Dragon Age Inquisition War Table Operations and Missions Guide – Tips, Rewards, How to Unlock

By   /   Nov 27, 2014

Your War Table is located in the Skyhold where your War Council gathers round a large table displaying the whole map of Southern Thedas.

You can task your three Advisors to conduct operations in Orlais and Ferelden to grow the Inquisition, gain rewards, and unlock more operations.

You can complete two types of operations at the War Table: Scouting Operations and Missions. Always make sure to see the completion time required by a particular War Table Operation before sending one of your Advisors.

For more help on Dragon Age Inquisition, read our Rare Crafting Materials Farming, CrestWood Side Quests Guide, Forbidden Oasis Side Quests and Merchants Guide.

Dragon Age Inquisition War Table Operations

Scouting Operations essentially revolve around exploring new areas and unlocking new locales which require Power. After choosing a Scouting Operation, you will be asked to select an Advisor to overlook the whole operation.

Scouting Operation does not take any time of your Advisors and are completed in an instant. Your Advisor can still perform different tasks while overlooking a Scouting Operation.

Unlike Scouting Operations, Missions require real-time of your Advisors or their Agents and expand the stories of the Inquisition. The Mission screen will detail everything there is to learn about the mission. It is recommended that you give it a read and select the best candidate to complete a Mission. Here is a quick rundown of your Advisors’ strengths:

  • Josephine – a diplomat who has many different connections
  • Cullen – an ex-templar who relies on force to bring down the enemy forces
  • Leliana – she is the spymaster of the Inquisition and utilizes her birds to divulge important information

After a War Table Operation has been completed, you will receive a notification on your screen. You can then return to War Table and collect your rewards which often include gold, influence, your party members’ approval, and different pieces of equipment.

Character Race Operations

Dwarf

The Carta Gets Its Cut
How to Unlock: Be a Draft Inquisitor
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will acquire influence and it is better to use Secrets specialist

You receive word from an old partner from the Carta Clan that its leader thinks you ran off with his Lyrium.

Business with the Carta
How to Unlock: Do not take Cullen’s option during The Carta Gets Its Cut
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Complete this operation to receive Bladed Greatsword Grip and it is better to use Secrets specialist

Your old partner from the Carta Clan informs you about a trade of Lyrium happening on the Storm Coast

The Dasher
How to Unlock: Complete Business with the Carta and Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will acquire Dwarven Longsword Grip and you can use any specialist you want

Your old partner from the Carta Clan informs you that its leader is about to attack the Inquisition meeting with the Orzammar

Elf

Contact Clan Lavellan
How to Unlock: You need to be an Elf Inquisitor
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will receive Blood Lotus and Influence and it is better to complete this operation with Forces specialist

Your Dalish clan will contact the Inquisitor while thinking of you as a prisoner. Therefore, refrain from sending Cullen to complete it

Protect Clan Lavellan
How to Unlock: Complete Contact Clan Lavellan
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: It is better to complete this operation using Connections specialist

Your Dalish Clan will report issues with bandits. Send either Cullen or Leliana to complete this operation with ease

Investigate Duke Antoine of Wycome
How to Unlock: Complete Protect Clan Lavellan
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence from this operation and it is better to use Connections specialist

Leliana will inform you that Duke Antoine is preparing to launch an attack on the Dalish Clan. Refrain from using Cullen and use Josephine to solve the issue without any bloodshed

Stop Purge of Wycome’s Elves
How to Unlock: Complete Investigate Duke Antoine of Wycome
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain Influence from this operation and it is better to use Secrets specialist

You will come to know about the miserable condition of elves both in Wycome and in your clan. A direct approach is not recommended at all. You need to use Leliana to complete this operation with ease

Break Venatori Hold on Wycome
How to Unlock: Complete Protect Clan Lavellan using Cullen
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence from this operation and it is better to use Connections specialist

Lady Guinevere Volant is in trouble and you need to use Leliana’s spies to save her life. Using Josephine will lead to her death

Restore Order in Wycome
How to Unlock: Complete Break Venatori Hold on Wycome using Leliana
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence from this operation and it is better to use Secrets specialist

You will receive a letter from Lady Guinevere in which she will warn you against using soldiers and will ask you to let the Dalish Elves overthrow Duke Antoine. You need to use Leliana to complete this mission as using Cullen will get your clan killed

Protect Clan Lavellan and Wycome
How to Unlock: Complete Restore Order in Wycome, Here Lies the Abyss, and Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will receive Influence and Royal Sixteen by completing this mission and it is better to use Connections specialist

You will come to know about free cities in Free Marches and their plans to crush elves. You need to use Cullen to fortify the city and crush Free Marches forces.

