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The Short List is an Inquisition perk under "Connections" in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Information Edit

The Short List unlocks "special offers" in the form of unique or otherwise unavailable items from most merchants. Items are selected randomly from a hidden list each time the map is entered. High quality vendors like Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes or the Suledin Keep Merchant have a large rare loot table, meaning that it may take several attempts to get the item you are looking for. See the Exploits section below for detailed description on how to get a better chance of getting the item you are looking for.

After obtaining this perk and completing both Here Lies the Abyss and Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts, speak with Bonny Sims to unlock the war table operation Not So Bonny Sims.

Items that can be bought using this perk are listed below.

Accessories Edit

Name Enhancements Requires Acquisition
Enhanced Belt of Bleeding
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Bleed on Being Hit None
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Cold Resistance
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+15% Cold Resistance None
Enhanced Belt of Electric Resistance
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+15% Electrical Resistance None
Enhanced Belt of Fire Resistance
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+15% Fire Resistance None
Enhanced Belt of Focus
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+20% Focus Gain Bonus None
Enhanced Belt of Healing
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+10% Heal Bonus None
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Health
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+100 Maximum Health None
Enhanced Belt of Magic Defense
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Magic Defense None
Enhanced Belt of Melee Defense
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Melee Defense None
  • Random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Ranged Defense
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Ranged Defense None
  • Random loot.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Spirit Resistance
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+15% Spirit Resistance None
Enhanced Belt of Staggering
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Stagger on Being Hit None
  • Random loot.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Sunder
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+5% Sunder When Hit None
  • Random loot.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Grenades Belt
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+2 Extra Grenade(s) None
Enhanced Guard Belt
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+20 Guard Max Warrior only
Enhanced Potions Belt
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+2 Extra Potion(s) None
Enhanced Tonics Belt
Rare Belt
Item Level 15
+2 Extra Tonic(s) None
Enhanced Ring of Barrier Penetration
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+10 Barrier Damage Bonus None
  • Rare random loot.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Critical Chance
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+5% Critical Chance None
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Critical Damage
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+10% Critical Damage None
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Flanking
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+10% Flanking Damage Bonus None
  • Rare random loot from tier 2 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Guard Penetration
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+10 Guard Damage Bonus None
  • Random loot.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Life-Drain
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+5% Heal On Kill None
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Staggering
Rare Ring
Item Level 15
+5% Stagger On Hit None
  • Rare random loot from tier 2 chests.
  • Available for purchase from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superb Belt of Staggering
Unique Belt
Item Level 20
+10% Stagger on Being Hit None
Superb Amulet of Magic
Unique Amulet
Item Level 20
+10 Magic None
Superb Belt of Magic Defense
Unique Belt
Item Level 20
+10% Magic Defense None

Armor Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Masterwork Battlemage Coat
Unique Light Armor
Item Level 18
182-188
182-188
Level 15
Mage
Level 15
+7% Electrical Resistance
+4% Magic Defense
+14% Spirit Resistance
+20% Focus Gain
Masterwork Battlemage Mail
Unique Light Armor
Item Level 19
191-199
191-199
Level 16
Mage only
Level 16
+7% Fire Resistance
+11 Willpower
+7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters
Masterwork Battlemaster Coat
Unique Heavy Armor
Item Level 19
224
224
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+7 Constitution
+12% Heal Bonus
Heal 20% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Masterwork Battlemaster Mail
Unique Heavy Armor
Item Level 19
219-229
219-229
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+4% Magic Defense
+48 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
On hit: gain 3 guard
Masterwork Prowler Coat
Unique Medium Armor
Item Level 18
195-204
195-204
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
+7 Cunning
+4% Melee Defense
+7% Ranged Defense
+50% faster movement speed when in stealth
Masterwork Prowler Mail
Rare Medium Armor
Item Level 19
187-190
187-190
Level 16
Rogue only
Level 16
+7% Magic Defense
+4 Willpower
Increase Maximum Stamina by 15
Masterwork Scout Coat
Unique Medium Armor
Item Level 14
154-162
154-162
Level 11
Rogue only
Level 11
+6 Cunning
+3% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense
+25% faster movement speed when in stealth
  • Randomly sold by Havel in Val Royeaux for
    0000002320
    2320 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Masterwork Vanguard Coat
Unique Heavy Armor
Item Level 14
164-173
164-173
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
+6 Constitution
+10% Heal Bonus
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Superior Battlemage Mail
Rare Light Armor
Item Level 19
173-180
173-180
Level 16
Mage only
Level 16
+8% Fire Resistance
+7 Willpower
Superior Battlemaster Mail
Rare Heavy Armor
Item Level 19
197-206
197-206
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+47 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
Superior Enchanter Armor
Rare Light Armor
Item Level 16
146-153
146-153
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
+8% Cold Resistance
+7% Magic Defense
Superior Hunter Armor
Rare Medium Armor
Item Level 16
157-164
157-164
Level 13
Rogue only
Level 13
+14% Ranged Defense
Superior Prowler Mail
Rare Medium Armor
Item Level 18
175-184
175-184
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
+7% Magic Defense
+4 Willpower
Superior Vanguard Armor
Rare Heavy Armor
Item Level 16
167-175
167-175
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+7% Melee Defense
+7% Ranged Defense


