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Mounts are a mode of transportation available to the Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

There are different types of mounts and each type can take a different amount of melee hits before unsaddling you and disappearing, with horses taking one blow, harts taking two, dracolisks three, and nuggalopes four. [1] This is the only distinction among mounts; they otherwise have the same speed, turning radius and other characteristics. Some mounts are available only in the Digital Deluxe edition of the game. Companions don't have mounts and disappear while the Inquisitor is mounted. There is no party banter in this mode. The mounts can be changed next to the smith in Haven and by the stable in Skyhold.

Some mounts can be bought from the mounts merchant next to the stables at Skyhold. You need to first convince Master Dennet to come to Skyhold with you. Certain mounts may be synchronized across playthroughs using the Golden Nug.

Types Edit

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Armoured Mount

Horses Edit

  • Fereldan Forder – A proud animal, the Fereldan Forder ranges well beyond its namesake, at home in stables and armies across Thedas. Acquired after speaking to Master Dennet in the Hinterlands for the first time.
  • Taslin Strider – A refined breed common in the warm climes of Antiva. Suited to long distances and spirited charges. Available for free once Master Dennet is hired by the Inquisition. It can be "purchased" for
    0 Currency (Inquisition) from the signpost near the stables in Haven.
  • Green Dales Feral – A fine example of a breed rarely seen on the field. Descended from stock that escaped during the Qunari incursions in the north. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Dalish All-Bred – A hardy and sure-footed mount. Fiercely loyal, fully trained examples are highly prized, despite the breed's humble origins. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Orlesian Courser – Spirited, with a lineage longer than most noble names. The pride of many a chevalier. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Amaranthine Charger - Spirited but not unruly; an uncommon mount sure to impress. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Free Marches Ranger – A recently recognized breed coordinated by several Free Marchers city-state; the largest numbers pass through Tantervale. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Anderfel Courser – Originally bred for the Grey Wardens, this uncommon breed is highly prized across Thedas. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Imperial Warmblood – An imposing mount descended from stock and spread across Thedas during the height of Tevinter expansion. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Inquisition Barded Charger – Best of breed, clad in the barding of a master. Mount and armor are tailored for each other. One of a kind, and it knows it. Available as part of Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition.
  • Frostback Mountain Horse - Fierce, loyal, and not quite tame; just the way the Avvar prefer. Requires Spoils of the Avvar DLC.
  • Asaarash - Fast and resilient, these horses of Rivaini stock are used by the Qunari military for carrying messages to outposts across the war-torn island of Seheron. Requires Spoils of the Qunari DLC.

Dracolisks Edit

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  • Hunter Shade Dracolisk – Rarely seen, the Hunter Shade Dracolisk is hardy and powerful. It requires a disciplined rider to take advantage of its skittish nature. Available by completing war table operation The Hunter Shade Dracolisk in Orlais, unlocked after researching Bonus Damage Against Dragons by turning in creature research items from dragonlings or dragons.
  • Abyssal Hang-Tooth – At home in the Western Approach, none of its kind can be called "common." Responsive, but not shy about testing the reins. Available for purchase at Skyhold after capturing Caer Bronach in Crestwood.
  • Basking Longma – A rare northern variant. Tevinter made efforts to breed them, but found them too spirited for riders without the will to match. Available for purchase at Skyhold after capturing Suledin Keep in Emprise du Lion.
  • Blue River Bane – While others of its species can be too wild to approach, this mount has been expertly trained while losing none of its spirit. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Desert Lightning – Uncommon, fierce, and fast. An incredible find. Available for purchase at Skyhold after capturing Griffon Wing Keep in the Western Approach.
  • Sharp-Tail – Rare coloration for a Dracolisk. A particularly hardy mount. Available for purchase at Skyhold.
  • Mountain Dracolisk - Teeth sharper than winter wind, but a steady beast for a bold enough rider. Requires Spoils of the Avvar DLC.

Harts Edit

Exotics Edit

Notes Edit

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  • In promotional materials the Red Hart is incorrectly named "Red Hart Halla". Mike Laidlaw has confirmed that this is an error.[2]
  • Mounts can be used to bring stranded companions up to wherever the lead character is by summoning the mount, mounting and dismounting.
  • Mounts and mounted characters do not take falling damage and thus, the mount can be used to jump off high cliffs and structures.
  • A mage that is equipped with Ring of Doubt and armor or weaponry that was made with Fade-Touched Craggy Skin (which increases speed while in stealth by 75%) can run indefinitely at speeds significantly faster than a mount. Unlike normal game play, the controlled character moves faster when jumping and/or with their weapon unsheathed. Frequently using the search function while running will keep the character from re-sheathing their weapon.

See also Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Mounts
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: A Horsemaster's Notes on Mounts

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition demo E3 2014
  2. Mike Laidlaw Twitter

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