Characters in Dragon Age Inquisition may engage in romantic relationships with companions, advisors, and other characters they encounter in the world. IGN wants to know just which of Dragon Age's eight romances appealed to you the most.
Answer the poll, then check below for guides to romancing every eligible character in the world of Inquisition. And if you just want to skip ahead, watch the video above that collects all eight of the steamiest scenes into one super-cut. Romance is more nuanced in Dragon Age: Winter Haven flirting compared to Dragon Age iterations and other franchises from Bioware. Our Romance Walkthrough below will help you close the deal, but you have to work a bit to convince your potential suitor that you are worth their time.
For lack of better terms, there are serious and casual romances in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Casual romances are suited to minor characters, perhaps even one-night stands for NPCs in special circumstances in quests. At the most basic level, as the player-character, you can initiate flirtatious dialogue with many non-player-characters, including subjects your character cannot actually romance.
All flirty romantic interactions are deated with a heart icon on the dialogue wheel. Few NPCs will ever initiate; usually you'll need to be the one to initiate, else the subject will assume your relationship is platonic at best. However, just because you flirt doesn't mean the subject will respond favorably.
All NPCs have their own preferences on partners they want, if any. Some NPCs, especially non-party members, may react favorably in specific quests, and initiating a one-night stand may Winter Haven flirting quests in special ways. In other situations, flirting will actually be counterproductive; early flirting with Cassandrafor example, tends to lower her approval rating because she thinks you're not taking her ideals seriously. Serious relationships that is, relationships with long-term game consequences that may affect the endings are limited to eight characters.
The chart below lists the eight possible relationships, their gender preferences i. More details on their personalities can be found below. Note this means that elven females have six potential suitors, human females have five potential suitors, and every other combination of race and gender has four potential suitors. Your major companions the ones you can choose for your party have approval s based on your actions and dialogue choices. Unlike iterations of the franchise, these s are hidden from you. There is no simple visual indicator to gauge their friendship level with you, though you can usually get an idea based on how they speak to you.
Romance is only available if you maintain high approval with your chosen suitor.
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Dialogue, quest availability, and even endings are affected by approval ratings regardless of whether an NPC is a suitor or not, so you'll probably want to keep those approval ratings nice and high with all your party members. Of course, if you're role-playing or trying to craft a particular tale, all bets are off! Note that Josephine and Cullen are not subject to the approval ratings. You will still need to initiate romantic dialogue to show that you are interested in them and in Cullen's case, your character will need to be a human or elven female as well.
However, because they are not subject to approval ratings, they can be easily romanced regardless of what decisions you have made throughout the game.
Lead Scout Harding is the only minor character who has a long-term casual romantic option. Assuming you use flirtatious dialogue options every time you speak to her, Harding will flirt back and even comment on where your relationship is heading once you acquire Skyhold. However, romancing her does not provide any specific rewards or steamy cut scenes, nor does she have any personal quests to undertake. For all romantic purposes, she is a minor character who is not subject to the approval system.
As the player, you can attempt to role-play a polyamorous character to an extent, but none of the NPCs will reciprocate. You can flirt with as many characters as you wish subject to their preferencesbut as you complete storyline milestones, multiple suitors may confront you and ask you to make a choice.
This is most apparent just before The Final Piece storyline quest. Even if you only have one suitor, that character will usually confront you and demand to know what your intentions are. If you state that you want to be with that person, you are locked into that romance for the rest of the game. Prior to any heavy choices like that, Winter Haven flirting can always break off a romance by speaking to your suitor in Skyhold.
You must do this if you wish to pursue a serious romance with a different suitor. Just know that if you ever break off a romance, you will not be able to romance that character again for that playthrough. It is possible to view multiple sex scenes in the same playthrough, but some characters are less inclined to take the relationship to that level too early. The following section includes in depth guides and tips to romancing the character of your choice.
Note that each character has their own gender and race preference, and successfully romancing a character will depend on multiple factors. After the Winter Haven flirting of Divine, Cassandra becomes one the Inquisitor's first companions at the start of the game. As expected, Cassandra is a very pious and driven individual, and seeks justice above everything else.
