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Need Help Becoming a Werewolf (NOT as a Companion)

Discussion in 'Skyrim Help' started by Kallisti, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Kallisti

    Kallisti New Member

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    My character is a Redguard warrior. No magic, no archery, just dual-wielding swords. I would like her to become a werewolf, but not through the Companions. I read on-line that all you need to do is find a werewolf and let it attack you until there's a note saying you've contracted lycanthropy.
    I wandered around and eventually found a werewolf kept captive by some Silver Hands. I spent the next hour letting the stupid thing attack me until (eventually) it killed me because I ran out of health potions. I had my character remove all her armor and I had more than 30 health potions. I also had it on..Novice? The easiest level. I looked on-line and found an article that said Redguards have a harder time becoming werewolves because of their natural resistance.
    So...any advice? My next plan of action is to buy as many health potions as possible and to make as many myself as I can. But is there a potion I can take to make my character more susceptible/vulnerable? Or am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks...
    Kallisti
  2. vincent

    vincent SC2: DudeMan 346

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    Just do like 5 quests for the companions? You're going through a ton of trouble for something that is easily accomplished.
  3. Jersey Dagmar

    Jersey Dagmar Just in time for the fiyahworks show! BOOM!

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    If you do it through the Companions, you can control the transformations. I don't believe that's possible if a random werewolf gives it to you.
  4. Kallisti

    Kallisti New Member

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    I don't want to be part of the Companions though. That's the whole point. I'm more than willing to do more stuff so long as I don't have to join the Companions.
  5. Jersey Dagmar

    Jersey Dagmar Just in time for the fiyahworks show! BOOM!

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    I joined the Companions just so I could become a werewolf. And then stopped doing the quests. I don't see what the big deal is.
  6. winterhold knight

    winterhold knight WE KNOW!

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    Become a vampire then bite a werewolf and you lose yor vampirism but gain WEREWOLFISAM(EPIC WIN !) to become a vamp just fight one dont kill it and let it attack you I recommend bare hand :)
  7. winterhold knight

    winterhold knight WE KNOW!

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    To cure werewolf you HAVE TO DO COMPANIONS
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    So at that point does it become an ability that you "cast" per se? And if you get it from a random werewolf you turn, what...? Every night at a particular time...? Only with full moons?
  9. Ebony Knight

    Ebony Knight Lore Sword

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    I don't know the stipulations behind contracting lycanthropy from a random werewolf as to whether or not you can change at will, haven't heard otherwise but I haven't tried. If you become a werewolf through the companion quest line you are able to use the power "beast form" once per day (ring of hircine allows for infinite uses/day). In the bloodmoon add on to Morrowind you did not have control over your transformations. If I remember correctly you changed at every full moon and could not remember what you did. It was not a practical power and it wouldn't be in this one either.

    I think winterhold is right about the cure though. I haven't found any cure other than through the ENTIRE companion quest line.

    And believe it or not guys some of us do like to roleplay our characters. If being a companion doesn't fit his character's personality (making assumptions here) then it's completely reasonable to avoid the guild.
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  10. Shanzoko

    Shanzoko New Member

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    To Brad: Yeah if you do the companions quest you can control it just as a spell its located in the area where your character specific magic area such as for nord {battle cry}. But as for random werewolf bites you meet a guy in jail that is a werewolf {sinding} and he turns randomly so I'm not sure.
  11. Shanzoko

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    Kallisti: Go to the jail in windhelm walk to the weird looking jail cell and speak with the man in it. Agree to help him and when you hunt him down don't kill him let him go and he becomes a friend and maybe he will turn you. I'm not really sure just trying to help.
  12. Jusey1

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    There is three ways of becoming a Werewolf in Skyrim. One: Companions. Two: Addspell Cheat (PC only) Three: Find a wandering female Nord on the road, at night. She will say something about "Don't mess with me if you know what's good for you." and she is in her underwear. Note: She counts as a Random Event that happens on the roads and can only be found at night, like the Headless Horseman. I can confirmed her cause I had found her but I was already a Werewolf. BUT, I heard that if you kill her, you can drink her's wolf-blood but doing it this way may have different effects and isn't instantly.
  13. Dagmar

    Dagmar Defender of the Bunnies of Skyrim

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    According to Bethesda's Official Game Guide lycanthropy can only be contracted by doing the Companions' quest line.
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    A.Auditore Destruction & Soul Corruption (>*_*)> ~~~*

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    its either the ring or companions like the few have said there is no 3rd way of becoming a werewolf
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    It's Bloodmoon all over again... The same thing is going on as it did in Bloodmoon. Bethesda hide one way, and doesn't even add it to the guide, while keeping the other around. In Bloodmoon, the most common way to become a werewolf is during the Bloodmoon mainquest or via cheats. BUT there was a 3rd way, hidden way in Bloodmoon.This Hidden way was very hard to do; took me 5 months to do it; and that way is to find 1 of the 8 Wandering Lunatics on Sols. The bad thing is these lunatics had either 98% or 99% chance of NOT being there. In you other words, you have 8/800 - 16/800 chance of finding one of them. And this is true, I have the Construction Set and that is how I figured this out in the first place. Also, there is a 9th Werewolf that has a 90% chance of NOT being there and he is in a dungeon on East side of the island, if I remember correctly.

    Because of this, I wont be surprise of the hidden way I'm talking about here. I created a new character today and planning to find this myserious werewolf again and this time, do what I can to become a beast of the hunt via her. Until then, believe what you will. I'll comment again to confirm this way. Also, Hircine's Ring only works for Werewolf Players, it does nothing if you are cured/not one; was like that for me.
  16. Al'Amar

    Al'Amar The Wood Elf

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    It took me about 3-4 Quests to actually become a werewolf. There is really no negative effect on just becoming a werewolf through the companions. IF you just get the disease from an actual werewolf, you can not control the transformation. Which can lead to you transforming into werewolf form in a large city, and you will have like a huge bounty. Long story short, in the longrun it all works out better with just completing it with the companions.

    Now becoming a Vampire on the other hand is a different story my friend. To my beliefs, the only way to become an actual vampire is to be bitten by an NPC vampire. Not that hard right? Well, when your a vampire I believe (may be wrong along the lines of it) that you lose 75% of your health in the sunlight. Bummer I know, but that is just one of those moments when Skyrim has that realistic feel.

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