Legendary Skills

#1SpikerzZPosted 4/19/2013 12:06:59 PM
Just curious?

What's the purpose of making our skills legendary? It resets it to 15 which is back tracking, and it also gives you BACK the perk points, it does not add any extra perk points as far as I see.

Peoples say that it lets you level up passed level 81 and you could fill all of your skills up with perks, but I don't see how? Because it gives you the same amount back.

Can someone please explain this to me?
---
Gigasoft Computers: Medicine Hat
http://www.gigasoft.ca
#2simsamsalabimPosted 4/19/2013 12:14:17 PM(edited)
When you reset it, you get back any perk points in that skill. Also, after you reset it, you can level it back up again and you gain even more perk points, as well as more to add to you health/stamina/magicka pools.
#3SpikerzZ(Topic Creator)Posted 4/19/2013 12:33:06 PM
But isn't that the same amount of perks in the end? I don't understand how you get more perks.
---
Gigasoft Computers: Medicine Hat
http://www.gigasoft.ca
#4ModhiriPosted 4/19/2013 12:44:23 PM(edited)
A quick walkthrough of the process, just to further illustrate (numbers are completely made up):

1) Start a new character.

2) Level "Smithing" from 15 to 100, bumping your character's overall level to 14.

3) Switch "Smithing" to Legendary. Your character is still level 14 with all of your accumulated perk-points.

4) Level "Smithing" from 15 to 100 again, bumping your character's overall level to, say, 22.

5) Now you're level 22 with all of your perk points (which, in this example, is 8 more than you had before going Legendary) and you've only leveled the "Smithing" skill. Repeat as long as you want.

Basically, the Legendary system just lets you keep re-leveling your skills and boosting your character level (gaining another perk point per level as you normally would) while doing so. Before, you only got one opportunity to reach 100 with each skill and then your progress stopped.
#5StrelokPosted 4/19/2013 2:11:59 PM
Long story short:
You can now max those lovely trees out instead of ending up with a bunch of 4/5 or outright skipped points.
---
Goodbye Bubbles, dearest of pets. I'll miss you, always. 2nd June 2004 - 22nd August 2009
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l493/TTripweed/Haiguyz.jpg
#6Rip_Van_WinkleXPosted 4/19/2013 3:55:30 PM
It also helps with maxing the skills that you use. Once you max all the skills you use as a thief then you can't level anymore. If you want to "perk" out your pickpocketing you would have to level other skills to do so. But, with the legendary system, you no longer have to use other skills like heavy armor to be a rogue. You can just reset a skill.
---
GamerTag: RipVanWinkleX
#7darkdestiny91Posted 4/19/2013 5:53:10 PM
Also, another important thing is that you no longer have to grind skills you don't want to use to get higher levels.

No need to use magic if you want to just use melee weapons or bows or vice versa.
#8lionheart5656Posted 4/19/2013 6:03:36 PM
Or you can just install the uncapper mod and forget about this stupid idea of resetting your skill level down to useless.
---
http://tinyurl.com/3ljyptn
Shooting blanks, every time, all the time.
#9StrelokPosted 4/19/2013 7:43:28 PM
Only it keeps the abilities on their current strength, or rather, it should.
---
Goodbye Bubbles, dearest of pets. I'll miss you, always. 2nd June 2004 - 22nd August 2009
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l493/TTripweed/Haiguyz.jpg
#10Tai_Le_ReePosted 4/19/2013 7:48:17 PM
lionheart5656 posted...
Or you can just install the uncapper mod and forget about this stupid idea of resetting your skill level down to useless.


Sadly this makes the game too easy. Can you imagine onehanded or sneak at 999?
---
Oh you're straight? So is spaghetti until it gets hot.