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Dual wield build... starting out tips/tricks

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Su8tle, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Straumgald

    Straumgald Member

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    They read the Ohgma Infinium over and over. I got my level 81 to 68 first, then its just stupid grinding, lots of exploits like the -100% to a school of magic so you can cast it over and over for free. That's how you get it to 100%. I don't think anyone does it the real way, I'd be surprised if they did, would take 100s of hours.
     
  2. ShadowGambit

    ShadowGambit Active Member

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    Well, a cool armor is the Ebony Blade.

    The Poison damage is nice when you are a melee character. The Muffle enchantment is optional but always good to get.

    I would get a bit of conjuration at the start. Bound sword are better than most weapon you can find at the beginning of the game, mostly when you get Mystic binding with it. And you CAN dual wield it.
     
  3. Mahone

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    My Redguard dual wields war axes, and the stamina regen is really useful, nothing can really stand in the way of spining daedric war axes. But later in the game, especially for dual wield, you don't even need to use racial abilities to wreck things.
     
  4. Fevershaking

    Fevershaking The King of "NOPE!"

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    Hes right there dangerous for dual wielders. They cut my level twelve down pretty fast......
     
  5. Psiberzerker

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    Don't stand there, and Tank, that's what Critical Charge is for. Without Block, your Power Attacks are how you stagger. I like a light weight Dagger for the offhand reposte' to break Block, and speed up the Double Attacks. The real advantage to DW is all the different attacks you have at your disposal, use all of them effectively, and nothing should give you trouble. If Mudcrabs are killing you, I hate to say it, but you're doing it wrong. they're slow, and have no reach, so stand where you can hit them, but they can't hit you. A sword is real good for this, the Blades' are the longest.
     
  6. mcfrg

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    I wouldn't dismiss mudcrabs as simple practice targets. Yes, mudcrabs are easy to kill, and usually they don't deal a lot of damage but when I practiced my dual wielding techniques on a mudcrab recently, it instantly killed my character around level 10. One hit, and my character was dead, and my character even had put all stat points into health and was wearing heavy armor with perks.
     
  7. Ibn al'Shisha

    Ibn al'Shisha Thane of Cee-bus Hold

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    My now level 36 redguard has dual-wielded from the start, with Heavy Armor and Sneak backing up One-Handed. In cramped quarters, a meat shield does help quite a bit, I typically use Uthgerd. Out in the open, I prefer Illia, equipped with her mom's staff. She then keeps you from getting surrounded by that Ice spell she uses that flings enemies away. Redguard Adrenaline Rush helps with stamina, but I can see where Berserker would be a plus, too. The biggest problem I had in the early levels (and still occasionally now) was enemy spellcasters. Grabbing some Resist Magicka enchantments early on would be a major bonus. Leveling up I've gone about 60% Health, 30% Stamina, 10% Magicka. Current weapons are Dawnbreaker and Mace of Molag Bal.
     
  8. RetroRoboTheRobot

    RetroRoboTheRobot Tell that to the guards :)

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    Lucimorth i feel the same way. I'm a redguard lv 40 with full daedric and 2 daedric swords with fiery soul trap/absorb stamina and absorb health/absorb stamina and i just turn into a fiery whirlwind of death! Even on master i immediately obliterate even the toughest of foes. My bow is enchanted with stamina damage and absorb stamina to bring down dragons as quickly as possible. I used to be a spellsword, and I would ragequit to Draugr Deathlords...then came my day of great realization, and I said "fluff this im goin weaponmaster!" Now I just mess around and do sidequests. I know it isnt the full skyrim experience so im starting a new character - battlemage...I just cant get away from melee combat, its in my blood. I was thinking of using double daggers, but they dont benefit from one hand skill...i know this sounds like im showing off but i just dont know what to do to get a better challenge.
     
  9. Papoy

    Papoy DON'T EXPECT SPOILER WARNINGS FROM ME

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    !!IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN CONJURATION SKIP FIRST PARAGRAPH!!!

    I am Breton, i was mage/warrior. i'm playin' on expert dificulty. I used conjuration (for bound swords) and light armour , but now i am pure warrior with 2 swords ;)

    Bound swords do extremly big demage at early levels and there is perk in conjuration skill tree that increses demage to all bound weapons (that is about 16 if you have ONLY ONE PERK IN ONE HANDED). I have built 8 perks in magica (couse i am expert conjurer) becouse dual wielding does not allow you to block attacks, so you realy need someone to back you up, if you are fightin' multiple opponents. And 'couse followers usually gets in my way i prefer to use astronachs. The strongest one is defenetly dremora lord (he's the reason why i am expert in conjuration).

    I think that i am done talking about conjuration but there is something that you need to know if you are interested in this type off playing. I spent much perks in conjuration but i didn't take Dark Soul, Master conjuration, dual cast conj. second perk to summoner and twin souls (cuse i cant xd).
    Since that i am 32 lvl i allredy finished all perks in one handed skill tree. But i have only one perk spent in "bladesman" couse diffrence between 10% and 20% critical isn't so much. Perks like dual flurry and dual savegery are required. I dont know why i wrote this but you probably allready know all.

    I also have 100 in smithing and i'm using dragonskale light armour and deadric swords. All upgraded to legendary.
    For enchantment you should use drain hp for both swords and chest armour flat hp (I have 28 bonus hp from it). That will keep you alive for long time and you can fight alone aginst more opponents that you could before. But first you should spend at least 2 perks in enchantment, for stronger new enchantments. (as i said, at least). I Drain 11 hp per hit with 1 sword. For boots you could use what you want but i was thinking of some resistance to "something" i'm not sure what. Gloves brobably more dmg for one-handed weapons and idk for helmet. That's how i built my "Necro Santa" (my character), and i'm not finished yet.

    The only problem with my character is that i have only 1 perks in light armour but i am focusing on that now. For necelase i use gouldurs neclase, and for ring stamina. I have about 360 hp and 200 stamina. IF YOU ARE N OT INTERESTED IN CONJURATION PLS SKIP FIRST PARAGRAPH. Thats all i wanted to say (LOL its too much xd haha :p )
     
  10. SkyrimSmartMan

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    you could always use dragonrend
     

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