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For Controls in other games, see Controls (disambiguation).

Controls are the human interface (keyboard and mouse for PC, controller for Console) methods by which players interact with the game and direct the party members.

Note: Keybindings can be changed in the ../BioWare/DragonAge/Settings/keybindings.ini file. This page describes the default behavior.
Note: "Console" (uppercase) refers to the PlayStation/Xbox versions of the game, whereas "console" (lowercase) refers to the developer tool. See Console (Origins) for more details on the latter.

PC Edit

Movement Edit

  • W moves forward with respect to current camera view angle
  • S moves backwards with respect to current camera view angle
  • A rotates camera counter-clockwise
  • D rotates camera clockwise
  • H toggles hold party
  • Left/Right arrows slide the camera left/right respectively
  • Right-clicking and moving the mouse around rotates the camera view
  • Mouse wheel scrolling zooms the camera in and out
  • Right-clicking a point on the ground orders the currently controlled character to move to that point

Combat Edit

  • 0-9 trigger the respective quickslot ability for the selected character
  • spacebar toggles pause/unpause
  • / swaps weapon sets
  • Right-clicking on an opponent causes the selected character(s) to attack that opponent using the current weapon set(s).

Other Edit

  • Party member selection
    • F1-F4 select the party members in order listed on the screen.
    • = selects all party members
    • Left-clicking the portrait selects that member and shifts the camera to them
    • Right-clicking on a portrait (except the The Warden) starts a conversation with that character
    • Shift-clicking portraits selects the subset of members clicked
  • Files
    • F5 quick save
    • F9 quick load
  • Screens
    • C brings up the character screen
    • I brings up the inventory screen
    • J brings up the journal screen
    • M brings up the map
    • ESC brings up the main menu
    • ~ brings up the developer console
  • Tab highlights interactive objects

PS3 Edit

Movement Edit

  • The left analog stick moves the character.
  • The right analog stick moves the camera.
  • The control pad changes the target.

Combat Edit

  • X: Attack [Also for any other action, such as talking...]
  • Square, Triangle, Circle: Battle Menu shortcuts.
  • L1/R1: Switch party members. [R to next, L to previous.]
  • L1+R1: Select all party members. [Pressed simultaneously.]
  • L2: Opens Radial Menu
  • R2: Switch to secondary battle menu shortcuts.
  • L3: Locks the target. (Note: Doesn't actually lock the target. Just centers your camera and attacks on the target - said "lock" will freely move between enemies for no apparent reason. Very poorly implemented.)
  • R3: Centers the camera.

Other Edit

  • Select: Manages character, quests, inventory... etc.
  • Start: Pause Menu
  • Square: Skip dialog or cut scene

Xbox 360 Edit

Movement Edit

  • The left analog stick moves the character.
  • The right analog stick moves the camera.
  • The control pad changes the target.

Combat Edit

  • A: Attack [Also for any other action, such as talking and interacting with objects]
  • X, Y, B: Battle Menu shortcuts.
  • LB/RB: Switch party members. [RB to next, LB to previous.]
  • LB+RB: Select all party members. [Pressed simultaneously.]
  • LT: Opens Radial Menu
  • RT: Switch to secondary battle menu shortcuts.
  • Click Left Stick: Locks the target. (As previously noted, doesn't actually lock the target.)
  • Click Right Stick: Centers the camera.

Other Edit

  • Back: Manages character, quests, inventory, etc.
  • Start: Pause Menu
  • X: Skip dialog or cut scene