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Rapid Shot is a rogue and warrior talent from the Rapid Shot tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Speed wins out over power while this mode is active, as the archer fires more rapidly, reducing aim animation by (5*[Dex-10])/100 s (max: -2.0s) but without any chance of inflicting regular critical hits. Master Archer reduces aim animation by another -1.0s (this additional bonus can allow Rapid Shot to reach -3.0s aim animation length reduction).
  • Conjuration time: 2s.


  • Upkeep is in Stamina.
  • Aim speed can only be reduced to 0. Most items with the Rapid Aim property reduce the aim time by 0.3s. For longbows and shortbows (aim time of 0.3s and 0.2s respectively) Rapid Shot is therefore useless if one of those items is equipped.
  • Rapid Shot, Aim and Defensive Fire modal abilities are mutually exclusive.
  • Stealth, Pinpoint Strike and Death Hex can force a critical hit even if rapid shot is on. It will convert the regular attacks into criticals and will misses into regular attacks. Basically, the lower your ranged critical chance % the higher chance you have of forcing criticals.

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