Races are available as a player choice in Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. You may select a class to being your game as:
Dwarves are short, stocky, and most spend their entire lives underground. Those living in exile on the surface are commonly merchants or smugglers. Because dwarves have no connection to the Fade, they cannot be mages.
+25% Magic Defense
Humans are the most numerous and powerful race in Thedas. They are also the most divided politically and seem to thirst for conflict.
+1 Ability Point
Elves are a historically oppressed people, distinguishable by their lithe frames and pointed ears. Though most survive in the poorest fringes of human cities, others live as nomads known as the Dalish.
+25% Ranged Defense
The Qunari are a race of horned giants who follow a strict religious text known as the Qun. Those who have abandoned its principles are known as Tal-Vashoth and often work as mercenaries.
+10% Melee Defense