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The dialogue wheel is a game mechanic in Dragon Age: Inquisition used during conversations. Instead of choosing the exact dialogue lines for the Inquisitor, the player chooses between short paraphrases of the fully voiced dialogue that will follow.

Icons on the left side of the wheel typically open up the opportunity for more dialogue, typically by offering more questions to ask. The right side of the wheel typically contains ways to "react" to the situation. Much like the dialogue wheel in Dragon Age II, typically the top option will be a polite or agreeable response, the middle option a humorous or neutral response, and the bottom option an aggressive, blunt or disagreeable response. There are a variety of different personality types that the Inquisitor can adopt by choosing the same type of tone response repeatedly. Choosing the same tone for your Inquisitor most of the time will result in more unique expressions and outcomes that are available only to your chosen personality type.

Icon meanings[]


Icon Description Notes
DW-general.png General Branch the conversation and open up additional dialogue options.
DW-yes.png Yes Agree or accept an offer. Say yes.
DW-no.png No Reject something proposed by another character. Say no.
DW-stoic.png Stoic Remain matter-of-fact about the subject at hand. Speak with self-control.
DW-pleased.png Pleased Express agreement with or happiness about the current conversation point.
DW-sad.png Sad Express sadness over the current conversation point.
DW-mad.png Mad Express your anger about what’s being discussed.
DW-confused.png Confused Indicate confusion about the current line of conversation.
DW-surprised.png Surprised Has the conversation astounded you in some way? Express your surprise.
DW-anxious.png Anxious Expresses tension, fears, anxiety.
Note: This isn't included in the manual, so the description is somewhat vague.
DW-attack.png Attack Enough conversation. It’s time to get aggressive.
DW-special.png Special This option is rare. It may only appear for certain types of characters—or it may be based on past circumstances.
DW-investigate.png Investigate Make inquiries to learn more about the current conversation.
DW-payment.png Payment Inquire about a coin reward—or bribe someone.
DW-romance.png Romance If you’re feeling amorous, flirt or say something romantic.
DW-endromance.png End Romance Say or do something to permanently end a romance with the other character.
DW-politics.png Politics Display your understanding of how the political system works. Requires the "Nobility Knowledge" perk.
DW-history.png History Put your knowledge of history and ancient lore to use. Requires the "History Knowledge" perk.
DW-arcane.png Arcane If you understand magic and magical theory, use this information to your advantage. Requires the "Arcane Knowledge" perk.
DW-underworld.png Underworld Showcase your knowledge of the criminal world with this special dialogue option. Requires the "Underworld Knowledge" perk.

Race/Class specific[]

Icon Description Notes
DW-warrior.png Warrior Available to warriors only.
DW-rogue.png Rogue Available to rogues only.
DW-mage.png Mage Available to mages only.
DW-human.png Human Available to humans only.
DW-humanmage.png Human Mage Available to human mages only.
DW-elf.png Elf Available to elves only.
DW-dwarf.png Dwarf Available to dwarves only.
DW-qunari.png Qunari Available to Qunari only.


The dialogue wheel's font is called Clockpunk

External links[]

User Manual