Why do mages all ways use daggers?
For assassians it makes sense, you get free backstaps and sneek bonuses. Mages always seem to use daggers though. Why is it they never use conjurred weapons, swords, or axes? I know It would look strange to see a mage use a warhammer or a battleaxe but they look just fine with conjurred battleaxes and greatswords. The Vigilants use Maces and some citizens use waraxes, Why can't mages use Swords,Greatswords,Maces,waraxes, and conjurred weapons? What do you think of how often mages use daggers when they have so many better options?
Last edited by Narrator with a Bowler Hat; Jul 8 @ 10:08pm
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Delta 1038 Jul 8 @ 8:46pm 
Not every mage in Skyrim are Conjurers and daggers don't need magicka and are light; a decent enough emergency weapon. But if you really want to, you can use the Creation Kit to mod them so that they'll use Conjured weapons. Have fun with that when you see why they don't/
Narrator with a Bowler Hat Jul 8 @ 10:10pm 
Originally posted by Delta 1038:
Not every mage in Skyrim are Conjurers and daggers don't need magicka and are light; a decent enough emergency weapon. But if you really want to, you can use the Creation Kit to mod them so that they'll use Conjured weapons. Have fun with that when you see why they don't/
Thanks for the response but Conjurred weapons lie under the mage stone so using them with mages would be benefitial correct? Plus conjurred weapons weight nothing while a bunch of daggers do.
di eshor ribly Jul 8 @ 10:14pm 
Bound weapons are considered Daedric implements. Let me tell you, it hurts to get hit with them. Having a group of mages coming after you early on with daedric-leveled weapons would be a nightmare.
Malaficus Shaikan Jul 8 @ 10:14pm 
I always thought they use daggers as cutting knife's(lorewise) for there experiments. a dagger is robust small and easy to carry.
Perfect for cutting up animals, undead, "volenteers" etc.
A sword cant be used as pricision tool.(too big to easy to cut stuff you dont want too)
And can be used in an emirginence as weapon.
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Delta 1038 Jul 8 @ 10:15pm 
If you want to go into the Rping sense, conjured weapons need magicka which don't work very well as emergency weapons. If you want the meta sense, Conjured weapons are very powerful. The bound arrows for the bow? They're Daedric arrows. I'm not kidding, you get free 100 daedric arrows everything you use the bound bow and the Draugr ebony bow/arrow are already hard enough without the common mage using them.
Narrator with a Bowler Hat Jul 8 @ 10:19pm 
Guys I'm speaking players, a few Important mages who use this strategy would be fine but I'm talking about how player often only use daggers.
Delta 1038 Jul 8 @ 10:24pm 
Oh players, you weren't clear on that. Well, other than the all mighty and responsibilty dodging answer of "it's their choice" which is of course true, daggers again, are not a drain on your precious Magicka if you're a mage which you'll know when you fight dem lightning mages. Also daggers can be tempered, sure your bound sword is a free Daedric sword but it will never be better than a Daedric sword than let's say my super tempered glass sword.
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Narrator with a Bowler Hat Jul 8 @ 10:27pm 
Originally posted by Delta 1038:
Oh players, you weren't clear on that. Well, other than the all mighty and responsibilty dodging answer of "it's their choice" which is of course true, daggers again, are not a drain on your precious Magicka if you're a mage which you'll know when you fight dem lightning mages. Also daggers can be tempered, sure your bound sword is a free Daedric sword but it will never be better than a Daedric sword than let's say my super tempered glass sword.
Fair enough. Smithing, Enchanting, and Alchemy can really make that lil' dagger be a killing machine.
Malaficus Shaikan Jul 11 @ 12:14am 
Originally posted by The Narrator with a Bowler hat:
Guys I'm speaking players, a few Important mages who use this strategy would be fine but I'm talking about how player often only use daggers.
I didnt know they did.
I useally carry a sword around for back up reasons. we mages tent to run out of mana.
Tho i suppos a dagger would weight less and is usefull for backstabbing.
After all calm+sneak+person=corpse.
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pedantic_roc Jul 11 @ 1:24am 
Also - bigger weapons drain your Stamina more quickly and, seeing as how daggers are your 2nd line of defence, you don't want to run out of both Magicka AND Stamina. Eeew... that could be messy.
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SpeedFreak Jul 11 @ 1:34am 
Well those 2 is usually followed by running out of health and don't forget mages are not heavy armored.
pedantic_roc Jul 11 @ 1:39am 
Originally posted by SpeedFreak:
Well those 2 is usually followed by running out of health and don't forget mages are not heavy armored.

I repeat "Eeew... that could be messy."

I didn't want to be as obvious and to the point as you - LOL. Still your post made me grin, and then some (still chuckling here - on and off) Good one :D
gnewna Jul 11 @ 2:55am 
A dagger is light, easy to carry, easy to hide up your sleeve, and (provided I don't accidentally cut myself when it's up my sleeve) a bit less likely to end up with me hurting myself more than the other person. It's a bad enough idea to pull out a knife when you don't know what you're doing (see: people who carry knives for self-defence and end up with an attacker getting the knife off them and using it on them), pulling a sword would be sheer folly.

Of course, in a game mechanics sense, this doesn't really apply because my character can pick up basically anything and become awesome with it in pretty short order, but then it's not all about game mechanics, for me.

(Oh, and see above for why not use a bound weapon for backup - although I do plan to have an assassin who carries no weapons, only using bound ones for her targets and for emergencies, but she won't be using any other spells, so her magicka pool will generally be full unless she comes up against someone using shock. Though she may carry a mace for thwacking wolves and the like, as that doesn't take much skill.)
Grathagis Jul 11 @ 3:16am 
Originally posted by SpeedFreak:
Well those 2 is usually followed by running out of health and don't forget mages are not heavy armored.
That depends on the kind of mage. Certain types wear heavy armor.
pedantic_roc Jul 11 @ 3:21am 
Originally posted by gnewna:
an assassin who carries no weapons, only using bound ones for her targets and for emergencies

I tried that - FAIL - 'twas too noisy. However, it worked much better with silent casting and a nice Dragonborn bound dagger enhanced through utilising the sneaky x15 damage. I hope you enjoy your playthrough as much as I did. :)
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