Followers that mine?

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User Info: jammymacster

jammymacster
5 years ago#1
According to UESP you can get followers that can mine ore. "Chop wood/mine ore. The benefit of this is that you can avoid the animation and your follower does not get encumbered"
But I have never been able to get a follower to do it, even with a pickaxe in their inventory. The same article also states that this can happen "Some followers may refuse to mine." but isn't specific to which followers it applies to.

I was wondering if anyone can confirm that some followers will mine and if so some examples. Preferably I would like a mage type follower that can mine if possible.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me out with this.

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Followers
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User Info: baratron

baratron
5 years ago#2
I'm generally of the opinion that this is as much of a myth as the idea that you can dual-wield pickaxes when mining ore to make the mining go faster. If it's possible to do that, I want to know how, because I've tried everything. Even if I start with two pickaxes as my left & right hand weapons, my character drops one.

User Info: jammymacster

jammymacster
5 years ago#3
You manually attack them instead of pressing A on the ore vein. Using Elemental Fury before it and dual power attacking clears it in seconds.
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User Info: IamI3rian

IamI3rian
5 years ago#4
baratron posted...
I'm generally of the opinion that this is as much of a myth as the idea that you can dual-wield pickaxes when mining ore to make the mining go faster. If it's possible to do that, I want to know how, because I've tried everything. Even if I start with two pickaxes as my left & right hand weapons, my character drops one.

First... they do. I don't recall WHO does but Brelyna, Jenassa and Faendal DON'T. They do NOT need a pickaxe to do so. I've had followers do it.

Second, dualing pickaxes is NOT a myth. You ATTACK the ore, not click 'mine.' It is absolutely faster, even if you only attack with one pickaxe. Hope it helps.
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User Info: jammymacster

jammymacster
5 years ago#5
Bump.
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