After forming the Inquisition, you can have
your smith craft armor and weapons. The smith can also craft weapon and armor upgrades, which
can be placed into specific slots. However, to add elemental effects to your armor or upgrades,
you must find a dwarf named Dagna.
The schematics required to make equipment are divided into three tiers. A higher tier schematic
will always result in better gear. However, they will also require more material per slot to craft.
Tier 1 schematics have 2 slots.
Tier 2 schematics have 3 slots.
Tier 3 schematics have 4 slots.
The available slot types are:
Defense : Provides resistance against elemental attacks and damage-type resistances. You can
also cause enemies to gain certain status condition. For example, bleeding when they
Offense : Provides bonuses for being offensive. For example, increase damage against barriers/
guard, cause bleeding effects, heal after a killing blow, etc.
Primary : Determines the base armor or attack value of the armor or weapon. It also determines
the elemental damage of staves.
Utility : Determines attribute upgrades to status such as Willpower, Cunning, Dexterity, Magic,
Strength, and Constitution. The attribute boost is directly linked to crafting material.
Masterwork: High tier weapon or armor have an additional Masterwork slot, which requires masterwork
crafting material. This slot provides bonuses such as chance-on-hit damage and unique
buffs after absorbing damage. These may also add up to a 40% chance of critical crafting
(increases all stats of a particular weapon or armor by 10 per cent).
Upgrade : Armor has up to two upgrade slots and weapons have up to three. The materials can
greatly improve the quality of the armor and weapon upgrade.
Rune : Does not depend upon the quality of the crafting material. All you need for rune
crafting is a rune schematic.
* Try to have one of every class in your party. You'll find a lot of doors and hidden areas in
the environment that only one specific class can open.
* Feel free to purchase upgrades from merchants. They're not particularly expensive and you want
to upgrade your weapons/armor for stat boosts.
* Make sure to talk to all your companions after each big story event. They often have new things
to discuss and may even provide you with a unique sidequest.
* If you don't like how you' leveled up your character, don't worry. You can purchase a respect
tool at your base for just 1 gold, though it goes up on price after the first purchase.
* Don't fill all requisitions. They often require materials that can be used for other things,
and the only real reward is power. Trust me when I say you'll have plenty of power if you do
a few side activities here and there.
* The Hinterlands is the first big area in Inquisition, and there's a lot to see and do there.
But don't linger in the Hinterlands too long. You'll be ignoring other cool environments and
will likely over-level your characters.
* Closing breaches in an environment is a great way to earn experience.
* Try your best to solve the astrarium puzzles. Solving all of them in a single area opens up
a cave with great loot.
* Kill animals and collect herbs when you're exploring. You'll need the materials to craft new
weapons, armor, and upgrades.
* Pay careful attention to war council mission descriptions, as some of them open up important
characters, options, and other cool things.
* Inquisition allows you to flirt with a lot of characters, but you can only pursue a relationship
with some of them based on your gender and race.
Skyhold Thrones Unlock:
Note: All thrones can be upgraded through War Table resource gathering missions.
-=Andrastian Chantry Throne=-
Finish Cassandra’s Inner Circle quests that become available after establishing Skyhold.
Complete the “Lost Souls” quest in the Fallow Mire, then return to Skyhold to pass judgement
on an annoying Avvar.
Complete the “Still Waters” quests in Crestwood. Once that’s done, return to the throne in
Skyhold to pass judgement on Mayor Dedrick.
Finish Vivienne’s Inner Circle quests that become available once Skyhold is established.
Reach the Emprise du Lion and capture Mistress Poulin during the major quest line. Return to
pass judgement at the Skyhold throne to unlock this option.
Finish Iron Bull’s Inner Circle quest line. Complete the Iron Bull Inner Circle Quests after
reaching Skyhold in the story.
Plants vs. Zombies references:
You will find a note that reads "Plants vs. Corpses from one Daveth the Mad" in Crestwood.
Additionally, travel south from Three Trout Camp, and go towards Linden Farm. At Linden Farm,
you can find a row of large sunflowers near a crumbling wall.
