Wield a troll weapon in Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Okay okay, we know that Dragon Age: Inquisition will have crafting. We get it. However, some new details are making me slightly more inclined to try it, if only because I can name the unique weapons that I craft. Prepare to face me in battle as I wear my KaChing chain mail, accidental aaaaaa ring and dual wield my Dongs of Doom.

Okay, it’s up to you what you want to name your crafted goods, but there is total freedom in this regard. According to a crafting and customization Q&A, not only can you make completely unique weapons and armour, you get to name your equipment at the end. I’m sure this will be used for all kinds of penis jokes, but at least it means we’ll be trying out the crafting system, right?

If you don’t want to craft, there will be plenty of loot to pick up although you will need to manage your inventory to make room for everything. Inventory will work off of slots rather than weight, and you can power up your Inquisition to improve your inventory slots. Of course, with all those looted weapons, you will need to gauge whether it’s better to craft or loot:

It depends how you manage your crafting materials. For instance, dragon bone is one of the hardest crafting materials you can get. Do you put it into an armor slot to harden your defense? Or do you put it into an attacking slot for high damage per second? Or maybe a utility slot for a strength upgrade? Or what about a masterwork slot for a chance to cast a special attack? Powerful items like these take time, effort, and planning to create.

Players can use runes to add elemental aspects to the weapons or armour, and crafting abilities progress as the Inquisition gets stronger. You can customize your companions as well as yourself, and prepare for some casual wear as well – while at Skyhold your Inquisitor will transition into something a little more comfortable. Skyhold itself can be customized, but you won’t be crafting curtains or thrones.

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Are you prepared to craft your own unique weapons and armor? What would be the ultimate name for a sword or a dagger? Are you going to turn it into a JRPG and name your fantastic sword the Masamune, or will you stick with a Western approach of Excalibur? Or perhaps you will just troll everyone and get the worst weapon possible and call it Geoff’s Trolling Blade of Lament. Meanwhile, my mage will have to kill everyone with a Fiery Wang of Herpes. I suppose this is why gear doesn’t carry over from single player into multiplayer – just imagine the awful trolling that could go on.

Last Updated: October 6, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Great, now I have to think of a name for my Warrior’s Greatsword. Unsheathed Great Bone Sword of Perversion?

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      Unsheathed? you practicing unprotected stabbing? πŸ˜›

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        Hahahahahaaaaa! I did not see that coming!

        • Admiral Chief 0

          In fact, that IS what she said πŸ˜›

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Well at least he’s not a rogue, so you’ll see him coming in time.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Doesn’t work well in cold weather πŸ˜‰

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        Always works well if you apply the right “incentive” πŸ™‚

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh that’s easy. I’d just name everything OVG, like I did my Kubrow.

    “Shut up or I’ll beat you with OVG.”
    “Does OVG make my ass look fat.”
    “Damn OVG is really tight.”
    “What are you wearing? OVG.”
    “I have an open slot for OVG.”

  • Viking Of Divinity

    Big deal, being able to name your crafted item is something you’ve been able to do in other RPGs for years now….

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Don’t be silly. It’s highly innovative – just like the amazing new combat system they’re always talking about. The one that plays out in real time, but you can pause it to issue commands. Needs a snappy name though, I’m thinking… RTwP.

      • Travis

        Isnt it just a copy of Fallout with real time combat and then VATS mode. Although I love that so I hope so πŸ™‚

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          It’s pretty much the system they used in the Baldur’s Gates & Icewind Dales.

          • Travis

            I think it will be good, caters for a lot of playing styles.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It just annoys me that they’re trying to brand it as innovative when it’s been a staple of RPGs for over a decade. There’s hype train, and then there’s HYPE! train.

  • Travis

    Hmmm sounds like the crafting and especially the enchanting is a lot like Elder scrolls Online. And the inventory slots. Since I love ESO DR3 is looking awesome I must admit.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    I shall name my weapons after semi-random gods.

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Going to name my greatsword… “Thats what she said” ^_^

  • Skoobaz

    No crafting of the royal throne? NOT INTERESTED!

  • Senti

    KaChing Chain Mail? Is that a Malazan Book of the Fallen joke? KaChing Chain Mail = K’chain Che’Malle

    • James Clapp

      2 chain mail

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