How do I survive mages as a melee character?

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User Info: Exocrat

6 years ago#1
I'm playing a melee character and I do OK except when I have to fight spellcasters. I try to close on them and dance around them but if I even get one lick of lightning or whatever I'm toast.

I feel like I'm missing out on something essential - should I be using a ward spell? Seems like those drain my mana in seconds. What about enchants/the shield perk/potions?

User Info: thesuperweasel

6 years ago#2
why do you need mana as a melee character its ice you should be worried about also sprint and one shot them with a big axe

User Info: Exocrat

6 years ago#3
I'm playing on Master. One-shotting is not an option at this point.

User Info: Sinfullyvannila

6 years ago#4
Wards and shouts for mages.

User Info: RuneMaster no2

RuneMaster no2
6 years ago#5
When I realized that "oh yeah, if I hold forward and power attack, I'll dash ahead like a mother******" battling mages became easier. When you're actually close enough to hit them some more then time a shield/weapon bash whenever they go to cast a spell.
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User Info: Dranzyl

6 years ago#7
I'm having trouble with them as well, playing exclusively melee. Just recently someone was using some frost spell that would get bigger as it advanced towards me. So basically if i get close I have no time to evade it, if I'm far it becomes so big I can't evade it.
It also got 90% of my health on 1 hit lol.

I ate more than my own body weight in food for healing on that battle.

Also using 2-handers makes it even worse. If you want to use a ward or heal, then you lose time unsheathing the weapon when you're right next to it.
I'm hoping for a "unsheathe weapons faster" mod, lol.

User Info: Exocrat

6 years ago#8
Thanks SushiSquid, those are some good tips.

User Info: twilitlink33

6 years ago#9
Spellbreaker. Great heavy shield with a great ward spell on it.
i5 2500k 3.2 ghz quad core, GTX 560 ti 1GB, 8 GB DDR3, 750 watt OCZ, Win7

User Info: Dranzyl

6 years ago#10
Forgot to mention, I'm playing on the middle difficulty, lol. So basically playing anything higher would have turned that spell into a 1-hit automatically.
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