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For heavy chestpieces in other games, see Heavy chestpieces (Origins) and Heavy chestpieces (Dragon Age II).

This page lists heavy armor, warrior chestpieces in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Crafted Heavy Armors Edit

Note: Refer to the Armor schematics page for a full list of crafted Heavy Armor Schematics.

Heavy Armors Edit

Name Armor Upgrades Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Armor of the Knights-Divine
Item Level 19
Unique Heavy Armor
219
219–229
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 16
Warrior only
Human-Trained only
Level 16
Inquisition: +29% Magic Defense
+18 Maximum Health
+6% Spirit Resistance
Abilities cost 7.5% less mana/stamina

Trespasser: +7% Magic Defense
+24 Maximum Health
+7% Spirit Resistance
Abilities cost 7.5% less mana/stamina

Looted from the Sandy Howler High Dragon in the Hissing Wastes.

Battlemaster Armor
Item Level 19
Common Heavy Armor
175
175–183
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+7% Melee Defense Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes for
0000002021
2021 Currency (Inquisition).
Battlemaster Coat
Item Level 17
Common Heavy Armor
157-165
157-165
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+7 Constitution

Random loot.

Battlemaster Mail
Item Level 18
Common Heavy Armor
166-173
166-173
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+48 Maximum Health Random loot.
Can be purchased from Saphi in Val Royeaux and the Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes for
0000001582
1582 Currency (Inquisition).
Bownammer Plate
Item Level 14
Unique Heavy Armor
165-166
165-166
Empty Sigil
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+3% Magic Defense
+9% Melee Defense
On hit: gain 2 guard
Rewarded upon completing Endure war table operation.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Defender Armor
Item Level 8
Common Heavy Armor
84-90
84-90
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Empty Sigil (Requires Trespasser DLC)
Level 4
Warrior only
Level 4
+3% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Defender Coat
Item Level 3
Common Heavy Armor
055
55
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Empty Sigil (Requires Trespasser DLC)
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+2 Constitution

Random loot.
Obtained by a warrior Inquisitor upon completion of the prologue quest The Wrath of Heaven.

Defender Coat
Item Level 2
Common Heavy Armor
047
47
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
None
Cassandra only
Warrior only
None
+2 Constitution

Cassandra's initial starting armor.

Defender Mail
Item Level 7
Common Heavy Armor
077
77–82
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 3
Warrior only
Level 3
+16 Maximum Health Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Redcliffe Armor and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000000084
84 Currency (Inquisition).
Disciple's Armor
Item Level 14
Unique Heavy Armor
165-167
165-167
Empty Sigil
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+12% Sunder When Hit
Abilities cost 10% less mana/stamina if not being hit for 5 seconds
Rewarded upon completing Break war table operation.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Enlightened Warrior's Armor
Item Level 10
Rare Light Armor
104
104
Empty Light Arms
Empty Light Legs
Cillian
+3% Magic Defense

Crafted Only

Griffon Plate
Item Level 10
Unique Heavy Armor
123-131
123-131
Empty Sigil
Level 5
Warrior
Level 5
+3% Melee Defense
+2 Strength
+2 Willpower
Acquired in the cave revealed from unlocking Astrariums in the Approach.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Heavy Adventurer Armor
Item Level 5
Common Heavy Armor
064
64–69
None
Level 1
Warrior only
Human-Trained only
Level 1
+6 Constitution

Random loot.

Heavy Armor of the Dragon
Item Level 5
Rare Heavy Armor
74-75
74-75
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 1
The Inquisitor only
Warrior only
Level 1
Inquisition: +21% Fire Resistance
Trespasser: +5% Fire Resistance

Acquired in the Special Deliveries chest in Haven as part of the Flames of the Inquisition Weapons Arsenal DLC after completing The Wrath of Heaven if the Inquisitor is a Warrior.

Heavy Orlesian Army Armor
Item Level 13
Common Heavy Armor
123
123–130
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 10
Warrior only
Human-Trained only
Level 10
Inquisition: +15 Cunning
Trespasser: +6 Cunning

Random loot.
Rewarded upon completing Track Spies in Val Royeaux war table operation.

