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ThePoopWizard - Anyone else doing a battle Mage set up.<br>One hand magic (I'm left handed is fire destruction magic) one handed battle axe/sword(right hand) and I wear heavy armor except I wear a hood that has magic enchantments instead of a helmet.<br><br>The battle Mage is durable I can go ranged or close and it goes well.<br><br>And everyone get the ritual stone thing it raises the dead around you for an hour to fight for you. Help in dungeons <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


This is pretty much me also. Working my way through the Mage, Companion, and Bard quests. I find combining frost spells with fire enchanted weapons to be incredibly effective, even though it seems counterintuitive.
11/14/11 12:56 PM
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i've got a one handed warrior mage, redguard. Was thinking about joining the companions or the imperial army.. So many bloody options.. Ive enjoyed a bit of alchemy, cooking and smithing too. 
11/14/11 12:59 PM
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 I'm a high elf chick.

No armor, no weapons; just magic.  Destruction, Restoration and Conjuring as the mains with heavy support from Alchemy, Enchanting and Alterations.  Not too much illusion at present though.
 
Dual handed impact lightning bolts FTW!! you don't get finishing moves but you can blast guys from one end of the cave to the other.I don't go anywhere without a Flame Atronacht

Killed 3 dragons, level 13 and just got made an adept at the Mages guild. Now i'm gonna go kill someone to fill a black soul gem, than should bring about the Dark brotherhood.
11/14/11 1:00 PM
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ThePoopWizard - Anyone else doing a battle Mage set up.<br>One hand magic (I'm left handed is fire destruction magic) one handed battle axe/sword(right hand) and I wear heavy armor except I wear a hood that has magic enchantments instead of a helmet.<br><br>The battle Mage is durable I can go ranged or close and it goes well.<br><br>And everyone get the ritual stone thing it raises the dead around you for an hour to fight for you. Help in dungeons <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


This is pretty much me also. Working my way through the Mage, Companion, and Bard quests. I find combining frost spells with fire enchanted weapons to be incredibly effective, even though it seems counterintuitive.
I need to get some better enchantments I got this sweet set of dwarven armor from doing some college of wintertime quests.

Do you know where to learn new spells? I have level 60 something destruction all my spells are novice or apprentice . I just don't know who to talk to and the people in the college haven't taught me I'm a vet and a bit confised Phone Post
11/14/11 1:00 PM
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ThePoopWizard - Anyone else doing a battle Mage set up.<br>One hand magic (I'm left handed is fire destruction magic) one handed battle axe/sword(right hand) and I wear heavy armor except I wear a hood that has magic enchantments instead of a helmet.<br><br>The battle Mage is durable I can go ranged or close and it goes well.<br><br>And everyone get the ritual stone thing it raises the dead around you for an hour to fight for you. Help in dungeons <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


That is how I started, except light armor instead of heavy, but eventually I switched it up. Dual casting and dual wielding are just way too strong. Now I cast until out of magicka, and then switch to my dual maces.
11/14/11 1:03 PM
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fingers 'n' teeth -  I'm a high elf chick.

No armor, no weapons; just magic.  Destruction, Restoration and Conjuring as the mains with heavy support from Alchemy, Enchanting and Alterations.  Not too much illusion at present though.
 
Dual handed impact lightning bolts FTW!! you don't get finishing moves but you can blast guys from one end of the cave to the other.I don't go anywhere without a Flame Atronacht

Killed 3 dragons, level 13 and just got made an adept at the Mages guild. Now i'm gonna go kill someone to fill a black soul gem, than should bring about the Dark brotherhood.
There's mages guild here ? I thought only the college at winterrhold or whatever was it Phone Post
11/14/11 1:04 PM
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ThePoopWizard - Anyone else doing a battle Mage set up.<br>One hand magic (I'm left handed is fire destruction magic) one handed battle axe/sword(right hand) and I wear heavy armor except I wear a hood that has magic enchantments instead of a helmet.<br><br>The battle Mage is durable I can go ranged or close and it goes well.<br><br>And everyone get the ritual stone thing it raises the dead around you for an hour to fight for you. Help in dungeons <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


That is how I started, except light armor instead of heavy, but eventually I switched it up. Dual casting and dual wielding are just way too strong. Now I cast until out of magicka, and then switch to my dual maces.
I like that strategy Phone Post
11/14/11 1:14 PM
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where do i find the key to get in white run?
11/14/11 1:23 PM
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 I focus heavy on magica. Lots of conjuring and double casting fire and lightning bolts.

It can be a pain in the ass when enemies get too close, but I do have my armor spells & lots of restore magica potions.

So many ways to go about this game.
11/14/11 1:23 PM
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fingers 'n' teeth -  I'm a high elf chick.

No armor, no weapons; just magic.  Destruction, Restoration and Conjuring as the mains with heavy support from Alchemy, Enchanting and Alterations.  Not too much illusion at present though.
 
Dual handed impact lightning bolts FTW!! you don't get finishing moves but you can blast guys from one end of the cave to the other.I don't go anywhere without a Flame Atronacht

Killed 3 dragons, level 13 and just got made an adept at the Mages guild. Now i'm gonna go kill someone to fill a black soul gem, than should bring about the Dark brotherhood.
There's mages guild here ? I thought only the college at winterrhold or whatever was it Phone Post
sorry, the college is what i meant.  The mage guild is disbanded but i still call the college the guild out of habit.
11/14/11 1:30 PM
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 I had "Lydia" following me to help, well i guess i burned her when fighting the trolls on the way to the white beards or whatever.
11/14/11 1:37 PM
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Willybone - One thing I learned in Oblivion, save in as many slots as it'll let you.
I was 75% done with the main plot and then realized I'd caught vampirism. Screwed up everything.



