Let me start from the begging to give you all a better picture.
I had a theif/assasin that was good. Soon after level ten, I began to get my arse-raped every time I would step out into the wild to hunt. It got so bad that in 5 hits I would die. I got angry and started a warrior. Warrior was doing fine until level twelve then she too began to be eaten up. I figured it was the cheesy leveling system so I got a good level mod and fired it up with a new warrior. Perfect! Everything was smooth. I could level other things without too much fear of leveling too fast. But...soon that ended.
I am level 18 now with full orchish armor and a glass battleaxe and I am afraid to travel the roads at night! Its scary, new creatures so powerful I cannot win. Venturing into the wild is asking for a bullet to the head. I can wear them down, but then I end up having to run away to that one guard traveling the roads. Going into caves is TOTAL SUICIDE as a warrior...hmm.
Even the guards cannot take it lol. I took my warrior jogging across the countryside to the next city. In the middle of my journey, I have found two guards slaughtered on the road. I have a gore mod enabled and all around them were heavy bloodstains. They most got it thwie arses handed to them the night prior. I seriously wonder how the game will be at level 30+ Oh god…
As far as health potions, I am on level 40 alchemy. The only problem is obtaining the right ingredients for it at my level. In addition, even getting the ingredients is tough. Monsters and bandits too powerful ruin it for me. I could be skipping along picking the ingredients off the trail when suddenly…A big Brown bear and a troll would come crashing out of the brush attacking me in a frenzy!
Any help would be appreciated. All I need is quicker, safer way of making health potions as I could easily win then.
Oh, yes screenies of my stats:
Have you tried turning down the difficulty slider? What kind of mods are you running? You've got pretty good stats, so I'm not sure what the problem is. How do you play the game, what kinds of things do you fight?
Well,potions won't always save you.Best places to go are alchemy shops,which can be found in most of the towns.But,your main problem may be your skills.If there's one thing i've learned from my first profile as a an imperial warrior,it's that magic is one of the most invaluable things in the game.The restoration skill is key to surviving,so you may want to go around casting spells associated with restoration to level it up,because you'll find that around level 20 without having a restoration skill of at least 50,you'll get pwnt pretty badly.
Another thing i'd suggest to generally help you in fights is to always,always block then circle strafe whatever you're fighting,slashing it until it turns fully around to attack you (in which time you should get in an average of 6 or 7 hits).But if the difficulty is just way out of hand,just turn down the difficulty level in the options menu.Yes,the leveling system in this game is about as horribly done as the depth of NPCs' personalities.Speaking of which,why is it when the game's difficulty is set at the lower 4th of the slider do you encounter legions of thunder atronatches,Xivilais,and deadroths at Kvatch at merely level 20?God..........i do not want to go through that again.....i fought literally 3 Xivilais and 4 thunder atronatches in the square at Kvatch.Best idea i find is not to always level up when you raise your skills enough to earn one.
Generally i'll have a stack of about 10 potential level-ups,but i never sleep just to keep the game balanced.And since you're level 18,you should try to check out Fort Carmala or a place with vampires.At the level you're at,deadric armor should be somewhat commonplace.That will do a lot of good for you.You mentioned bears though,and don't worry about level,they're just stupidly imbalanced at any level,just due to the fact that nearly every attack they make staggers you:mad: Hmmm......anyone feel like referencing my "Is Oblivion underhwelming" topic here?There's only one thing i don't get......you found 2 dead guards?!I've never seen those imba pieces of shit lose to a simple forest animal......
To tell the truth,i found the game almost impossible as an imperial,but stupidly easy as a High elf.Basically to say,magicka is more valuable than armor in this game.Healing spells will save your life constantly,and in case i didn't mention it,conjuration is one of the most potent and valuable magic schools in the game.Summoning up something such as a dremora markynaz or a Xivilai can draw an enemie's attention away from you,giving you time to heal.In most cases,the higher level summons can pretty much do your work for you,sometimes even better than you.