Helmets Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Skirmisher Hat
Rare Helmet
Item Level 20
34-36
34-36
Level 17
Elf, dwarf, or human
Level 17
+8% Magic Defense
+8% Ranged Defense


Vitaar Edit

Name Damage Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Intense Deathroot Vitaar
Rare Vitaar
Item Level 8
007
7
Level 4
Qunari-Trained only
Level 4
+2 Constitution
+6% Critical Damage Bonus

Weapons Edit

Name Damage Enhancements Requirements & Upgrades Acquisition
Ambush Dagger
Rare Dagger
Item Level 10
60-63
(154-162 DPS)
+2% Armor Penetration
+3% Attack
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 7
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Barbarian Rock-Crasher
Rare Dagger
Item Level 20
84-86
(289-294 DPS)
+32 AoE Damage vs. Living
+4% Critical Chance
+26% Critical Damage Bonus
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 17
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Master Corrupting Rune
Bassrath-Kata
Common Greatsword
Item Level 16
148-155 AoE
(167-175 DPS)
+11% Attack
+10% focus gain
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Bow of Cruel Redemption
Rare Bow
Item Level 22
139-144
(157-163 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+27% Critical Damage Bonus
On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 19
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Call of the Dark
Unique Maul
Item Level 20
259-271
(294-306 DPS)
+32 Damage vs. Living
+24 Strength
Berserk: +20% damage bonus, +200% damage from all sources
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 17
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Master Corrupting Rune
Cordova's Smile
Unique Dagger
Item Level 18
111-115
(285-296 DPS)
+4% Armor Penetration
+2% Avoid Killing Blow
+21% Flanking Damage Bonus
+20% Focus Gain
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
The Dueling Blade
Unique Sword
Item Level 14
118-123
(131-137 DPS)
+13% Armor Penetration
+14% Critical Damage Bonus
+10% focus gain
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 11
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Elite Sniper Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 16
100-104
(136-140 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+25% Critical Chance
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Corrupting Rune
Emperor Guard Blade
Rare Sword
Item Level 21
158-165
(175-183 DPS)
+20% Attack
+30 Guard Max
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Firm Tevinter Mace
Rare Mace
Item Level 14
80-84
(131-137 DPS)
+10 Fire Damage
+19% Armor Penetration
+3% Critical Chance
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 11
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Fire Rune
Fury of the Veil
Rare Staff
Item Level 23
68-69 Electricity
(110-112 DPS)
+25 Magic
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Requires:
Mage only
Level 20
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Knight-Commander Longbow
Rare Bow
Item Level 21
132-137
(172-177 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Demons
+15% Armor Penetration
+27% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Master Demon-Slaying Rune
Knight-Enchanter Greatsword
Rare Greatsword
Item Level 13
139-146 AoE
(157-165 DPS)
+17% Attack
+6% Barrier Damage Bonus
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Legion of the Dead Maul
Common Maul
Item Level 16
166-174
(188-196 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+18% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Corrupting Rune
Lifetaker Staff
Rare Staff
Item Level 16
47-48 Electricity
(109-110 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+17% Attack
Requires:
Mage only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Rune Slot:
Corrupting Rune
Punched by the Maker
Unique Bow
Item Level 21
147-152
(166-172 DPS)
+14% Armor Penetration
+16% Critical Chance
+14% Guard Damage Bonus
10% chance to apply Walking Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 50% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Punisher
Rare Maul
Item Level 16
188-196
(190-198 DPS)
+11 Strength
Berserk: +10% damage bonus, +100% damage from all sources
