Skills. Flashy effects. Spells. Oh, and don't forget the big-ass flaming swords.

At Gamescom, EA showed us what combat looks like up close in Bioware's upcoming RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition, along with the systems powering it and the tactics involved. The demo involved both stealth and straight-up hacking and slashing, and we caught a glimpse of the heart and soul of every RPG: the level-up process.

Take a look:

And also check out the game's new "Enemy of Thedas" trailer:

[Footage courtesy of MKIceAndFire]

Note: The Gamescom stream suffered from technical problems, which is why the footage is somewhat choppy and incomplete. We'll update the post with the official clip when or if it becomes available.