Skyrim is a special game in that there are an almost endless number of ways to play through the game. It seems the only limit is your imagination. But what if you wanted to play through Skyrim in a way it was never meant to be played? Can You Beat Skyrim Without Taking Any Damage?
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Can You Beat Skyrim Without Taking Any Damage? (in text form)
Before the hows, we must create our character. A few minutes on Goe was all I needed to make the decision to play as a Wood Elf. Theyre good with Archery and Stealth, and I almost always end up playing as an Orc, so the change is a wee one. I named myself Invertebrate because, you know, lack of a spine, weakling, we cant take any damage? Not the most clever name, but it doesnt really matter. After the dragon attacks Helgen and we get control, its time to set my Health to 1. I do this using consolemands so that I dont have to manually reload a save every time I take damage. With my total health at 1, any damage of any kind will kill me and force me to try to get through that situation without taking damage.
The good part about Skyrim, unlike some of the Fallout games, is that you can choose to never increase your health when you level up, so we only need to use consolemands this one time. Roughly 15 minutes in and we die for the first time. Believe it or not, fire bad. After I entered Helgen Keep I made sure that the difficulty was as low as it could go, then I got my hands cut free by by Ralof, and the real game begins as were enterbat for the first time. Before that though, you can see from the Skills screen that my Health is, in fact, at 1. Until I get a bow a little later on, my strategy is to sit back and only strike when I can get the killing blow.
With the loot of the dead Imperial Soldiers in my possession, I marched onward with a sword in each hand, ready to cower and let Ralof do most of the fighting for me. Something fun about thisn is that because your health is so low, its not umon for you to get executed by an enemy if they land a hit on you. After the first time that happened, and I got a good look at myself, I did something. See, armor can absorb some of the damage you take, and since the entire point is to avoid damage at all costs, I decided that armor would not be worn for the rest of the game.
I did attempt to charge headfirst into the Imperial Soldiers in the next room, but it didnt really work out that well. I picked a few locks, waited for Ralof and the other Stormcloaks to kill the Imperials, and finally got a bow. The Bow and Arrow will be my best friend throughout this playthrough, alongside the Stealth and Archery skills. The rest of the escape went off without a hitch. I activated the Thief blessing, rode the river, talked to Gerdur to figure out where to go next, sold most of my stuff to Lucan Valerius, and was off to see the Jarl of Whitn.
I was incredibly respectful when speaking to Jarl, I wore my cleanest cloths. Farengar, the court wizard, told me I was to retrieve the Dragonstone, so I looked at the map, and headed in the general direction necessary to aplish such a task. Along the way I killed a Hunter and swapped my Long Bow out for a Hunting Bow. When I arrived at Bleak Falls Barrow I took a sneaky approach to killing the Bandits was harder than it probably should have been, probably because I am royally bad at both aiming and being sneaky. For whatever reason, the troublemakers inside were easier to kill, which leveled me up. I proceeded to kill a Bandit Outlaw, solve a puzzle, kill some Skeevers, and was confronted a giant unfriendly spider. I hate spiders. Nothing is supposed to have 8 legs. Its wrong and immoral.