Pinning Shot is a rogue talent from the Archery tree in Dragon Age II.

Information Edit

  • Physical damage: 1.7x base damage
  • Physical force: 2x
  • Pinning chance: 80% vs. normal enemies
  • Duration: 8s

Upgrades Edit

Pinning Shot DA2 Rapid Pinning Shot
Duration: 10s
Cooldown: 15s
The archer can now use Pinning Shot more frequently, and affected enemies are held immobile for long period.

Duration: +2s (total: 10s)

Cooldown: -5s (total. 15s)

Pinning Shot DA2 Disorienting Shot
Requires: Level 8
Requires:3 points in Archery
The damage inflicted by Pinning Shot becomes so severe that it often leaves enemies unable to defend themselves.

Physical damage: +0.85x (total: 2.55x)

DISORIENT chance: 100%

Notes Edit

  • Activation is a fixed stamina value.
  • If you upgrade Pinning Shot with Disorienting Shot, the disoriented status is only inflicted if the target is pinned.
  • Any damage inflicted after the target is pinned/disoriented removes the pinned/disoriented status.
  • Since damage from bleeding, elemental runes, Deathroot Toxin and Elemental Weapons is inflicted after the target is pinned, having any of those on the archer automatically removes the pinned/disoriented status after less than a second. This mechanic makes the ability unwieldy for cross-class combos and crowd control.