Crafting Materials tarot

Crafting Materials tarot card

Crafting in Dragon Age: Inquisition allows the player to create unique weapons, armor, and runes.

A crafting station is required for crafting and can be found in Haven, the Undercroft, and any Keeps that have been captured.

In order to craft weapons or armor, crafting materials and schematics are needed. These items can be found randomly or bought from merchants. The materials used in crafting affect the specific stats of a resulting item, while schematics determine item appearance and potential power. To craft runes, the player must read glyphs by veilfire.

Weapon and Armor Material Slots

Schematics allow the placement of a set number of leather, metal, or cloth into a recipe and will determine the outcome of the item.

Primary Slot

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The primary slot governs the attack value of weapons, the armor value of armor, and the elemental damage type of staves.

Utility Slot

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The utility slot controls what primary attribute will be upgraded.

Offense Slot

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The offense slot provides a unique attack ability.

Defense slot

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The defense slot provides various resistances.


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Higher level weapon and armor schematics might have a masterwork slot that can optionally be filled by a masterwork crafting material that can offer a unique bonus.

Crafting Upgrades

Some weapons and armor require their own schematics to allow additional upgrade slots.


Crafting runes require a rune recipe.


The player can speak with an apothecary to upgrade potions using herbs that have been gathered in the wilderness.

The Equip Station can be used to assign different potions to each party member and replenish potions that are being carried.

The Upgrade Station can be used to unlock permanent upgrades to potions. Potion upgrades require a significant amount of herbs to unlock; in return, they give permanent and significant bonuses to potions.

Available Potions


Tonics enhance resistance or can be used to augment combat.

Available Tonics

  • Fire Resistance Tonic
  • Cold Resistance Tonic
  • Electrical Resistance Tonic
  • Spirit Resistance Tonic
  • Rock Armor Tonic
  • Tears of the Dead


Grenades are throwing vials with area-of-effect properties.

Available Grenades

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