how to make bound sword viable?

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2 years ago#1
i want to make a char that only uses bound weapons but the sword is so weak im getting manhandled by bandit chiefs.

i have 1 fortify one handed enchant on my gauntlets and one hand at 100 with the 5 perks to boost damage but it still only does around 60 damage.

also already have the conjuation perk to boost the weapons but still real weak.

and tips/suggestions?
thanks in advance
2 years ago#2
Add more Fortify One-handed enchantments. You can apply the enchantment to amulets, rings, gauntlets/gloves and boots.

Or you could use Fortify One-handed potions in difficult situations.
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2 years ago#3
Dual Wield them.

60 x 2 = 120 Damage
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2 years ago#4
Get your conjuration up higher and you will get more damage out of your weapon. I use bound bow and when you max out the magic skill you do good damage. Add the enchated gear and you will 1 shot bandits in no time.
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2 years ago#5
Dual-wield is a must. I don't have any problems.

Since when is 60 damage so bad anyway???
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2 years ago#6
ilaposta posted...
Get your conjuration up higher and you will get more damage out of your weapon. I use bound bow and when you max out the magic skill you do good damage. Add the enchated gear and you will 1 shot bandits in no time.


The Conjuration skill itself doesn't raise bound weapon damage. Just the Mystic Binding perk.
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2 years ago#7
There's also poison.
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2 years ago#8
With Dragonborn DLC and no looping you can achieve fortify one handed +224%. With a One-Handed Skill of 334 that gives you a +167% damage increase which is around 37 damage or 74 with Armsman 5/5. Dual wield them for increased damage.

You can also use poisons as mentioned.

(I think my math is right)
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2 years ago#9
jammymacster posted...
ilaposta posted...
Get your conjuration up higher and you will get more damage out of your weapon. I use bound bow and when you max out the magic skill you do good damage. Add the enchated gear and you will 1 shot bandits in no time.


The Conjuration skill itself doesn't raise bound weapon damage. Just the Mystic Binding perk.


I cant say for sure that this sounds wrong but when I initially get bound bow, regardless of archery perks used, it is weaker than when I level up conjuration. It might be my imagination but that is how it seems to work for me. If I remember correctly the bow changes as you level up the skill. You start with a normal bow but by level 100 it is a deadric bow which does more damage than a long bow.
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2 years ago#10
turn_based posted...
Dual-wield is a must. I don't have any problems.

Since when is 60 damage so bad anyway???


endgame 60 is the equivalent of using a dagger for full on combat. i just need it around 100, nothing crazy
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