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For item properties in Dragon Age II, see Item properties (Dragon Age II).

Attributes Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X to all attributes Legion of the Dead Heraldry, Key to the City, Vigilance, Illumination, Seeker's Chain, Helm of Honnleath, Spellfury Adds the stated amount to each one of your attributes. See Attributes.
+X strength Boots of the Sentinel, Clamshell Plate Armor, Golem Shell Armor, Sentinel armor set, Dawn Adds the stated amount to all your Strength attribute. See Strength on the attributes page.
+X dexterity Heartwood Bow, Corruption, The Felon's Coat, Fingers of the Nimble, Nimble armor set, Stormchaser armor set Adds the stated amount to all your Dexterity attribute. See Dexterity on the attributes page.
+X willpower Diligence Armor Set, Ring of Discipline Adds the stated amount to all your Willpower attribute. See Willpower on the attributes page.
+X magic Spellweaver, Toque of the Oblivious Adds the stated amount to all your Magic attribute. See Magic on the attributes page.
+X cunning Heartwood Bow, Cap of the Nimble, Quicksilver (helmet), The Slippery Ferret's Gloves, Dusk Adds the stated amount to all your Cunning attribute. See Cunning on the attributes page.
+X constitution Hirol's Defense armor set, Venture, Blood-Gorged Amulet, Scout's Medal, Discipline Mastery Ring Set Adds the stated amount to all your Constitution attribute. See Constitution on the attributes page.

Combat Sub-AttributesEdit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X armor Reaper's Vestments Increases your armor by the stated amount. See Armor.
+X armor penetration Chasind Great Maul, Misery, Spear-Thrower, Starfang (greatsword), Starfang (longsword), Thorn of the Dead Gods, Tooth of the Mountain-Father, Gloves of Guile Increases your armor penetration by the stated amount. See combat mechanics.
+X attack Asala, Dragonbrand, Dragonspite, Far Song, Longshot, Misery, Ser Alvard's Sword Increases your attack by the stated amount. The probability of a melee hit is (54 + (Attack - Defense)) / 100. For ranged attacks, the Missile Deflection value is used for defense instead.
+X defense Blackblade Tunic, Fadewalker, Heartwood Shield, Landsmeet Shield, The Libertarian's Cowl, Magus War Boots, Partha, Stormchaser armor set, Venture, Winter Boots Increases your defense by the stated amount. The probability of a melee hit is (54 + (Attack - Defense)) / 100.
+X defense against missiles
+X missile deflection
Chance to avoid missile attacks
+X missile avoidance
Cailan's Shield, Evon the Great's Mail, Fleet Feet, Havard's Aegis, Heartwood Shield, Partha, Wolf Treads, Magister's Shield Increases your Missile Deflection stat by the stated amount. The probability of a ranged hit is (54 + (Attack - Missile Defense)) / 100. All 4 properties are functionally identical, despite having differing names.
-X% fatigue Cailan's Armor Set, Wade's Superior Dragonskin Armor Set, Endurance Rune, Rough-Hewn Pendant, Spirit Band Decreases fatigue by the stated amount. This can give you negative fatigue making so your talents/spells actually cost less to activate. See Fatigue.
+X spellpower Spellfury, Ring of Mastery Increases your spellpower by the stated amount. See Spellpower.
+X stamina Chasind Great Maul, Nug Crusher, Staff of the Lost Increases your stamina by the stated amount. Stamina bonuses also increase a mage's mana.

Regeneration Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X stamina regeneration in combat Avvar dagger set, Cailan's Arms, Partha - Kallak set, Stormchaser Gauntlets, Wade's Superior Heavy Dragonscale armor set, Andruil's Blessing Items that say they regenerate stamina, can regenerate mana. If an item has both stamina and mana regeneration, the two effects stack. See Regeneration.
+X mana regeneration in combat Heart of the Forest, Staff of the Magister Lord, Andruil's Blessing Items that say they regenerate mana, can regenerate stamina. If an item has both stamina and mana regeneration, the two effects stack. See Regeneration.
+X health regeneration in combat Cailan's armor set, Lifegiver, Subtle Severity ring set See Regeneration.
+X health regeneration while exploring The Spellward, Lifegiver See Regeneration.

