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A question about weapons and armor weight

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Venur, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Venur

    Venur New Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Does weight affect anything beside walking speed ?

    I'm playing 2 handers builds now and maces have a base dmg superior to axe and swords so I guess the heavy weight they have must hurt me somewhere ?

    I guess it is the same for heavy armor vs light armor ? Is it just a mather of "sneak" ability ?
  2. Khazrihl

    Khazrihl Active Member

    Dec 2, 2011
    Wise, Virginia
    Good question.

    Without doing any deep research, I do know for a fact that you are slower with your weapon drawn, I don't think it matters what kind of weapon, however I can't answer for sure.

    They changed the way armor is involved in sneaking.

    The Old Way: Boot Weight

    The Skyrim Way: All armor weight is considered when sneaking.
  3. psyk0

    psyk0 No soul gem large enough.

    Nov 23, 2011
    The weight of the armor you're wearing (and, I think, the weapon(s) you're wielding) affects how fast your stamina drains when sprinting. But I don't think the type of weapon you're using affects movement speed; it should be the same whether wielding a dagger or a greatsword. I'll test it tonight though.

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