Posts Tagged ‘Thalmor’


The Top 10 Most Annoying Enemies of Skyrim

February 4, 2012

Okay, okay. I know I was going to name this “The Enemies that Usually Kill Me” or whatever, but this is pretty much same the same thing.

Anyway, these count under my first character’s playthrough, the difficulty of enemies might vary with a different play style.

10. Dragons

See, dragons have this nasty habit of showing up when you really don’t particularly want or need them to. When I started out in the game, I was itching to battle dragons all the time. Now, when I’m fighting mages or bandits or other shit, poof, an Elder Dragon. FUCK OFF, I’M BUSY. They’re not too had to kill, at least when I played on Adept for my first playthrough, but it also depends on your armor and the way you attack them.

9. Skeevers

Skeevers aren’t particularly hard to beat, unless you’re just starting out the game, but geez, these mother fuckers are as fast as hell. They tend to jump you by surprise, and run around you, biting you before you can turn fast enough to retaliate. I especially HATE them coming upwards on winding stairs.

8. Sabre Cat

Like a boss.

These cats have a habit of taking you by surprise and saying hello with a quick swipe of their claws. They’ll often leave the prey they’re chasing if they manage to spot you. While not difficult to kill, I’m not very fond of a ninja cat this size…

7. Ice Wraiths

At first, these things annoyed the hell out of me and sent me into panic mode (i.e., holy fuck, I need to run as fast as hell or I’m gonna die), but once I learned dual casting flames spell, these guys got a lot easier to kill. Even while sneaking in the mountains, these guys are quite difficult to spot as they blend in quite well with their surroundings.

6. Draugr

They’re not exactly difficult to kill per say, but sometimes they swarm in numbers. Coupled with the shouting ability, they are annoying, especially when overwhelmed by them (I had this problem a lot during the quest, The World-Eater’s Eyrie). Usually I use the Aura Whisper shout, spot them before they spot me, and I take them out with one shot from my bow.

5. Thalmor

They just kind of pissed me off when I first ran into them. I asked them about Talos and they immediately labeled me as a heretic…so, to defend myself…I killed them. 🙂 I started doing this over and over after that, mainly because I can harvest their clothing and armor. 😀 Once they said they were going to eliminate the Nord race, I immediately went into rage mode and just kill them as soon as I see them now.

4. Chaurus

I was lucky, only running into these guys once during the main quest. There were a lot of them, but because I was running low on health, I avoided them as much as possible. They’re creepy looking and really annoying.

3. Mages/Hagravens

I cannot tell you how much I fucking hate mages. Of all the times I died in this game, 70% of the time it was due to fucking mages. Conjurers, Summoners, whatever. I think I just have a natural weakness to magic or something. I especially hate it when they constantly heal themselves. Do they ever run out of magic?! The Conjurers are annoying because they summon Frost Atronachs constantly, but the good thing is if you kill the Conjurer they go away. A Night to Remember‘s quest was especially annoying in this sense. God. At least in the beginning of the game, my werewolf fear shout was strong enough to make them cower in fear and stop attacking so I could just claw them and eat them to death, but alas, that no longer works. So I’ll say this again: I hate mages.

2. Wisps & The Wisp Mother

Pretty, but deadly.

…The first time I ran into a wisp, I followed it like an idiot, unsure of what it actually was. Then all of a sudden it was like, “HOLY SHIT, WISPS EVERYWHERE!!”, and wow, they started kicking my ass almost immediately. It also doesn’t help when the Wisp Mother starts summoning additional Shades, so it definitely is a good idea to take her out as soon as possible before you end up with a whole army of wisps in front of you. I still haven’t figured out how to kill them fast enough, perhaps I should look that up…Thankfully, I haven’t run into them very often!

1. Dwarven Automatons

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU!! Basically sums up my first reaction to meeting these, especially the spheres. They just take awhile to chip down their health, at least, at the level I was at. Plus, with the spiders and the spheres, it usually equals a deadly attack. Too fast, too fast! Centurions weren’t too bad, because they were mega slow. At least now, I know they’re immune to ice attacks, but at least, with a good double cast of sparks, they can overcharge quite easily.

Image Credits: UESP Wiki, The Elder Scrolls Wiki

2/13/12 Edit: Also bears. Fuck bears.