WeaselBiggs Mar 9 @ 11:54pm
Is Level 20 really suitable for Dragonborn?
I finally managed to kick Miraak's ♥♥♥ with my Level 22 Argonian toon, but it was the longest uphill slog in the entire game for me, plus expansions. Seekers aren't efficiently killable if you aren't packing something like a severely upgraded Ebony sword, in my experience. Otherwise you're just playing Lovecraftian Whack-a-Mole for five minutes until either you croak or the Seeker does.

And don't get me started on Lurkers... My God.

I'll assume I'm doing something wrong, then. At which level did you guys start the Dragonborn DLC, and what's your usual strategy for Apocrrypha's critters?
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Moose Knuckles Mar 9 @ 11:55pm 
Sure. I started really late. Like level 50+ late
rresuggan Mar 10 @ 12:08am 
ive started at lvl42 now lvl44 having done miraaks temple and most of the stones, high elf with ebony armor staff of chain lightning mace of molag bal ebony sword of fire high destruction (82) and black star, having no problems at all so far
hedgie_yozh Mar 10 @ 12:25am 
I've never started before level 40+ but I am killing myself laughing over "Lovecraftian Whack-a-Mole".
Imperious Rex Mar 10 @ 12:45am 
I usually do it at 20 but make sure to bring along Spellbreaker and a decently upgraded sword on a melee character. Archer is mostly too easy as it's all sneak kills and I've never actually had a mage character because I hate relying on the Magicka bar as constantly pausing and gulping down 20 potions is redundant.
Skyrimnut Mar 10 @ 4:54am 
I've done it as a melee build in the 40s I think. I want to try it with this khajiit shield mage, but I'll need as has been said above Spellbreaker and probably some key perks in Alteration and Restoration, and the Atronach stone.

Me: Thank you, Miraak for feeding my magicka pool while I shoot you with lighting.

Miraak: You're welcome.

Originally posted by WeaselBiggs:
I finally managed to kick Miraak's ♥♥♥ with my Level 22 Argonian toon, but it was the longest uphill slog in the entire game for me, plus expansions. Seekers aren't efficiently killable if you aren't packing something like a severely upgraded Ebony sword, in my experience. Otherwise you're just playing Lovecraftian Whack-a-Mole for five minutes until either you croak or the Seeker does.

And don't get me started on Lurkers... My God.

Lovecraftian Whack-a-mole made me chuckle. Great image.
WeaselBiggs Mar 11 @ 10:00am 
Glad to be of service. :D

I mean, I did relatively fine as an Argonian with non-buffed Leather armor, but I really owe my survival to the fact that my current Dovah is a walking stealth machine. 70 Sneak, an Enchanted Glass Bow and Orcish Arrows did the trick if I mostly stuck to sneak attacks, the Ebony Sword allowed me to whittle their health down suuuper patiently - provided I packed a ton of healing pots, which I usually do. I didn't have the heart to try Mehrunes' Razor on the Seekers, honestly. Didn't feel like trying to gank Chtulhu's distant cousins - it just seemed thematically inadvisable. XD
Brandybuck Mar 11 @ 10:24am 
You can definitely start Dragonborn at level 20, but if you're only level 22 by the time you reach Miraak, you're rushing things too fast. Level 25 should be able to handle that last fight however. You don't need ebony, tempered steel is fine if you have the smithing for it.

Lovecraftian whack-a-mole makes it sound like you're just standing there whacking on the seekers. Definitely not the best combat strategy.
WeaselBiggs Mar 11 @ 10:29am 
Haha, no. :)

I mostly tried to duck and weave, to land as many free hits as I could while using a shield or just plain old careful strafing to deny the squiddies any access to my squishy self. The Whack-a-Mole analogy is more a reference to this being a bit of a war of attrition and a test of patience.

Spellbreaker helped immensely.
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Ygolnac Mar 11 @ 12:39pm 
In solstheim the problem for a low level char are magic dmg, especially in apocripha. Spellbreaker is very usefull, and also the lord stone and mara's blessing.

Lurkers requires poison resistance(wich should be fine with an argonian) and some melee protection. I also noted that my conjoured minions made 0 dmg to lurkers, i dunno if they are just immune to conjured stuff or they died before reaching melee range.

Btw it all depends of difficulty lvl. If bashing a single lovercraftian wack-a-mole for 15 minutes and gulping gallons of healing potions is not fun (i doubt it's fun), you can just turn the difficulty down when you get to apocripha. The game is yours to have fun.
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