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Is Aranea Ienith (Azura worshipper) a decent follower?

Discussion in 'Skyrim Help' started by Buddhis Aurelius Maximus, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Buddhis Aurelius Maximus

    Buddhis Aurelius Maximus They call me The Seeker

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    I'd have Jenassa as a follower for a while now, and think that shes pretty decent--we got married--whatevs.
    Just beat the Mayln Varen out of Azura's Star. Since I'm a sucker for Dark Elven ladies, and Aranea gave me that sob storry about how lonely she would be now without Azura, so I dismissed Jenassa and got Aranea Ientih to become my minion.
    I haven't really gotten a chance to test her out in battle yet.
    Does anybody know from experience as to whether or not she is a worthy follower (better than Jenassa)?


    Any input greatly appreciated!
  2. Opium_Bunny

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    She's really really good, she tends to summon those atranoch's though and if you hit them they will hit you back. I love Lenith because sometimes she would go "WHAT THE...!" just randomly out of nowhere. Especially when you fast travel.
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  3. Buddhis Aurelius Maximus

    Buddhis Aurelius Maximus They call me The Seeker

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    Lenith is the Jarl of Whiterun's assistant, right? I was talking about 'Aranea Ienith', the dark elf mage that you talk to doing the Azura's Star quest. We thinking of the same person?

    Either way, thanks for the advice, we just slaughtered some mammoth camps--so Aranea seems pretty BA.
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    Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    Bunny got the wrong name but right fighting abilities. Aranea is really good. boost her up with some armor that fortify destruction and she kicks butt. She's like having two extra people because her first attack is to pop atronachs. The down side to that is if you're in a small hallway or just inside a door, they end up right in front of you.
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    Oh yes I keep forgetting my nickname for her is Lenith...or Lenny...because she makes me mad whenever her atronachs attack me...and I go "classic lenny". Lol, yes it is the same person, I felt sorry for her because Azura ditched her so i dragged her along.
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  6. Buddhis Aurelius Maximus

    Buddhis Aurelius Maximus They call me The Seeker

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    hahaha now i know which phrase to say when she does that to me next time. Claaaaassic Lenny!
    thanks ;)
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  7. Anthony Smash

    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    shes not bad, she cant equip much armor, being a mage and all. depends on your character build, if your a straight up barbarian then she might supplement ranged attacks for you, if you're a mage build, i'd stick to a warrior or sellsword, Vorstag is my fav :) he picks stuff up really well and wears and uses all sorts of weapons and armor, plus hes a nice guy!
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    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    by the way, Irileth is Balgruuf's thane
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    Dagmar Defender of the Bunnies of Skyrim

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    All mage followers can equip armor.
    Irileth is a Housecarl not a Thane.

    This thread has been dead for 7 months. If you're going to necropost you could at least do it with accurate information. :p
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  10. Anthony Smash

    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    yer right, she is a housecarl, skyrim-jargon fluke, she can equip armor? i swear ive had a few who couldnt, definately serana.
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    Dagmar Defender of the Bunnies of Skyrim

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    Serana is already wearing Vampire armor. Followers have rules for priority in equipping armor and they will wear what is best for them given their armor skill. I don't have Dawnguard so I can't console her stats but if she has strong Light Armor Skill it's unlikely she will ever elect to wear any heavy armor you give her unless it's been tempered to an extreme level of bonus points. Followers are also glitchy when it comes to equipping armor identical to theirs but improved with Smithing. They often wont equip it and they will also often change back to their default armor even if they do equip it.

    I don't know with absolute certainty if a follower will equip armor if they have no armor skill at all but they should given that armor is still superior to no armor at all. Also every follower I can think of has armor skill in either light, heavy or both even if it is extremely low.
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  12. Start Dale

    Start Dale I got 99 problems but a Deadra ain't one.

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    Aranea Ienith; i know someone who is about to get some major destruction enchanted glass armour :)
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    Dagmar Defender of the Bunnies of Skyrim

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    Followers don't benefit from Fotify skill enchantments.
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    Start Dale I got 99 problems but a Deadra ain't one.

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    Thats okay, she's still getting it... But mainly so i can hand her some armour for all that magic she brings to my warriors based builds. Oh and she will look cute in it, the enchanted bit is just cause i like doing silly things like that for the RP fun of it. ;)
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    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    yeah im aware of all that, ive had so many instances when my follower wouldnt equip the better piece of armor or weapon (heard a rumor that the option to choose followers equipment will come in an update?). i just wish i could have serana in heavy armor, she would make a badass battle-mage!
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    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    my favorite is giving my follower the ebony mail, so when im sneaking, theyre "shadowed" or whatever and dont give me away
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    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    i usually throw fortify healing rate enchantments on the rest of their gear to keep them in the fight longer, and one handed/two handed/marksman on hands and feet depending on the follower (im sure the later of that is pretty obvious)
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    Dagmar Defender of the Bunnies of Skyrim

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    Those don't work on followers either. :p

    The following are the only enchantments that will work on followers:

    Fortify Health
    Fortify Heavy Armor
    Fortify Light Armor
    Fortify Magicka
    Fortify Stamina
    Fortify Unarmed Damage
    Muffle
    Resist Fire
    Resist Frost
    Resist Magic
    Resist Poison
    Resist Shock
    Water Breathing
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    Anthony Smash SMASHTACTICS (DUBBAGE/THRESHOLD DJ CREW)

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    oh, good to know, thanks! dude ur like a skyrim guru lol
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    I love Aranea Ienith, when she told me *spoilers* that she was going to be alone, my little heart ached and we been adventuring across Skyrim with Lydia ever since, but to your question yeah she's a decent follower I'd say. :p
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