Dragon Age Inquisition Ranking Tips, Force, Secrets, Inquisition, Connection Perks

By   /   Nov 19, 2014

In Dragon Age Inquisition, there is more to the game’s development system than your conventional party leveling. On the War Table, as your Inquisition grows in size and stature, so will your influence and rank.

Rank is basically experience that is earned on the war table, which can be spent on various Perks that will aid you in certain ways.

While this is away from the main combat and exploration scenarios, it can have certain direct and indirect effects on it.

Also, this game is much more than just what you do on foot, so expanding your Inquisition through the ranking system is ideal for your quests on the War Table.

For more help on Dragon Age Inquisition, read our Agents Locations, Specializations Quests, Abilities, Behaviors and Attributes, and Romance Guide.

Dragon Age Inquisition Ranking Tips

Ranks are acquired after a certain number of Influence points have been accumulated. When you gain a rank, you also gain a Perk point. These Perk points can then be spent on Perks.

There are for perk categories – those associated with Cullen, those with Leliana, those with Josephine, and one with yourself. In terms of names, these categories are Forces, Secrets, Connections, and Inquisition.

Not all perks are available right from the start though – certain ones have prerequisites in the same category, which means that you’ll have to work your through the perks to actually get the higher tier ones.

Perk points are sadly a rarity, so you have to be very careful in which ones you choose. You’re likely to get around 10 to 12 Perk points in a standard game, and each perk costs around 1 point (except for agent perks).

Agent-based perks do not cost Perk points, but count toward the total points required to unlock advanced perks. For this reason, you should recruit as many agents as you can.

Force Perks – Cullen

Advanced Focus
Increase maximum focus from 100 to 200. Second-tier focus effect for abilities can now be triggered.

Antivan-Stitched Saddle
Proper tack of fine Antivan leather, custom-fitted to both horse and rider, significantly increases resistance to being unseated.

Clemence, the Tranquil (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Cullen to complete operations.

Loranil (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes Cullen to complete operations.

Lord Berand (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Cullen to complete operations.

Mage Schematics
Many mages from all over Thedas have joined the Inquisition, hoping for some degree of order and protection. Reverse engineering their robes and staves will provide new, rare schematics.

Massache’s Method
Grants a 5% increase in XP earned from killing foes.

Master Focus
Increase maximum focus for all party members from 200 to 300. Third-tier focus effect for abilities can now be triggered.

Michel de Chevin (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes Cullen to complete operations.

More Healing Potions
Increase the maximum number of potions the party can carry by four.

Rider’s Posture
Training in proper weight distribution during hard riding significantly increases resistance to being unseated.

Rogue Schematics
Many of Leliana’s new agents bring gear from their previous employers. Gathering their collective gains will provide new, rare schematics.

Ser Barris (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes Cullen to complete operations.

The Blades of Hessarian (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Cullen to complete operations.

True Grit
All party members gain a 10% increase to all defenses.

Underworld Knowledge
Opens up new dialogue options related to criminal activities and grants +50% XP for each codex entry unlocked.

Vale’s Irregulars (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes Cullen to complete operations.

Warrior Schematics
Sellswords, templars, chevaliers: The Inquisition’s forces come from wide-ranging backgrounds. Scour the troops’ arms and armors for new, rare schematics.

Secrets Perks – Leliana

A Magister in Disgrace (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Arcane Knowledge
Grants +50% XP for each codex entry unlocked.

Deft Hands, Fine Tools
Allows all rogues in the party to open masterwork locks.

Eagle-Eyed
Grants a significant increase to the discovery range of the searching action.

Enhanced Studies
Grants an additional +50% XP for each foe studied, including those already completed (applied retroactively).

Forward Scouts
Reveals additional landmarks and points of interest on the maps of every area.

Frederic of Serault (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Master Herbalists
Combat training, top-line equipment, and experience in both allow Inquisition herbalists to find the rarest of specimens. A large collection of rare herbs will be delivered for personal use.

Optimal Cutting
Grants a 10% chance to receive herbs with each harvest.

Servis (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Smuggler Tanner (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Speaker Anais (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

The Eager Recruit (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Trainee Herbalists
Gain a collection of tier 1 herbs.

Veteran Herbalists
Survival and harsh environment training will push Inquisition herbalists to gather more exotic and rare plants. As part of the training push, a large collection of uncommon herbs will be delivered for personal use.

Witty Ritts (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Leliana to complete operations.

Connections Perks – Josephine

A Favor for a Favor
From an expanding network of contacts among artisans, suppliers, and noble patrons, merchants will offer the Inquisition a 10% discount on their goods.

Barter by Belle (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Elite Clientele
Shops offer to buy and sell for 15% better prices.

Enchanter Ellendra (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Exacting Buyers
A little shrewd negotiation will allow Inquisition procurers to buy a shipment of high-quality materials for their craftspeople.

Fairbanks (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Friends in High Places
Merchants will send messengers when they have sales at their stores, in hopes the Inquisitor will put in an appearance.

Lord Berand (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Nobility Knowledge
Grants +50% XP for each codex entry unlocked.

Only the Finest
A word to the right people, and our Inquisition procurers can bid at auction on the very highest-quality, rare materials for their craftspeople.

Sky Watcher (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Speaker Anais (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

Sterling Reputation
Merchants will pay the Inquisition 10% more for items sold to them.

The Noble Cadaver (Agent)
Reduces by 5% the time it takes for Josephine to complete operations.

The Rare Stocks
Inquisition procurers can leverage the organization’s reputation to purchase a shipment of rare and valuable raw materials for crafting.

The Short List
Merchants eager to win favor from the Inquisition will give access to special offers for rare inventory.

Inquisition Perks

Antivan Tailoring
Increases inventory capacity by 15.

Deeds Renown
A better network of bards and criers makes every Inquisition deed garner more power across Thedas.

Exclusive Training
Gain 1 combat talent point, for the Inquisitor only.

History Knowledge
Grants an additional +50% XP for each codex entry found.

Horsemaster Dennet (Agent)
Dennet lends his considerable experience with the training and handling of various steeds for the Inquisition.

Imperial Court Tailoring
Increases inventory capacity by 15.

Tempered Glass Flasks
Adds one more potion slot for all party members.

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