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  • I want to love being a Werewolf in Skyrim, but I'm struggling.

    I love Werewolf stories. My friends know as being a "Werewolf" person rather than a "Vampire" person. When I watch a TV show and someone asks me, "which character is your favourite", I will usually pick the werewolf before it's even revealed that they're a Werewolf. Except in Being Human, the werewolves in that series (US and UK) shat me to tears. Exception to the rule maybe?... But I digress...

    I can't help but feel that in Skyrim, Vampires got better perks than Werewolves. Or is it just that I haven't figured out how to take full advantage of their abilities? I want to believe that it's just a case of PEBKAC (IT term that means: "Probelm Exists Between Keyboard and Chair". Or in my case, Controller and Chair).

    I'm playing a Warrior that is ignoring magic, so all my level bonuses have gone into Health and Stamina. My Magicka is the same that it was when I started the game. I'm wearing Steel Plate heavy armour and I'm using the Mace of Molag Bal and Spellbreaker (Skyrim). I have the Ring of Hircine so I can change as often as I like. But at the moment I'm not using this item to it's full potential because I'm yet to master when and how to use Beast Form.

    At the moment, it feels like when I transform I become less powerful than I am as a human. I don't have the Dawnguard DLC (yet) and I may get it so that I can trick out my Werewolfyness. But right now I have enough perks to get in Block and One-handed to keep my next few levels busy.

    At first I was anoyed that after all the effort I went to, to buld my own house and to adopt a kid that I can no longer get Well Rested and/or Mother's Love. However, I've since decided that not gettin XP bonuses to skills that aren't Warrior Skills is probably a good thing, as my Pick Lock skill is WAY higher than I want it to be and I'm scared that it's bloating my level. So I'm learning to like not having those bonuses.

    I'm not able to heal at all. I thought gnawing on folks would heal me, but it doesn't. I discovered that I can't feed on Undead. Which made me sad because Jerky is awesome. 😉 Yes, I'm aware that Dawnguard has a perk that lets Werewolves feed on undead. I'll get that expansion eventually, but that doesn't help me now. And if I can't "dig" being a werewolf I'm less likely to fork out the funds to purchase the DLC.

    I feel at the moment that being a Werewolf is about charging through a Bandit's hideout, slaughtering mooks and eating them as I go, then being in human form to take on the "Boss Fight" at the end, THEN walking back through the dungeon to loot all the chests I ignored and all the bodies of the people I gnawed on.

    How does this compare to other people's experiences playing Werewolves? Did you have similar experiences and/or is there something I'm missing?

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    • Actually, feeding on dead bodies does heal you and you can get all the bonuses of feeding without taking very long by "sheathing" your werewolf claws while feeding.

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    • I found playing as a fully upgraded (all perks) werewolf with the Ring of the Hunt to be rather enjoyable, as you get reasonably strong. A base werewolf usually ended up seeming too weak.

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    • I don't (yet) have the Dawnguard expansion. I was planning on playing a bit longer without it (get the perks I want in block and One-handed) before I unleash an undead plague into Skyrim. 😄

      But every time I chow down on folks (I was able to eat the ghosts of the companions 😳), I can't help but think, "I could be getting perk points for these - That is how it works, yeah? You need to eat people in order to "increase my skill" to advance through the Werewolf Perk Tree? But I assume I still use perk points when I level, which means I'm not spending them on other skills.

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    • Since making this post I've discovered that I'm not over-encombered while I'm in Beast Form. So I loot everything I can, dump it in a chest, and once everyone/thing is dead, I grab everything, transform, and race back outside where my horse is waiting for me. 😍

      I still suck at taking on Boss Fights though. Is gnawing on folks to heal a perk? There seems to be no way for me to heal short of waiting to turn back, healing, and then growing fur again. 😞

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    • Late in the game to these posts but gnawing on folks does heal you. It's minimal until you get the "Gorging" perk but yeah, that's from the Dawnguard DLC.

      If you find yourself super squishy, you can always consider chugging a couple of potions first before heading in. Fortify Health mainly or if you have the Oakflesh spell, go for it. I always bolster up my health before charging in, claws slashing.

