For the specialization in Dragon Age: Origins, see Templar (Origins).
For the specialization in Dragon Age II, see Templar (Dragon Age II).

Templar is a warrior specialization in Dragon Age: Inquisition.


From a treatise on lyrium and its varied forms. Ser's words make one passage stand out:

The means and usage employed by the templar are far stronger than even the droughts of magi, and are of considerable danger to the uninitiated. It is not something that is introduced in gradual fashion. Rather, it is a great infusion that is daily held in check by ritual maintenance.

An account:

We entered the makeshift chantry, and my comrades-to-be were arranged as though an honor guard - the trainer waiting to receive me. I was invited to pass among them, and it seemed important that each step be my will. Any reluctance would have signaled that I was not ready. They were boisterous and encouraging, slapping hands upon my shoulders as I passed. Upon reaching the trainer, he turned to me. Before him was the boxed philter I had prepared. He nodded, as if to ask if I was ready, and I returned the gesture. His eyes were solemn as he raised a mailed hand. It was bathed in the shapeless glow of lyrium far too strong, prepared in a way I did not know.

The hands of my fellows, still on my shoulders, gently turned from welcome to restraint, and my arms were made immobile at my sides. I felt a rising alarm, but my certainty beat it down, as it would many times in my career. The trainer pressed the glow against my chest, and in an instant all was pain and white. When next I had my senses, there was much camaraderie and rejoicing, but also knowing looks. Each day, I felt a hunger deeper than I had ever known, and woe be me if it went unfed. I cannot imagine bearing it without the support of the Order and my certain purpose.

Several instructions for handling lyrium follow.
—From Codex entry: Way of the Templar

Warriors who specialize in the Templar discipline empower not only themselves, but those around them, making every battle a little easier. Whether dispelling hostile magic or inspiring your comrades, this discipline puts an emphasis on supporting the party. Because of the templars' proficiency in battling mages and demons, this specialization is especially useful in closing Fade Rifts.


This specialization is obtainable through the Quest Way of the Templar, obtained from Ser. After acquiring the following, Ser will teach the Inquisitor the specialization.

  • Writing on Templar methods (available from either Cassandra or the book merchant in Val Royeaux).
    • You don't get it from Cassandra personally; you will find it in her living space above the blacksmith inside Skyhold.
  • 3 Broken Philters from demons (located in Witchwood, West Road, and Lady Shayna's Valley in the Hinterlands; can also be obtained from Red Templars)
    • Broken Philters can also be bought from the store in Skyhold that has no merchant, which can only be obtained from doing the Skyhold Quartermaster war table Operation (this operation comes in the form of a quest given to you by the Quartermaster of Skyhold after Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts). "The Short List" perk is required.
  • Materials for philters. (Once the Embrium and Broken Philters are collected craft a new one at any requisitions table.)

Ability tree

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Blessed Blades Blessed Blades
Activation: 10 stamina
Duration: 24s
Cooldown: 24s
Requires: Level 8
You rally all of your nearby allies to fight with greater strength, especially when facing demons.
Blessed Blades Lights in the Shadow
Requires: Blessed Blades
Attacking enemies while you're affected by Blessed Blades reduces the cooldown times of Spell Purge and Wrath of Heaven.

Cooldown reduction: 0.5 seconds
Spell Purge Spell Purge
Range: 5 meters
Activation: 35 stamina
Cooldown: 24s
Requires: Level 8
Through faith and will, you dispel all hostile magic from the area around you

All hostile magic in area dispelled
Spell Purge Spell Shatter
Requires: Spell Purge
Spell purge now deals massive area damage when dispelling Barriers and other beneficial effects on enemy.

600% Weapon Damage
Makers Will Maker's Will
Duration: 6s
Requires: Blessed Blades
Your party's attacks have a chance to weaken their targets.

Weaken Chance: 5%
Willpower +3
Champions of the Just icon Champions of the Just
Requires: Spell Purge
Your righteous fervor inspires the entire party to fight harder against demons.

Damage: +10% vs Demons
Strength +3
There is no Darkness There Is No Darkness
Requires: Maker's Will
Your faith is your protection against the elements, and not for you alone. The entire party gains increased resistance to fire, ice, electric, and spirit damage.

Fire, Ice, Electric and Spirit Damage resistance: 10%
Willpower +3
The Last Sacrifice The Last Sacrifice
Duration: 10s
Cooldown: 60s
Requires: Champions of the Just
Even should you fall, you give your allies strength to fight harder in your name.

Constitution +3
When knocked unconcious all party members gain 100% Health, 50% Damage Bonus
Wrath of Heaven Wrath of Heaven
Range: 4 Meters
Activation: 65 stamina
Duration: 4s
Cooldown: 24s
Requires: The Last Sacrifice or There Is No Darkness
You summon a blinding pillar of light that stuns nearby enemies and damages demons.

400% weapon damage
Wrath of Heaven Embrace the Light
Range: 4 Meters
Duration: 4s
Cooldown: 24s
Requires: Wrath of Heaven
Wrath of Heaven does even more damage to demons and leaves enemies stunned longer.

300% Damage Bonus
Stun Duration: +2s
Rally icon Rally
Range: 4 Meters
Duration: 15s
Cooldown: 24s
Requires: Champions of the Just or Maker's Will
You rally your allies to fight harder. Your party's guard, stamina, and mana build up over time, and all party members gain damage resistance against incoming attacks. This ability consumes and is powered by Focus.

Tier 1: 10% Guard generation and stamina/mana regeneration per second; 10% damage resistance.
Tier 2: 20% Guard generation and stamina/mana regeneration per second; 20% damage resistance.
Tier 3: 30% Guard generation and stamina/mana regeneration per second; 30% damage resistance.

Known Templars


There may be issues with being able to purchase the broken philters from the store at Skyhold, as they aren't always stocked. A workaround is to:

  1. Quick travel to Skyhold (if you are already in Skyhold, you need to leave and quick travel back).
  2. Once your screen finishes loading into Skyhold the game will auto save. Once it auto saves, exit completely out of the game.
  3. Change the Date/Time on the clock of your system ahead 5 hours (be sure to change the AM/PM and the Date if necessary).
  4. Load back into the game and load your Skyhold auto save.
  5. The store should now be updated and contail broken philters for sale. If none, try again.
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