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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 Acquisition
Enhanced Belt of Bleeding
Rare Belt
+5% Bleed on Being Hit
Enhanced Belt of Cold Resistance
Rare Belt
+15% Cold Resistance
Enhanced Belt of Electric Resistance
Rare Belt
+15% Electrical Resistance
Enhanced Belt of Fire Resistance
Rare Belt
+15% Fire Resistance
Enhanced Belt of Focus
Rare Belt
+20% Focus Gain Bonus
Enhanced Belt of Healing
Rare Belt
+10% Heal Bonus
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Health
Rare Belt
+100 Maximum Health
Enhanced Belt of Magic Defense
Rare Belt
+5% Magic Defense
Enhanced Belt of Melee Defense
Rare Belt
+5% Melee Defense
  • Random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Ranged Defense
Rare Belt
+5% Ranged Defense
  • Random loot.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Spirit Resistance
Rare Belt
+15% Spirit Resistance
Enhanced Belt of Staggering
Rare Belt
+5% Stagger on Being Hit
  • Random loot.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Belt of Sunder
Rare Belt
+5% Sunder When Hit
  • Random loot.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000801
    801 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Grenades Belt
Rare Belt
+2 Extra Grenade(s)
Enhanced Guard Belt
Rare Belt
+20 Guard Max
Enhanced Potions Belt
Rare Belt
+2 Extra Potion(s)
Enhanced Tonics Belt
Rare Belt
+2 Extra Tonic(s)
Enhanced Ring of Barrier Penetration
Rare Ring
+10 Barrier Damage Bonus
  • Rare random loot.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Critical Chance
Rare Ring
+5% Critical Chance
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Critical Damage
Rare Ring
+10% Critical Damage
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Flanking
Rare Ring
+10% Flanking Damage Bonus
  • Rare random loot from tier 2 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Guard Penetration
Rare Ring
+10 Guard Damage Bonus
  • Random loot.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Life-Drain
Rare Ring
+5% Heal On Kill
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Enhanced Ring of Staggering
Rare Ring
+5% Stagger On Hit
  • Rare random loot from tier 2 chests.
  • Can be purchased from Barnabus in Val Royeaux for
    0000000379
    379 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superb Belt of Staggering
Unique Belt
+10% Stagger on Being Hit
Superb Amulet of Magic
Unique Amulet
+10 Magic
Superb Belt of Magic Defense
Unique Belt
+10% Magic Defense

Armor Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Intense Deathroot Vitaar
Item Level 8
Rare Vitaar
000
Level 4
Qunari-Trained only
Level 4
+2 Constitution
+6% Critical Damage Bonus
Masterwork Battlemage Coat
Item Level 18
Unique Light Armor
182-188
182-188
Level 15
Mage
Level 15
+7% Electrical Resistance
+4% Magic Defense
+14% Spirit Resistance
+20% Focus Gain
Masterwork Battlemage Mail
Item Level 19
Unique Light Armor
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 Mail
Item Level 19
Unique Heavy Armor
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
Item Level 18
Unique Medium Armor
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
Item Level 19
Rare Medium Armor
187-190
187-190
Level 16
Rogue only
Level 16
+7% Magic Defense
+4 Willpower
Increase Maximum Stamina by 15
Masterwork Scout Coat
Item Level 14
Unique Medium Armor
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
Item Level 14
Unique Heavy Armor
164-173
164-173
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
+6 Constitution
+10% Heal Bonus
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Robes of the High Keeper
Item Level 19
Unique Light Armor
192-200
192-200
Level 16
Mage only
Elf-Trained only
Level 16
+6 Magic
+29% Ranged Defense
+7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters

(or)
+8 Magic
+7% Ranged Defense
+7.5% extra focus for each enemy within 8 meters

with Trespasser
Skirmisher Hat
Item Level 20
Rare Helmet
34-36
34-36
Level 17
Elf, dwarf, or human
Level 17
+8% Magic Defense
+8% Ranged Defense
Superior Battlemage Mail
Item Level 19
Rare Light Armor
173-180
173-180
Level 16
Mage only
Level 16
+8% Fire Resistance
+7 Willpower
Superior Battlemaster Mail
Item Level 19
Rare Heavy Armor
197-206
197-206
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+47 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
Superior Enchanter Armor
Item Level 16
Rare Light Armor
146-153
146-153
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
+8% Cold Resistance
+7% Magic Defense
Superior Hunter Armor
Item Level 16
Rare Medium Armor
157-164
157-164
Level 13
Rogue only
Level 13
+14% Ranged Defense
Superior Prowler Mail
Item Level 18
Rare Medium Armor
175-184
175-184
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
+7% Magic Defense
+4 Willpower
Superior Vanguard Armor
Item Level 16
Rare Heavy Armor
167-175
167-175
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+7% Melee Defense
+7% Ranged Defense
Superior Vanguard Mail
Item Level 12
Rare Heavy Armor
129-137
129-137
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+39 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.