The first time before I played I was a wood elf battlemage and things were rough, especially since I was new to the game and picked the birthsign of the atronach which kept my magicka from regenerating. That was a beast. Now I am a level 13 or 14 Dark Elf, with a custom class I named Slaughter and I'm actually pretty powerful. I am an expert conjurer and my favorite conjure so far is the daedroth, it's pretty powerful and helpful. My fighting skills are pretty good too, and as some have said, the restoration is important too.
I spent a lot of time doing other parts of the game, so I just now went to Kvatch to get Martin and close the gate and it was nearly impossible. Some Legion soldiers came and helped and everyone else but them died. The Captain was a quest character so he kept going unconscious. I was a full vampire, because I figured the skill boosts would help me fight in Oblivion, but once I got out, fighting in Kvatch, the sun damage was kicking my arse. So I left the battle, went to the camp and waited till they slept so I could feed and came back to help. Once I got to the Castle, I basically ran through it to find the count, then used a one time invisibility scroll to get out. I am about to go play and take Martin back to Weynon Priory.
Eh, too hard? I have an Imperial level 28 warrior that can kill an entire city's worth of daedroth and xivilai (and even both at the same time I dare myself to say) at normal difficulty, and I died only at least 3 times; jumping into the lava on two attempts, and jumping into the giant abyss that is Arkved's Void (whoo, boy that was FUN). It's not hard at all; it's barely in the equipment you're wearing; especially at the lower levels. Try to have a full 85 defense rating and rack up those spell absorption/resist magic/reflect damage/reflect magic attributes (use the Transcendent Sigil Stones), or get some shield spells. Be sure to take time and increase your attributes appropriately; don't miss a chance to level up. Maybe you should opt for killing Cylben Dolovas when you hit level 20 (Seridur's house, if you haven't started on the 'Order of the Virtuous Blood' quests yet; he'd have a full set of Daedric Armor ready for enchantment) or trying out Boethia's Tournament of the Ten Bloods (lvl 20 requirement, and a daedra heart which you can get from Anvil). Or, go buy Apotheosis, whoop the tar out of Umbra, and take her sword. That helped me. (Apotheosis gets helpful too, for those villains that would rather talk first and strike later i.e. Mankar Camoran).
Besides: sorcerers, mages, battlemages and spellswords are pussies that would rather conjure up butterflies than spill blood. Like Owyn said: "Give them a few stabs. That should take care of 'em." So true XD
Changing the level slider for me feels like cheating though. I love the hardcore role playage, but I guess that will have to be done if that is to keep me from hitting god mode on.
Gonna stick to my warrior as I love slashing and using my shield. I feel more into the game than medding and casting. I like to get up and personal.
Thanks for the places to get good items guys. Happy slaughtering :)
Yeah, i had that problem for a while as a thief/assaisin, I just completed the Mages and Fighters Guild and Arena, now he more of a ranger and can easily kill 2 guards at the same time. Though i still run away plenty. (and then sneak back around and kick their ass with a 8x assasin strike)
Well sup,i have about the same opinion as you on the up close and personal thing,but every time i get a chance i pull back and heal if i'm critical.You just have to do it once you get into the 20's in level.If you're really,really having trouble with difficulty though,you can just continuously casting the inspiration spell at someone to level up your illusion to 100,then buy a paralyze spell.The one i use lasts 7 seconds and i can usually kill an imperial legion guard in that time while he's paralyzed.Oh,and that spell can be bought at the Bravil mages guild in case you're interested.
I got the difficulity at about %45. I can do pretty well with my level 16 warrior/archer combo. I up it to %47 and I get owned:p I do use a good bit of spells. I mainly use a feather, fire ball, shield, healing, and light spells. I have no problem with health. I have about 50 restore health potions I made along with 100 restore fatigue potions. Before I go into battle, or if I am getting owned, I will drink one restore health and one restore fatigue potion. I can make a the potions cheap. Just get some food from the guild halls. I need more power for my spell. I have 130 and many of the good ones need around 200 to 300+.
Then cast a low level spell that is in that magic school continuously until your level is high enough to cast,or until the cost is at a reasonable amount.