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Tips and Tricks for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Dragon Age: Inquisition has a whole bunch of new elements for combat this time around. There’s the tactical camera, as well as some fun abilities for the various classes. Bioware knew these might take a bit of getting used to, so they made these videos to help you out.

First up is their new video explaining the Tactical Camera:

If you are sans YouTube access, you can view it over here. The second video they released was this one, showing off the skills and abilities from a range of classes, explaining some core techniques.

And for the non-Youtubers among you, the video is also here.

Of course the various roles have their own unique tactics and skills. I really like the way the video explains some cool ways to link a series of skills together to deal maximum damage. Plus, it’s nice to see how the various types of rogues or mages would make use of the different kinds of abilities that they would possess. It makes each class more varied, allowing for even more individual styles of play.

The game is launching this week, and I’ve heard from our friends at retail that the stellar early reviews have really boosted their pre-orders. I am certainly excited to play it, and I’m curious to see just how much I end up using the tactical camera or certain abilities. I often just fall into a default approach to combat in any game, using the same techniques to overcome all my foes. It will be cool to see Bioware pushing me past that, out of my comfort zone with some cool new enemies and skills.

Last Updated: November 17, 2014

54 Comments

  1. Kensei Seraph - No DA:I spoile

    November 17, 2014 at 08:15

    I will not install or play Inquisition until after my exams end on the 1oth of December.
    I would appreciate it if everyone would be so kind as to not post spoilers on non-DA:I articles.

    It’s not like I’ll hunt you down and make you wish for death or anything.
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/677/582/be5.gif

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    • ToshZA

      November 17, 2014 at 08:19

      You could always take out your frustration with a series of gifs on an LG article. πŸ˜›

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      • Kensei Seraph - No DA:I spoile

        November 17, 2014 at 08:33

        Hmm… that’s an interesting idea.
        I’ll call that Plan C.

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        • RinceThis

          November 17, 2014 at 08:42

          LOL. Your name is going to attract that which you do not want! This is the internetz remember!

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 17, 2014 at 08:23

      So you’re never going to play it?

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      • Kensei Seraph - No DA:I spoile

        November 17, 2014 at 08:32

        Why wouldn’t I play it?
        I spent good money on this.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 17, 2014 at 08:45

          Because I saw you post the 1ost before you corrected it, and that isn’t a real date. πŸ˜›

          HAH!

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          • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

            November 17, 2014 at 11:42

            I have no idea what you are babbling about.

            *calls emergency services*
            Hello?
            Yes I’d like to report a potential insane individual.
            Yes, they are seeing hallucinations and claiming to be an alien invader, I fear they may be a threat to themselves and the people around them.

    • Valenlord

      November 17, 2014 at 08:25

      Best of luck with the exam, but more good luck in holding out! I CANT WAIT FOR FRIDAY!!!!! *running around arms waving*

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      • Kensei Seraph - No DA:I spoile

        November 17, 2014 at 08:31

        Thanks.

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 17, 2014 at 08:51

      SPOILER ALERT: THAR BE SPOILERS

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    • Victor "Vicky" Moolman

      November 17, 2014 at 08:51

      Spoiler: There are going to be dragons

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      • Captain JJ the valiant

        November 17, 2014 at 08:57

        Oh Victor, damn you! Next you’re going to tell me there are inquisitors.

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        • ToshZA

          November 17, 2014 at 08:57

          OH GOD. MAKE THE SPOILERS STAHP!!!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 17, 2014 at 08:59

          But did you know there are dragon inquisitors?

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          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 17, 2014 at 08:59

            Are those the ones with the plasma rifles?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 17, 2014 at 09:01

            No, those are the rebel dragons who reject magic in favour of science.

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 17, 2014 at 09:02

            O_O

          • Skoobaz

            November 17, 2014 at 10:43

            “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” – Arthur C. Clarke

    • Rock789

      November 17, 2014 at 09:17

      Totally understand your delay in getting started… But best of luck with keeping away from DA:I spoilers… There will probably be quite a few in the weeks to come.

      On that note – CAN’T WAIT FOR FRIDAY!!!!! WOOHOO – BRING ON THE INQUISITION!!!

