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Crafting is an important element of the Dragon Age: Inquisition experience. Throughout Thedas, you will find many materials that can be used for crafting of weapons, armor and potions. You will also need recipes and schematics that may be obtained from merchants, learned from glyphs illuminated by veilfire, or via scrolls found in treasure caches. You will also need to visit a crafting station, located in many towns including Haven
Schematics determine the appearance and potential power of a crafted item. Materials determine the specific stats and powers that will be added to the new item.

Weapon & Armor Material Slots

Materials are slotted into predetermined spaces, but they hold their own stats that will determine the outcome.

craftingprimary_icon.png Primary Slot

  • Determines the base elemental damage of staves, or the armor or attack value of crafted armor & weapons. Materials will determine the rating:
  • Low armor/damage rating
  • Medium armor/damage rating
  • High armor/damage rating
  • Very high armor/damage rating.

 

craftingutility_icon.png Utility Slot

  • Determines any core attribute upgrades to Strength, Dexterity, Magic, Cunning, Willpower, or Constitution. The higher the tier of a material, the higher each piece of it that is added will boost the target attribute. IE: Cotton gives +1 WIllpower. Using 10 cotton will give +10 Willpower.

 

craftingoff_icon.png Offense Slot

  • Using materials on this slot will give a special offensive boost. Using complementary buffs on your weapons will yield best results, so bear in mind that this slot can grant you enemy armor and barrier reduction bonuses or bleeds and heal on kill.

 

craftingdef_icon.png Defense Slot

  • Elemental and damage-"type" resistances are boosted by using this slot. Using complementary buffs on sets of armor can grant you specific resistances against elements to prepare you for some boss encounters, or can trigger reflect effects on enemies trying to hit you.

 

Upgrade Crafting & Schematics

Some Weapons and Armor feature upgrade slots that can only be fitted with specially crafted items. You will need the right Schematic to construct the element. Armor has a maximum of two upgrade slots. Weapons have a maximum of three. Materials will also affect upgrade quality so bear in mind the tables provided on the wiki in the Upgrades and Materials pages. Note that upgrading an item adds the upgrade's stats to the item's stats, in addition to changing its appearance. You can freely remove and add existing upgrades or exchange them between different items. New upgrades can be crafted in crafting stations.

  • Rune Crafting: Runes are also crafted items but they have a major difference: The quality of the materials does not affect the quality produced by a specific rune schematic.

 

Masterwork Crafting

masterwork.png Some high-level and tier weapon and armor schematics have a "masterwork slot" that can be filled by an optional masterwork crafting material. These materials provide special effects that no other crafting material can provide in any other slot and are very powerful in comparison, with possibilities such as greatly increasing critical crafting (+10% to final item stats).materialslotexample.jpg

 

Crafting Materials

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Cloth

Crafting Material Name & Tier Primary Slot Utility Slot Offense Slot Defense Slot
cotton_icon.png Cotton
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
Low armor rating 1 Willpower 1.5% chance to heal on kill 2% healing bonus from all sources
dales_loden_wool_icon.png Dales Loden Wool
Tier 3 (Rare) - Removes class restriction on armor
Location:
  • Random drop from Red Templars in Emprise Du Lion, Storm Coast(lvl 16+), Arbor Wilds and Temple of Mythal
High armor rating 1.75 Magic 3% barrier damage bonus 1.75% magic defense
darkened_samite_icon.png Darkened Samite
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Red Templars (lvl 11+) in Storm Coast and The Hinterlands (lvl 11+)
  • Random drop from Venatori (lvl 8-15)
Medium armor rating 1.5 Willpower 1.75% chance to heal on kill 3% spirit damage resistance
dragon_webbing_icon.png Dragon Webbing
Tier 4 (Rare)
Location:
Very high armor rating 1 Willpower / 1 Magic 3.5% critical damage 4% fire damage resistance
everknit_wool_icon.png Everknit Wool
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop frrom Red templars in the Hinterlands (lvl 11+) and Storm Coast (lvl 11+)
  • Very rare random drop from Giants (lvl 8+)
Medium armor rating 1.5 Magic 2.5% barrier damage bonus 1.5% magic defense
highever_weave_icon.png Highever Weave
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Darkspawn (lvl11+) in Storm Coast, The Western Approach and Valammar
  • Random drop from Carta Dwarves in Valanmmar
  • Random drop from Venatori (lvl 8-15)
Medium armor rating 1 Magic / 0.5 Willpower 1.5% attack 3% electric damage resistance
imperial_vestment_cotton_icon.png Imperial Vestment Cotton
Tier 3 (Common)
Location:
High armor rating 1.75 Willpower 2% chance to heal on kill 3% healing from all sources
infused_vyrantium_samite_icon.png Infused Vyrantium Samite
Tier 3 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Venatori soldiers(lvl 16+) - Hissing Wastes
  • 10 in still ruins in western approach behind a locked door that requires deft hands perk
High armor rating 1.75 Willpower 2% chance to heal on kill 3.5% spirit damage resistance
kings_willow_weave_icon.png King's Willow Weave
Tier 3 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from darkspawn (lv 16+) - Emprise Du Lion
  • Random drop from Venatori mages/spellbinders (lv 16+) - Hissing Wastes
High armor rating 1 Magic / .75 Willpower 1.75% attack 3.5% electric damage resistance
lambswool_icon.png Lambswool
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
  • Loot in Crestwood
  • Random drop from Red Templars (lvl 8-15)
Low armor rating 1 Magic 2% barrier damage bonus 1% magic defense
Lustrous_Cotton_Icon.png Lustrous Cotton
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Humanoids (lv 11+) The Hinterlands
  • 10 in Villa Maurel in Emerald graves
Medium armor rating 1.5 Willpower 1.75% chance to heal on kill 2.5% healing from all sources
plaidweave_icon.png Plaideweave
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Humanoids in Hinterlands (lvl 1+)
Low armor rating 1 Magic 1% attack 2.5% electric damage resistance
plush_fustian_velvet_icon.png Plush Fustian Velvet
Tier 3 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from Red Templars in Emprise Du Lion, Arbor Wilds and Temple of Mythal
  • Very rare random drop from Giants (lvl8 +)
  • 6 from Gather Cloth mission after taking Suledin Keep (Leliana) - repeatable
High armor rating 1 Magic / .75 Willpower 1.75% attack 3.5% electric damage resistance
Ring_Velvet_Icon.png Ring Velvet
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
  • Random drop from corpses from Emerald Graves, Exalted plains, Cradle of Seluvin
  • Random drop from humanoids in Secluded Courtyard
  • 2 from Gather Cloth mission after taking Seludin Keep (Cullen)- repeatable
Medium armor rating 1 Magic/0.5 Willpower 1.5% attack 3% electric damage resistance
royale_sea_silk_icon.png Royale Sea Silk
Tier 3 (Common)
Location: Drops
  • Random drop from From Revenants (lvl15+) and Venatori mages in Hissing Wastes
High armor rating 1.75 Magic 3% barrier damage bonus 1.75% magic defense
Samite_Icon.png Samite
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
Low armor rating 1 Willpower 1.5% chance to heal on kill 2.5% spirit damage resistance
Silk_Icon.png Silk
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
Low armor rating 1 Magic 2% barrier damage bonus 1% magic defense
silk_brocade_icon.png Silk Brocade
Tier 2 (Common)
Location:
Medium armor rating 1.5 Magic 2.5% barrier damage bonus 1.5% magic defense
velveteen_icon.png
Velveteen
Tier 1 (Common)
Location:
Low armor rating 1 Magic 1% attack 2.5% electric damage resistance




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