Qunari

A Job for the Valo-kas Mercenaries
How to Unlock: Reached Skyhold
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will receive Blightwasp Vitaar and it is better to use Forces Specialist

Your old friends will ask you for a job. Help them out!

The Missing Blades of the Valo-Kas
How to Unlock: Complete A Job for the Valo-kas Mercenaries, Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts or Here Lies the Abyss
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: It is better to use Connections specialist

Some of your old friends have gone missing. Send someone from the Inquisition to find out what is happening.

Freeing the Valo-Kas Mercenaries
How to Unlock: Complete The Missing Blades of the Valo-kas
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will receive Qunari Slasher Grip and it is better to use Forces specialist

You have found your old friends, but they are held captive by some dangerous people. Send someone from the Inquisition to deal with them.

Human

Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans
How to Unlock: You need to be a Human Inquisitor
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence and complete this operation with any specialist

Your relatives are getting a little too proud of you and have begun threatening other people in your name. Send any of the Advisors to deal with the situation.

Mediate Between Ostwick Noble Families
How to Unlock: Complete Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans using Josephine, complete Your Heart Shall Burn, and have Inquisition Rank 4
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence with this operation and it is better to complete this using Secrets specialist

Your relatives in the Free Marches want your diplomats to do something family feud. You can use any of your Advisors to complete it, but Josephine and Cullen will come out with better results.

Deal with an Unexpected Gift
How to Unlock: Complete Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts or Here Lies the Abyss, Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans, and Mediate Between Ostwick Noble Families
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Ostwick’s nobility has gifted you land which you must investigate before accepting – Josephine is better suited for this operation.

Protect the Inquisition’s Reputation
How to Unlock: Complete Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans using Leliana, In Your Heart Shall Burn, and have Inquisition Rank 4
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence with this operation and it is better to complete this using Forces specialist

Some of the relatives are spreading rumors about the Inquisition. Cullen will complete this operation within the blink of an eye, but Leliana and Josephine will come out with better results.

Stop Bann Dorner from Spying
How to Unlock: Complete Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts or Here Lies the Abyss, Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans, and Protect the Inquisition’s Reputation
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence with this operation

You will come to know that Bann Dorner has been spying on the Inquisition. Send Leliana to send a message and complete this simple operation.

Stop Albrecht Harassing Messengers
How to Unlock: Complete Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans using Cullen, In Your Heart Shall Burn, and have Inquisition Rank 4
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence with this operation and it is better to complete this using Forces specialist

You will come to know about Lord Albrecht who is harassing your messengers in the Free Marches. Ask Cullent to deal with him and complete this mission.

Beat Lord Albrecht in Grand Tourney
How to Unlock: Complete Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts or Here Lies the Abyss, Deal with Relatives of the Trevelyans, and Stop Albrecht Harassing Messengers
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: You will gain influence by completing this operation

Lord Albrecht challenges the best of the Inquisition to take part in the tourney at Free Marches and win. Send some of Cullen’s best men to win the tourney and complete this operation.

General Operations

A Battalion for Sera and Verchiel
How to Unlock: Speak to Sera in Skyhold
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

A Favor Returned
How to Unlock: Make sure Empress Celene survives in Halamshiral and remains ruler of Orlais
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and connections

A Friend in Qarinus
How to Unlock: Recruit Dorian
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Apostate staff blade and connections

A Gift from the Imperial Palace
How to Unlock: Relationship between Empress Celene and Briala
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Amulet or Power and connections

A Golden Opportunity
How to Unlock: Claimed the Emprise du Lion and at least 3 perks selected with the connections specialist
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Anderfels and connections

A Memorial for Haven
How to Unlock: Completed the setback, Inquisition Rank at least 5
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: edgy dagger grip and forces

A Present for Bianca
How to Unlock: Available after investing many perk points into the Secrets category
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: aiming module II and forces

A Whisper from Behind the Throne
How to Unlock: Completed halamshiral with siding with Briala
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: miniature mask and secrets

Acquire the Arcanist
How to Unlock: Available after setback
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: secrets

All That Glitters
How to Unlock: Claimed the Western Approach, at least 3 points invested into Forces
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: wide greatsword and any specialist

Amaranthine Charger
How to Unlock: Complete operation to gain access to new mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

An Invitation from the Emperor
How to Unlock: Completed Halamshiral with siding with Gaspard
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

An Offer from the Blades of Hessarian
How to Unlock: Convinced the bandits in the storm coast to ally with the inquisition
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: engraved pommel and secrets

