1. #7921
    It is possible to play the game with unmodded magic. Its sort of tedious, though. To make even slightest dents on your enemies you will have to run around waiting for your mana to regenerate so that you can use powerfull enough spells. Later in the game when you get that master level lightning skill, you can shoot down dragons from the sky...

    If you are going to play unmodded magic character, you are going to need tons of extra mana. High elf is good for that. Never used it myself, though. They look ugly.


    Conjuration is your friend. Those atronarchs cost tons of mana, but they can usually block enemies from getting to you or actually kill them while you regenerate mana. I found it fun to summon those lightning atronarchs and then cast chain lightnings on them so it jumps directly to enemies without having to aim. Illusion is good, if you are using stealth. Many of the magic schools have something usefull for unmodded caster. I think there was magic absorb alteration or maybe restoration, mana regen, making yourself more durable, casts make no sound, ect.

    Unmodded casters just cant go about pwning everything like non casters and you have to pick abilities that are actually usefull and use them too. Melee can just go in and beat whatever buttons you want and mobs tend to die in one or two hits.
    Last edited by Morae; 2013-12-27 at 03:37 PM.

  2. #7922
    Started off pretty boring but i hung in there and once i started getting some spells and my FUS RO DAH thing going on it is mighty fun to play. Though i feel kinda cheap doing the invisible chest trick in dawnguard (or dawnfall or something) but hey this game is huge a little extra loot isn't going to really make or break it.
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    Played Skyrim long ago. If I buy the Legendary edition, is there a simple / easy way to improve it with add-ons? In the past I remember there were A LOT of addons, I was hoping you guys could suggest 2-3 big ones maybe or some add-on packs, if there are such things.
    I plan to play a caster btw.

  4. #7924
    Well, installation of any mod is really straightforward with nexus mod manager at http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/, mods there can be sorted by type/popularity, sadly I'm not up to date with Skyrim mods, been playing Morrowind overhaul for quite some time.

  5. #7925
    Like i stated earlier in this thread i have lots of mods now and i downloaded them and then installed them with Nexus Mod Manager, however i feel like some mods are missing and some are not working. When i enter the mod configuration meny only 2 mods appear, iHud and SKYUI. Any way to check if all mods are working (i just started a save.) ?

  6. #7926
    What are the must have mods for skyrim? I dont wanna really stray off from the game though i wanna do the games story line.
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  7. #7927
    the games main story line is not the strength of the game. I mean you can approach it how you want but the best part of the game is just going off to do whatever you have a fancy to.

  8. #7928
    Such as? I am doing stuff like enchanting and blacksmithing.
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  9. #7929
    exploration, guild quests, all of the side quests, picking daises, spelunking, housekeeping, stealing, pillaging, murder

    there is quite a bit of freedom in the game

  10. #7930
    If you cant absolutely decide what to do, close your eyes and turn around randomly and maybe couple jumps, ect. Then go forward and explore what you encounter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    so like, i've been messing around with skyrim again and reading ALL teh books and trying to get all of the shouts and stuff. but while i was looking for shout locations on the wiki, i noticed a lot of the word walls mention a decree of the "hoar father". so, anyone who is more versed in the elder scrolls lore know anything about this dude? i've seen "hoar" before in this thing about kyne, but i can't remember what that was.

    is it just some atmoran belief or something? the world walls are old as the hills and written in draconic, so it's obvious they're made during and shortly after the first defeat of alduin.
    Its probably the Dragon-Priest Ahzidal. Ahzidal was the first well known Nord Enchanter. He learned a lot about Enchanting and magic in a act of revenge against a group of elves that burned down his home. After that, he became so lustful for all things magic that he became a Dragon Priest in search of more power. This may have brought madness, causing the other Priests to exile him to Solstheim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    exploration, guild quests, all of the side quests, picking daises, spelunking, housekeeping, stealing, pillaging, murder

    there is quite a bit of freedom in the game
    the one thing ive never seen anyone do ingame is use the mining pick and do some mining.. if they need a certain material they usually just buy it

    i know its possible with so many mines and such but its like the one feature they added everyone ignores

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achaman View Post
    the one thing ive never seen anyone do ingame is use the mining pick and do some mining.. if they need a certain material they usually just buy it

    i know its possible with so many mines and such but its like the one feature they added everyone ignores

    I wouldn't say everyone. I know I personally have mined because I can't be assed to run around to every merchant to get the ore I need in order to build my house or make whatever I wanted to smith. Seemed like it would be a better yield to find a mine of the ore I needed and clear it out.

  14. #7934
    Magic is alota fun to use. Should i be sticking with that college of winterhold place and train the levels?
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  15. #7935
    Why is destruction so piss weak only way to make it work is combining it with other schools of magic who could be bothered with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy valmer View Post
    Why is destruction so piss weak only way to make it work is combining it with other schools of magic who could be bothered with that.
    Need to DL some new magic mods. Essentially in Morrowind Magic was amazingly OP, and Bethesda has been kind of scared of that happening again since then.
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    Uh...yes. Absolutely.

  18. #7938
    Magic does not scale at all in Vanilla, so you have to use SkyRe or other Overhaul Mods. I'm playing a Ranger right now, with SkyRe it scales pretty well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Exroyal View Post
    Like i stated earlier in this thread i have lots of mods now and i downloaded them and then installed them with Nexus Mod Manager, however i feel like some mods are missing and some are not working. When i enter the mod configuration meny only 2 mods appear, iHud and SKYUI. Any way to check if all mods are working (i just started a save.) ?
    You can try running BOSS and see if you are getting any errors.
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/6/?

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    Hey guys brand new to the game quick question about mods. I know to get the Skyrim UI and the one that adds extra detail to the map (well those were the two I was told I need to get) but what other mods are good to have?

    Sorry if there is a list I am missing I assume ye get asked these questions alot here:P

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