Heavy Warden Armor
Item Level 10
Rare Heavy Armor
111
111–119
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 7
Warrior only
Elf, dwarf, or human
Level 7
Inquisition: +8 Maximum Health
+13% Melee Defense

Trespasser: +11 Maximum Health
+3% Melee Defense
Rare random loot.
Can be looted in a chest inside Dennet's farm in the Hinterlands.
Note: Requires Deft Hands, Fine Tools Inquisition perk.
In Peace, Vigilance
Item Level 16
Unique Heavy Armor
187-195
187-195
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 13
Warrior only
Elf, dwarf, or human
Level 13
Inquisition: +18 Maximum Health
+29% Melee Defense
+3% Stagger on Being Hit
On dying: 5% chance to heal for half health

Trespasser: +24 Maximum Health
+7% Melee Defense
+4% Stagger on Being Hit
On dying: 5% chance to heal for half health

Looted from the Vinsomer High Dragon in the Storm Coast.

Inquisition Foot Soldier Armor
Item Level 6
Common Heavy Armor
71-73
71-73
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 2
Warrior only
Level 2
Inquisition: +6 Willpower
Trespasser: +2 Willpower
Can be purchased from Seggrit in Haven and the Merchant in Skyhold for
0000000090
90 Currency (Inquisition).
Masterwork Battlemaster Armor
Item Level 22
Unique Heavy Armor
254
254–264
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+9% Heal Bonus
+11% Melee Defense
+11% Ranged Defense
Increase maximum stamina by 15

Looted from the Hivernal High Dragon in Emprise du Lion.

Masterwork Battlemaster Mail
Item Level 19
Unique Heavy Armor
219
219–229
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+4% Magic Defense
+48 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
On hit: gain 3 guard
Randomly sold by the Redcliffe Armor and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000014212
14212 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Masterwork Vanguard Armor
Item Level 11
Unique Heavy Armor
133
133–142
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Empty Sigil (Requires Trespasser DLC)
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+3% Heal Bonus
+3% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense
Increase maximum stamina by 10

Looted from the the Mercenary Captain in the Grand Forest Villa in the Hinterlands, during the side quest The Mercenary Fortress.

Masterwork Vanguard Coat
Item Level 14
Unique Heavy Armor
164
164–173
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
+6 Constitution
+10% Heal Bonus
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Randomly sold by Havel in Val Royeaux and the Invisible Merchant in Skyhold for
0000002320
2320 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Masterwork Vanguard Mail
Item Level 13
Unique Heavy Armor
154-162
154-162
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+3% Magic Defense
+40 Maximum Health
+3% Melee Defense
On Hit: Gain 2 Guard

Looted in a chest at the top of Shimmer Stone Mine in the Western Approach.

Mercenary Coat
Item Level 1
Common Heavy Armor
044
44
None
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+6% Melee Defense

Random loot.
Acquired during the prologue if The Inquisitor is a warrior.

Nalthur's Armor
Item Level 16
Rare Heavy Armor
168-175
168-175
DLC only: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 13
Warrior only
Dwarf-Trained only
Level 13
DLC only: +157 Maximum Health
+3% Sunder When Hit

Trespasser: +47 Maximum Health
+4% Sunder When Hit
Looted from the southwest canister in the Legion of the Dead camp at the Storm Coast Fissure in the Deep Roads.
Note: Requires The Descent DLC.
Plate Mail of the Dragon Hunter
Item Level 24
Unique Heavy Armor
282-285
282-285
DLC only: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 21
Warrior only
Level 21
DLC only: +45% Magic Defense
5% chance to cast Fear on a hit

Trespasser: +12% Magic Defense
5% chance to cast Fear on a hit
Acquired in The Old Temple upon completing the quest Ameridan's End in the Frostback Basin.
Note: Requires Jaws of Hakkon DLC.
Reinforced Battlemaster Armor
Item Level 21
Common Heavy Armor
194-200
194-200
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
+11% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Reinforced Battlemaster Mail
Item Level 20
Common Heavy Armor
184
184–192
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 17
Warrior only
Level 17
+72 Maximum Health

Random loot.

Reinforced Defender Armor
Item Level 9
Rare Heavy Armor
103
103–109
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+3% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from Farris the Representative at Skyhold for
0000000246
246 Currency (Inquisition).
Reinforced Defender Armor
Item Level 4
Common Heavy Armor
058
58–63
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Empty Sigil (Requires Trespasser DLC)
None
Warrior only
None
+2% Melee Defense
+2% Ranged Defense

Iron Bull's initial starting armor.

Reinforced Vanguard Armor
Item Level 16
Common Heavy Armor
148-156
148-156
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+7 Melee Defense

Random loot.

