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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition Classes and New Screenshots

Bioware have been very busy this month. They gave us a release date for DA: Inquisition, which is set for October 7th. Then they released the box art, a beautiful piece which shows a gender-neutral hero which you can read about here.

Now, as if that wasn't enough, they have released a whole load of new screenshots and class specifications (which I will include after the jump).  Some of the screens are taken from the gameplay video that was released a few days ago, but some of them are completely new.

Right now it seems like Bioware's marketing team is doing everything right, let's just hope that they can continue the hype all the way to the October release date. 

You can check out all of the new screenshots on the game's site here.  Each class has three different specialities although only one, for each class, has been made available as of right now.  I will compile the list in one place here, so it is easier to read:

WarriorBattle-hardened and masters of close combat, warriors are pivotal to any group entering battle. As front-line fighters, they absorb the brunt of opponent attacks, steal enemy focus, and create an opening for deadly ranged assaults from other classes. While some warriors prefer visceral, sweeping damage, many are silverite-clad bulwarks, weathering any blows they don’t deflect with their shields.
Warrior Champion specialization:
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.

Those who can tap into the raw energy of the Fade and block the whispering temptations of demons are truly exceptional. When they turn that mental focus onto the field of war, they can be truly terrifying opponents. Rains of fire, walls of ice, or even the ability to heal allies make up a mage’s toolkit. Most employ considerable skills rendering foes not only weakened, but also vulnerable to physical attacks, setting up opportunities for their teammates to exploit.
Mage 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.

Armed with bows, daggers, and any number of dirty tricks, the rogue’s primary focus is damage: tearing foes down one at a time with systematic efficiency. Rogues commonly use a mixture of stealth and mobility to reach positions of advantage, be it a sniper’s perch away from enemy blades or behind an unsuspecting mage. Deadly and resourceful, rogues can tip the balance of any strategic assault.
Rogue Artificer specialization:

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.
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