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"If you think you've seen a troll, remain calm and slowly back away. The wise hunter knows that preparation is the key to success, and you certainly don't want to hunt any trolls unprepared!"
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Frost Trolls are a species of Troll that behave like their more common cousins, though they are stronger and much more resilient. Just like ordinary trolls, they have a weakness to fire.

Locations

Frost trolls can be found in snowy areas, such as Winterhold, The Pale or Eastmarch, as well as the northern areas in SolstheimDR. They are especially fond of caves, but may also be found in abandoned ruins like Labyrinthian. Early in the game, the Dragonborn will encounter a frost troll on the way up the Seven-Thousand Steps to High Hrothgar.

Biology

Frost trolls are ape-like, humanoid creatures with long, muscular arms and claw-tipped fingers. The beasts' large mouths are filled with jagged teeth. A frost trolls' most distinctive feature is the third eye in the center of the forehead. Their hide is covered in a thick, shaggy white coat.[1]

Behavior

Frost trolls are typically hostile to most creatures and rarely back down or flee when faced with a more powerful opponent.

Though very strong, they are not very fast. A troll prefers to pummel its prey into submission with powerful arm strikes and claw attacks.[1] Occasionally, they will roar mid-battle or beat their fists on the ground, making it easy to get a few free hits on them.

Combat

Frost Troll Fighting the Dragonborn

Like ordinary Trolls, Frost Trolls have the ability to rapidly regenerate at two heath points per second. As such, a prolonged fight could prove to be very difficult or even fatal at low levels. On further note, a Frost Troll will attack using its powerful, claw-tipped arms to attack the target. Speed and aggression are the key to beating a troll.[1]

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Combat strategies

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  • As levels go, frost trolls will be difficult to deal with until level 30, and even farther up if the Dragonborn has no strong fire spells or fire-enchanted weapons.

One strategy is to lead them into an unimportant location that is patrolled by guards. (Important as a frost troll attack can kill many people and cancel a few quests). The guards will attack it, and may kill it. This can be difficult, as frost trolls aren't usually found close to any towns.

  • Using paralysis poisons via arrows is also quite effective, as the troll will be helpless for a few seconds, leaving them open for power attacks. Weakness to fire poisons, paired with fire-enchanted arrows or fire spells, can also leave a considerable dent in a Troll's health bar, however, poisons need to be especially potent to make a reasonable effect in the fight.
  • One way for melee-oriented characters to take down trolls is with the Unrelenting Force shout and shield bashing. Using Unrelenting Force will buy time to hack and slash away at their health. Using a shield to stagger them while the shout is recharging is also very helpful, and can present opportunities to get in an extra hit or two without being damaged too badly. If a shield is unavailable or the Dragonborn is more skilled with blades, taking quick slashes while dodging the troll's swinging claws can be an effective but risky strategy.
  • A strategy for a low-leveled Nord is to use Battle Cry, as the troll will run away, allowing time to heal, attack, or retreat. The shout Dismay also can work well against them as well as the master illusion spell Hysteria, which will have a similar effect. (The troll will also heal during this time.)
  • Another strategy for those with high Illusion and Sneak skills is to cast Calm on the troll, then perform sneak attacks (the Assassin's Blade perk, which adds 15x damage can make this especially effective), then cast calm to sneak attack again.
  • If the Dragonborn has it, they can use the Fire Breath shout, as it can be used from a distance and can cause a lot of damage.
  • Wabbajack or Mehrunes' Razor may be used to kill it quickly, although Mehrunes' Razor might take multiple hits to kill it.

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