Inquisitors in BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition can be a warrior, mage, or rogue with a choice of new specializations.
Dragon Age: Inquisition players will choose which class their Inquisitor will have, similar to the previous games in the series. The three classes are the same as before – warrior, mage, and rogue – but each class has three specializations, BioWare revealed.
So far only one specialization under each class is known. Warriors are front-line fighters and absorb opponents’ attacks to allow other classes to attack from afar. Under the warrior class is the Champion specialization as one of three.
“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.”
Mages wield their mental focus to create deadly attacks of fire and ice, weaken opponents for teammates, and heal allies. Mages have the chance to choose the Knight Enchanter specialization:
“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.”
Rogues are mobile and stealthy, using any number of tricks along with bows and daggers. Rogues are also resourceful. Putting those resources to use best is the specialization 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.”
The official site does not show the other six specializations, but according to OXM, the image file names indicate the following specializations: Templar and Reaver for Warrior, Necromancer and Rift Mage for Mage, and Assassin and Tempest for Rogue.
BioWare also released new screenshots, some of which are brand new while others are from the most recent trailer. Dragon Age: Inquisition launches Oct. 7.