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Dragon Age Inquisition DLC Worth It? Breakdown

If you’re wondering are the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC worth it, you’ve come to the right place. Full breakdown on each DLC.

If you’re planning on buying Dragon Age Inquisition, you might be wondering, “Are the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC worth it?” If so, this is the post for you. I’ll breakdown what to expect from each of the main Dragon Age Inquisition DLC and whether or not it’s worth your time.

When it comes to Dragon Age Inquisition DLC and whether the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC are worth it, there are 3 main DLC options to consider:

  • Trespasser, which adds a playable post-game epilogue
  • The Descent, which adds a fairly large new dungeon
  • and Jaws of Hakkon, which adds a full new zone to explore

Prices – Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

Each of the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC is priced at $14.99, or can be purchased in a bundle for $29.99. If you buy the game of the year edition, which is priced at $39.99, all the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC are included.

You might want to wait for a sale, however. These items regularly go on sale. Dragon Age Inquisition: Game of the Year Edition can often be found for $15.99-$19.99, and the DLC bundle is regularly priced down to $11.99.

Buying each DLC individually is definitely a bad idea. Unless you already have one or two, getting the bundle is absolutely the way to go, since you essentially get 3 for the price of 2.

Ultimately, the best deal of all is the Game of the Year Edition, but that’s only a good option if you don’t already own the base game. Still, if the Game of the Year Edition is on sale for $19.99, it’s cheaper to rebuy the entire game than to just buy the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC Bundle.

Trespasser – Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

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Trespasser adds a significant amount of story to the game and it sets up the plot of Dragon Age 4. After the events of the main game are completed, Trespasser fast forwards to a few years following the end of the game and gives you a fairly short epilogue campaign to participate in that’s roughly 3 short dungeons long and features a handful of other sidequests.

In terms of the actual gameplay content of Trespasser, it’s probably the weakest of the 3 Dragon Age Inquisition DLC. Its biggest draw is its story elements, but if I’m being honest, you can just watch a recap on YouTube to get those for free.

In truth, the best thing about Trespasser is it features a number of unique, powerful endgame schematics that can be carried over to a New Game+ for a significantly more powerful Inquisitor on a second playthrough.

Installing Trespasser also adds a fairly large amount of powerful accessories throughout the normal campaign, such as the Amulet of Renewal that drops off of Ishmael in Suledin Keep only if Trespasser is installed.

The best Mage staff, DPS Warrior greatsword and Archery Rogue bow schematics are all found in the Trespasser DLC. So if you plan to play the game more than once and want all the best gear in the game, Trespasser is a must.

Should You Buy the Trespasser DLC?

Ultimately, I think so, but I’d say its value is more like $7.99-$8.99. I wouldn’t buy it on its own, but it’s great content even though it’s not much content, and the new equipment it adds is top notch.

Jaws of Hakkon – Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

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Of all the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon is almost certainly the most worthwhile. It adds a whole new zone, Frostback Basin, which, if I’m being completely honest, is by far the most fun and most interesting zone in the game.

The meat of the Jaws of Hakkon storyline is about uncovering the motivations of a cult that’s overrun Frostback Basin, which is a sort of Dinosaur Island zone inhabited by Vikings.

The Frostback Basin zone storyline is more robust and more well-designed than the questlines in any other zone, perhaps because the team had a lot more practice by the time they designed it. It actually feels like its own self-contained story, and its story is more interesting than what you find in other zones.

Aside from the quests, the zone itself also has a variety of different topographies and landscapes including swamps, lakes, jungles, a sewer, temples and islands.

In addition to that, like the Trespasser DLC, there are a ton of best-in-slot items that can only be found in Frostback Basin, especially in terms of accessories and armor.

To top it off, although Trespasser provides great schematics for New Game+, if you’re on a first playthrough, a lot of the best weapons and most of the best crafting ingredients are found in Frostback Basin.

Should You Buy the Jaws of Hakkon DLC?

I think out of all of the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon is the only one that’s really worth $14.99. It gives a solid 5-10 hours of gameplay and it’s some of the best gameplay that Dragon Age Inquisition has to offer. If you were going to get just one DLC, Jaws of Hakkon would be the one to get.

The Descent – Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

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The Descent takes you back to the Deep Roads from Dragon Age 2 and has you go through a fairly large dungeon (about 7 floors long), which is littered with all the best accessories and some of the best equipment in the game.

Storywise it’s pretty bland, though the final boss fight and the ending is somewhat interesting. Gameplay wise, it’s mostly just 7 floors of walking to the next room killing enemies in a dingy cave.

However, as I mentioned, most of the best accessories in the game can be found randomly in chests in the Deep Roads and a lot of high-end equipment (including almost all the best equipment for Warriors, especially tanking Warriors) can be found there. The best daggers are also in the Deep Roads.

On top of that, it also has a shop where you can buy every non-unique crafting ingredient in the game, which comes in handy.

Should You Buy The Descent DLC?

The Descent is really more of a giant item pack with an extra dungeon attached to it as a perk. In that sense, it’s probably the weakest of the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC options overall. I’d say it’s worth about $5.99, but it costs $14.99 if you don’t buy it in the bundle.

Final Verdict – Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

Ultimately I think only Jaws of Hakkon is worth the $14.99 price tag attached to each of the DLC. I think Trespasser is worth probably $8.99 and The Descent is probably worth $5.99. Altogether I think their value is $29.99, which is exactly how much the bundle costs if you get them all together.

So I think the bundle is fairly priced, but it doesn’t offer any kind of real package discount on top of my perceived value of the DLCs. I think $18.99 would be a fair price for the bundle since the game is 6 years old.

Since it is an older game, you should definitely try to get the bundle on sale or get the Game of the Year edition. If you can get the bundle on sale, I think it’s definitely worth it.

I’m not sure I can recommend it at full price. I don’t think the $29.99 price tag is totally unfair, but considering it’s a 6 year old game, I think $18.99 would be a much more attractive price point.

That about covers it when it comes to talking about if the Dragon Age Inquisition DLC is worth it. Be sure to check out the Games Section or the Main Page for our video game guides and click here for more content related to Dragon Age Inquisition.


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