Ever since Dragon Age: Inquisition hit the shelves yesterday, have you been asking yourself that question? Has it plagued you at night and kept you from getting a wink of sleep? If so, you should likely see a doctor. However, until the appointment, there’s a new video to help you decide!
The following video takes us more in depth with the classes and specializations that can be found in the most recent entry in the Dragon Age series. Everyone knows that there are the normal three RPG archetypes: Rogue, Warrior and Mage, but do you know how much deeper the rabbit holes go?
Did you know that each class has three specializations? For example, the Rogue class breaks down into the back-stabbing and tricky Assassin, which appears to stay the most true to the Rogue archetype. The trap-laying Artificer seems to be the most strategy and focus demanding specialization. Doctor Who fans can get along with the seemingly time altering Tempest specialization.
Do you like magic? Then play a Mage. The Rift Mage specialization seems to focus most on field control, for you strategically minded folks. If you’re a bit more on the goth side, express it with the Necromancer specialization. Turn your enemy’s dead friends against them! Lastly, if you’re confused and want to be a tank who swings a sword (but still relies on mana) play the Knight-Enchanter!
No worries Warriors, you all haven’t been forgotten. You will find the Champion as an option, who stands between their allies and certain death! If you want to have a less active role but still be a team player, jump into the fray as the Templar, using magic to buff your buddies. If you’ve got no concern for your own well being (read: health bar) then roll yourself a Reaver. Deal massive damage at the cost of health and replenish said health at the cost of your enemy’s hearts.
All of that said, don’t take my word for it. Check out what BioWare has to say about the classes and specializations and see some of the abilities in action!
Pretty awesome, right? It looks like BioWare really put their heads together when it comes to making each class and specialization look and feel different. I’ve yet to pick up my copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I’m definitely thinking hard about playing as the Necromancer or the Knight-Enchanter. It comes down to two things. I like big (magical) swords and I cannot lie, and my enemies should not die, or I’ll bring them back and throw them in their ally’s face. I’m excited to pick the game up!
Myles K Farrington is one of the MONG Senior Editors and has recently been planning to move across the country. By “planning” he means that he has no idea how to do this and is hoping it all kinda falls into place. Keep up with him over on IGN and Twitter as well!