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For other games, see Shield Bash (Origins) and Shield Bash (Dragon Age II).


Shield Bash is a warrior ability from the Weapon and Shield tree in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Information Edit

  • Damage: 300% weapon damage
  • Bonus damage vs. guard: 800%
  • Cooldown time: 8 seconds
  • Cost: 35 stamina
  • Range: 4 meters
  • Armor bonus: 30%

Upgrades Edit

Shield Bash (Inquisition) Ring the Bell
Activated
Range: 4 meters
Requires: Shield Bash
You now lunge forward with Shield Bash, and you do even greater damage to an enemy's guard.

Bonus damage vs. guard: 400%
Shield Bash (Inquisition) Crippling Smash
Upgrade
Requires: Trespasser
An enemy struck by Shield Bash now does no damage with its next attack.

Duration: 10 seconds

Items Edit

Crafting materials Edit

Name Tier Effect Acquisition
Fade-Touched Serpentstone (Shield Bash) 1 2% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit.
Fade-Touched Veridium (Shield Bash) 2 5% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit.
Fade-Touched Stormheart (Shield Bash) 3 10% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit.

Weapons Edit

Name Damage Enhancements Upgrades Requires Acquisition
Smash
Item Level 18
Rare Maul
209–220
(211–222 DPS)
+17 Strength
2% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Haft
Empty Pommel
Empty Rune
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15

Random loot.

Tenasarin
Item Level 19
Unique Bow
132-137
(149-155 DPS)
+9% Critical Damage Bonus
+17 Dexterity
2% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip
Empty Rune
Level 16
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 16
Can be purchased from the Merchant in Skyhold for
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11110 Currency (Inquisition) upon acquiring the ability to craft masterworks.

Notes Edit

  • Impact detonator ability: use on incapacitated foes for a combo.
  • Despite the use of the word "bash" and the broken shield icon, you need to use interact button to break down walls. Any warrior can do this, even if they don't have the Shield Bash skill. The same is true of the "Destroy" action in Seeing Red.
  • Although the base damage is lower than that of Hidden Blades, the fact that this is a detonator makes this ability more valuable on a Masterwork for Mages.