Reinforced Vanguard Coat
Item Level 14
Common Heavy Armor
131
131–138
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 11
Warrior only
Level 11
+6 Constitution

Random loot.

Reinforced Vanguard Mail
Item Level 15
Common Heavy Armor
139-147
139-147
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 12
Warrior only
Level 12
+40 Maximum Health Random loot.
Can be purchased from Saphi in Val Royeaux, Havel in Val Royeaux and the Caer Bronach Merchant in Crestwood for
0000000586
586 Currency (Inquisition).
Revered Defender Armor
Item Level 26
Unique Heavy Armor
306-312
306-312
None
Level 20
Warrior only
Level 20
+45 Constitution
+5% Magic Defense
+5% Melee Defense
Abilities cost 10% less mana/stamina
Can be looted from a chest in the new area unlocked by the Deep Roads Expeditions: Buried Sea Bridge within the Bastion of the Pure.
Note: Requires The Descent DLC.
Scorched Bronze Armor
Item Level 1
Common Heavy Armor
044
44–46
Empty Sigil
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
-50% Fire Resistance

Armor can be looted off a dead soldier in Lady Shayna's Valley in the Hinterlands.

Shokra-taar
Item Level 6
Unique Heavy Armor
89-93
89-93
DLC only: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 2
None
Level 2
DLC only: +11% Melee Defense
+12% Ranged Defense

Trespasser: +2% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense

Acquired as part of the Spoils of the Qunari DLC.

Superior Battlemaster Armor
Item Level 22
Rare Heavy Armor
229
229–238
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+11% Melee Defense
+11% Ranged Defense

Random loot.

Superior Battlemaster Coat
Item Level 18
Rare Heavy Armor
187-195
187-195
Inquisition: Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+7 Constitution
+7% Heal Bonus

Random Loot from tier 2 or 3 chests.

Superior Battlemaster Mail
Item Level 19
Rare Heavy Armor
197-206
197-206
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+47 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense
Random loot.
Randomly sold by Saphi in Val Royeaux and the Canyon Merchant in the Hissing Wastes for
0000003691
3691 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superior Vanguard Armor
Item Level 16
Rare Heavy Armor
167
167–175
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+7% Melee Defense
+7% Ranged Defense
Can be purchased from the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for
0000004285
4285 Currency (Inquisition).
Randomly sold by Havel in Val Royeaux, Saphi in Val Royeaux and the Caer Bronach Merchant in Crestwood for
0000001714
1714 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Superior Vanguard Coat
Item Level 10
Rare Heavy Armor
112-119
112-119
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 7
Warrior only
Level 7
+3 Constitution
+3% Heal Bonus
Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Redcliffe Armor and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000000298
298 Currency (Inquisition).
Superior Vanguard Mail
Item Level 12
Rare Heavy Armor
129-137
129-137
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+39 Maximum Health
+4% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Templar Commander Armor
Item Level 13
Rare Heavy Armor
138
138–146
Inquisition: None
Trespasser: Empty Sigil
Level 10
Warrior only
Human-Trained only
Level 10
Inquisition: +20% Magic Defense
+5% Spirit Resistance

Trespasser: +6% Magic Defense
+7% Spirit Resistance

Looted in cave in the Western Approach upon completion of the quest On the Chantry Trail.
Rewarded upon completing Stop Venatori Fire Ship war table operation.

The Divine
Item Level 24
Unique Armor
278-281
278-281
Empty Sigil
Cassandra only (Conditional)
Vivienne only (Conditional)
+12% Melee Defense
+12 Willpower
On hit: Gain 5 guard
Automatically worn by either Cassandra or Vivienne upon rejoining the Inquisitor's party after leaving the Winter Palace; but only if either were elected as The Divine.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Vanguard Armor
Item Level 12
Common Heavy Armor
115
115–122
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+6% Melee Defense Random loot.
Can be purchased from Havel in Val Royeaux and the Caer Bronach Merchant in Crestwood for
0000000234
234 Currency (Inquisition).
Vanguard Coat
Item Level 10
Common Heavy Armor
103-104
103-104
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 7
Warrior only
Level 7
+3 Constitution

Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Caer Bronach merchant in Crestwood.

Vanguard Mail
Item Level 11
Common Heavy Armor
108-113
108-113
Empty Heavy Arms
Empty Heavy Legs
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+20 Melee Defense Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Redcliffe Armor and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000000199
199 Currency (Inquisition).

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