Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

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This Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment Guide will tell you all the best-in-slot equipment for Mages in Dragon Age Inquisition.

If you’re playing Dragon Age Inquisition as a Mage, you’re going to want to know what all of the best equipment is for your character. This Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment Guide will tell you exactly that.

This guide won’t go into all the different equipment options, second best gear if you’re missing DLCs, or anything like that. For that information, check the best weapons guide, the best armor guide and the best accessories guide.

This guide is about showing you what gear your Mage will be wearing to be fully decked out in all the best gear in the game.

Weapon – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

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When it comes to Dragon Age Inquisition best Mage equipment, the ultimate weapon available for Mages is the Encore staff. The recipe for the Encore staff can be found by completing the Halla Statue side quest in the Trespasser DLC.

Make it with Plush Fustian Velvet and Ice Dragon Bone for maximum power. For a Masterwork, use Fade-Touched Plush Fustian Velvet for 10% less mana cost.

Encore + Masterwork Archon Staff Blade/Masterwork Battlemage Staff Grip

  • Damage: 77
  • 82% Attack (31x Plush Fustian Velvet, 14x Ice Dragon Bone)
  • Superb Rune: +25 Damage
  • On Hit: Chance to sing an offensive buff for allies within 8 meters
  • Masterwork: Abilities cost 10% less Mana

For more information on the best Mage weapons, check the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Weapons Guide.

Helmet – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

The Dragon Age Inquisition best Mage equipment for you helmet slot is the Cowl of the Pure (found), which is in a chest in the Descent DLC.

Cowl of the Pure (Found)
  • Armor: 48
  • 9 Magic
  • 9% Magic Defense
  • 9 Willpower

For more information on the best Mage armor, check the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Armor Guide.

Armor – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

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The best Mage armor is the Superior Battlemage Armor upgraded with Battlemage Armor Arms and Battlemage Armor Legs. For materials, you want to use Silken Nether Cloth/Avvar Twill/Dragon Webbing and Imbued Tusket Hide and Veil Quartz. Which of the 3 cloths you choose doesn’t matter, they have the same stat bonus in terms of Attack.

For your Masterwork, use a Fade-Touched Ring Velvet to stack your mana reduction up to 17.5%.

Superior Battlemage Armor
  • Armor: 269
  • 44 Magic (Silken Nether Cloth)
  • 8 Cunning (Imbued Tusket Hide)
  • 64 Health (Veil Quartz)
  • 16% Magic Defense (Silken Nether Cloth)
  • Masterwork: Abilities cost 7.5% less Mana

For more information on the best Mage armor, check the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Armor Guide.

Amulet – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

For your Mage’s Amulet slot when it comes to Dragon Age Inquisition best Mage equipment, you want Andraste’s Sacrifice, which decreases cooldowns by 10% and increases mana regen. It also taunts all enemies around the Mage from time to time, but you can just ignore that.

Andraste’s Sacrifice is in a chest in Villa Maurel in The Emerald Graves.

For other accessory options check out the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Accessories Guide

Belt – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

There aren’t any great belts for Mages. A Superb Belt of Health is about the best you’re going to do. It increases health by 200.

The Superb Belt of Health is found in The Emerald Graves by following a treasure map found in Watcher’s Reach.

For other accessory options check out the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Accessories Guide

Ring 1 – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

When it comes to Dragon Age Inquisition best accessories for Mages, your best-in-slot ring option in far and away the Ring of Doubt, which is looted from a corpse in the Exalted Plains during the side quest “Something to Prove.”

The Ring of Doubt makes your Mage automatically go into stealth when not attacking and automatically crit from stealth with a 20% flanking damage bonus. It’s a significant damage increase.

For other accessory options check out the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Accessories Guide

Ring 2 – Dragon Age Inquisition Best Mage Equipment

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For your second ring slot when it comes to Dragon Age Inquisition best Mage equipment, you’ll want a Superb Ring of Attack. Warriors also want these, so you’ll want the Descent DLC so you can collect several of them.

One can be found in the Dwarven Tomb in the Hissing Wastes. If you have the Descent DLC, you can find more of them randomly in chests in the Deep Roads.

For other accessory options check out the full Dragon Age Inquisition Best Accessories Guide


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