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In Dragon Age: Origins what is the best Armor Sets for a Weapon and Shield Warrior, Dual Wield Warrior, Dual Wield rouge, Archery Warrior, and Mage. Also I would like to know the best weapons to go with the armor set. I just want to have the best equipment for my Wardens. Only Dragon Age: Origins not Awakening Weapons and Armor Sets. TheKingofKings (talk) 23:02, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
You're going to have to narrow that question down a tad. User:Futonrevoltion
Wade's Drakeskin Armour, depending on the purpose would suit most wouldn't it? I used the light variation for my Duel Wielding rogue. For a W & S warrior, depends if you're going for offense or defense what you'd want, similar to a mage, depends if you're Arcane Warrior-ing it up or are a standard mage. An archer would want the lightest one possible so that abilities cost the least to activate, and as the best case scenario is avoiding all damage. S13Kuro (talk) 00:02, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
I have to say, one of the better heavy armour sets kicking about in origins is the Juggernaut Armour, I used that for my Sword + Shield warrior. You get a bit of a strength and constitution kick and if you combine it with a good shield or rings/necklace, you can quickly hit pretty high resistance.
That's off the top of my head though, can't really recall any stand-out sets. Yusaris is a pretty sweet 2H sword. As for dual-wielding, if you have the Darkspawn Chronicles and Soldier's Peak DLCs, you can dual-wield Starfang and Blightblood for a kick-ass combo, once you have dual-wield mastery that is.
If you're into mods, there's an awesome armour set on Dragon Age Nexus called the Grey Warden Runic Armour Set. It looks great, good stats, but no so much so that it feels like a cheat. The mod fits in nicely with the lore of the game. Fat Barry (talk) 00:11, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
God DAMN it, Fat Barry! I just finished my playthrough yesterday and now you spring this awesome piece of weaponry on us?! Gaah, this sucks. But, yeah, it quite a decent set.
For S&S, I tend to go with Starfang+Bulwark of the True King. For DW, Starfang+The Veshialle (warriors). DW for rogues is The Rose's Thorn+The Edge. 2H is just Starfang. Of course, I have every darn DLC for Origins, so might be an issue. Otherwise, substitute in The Veshialle+Earthheart's Portable Bulwark (and later Howe's Shield or Duncan's Shield for S&S, Keening Blade+The Veshialle for DW warriors, The Rose's Thorn+Crow Dagger for rogues and (after finishing 3 major questlines) Chasind Great Maul. Problem is most good armaments are available mid-late game.
Isn't the Crow Dagger just +15% crit/backstab damage? I thought Thorn of the Dead Gods (+3 dam/+3ap)was better myself. Dcinroc (talk) 18:54, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
For Warriors, I use the Blood Dragon Armor. If you don't have that, Juggernaut is a great set. Or you can survive on something until you can buy Evon the Great's Mail+Heavy Chainmail Dragon Armor (boots+gloves). That's a decent set, too. For Rogues, The Felon's Coat is a must-have. Again, they're 3+ major questlines. Sub in Katriel's Grasp or Red Jenny Seekers or Bard's Dancing Shoes for rogues, too, that works.
- @Dcinroc, I tend to make my rogues cunning based and micro-manage them into backstab position. That's why I use Crow Dagger. High(ish) critical chance. I might be doing it wrong, though--rogue isn't my favorite class in DA:O. Quirkynature (talk) 19:56, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
Since so many good weapons and shields have been mentioned I will suggest one of my favorite armors: Cailans Armor Set. It is very good for any melee warrior as well as Arcane Warriors since it gives 25% reduced fatigue, 5+ health regen, 4 extra armor and more. . Also using Marics Blade with Cailans Shield is a very good combination for an W&S warrior.  --Tommtho (talk) 07:46, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Though it's a shame it's only in Awakening, I love the Sentinel Armor. It's black, it's the only Tier 9 massive armor set, and it's got a dragon with glowing eyes on the front. I never played for stats/number-crunching/making the best possible character ever, but I've never had trouble with it. Phylarion (talk) 09:51, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
- Actually, the Sentinel Armor set is quite possibly the best set in the game, aesthetically and functionally. Although the fatigue skyrockets with sustainables. Makes Anders' Invigorate a near-necessity, it does. Ah, Anders. Funny, jovial, light-hearted Anders. Always a ready smile, always a handy joke. Quirkynature (talk) 11:50, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Best by what standard? :D Once my City Elf rogue discovered Dalish armour, she refused to wear anything else. "But your belly is completely exposed!" "Oh, shush... it's fashion!" -Sophia (talk) 13:38, June 9, 2011 (UTC)