What is the Max Level in Dragon Age: The Veilguard?

We answer the questions: What is the Max Level, will it increase, and what are possible leveling sources in Dragon Age: The Veilguard?

What is the Max Level in Dragon Age The Veilguard

During the recent Q&A on Discord and various interviews, developers gave us interesting information about leveling, level cap, and how gameplay will look in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

Also, Dragon Age: The Veilguard will be released in the fall of 2024 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Max Level in Dragon Age: The Veilguard

The maximum character level in Dragon Age: The Veilguard is 50. Moreover, this game introduces an extensive skill tree system inspired by Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 12, allowing for significant customization through various skills and traits. Players can choose from three specializations within their class skill trees. Each class focuses on different elements, for example, mages can gain proficiency in elemental magic, melee combat, or necromancy. Companion characters also feature unique skill trees adjusted to their individual personalities, backgrounds, and abilities, providing options to enhance their performance in combat.

Key Points:

  • Max Level: 50
  • Skill Tree: Influenced by “Final Fantasy 10” and “Final Fantasy 12,” offering a wide range of customization.
  • Specializations: Three per class, each focusing on different combat aspects.
  • Companion Skills: Unique trees with options to enhance abilities, reduce cooldowns, and add effects.
  • Potential Sources of XP: Main quests, side quests, combat.

Leveling in Previous Dragon Age Games

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In previous Dragon Age games, particularly “Dragon Age: Origins” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” leveling up involved completing main quests and side quests, defeating enemies, and exploring the world to find collectibles.

Dragon Age: Origins

  • Level Cap: 25-35 (depending on DLC) – Players needed to accumulate 186,000 experience points to reach level 25.
  • Sources of XP: Main quests, side quests, combat, exploration, and codex entries.

Dragon Age II

  • Level Cap: 50 (27-28 realistically) – It’s impossible to reach 50 without all DLCs AND cheats (or mods).
  • Sources of XP: Main quests, side quests, combat, exploration, and companion quests. The game had a more structured and linear progression than Origins, focusing on a single city and its surrounding areas.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Level Cap: 27 (with Trespasser DLC) – To reach this level, players need 791,384 experience points
  • Sources of XP: Main quests, side quests, combat, exploration, collecting shards, and other open-world activities.
  • Unique Mechanic: Power points were required to unlock new areas and progress in the story.

Possible Leveling Sources in Dragon Age: The Veilguard

On the other hand, Dragon Age: The Veilguard focuses on handcrafted, story-driven side quests and curated content. Unlike Inquisition, it eliminates open-world collectible hunts and the progression-blocking power mechanic from the War Table. Instead, advancement and leveling are integrated into the story and character development.

However, compared to previous games, the max level in Dragon Age: The Veilguard doubled from the Inquisition.

Leveling in Dragon Age The Veilguard

The Rook got around 10 XP points per encounter during the gameplay preview, filling 10-15% of the level 1 bar. While this is still early in the development, and those numbers may change, the leveling process seems relatively slow. However, it can also mean a long journey, hours of gameplay, and a lot of content in the upcoming Dragon Age: The Veilguard game.

Overall, while the core of leveling through quests and combat remains, with the shift towards curated content in The Veilguard, developers aim to enhance narrative engagement and player choice.

Can Level Cap Increase?

In previous Dragon Age games, the max level has increased through downloadable content (DLC).

Dragon Age: Origins

  • Original Level Cap: Around 25-35, depending on the player’s choices and completionist efforts.
  • Increase: The max level did not officially increase, but the “Awakening” expansion allowed players to continue leveling up past the original cap, effectively extending the game’s progression.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Original Level Cap: 20
  • Increase: The max level was increased to 27 with the release of the “Trespasser” DLC. This expansion provided additional endgame content and new challenges, justifying the increased max level to allow players to develop their characters further and face tougher opponents.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard

Consequently, these examples suggest that, depending on the game’s success and the developers’ plans for post-launch content, Dragon Age: The Veilguard could potentially see a level cap increase through future expansions or DLCs.


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