Customization in Dragon Age: Inquisition

by Rachel Baker on July 11, 2014

Sadly, while there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of physical character customization in the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, there appears to be a ton of it where skill sets and crafting ability are concerned.

Much of Inquisition’s customization lies in a new schematics system, which gives players the flexibility to craft weapons and armor however they want. Unlike other RPGs that require players to follow a strict recipe (say, using three pieces of iron to make a sword), Inquisition simply requires you to use three pieces of metal; what type of metal you use is up to you. Your choice will not ony change the way your equipment looks, but will also give you different stats. It’s not yet been revealed if you can mix and match similar materials of different value (say two pieces of gold and one piece of iron), but hopefully that will be explained in the future. (It should also be noted that you’ll be able to use enchantment on your equipment, allowing you to make each item even more unique.)

Of course, you’re still going to need to gather the necessary items to do all this customization. In a world as large as Inquisition’s, collecting different materials would be a real pain. Luckily, Bioware allows you to delegate this menial task to agents of the Inquisition, so you can focus on more important things like fighting dragons and decorating your homebase. Yes, you can actually gussy up your castle Skyhold by using resources to repair it, which in turn will benefit your campaign later on.

Crafting in Dragon Age: Inquisition

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