So another post from me on the forum... this one may seem like a dumb question but I can't really trust myself.
Does the difficulty setting matter in terms of the type of enemies that you encounter when they appear specifically speaking dragons.
I have been playing the Dawnguard on master difficulty after beating the boss I switched over to Apprentice so that I could explore easily. During my playthrough I have met Frost Dragon and Blood Dragon when I fast traveled. Now that I'm done with the DLC and switched to a lower difficulty the only dragons I have met were the regular Dragons and I met them at their fixed locations next to the word of power walls.
I have noticed that I rarely get attacked by dragons when I fast travel to an open area and that the types of dragons are little in difficulty. Does the difficulty matter... lets say when I gain the appropriate level to fight the Legendary Dragon would I be able to fight him on any difficulty? I think the answer would be yes but I'm not to sure.
It is fun and all to fight bosses on master difficulty but in terms of exploring it is a waste to my resources such as buying healing potions, also I'm using two-handed to level up more so that slows down the gameplay due to having to drink potions from my inventory menu.