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Does anyone have any tips for defeating dragon priests on master difficulty?

I'm currently playing a level 23 magic user. Dragon priests can kill me within one or two hits. I tried summoning atronachs to tank for me but the dragon priest defeats them in less than 5 seconds. I tried using lightning spells to drain the priest's magicka, but even after using my entire magicka pool and an additional 20 magicka potions to cast as many lightning spells as I could, the dragon priest was still going strong. My most successful attempt involved dodging around objects so the priest's spells couldn't hit me and occasionally leaving cover for just long enough to cast an attack spell of my own. After a very lengthy battle I had significantly lowered the priest's health, but then it just cast a healing spell and negated my entire hour of attacks in two seconds.

I'm considering just coming back later when I'm more powerful, but due to level scaling I'm not sure if that would work. Does anyone have any other tips on defeating these guys?

Get Marcurio. During the Alduin qiest you get Esbern and Whatshername. Altogether you have 3 npcs for backup. Just dragthem around forever lol.
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Does anyone have any tips for defeating dragon priests on master difficulty?
I'm currently playing a level 23 magic user. Dragon priests can kill me within one or two hits. I tried summoning atronachs to tank for me but the dragon priest defeats them in less than 5 seconds. I tried using lightning spells to drain the priest's magicka, but even after using my entire magicka pool and an additional 20 magicka potions to cast as many lightning spells as I could, the dragon priest was still going strong. My most successful attempt involved dodging around objects so the priest's spells couldn't hit me and occasionally leaving cover for just long enough to cast an attack spell of my own. After a very lengthy battle I had significantly lowered the priest's health, but then it just cast a healing spell and negated my entire hour of attacks in two seconds.
I'm considering just coming back later when I'm more powerful, but due to level scaling I'm not sure if that would work. Does anyone have any other tips on defeating these guys?

DP's are really annoying with their magic and conjuration abilities. They are also undead and have no melee attacks. There are a few ways that you can beat them if you are magic user:

- GET IMPACT! This, backed by fortify magicka regeneration apparel, staggers the crap out of virtually anything.
- If you have Eye of Magnus, drain their magicka to nothing and run up to them with spell and silver sword and wail until they are dead.
- If you do not have an Eye of Magnus, get a tanky or essential follower (Mjoll, Companions, Barbas, Shadowmere), hit him with Impact dual casts of lightning until you run out of magicka, pop potions while dual wielding staffs (preferably lightning spells), and switch to dual casting when your magicka recovers. Hopefully by now your minions (ahem followers) are swarming said DP. Try not to summon anything as DP's usually banish it, take over it, or simply kill it.

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Get Marcurio. During the Alduin qiest you get Esbern and Whatshername. Altogether you have 3 npcs for backup. Just dragthem around forever lol.

LOL that is a pretty scary team. I like having my faction team of Mjoll, Marcurio, Janessa and my follower Aenara during my occasional dragon fights. I don't even have to join in. I just watch them make short work of the enemies.
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So you got the game for Xmas, have you played it yet or are you still going through the mods? biggrin.gif

I've played 2 hours and not even reached riverwood. Been testing mods!
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Here are my mods BradleyW, I have tested so many and these work the best smile.gif

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My modding didn't work properly. sad-smiley-002.gif I might try again tomorrow though.
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I've played 2 hours and not even reached riverwood. Been testing mods!
Not going well atm.

C'mon man... get quest'in biggrin.gif

Really, the bling can wait, If you going to get frustrated, its better to do over a dragon than a mod tongue.gif
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Yea, play some more then mod. Get a feel for the game first.
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The best way of dealing with a Dragon Priest is to stun lock them so they can't cast anything. If you can't stun them, use the slow time shout when they're low hp to finish them off before they can heal. Forget about level scaling. If you don't have the right shouts/perks it doesn't matter what level you are, you need to do some homework!

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The best way of dealing with a Dragon Priest is to stun lock them so they can't cast anything. If you can't stun them, use the slow time shout when they're low hp to finish them off before they can heal. Forget about level scaling. If you don't have the right shouts/perks it doesn't matter what level you are, you need to do some homework!

Unless you want to... exploit... the game a little.

Once you take care of the other NPCs, find a tall rock and just run around it spamming rune spells, conjuring things, regening health, and the like, running away from the boss. I killed that undead dragon in Labyrinthine that way.
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Speaking of Dragon Priests, when you go up against Nahkriin in the World Eater Quest, you have a chance to bum rush him and take him out fast. When you get up to the big vortex, he is w/o his staff since it keeps the portal open. While he is without staff bum rush asap. Once he gets his staff on, it's going to be a long night.
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