I actually used the inventory item editor to change armor and weapons into totally new and awesome armor and weapons.
This works with armor and weapons as long as you are changing a weapon/armor into the same type. For example you can change a bow into a bow. A 1h sword into a 1h sword. A medium chestpiece into a medium chest piece.
Click the box for inventory item editor in the CE table to check it with an X.
Goto the shop and buy a weapon/armor, leave the shop screen.
Equip the weapon/armor. This will populate the values on the CE table.
Click the box next to "change". This brings up a box labeled "Change Item Type".
(For weapons it should resemble this: DA3/Equipment/Items/Weapons/Warrior/TwoHanded/Mauls/equip_maul_t3_1_rare which is a two handed maul)
(For armor it should resemble this: DA3/Equipment/Items/Armors/Medium/equip_armor_medium_var1_0411c_rare_v2 which is a medium chest piece)
Now paste your selection into the box labeled "Change Item Type" and click the change button.
Finally equip the weapon/armor and unequip it. The weapon/armor should now be changed into what you selected. IF IT DOES NOT CHANGE
Exit your inventory screen, hit esc and then manually save your game. Wait about 10-15 seconds and load up the game you just saved. (very important)
Now check your inventory and the item you changed should now be what you chose.
As i said this does work with armor too as long as it is the same type. Hope this helps and is clear enough to understand
NOTE: I also got crafting materials to work with this method except for populating the values in CE i had to just go into my inventory/crafting materials and just scoll/click till i got the right one to populate. It should resemble this: DA3/Equipment/Crafting/Materials/recipe_material_rune_red_lyrium_pure so it works for rune materials and even blank runestones so you can make good runes early game but you do have to save the game and then load it back up for each item you do. After you save and load and see that you got the results you were aiming for, click the box next to "Infinite potions & Free crafting [num2], goto the shop/merchant and sell 1 of the crafting material and it will make you have 99 of any crafting item and valueables. Can repeat as much as needed with this method.
Edited by jroot45, 11 January 2015 - 06:14 AM.