Races are available as a player choice in Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. You can choose from between four classes, Human, Elf, Dwarf and Qunari, each of which has its own particular benefits and strengths: for example, playing as a Dwarf provides a defense boost of 25% extra defense against magic, while playing as an Elf gives you a 25% boost to your defense against Ranged damage. The Race you choose to play as will also make various other differences to your game, such as race-specific quests and the ability, or inability, to use certain Weapons or Armor.
This is the first time the Qunari has been a playable race in the Dragon Age games.
Dwarves are short, stocky, and most spend their entire lives underground. Those living in exile on the surface are commonly merchants or smugglers.
Because dwarves have no connection to the Fade, they cannot be mages.
+25% Magic Defense
Humans are the most numerous and powerful race in Thedas. They are also the most divided politically and seem to thirst for conflict.
+1 Ability Point
Elves are a historically oppressed people, distinguishable by their lithe frames and pointed ears. Though most survive in the poorest fringes of human cities, others live as nomads known as the Dalish.
+25% Ranged Defense
The Qunari are a race of horned giants who follow a strict religious text known as the Qun. Those who have abandoned its principles are known as Tal-Vashoth and often work as mercenaries.
+10% Melee Defense