      **runs around with his arms waving around till he’s hit over the head by a concerned citizen… Who turns out to be Kensai, jealous about all the excitement of Friday playing DA:I gamers…** πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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      • Captain JJ the valiant

        November 17, 2014 at 09:19

        Damn it, he beat me to it. πŸ˜‰

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    • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

      November 17, 2014 at 09:54

      The dragons have aged. Spoiler. the dwarf has naked man on man covered in baby oil sex. If you patch it.

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    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      November 17, 2014 at 14:45

      You’ll need to avoid the internet until the 1st of December LOL

      Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    November 17, 2014 at 08:17

    The header image if it didn’t say in the bottom right: Dragon Age Inquisition, I would have thought its Elder Scrolls Online.

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    • Captain JJ the valiant

      November 17, 2014 at 08:44

      Me too. Luckily it’s not.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 17, 2014 at 08:23

    That’s why I always pick fighters. Tactics? Skills? HIT IT WIFF A STOK!

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 17, 2014 at 08:51

      KOPSKOOT MET ‘N PYL EN BOOG

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    • Captain JJ the valiant

      November 17, 2014 at 08:56

      That sounds like my Dead Island experience.

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    • Mossel

      November 17, 2014 at 09:40

      If brute force doesn’t work, you’re not using enough.

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      • Weanerdog

        November 17, 2014 at 11:06

        you just need a bigger stick

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  4. ToshZA

    November 17, 2014 at 08:27

    Pay day is in one week. Still debating on day 1 purchase, or wait for sale. πŸ™ I really REALLY want this.

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    • Kensei Seraph - No DA:I spoile

      November 17, 2014 at 08:30

      You’ve got until Friday to make your Day 1 decision.
      Maybe wait until after Zoe and others (gamers not reviewers) get a chance to give feedback before making your decision.

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    • Willem Swanepoel

      November 17, 2014 at 12:39

      I made the mistake to watch an ingame video. About 1-2 weeks ago, Bioware invited a few youtube streamers to play it and allowed the to upload it without the story stuff. Just pure gameplay.

      After 30minutes, I closed the browser and pre-ordered from Kalahari … R499

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  5. Valenlord

    November 17, 2014 at 08:34

    Day 1 purchase! This week is going to be a long one…..

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    • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

      November 17, 2014 at 09:57

      Day 1 patch. Very long week depending on your internet. πŸ˜›

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      • Brady miaau

        November 17, 2014 at 10:49

        Nah, you can download the game already

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        • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

          November 17, 2014 at 10:51

          DAFUQ? It took two days to download the REAL mass effect ending let alone a 30gig game that should be on Blu-Ray and not a DVD 9. πŸ˜›

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          • Brady miaau

            November 17, 2014 at 11:15

            Well, not yet got it (Xbox One not arrived yet) but blurb says it will download and only activate on Friday.

  6. Jonah Cash

    November 17, 2014 at 08:34

    Still don’t know if I will get this this year or maybe next year!! I have bought less games this year than in the previous 10… And it still feels like my gaming year has been pretty full!!
    Must be Destiny and Fifa that can keep me busy on their own…

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  7. L337J1MB0B

    November 17, 2014 at 09:26

    I’m quite interested in this game, but is this a game that you can play if you’re totally new to the Dragon Age games? Would I need to know any back story to be able enjoy it?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      November 17, 2014 at 09:35

      obviously it would help, but i dont think its THAT necessary.
      new character, new base story, you should be fine.

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      • L337J1MB0B

        November 17, 2014 at 09:42

        Thanks

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    • Willem Swanepoel

      November 17, 2014 at 12:42

      They have mentioned that you do not have to know about it the first two games. It is for old and new players. Although, I suggest you should at least watch some videos, it is always fun to know something about the story and there is a CRAP load of videos on youtube about the story and characters.

      Grab some popcorn and enjoy it πŸ˜‰

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  8. OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

    November 17, 2014 at 09:53

    TIP 1
    Download patch to fix broken mess.

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    • Brady miaau

      November 17, 2014 at 10:02

      We wait and see. Sigh. I think we (most commentators on this site?) are getting too old for this day one Sh!t.

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      • OV..v00.2 20gig patch required

        November 17, 2014 at 10:06

        Yet gamers still pre-order.
        2014 is the year of broken promises and broken games.

        2007 is STILL the best year in gaming.

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        • Brady miaau

          November 17, 2014 at 10:36

          Last game I pre-ordered AND was happy was Mass Effect 3. It was awesome, I loved it. Got the collectors edition and all. But other games? not so much.

          Reply

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