Is playing a mage that uses a dagger for poisons not playing a mage?

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3 years ago#1
or something?
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3 years ago#2
thats more like a necromancer or a nightblade than a mage
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3 years ago#3
Some of the best Fantasy puts daggers in the hands of Mages.
It's standard, but I know you meant orthodox magic user characters...
I say USE 'EM!
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3 years ago#4
well, this is pretty much exactly how elder scrolls mage's were before skyrim and it seems like now if you don't dualcast impact you aren't a destruction mage.
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3 years ago#5
BigRobb2389 posted...
well, this is pretty much exactly how elder scrolls mage's were before skyrim and it seems like now if you don't dualcast impact you aren't a destruction mage.


nah, you aren't a mage in Skyrim unless you exploit 0 cost enchantments
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3 years ago#6
and what's the deal with people just writing off staves?
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3 years ago#7
BigRobb2389 posted...
and what's the deal with people just writing off staves?


Staff of Chain Lightning is pretty good.

It can stagger multiple enemies at once if you take Agumented Shock 2/2.

Plus, the dragon priest mask from Dragonborn can boost it to do 75 damage.
3 years ago#8
yea, staves are awesome.

The way magic works, it looks like they intended for people to actually use staves this time around.
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3 years ago#9
BigRobb2389 posted...
yea, staves are awesome.

The way magic works, it looks like they intended for people to actually use staves this time around.


Only summon staves, paralyze staves, and chain light staves are really useful late in this game. Although early on any staff is useful.
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3 years ago#10
Any mage worth his salt should always carry some sort of martial tool (traditionally a dagger) for those occasions when he finds himself out of magicka and has no active summons. Plus, if you want to use some Weakness to Magic poisons, how else are you going to get it into them?
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