The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Lizard King Aug 17, 2013 @ 8:40pm
Bandit arrow damage way too high
I'm like level 25 or so and I have pretty good armor for my level, on par with ebony.
I play on hard and most bandits aren't a problem, but for whatever reason, bandits seem to kill me in one hit when they have a bow. Why does this happen and how do I fix it?
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Sturmgewehr_44 Aug 17, 2013 @ 9:09pm 
archery in skyrim is vastly overpowered, no matter if you or bandits use it. At high, i sense this is normal. You can tweak something like this in the creation kit.
DFH01 Aug 17, 2013 @ 9:17pm 
If i was you i'd get leveled up a bit more, sh*t happens, and it ain't broke, so it don't need fixing
GREG Aug 17, 2013 @ 9:38pm 
Do you have any mods. i got one recently that increased damage of arrows and i didnt know intill i created an archer
Lizard King Aug 17, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
Originally posted by YOUR FACE GODDAMMIT:
Do you have any mods. i got one recently that increased damage of arrows and i didnt know intill i created an archer
Not that I know of
Pixels Aug 17, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
you're taking a freaking arrow. try taking an arrow anywhere on your body and try to continue doing what you had planned
White Knight Aug 17, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
My suggestion would be to try not to get hit by arrows. They're a bit like bullets in that even one can ruin your entire day.

I heard that Markarth needs a new baker...those guys probably don't get shot with arrows too often.
Trigger Aug 17, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
Get behind a damm tree or a rock, only stupid people stand in the open
Lizard King Aug 18, 2013 @ 12:31am 
Gee sure am glad I made this thread. I learned that everyone on steam has autism.
Pixels Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:23am 
Originally posted by Shoes:
Gee sure am glad I made this thread. I learned that everyone on steam has autism.

you learned that everyone on steam can avoid being hit by arrows but you
Sapheveque Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:29am 
lol yeah, why are there so many strange comments here?

Is your health lowered by something? Do you have like a negative active effect that's making you more suceptible to arrows, damage, magic, etc? I have no idea what could be causing the problem, I'm just throwing out ideas hahaha.
⌫Krimverse⌦ Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:31am 
i think he aims for the knee too much
Ilja Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:59am 
You have only level 25 chracter. It isn't a wonder that they manage to kill it. I will paint even more "fantastic" future in front of you eyes telling, that high level archers can actually stagger your character with their arrows.

Use bow, shield, stealth, magic or guile, but don't run headlong to places like Robber's Gorge. Skyrim is a game, not runtrough.

I'm sure you figure out your own way to handle situations like this. Forming a strategy against enemy groups is - after all - part of the fun, and fun is what we are after. Right?
Last edited by Ilja; Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:59am
DFH01 Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:42am 
Well shoes i guess you can console yourself with this little bit of news. About 10 mins after i posted in this thread, my character " lvl 70 playing on legendary " was killed by a dragon, now you can poke some fun at me, if you want to that is... ;)
Ishayu Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:26pm 
Would just like to chime in and bump this thread. I'm a platewearing warrior-type with shield, level 42, and full glass armor. A single arrow will oneshot me, removing 520 health in one hit. It also sends me flying across the map as if I had been hit by a giant or an explosion.

I play without mods.

After googling, I've found out that NPC's with arrows can deal thousands of damage in one hit when you level up, scaling completely out of whack to do around 20 times more damage than the melee power attack from a similarly levelled mob.

What the actual ****? I like challenging alright, but being one-shot by arrows is pretty stupid.
guys Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:03am 
I agree that arrows are overpowered in comparison to the other weapons. Yeh getting hit in the arrow in the arm would stop you in your tracks, but getting hit in the arm but a warhammer at full swing does ♥♥♥♥ all compared to a piece of wood with a pointy end hitting you according to this game.
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Date Posted: Aug 17, 2013 @ 8:40pm
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