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User Info: bigdug13

bigdug13
7 years ago#1
My mystery began when I picked the Necromage perk so I could do more destruction damage vs. draugr and thrall level 50 pets instead of 40. Then I noticed my Become Etherial shout was lasting a long time and the recast was shorter. Then I noticed that when I put on a necklace that grants 15 bonus to carrying capacity, it actually added 19.

It finally dawned on me today:

If you become a Vampire, Bethesda has made it so that YOU ARE FLAGGED AS UNDEAD. That means the Necromage perk that makes all spells have greater effect on undead WORKS ON YOU TOO!! That also works on enchantments on your clothes and conjuration summons (since they're actually a spell cast on yourself...my dual casted Dremora lord shows as duration 6 minutes)

My Archmage robes now have the following stats: 125% magicka regen, 18% reduction in casting costs, 62 bonus magicka

My Nahkriin Mask (the last one) shows as 25% reduction to restoration and destruction costs (instead of 20%) and gives 62 bonus magicka (vice 50)

My Talos necklace and talos buff from shrine still show the same display stats, but Become Etherial usually has recast 20 seconds. With two talos buffs it's 12 second recast. With Necromage and two talos buffs, it's 10 second recast. AND, the actual shout lasts longer. Become Etherial lasts longer than the recast. It used to last 8 seconds and now it lasts longer than 10. I can literally run through the game invincible and it uses no exploit...just making myself undead and picking a perk that affects undead.

My 60% magicka regen ring is now a 75% magicka regen ring.

My Fire Resist boots that provided 40% resist now provides 50%

There is now a DAMN good reason to be a vampire mage in addition to the illusion bonus.

I tried googling Vampirism and Necromage and didn't see anything on any wiki or anything. Am I the first to discover this??

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davelicious
7 years ago#2
nice...
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User Info: Scalyts

Scalyts
7 years ago#3
I like this
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User Info: Blue_Chevalier

Blue_Chevalier
7 years ago#4
Great job, man. Good for Beth to do something logical.

But does that mean you're pretty much Dracula?
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User Info: ZardoZsays

ZardoZsays
7 years ago#5
awesome, my regards on your work...BUT the real trick is getting those bonuses to stay once you are cured...any luck with that?

User Info: bigdug13

bigdug13
7 years ago#6
Update. Potions work too. 20% fortify barter turned into 25% fortify in my active effects.

Otar mask gives 37% resistance to all three elements. Is it usually 30?

Morokei is now giving me 125% regen instead of 100.

Fortify alchemy bracers 12% becomes 15%.

Shouts seem to be affected more than 25%. Summon hero now has recast of 90 seconds and instead of 60 second duration, the hero goes away as the shout is ready to cast, so it now lasts 90 seconds. I can have a permanent hero pet just by picking necromage and vampirism.

User Info: bigdug13

bigdug13
7 years ago#7
ZardoZsays posted...
awesome, my regards on your work...BUT the real trick is getting those bonuses to stay once you are cured...any luck with that?

Why would you want a cure? This one perk now makes vampires better than werewolves.

User Info: Rampagingwalrus

Rampagingwalrus
7 years ago#8
ZardoZsays posted...
BUT the real trick is getting those bonuses to stay once you are cured...any luck with that?

It should work like the Fortify Restoration potion trick does. Just unequip, and reequip the item to gain the benefit, cure yourself, then never change equipment.

I would say that the real trick, is somehow this not being "patched" by Bethesda.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

User Info: Arjunta

Arjunta
7 years ago#9
Vampires being flagged as undead? THAT IS CRAZY STUFF! And spell effects ACTUALLY working?! DAMN, Beth has just gone above and beyond. Did ya know the sun actually goes down at night in this game? **** just got real.
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User Info: bigdug13

bigdug13
7 years ago#10
Rampagingwalrus posted...
ZardoZsays posted...
BUT the real trick is getting those bonuses to stay once you are cured...any luck with that?

It should work like the Fortify Restoration potion trick does. Just unequip, and reequip the item to gain the benefit, cure yourself, then never change equipment.

I would say that the real trick, is somehow this not being "patched" by Bethesda.


Why would you want to do all that just to never remove equipment again and lose all the other benefit? It works on self shouts, Conjuration durations, potions, heal spells, ANYTHING that is cast on yourself.
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