Who Should I Romance in “Dragon Age: Inquisition”? A Complete Guide

Updated on February 5, 2019
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Poppy lives near Tokyo and likes to read novels and play video games, especially fantasy RPGs.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the latest in the fantastic fantasy roleplaying video game series by BioWare. Aside from epic side quests, an awesome storyline, and warrior classes, there are a good amount of romance options for your character. Romancing is optional, but it is a great addition to the game and depending on your character's gender and race, there are different options for your character to woo with some simple steps.


But which to choose? Close to the beginning of the game, it's possible to flirt with nearly everybody, but can be hard to decide out of the number of cute guys and girls available for seducing. Here's a run-down of all the characters you can romance in Dragon Age: Inquisition, how fun their romance story is, and what your character's requirements must be.

1. Cassandra

Character requirements: male, any race

Seeker Cassandra Pentaghast is the first character you encounter in the story. When you escape the Fade and wake up in a dungeon, she questions you about how all except you at the Conclave died and how the mark appeared on your arm.

Cassandra seems to be hardened and emotionless, but deep inside she is passionate and enjoys romance. With flirting, pleasing her, and helping her in her personal quests, you can crack that hard shell and find the loving woman inside.

Approval required: Yes
Difficulty: there are many quests you must complete before you can romance Cassandra, making it one of the more time-consuming romantic pursuits
Romance storyline drama: serious, passionate
Sex scene: yes


2. Solas

Character requirements: female elf

You first meet the apostate elf mage, Solas, when learning how to close a fade rift shortly after meeting Cassandra. He is an intelligent yet mysterious character who often does and says things contrary to popular opinions, such as his fascination with exploring the Fade and his tolerant ideas towards blood magic.

Approval required: Yes
Difficulty: medium. Solas' approval needn't be full for you to enter a romantic relationship with him but there are several quests you must complete
Romance storyline: sweet and sad
Sex scene: no


3. Josephine

Character requirements: either gender, any race

Lady Josephine Montilyet is the inquisition's ambassador and is available to complete many war table missions with the theme of power and noble influence. You first meet her after you have stabilized the Breach when Cassandra introduces you to her.

Josephine is a noble and is well-versed in politics and diplomacy. She isn't a stranger to having fun but is innocent in matters of love. At first, your flirting may seem to fall on deaf ears, but she will eventually see that you are serious.

Approval requirement: No
Difficulty: fairly easy. There are several quests you must complete to woo her, but as there is no approval requirement, you don't need to wait until she likes you enough to pursue her
Romance storyline: romantic and sweet
Sex scene: no


4. Cullen

Character requirements: female, human or elf

Cullen Rutherford is an ex-Templar and war general to the inquisition. You meet him at the same time as you meet Josephine, or slightly earlier if you choose the dialogue option "Charge with the soldiers" when attempting to close the Breach.

Cullen's dashing good looks and the way he gets flustered when you flirt makes Cullen one of the favorites of Dragon Age: Inquisition players.

Approval requirement: No
Difficulty: one of the easier romances
Romance storyline: passionate, happy, cute
Sex scene: yes


5. Sera

Character requirements: female, any race

Sera is a rogue elf and one of the members of the infamous Red Jenny group. After you head to Val Royeaux to try to appeal to the Chantry, an arrow with a message appears, asking you to follow some clues that lead you to a back alley, where you meet Sera.

The journey to wooing Sera is one full of laughter and fun. Sera is carefree, loves pranks, and sticks up for the poor and needy. One of the tavern songs is even dedicated to her and her cheeky ways.

Appoval requirements: Yes
Difficulty: there are many ways to boost your approval for Sera, but it must be full or nearly full for her to trust you enough to become your lover
Romance storyline: light-hearted, happy, fun
Sex scene: yes


6. Iron Bull

Character requirements: either gender, any race

The Iron Bull is a Qunari and a leader of a mercenary group called the Chargers. You first meet him when one of his mercenaries, Krem, comes to Haven to deliver a message that the Chargers want to join the Inquisition. You then head to the Storm Coast to get him on your side.

Iron Bull is a fun-loving, flirty warrior who hangs out in the tavern drinking ale and checking out the servants. Sometimes, you can catch snippets of conversation in your stronghold of women who have spent nights with him. Nevertheless, if you choose to romance Iron Bull, he is a faithful and loving boyfriend for your character.

Approval requirement: Yes
Difficulty: one of the easier romances. Flirt a lot and he will come to you.
Romance story: sweet, fun, amusing
Sex scene: yes


7. Blackwall

Character requirements: female, any race

Blackwall is a Grey Warden who you can find near the lake in Fereldan's Hinterlands after you're prompted by Leliana. He is travelling alone, training recruits, though there isn't much need for Grey Wardens since there is no threat of a Blight. He asks to join the inquisition after you approach him to question him about the Wardens' involvement in the Divine's death.

Blackwall is a sweetheart and eager to please you and the others around him. Pursuing a romance with him leads to a shocking discovery, and the romance itself is passionate and heartwarming.

Approval requirements: Yes
Difficulty: medium - you must collect items from various parts of the map before being able to develop the romance.
Romance story: a little sad, passionate, heartwarming
Sex scene: yes


8. Dorian

Character requirement: male, any race

Depending on whether you choose to ally with the Mages or the Templars, there are slightly different circumstances under which you first meet Dorian Pavus, but eventually, he will join your party if you let him. Dorian is from Tevinter, where magic rules all, quite the opposite of local attitudes and therefore causes a lot of distrust towards him from your companions and followers. However, he's a good person at heart, charming, handsome, and a little full of himself.

His sexual preferences caused some friction between him and his family, leading to an interesting storyline that, it is said, many LGBT players felt they could identify with. He is a sweet and flirtatious man and romancing him is a lot of fun.

Approval requirement: Yes
Difficulty: quite easy; getting his approval rating up is fairly straightforward and flirting enables him to fall for you early on
Romance storyline: heartwarming and sweet
Sex scene: yes


Who's your favourite character to romance in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

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Whoever you choose to enter a romantic relationship with, you'll have a heartwarming experience. BioWare's great storytelling really delivered in this fantasy roleplaying game and their charming characters are difficult to forget. Who is your favorite character to romance?

Questions & Answers

  • Why can I not romance Varric in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

    Because he’s in love with Bianca.

  • Why does Warden Blackwall lie to you?

    If you mean about the revelation in his personal quest, he lies to everybody. In my opinion, it adds a lot of depth and intrigue to him as a character. But the truth came out in the end, so if you forgive him, all is well!

  • Why can’t I romance with Cole in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

    Cole has a love interest in one of the DLCs. I’m sure he’d make an adorable boyfriend, though!

  • Why can I not romance Leliana in Dragon Age?

    I suppose people who romanced her in Origins wouldn’t like to see her romancing the Inquisitor. It could also be because Leliana is older and wiser and isn’t as romantic and innocent as she was in the first game. She is much less trusting than she used to be and probably doesn’t like to get close to anyone.

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    • poppyr profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Haha I would love to be able to romance her.

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      23 months ago

      Scout Harding is the best romance


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