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NCwilde1

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I watch friends fight Dragons and some are more efficient than others when it comes to killing them. Even I have problems sometimes being that I prefer to be an Archer. I'm fairly good when it comes to killing them, but something tells me that it should be a quicker fight being that I am level 31(Mind you I'd rather it be a long battle, because thats what makes it challenging and so darn fun). I don't have Dragonrend yet though because I'm having a helluva time exploring(My favorite aspect of the game) and taking on miscellaneous quests and joining factions. My main question here though is, What is you approach to slaying those Winged Beasts?

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Blake

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I guess I also enjoy Archery. I can run away, hide, take a shot and hide again. The sort of panic killing is what makes dragon killing the most fun.Also, if I get the chance, I'll sneak up and get a sneak attack on a dragon with a dagger. It usually one hit kills it, so it'll take off to fly, crash land, get up again, and die. It is actually kind of funny.

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I snipe at it with the expert lightning spell, and by the time it lands it's at half health or less just from that. From there I run up and wack it a few times with my enchanted daedric sword and it's dead in about 10-15 seconds. Of course, nothing offers much of a challenge after level 50 or so. I used to have to be much more strategic.

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when i usually encounter a dragon, some other creature is near, so i end up being chased by both until they fight each other then i just pick them off.

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NCwilde1

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It seems you guys are a lot stronger than I am. Is there any other way to get Daedric weapons other than smithing them yourself? Maybe I'm not that effective because instead of focusing on certain skills, I invest a few perk points in various ones. This may be the reason I keep starting over now that I think about it. I'm on my 5th playthrough and only have completed the main story once, all because I wasn't satisfied on how I chose to level up my character. I don't know :confused: ...

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Blake

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If you want you can post a different topic about what ever character type you are planning to build and we can help you with that. The perk calculator at the top of the website will help as well. :P

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Unknown ProbLem

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I think you can only smith Daedric items, however for whatever reason a vendor in the Ragged Flagon (don't remember who) sold me a Daedric Bow of Damnation. mind you i am level 81, but i found it odd. I guess it is possible just extremely rare.

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Blake

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I think you can only smith Daedric items, however for whatever reason a vendor in the Ragged Flagon (don't remember who) sold me a Daedric Bow of Damnation. mind you i am level 81, but i found it odd. I guess it is possible just extremely rare.

Yeah, fences have been known to give awesome enchanted weapons once you get high enough, like a bow that does 40 fire damage, and that was at level 40 something.

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With Dragonrend?ShoutHack'n SlashRepeatProfitWithout Dragonrend?Run around in circles for twenty bloody minutes dodging fireballs and frost breath.Watch it land. Charge.Hack'n SlashBegin swearing as it takes off again.Rinse RepeatProfit

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Unknown ProbLem

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Since I normally play on master, and my most played character is level 81 and have all the shouts etc. they are rather just a hassle sometimes to me, also Ancient... so I tend to use my "special" Dragon killing bow that does waaaaaaaaay too much damage. like 800 Million... lol.

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Omega Dragon Warlord

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With Dragonrend?ShoutHack'n SlashRepeatProfitWithout Dragonrend?Run around in circles for twenty bloody minutes dodging fireballs and frost breath.Watch it land. Charge.Hack'n SlashBegin swearing as it takes off again.Rinse RepeatProfit

Yeah, this... I feel I'm pigeonholed into using archery/magic half the time when fighting them things though and that sucks.

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Unknown ProbLem

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Like i said before, after enough time on a single character, they just become extremely bothersome. My main 81 with like 370 hours has killed almost 100 dragons and 60% were Ancients, and Master is my difficulty of choice. for those of you who are unsure why any of it is relavent, take your highest level and put the game on master fighting a dragon. you most likely will not survive, especially in a CQC fight with a sword, it's suicide. I suppose I would enjoy fighting them if they weren't so deadly.

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I don't prefer to face Dragons alone. However, if forced to, I try to get the Dragon to chase me into an area where I can snipe at it from a safe vantage point or into an encounter with another critter/NPC.

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You seem to be very OP to me too, I have a daedric bow that does around 100 damage and I consider myself semi-godly already, wearing dragonscale armor (that still doesn't reach the armor cap). I also play on adept because expert and master is just so damn hard. So Ive been trying to get to the level that you guys play on but I just can't do it. This is also my first RPG game I've played so I'm still fairly new. But back on topic I don't really have a dragonslaying strategy I just use whatever method seems right for the situation.

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Unknown ProbLem

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You seem to be very OP to me too, I have a daedric bow that does around 100 damage and I consider myself semi-godly already, wearing dragonscale armor (that still doesn't reach the armor cap). I also play on adept because expert and master is just so damn hard. So Ive been trying to get to the level that you guys play on but I just can't do it. This is also my first RPG game I've played so I'm still fairly new. But back on topic I don't really have a dragonslaying strategy I just use whatever method seems right for the situation.

Best for Adept and Expert would be Archery, then Shouts + 1h War Axes and Restoration (aside ancients, then you are done pretty much no matter what) Also, I think I'm one of the only who play on master and I've played Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Oblivion so it isn't my first "rodeo". Everything about Master makes it more challenging but dragons on master will always probably be too hard, aside low level ones like the weaker Blood dragons or just normal dragons. Elders and Ancients and Dawnguards legendary (which appear around 71 occasionally) are practically impossibly due to the Difficulty setting which i'll explain in a moment.


Bethesda's typical damage table:
Difficulty Player Damage NPC Damage
Very Easy or Novice 200% 50%
Easy or Apprentice 150% 75%
Normal or Adept 100% 100%
Hard or Expert 75% 150%
Very Hard or Master 50% 200%





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