Right now I do not plan to invest any point into smiting. The Bound Bow is an exceptionally desirable weapon in the early stages of the game - unmodified through perks, it is of Daedric power. It has no weight and it can have a permanent soul trap. well u can mix classes u are not based on one class thats the great thing about skyrim u can be an all rounder or just one so just be an assasin with conjuration mage. This buil is all about sneaking and dealing damage. The Nightingale bow causes frost and shock damage and also slows the target. Dismiss Notice; Arcane Assassin (Build) Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Psiberzerker, Jan 25, 2013. All of these skills are very beneficial for an Archer. The damage of bows scales up better than that of crossbows. Yet, since any bow can be made very powerful, the same is true with Zephyr – some players consider it to be the best bet for a ranger, and if it is used correctly, it can become more powerful than a Dragonbone bow. Since bounded weapons can't be enchanted, would their end game viablity be lowered? With Patch 1.9 the Bound Bow with Mystic Binding garners more XP per hit than any other bow in the game. This is How Armor Affects Magic in Skyrim. The arrows that come with this bow (Bound Arrows) have damage rating of 24 – basically, they are equal to the Daedric ones in this regard. Steady Hand is not very useful since it won’t help against the walking targets. That's why I try to play with Bound Bow specifically. So, both bows are great, to each his own. However, you have to be patient if you want to be an assassin; otherwise, you won't reap the benefits of sneaking, a slow pace of movement allowing you to be undetected. So, since the Bound bow is essentially weightless, its shooting speed is the fastest. Welcome to Skyrim Forums! The Bound Bow is an exceptionally desirable weapon in the early stages of the game - unmodified through perks, it is of Daedric power. Also, theres an Illusion perk to make all your spells silent I believe. If you don’t want to rely on bought arrows, go for Ranger and Hunter Discipline. Any dragons that stand in your way should be torn from the air with the bound bow. Get the quiet casting illusion perk and summon the bow when your about to dome a dude. A bound bow with all archery perks with a skill of 100 and the mystic binding perk will do more damage per second than a Deadric bow smithed up to about 500dmg. I tried a build like this once and found it extremely frustrating and not nearly as awesome as it sounds. For a damage comparison, with 100 in Archery and 5/5, Bound Bow – 48, Zephyr – 36. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The archery build is a very popular build in Skyrim, and players often will want to incorporate a few different skills into this build, such as Alchemy, Sneak, and Light Armor. Here are 3 of the most lethal assassin builds In its award-winning RPG, Bethesda tosses us into Skyrim— a war-torn land populated by elves, nords, giant cat men, and dragons. Also of note: Marked for Death. Skyrim Assassin Archer Lets Play. Ok, let’s see if it is a viable weapon. This build contains some DLC content; read at your own risk. This is Skyrim warrior build based around using bound weapons. So does anyone have a build that would fit these two? Even with the bound sword you ought to be doing enough damage to one-shot just about anything if you backstab them, especially with the Shrouded Gloves. And since it draws it’s attack damage from both Archery and Conjuration trees, potentially it can become the most devastating bow in the game, especially, if you don’t want to invest into smithing and enchanting. Assassin's aim to remain unseen, kill their mark and leave as if they were never there and this is really where I see the greatest gap between so-called assassin builds and true assassins - you don't care about getting in and getting out unseen but rather just killing everything from the shadows. But keep in mind that to bring the latter to a decent level, you will need to invest into it something around 18 perks (16, to be precise). A forged and enchanted bow can be more powerful than the Bound Bow on higher levels of Smithing and Enchanting. Zephyr is a good option, if you want to play with Smithing. Even just two words makes bound bow cut through dragons like warm butter. thanks for the advices guys.I think I will stick with bound bow. You can boost it with the Dwarven Smithing and Arcane Blacksmith, though. It is also the best choice if you do not plan to invest in smithing; and it draws faster than any of the real bows. The main thing I … ... You may now register with your Facebook or Steam account! Crossbows can offer a higher damage per shot, but they are painfully slow. All rights reserved. I've maxed stealth, pretty close to maxing illusion, and have most of the perks in both trees. There is a perk that will give it a % bonus to damage for bound weapons, another perk that will make things killed by bound weapons automatically soul trap, and another perk that can make summoned creatures hit by bound weapons to be banished as well as turning undead. For the latter one you need a high Conjuration, but it is quite a practical skill in a sense that you can summon some creatures to aid you in a battle, and it often resolves the difficult situations much easier. As for the DPS, Zephyr is not even in the top 5 bows, according to this chart. It is a 50/50 split between mega and assassin. What about Bound Bow Vs Real Bow? By the way, although a Daedric bow can potentially surpass the Bound one in damage, yet you will need 17 perks to max it out; with the Bound bow you only need 2 smithing perks (steel and arcane), and it has a pretty amazing DPS, which means more shots off and, therefore, more crits. So what kind of other mage assassin builds are there out there. I like the assassin play style, and I think the bound weapons are awesome, so why not combine them into one? You can get it at level 1, and at level 3 you can have a Daedric bow with 100 Daedric arrows per cast. An assassin character build can deal lots of damage when used effectively. But generally speaking, the exact cost can change depending on your skill level and perks. Welcome to Skyrim Forums! For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Best Race for Assassin Archer Build". Bound Bow is comparable to an actual Daedric bow with the Mystic Binding Perk and should only be considered "very weak" in the sense that it can't be made damn near game breaking through exploiting the poorly balanced mechanics of Smithing and Enchanting. It's permanent, and in all honestly … Its base damage is higher than that of Zephyr, it shreds undead, and it has one of the fastest fire rates in Skyrim. Well, actually, when combined with the Mystic Binding conjuration perk, it becomes equal to a regular unmodified Daedric bow, and you also get 100 Daedric level arrows every time you cast it (the cast lasts for 120 seconds). It is also quite suitable for an assassin mage build, but you need to get the silent casting for it (from the Illusion). Discussion in 'Skyrim Help' started by muse9191, Jun 27, ... Maybe you should also consider conjuration skill for bound bow and bound … With this dedication comes the ability to blend into the night and a boost to all thief related skills. Alternatively, you can use your follower to distract the enemies – this also works fine. So, the base damage of the bow is the same as an untempered Daedric Bow and arrows. While it may not be something very great, yet a boost is a boost. So choosing either the bound bow or crossbow will depend on your preferences, of course, but often a bow may come out as a better option. The same way the Bound Sword works – using it levels up One-Handed. 