      If you hate how long the feeding animation takes, just let loose with a roar and the animation will cancel out.

      Happy hunting!

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    • That is some excellent advice.

      I think one of the issues I'm having is that I'm playing an Imperial for the first time, and that means I no longer get to use Orcish Bederker Rage prior to transforming into a Werewolf.

      On the other hand though, using Voice of the Emperor to stop Marcurio from killing my dog has been SUPER useful. Stoopid Chain Lightening hitting Vigilance and making him attack my hubby. 😄

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    • The perk points for skills and the per points for the werewolf tree are different. You can't use skill perk points for your werewolf tree and you can't use werewolf perk points for your skills. You get werewolf perk points for eating a certain number of corpses (there is a bar at the werewolf perk screen to tell you how close you are) and that number increases with every perk point that you gain. I've had similar experiences where i rampage through everything then go back and pick everything clean. My advice would be to get the Legendary edition of the game. It has all 3 dlcs included. Dawngaurd is worth it even if you don't want to be a werewolf or a vampire (the story took me 10+ hours to complete). It adds all sorts of things including crossbows (my weapon of choice for a stealthy character). Hope that this helps :)

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    • Razorgirl wrote:
      I want to love being a Werewolf in Skyrim, but I'm struggling.

      I love Werewolf stories. My friends know as being a "Werewolf" person rather than a "Vampire" person. When I watch a TV show and someone asks me, "which character is your favourite", I will usually pick the werewolf before it's even revealed that they're a Werewolf. Except in Being Human, the werewolves in that series (US and UK) shat me to tears. Exception to the rule maybe?... But I digress...

      I can't help but feel that in Skyrim, Vampires got better perks than Werewolves. Or is it just that I haven't figured out how to take full advantage of their abilities? I want to believe that it's just a case of PEBKAC (IT term that means: "Probelm Exists Between Keyboard and Chair". Or in my case, Controller and Chair).

      I'm playing a Warrior that is ignoring magic, so all my level bonuses have gone into Health and Stamina. My Magicka is the same that it was when I started the game. I'm wearing Steel Plate heavy armour and I'm using the Mace of Molag Bal and Spellbreaker (Skyrim). I have the Ring of Hircine so I can change as often as I like. But at the moment I'm not using this item to it's full potential because I'm yet to master when and how to use Beast Form.

      At the moment, it feels like when I transform I become less powerful than I am as a human. I don't have the Dawnguard DLC (yet) and I may get it so that I can trick out my Werewolfyness. But right now I have enough perks to get in Block and One-handed to keep my next few levels busy.

      At first I was anoyed that after all the effort I went to, to buld my own house and to adopt a kid that I can no longer get Well Rested and/or Mother's Love. However, I've since decided that not gettin XP bonuses to skills that aren't Warrior Skills is probably a good thing, as my Pick Lock skill is WAY higher than I want it to be and I'm scared that it's bloating my level. So I'm learning to like not having those bonuses.

      I'm not able to heal at all. I thought gnawing on folks would heal me, but it doesn't. I discovered that I can't feed on Undead. Which made me sad because Jerky is awesome. 😉 Yes, I'm aware that Dawnguard has a perk that lets Werewolves feed on undead. I'll get that expansion eventually, but that doesn't help me now. And if I can't "dig" being a werewolf I'm less likely to fork out the funds to purchase the DLC.

      I feel at the moment that being a Werewolf is about charging through a Bandit's hideout, slaughtering mooks and eating them as I go, then being in human form to take on the "Boss Fight" at the end, THEN walking back through the dungeon to loot all the chests I ignored and all the bodies of the people I gnawed on.

      How does this compare to other people's experiences playing Werewolves? Did you have similar experiences and/or is there something I'm missing?

      Vampire lords have more drawbacks than Werewolves In my opinion. Barely magicka/stamina/health regenerations in either form during the day, Those perks have drawbacks as well. The Healing issue, is likely a bug. Were you a vampire before you changed? As that could possibly be an issue. Werewolves also have Totem of the Brotherhood, Which can be upgraded to the point where it summons 2 Spectral Werewolves, And the Claws can be upgraded to the point it can cause 200(I think more, all I know is, I'm able to run through a giants camp, kill them all with one hit, and have enough stamina to get all the way to Riften) Damage. It is the ultimate race in my opinion. 

