Killing Minotaur Lords the Easy Way
Once the player has risen through the ranks of the Arena and become Grand Champion, weekly matches for money against different monsters become available. The toughest monster one ends up fighting is the Minotaur Lord, up to three at a time.
The trick to defeating them is to retreat back into the hall entrance to the Arena pit; the Minotaur Lords are simply too tall to follow after you, and lacking any ranged weapon, cannot reach you.
Assuming you have enough arrows (at least 50 or so) and a bow, or alternatively, a decent arsenal of destructive magic, picking each Minotaur Lord off from a distance is easy. And for your trouble, you get 2000 or more gold. Not a bad deal.
Submitted by: Joshua K.
Solve Speechcraft Issues
When joining Arcane Univerity through Mages Guild, go and create cheap spell: Charm 100 pts for 2 sec. This is cheap and solves all Speechcraft issues and very helpful with Mercantile.
Submitted by: Wynand Viloen
Gold from Count of Skingrad
The count of Skingrad is very forgetfull. Upon compleation of the vampire quest (the one where you try and cure yourself of vamperisem) he will offer you a reward for ending his wifes pain. However he wont remember that he has given you this reward.
Keep asking him about the reward for 2,500 gold each ask, a very fast way to aford those houses you have had your eye on or to increase that alchemy skill or merchantile that grind oh so slowly.
Submitted by: Robert McDowell
Head Up to Win Battles Easier
The easiest way to win a battle against the enemy AI is to get to high ground (e.g. a rock) where the enemy can't reach you. High Acrobatics will let you jump high enough so the opponent can't follow you. Defeat them with ranged attacks like magic or bows.
If the enemy uses ranged weapons as well, see if you can take cover or at least dodge them without falling off. If you fall off, or the enemy comes up, retry or find a better place to climb upon.
Submitted by: Stefan Daniel Schwarz
Best Light Armor for Beginners
This must be the best light armor you can get in the beginning. Head to Leyawiin (the city to the south). Just outside the city you can find a tomb called Amelion Tomb. The tomb is located to the north, on the eastern side of the "river". Just follow the right side of the river and you will get to the tomb, it's very close to the city.
Inside you can find a complete set of light armor called Brusefs Amelion Armor. It provides cold resist, and the weapon is a longsword that adds 5 cold damage. Trust me, it's really good to have in the beginning of the game and it looks really nice :). The pieces of armor are scattered in the tomb but they're quite easy to find. I use this armor everytime I start with a character that uses light armor.
Submitted by: Markus Johansson
Storing Items - General Tips
No house, but need a place to store stuff? Use rooftops to store your stuff. Stable buildings outside of towns work well. Theres usually a way to jump onto the building from hills or rocks. Your items are out of sight and NPCs generally dont go climbing up on rooftops so your stuff stays where you put it.
Also, dont go storing your things in random containers because when the game refreshes the items in that container it may delete all your stuff.
Submitted by: Mike Evans
Add +5 to Your Favorite Stats
If you enter the console (~ key) and then enter "setdebugtext 10", followed by "TDT", it will output all the information about your skills and how close you are to gaining a skill point. Entering "TDT" again will toggle the display of information on and off.
It will also display how many points for each attribute you've gained. For example, it will show STRENGTH: 10, as in you've gained 10 skill points governed by strength, therefore allowing you a full +5 STRENGTH next time you level up. This, combined with strategically choosing your major skills, will makes it easy to ensure you have +5 atrribute multipliers for chosen stats EACH TIME you level up.
Submitted by: Rocque Beaupre
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