Weapons Edit

Name Damage Enhancements Upgrades Requires Acquisition
Ambush Dagger
Item Level 10
Rare Dagger
60-
60-63
(154-162 DPS)
+2% Armor Penetration
+3% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 7
Rogue only
Level 7
Barbarian Rock-Crasher
Item Level 20
Rare Dagger
84-
84-86
(289-294 DPS)
+32 AoE Damage vs. Living
+4% Critical Chance
+26% Critical Damage Bonus
Master Corrupting Rune
Level 17
Rogue only
Level 17
Bassrath-Kata
Item Level 16
Common Greatsword
148
148-155 AoE
(167-175 DPS)
+11% Attack
+10% focus gain
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Pommel
Empty Rune
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
Bow of Cruel Redemption
Item Level 22
Rare Bow
139
139-144
(157-163 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+27% Critical Damage Bonus
On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 19
Rogue only
Level 19
Call of the Dark
Item Level 20
Unique Maul
259
259-271
(294-306 DPS)
+32 Damage vs. Living
+24 Strength
Berserk: +20% damage bonus, +200% damage from all sources
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Master Corrupting Rune
Level 17
Warrior only
Level 17
Cordova's Smile
Item Level 18
Unique Dagger
111
111-115
(285-296 DPS)
+4% Armor Penetration
+2% Avoid Killing Blow
+21% Flanking Damage Bonus
+20% Focus Gain
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
The Dueling Blade
Item Level 14
Unique Sword
118
118-123
(131-137 DPS)
+13% Armor Penetration
+14% Critical Damage Bonus
+10% focus gain
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
Elite Sniper Bow
Item Level 16
Rare Bow
100
100-104
(136-140 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+25% Critical Chance
Corrupting Rune
Level 13
Rogue only
Level 13
Emperor Guard Blade
Item Level 21
Rare Sword
158
158-165
(175-183 DPS)
+20% Attack
+30 Guard Max
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
Firm Tevinter Mace
Item Level 14
Rare Mace
80-
80-84
(131-137 DPS)
+10 Fire Damage
+19% Armor Penetration
+3% Critical Chance
Fire Rune
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
Fury of the Veil
Item Level 23
Rare Staff
68-
68-69 Electricity
(110-112 DPS)
+25 Magic
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 20
Mage only
Level 20
Knight-Commander Longbow
Item Level 21
Rare Bow
132
132-137
(172-177 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Demons
+15% Armor Penetration
+27% Guard Damage Bonus
Empty Grip,
Master Demon-Slaying Rune
Level 18
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Knight-Enchanter Greatsword
Item Level 13
Rare Greatsword
139
139-146 AoE
(157-165 DPS)
+17% Attack
+6% Barrier Damage Bonus
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
Legion of the Dead Maul
Item Level 16
Common Maul
166
166-174
(188-196 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+18% Guard Damage Bonus
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Corrupting Rune
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
Lifetaker Staff
Item Level 16
Rare Staff
47-
47-48 Electricity
(109-110 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+17% Attack
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Corrupting Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
Punched by the Maker
Item Level 21
Unique Bow
147
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
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 18
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Punisher
Item Level 16
Rare Maul
188
188-196
(190-198 DPS)
+11 Strength
Berserk: +10% damage bonus, +100% damage from all sources
Empty Rune
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Empty Rune
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
Pyre of the Forgotten
Item Level 21
Unique Staff
68-
68-70 Fire
(110-113 DPS)
+14% Armor Penetration
+16% Attack
+14% Guard Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Qunari Sten Blade
Item Level 21
Common Sword
141
141-146
(157-162 DPS)
+14% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
Rebound Dagger
Item Level 22
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
93-
93-95 AoE
(232-237 DPS)
+5 Cunning
+14% Flanking Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 19
Rogue only
Level 19
Refined Hossberg Twainer
Item Level 21
Rare Greataxe
220
220-230 AoE
(249-260 DPS)
+25% Sunder on Hit
Increase maximum stamina by 10
Empty Rune
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Empty Rune
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
Ripper Blade
Item Level 21
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
88-
88-91 AoE
(219-227 DPS)
+26% Critical Damage Bonus
+6% Flanking Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 18
Rogue only
Level 18
Ruthless Dagger
Item Level 18
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
75-
75-77 AoE
(187-192 DPS)
+9% Armor Penetration
+3% Critical Chance
+10% focus gain
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Rune
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
Sata-Kas Iss
Item Level 21
Common Maul
218
218-229
(220-231 DPS)
+16% Ranged Defense
Empty Rune
Empty Haft,
Empty Pommel
Empty Rune
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
Serpent's Rage
Item Level 19
Rare Axe
142
142-149
(207-218 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Berserk: +20% damage bonus, +200% damage from all sources
Empty Rune
Empty Haft,
Empty Rune
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
Slayer
Item Level 22
Rare Greataxe
231
231-240 AoE
(297-307 DPS)
+32 AoE Damage vs. Living
+7% Critical Chance
+30% Sunder on Hit
Master Corrupting Rune
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
Slice of Flame
Item Level 18
Rare Dual-Blade Dagger
74-
74-77 AoE
(197-217 DPS)
+10 AoE Fire Damage
+21% Armor Penetration
Fire Rune
Level 15
Rogue only
Level 15
Soulfire Staff
Item Level 16-17
Rare Staff
047
47 Fire
(76-78 DPS)
+17 Magic
On kill: +10 to Magic for 10 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
Staff of the Dynamo
Item Level 21
Rare Staff
61-
61-63 Electricity
(99-102 DPS)
16% Attack
+9 Magic
+20% damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Staff of the Void
Item Level 20
Unique Staff
65-
65-66 Electricity
(105-107 DPS)
+6% Attack
+6% Critical Chance
+36 Magic
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
Sten Battleaxe
Item Level 11
Rare Greataxe
122
122-125 AoE
(158-164 DPS)
+20 AoE Damage vs. Demons
+11% Attack
+3% Critical Damage Bonus
Master Demon-Slaying Rune
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
Stormbreak
Item Level 8
Unique Staff
031
31 Electricity
(50 DPS)
+2% Attack
+13 Magic
+2 Willpower
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Thunderstrike
Item Level 23
Unique Mace
148
148-153
(216-223 DPS)
+35% Armor Penetration
+7 Strength
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Haft,
Empty Rune
Level 20
Warrior only
Level 20
Yavanalis
Item Level 23
Unique Staff
76-
76-77 Cold
(123-125 DPS)
+72% Barrier Damage Bonus
+7% Heal on Kill
+20% focus gain
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 20
Mage only
Level 20

