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Creature research is a gameplay feature in Dragon Age: Inquisition where the Inquisitor can gain advantages in battle against certain types of creatures by looting specific creature items from the creature corpses and turning them in at a research table.

The feature is introduced to the player during the quest Know Thy Enemy in Haven.

Once three of the same creature research item are deposited at the research table, the Inquisitor will be granted a permanent damage bonus to that type of creature. Further, the Inquisitor will be granted 406 XP and 150 Influence for each creature type that is fully researched. The Enhanced Studies Inquisition perk increases the bonus further, to a total of 1006 XP and 375 Influence, and applies retroactively. You can continue to gain experience and influence after tier 2, but you do not gain any further damage bonuses.

The Inquisitor can see if a bonus has been granted in the Codex: Creatures menu. At the bottom of the codex the increased damage will be confirmed and two diamonds will be highlighted to indicate same (see Gallery).

Research progress can also be seen in the same menu, as the codex will display a bar at the bottom of the tarot card indicating how much research has been carried out (also shown in the Gallery).

There are a total of 7 creature categories that can be researched: Beasts, Humanoids, Undead, Red Templars, Darkspawn, Demons, and Dragons.

Research table locations Edit

  • In Haven chantry (same room as Josephine), where researcher Minaeve oversees the creature research work.
  • In Skyhold library, where the tranquil mage Helisma is in charge of creature research.

Creature research items Edit

Name Value Notes
Creature research icon Arcane Horror Rags

Researches Undead

Creature research icon August Ram Horn

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Bear Claws

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Bogfisher Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Bowstring

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Bronto Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Burnt Tome

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Corpse Brain

Researches Undead

Creature research icon Dagger Fragments

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Darkspawn Teeth

Researches Darkspawn

Creature research icon Deepstalker Claw

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Demon Scales

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Dormant Red Lyrium

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Dragon Gland

Researches Dragons

Creature research icon Dragonling Scale

Researches Dragons

Creature research icon Dreamer Rags

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Druffalo Claws

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Fear Demon Fang

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Fennec Fangs

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Frosty Rags

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Ghoul Sores

Researches Undead

Creature research icon Great Bear Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Gurgut Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Gurn Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Halla Horns

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Horror Claws

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Hurlock Alpha Vambrace

Researches Darkspawn

Creature research icon Hurlock Arrow

Researches Darkspawn

Creature research icon Hurlock Head

Researches Darkspawn

Creature research icon Hyena Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Knight Helmet

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Large Weapon Fragment

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Lurker Claw

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Mabari Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Nightmare Claw

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Nug Feet

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Phoenix Eye

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Poisoned Fangs

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Quillback Fang

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Ram Horn

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Red Templar Archer Bow

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Red Templar Foot Soldier Pauldron

Researches Red templars

Creature research icon Red Templar Guardsman Chain

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Revenant Helmet

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Shadow Blade

Researches Red Templars

Creature research icon Shadow Essence

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Shield Fragments

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Smoldering Core

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Snoufleur Claw

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Spider Fangs

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Staff Fragments

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Terror Talons

Researches Demons

Creature research icon Troll Tusks

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Tusket Teeth

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Varghest Claw

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Weapon Fragments

Researches Humanoids

Creature research icon Wolf Fangs

Researches Beasts

Creature research icon Wyvern Scale

Researches Beasts

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Researcher

Bugs Edit

  • Creature research on beasts or any other research for that matter does not increase the party's damage against giants even though there is such option available.
  • Lurker claws don't show up in inventory.

Gallery Edit

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