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Better Combat AI
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Jul 16, 2013 @ 2:27pm
Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:06pm
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Better Combat A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
Enhances the combat AI for NPCs within the game.

What this mod does:

1. Smarter NPC combat behavior. NPCs are now more likely to:
- Use power attacks more effectively (i.e. power attack when their enemy is blocking/staggered)
- Attack more aggressively when in groups (including mages/archers)
- Try to bash and stagger
- Attack when their enemy is not blocking
- Attempt to block
- Disengage from melee combat (if NPC is an archer/mage) when they gain distance from their enemy
- Attempt to circle their enemy if they can't find an angle for attack
- Archers/mages have increased desire to navigate away from enemies to avoid melee combat

2. Expand differences in combat styles to make combat more immersive. For example:
- NPCs using the 'beserker' combat style will spend the majority of their time attacking, while NPCs using the 'tank' combat style will spend most of their time blocking or defending.
- A farmer will be much less effective in combat than a bandit ringleader
- Draugr charge straight towards enemies and spend very little time blocking
- Wolves will circle around an enemy and only attack for short periods before circling again. In larger packs, wolves will rotate in for the attack while the rest circle their enemy
- Dragons now highly prefer hovering/strafing attacks over perched/ground attacks. To balance this for melee players, when dragons do decide to land, they stay landed for an increased amount of time. Also, dragons are now more prone to perform special ground moves (for example, tail bashing an enemy attacking from behind.)

NPCs from mods should take advantage of the changes made from this mod, unless they're given a unique combat style (which is rare.)

This mod does not use ANY scripts; this mod only modifies default combat styles and combat mults found within the creation kit to enhance realism/immersion. For those concerned, this mod has been made as clean as possible; all references besides 'combat style' and 'GMST' have been removed from the mod via TES5edit.

Confirmed compatibility:
Duel - Combat Realism
Amazing Follower Tweaks


The following is not Skyrim/mod related, so feel free to stop reading!

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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jun 28 @ 9:26am
Harder to kill dragons led to more NPC deaths? (Inquiry)
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Solus Jul 29 @ 5:04am 
I was expecting more of a challenge but still nice job mate.
AJ_ Jul 25 @ 10:38am 
Can I turn off the arrow dodging enemies? Its a little too much when you're still stealthing.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jul 20 @ 3:35pm 
Yeah, this outta help us give old Adolf a boot up his keester! Now he won't know what hit him when the guards are after him.
Destructech_01 Jul 17 @ 6:55am 
Combat is much more challenging and fun now. Dragons arent so stupid as to keep landing and get face f*ed now
War_Piggy Jul 17 @ 3:56am 
dingus i pulled it off i did what u said fuck it wasnt easy
Dingus Jul 11 @ 7:32pm 
i cant image this mod with Legendary difficulty and fighting the Ebony Warrior that will be a scary thought...
Bas {NL} Jul 4 @ 9:27am 
#Dragonspear. i advise u this mod:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=11389
At a higher level the game will become very challeging. just like when u were lvl 1. it replaces the lvls of the creatures that spawn.
so the creatures that spawn, have a max level os 25. and when your character reaches lvl 30. they will be replaced with lvl 25+ enemies XD.

P.S. u'll die by dragons when u just reached lvl 30 XD
Dragonspear Jul 4 @ 7:13am 
Will I finally die from something thats not a friggin poisonous spider, lets see :D
fredding99 Jul 3 @ 4:01am 
xxxsuper well bears r very OP at start of game
Does this mod increase enemy health or damage? Because I have no other mods that do anything like that but I still got three shotted by a bear at level 7...