Shields Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Shield of the Emperor
Item Level 23
Unique Shield
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

Schematics Edit

Weapon schematics Edit

Name Tier Materials Damage
DPS
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)
Masterwork Etched Greatsword Grip Schematic 3 Offense: 8 Metal
Offense: 3 Leather

( DPS)
Masterwork Qunari Staff Blade Schematic 3 Utility: 8 Cloth
Utility: 3 Cloth

( DPS)
Masterwork Skull Grip Schematic 3 Offense: 9 Metal
Utility: 3 Metal

( DPS)
Masterwork Sten Sword Grip Schematic 3 Utility: 9 Metal
Offense: 3 Metal

( DPS)
Masterwork Crescent Greatsword Grip Schematic 2 Offense: 6 Metal
Offense: 2 Metal

( DPS)
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)
Masterwork Reinforced Two-Handed Haft Schematic 2 Offense: 5 Metal
Offense: 2 Metal

( DPS)

Armor schematics Edit

Name Tier Materials Armor Rating Restriction Acquisition
Overlord Helm Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Metal
Defense: 10 Cloth
19–24–29–37 Elf, dwarf, or human
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 Randomly sold by the Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes for
0000015995
15995 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superior Inquisitor Hat Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Cloth
Defense: 10 Cloth
20–24–26–29 Elf, dwarf, or human
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 Random loot from tier 3 chests.
Randomly sold by the Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes for
0000015995
15995 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superior Venatori Helmet Schematic 3 Armor: 4 Metal
Utility: 10 Metal
19–24–29–37 Elf, dwarf, or human

Upgrades Edit

Name Enhancements Upgrade Acquisition
Masterwork Bound Dagger Grip
Item Level 15
Rare Grip
000
+7 Willpower
Daggers
  • Randomly found in the following weapons:
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Antivan Chopper
Masterwork Firm Dagger Grip
Item Level 11
Rare Grip
000
+5 Willpower
Daggers
  • Randomly found in the following weapons:
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Antivan Chopper
  • DAI-daggericon1-common Assailant Blade
  • DAI-daggericon2-common Carving Knife

Crafting materials Edit

Critical crafting materials Edit

Critical crafting materials give a chance of adding +10% to all Attributes.

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

Other Edit

Other Crafting Material Icon Alpha Quillback Spines
Other Crafting Material Icon Essence Containment Apparatus
Other Crafting Material Icon Infusion Primer
Other Crafting Material Icon Nevarran Skull
Other Crafting Material Icon Venatori Tome
Other Crafting Material Icon Wisp Essence

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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