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On Thedas: Timelines, combat skills (outside of those earned in specializations) are largely focused on martial and magical schools of training. If you have an idea for your character that does not fall into one of these categories, please let us know!

Martial Combat Skills Edit

  • Unarmed Combat - Fighting using fists or improvised weapons. NOTE: Martial arts such as karate, jiujitsu, akido, etc, do not exist in the DA setting
  • Weapon & Shield - Fighting using a single sword, axe or bludgeon & a shield
  • Single Weapon - Fighting using a single weapon: dagger, sword, axe, bludgeon
  • Dual Weapons - Fighting with a weapon in each hand, may be any combination of: dagger, axe, bludgeon, sword
  • Two-Handed Weapons - Fighting with two-handed weapons
  • Staves - Fighting with a quarterstaff; mages may also use their staves in this manner
  • Polearms - Fighting with Polearms
  • Bows - Fighting with longbow or shortbow
  • Crossbows - Fighting with light or heavy crossbows

Weapon Classes Edit

Use this list as a means to help you better flesh out your skill selections.

  • Axes - Battle Axe, Throwing Axe
  • Bludgeons - Mace, Maul, Club, Morning Star
  • Bows - Longbow, Shortbow
  • Crossbows - Heavy & Light Crossbows
  • Daggers - Daggers, Dirks, Long Knives, Stilettos, Throwing Knives
  • Swords - Short Sword, Gladius, Cutlass, Falchion, Main Gauche, Rapier, Bastard Sword, Long Sword
  • Polearms - Poleaxe, Halberd, Glaive
  • Shields - Buckler, Heater, Kite
  • Spears - Spear, Throwing Spear, Two-Handed Spear
  • Staves - Quarterstaff, Mage Staff
  • Two-Handed Weapons - Two Handed Sword, Two Handed Axe, Two-Handed Maul

Armor Proficiency Edit

Note with armor proficiency, you either have the ability to wear a certain armor or you do not. There are no skill levels.

  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Heavy Armor

Magical Combat Skills Edit

  • Arcane Lance - A mage’s ability to focus magic through a staff or wand. (Mage Only)
  • Creation - Understanding the secrets of the Creation school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Entropy - Understanding the secrets of the Entropy school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Spirit - Understanding the secrets of the Spirit school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Earth - Understanding the secrets of the Earth school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Inferno - Understanding the secrets of the Inferno school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Winter - Understanding the secrets of the Winter school of magic (Mage Only)
  • Storm - Understanding the secrets of the Storm school of magic (Mage Only)

A Full List of Mage spells can be found here.