Every Bioware companion has a unique personality, but I found the Dragon Age ones to be a bit two dimensional at times. It seems that Dragon Age: Inquisition is making each one much more interesting, and after watching this trailer I might be developing a bit of a crush on Iron Bull.
Here is the latest trailer using actual captured gameplay footage:
The video looks at three companions: Iron Bull, Sera and Dorian. Iron Bull leads a bunch of Qunari mercenaries. He is a ridiculously powerful warrior, who also likes to booze it up at the tavern – something unusual for Qunari. While I loved my Qunari companions in previous Dragon Age games, this one certainly seems a lot more interesting than previous characters. Sera is actually a criminal, leading her followers to fight for the Inquisition to defend those she sees as caught in the crossfire, the innocent victims. With deadly ranged combat, she will be excellent in the high ground, and seems to have quite a feisty and unpredictable approach to her enemies. Finally, there’s Dorian, a powerful mage from an important family. He fights to redeem his homeland and is excellent at keeping the party healthy, or opening up new lines of attack in combat.
I will probably add Iron Bull to my party – he looks like a worthwhile tank and should probably be aligned to how I tend to play these games. I’m not to sure about the other two; I will certainly need a mage in the group, but I’ll have to weigh my options and see which one is best for my play style. Sera will probably spend most of her time at Skyhold; while she seems excellent at ranged combat, that’s not usually where my party falls short. However, with the new game and enhanced combat, I might find my usual party set ups changing.
Do any of these characters appeal to you, or will you be waiting for others like Varric or Cassandra to be shown off in more detail?
Last Updated: October 22, 2014