      PS: If you don't have any dlc, Just get Legendary. Same price as Dawnguard. 20.00$

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    • Ok im having the same problem. I know how all the werewolf mechanics and stuff work and I have the dawnguard dlc and have a few perks in that. However its not the fact that I can become a werewolf its the fact that the only npc in the game that actually acknowledges the dragonborn for being a werewolf is lord harkon (That I know of). If there is any more npc that do the same thing besides a random comment from a hold guard then please tell me.

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    • 73.229.114.185 wrote:
      Ok im having the same problem. I know how all the werewolf mechanics and stuff work and I have the dawnguard dlc and have a few perks in that. However its not the fact that I can become a werewolf its the fact that the only npc in the game that actually acknowledges the dragonborn for being a werewolf is lord harkon (That I know of). If there is any more npc that do the same thing besides a random comment from a hold guard then please tell me.

      Companions, Astrid's husband, ETC...

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    • IMO I don't use either forms anymore, why because even with the dawnguard DLC the power of either werewolf or vampire lord grow static pretty fast, meaning once you get all the perks, you essentially max out your beast/vampire form and your beast/vampire form will not grow stronger after that. While the forms max out your base form continues to grow stronger and eventually your base form will catch up and eventually surpass your beast/vampire form, and if your like me, you gained these forms as a means of having a trump card taht you could use if you're in trouble.

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    • The Aspect Of Akatosh wrote:

      73.229.114.185 wrote:
      Ok im having the same problem. I know how all the werewolf mechanics and stuff work and I have the dawnguard dlc and have a few perks in that. However its not the fact that I can become a werewolf its the fact that the only npc in the game that actually acknowledges the dragonborn for being a werewolf is lord harkon (That I know of). If there is any more npc that do the same thing besides a random comment from a hold guard then please tell me.

      Companions, Astrid's husband, ETC...

      Who fits into the "ETC" Category?

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    • 73.229.114.185 wrote:

      The Aspect Of Akatosh wrote:

      73.229.114.185 wrote:
      Ok im having the same problem. I know how all the werewolf mechanics and stuff work and I have the dawnguard dlc and have a few perks in that. However its not the fact that I can become a werewolf its the fact that the only npc in the game that actually acknowledges the dragonborn for being a werewolf is lord harkon (That I know of). If there is any more npc that do the same thing besides a random comment from a hold guard then please tell me.

      Companions, Astrid's husband, ETC...

      Who fits into the "ETC" Category?

      Hold guards

      Get dawnguard. The perks make a lot of difference. You don't spend your normal points on werewolf perks, you get perk points from eating corpses.

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    • Howl of Terror makes all the difference.

      I don't have any DLCs, but I still find the Werewolf form to be more powerful than human/elf form, because all you have to do is power attack while moving forward and everybody (excluding Mammoths, Dragons, and Ammuniculi) are thrown from their feet. I found the other powers, Totem of the Hunt and Totem of the Brotherhood, to be useless. I prefer roaring at everyone and they all split in the opposite direction but the Bandit Chief or Briarheart. It makes concentrating on each enemy easier than them all circling you and gouging your health.

      You can also eat Vampires. Even in the base game. I know this from experience. I was eating a Fledgling and the Master raised her anyway, so I was chewing on her ankles while she floated above me.

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    • ^^^ As a werewolf you are a close range fighter exclusively with no long range attacks, I find the werewolf's power attack kinda counter intuitive to a close range fighter because you're sending enemies flying away from you, I have all the DLC and I still find that my base form always ends up surpassing my beast or vampire form due to the fact that when you get all the totems/jewelry and all the perks the beast or vampire form immediately stops progressing and the form no longer grows stronger. My base form however continues growing stronger to the point where it becomes pathetically easy for the base form to surpass the beast/vampire form.

      there was this one time when I was fighting a group of forsworn as a vampire lord where they pretty much shredded my character, but later facing those same group of forsworn in base form I won with barely any difficulty.