Anderfel Courser
How to Unlock: Complete operation to gain access to new mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Answer a Request from Hasmal
How to Unlock: Completed the Redcliffe Castle mages plot
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

Avvar Mixed Draft
How to Unlock: AMD Bonus Mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Bestow Mourning Halla
How to Unlock: Complete operation to gain access to new mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: rashvine and secrets

Blue River Bane Dracolisk
How to Unlock: Complete operation to gain access to new mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Break
How to Unlock: Available to warrior Inquisitors with the Reaver specialization at Inquisition Rank of 8 or higher
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: hella leather, lazurite, ring velvet and connections

Bring Samson to Skyhold for Judgment
How to Unlock: Completed Temple of Mythal with Samson as Nemesis
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: forces

Build Watchtowers
How to Unlock: Available in the Hinterlands after scouting locations for watchtowers in the Farmland Security quest
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: forces

Capitalize on Alliance with Fairbanks
How to Unlock: Completed Halamshiral, Fairbanks has moved to Argons Lodge, Presented evidence to Clara
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and connections

Celebrate the Dragonslaying
How to Unlock: Available after killing your first dragon
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: superb amulet of willpower and connections

Challenge Josephine’s Fiancé to a Duel
How to Unlock: Josephine romance plot, Challenge her Fiance to a duel
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Contact Hero of Ferelden
How to Unlock: Import a world state in which The Warden is female and survived
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: enhanced belt of health and secrets

Continuing Her Predecessor’s Work
How to Unlock: Speak with the Tranquil researcher in Skyhold
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: corrupting rune and connections

Continuing Research
How to Unlock: Speak with the Tranquil researcher in Skyhold
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: master corrupting rune and connections

Crestwood Resources
How to Unlock: Available after Crestwood has been scouted
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: 6 Obsidian, 1 Fereldan Throne Accessory I (75.0%), 1 Fereldan Throne Accessory II (25.0%), and connections

Crossing the Sulphur Pits
How to Unlock: Locate and mark the sulpher pits in the Western Approach
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Dagna: Mind Your Mentor
How to Unlock: Dagna Unlocked
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

Dagna: Overdue Penalties
How to Unlock: Dagna Unlocked
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

Deal with Lord Basile Maron
How to Unlock: Claimed the Emprise du Lion
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

Delicate Negotiations
How to Unlock: ?
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: connections

Desert Lightning Dracolisk
How to Unlock: Complete operation to gain access to new mount
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Destroying House of Repose’s Contract
How to Unlock: Unlocked as part of Josephines personal plot
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Dorian’s Request
How to Unlock: Available after attack on Haven, assuming Dorian has been recruited and the Inquisition is rank 4 or higher
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and secrets

Draw Out the Red Templar Lieutenant
How to Unlock: Fairbanks moved to Argons Lodge
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: forces

Emerald Graves Resources
How to Unlock: Available after Emerald Graves has been scouted
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Pyrophite, Andrastian Throne Accessory I, Andrastian Throne Accessory II, Orlesian Throne Accessory I, Orlesian Throne Accessory II, Embrium, and connections

Emprise du Lion Resources
How to Unlock: Available after Emprise du Lion has been scouted
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Bloodstone, Andrastian Throne Accessory I, Andrastian Throne Accessory II, Orlesian Throne Accessory I, Orlesian Throne Accessory II, Arbor Blessing, and connections

End
How to Unlock: Available to rogue Inquisitors with the Assassin specialization at Inquisition Rank of 8 or higher
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: forces

Endure
How to Unlock: Available to warrior Inquisitors with the Templar specialization at Inquisition Rank of 8 or higher
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and forces

Escape Routes for Agents in Crestwood
How to Unlock: Capture the keep in Crestwood and assign it to Secrets
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: N/A

Exalted Plains Resources
How to Unlock: Available after Exalted Plains has been scouted
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Veridium, Andrastian Throne Accessory I (75.0%), Andrastian Throne Accessory II (25.0%), Orlesian Throne Accessory I (75.0%), Orlesian Throne Accessory II (25.0%), and connections

Expose the Double Agent
How to Unlock: ?
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: influence and any specialist

Eyes of the Maker
How to Unlock: Setback Complete, Upgraded the Chantry in Skyhold
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: gold bracelet and forces

Fallow Mire Resources
How to Unlock: Available after scouting the Fallow Mire
Rewards and Preferred Specialist: Chasind Throne Accessory I (75.0%), Chasind Throne Accessory II (25.0%), Blue Vitriol, Blood Lotus, and connections

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