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Old 05-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #261
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My first character was a full mage. Mainly used conjuration and destruction, kill everyone while they fight my atronarchs. I am so glad that they finally made a TES game that you can actually play as a mage. With the other games in the series it was impossible (except on the PC) to play as a mage.


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Really?

I have transmute. And I have the most recent updates.

For every Iron dagger or set of Leather Bracers smithed I am getting 1 step toward the next level. Sure, there are a LOT of step between levels but Ingots and Ore are cheap in addition to any ore I mine along the way.

Every time I go back to my house to collect a weapon or store loot I stop by the forge, buy ore, ingots, and leather and increase smithing by at least 2 levels. Have upped from s'thing like 15 to 40 in just a handful of stops.

I wonder. Do some forges offer better increases in smithing than others?
Yeah iron daggers and hide bracers are really easy to spam and may get you several levels. smithing used to progress the same no matter the item. that has been changed to progress based on the value of the item smithed. it's easier to spam gold neclaces than daedric armor so that's why I suggested jewelry.

one of my favorite pass times in skyrim is giant hunting combined with wheat farming. great way to level up your combat skills, alchemy, and selling makes you a ton of money.


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one of my favorite pass times in skyrim is giant hunting combined with wheat farming. great way to level up your combat skills, alchemy, and selling makes you a ton of money.
Mabe I should try close combat with a giant now. Last time I tired I got launched into orbit. Ever since I've kept them at bows distance. My current bow takes a giant down in 3 shots.
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Mabe I should try close combat with a giant now. Last time I tired I got launched into orbit. Ever since I've kept them at bows distance. My current bow takes a giant down in 3 shots.
It's worth a shot. My current character is a mage so I have the benefit of being able to level my main combat skills from a distance. giants are slow so if you have a decent amount of stamina you should be able to land a blow and run before he can clobber you. try to lure one giant away from the group as two giants gets really messy. throw in a mammoth or three and you've got a lot of work on your hands.

EDIT: Oh, and don't forget to have a bunch of empty greater soul gems. Grand if you're going for mammoths.
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Mabe I should try close combat with a giant now. Last time I tired I got launched into orbit. Ever since I've kept them at bows distance. My current bow takes a giant down in 3 shots.
Giants are an example of why my orc was too strong. He could take on 2-3 giants at a time with not much issue (somewhere in the 25-30 level range) But I do not think I ever killed a mammoth those biggums take some damage...
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Giants are an example of why my orc was too strong. He could take on 2-3 giants at a time with not much issue (somewhere in the 25-30 level range) But I do not think I ever killed a mammoth those biggums take some damage...
I killed one very early with bow and arrow and a staff of flames. Took nearly 100 arrows.
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Finally got my smithing leveled up, last night, high enough that I could modify magic items.

A MUCH needed improvement to my current arsenal.

As quickly as I have boosted the level up by smithing a bunch of cheap daggers i really see no reason, other than cash flow, to switch it up. I tried smithing some jewelry (Silver) and while it does give you a larger jump it also takes more.

I figure a few more rounds of smithing daggers and I'll have that boosted to 100. Then the next perk I can take is either dragon or daedric.
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Finally got my smithing leveled up, last night, high enough that I could modify magic items.

A MUCH needed improvement to my current arsenal.

As quickly as I have boosted the level up by smithing a bunch of cheap daggers i really see no reason, other than cash flow, to switch it up. I tried smithing some jewelry (Silver) and while it does give you a larger jump it also takes more.

I figure a few more rounds of smithing daggers and I'll have that boosted to 100. Then the next perk I can take is either dragon or daedric.
Dragon is awesome and easy to make

Daedric is WAY better but harder to make, as every piece requires both Ebony and Daedra hearts. I only got enough hearts by doing the mission with the black star.
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Dragon is awesome and easy to make

Daedric is WAY better but harder to make, as every piece requires both Ebony and Daedra hearts. I only got enough hearts by doing the mission with the black star.
Enthir at the college always has 2 for sale. Everytime I have visited so far he has had 2 in stock. IIRC, a pair of hearts cost s'thing like $800 to $1000. You have to have cleared the Eye of Magnus before he will start offering the hearts for sale tho'.

Chump change when you are normally carrying around $15 to $20k in septims.

Black Star is the next major quest I have to go through. As of late, I have been going through and clearing out old quests. so far I have just been focusing on the miscellaneous quests. That sh!t adds up QUICK!
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You can buy hearts at some of the alchemist shops. Just remember to put all scales/bones you get in a house chest early on. You dont want to sell them, and you dont want to carry all that weight. When you hit 100 smithing, it's nice to just pop into your house and bring the bones/scales to Warmaiden's forge.


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