vanguard.pngVanguard in Dragon Age: Inquisition is Ability Tree of the Warrior class.

These stalwart warriors protect their allies by making themselves the biggest target on the battlefield. When enemies take the bait, Vanguards pick them apart with brutal precision.


Two-Handed Weapons Skill Tree


Battlemaster Skill Tree


Vanguard Skill Tree


Weapon and Shield Skill Tree


Subterfuge Skill Tree


Sabotage Skill Tree


Archery Skill Tree


Double Daggers Skill Tree


Storm Skill Tree


Inferno Skill Tree


Winter Skill Tree

Spirit Skill Tree


Vanguard Abilities

Active Abilities


War Cry

You taunt all nearby enemies with a shouted challenge, gaining extra guard for each enemy affected.

  • Duration: 4 Seconds
  • Guard per Enemy: 20%
  • Cooldown Time: 24 Seconds
  • Cost: 35 Stamina


Call To Arms

You draw strength from your War Cry, improving your armor for the coming fight.

  • Armor Bonus: 2005
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Battle Roar

War Cry echoes across the battlefield, catching more enemies and taunting them for longer.

  • Area of Effect: 10 metres
  • Bonus Duration: 4 seconds
  • Requires: Trespasser DLC



Your powerful shout carries across the battlefield, taunting a targeted enemy and improving your guard.

  • Duration: 8 Seconds
  • Guard Amount: 10%
  • Cooldown Time: 16 Seconds
  • Cost: 20 Stamina


Throw the Gauntlet

Successfully hitting a target with Challenge gets your blood pumping, temporarily increasing your stamina regeneration.

  • Bonus Regeneration: 15 Stamina per second

Call Them Out

You can challenge as many enemies as you want, with no cooldown.

  • Requires: Trespasser DLC



Passive Abilities


Untouchable Defense

They can't kill what they can't get. You get a bonus to your maximum guard.

  • Maximum Guard Bonus: 25%
  • Constitution on Unlock: +3


Trust the Steel

You know how to make the most of your equipment, faining a bonus to armor when you have active guard. 

  • Armor Bonus: 20%
  • Constitution on Unlock: +3

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