Hidden Blades is a rogue ability from the Assassin specialization in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Information Edit

  • Number of Hits: 3
  • Damage per Hit: 300% weapon damage
  • Cooldown time: 32 seconds
  • Cost: 65 Stamina

Upgrade Edit

Hidden Blades inq icon Overkill
Requires: Hidden Blades
You use Hidden Blades faster and more easily, launching even more strikes on your victim.

Cooldown Reduction: 4 seconds
Additional Hits: 3
Hidden Blades inq icon No Witnesses
Requires: Trespasser
Hidden Blades now also damages enemies near the primary target.

Crafting materials Edit

Name Tier Effect Acquisition
Fade-Touched Velveteen (Hidden Blades) 1 10% chance to use Hidden Blades on a hit, with 3 added hits.
Fade-Touched Ring Velvet (Hidden Blades) 2 10% chance to use Hidden Blades on a hit, with 4 added hits.
Fade-Touched Plush Fustian Velvet (Hidden Blades) 3 10% chance to use Hidden Blades on a hit, with 5 added hits.

Notes Edit

  • The No Witnesses upgrade has great synergy with equipment that grants the Guard On Hit ability. Using it on a medium-sized cluster of enemies can fill a rogue's guard bar almost instantly, giving them a significant survivability boost. Anything crafted from Fade-Touched Silverite is particularly effective.
  • However, the ability's graphics effects are quite resource-intensive, especially when No Witnesses is active. Using it against too many enemies at once can instantly crash the game even on high-end systems.

Bugs Edit

  • May be used as precision detonator (possibly Eldritch) against incapacitated opponents for a combo.