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    • Hello! since you're a werewolf lover, like me!

      i'm sure you will like this mod! http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59463/?

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    • Well, Werewolves have a few more bonuses than vampires. Let's compare.

      Timing.

      V:In day is useless (Less health and no regeneration)

      W: Can go werewolf any time.

      Weaknesses.

      V: Weaknesses are the daytime, fire and disease. (Also Poison.)

      W: Complete immunity to disease and only one drawback to speak of. (Resting bonuses)

      Strengths.

      V: Enhanced illusion. Resist ice by 50%.

      W: Complete immunity to disease.

      Forms.

      V: Vampire lord and it's two modes. Both of which are amazing.. Kind of?

      W: Obvious and strong werewolf form.


      Overall, I think werewolves have it good.

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    • About the comparison, I never understood why as an Altmer they also attack you in the quest Diplomatic Immunity. There is nothing new about your regular appearance when you are a werewolf. Do I smell like a wet dog? That's not even an excuse ...

      For the Vampire/Vampire Lord form of course, your appearance is different so you have to sneak but a werewolf have a clear advantage otherwise because he can do his stuff and pretend to be like anybody else.

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    • Bilitis wrote: About the comparison, I never understood why as an Altmer they also attack you in the quest Diplomatic Immunity. There is nothing new about your regular appearance when you are a werewolf. Do I smell like a wet dog? That's not even an excuse ...

      For the Vampire/Vampire Lord form of course, your appearance is different so you have to sneak but a werewolf have a clear advantage otherwise because he can do his stuff and pretend to be like anybody else.

      They aren't supposed to be able to tell that you're a werewolf (since being one doesn't change your race unlike vampirism), what you may be experiencing is a bug with the Thalmor robes (that are supposed to work as a disguise but don't).

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    • I don't know, if I remember correctly Bosmers are supposed to be able to walk freely and it doesn't worked either with mine (also a werewolf). On the other side, my current character is an Altmer without the werewolf form and he had no problem with the Thalmor robes.

      It's not that the could tell if I'm a werewolf, they were hostile as if I was from another race.

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    • I think Bosmer are supposed to be able to walk semi-freely (as long as you stay away from the enemies). And apparently some robes are bugged (which isn't surprising). But I'm fairly sure being a werewolf isn't a factor in that particular case. I never actually tried to blend in myself though, I either went stealthily or in full-on rampage mode.

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    • There was no semi-anything for me, I was attacked as soon as I was in the room though ennemies were far from me.

      As for Thalmor robes, I always use this one you find in the last room of the hall behind the kitchen. I did a test once, I took one in the inventory I gave to Malborn (I think it's that name) and equiped it but I had a similar result. The only link was that I played werewolves so I assumed it was that (also I read about it being a problem).

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    • Oh well. It's Skyrim. What works for some people won't work for the others. Like I said, I never tried the robes myself, and I probably never will (I'm way too lazy to play the game properly anymore).

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    • Sounds like astrology or something lol

      Kiadony wrote:
      Like I said, I never tried the robes myself, and I probably never will (I'm way too lazy to play the game properly anymore).

      I can understand that.

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    • Lol yeah I can't help but mess around too much.

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    • I must thank everyone for helping me love being a Werewolf. I am now playing a Nord that will reject Lycanthropy in favour of being able to enter Sovngarde, and I am now missing the Werewolf ability to run through a dungeon while over-encombered.

      😫😆

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    • With werewolf mastery, bloodmoon rising and moonlight tales, werewolf is really fun. But even without it, ppl heavily underestimate the werewolf. The ability to perma cc, spam out new werewolf buddies with your shout and run faster than anything else in the game, makes them in my opinion the strongest option there is.

