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New Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots show locations, enemies, classes

Friday, 25th April 2014 10:57 GMT By Dave Owen

A whole bunch of new Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots have emerged on the game’s official site. Some are captures from the most recent trailer, but there are a few new ones too. They show off a range of locations, bad guys, and dragons. BioWare has also released new character progression details.

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The base classes in Inquisition are Mage, Warrior, and Rogue. In turn these break down into three specialisations, including Artificer, Knight Enchanter, and Champion. Here are the blurbs for these glasses directly from the official website:

Warrior
Battle-hardened and masters of close combat, warriors are pivotal to any group entering battle. As front-line fighters, they absorb the brunt of opponent attacks, steal enemy focus, and create an opening for deadly ranged assaults from other classes. While some warriors prefer visceral, sweeping damage, many are silverite-clad bulwarks, weathering any blows they don’t deflect with their shields.

Champion
Champions are defenders and protectors, and when a warrior trains in the champion’s tradition, he or she becomes unstoppable. Champions use their armor, weapon and awareness to shrug off incoming attacks while holding critical positions on the battlefield and protecting allies in the process.

Mage
Those who can tap into the raw energy of the Fade and block the whispering temptations of demons are truly exceptional. When they turn that mental focus onto the field of war, they can be truly terrifying opponents. Rains of fire, walls of ice, or even the ability to heal allies make up a mage’s toolkit. Most employ considerable skills rendering foes not only weakened, but also vulnerable to physical attacks, setting up opportunities for their teammates to exploit.

Knight Enchanter
Among the Circles of Magi, only a few mages have the strength of will necessary to focus their energy inward. Wrapped in protective magics and wielding blades of arcane force, the Knight Enchanters are rare, but inspiring sights as they lead the charge into enemy ranks.

Rogue
Armed with bows, daggers, and any number of dirty tricks, the rogue’s primary focus is damage: tearing foes down one at a time with systematic efficiency. Rogues commonly use a mixture of stealth and mobility to reach positions of advantage, be it a sniper’s perch away from enemy blades or behind an unsuspecting mage. Deadly and resourceful, rogues can tip the balance of any strategic assault.

Artificer
Intricate mechanisms are the core of the artificer’s craft: Deadly traps; Distracting contraptions; Marvels of engineering turned to deadly purpose. If an artificer is standing at the far end of a seemingly innocuous stretch of the battlefield, you should find another path. If he or she is smiling? Best just to hope your affairs are in order.

Check out the full gallery of images below.

Thanks, OXM.

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6 Comments

  1. bradk825

    I like the range of classes. Looks good so far.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. dazedonthemoon

    I’d like more choices as to what to specialize your base class into. Like I know I’ll be a rogue so it be nice if there was also a beefier assassin role that I could go for instead of artificer. Not a big fan of making traps. O well, game looks great. Cannot wait!

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Froseidon

    @dazedonthemoon – If you look on their website, they have another 2 icons for specializations for each of the base classes with a “coming soon” as the blurb.

    Warrior seems to be: Champion (announced), Templar and Reaver
    Mage: Knight Enchanter (announced) and I can’t guess the other 2 from the icons.
    Rogue: Artificer (announced), and at a guess, the other 2 are Subtlety and Assassin.

    They’re my guesses, but I think 2 is enough. I hope Mage has more variation than it did in DA2 and I’m glad it seems they got rid of Berserker.

    On article: I cannot wait for this game, pre-ordered a few days ago from GAME for the deluxe edition :)

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Obernox

    Knight Enchanter sounds like a battle mage. Me likey.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Inspectre

    Good to see Varric looks like Varric under certain lighting conditions.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. dontbescaredhomie92

    Would it kill you to include a gallery function?

    #6 8 months ago

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