There was a cure for vampirism. Did you not investigate that?
11/14/11 1:48 PM
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ThePoopWizard - Anyone else doing a battle Mage set up.<br>One hand magic (I'm left handed is fire destruction magic) one handed battle axe/sword(right hand) and I wear heavy armor except I wear a hood that has magic enchantments instead of a helmet.<br><br>The battle Mage is durable I can go ranged or close and it goes well.<br><br>And everyone get the ritual stone thing it raises the dead around you for an hour to fight for you. Help in dungeons <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



Playing almost a pure wizard because I love teh dual casting. THough I do switch to a one handed blade with a spell at times. I am trying to do that by using an enchantes weapon of one type of damage and a spell of another type.


I do often have to switch to using the sword because I burn through a lot of magic recharge.with teh dual weilding despite being a high elf with the high
11/14/11 2:17 PM
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BigWilliam - I have trouble seeing how a thief could deal with things like dragons, that is where I would have trouble playing one. A replay as a spell caster does seem like it would be cool though.

This playthrough I went pretty much straight warrior, specializing heavily in war hammer skills and heavy armor.
It's not that bad since you don't have to wait for them to land.. Standing in an open field with a dragon flying towards you, tagging it with an arrow and watching it crash into the ground is just about the most awesome thing you can do. I don't know how guys with swords are handling giants and dragons. Phone Post
11/14/11 2:31 PM
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Killed my first giant earlier, not too difficult really with a decent archery skill.
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fingers 'n' teeth -  I'm a high elf chick.

No armor, no weapons; just magic.  Destruction, Restoration and Conjuring as the mains with heavy support from Alchemy, Enchanting and Alterations.  Not too much illusion at present though.
 
Dual handed impact lightning bolts FTW!! you don't get finishing moves but you can blast guys from one end of the cave to the other.I don't go anywhere without a Flame Atronacht

Killed 3 dragons, level 13 and just got made an adept at the Mages guild. Now i'm gonna go kill someone to fill a black soul gem, than should bring about the Dark brotherhood.
There's mages guild here ? I thought only the college at winterrhold or whatever was it Phone Post
sorry, the college is what i meant.  The mage guild is disbanded but i still call the college the guild out of habit.
I skipped through someone explaining that why did the mages guild disband? And I want to lead the psijic order Phone Post
11/14/11 2:52 PM
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BigWilliam - I have trouble seeing how a thief could deal with things like dragons, that is where I would have trouble playing one. A replay as a spell caster does seem like it would be cool though.

This playthrough I went pretty much straight warrior, specializing heavily in war hammer skills and heavy armor.
It's not that bad since you don't have to wait for them to land.. Standing in an open field with a dragon flying towards you, tagging it with an arrow and watching it crash into the ground is just about the most awesome thing you can do. I don't know how guys with swords are handling giants and dragons. Phone Post
Magic shouts and attack him from behind I've got over 10 dragons now and almost all shouts Phone Post
11/14/11 3:00 PM
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BigWilliam - I have trouble seeing how a thief could deal with things like dragons, that is where I would have trouble playing one. A replay as a spell caster does seem like it would be cool though.

This playthrough I went pretty much straight warrior, specializing heavily in war hammer skills and heavy armor.
It's not that bad since you don't have to wait for them to land.. Standing in an open field with a dragon flying towards you, tagging it with an arrow and watching it crash into the ground is just about the most awesome thing you can do. I don't know how guys with swords are handling giants and dragons.


You move a lot, use cover and shouts to bring them down to land. Then jump in face to face and beat them to a pulp.
11/14/11 3:26 PM
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Do you have to do anything to activate the faster High Elf Magicka regeneration or does it automatically work in the background? Does anybody know exactly how it works?
11/14/11 3:35 PM
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SidRon - Do you have to do anything to activate the faster High Elf Magicka regeneration or does it automatically work in the background? Does anybody know exactly how it works?
I never play elfs if I did I'd tell you. My imperials speech power is under the powers tab in magic. Works well when people won't stfu Phone Post
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Playing almost a pure wizard because I love teh dual casting. THough I do switch to a one handed blade with a spell at times. I am trying to do that by using an enchantes weapon of one type of damage and a spell of another type.


I do often have to switch to using the sword because I burn through a lot of magic recharge.with teh dual weilding despite being a high elf with the high
I'm the same as you except i the only weapon i've used is a bow and that is taking a back seat now that i've got the Impact perk for dual casting.

I may start practicing my single blade skill for a back up because it sucks when you are completely out of Magic which can happen pretty quickly.  I'm raising my restoration so i can get the recharge perk (i have one which is a 25% increase but the 2nd bit activates at 60 whereas i'm only about 37 at the moment).

So far i use conjuration, restoration and Alteration to keep enemies busy while i recharge at +150% due to perks and enchantments that i've made (robe for 75% faster recharge, ring for 24%, amulet for 25% and perk for another 25%).  I have a pool of 350 magic and it recharges in 12 seconds which is still too slow on some occasions.

By level 20 i should have a pretty sick mage that has insane magic pool and recharge with ultra cheap dual chain lightning.  weak as fuck though so i'm keeping alteration for rockskin and restoration for wards.
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Any species specific traits are automatically active.

High elves have a 50 more magic, they don't restore magic faster.

11/14/11 4:09 PM
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Every time I try to hire a mercenary they say " Looks like you've already got some help" even though i don't have a companion. Phone Post
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 I haven't taken impact yet. 

is it worth it?
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Did you get the title of Thane perhaps? You have a Lidia as a companion then and maybe the game is not allowing you a second? Fallout 3 worked like that.

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