Damage Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X damage Chasind Great Maul, The Edge, Demonslayer, Longshot Adds bonus damage, which applies to both weapons or a shield and is not multiplied by a critical hit/backstab. Contributes to CharacterDmgBonus with a cap of +100 damage.
+X damage from each element Elemental Rune Modified by respective +X% elemental damage and target's elemental resistances.
+X all weapon damage Small Clear Fire Crystal, Small Flawless Fire Crystal, Small Brilliant Fire Crystal
+X cold damage Keening Blade, Voice of Velvet, The Winter Blade, Ice Arrow, Ice Bolt Modified by +X% cold damage and target's cold resistance.
+X fire damage Aodh, Avvar dagger set, The Mother's Chosen, Fire Arrow, Fire Bolt Modified by +X% fire damage and target's fire resistance.
+X electricity damage Spellweaver, Kallak Modified by +X% electricity damage and target's electricity resistance.
+X nature damage The Veshialle, Daisycutter, Arrow of Filth Modified by +X% nature damage and target's nature resistance.
+X damage vs. dragons Yusaris, Dragonbrand, Duncan's Dagger, Dragonspite
+X damage vs. darkspawn Axe of the Grey, High Constable's Mace, Maric's Blade, Dwarven Defender, Darkspawn Ravager
+X damage vs. undead Topsider's Honor, Demonslayer
+X damage vs. beasts Beastmaster, The Green Blade
Increased damage vs. demons Imperium Crossbow (PC version)
Massive damage to darkspawn Sureshot Bolt It deals an extra 10-20 damage versus Darkspawn.
+X% fire damage Staff of the Magister Lord, Call of the Inferno, Cinderfel Gauntlets, Oven Mitts, Ring of Faith, Ash Capped at +30% in Origins and +50% in Awakening.
+X% cold damage Winter's Breath, Lamppost in Winter, Ashen Gloves, Oven Mitts, Frostshear, Icicle Capped at +30% in Origins and +50% in Awakening.
+X% electricity damage Heaven's Wrath, Storm Talons, Shock Treatment, Dalish Battery, Silver Cog Capped at +30% in Origins and +50% in Awakening.
+X% nature damage Sylvan's Mercy, Silk Weave Gloves, Spirit of the Woods, Ring of Selection, Earthbound Capped at +30% in Origins and +50% in Awakening.
+X% spirit damage Staff Of The Magister Lords, Staff of the Lost, Black Hand Gauntlets, Spirit of the Woods, Dreamsever, Soulbound Capped at +30% in Origins and +50% in Awakening.
Converts all damage to fire damage Small Fire Crystals
Converts all damage to cold damage Small Ice Crystals
Converts all damage to electricity damage Small Lightning Crystals
Converts all damage to nature damage Small Nature Crystals
Converts all damage to spirit damage Small Spirit Crystals

Resistance Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X physical resistance The Summer Sword, Cailan's armor set, Clamshell Plate Armor, The Felon's Coat, Golem Shell Armor, Heartwood Shield, Landsmeet Shield, Rock-Knocker, Sentinel armor set, Trickster's armor set, Deadhead Charge, Faulty Amulet See Resistances.
+X mental resistance Dead Metal Bucket, Reinforced Magus Cowl (Origins), Faulty Amulet See Resistances.
+X% spell resistance
Chance to ignore hostile magic
Cap of the Nimble, Knight Commander's Plate, Soulbound, The Spellward See Resistances.
+X% nature resistance Andruil's Blessing, Heart of Witherfang, Ring of Ages, Sash of Power, Varathorn's Amulet See Resistances.
+X% fire resistance Aodh, Ser Alvard's Sword, Yusaris, Breastplate of Hirol's Defense, Firestompers, Golem Shell Armor, Oven Mitts, Reaper's Vestments, Ring of Ages, Sash of Power, Smith's Heart See Resistances.
X% cold resistance Winter's Breath, Wintersbreath, Oven Mitts, Winter Boots, Icicle, Ring of Ages, Sash of Power, Shiver See Resistances.
+X% electricity resistance Landsmeet Shield, Stormchaser Gauntlets, Stormchaser armor set, Trickster's Boots, Caridin's Cage, Ring of Ages, Sash of Power, Sleeper See Resistances.
+X% spirit resistance Topsider's Honor, Ancient Elven Helm, Corruption, Spirit of the Woods, Ring of Ages, Soulbound See Resistances.

Dodging Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X% chance to dodge attacks Voice of Velvet, Cailan's Greaves, First Enchanter's Cowl (Origins), Evon the Great's Mail, Fleet Feet, Reaper's Vestments, The Spellward No restriction to class or character. Acts as an additional dodge chance on top of defense, e.g. 25% chance to dodge attacks will cause 25% of attacks to miss, and the remainder are then checked vs defense. May not work against all abilities (such as Ogre grabs).

