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ssdd2014

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Guys, I need advice. How do I strategically fight dragon as a conjure mage (no armor). I am  Conjurer (conjuration 80)  atm and have frost/storm/flame/dremora atronachs. I am level 22 and just completed first dragon kill in main quest. Right now I don't wanna go through the mq just to get the dragonrend shout.

 

My question is, as a squishy mage, how do I strategically fight a dragon that won't land?? Storm and flame atronachs do help with their rabged attacks but I am running around like an idiot getting burnt/frozen all the way through!!

 

Sorry if this is a noob and/or a stupid question.

 

I am in adept difficulty btw.



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Do you use any mods?

Try to find a staff that casts ranged destruction magic so you can save some mana.

Get a ranged follower, archer or magic.

 

My only actual battle advice for when i use a magic user is running around like a headless chicken hiding behind rocks and trees only to pop up when casting destruction/conjuration magic.



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If you're hoping to avoid destruction magic? Run. Seriously, there'll be an insane amount of running involved. But also remember that dragons are faster than you are. If it's flying up from behind you, don't try to outrun it. Turn around and run towards the thing, and within seconds it'll have flown over you and have to come around for another pass. You'll take a fraction of the damage. If it's hovering and glaring, then you get as far from it as you can - its concentration attack has a limited range, and its distance attacks - massive blobs of shining, shimmering splendour death - are hella easy to dodge.

 

Hiding works great too, if you can manage it. Be mindful of your surroundings; keep an eye out for rocks and trees, forts and shacks, guards and spouses - anything that will give you shelter for a few seconds. Your summons will make for great dragon fodder, too. The stronger they are the longer they'll be able to distract it. Which ones work best is sort of a wash - a fire atronach may be able to deal more damage to a frost dragon, but it will also be less resistant to the dragon's attacks as well. More often than not a storm atronach will optimise damage dealt vs. damage taken.

 

Staves are great and all, but unless you're good with the school of magic anyway there's really no point. You'll get a dozen or so casts and then you're right back where you started. You'd be better to consider becoming good with bound weapons. Any character without a ranged attack is really spending more time hiding and running, either to or from the dragon, then they are fighting it. And a conjurer can't run out of ammo, can't be disarmed, and doesn't have to worry as much about having to lug around multiple weapons.

 

Other than that: fire, frost, and magic resistance are your best friends. The Lord Stone would help with base damage resistance, but the Atronach Stone will give you specialised resistance to its elemental attacks while at the same time replenishing your own mana reserves, which means more summons. If you have the Aetherial Crown you could use both. Which is probably the way to go, even if you just toss it on when you meet a dragon and wear something else the rest of the time. Beyond that, robes and such enchanted to buff your resistance is key.


Edited by Hyacathusarullistad, 22 April 2014 - 06:40 PM.


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Simple: Level Restoration,  your Wards eat Dragon Breath for breakfast! Seriously. Dunno if that is a bug, but the Thu'um is almost useless against a somewhat decent ward.



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I did that lol! Played as pure conjurer with no destruction magic before, leveling the guy up to 65 before rebuilding my mod list and starting over. Be an archer/witch hunter. You conjure up a bow, and fight a dragon as an archer would. However you have an advantage of having atronachs. Use the storm atronach to attack the dragon while in flight. Lightning is the best way to go in such cases because damage is instantaneous, no flight time. 2 atronachs should be used ideally. Any time the dragon tries to attack you, RUN. You need to put the atronachs between it and you. They serve as your tanks. Attack the dragon with your conjured bows from the sides, never take it on head on. Takes a lot of time though. Did this on Legendary difficulty with Deadly Dragons installed.



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so many helpful tips! thanx everyone! Another thing I ask:

 

I cannot decide whether to go full mage robe (aka alteration mage armor) or light armor (with enchantment).

 

I decided to go full mage robe but now I  have this powerful dragon priest mask morokei (100% mana regen) and this very useful gloves and cowls from db quest! Also the awesome fact that ancient shrouded cowl can be worn together with morokei.... I really don't wanna lose them!

 

Advice??



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There's a mod called 'mages love dragon priest masks' that converts the masks to clothing instead of armor. Then there's a mod called 'Helms and Circlets' which will let you wear a mask, a circlet, and a hood all at the same time.

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- play thru Dawnguard and conjure up an undead dragon to fight the dragon chasing you

 

- use the bound weapons spells (technically you did conjure it)

 

- run and scream like a girl, especially if you play with deadly dragons....may Crom have mercy on your soul

 

- roleplay as a Sorcerer, which as Oblivion's description put it, can wear the heaviest armor...so you can last longer in battle.

 

- http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/30657/?  Held Book   acts like a sheild, but its a book, for magic users!







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