Specializations are sub-class choices that further define and customize characters in the Dragon Age series. They open access to new talents based upon the character's base class (Warrior, Mage or Rogue).
In Dragon Age II, specialization points are granted at every seventh level (7, 14). Each companion has one exclusive specialization, which cannot be passed on to others, with the exception of Bethany and Carver, who gain the Force Mage and Templar specialization that Hawke may choose. Companions are unable to learn an extra specialization.