      That summon spam is as broken as it gets, same with the ability to keep ppl grounded permanently. In my eyes, Werewolf is much stronger than vampires. Sure their damage is a tad lower, but they don't need magicka, fully upgraded their damage is on par with the vamps, and they can keep up to 3-4 opponents knocked down permanently as they slowly tear them to pieces. Their great flaw is that they can't switch forms as easily, and that they have to stay stationary to feed and gain health. There is a ring to deal with each problem somewhat, but Werewolf Mastery deals with all the problems. It allows you to remove the timer, and switch form whenever you want, just like Vampire Lords.

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    • Now that I own the Remastered Skyrim I'm able to give the Werewolf perks a go. So naturally I'm now playing a Nord that will reject being a Werewolf lest it bar her from Sovngarde.

      Damnit!

      Oh well, once I've finished playing my Nordzi I'll just have to play a character that will love the hell out of being a Lupine.


      😍

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    • Razorgirl wrote:
      I want to love being a Werewolf in Skyrim, but I'm struggling.

      I love Werewolf stories. My friends know as being a "Werewolf" person rather than a "Vampire" person. When I watch a TV show and someone asks me, "which character is your favourite", I will usually pick the werewolf before it's even revealed that they're a Werewolf. Except in Being Human, the werewolves in that series (US and UK) shat me to tears. Exception to the rule maybe?... But I digress...

      I can't help but feel that in Skyrim, Vampires got better perks than Werewolves. Or is it just that I haven't figured out how to take full advantage of their abilities? I want to believe that it's just a case of PEBKAC (IT term that means: "Probelm Exists Between Keyboard and Chair". Or in my case, Controller and Chair).

      I'm playing a Warrior that is ignoring magic, so all my level bonuses have gone into Health and Stamina. My Magicka is the same that it was when I started the game. I'm wearing Steel Plate heavy armour and I'm using the Mace of Molag Bal and Spellbreaker (Skyrim). I have the Ring of Hircine so I can change as often as I like. But at the moment I'm not using this item to it's full potential because I'm yet to master when and how to use Beast Form.

      At the moment, it feels like when I transform I become less powerful than I am as a human. I don't have the Dawnguard DLC (yet) and I may get it so that I can trick out my Werewolfyness. But right now I have enough perks to get in Block and One-handed to keep my next few levels busy.

      At first I was anoyed that after all the effort I went to, to buld my own house and to adopt a kid that I can no longer get Well Rested and/or Mother's Love. However, I've since decided that not gettin XP bonuses to skills that aren't Warrior Skills is probably a good thing, as my Pick Lock skill is WAY higher than I want it to be and I'm scared that it's bloating my level. So I'm learning to like not having those bonuses.

      I'm not able to heal at all. I thought gnawing on folks would heal me, but it doesn't. I discovered that I can't feed on Undead. Which made me sad because Jerky is awesome. 😉 Yes, I'm aware that Dawnguard has a perk that lets Werewolves feed on undead. I'll get that expansion eventually, but that doesn't help me now. And if I can't "dig" being a werewolf I'm less likely to fork out the funds to purchase the DLC.

      I feel at the moment that being a Werewolf is about charging through a Bandit's hideout, slaughtering mooks and eating them as I go, then being in human form to take on the "Boss Fight" at the end, THEN walking back through the dungeon to loot all the chests I ignored and all the bodies of the people I gnawed on.

      How does this compare to other people's experiences playing Werewolves? Did you have similar experiences and/or is there something I'm missing?

      Get rid of Werewolf Perks and get Moonlight Tales, it adds beautiful models a full perk tree and 15 different roar-based abilities!

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    • I play as a lightly armored spellsword, so werewolf stuff is totally different for me. I can see how it would feel like a downgrade for someone who is already basically a tank. I usually keep up werewolf form for the boss fight since it's honestly easier to beat the crap out of someone with claw-slaps than it is with atronachs and enchanted swords. (Also I'm pretty sure I'm a furry in denial but that's another talk for another day)

      Sorry if this ain't constructive I just enjoy talking.

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    • TheUnovaGuardian wrote:

      Get rid of Werewolf Perks and get Moonlight Tales, it adds beautiful models a full perk tree and 15 different roar-based abilities

      I assume that's a Mod? Seems a shame I need to get a mod to enjoy being a Werewolf.  😞

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