Infinite skill points:
If a chest with more than one item is not fully looted, it will respawn the contents after
fast traveling. Some chests contain the Amulet Of Power, which gives the main character or
their followers an extra +1 skill point, depending on which character the amulet is available
for. When a chest is found with multiple items inside including an Amulet Of Power, this glitch
will work. Only take the Amulet Of Power, leave the other item(s), then fast travel back to
Skyhold. Return to the original location, and the Amulet Of Power will have respawned. To use
this glitch in the Village of Crestwood, first unlock the "Deft Hands, Fine Tools" perk in
the Secrets Inquisition tree. You need four other perks in the Secrets section to unlock that
perk. It allows Rogues to open Masterwork Locks. Leave Skyhold, and go to to the Village of
Crestwood with a Rogue. If you fast traveled to the village, turn right, and go up the steps
to find a locked shack. Open the door with your Rogue. Loot the floor near the fireplace to
find a container with a Gold Amulet and Amulet Of Power. Take the Amulet Of Power, but leave
the Gold Amulet. If you take both items, this glitch will not work. Next, fast travel back to
Skyhold or any location outside the Crestwood area. Then, return to the Village of Crestwood,
enter the previously locked shack, and loot the floor container again to find the Amulet Of
Power has respawned. Repeat this process as many times as desired to earn an unlimited number
of skill points. Note: This glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game.
Mark a metal or leather item as valuable. Go to any store, and press [Sell All], then [Sell]
in quick succession. Go to the buy back screen, and the item will have doubled or increased
by 100. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Note: This glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game.
Infinite gold and crafting materials:
First, clear out all your valuables items by selling, turning in research, destroying, etc.
Take the crafting item you want to duplicate (it is recommended anything from a dragon for
money), and put it into valuables. Enter any store, and go to the sell valuables section.
Press [Sell All], then [Sell] in quick succession. It will sell all, and bring up the sell
how many window if you had more than one. Sell all with that too. Go to the buy back area
to see double what you had available to buy back. Buy it all, and double sell it. Repeat
this as many times as desired. Note: This does not work with herbs. Additionally, this
glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game.
Max Power and Influence:
To quickly max out Power and Influence in Dragon Age Inquisition, do the following: You must
first reach Skyhold. Go to the merchant in the Southwest corner of the courtyard (Farris the
Representative). Click on Buy/Sell and go to the Other section Purchase whichever of the
Influence/Power items that you can afford. DO NOT exit the merchant at this point.
Immediately go to Sell and sell the item back to the merchant. Repeat as desired. When you
exit the merchant Buy/Sell screen, you will get the accumulated Influence/Power from your
Easy Wyvern Scales and Experience (Exploit):
Once you are at level 13 or higher with sufficiently powerful gear, head to the Hissing Wastes.
Work your way to the oasis, located near the far west side of the map. Kill the enemies you
find there and gather the wyvern scales, which you can sell for around 4000G for about 10
minutes' worth of work. It's a great way to gain both gold and experience points.
As you are exploring and have to climb along steep terrain, watch your trekking companions.
Because they are controlled by AI, they will often have an easier time climbing. If an ally
works his or her way to an advantageous position, quickly switch to that character, and then
back to your preferred warrior. You should join your friend on the high ground, saving you
the trouble of getting there the hard way.
You can dupe stackable crafting materials at any merchant. All you need to do is mark your
crafting materials you want to dupe to the Valuables and hit Sell and Sell All at the same
time. Only stackable crafting materials can be duped and no herbs.
From the War Table, select the Gather Coin operation with any character. Now, exit the game
long enough to change the clock settings on your hardware. Set the time forward an hour,
then resume play. Your operation should have concluded, and you can collect the rewards.
Make sure not to rollover your time, and it's a good idea to reset your clock once you have
used the trick a few times, just to keep things simple.
Unlimited Amulets of Power for your Inquisitor:
To make use of this glitch you must have reached Skyhold and unlocked Crestwood on your map
table (*). Travel to Crestwood and locate the village. There is a boarded up and locked house
there. To gain access to it you must 1)drain the lake and close the fade rift there and 2)
have the Deft Hands perk. After entering this house you will find a bag of loot on the floor
along with a chest off to the side. Selectively loot the bag. It will have an "amulet of
power" for your inquisitor in it along with atleast one other item. Take the "amulet of
power" and leave atleast 1 item in the bag. This can be done with the chest off to the side
as well. Now you exit Crestwood then return. There is a quick travel point in the village
so you don't need to travel far after returning. Go back into the house and selectively loot
the bag & chest again. the "amulet of power" has respawned and there are new items in the
(*) This can be done with any chest or loot drop through out the game, but the "amulet of
power" requires the above mentioned conditions.