Approval in Dragon Age: Inquisition is your companion and allied NPCs disposition towards you. If they like your actions, they will react warmly and open up about their stories an needs. If they disapprove, they will close off from you and even leave your party and cause. Characters who approve are the Companions and the rating will determine the possibility to Romance those who have romantic subplots.
Approval Rating can be viewed by examining the card that relates to the NPC on your "Gather Party" menu. You may also find their inclination via their greetings when talking to them. Advisors (Cullen, Josephine, Leliana) do NOT have approval ratings so your interactions with them are informative and in two cases maybe flirtatious. Romance may be initiated via flirting. They have personal quests too.
Various actions and choices you make in Dragon Age: Inquisition will affect how different NPCs feel about you: how much they approve of you and your choices.
Depending on how much they approve (or disapprove) of your actions, their approval rating towards you will increase or decrease as follows:
- "NPC Slightly Approves" = +1 Approval Point
- "NPC Approves" = +5 Approval Points
- "NPC Strongly Approves"= +25 Approval Points
- "NPC Slightly Disapproves" = -1 Approval Point
- "NPC Disapproves" = -5 Approval Points
- "NPC Strongly Disapproves"= -25 Approval Points
The following pages detail the various actions which may affect NPCs' disposition towards you:
- Blackwall Approval
- Cassandra Approval
- Cole Approval
- Dorian Approval
- Iron Bull Approval
- Sera Approval
- Solas Approval
- Varric Approval
- Vivienne Approval
Companion Tarot Cards
Tarot Cards in Dragon Age: Inquisition are used to present codex entries and your companions and advisors on the party gather screen. Cards show the development of companions as you finish their personal quests. Thanks to Laurelinde, redhqs, OG Swift, Katreyn, magentaman215, Kantr, Aisabel and lady8jane from the Official Bioware Forums.
How are you supposed to tell on the cards their disposition? I know I've got one companion maxed because I can't gain more approval. But I see no significant change in their card in comparison to others