Critical and Backstab Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X% melee critical chance Fang, The Rose's Thorn, Talon of the Skies, The Veshialle, Voice of Velvet, Pushback Strikers, The Slippery Ferret's Gloves Also, modified by specialization, talents, and spells.
+X% ranged critical chance Whitewood Bow, Misery, Longshot, The Long Sight, Fingers of the Nimble, The Slippery Ferret's Gloves Also, modified by talents and spells.
+X% critical/backstab damage Dumat's Spine, The Rose's Thorn, Valos Atredum, Voice of Velvet, Cailan's Gauntlets, Deep Roads Girdle, Fingers of the Nimble, Red Jenny Seekers, Warden Commander Armor Also, modified by talents and spells with a cap of +200%.
Improves backstabs Orlesian Purse-Cutter Grants rogue characters the talent Coup De Grace while the item is equipped. If the character already owns this talent, it does nothing.

Tome Properties Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+X attribute point Tome of the Mortal Vessel, Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes
+1 skill point, +1 attribute point (console version only) Tome of Skill and Sundry, Formari Tome
+1 talent point (Rogue/Warrior), +1 attribute point (console version only) Tome of Physical Technique
+1 spell, +1 attribute point (console version only) Tome of Arcane Technique
+1 spell (Mages), +1 attribute point (console version only) Tome of Ethereal Suggestion

Gold and XP Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
+50% XP bonus from codex Archivist's Sash Increases the XP gained from each codex entry by fifty percent. See Experience.
Increase experience from codex Decoder Ring Increases the XP gained from each codex entry by an unknown amount. See Experience.
+1% XP Gained Memory Band Increases the XP gained from each task by one percent. Because the game will always round fractions down, you will not have any benefits from wearing the Memory Band, if you gain less than 100 experience points. See Experience.
Increases monetary gain Guildmaster's Belt, Pearl of the Anointed, Dwarven Merchant's Belt It does not have to be equipped to be effective but it does have to be in your inventory.

Enemy Debuff Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
Chance of paralysis
Possible paralysis
Paralyze runes, Corrupted Magister's Staff
Chance to knock target back The Summer Sword, Knockback Bolt
Chance to reduce movement speed Slow runes
Chance to stun Nug Crusher, Skull Crusher, Valos Atredum, Elf-Flight Arrow

Other Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
Absorbs damage Heartwood Shield, Landsmeet Shield
Rapid aim Dragonspite, Far Song, Heartwood Bow, Longshot, Misery, Spellfury, Armsman's Tensioner, Fingers of the Nimble, Repeater Gloves Decreases aim speed by a set number of seconds. The number of seconds varies between weapons.
Increases hostillity Cadash Stompers Adds 5 additional points of threat per hit for the user. See Threat. This property is only implemented for the Cadash Stompers, for all other items it does not work.
Increases attack speed Momentum Rune
Flank immunity Diligence Rune, Griffon's Ensemble Makes you fully immune to being flanked. See Flanking and Backstabbing.
Improves Blood Magic Blood Ring, Robes of Avernus, Blood Promise, Sash of Forbidden Secrets 25% lower health cost to activate a spell when using blood magic. This is not stackable.
Poison: Venom Blightblood Similar to Venom poison coating, but lasts indefinitely. Blightblood will permanently lose its venom effect if any poison is applied to it (only fix is to revert to a previous save.)
Interrupts spellcasting Andraste's Arrows, Dead Thaig Shanker
Generates cleansing aura Pelerine Slip-Knife
+50% chance to ignite target Ser Alvard's Sword

Aesthetic/Unimplemented Edit

Property Significant Examples Effects Notes
Lucky Axameter, Ornamental Sword Unimplemented
Messy kills Ageless Unimplemented
Increases hostility and intimidation Ageless Not implemented and thus unworking. See Threat.
Reduces hostility Ugly Boots, Bard's Dancing Shoes Not implemented and thus unworking. See Threat.
Telekinetic Daisycutter Gives the weapon the same visual effect as Telekinetic Weapons, but apparently no gameplay bonuses.
Low morale Butterfly Sword, Uncrushable Pigeon, Ugly Boots
Rainbow power Butterfly Sword Cosmetic Effect Gives the weapon a rainbow glow effect.
Attracts butterflies Butterfly Sword Cosmetic Effect Surrounds the weapon with a particle effect looking like butterflies.
To remove, use key Chastity Belt Forces you to use the Key to Zevran's Chastity Belt to remove it from him.
Radiates cold Winter's Breath, Wintersbreath Cosmetic Effect Gives the weapon the same special effect as applied by Frost Weapons and Frost runes.
High morale King Maric's Shield
+X% to healing effects received Effort, Lifegiver, Panacea None This ability is bugged and thus does nothing. See +X Healing Received Bug.
Weakens nearby darkspawn Ageless, Asturian's Might, Maric's Blade Penalty to attack and defense of darkspawn in vicinity . This ability is bugged. A fix is available via a mod.

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