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Pyre of the Forgotten
Unique Staff
Item Level 21
68-70 Fire
(110-113 DPS)
+14% Armor Penetration
+16% Attack
+14% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Mage only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Qunari Sten Blade
Common Sword
Item Level 21
141-146
(157-162 DPS)
+14% Attack Requires:
Warrior only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Rebound Dagger
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
Item Level 22
93-95 AoE
(232-237 DPS)
+5 Cunning
+14% Flanking Damage Bonus
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 19
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Refined Hossberg Twainer
Rare Greataxe
Item Level 21
220-230 AoE
(249-260 DPS)
+25% Sunder on Hit
Increase maximum stamina by 10
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Ripper Blade
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
Item Level 21
88-91 AoE
(219-227 DPS)
+26% Critical Damage Bonus
+6% Flanking Damage Bonus
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Ruthless Dagger
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
Item Level 18
75-77 AoE
(187-192 DPS)
+9% Armor Penetration
+3% Critical Chance
+10% focus gain
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Sata-Kas Iss
Common Maul
Item Level 21
218-229
(220-231 DPS)
+16% Ranged Defense Requires:
Warrior only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Serpent's Rage
Rare Axe
Item Level 19
142-149
(207-218 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Berserk: +20% damage bonus, +200% damage from all sources
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 16
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Slayer
Rare Greataxe
Item Level 22
231-240 AoE
(297-307 DPS)
+32 AoE Damage vs. Living
+7% Critical Chance
+30% Sunder on Hit
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 19
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Master Corrupting Rune
Slice of Flame
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
Item Level 18
74-77 AoE
(197-217 DPS)
+10 AoE Fire Damage
+21% Armor Penetration
Requires:
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Fire Rune
Soulfire Staff
Rare Staff
Item Level 16-17
47 Fire
(76-78 DPS)
+17 Magic
On kill: +10 to Magic for 10 seconds
Requires:
Mage only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Staff of the Dynamo
Rare Staff
Item Level 21
61-63 Electricity
(99-102 DPS)
16% Attack
+9 Magic
+20% damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Requires:
Mage only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Staff of the Void
Unique Staff
Item Level 20
65-66 Electricity
(105-107 DPS)
+6% Attack
+6% Critical Chance
+36 Magic
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
Requires:
Mage only
Level 17
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Sten Battleaxe
Rare Greataxe
Item Level 11
122-125 AoE
(158-164 DPS)
+20 AoE Damage vs. Demons
+11% Attack
+3% Critical Damage Bonus
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 8
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Master Demon-Slaying Rune
Stormbreak
Unique Staff
Item Level 8
31 Electricity
(50 DPS)
+2% Attack
+13 Magic
+2 Willpower
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Requires:
Mage only
Level 4
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Thunderstrike
Unique Mace
Item Level 23
148-153
(216-223 DPS)
+35% Armor Penetration
+7 Strength
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Requires:
Warrior only
Level 20
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft,
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Yavanalis
Unique Staff
Item Level 23
76-77 Cold
(123-125 DPS)
+72% Barrier Damage Bonus
+7% Heal on Kill
+20% focus gain
Requires:
Mage only
Level 20
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune


Shields Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Shield of the Emperor
Unique Shield
Item Level 23
033
33
Level 20
Warrior only
Level 20
+4 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+7% Heal Bonus
+8% Ranged Defense
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds


