So I recently went back to Skyrim after a several month hiatus. I'm level 53 Reguard and have gone dual-wield 1 handers or shield/1hander if the situation demands it.
Anyway, I'm getting my ass handed to me by high 'ranked' Dragons, mostly from their breaths, and mages/spell-casting enemies.
I then realised I was playing on higher difficulty so I put it back to normal, but unless I avoid most of the attack the magic users or dragons still burn right through my HP with ease. Physical attacks come nowhere near giving me a hard time
My skill points aren't so balanced as I very early on decided I wanted to max out Blacksmithing to get the dragonplate armor which I am now using. So is it the level scaling that is kicking my ass?
Any recommendations? Should I enchant all my gear with magic res or level up other aspects of my charactar? My one handed skill is in the 90s
I could put the game level down some more but I'd rather not
If your character is more a mage character then your resistance to physical damage will be low. For example I play as a melee warrior Orc and at level 45 I can go toe to toe with a dragon and still bring him down without taking alot of damage. Hope that helps.
The way I have did things was, do the chest glitches
Find all the chests and try and find the health regeneration at 40% and add it to your chest armour, sheild, necklace, ring
this will give you nearly 100% regeneration. Mind you have to understand, if your enchantment is low you will only get with greater grand soul gems around 13-20% regeneration. If its around 40-50.or 100% it will increase to 31- 40% per item
So you could possibly have 100% use a ring and necklace to
If you can put two enchantments on, do increase health by 40 and 31 or 40 regeneration
You will get over 200 health and around 93 regeneration health
So put increase health and regeneration health into your chest armour, should,a ring and necklace. So around 31 regeneration per item and increase health around 40
Also you in your arm armor and braces, boots put increase hands skills to 30%
Thats how I get ass kicked
Level up your block skill, and look for the 50% magic reduction, enchantments that reduce magic are good too.
Or you could look for spellbreaker. ;)
Level scaling is probably the problem but nothing you can't overcome. Dragonrend for dragons along with a decoy ie..dremora lord or familiar, then hack away..for mages whooping that ass I always found become ethereal shout helpful..lets you get up close and personal where they don't do too well..
Love skyrim man..
Depending on which one you are more far along on, I would increase Archery or magic (some sort of destructive spell).
Starting a new game on 360 myself as an archer (previous./current game on PC is 2-handed dude).
Thanks for all the feedback guys!
@Claud3 - lmao that sounds pretty crazy with all that health regen. My enchanting is actually 100 as I just enchanted all the gear I was making with Blacksmithing as I power levelled it :)
@Kwes - I definitely should level my block actually, I'm only 68 with only a few skill points invested into the tree. I googled Spellbreaker and it looks very handy. I'll do that quest asap as I think Spellbreaker fits my aggressive style of play
@imINxile - I googled Dragonsrend and holy shit, that's exactly what I need. When I've gotten a dragon to land I usually kick it's ass by shield slamming and whacking away. But getting him to land is the problem as it kicks my ass when it's flying and breathing. Seems I'm only a couple of quests away from learning that shout :)
@admartian - From getting owned a lot I did begin levelling my archery cos I found I could never get close but I think with the above I should be able to handle them now
+rep to you guys
I notice you left my name out. Oh well. lol I know I propably didnt tell you anything that you didnt already know.
Originally Posted by Nitey
No it's not that. I took on board what you said, so thank you, but I didn't know what to reply with :p. I did give you rep though!
to add to what Kwes said, find the shield of ysgramor. it adds another 20% resistance to magic. it does stack, so you'll have 70% resistance with the skill perk unlocked- hell, it'll provide a nice boost without it...
also ups your health by 20 :P
it is also the biggest shield in the game, it helps deflects arrows from those pesky archers (who surprisingly murder my ass)
My redguard is lower level than yours, but magic and dragon breath do next to no damage on nightmare. unless they flank the shield, in which case i end up running :lol:
hold that bad boy up 300 style and nothing should hurt you ever again :snicker
Hmmm! I actually did the quest line a couple days ago, and left the shield in the tomb LOL. Noob. I was at capacity so couldn't hold anymore :(. I'll go back and get it. Can't believe I forgot about that
What would be better then, spellbreaker or shield of ysgramor?
if you have spellbreaker then keep that one :D
the shield of ysgramor is the easiest of the two to acquire, or so i could manage :snicker
however, spellbreaker isn't as big as ysgramor's shield. if archers become your main concern (like they did me) then i'd use the 'bigger' one :D
if i could rate both i'd give spellbreaker a 10 and the shield of ysgramor a 9.6 (as it can't be refined)
spellbreaker is not considered shield though :-?... using it will increase your heavy armor skills. (im not sure why exactly)
it functions as a shield though and that's all that matters :snicker
okay mate, cheers for the insight
Spellbreaker looks pretty easy to obtain so I'm definitely gonna go for it. But I will pick up the shield of ysgramor as it's still in his tomb I cleared :)
Oh ok, thanks I appreciate that. Glad I was able to help.
Originally Posted by Nitey