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How often do you guys use your shouts?

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Gigapact, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Nephor The Shadow Stalker

    Nephor The Shadow Stalker Strike swiftly and silently.

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    I'm a stealth archer by habit and Throw Voice never gets old but when pl*** hits the Fus Ro Dah is always helpful in a bind. Especially when playing on legendary. I also use Become Etheral a lot when I get mobbed. So handy. Slow Time and Whirlwind Sprint are great for when I get cornered and last but certainly not least Ice Form for those tough bosses.:)
     
  2. shadowkitty

    shadowkitty Mistress of Shadows

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    According to my stats my favoured shout is, of course, Unrelenting Force. But I also like Ice form as it disables a lot of enemies at the one time. I like to use Dragon Aspect to. Especially when a Werewolf. Using Dragon Aspect before you turn, while wearing the Ring of the Hunt makes you an unstoppable killing machine.

    I use shouts more than I use racial abilities. I almost never use those. Oh, except when I am a kitteh, I like the night vision.
     
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  3. Nephor The Shadow Stalker

    Nephor The Shadow Stalker Strike swiftly and silently.

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    Off topic but it's to bad the werewolf doesn't have night eye. That would've been really awesome!!
     
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  4. shadowkitty

    shadowkitty Mistress of Shadows

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    I totally agree. That would have worked really well in first person.
     
  5. HouseHosted

    HouseHosted Mundus 9-5, Oblivion weekends

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    The three I use the most are Marked for Death, Whirlwind Sprint, and Elemental Fury.

    Marked for Death for dragons-- esp. since I never feel like fighting them. Whirlwind Sprint as often as possible to jump around the map. Elemental Fury is absolutely amazing to say the least.
     
  6. rlang290

    rlang290 Member

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    I like "Become Ethereal". I don't use it in combat. It saves me a lot of time getting where I need to go.
    If I need to head in a particular direction and I come to the edge of a cliff I use the shout, jump off the cliff, and continue on my merry way. :)
     
  7. Kalin of High Rock

    Kalin of High Rock Faal Lun Vahdin

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    It depends on who I'm playing.

    Kalin, my original pure-mage used ice-form and flame shouts quite a bit. ice-form was especially useful for getting pushy followers out of the way of the door, back when I was playing on the X-BOX.

    My melee characters, like my spell-sword use unrelenting force. Usually just the first level of it "fus!", to unbalance an opponent for a killing blow. Though I will use the full "Fus Roh Dah!" if I see a chance to blow an enemy off a precipice.

    My current character, Shian, is on my "I'm Not The Bloody Dragonborn!" save. So she can't shout at all. Because she's not the dragon born. To be honest, I don't miss them.
     
  8. ShadowHunter

    ShadowHunter Active Member

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    I only use Unrelenting Force, Dragonrend, Summon Durnehviir and Call Dragon. Those I use once in a while


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  9. Lucid

    Lucid Well-Known Member

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    Many of my characters aren't Dragonborn, but I spam shouts on those that are.

    I prefer the Shout to detect life/dead spells, I frequently become ethereal to jump off cliffs, and I absolutely love breathing fire. I have a mod that reduces shout cooldown with upgraded Talos amulets, but it's bugged to have 0-cooldown time on firebreath with the highest amulet upgrade and a blessing from a Shrine of Talos. I can hold down the button and continually Yol Toor Shul. There's no need to unsheathe my weapons or tap into my mana at all.
     
  10. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    I notice that folks keep referring to the Detect Life/Death shouts, Aura Whisper and Throw Voice.

    I can honestly say that I find them absolutely useless and have never, ever used them except on my first playthrough just to test them out.

    What use are they? Is it really that important to be able to see enemies through walls or distract folks by throwing your voice? Isn't sneak just easier?

    I just don't see the point. The same holds true for the call dragon shouts, unless, of course I want to ride a dragon.

    Maybe it's because, frankly, I just don't use shouts in general.
     
  11. Nick Snyder

    Nick Snyder Absolutely profesh

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    Throw Voice is pretty useful.
     
  12. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    In what context please? I have never found the need to distract my foes, but, perhaps I can give it a try if you could give me an example of somewhere I could try.
     
  13. Nephor The Shadow Stalker

    Nephor The Shadow Stalker Strike swiftly and silently.

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    It's more funny for me than being an actual tool for usefulness.:p
     
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  14. W'rkncacnter

    W'rkncacnter Mister Freeze

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    The vast majority of my characters never activate the main quest so I rarely use shouts. Even when I do collect them I forget about them and end up fighting without.
     
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  15. Harkin

    Harkin Necromatic Mastermind

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    I would've really liked an option at the start of the game where you could create your own shouts or racial abilities if you didn't like the Presets. It would've given Character Creation more flavour an been a bigger motivator to create new roleplays.

    Ppl who planned to be a royal leader or have multiple followers could have a Rally sort of Shout "CHAAAARGE!!"

    Stealth Chars could have some sort of Shout that temporarily filled the area with Whisper like sounds, thereby distracting enemies to make them vulnerable to stealth attacks.

    Kitty Characters could use "Purrr" Shout to appear adorable to guards and the like, decieving the enemy so they are vulnerable to the Pounce of Doom!

    Fun ideas.
     
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  16. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    "Pounce of Doom" - I like that!
     
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