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Dragon Age: Inquisition followers have personality

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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


  1. loftie

    October 22, 2014 at 08:53

    mages mages everywhere! and maybe a fighter…


    • Skyblue

      October 22, 2014 at 10:12

      If I can’t hack it to death, it doesn’t get played.


  2. Brady miaau

    October 22, 2014 at 09:02

    Not looking at videos, not looking, not looking.

    I think planning now might not be as fruitful as when you get the game. Sure, I tend to play in a certain way, so my followers must fill my shortcomings. 3 mages and a fighter? Maybe. Could be fun. Or a thief, 2 mages and a combo class? with thief and combo making one fighter together?

    Edit: are there even combo classes? Trying so hard not to look at detail


    • Matthew Holliday

      October 22, 2014 at 09:21

      avert thine eyes.

      linger not, what is fresh must not be spoilt.


  3. veggiesaurus ZA

    October 22, 2014 at 09:02

    They really went to town with those GPU particles, didn’t they? Particles are to this gen what bloom and specular maps were to last gen


  4. Admiral Chief 0

    October 22, 2014 at 09:18

    So Zoe, are you sending Sarah to the kitchen?



  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 22, 2014 at 09:19

    Why are they so shiny? To distract from potential shallowness? ;P


  6. Lardus-Resident Perve

    October 22, 2014 at 09:40

    Depends on my play-through. If I play with my ruthless warrior, I will probably skip Iron Bull because that will be my role. If I play with my good guy warrior, he might be needed. Or for my “do whatever I want” rogue.


    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 22, 2014 at 10:30

      The “do whatever I want” Rogue! CANNOT WAIT TO DO THIS! I will be SUCH AN ASSHOLE! It’ll be like Spain cica post-Reconquista and I’ll be the biggest and most awful Inquisitor EVER.


  7. RinceThis

    October 22, 2014 at 11:06

    Looking forward to this! I will be POWA MAGE 9000+!


  8. themugen

    October 23, 2014 at 02:45

    i’m going to have everyone in my party at different times.


  9. Nathan

    October 23, 2014 at 21:36

    I won’t be basing my party make up completely on strategy. You have to consider story content as well when deciding who to bring with you on certain missions because depending on the mission/location etc. different companions will have exclusive content they bring along with them. Now, considering that, would I choose the mage or rogue I need to make combat easier over another companion who’ll make the story elements of the mission unique? Nope. I’m all about story


  10. dawg

    October 24, 2014 at 01:30

    I’m going to neglect mages because I hate all the colorful magic being shot everywhere, they ruin the seriousness of the game and especially the trailers. swordsmen, Rogues, and archers are good enough. I MIGHT have ONE mage. maybbbeeee


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