Most weapons and armors acquired in Dragon Age: Inquisition can be modified via upgrade slots. Non-crafted weapons and armors, upgrade slots must be pre-existing, as they cannot be added by the Inquisitor. Crafted weapons and armors are created with upgrade slots affixed to the equipment. In either case, the type of potential upgrade slot depends on the type of equipment.
Weapon and armor upgrades can be received as a reward for quests, completed war table operations, looted from chests, dropped from enemies, purchased from select merchants or crafted at various locations.
Weapon upgrades include:
- Hafts for one-handed and two-handed weapons
- Grips for one-handed and two-handed weapons, bows, daggers and staves
- Pommels for two-handed weapons
- Staff Blades for staves
- Runes for all weapons
- Bianca upgrades for Varric's signature crossbow; Bianca upgrades include: aiming modules, arms and grips.
Armor upgrades include: