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what to start as
 
sharpshot  posted on Dec 23, 2010 12:17:09 PM - Report post

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hi im probs gonna buy this game just wanted to know what would be a good class to start as thanks for help
 
Atal  posted on Dec 23, 2010 12:38:40 PM - Report post

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Anyone race is good (pick the one you like).
 
Foxxie-kun  posted on Dec 23, 2010 2:58:31 PM - Report post

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It largely depends on how you want to play.

If you want a smooth ride with little micro-managing of skills, then go Warrior of any race, as if you spend your skill points wisely you can be a deadly powerhouse with your melee warrior.

If you want a challenge with a class that has some nice activated skills/attack skills, try a rogue, and keep yourself behind enemies for the backstabs as much as you can, and don't shy away from bombs, blade coatings, and make sure you spend towards skills that enhance your strengths as a rogue rather than spread yourself thin. Don't bother with full-sized swords either, daggers are a rogue's best friend due to faster attack rate and a Dexterity requirement, because Dexterity is what all rogues need to pump up.

If you want to be a Mage, don't bother with spreading points around different magic types, as there are too many useful ones later on in the skill trees to spread yourself out to tier 1 and tier 2 max on every one.

Also, save your specialization classes until you're sure you want them, you only get to choose 2 of 4 and some are better than others.

the best for a mage are arguably Arcane Warrior and either Blood Mage or Spirit Healer, and you should avoid shapeshifter like the plague.

For warriors, it depends on your role and the fact that your party members already have two of them covered. Oghren is a berserker, and Alistair is a Templar, leaving the other two which both have their uses.

Rogues have Assassin, Bard, Hunter (I think) and Duelist. Duelists specialize in one-on-one combat, as the name implies, and has bonuses for daggers and other close-combat weapons. Assassin focuses more on personal buffs and enemy debuffs. Bard focuses almost exclusively on Party Buffs, and Hunters can summon beasts (Basically a less useless Shapeshifter that doesn't replace all your own useful abilities).

And chief among mistakes that new players make is not sticking with one track of enhancements. You do NOT want to switch from a dagger rogue to an archer rogue mid-game, as you'll be half as good (or twice as bad) with both.

Use party members that make up for your own character's weaknesses. For example, mages and rogues are naturally squishier than Warriors, especially due to lack of heavy or massive armor, so having a Warrior that can serve to soak damage and pull aggro like Alistair or Oghren is a good choice, while if you're a warrior who focuses on defense you will need someone to do damage to the enemy while you get smacked about, making Zevran a great choice if he can keep from drawing more aggro than yourself.

 
sharpshot  posted on Dec 24, 2010 10:22:35 AM - Report post

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yh i used to p[lay wow so i know how to build a team and stuff i just dont know what to go as tbh on wow i was really good with any melle class but preffered to play a range class like mage or something
ill probs just start off as a warrior becuase ppl keep goin on about arcane warriors or something i guess ill find out when i start playing it anyway if your still playing dragon age add my xbox live addy and we can game together or something :P
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tommy6860  posted on Dec 25, 2010 3:09:50 AM - Report post

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ill probs just start off as a warrior becuase ppl keep goin on about arcane warriors or something

Arcane warrior is very specific to Mages for use, not warriors. If you could use it on yourself and you are warrior class, you'd be wasting that specialization big time, since you really lack any magical abilities. Go here and get some great help on specializations of the classes.

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sharpshot  posted on Dec 28, 2010 1:01:11 PM - Report post

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well tbh ive not played it much but all i hear is how evil blood mages are and stuff if i become a blood mage does it change the story line at all or anything
 
sharpshot  posted on Dec 28, 2010 2:03:38 PM - Report post

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ahh hell with it im restarting and power leveling my guy to 25 just cause im bored lol
if i do it at the start does it change the enemy levels or are they the same untill i progress through the story line
 
tommy6860  posted on Dec 28, 2010 5:18:17 PM - Report post

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ahh hell with it im restarting and power leveling my guy to 25 just cause im bored lol
if i do it at the start does it change the enemy levels or are they the same untill i progress through the story line

If you have the PC version, just use th console to make yourself level faster. If you download and install the toolset, you can do some serious modding and max out all of your stats as well..

As far as your bloodmage question, they are generally disliked and you have have hard time having a good personality to get along with people. Leliana and especially Wynne are not too keen to them. If you are going to romance Leliana, you may have a hard time at it. Morrigan will love you though (if you're guy anyway).

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