Weapon upgrades Edit

Name Enhancements Upgrades Acquisition
Masterwork Bound Dagger Grip
Rare Grip
Item Level 15
+7 Willpower Daggers
  • Randomly found in the following weapons:
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Antivan Chopper
Masterwork Firm Dagger Grip
Rare Grip
Item Level 11
+5 Willpower Daggers
  • Randomly found in the following weapons:
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Antivan Chopper
  • DAI-daggericon1-common Assailant Blade
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Carving Knife

Schematics Edit

Armor schematics Edit

Name Tier Materials
Required
Armor
Rating
Restriction Acquisition
Superior Battlemage Armor Schematic 3 Armor: 21 Cloth
Utility: 6 Cloth
Defense: 4 Metal
Utility: 4 Leather
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork
187–219–244–269 Mage only

Superior Battlemaster Armor Schematic 3 Armor: 21 Metal
Utility: 6 Metal
Defense: 4 Leather
Defense: 4 Leather
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork
215–250–280–309 Warrior only

Superior Prowler Armor Schematic 3 Armor: 21 Leather
Utility: 5 Leather
Utility: 4 Leather
Defense: 5 Metal
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork
200–234–261–288 Rogue only

Superior Venatori Helmet Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Metal
Utility: 10 Metal
19–24–29–37 Elf, dwarf, or human


Helmet schematics Edit

Name Tier Materials
Required
Armor
Rating
Restriction Acquisition
Overlord Helm Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Metal
Defense: 10 Cloth
19–24–29–37 Elf, dwarf, or human

Superior Inquisitor Hat Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Cloth
Defense: 10 Cloth
20–24–26–29 Elf, dwarf, or human


Weapon schematics Edit

Name Tier Required
Materials
Damage / DPS
Upgrades
Requires Acquisition
Griffon Mace Schematic 3 Damage: 17 Metal
Utility: 6 Metal
Offense: 4 Metal
Utility: 4 Metal
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork
140–150–179–189
(204-219-261-276 DPS)

Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Warrior only
Masterwork Fereldan Broadaxe Schematic 2 Damage: 14 Metal
Utility: 7 Metal
Utility: 6 Metal
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork
121–153–154–163 AoE
(137-153-174-184 DPS)

Upgrade Slot:
Empty Haft
Empty Pommel
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Warrior only


Weapon upgrade schematics Edit

Name Tier Required Materials Restriction Acquisition
Masterwork Etched Greatsword Grip Schematic 3 Offense: 8 Metal
Offense: 3 Leather
Greatswords
Masterwork Qunari Staff Blade Schematic 3 Utility: 8 Cloth
Utility: 3 Cloth
Staves
Masterwork Skull Grip Schematic 3 Offense: 9 Metal
Utility: 3 Metal
Longswords, Swords
Masterwork Sten Sword Grip Schematic 3 Utility: 9 Metal
Offense: 3 Metal
Longswords, Swords
Masterwork Crescent Greatsword Grip Schematic 2 Offense: 6 Metal
Offense: 2 Metal
Greatswords
Masterwork Reinforced Two-Handed Haft Schematic 2 Offense: 5 Metal
Offense: 2 Metal
Mauls, Greatswords, Greataxes


Crafting materials Edit

Critical crafting materials Edit

Critical crafting materials provide a chance of adding +10% to all of an item's Attributes.

Masterwork Materials
Material Name Chance to Crit
Fusing Agent 30
Halla's Horns 20
Whitewood 20


Other Edit

Exploits Edit

There is a somewhat tedious workaround due to the vendor's inventory is updated every time you load the area. Simply fast travel to another region (local map, Skyhold, etc.) and fast travel back. The inventory for the merchant is regenerated on each re-entry to the region. However, this does not guarantee the item you are looking for.

Bugs Edit

This perk seems to have an interaction with the war table operation Opening the Roads. Normally the merchant obtained for completing this operation is invisible, but if you complete the operation first then he will appear after obtaining this perk. However, if you acquire the perk before completing the operation, then he will remain invisible.

Additionally, obtaining this perk before unlocking the merchant will cause his stand to appear next to Farris the Representative but you will not be able to interact with it.

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