The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Beast Within - Passive Werewolf Perks
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Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:29pm
Aug 7, 2013 @ 9:24pm
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The Beast Within - Passive Werewolf Perks


While I love Dawnguard, especially the opportunity to specialize in a werewolf tree, I felt the tree lacked a little flavor. Although there are already mods that edit werewolf abilities, many of them go too far in the other direction toward overpowering. The Dawnguard werewolf is very capable already, but what do you get out of the Lycanthropy tree when you are more powerful in your normal form? Only disease immunity? Fiction and mythology are full of werewolves who can harness the power of their bestial blood by letting the rage bubble just below the surface, enhancing their abilities beyond human limits but without effecting a full transformation.

This mod adds passive bonuses to the Lycanthropy tree in Dawnguard as you master your beast blood. Now even when you are not transformed you will get minor bonuses to all the non-totem perks in the tree (in addition to the normal bonuses):

Bestial Strength- +8 unarmed and +2% weapon damage per rank, maxing out at +32 and +8%
Animal Vigor - +10 health and +10 stamina
Gorging - +25% out-of-combat health regeneration
Savage Feeding - +10% stamina regeneration

I removed all scripts and changes to vanilla abilities, the extra human-form abilities are all attached to a single ability that you learn from a spell tome Ancient Knowledge: Beast Within that you craft at the tanning rack under Misc. It requires one human heart and you will only see the recipe until you have one of the tomes crafted into your inventory or you learn the ability.
You can actually learn the ability this tome gives you at any time as long as you have a human heart, it will stay on you and only effect you once you gain the ability to transform into a werewolf.
Gone is the unlimited shifting and night vision from version 1.2, you can use other mods for that and this makes The Beast Within compatible with every other werewolf mod since it no longer edits Beast Form.
Please keep in mind that now if you are upgrading from a previous version, or even if you are starting fresh YOU MUST READ THE TOME TO ENABLE THE ABILITIES. This was necessary to keep from editing vanilla perks or spells to guarantee compatibility with other werewolf mods.

My goal is to be as balanced and compatible as possible. Besides the perk descriptions, only single ability was added, learnable without scripts, which also checks to make sure you are a werewolf to add the effects to your human form. If any other mod edits the lycanthropy perks but not their default references the abilities will still work (only the descriptions may be missing).

Check out my other mod, The Power of Blood at for the Vampire Lord equivalent. You can run both simultaneously with no issues!

1.31 -- Fixed perk descriptions since the scriptless abilities affect you at all times now.
1.3 -- Removed scripts and eliminated vanilla edits for maximum compatibility with all other werewolf mods, the added effects are now learned from a single tome you craft at the tanning rack with a human heart. Reverted unlimited shifting and nightvision.
1.2 -- Changed human form to separate ability that only gets added after first shift, also added the default Skyrim "NightEye" werewolf power that Bethesda left out, and changed Beast Form to a lesser power so it can be cast unlimited times like the Vampire Lord
1.1 -- Fix for regeneration perks (hopefully, please comment if there are still issues)
1.0 -- Release
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CS:GO SAS Jan 28 @ 2:46pm 
uh will this work without the dawngaurd dlc?? i am gonna try to get it
Consuming Hate Jan 11 @ 2:35am 
@†Mikha'el† What you are looking for is Werewol Beast Form - Lesser Power by Munday. It allows you to transform whenever you want but you still have to wait to rever to normal. Does not require any of the DLC but compatible with all of them.
Mikha'el Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:03am 
Does this disable the amount of time that you can be a werewolf without eating hearts? I'd really like to be able to be one as long as I want.
Cheesychicken Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:49pm 
i have 2005 health,535 magica,650 stamina i used a cheat to get it!
Slimtimster02 Jun 30, 2016 @ 8:36pm 
Can you make a Werewolf or Vampire Mod that you can have Perks
Mentally_Stable Mar 2, 2016 @ 3:03pm 
Phantom Foxy SUCKS @ SPELLIN'
Iori Namagashi Feb 24, 2016 @ 3:33pm 
For those of you wondering how this mod works/ It doesnt work.. This mod is most likely only usable if you have the Dawnguard DLC for skyrim.. that is the mod that rewards you with the Werewolf Perk tree while this mod just "Adds" more things to that perk tree that Dawnguard gives you..
Murder! Sans Jan 27, 2016 @ 3:19pm 
@Bmain willis read the desc :steamfacepalm:
Españolo trollo Dec 7, 2015 @ 12:16pm 
i dont know how it works but you put in a lot of effort, 10/10
Brenihana Dec 4, 2015 @ 7:43am 
Just curious will this mod be compatible with other werewolf mods?