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Along with typical crafting materials like iron or steel, the Dragon Age universe features several exotic and mythical materials from which armor and weapons are forged. E

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Dragon Age: Origins Edit

In Dragon Age: Origins, materials are ranked by "tiers" according to their quality, from tier 1 to tier 7. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening introduces tier 8 and tier 9 materials.
special qualities, and a larger capacity for runes. They also require higher levels of Strength, Dexterity, or Magic to wield.

Leather Edit

Light armor (helmets, chest pieces, gloves, and boots) is made from leather.

Tier 1 - Rough Hide (10 strength) - beige


Tier 2 - Cured Hide (11 strength) - brown
Tier 3 - Leather (12 strength) - red
Tier 4 - Hardened Leather (14 strength) - green
Tier 5 - Reinforced Leather (17 strength) - dark grey
Tier 6 - Inscribed Leather (18 strength) - light blue
Tier 7 - Drakeskin Leather (20 strength) - deep blue

High-tier materials exclusive to Awakening and Witch Hunt:

Tier 8 - Dragon Wing (22 strength)


Tier 9 - High Dragon Hide (24 strength)

Metals Edit

Metals are used to craft waraxes, battleaxes, daggers, greatswords, longswords, maces, mauls, and staves. Medium, heavy, and massive weights of armor are also made

Strength requirements for equipping armor varies based on the type of armor (medium, heavy, massive) and its material. Likewise, strength requirements for wielding

Tier 1 - Iron - grey and red


Tier 2 - Grey Iron - yellowish-brown and red
Tier 3 - Steel - white and purple
Tier 4 - Veridium - greenish-grey and yellow
Tier 5 - Red Steel - bright red
Tier 6 - Silverite - shiny white and blue
Tier 7 - Dragonbone - burgundy
Untiered - Starmetal (the meteorite ore that Starfang, longsword and greatsword, is forged of, shares the stats of tier 8)

High-tier materials exclusive to Awakening and Witch Hunt:

Tier 8 - White Steel - whitish


Tier 9 - Volcanic Aurum - golden

Wood Edit

Wood is used to craft crossbows, longbows, and shortbows. Some shields are also made from wood.

Tier 1 - Elm - dark grey


Tier 2 - Ash - beige
Tier 3 - Yew - tan
Tier 4 - Whitewood - white
Tier 5 - Ironbark (a wood crafted by the Dalish; stronger than steel) - olive
Tier 6 - Sylvanwood - tan
Tier 7 - Dragonthorn - dark red

High-tier materials exclusive to Awakening:

Tier 8 - Vhenadahl
Tier 9 - Ancestral Heartwood

Quick reference Edit

Metal Edit

Material Damage Armor Critical Penetration

Iron 1 1 1 1

Grey Iron 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.15

Steel 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3

Veridium 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.45

Red Steel 1.4 1.8 1.4 1.6

Silverite 1.5 2.1 1.5 1.75

Dragonbone 1.6 2.5 1.6 2

White Steel 1.7 2.7 1.7 2.25 1.5 24 21 N/A 3

Volcanic Aurum 1.8 3 1.8 2.5 1.75 30 24 N/A 3

Wood Edit

Material Damage Armor Critical Penetration Fatigue PreReq + Price multiplier Range Max runes

Elm 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 N/A

Ash 1.1 1 1.1 1.2 1.025 2 3 1.05 N/A

Yew 1.2 1.33 1.2 1.4 1.05 4 6 1.1 N/A

Whitewood 1.3 1.66 1.3 1.6 1.075 8 9 1.15 N/A

Ironbark 1.4 2 1.4 1.8 1.1 14 12 1.2 N/A

Sylvanwood 1.5 2.33 1.5 2 1.125 16 15 1.25 N/A

Dragonthorn 1.6 2.66 1.6 2.2 1.15 20 18 1.3 N/A

Vhenadahl 1.7 3 1.7 2.5 1.25 24 21 1.4 N/A

Ancestral Heartwood 1.8 3.33 1.8 2.75 1.3 30 24 1.5 N/A

Leather Edit

Material Damage Armor Critical Penetration Fatigue PreReq + Price multiplier Range Max runes

Rough N/A 1 N/A N/A 1 0 1 N/A 0

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Cured N/A 1.33 N/A N/A 1.025 1 3 N/A 0

Leather N/A 1.66 N/A N/A 1.05 2 6 N/A 1

Hardened N/A 2 N/A N/A 1.075 4 9 N/A 1

Reinforced N/A 2.33 N/A N/A 1.1 7 12 N/A 2

Inscribed N/A 2.66 N/A N/A 1.125 8 15 N/A 2

Drakeskin N/A 3 N/A N/A 1.15 10 18 N/A 3

Dragon Wing N/A 3.33 N/A N/A 1.25 12 21 N/A 3

High Dragon Hide N/A 3.66 N/A N/A 1.3 14 24 N/A 3

Dragon Age II Edit

In Dragon Age II, materials are purely cosmetic, having no effect on item properties. The hidden item level stat is responsible for scaling property power instead.

Group Material

Scarlet Dyed

Charcoal Washed
Cloth
Silver Threaded

Gold Threaded

Crimson

Jet
Leather
Argent

Gilt

Red Steel

Onyx
Metal
Silverite

Aurum

Red Cedar

Black Walnut
Wood
Silvered Ash

Gilt Beech

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Main article: Crafting materials

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