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Hi

Im about to start playing Skyrim properly today after a few hours of fiddling with drivers and game settings last night to get it running like it should - everything ultra and only using FXAA, with medium shadows seemed to give me 60fps at 1080p

Anyway.........................

Ive been doing alot of reading on the skill tree and leveling system, and I think I know which way im going to go

Im going to be a dual handed sword weilding heavily armoured fireball throwing nutcase biggrin.gif and whatever else I fancy throwing in there, maybe a bit of necrophilea, I mean necromancy wink.gif

Out of the 70 allowed perks, since there are 9 odd for each skill tree that means we can fully specialise in 7 and a bit skills, or maybe a few half done skills instead

(Edit: ^^^ im wrong here but you get the idea, we can fully max a few skills and half max a few more)

Which path have you chosen and why?

(not sure if this is covered in the official Skyrim discussion forum but theres 4,000 odd posts in there so I thought I could keep this thread specific)
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a problem is...like with your duel weilding swords...

 

first perk for one handed weapons is 20% more damage....5 ranks.. 

dual weilding speed, 20%....2 ranks..

 

far more than just 7 points per skill tree...

 

 

as for myself, my first character is a heavy armor brute with sword and shield, will a few points in restoration for basic healing..

 

next im making a sneaky killer with a ton of alchemy specialization

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aaaah cool, i only glanced at the amount of perks and just assumed it was around 9ish.

Nice, I was going to do thataswell but decided that heavy armour wont need a shield, but if i chose a light armour guy then I wud do sheild also
    
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I decided to play something I always wanted to try, but never had the real chance: conjurer who is able to take melee attackers one on one with bound sword and light armor specialization. It started to really take shape after level 15 and although I am playing on the highest difficulty, it has been quite easy so far. A merciless killing machine.
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^^ haha awesome the bounded swords are unreal, I also thought that would be a cool way to play, something I still might look at
    
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I'm finally able to enjoy what I always wanted to do in a TES game - dual wield smile.gif
For armor, I went with light. Thinking logically, dual-wielders must be nimble, hence avoiding encumbrance... Nevertheless, I can't help but wonder whether I picked the right choice.
Oh well, legendary-grade light armor at level 23 kicks arse anyway, so I guess everything's fine.
     
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I've went with a tank. One handed with shield and heavy armour and I'm throwing other points into smithing and archery along the way. Gonna make a more mage oriented character next though.

Loving the tank so far, can kill mammoths at level 9!
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post

aaaah cool, i only glanced at the amount of perks and just assumed it was around 9ish.
Nice, I was going to do that as well but decided that heavy armour wont need a shield, but if i chose a light armour guy then I wud do sheild also


yeah im just going by memory here but  for one-handed skill tree there are like 15 perk "points" you could put into it...

 

rough calculation you can get a decent spread of perks into 5 to 8 skills or you can near max out 3 or 4 skills...

so you dont have a huge window.

 

conjuration warrior sounds pretty dang awesome.   i am definitely wanting to get some killer daggers into a character, have some insane attack speed with duel weilding.

 

even with my shield and heavy armor im not happy with how much damage i take... could be bad at the game or just because im still low level.. oh well, should get better.

 

i think more than ever i want to explore crafting, alchemy and enchanting... for some odd reason i have a better idea of it in skyrim.

 

.....totally sunk...oblivion got 200+ hours of gameplay...Skyrim is going to pass it easy
 

 

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what is a "bound sword"?
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what is a "bound sword"?

A conjured sword.
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