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No Starting Abilities Updated to v1.3

No Starting Abilities


Normally, during character creation, the game assigns certain abilities based on your class and background, and then lets you choose a few others on your own. This mod will make it so that you no longer get those automatic abilities. In return you receive more points to spend on what you want. In the end the balance is the same.

Download: Dragon Age NexusDAMods.


  • 1.3 (11/19/2009) – Rogues should no longer start with Dirty Fighting
  • 1.2 (11/14/2009) – Fix for plot flags (hopefully)
  • 1.1 (11/14/2009) – Small package fix
  • 1.0 (11/12/2009) – Initial release.


1. Extract the files to \Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\packages\core\override


1. Navigate to \Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\packages\core\override
2. Delete “sys_chargen.ncs”
3. Delete rules\background_defaults_nostab.GDA
4. Delete rules\CLA_no_starting_abilities.GDA


This mod directly overrides sys_chargen and will not be compatible with any other mod that overrides the same file.

Categories: Mods
  1. Zerocyde
    November 20, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Badass. You keep wanting the same things out of Dragon Age as I do, and I wont even have to get into modding this game, lol.

  2. Luca
    December 12, 2009 at 6:04 am

    does not run…….I’d try much times but it doesn’t seems to work….i’m the only??

  3. Papajack55
    August 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Just wondering 2 things:

    1) When is the “Tease” mod manager coming out?

    2) Why is the DAO Mod Manager coming up and quitting on me by saying it is not working, when there is a second window open saying something about “One moment please.” Any help would be appreciated. Getting frustrated here. Lmao

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