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The Dance Of Death - A Killmoves Mod
 
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-----ATTENTION!-----
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This mod now requires SkyUI 3.0 and the latest version of the Skyrim Script Extender, or SKSE, in order to utilise the new Mod Configuration Menu system, or MCM.


A Dawnguard-compatible variant of this mod is available on the Workshop by checking out my "Workshop files," as well as the Skyrim Nexus. Follow the link below to download the Nexus version of the mod.

- http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10906

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The Dance Of Death Version 3.9 is now live! 3.9 has both a Dawnguard and Non-Dawnguard version. This new version utilises SkyUI 3.0's Mod Configuration Menu system (MCM) and will require both this and the latest version of SKSE in order to run.

The 3.0 series is a complete overhaul of The Dance of Death, and has had to be reconstructed from the ground up for the recent Skyrim updates. 3.9 also boasts a myriad of new features and systems, and serves to make the art of killmoves more closely relate to the core gameplay of Skyrim by making the skills and actions of characters directly affect the type of killmoves they will perform. For more information on the art of Death Dancing, read on below, but once you start dancing, you'd best be prepared to learn fast...


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The main features added by The Dance of Death are the addition of a plethora of previously unused or unassigned killmoves to the various melee combat types used throughout Skyrim, and a Mod Configuration Menu which can be used to control the settings which affect them.


To make any changes to the settings from The Dance of Death, pause Skyrim and bring up the System tab. From there, select the option "Mod Configuration," then "The Dance of Death." The following options are fully configurable:

-Killmove Chance
-Decapitation Chance
-Last Enemy Restriction
-Perk Restriction System
-Player Killmove Immunity
-Forced Perspective

Once highlighted, each setting has a description field beneath the menu which discusses the effect of the setting, as well as what enabling or disabling the setting in question will do. Any alteration to these values will be saved between gaming sessions, and the changes to the settings are unique to each character. This means that every single one of your characters can have their own unique variation of the settings saved, without needing to change or revert the settings when changing between characters.

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The Dance Of Death features a brand-new 'Perk Restriction System," which can be used for play styles favouring immersion or those seeking to feel rewarded as their character grows in weapon skill. New killmoves are unlocked by gaining specific perks associated with the weapon types that the killmoves are for. As the player unlocks these perks, their repertoire of killmoves will continue to expand to match their character's developing skill level. The P.R.S can be disabled at will to give players full access to all of the non-decapitation killmoves with no required weapon skills or perks. Decapitations will still require their respective perks to occur.

As of version 3.9, the following is a list of the Perks which unlock new killmoves:

Hand To Hand:
Fists of Steel - Unlocks 1 Hand-to-Hand Killmove

One-Handed:
Armsman (0) - Unlocks 1 Single Blade Killmove
Armsman (20) - Unlocks 2 Dual Wield and 1 Axe/Mace Killmove
Armsman (40) - Unlocks 3 Single Blade and 1 Dual Wield Killmove
Armsman (60) - Unlocks 1 Dual Wield, 1 Axe/Mace and 1 Axe Only Killmove
Bladesman (30) - Unlocks 1 Single Blade and 1 Dual Wield Killmove
Bladesman (60) - Unlocks 3 Single Blade and 1 Single Blade Only Killmove
Dual Flurry (30) - Unlocks 1 Dual Wield Killmove
Dual Flurry (50) - Unlocks 2 Dual Wield Killmoves
Bone Breaker/Hack And Slash (30) - Unlocks 1 Mace/Axe Killmove
Bone Breaker/Hack And Slash (60) - Unlocks 1 Mace/Axe Killmove
Fighting Stance - Unlocks 2 Single Blade and 1 Axe/Mace Killmove
Critical Charge - Unlocks 1 Shield, 1 Single Blade, 1 Dual Wield and 1 Shield + Axe Killmove
Savage Strike - Unlocks 2 Single Blade Killmoves
Dual Savagery - Unlocks 2 Dual Wield Killmoves

Block:
Quick Reflexes - Unlocks 1 Shield Killmove
Power Bash - Unlocks 1 Shield + Sword and 2 Shield + Axe Killmoves

Two-Handed:
Barbarian (00) - Unlocks 1 Greatsword and 3 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmoves
Barbarian (20) - Unlocks 1 Greatsword and 1 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmoves
Barbarian (40) - Unlocks 1 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmoves
Deep Wounds (30) - Unlocks 1 Greatsword Killmove
Deep Wounds (60) - Unlocks 1 Greatsword Killmove
Skullcrusher (30) Unlocks 1 Battleaxe Killmoves
Champion Stance - Unlocks 1 Greatsword Killmove, and a variety of Killmoves vs Creatures for Greatswords.
Great Critical Charge - Unlocks 1 Greatsword and 1 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmoves
Devastating Blow - Unlocks 1 Greatsword and 1 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmove
Sweep - Unlocks 2 Greatsword and 1 Warhammer/Battleaxe Killmoves

Note: "Single Blade" refers to a single bladed weapon, with or without a shield equipped. "Single Blade Only" refers to a single bladed weapon with either spells or nothing equipped in the offhand.

Shield-Based killmoves are also treated differently by The Dance of Death 3.0 series. Killmoves featuring shields as a part of the animation, such as shield bashing, deflection or charges, will only occur when the player is blocking with their left hand and performing a "Power Bash" attack by pressing or holding down their attack key. These killmoves will trigger at the same threshold as regular killmoves, and behave in an identical manner to standard killmoves.

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Thanks for downloading, and don't forget to favourite!

Daedalus-AI
Popular Discussions View All (5)
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Jun 1 @ 8:24am
I dont want to use the SKYUI
arthurmfpereira
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Jul 9 @ 7:48pm
doesnt work
_MeepyIsThere_
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May 13 @ 11:51am
Mod is working with no difference aganist normal game
Handsome Valentino
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Player Of Valor Aug 20 @ 9:10pm 
how do i open the mod menu?
testowner13 Aug 8 @ 6:14pm 
what's his armor it looks cool
M1racl3- Aug 4 @ 10:14am 
THE NAME OF THE SONG IS: Two Steps From Hell - Strength Of A Thousand Men
StrayB0yFTW Jul 16 @ 8:21pm 
how do u get it to work have i have all the mods but it wont work
it's alright Jul 3 @ 10:38am 
how do i get the advanced part of the dance of death
4.0 was not working for me, so i went on the nexus and downloaded v3.1 and now it works perfectly fine.
Nipplestroke Jun 21 @ 5:24am 
I'd like to confirm that this mod WORKS PERFECTLY FINE! The issue that these people have is either they probably have not installed some of the required mods, have conflicting mods that they don't know about, OR are just not patient enough for the mod to load up into the MCM. Yes, I also thought this mod didn't work because when I logged back in to my latest saved game, I went immediately to the Mod Configuration Menu and didn't find it. However, when I unpaused the game, about a couple of seconds later a notification on the top left corner of my screen said "1 Menu registered to the MCM" and BAM! that was when I realized how ungrateful and impatient I was. So, yeah, once you think you got everything right, just be a little more patient. :)
General Sargent D.E.R. Pluff Jun 14 @ 11:20am 
Its not in mcm.
General Sargent D.E.R. Pluff Jun 14 @ 11:20am 
How do i get to the settings?
Fangirl Jun 8 @ 3:59pm 
i cant find the setting