Players looking to romance Cassandra must appeal to her faith in the Divine, accept that they are the Herald of Andraste, and support the Chantry as well as prioritizing the Inquisition over personal fame. After building up approval by doing Inner Circle quests like Unfinished Business and Promise of Destruction, be sure to get her a gift by doing the Guilt Pleasures quest. When Cassandra confides that she's not sure she can fall in love with the Herald of Andraste, complete The Ideal Romance quest and you can begin a romantic relationship with her.
Blackwall is one of the few remaining Grey Wardens and a companion to the Inquisitor in the game.
Having lived most of his life in isolation, he is not used to being the company of others, but is very committed to his role as a Grey Warden. Be sure to keep a high approval with Blackwall by Winter Haven flirting fair and just, taking time to help out the less fortunate and showing mercy towards people who have done wrong. You can flirt with Blackwall early on but he may pull back when things get serious. Keep doing his personal quests like Memories of the Grey, and he will offer to take you to Storm Coast for another personal quest, Explanations.
After this, he will leave Skyhold - and the party - which triggers his last mission, Revelations. Follow him to Val Royeaux and resolve the quest by letting him the Grey Wardens or telling him he is free to do as he pleases. Back in the Inquisition, you can speak to him to finalize your romantic interests. Josephine Montilyet is an ambassador and chief diplomat of the Inquisition, and while she does not the Inquisitor as a companion, she can be romanced nonetheless. Players looking to romance Josephine will meet her just after the opening act of the game, when the Inquisition is formed.
Due to her status as a diplomat, great care must be taken in discussing politics with her, as she struggles to form new alliances and unite everyone under one banner. Talk to Josephine in Haven or Skyhold, and when romance options come up, take them.
When you get to a point where Josephine will tell you Leliana wanted to speak with you, seek her out and speak with Leliana, and make sure the topic of you and Josephine comes up. She'll ask you about your romantic intentions toward Josephine, so tell the truth.
Return to Josephine after, and that will trigger the conversations where you can choose to start the romance. You will now see a few new conversation options with Josephine. Taking them and coming back to speak with her advances the plot of the romance.
The Iron Bull is a Qunari mercenary who s the Inquisition as a companion. His appearance is quite striking due to his one eye, and he is also an agent of the Ben-Hassrath, and relays information to both them and the Inquisition. The Iron Bull is somewhat of an odd character, as his life's indulgences are in violation to the Qun, which the Iron Bull still professes his loyalty to. The Iron Bull may not seem that receptive to flirtation, but don't worry.
After you complete his first personal quest, Demands of the Qun, he will show up later if you have flirted with him during conversations. If you confirm you romantic intentions with him, the Iron Bull will discuss the rules of your engagement, and later on, the ramifications.
If you are still interested, the Iron Bull will tell you about a special Qunari Item that launches his final quest, Tough Love. Complete the quest and give him the item, and you will be given the opporunity to go public with your feelings for him. Sera is an eleven archer who meets the Inquisitor in Orlais and becomes a companion member. Sera is very impulsive for an elf, and often takes actions "for the greater good" and behaves somewhat erratically.
Sera tends to be atheistic, cynical, and in favor of strong justice against enemies. She tends to favor you if you make more lethal choices against those who have wronged you, and if you reject the notion that you are Andraste's Herald. She is a prankster to her friends however, and in Skyhold, you will suggest that you prank your lieutenants to increase morale and loosen up your character though this is not a proper quest. Have a good sense of humor around her, and favor the "little people" when making decisions. Those looking to romance Sera should know Winter Haven flirting you'll never really be able to bring Sera to your level - she does things on her own terms and nobody elses.
This can lead to confusing conversations, but have patience and do her personal quests to gain approval. You can also check out her codex for added info over time, as well as a journal she keeps in the Skyhold Tavern. Be warned that Sera will not accept what happens in Mythal.
If you should be determined to believe in what transpired, your romance with Sera will end. Dorian is a human mage of the Tevinter Imperium, and s the Inquisition as a companion member. While he was born into a very prestigious family and demonstrates an adept skill for magic, Dorian became a pariah after becoming disillusioned with the Tevinter, and now stands for everything his homeland opposes. Despite this, Dorian takes great pride in himself, and seeks to make a difference in the world.
Dorian is sharp tongued and quick witted. He likes people who can keep up with his sarcasm and cycicism. Being from Tevinter, he hates the stereotypes people have about that. That said, he views Tevinter extremists angrily because they paint a negative picture of his home.