The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Balanced Sneak Archery
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Nov 13, 2012 @ 11:04am
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Balanced Sneak Archery

Ever played a sneak archer and got bored of one-shotting everything at level 20+? Me too. It does not make much sense to me that crouching can magically triple a bow's damage output, nor the fact that a skill that can ultimately make you invisible also turns you into a veritable cannon.

The solution? Sneak attacks with bows and crossbows do half damage by default, upgradable to 3/4 damage with Deadly Aim. Now you must choose between the safety of the shadows, and full damage. After all, if you're crouching and concentrating on not being seen, you shouldn't be able to aim and draw back your bow as well as if you were standing, right?

As a bonus, you also won't hear that annoying THUNK sound on sneak attacks. This is actually an unintended side effect, as the game won't display sneak attack messages with multipliers lower or equal to 1.

Needless to say, powergamers will not enjoy this mod.
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sheogorath Mar 16, 2017 @ 6:48pm 
At least for damage.
sheogorath Mar 16, 2017 @ 6:47pm 
So in other words it makes sneak use less. Correct me if im wrong.
(no sarcasm just honest question)
xvW Nov 13, 2016 @ 3:47pm 
Try one-shotting everything on master/legendary... Just increase your difficulty.
Reiza Aug 10, 2016 @ 6:06am 
this mod would've been perfect for my first playthrough becuase i almost exclusivly used a bow

now however i only use it to open fights because of the sneak multiplier, treating it like a tool instead of my bread and butter
Slimy Slider Aug 14, 2015 @ 1:47am 
Interesting idea, but a suggestion. Keep Xbow values the same, as they should be able to perform powerful sneak attacks. Bows makes sense becasue of the whole drawback while crouching, but crossbows? They were used as sneaky assassin weapons, as unnlike bows, they could be fired while prone or otherwise hidden. Good mod, but maybe edit Xbows.
Vierynbryn Aug 12, 2015 @ 11:33am 
hm... i see where you are coming from on the concept of this mod, but sneak also has one major drawback that has killed me quite a few times, and it isnt exclusive to archery or melee sneaky characters. Your armor skill is a lot lower as a result, so once they find you, you are in trouble. i like the idea you have here, but i personally think you may have overdone the nerf a little bit.
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Wh1tef4ng Jan 24, 2014 @ 6:23am 
but still im not going to put the mod down anymore than i have its a nice idea some people will like it so nice try just not for me:)
Wh1tef4ng Jan 24, 2014 @ 6:19am 
good idea but sounds like you nerfed it tomuch equal damage would make more sense a arrow wouldnt do less damage just because your sneaking/hidden and tbh thats the whole point of sneak attack to get that bonus damage plus it sounds like you play on novice. just like Yashi says and i agree with them fully it doesnt get that easy into the higher levels and if thats not enough then just add harder npcs why nerf Attacking while prone or crouched would give you a more steady aim and therefor a more deadly shot and more chance to be a fatal one urgo more damage
[☯] Namali Aug 19, 2013 @ 9:55pm 
Absolutly don't one shot anything with a bow on legenedary at 40+