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Alpharos

aka Alpha

  • I live in UK
  • I was born on August 31
  • My occupation is Student / part-time retail employee
  • I am Male
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    A common debate within the TES community is the definitions of battlemage and spellsword, and this blog post will provide my own take on this arguement, detailing the key differences, key skills and key equipment for these charactor molds to work. This blog post is based on the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim skills and perks, whilst using definitions from Morrowind and Oblivion.



    I believe there to be two key differences between battlemage and spellword characters, namely the use of magical and warrior-based skills. The key difference in the use of magical skills, if that battlemages specialise in offensive magic, namely destruction and conjuration (although the latter is often used by spellswords as a secondary skill). On the other hand, spellswor…



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    The Joys of Alchemy

    June 27, 2013 by Alpharos

    I have been wanting to write a blog post for some time, but have struggled to decide upon a suitable subject, but finally I have one, Alchemy. From what I have seen, alchemy is a particularly underrated skill, and one which can not only be a life saver, but great fun as well. Henceforth, I am going to propose five reasons why alchemy is an important, useful and fun, and a couple of suggestions for using alchemy effectively. 

    1. Saves Money: Alchemy does, assuming one forages for the ingrediants themselves, save alot of money, as there is no need to purchase healing potions (although these tend to be readily available in dungeons, outside of them they are rarer. Poisons are notably expensive, and as such, making your own can save alot of money.…
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