5. I only recently (late 20s) started adding archery into the mix just to deal with dragons, but I'm not sure if lugging around the Nightengale bow and tons of arrows is really my style. This build is for those archers who want to take stealth to the extreme and become the stalkers of the night. Does anyone if Bound Bow is effected by Quick Shot Perk . BTW I've seen some 'arcane archer' builds, and they don't necessarily mean bound bow. Yes, you can – with the Dual Casting perk, it costs 173 Magicka. But even if your position is revealed, normally it wouldn’t be a problem, since your Dremoras will keep the enemies busy. Thus it's considered weak. #1 Rafter75, Dec 19, 2012. Or would just a pure assassin with bow/dagger work? Generally speaking, the Bound bow is best for combat archery, while the Dragonbone bow is better for sneaking. From using magic to burn down cities to striking enemies from the shadows with your trusty bow, here are strongest builds you need to try for Skyrim. Is bound bow better than Daedric? Yes, it does. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. It has a base damage of 18, which can be increased up to 24, if you use a Mystic Binding perk. The Beginner Assassin. Also have a look at what is the best archer armor in Skyrim. It has some nice benefits: So, up to the level of 50, it can really be one of the best bows in Skyrim. So anything smithed higher will be better along with daedric arrows. To give you an idea, the reference is like this: The cost of dual cast is 2.8x of the cost of single cast. And up to your level 50 it will probably be the best bow you can get in Skyrim. The 3 Best Skyrim Assassin Builds Shadows, daggers and poison. If you have level 100 Conjuration, and the Adept Conjuration perk, the casting will cost you 61 Magicka. Here are 3 of the most lethal assassin builds In its award-winning RPG, Bethesda tosses us into Skyrim— a war-torn land populated by elves, nords, giant cat men, and dragons. It also works with the Soul Trap, but sometimes the target resists, and sometimes there is no animation, but the text appears at the top left stating “Soul captured!”. So, let’s summarize: potentially, the Daedric bow has higher damage (provided you use the Daedric arrows), whereas the Bound bow is more reliable when it comes to the overall damage. It can steal souls, banish Daedra and turn undead. Another interesting thing about the heavier bows is that they have a longer, more extended and less curved firing arc (arrow flying trajectory). The early part of … Besides, you'd get to use Invisibility that way too, which is handy for when things go south. One thing to get right in the very beginning is the fire rate – the heavier the bow, the slower it is, generally. Yes, you can – just make sure you get the quiet casting perk; alternatively you can just summon the bow a good distance away from enemies. Why it matters? The benefit is a lack of inventory clutter with arrows and using no weight. It's fun to use on a sneak archer. It takes 2 seconds to cast it, which is accompanied by the noise that may reveal your position to the enemies. When you use an enchanted Daedric bow, it also means that your enchanting skill is high, so you can get some awesome armors, which won’t happen with the Bound bow; but it also means that you need to max out enchanting. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). So the simplest answer to that choice is this: if you plan to follow the smithing tree, then go for the Nightingale; otherwise Bound bow is a great choice. This is a Skyrim Build of the Legendary Arcane Assassin, overwhelming his enemy by combining magic and stealth, dagger and bow! Because the bound bow has a much faster refire rate and its ammuition is always deadric arrows. Something to think about if you're making a new shooter char When you shoot the targets with the bow, it levels up the Archery skill. This assumes of course that you can hit what you're aiming at. Yet, the Bound one will still shoot much faster. My character build require 50 skill points. © Valve Corporation. I've played a sneaky archer character before, though that was a few months back when the game first came out. As long as you sneak attack, I imagine you could get away with using bound weapons for a fair amount of time. While at first glance it may seem like a stereotypical range-based assassin build, there's a little more to it than that: Crossbow - You can't use a bow with this build. If you play as a mage character, but rely mostly on it, you can technically be considered a ranger! Also, crossbows miss out on elemental damage, which is possible with the bow arrows. I will describe the basic mechanics of the build (perks, stats), as well as equipment, faction, and playthrough recommendations. You can enchant it however you like, but it also means some good investments into the enchanting skill (which can actually give you some nice armor). Watch the description for an extensive guide on choices of … It covers for the low damage early on. The interesting bonus that you can have is that if you cast some other spell before conjuring your bow, you will get two things going at the same time – the spell in one hand and the bow in the other. It's rather bow + elemental arrows + enchants. OK I have a level 35 Bretton Illusion/Assassin (can I say how much I LOVE this build). It has the same power as an exquisite Daedric bow. A vanilla build for the beginner Yet, let’s make a comparison between them. All of the Archery perks will carry over into the bound bow, including damage multipliers, so definitely, the Archery skill affects bound bow just as any other bow. Bound bow is daedric base damage with daedric arrows. A build solely based on being a nearly invisible assassin. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. You can get it early in the game and can actually go through the whole thing till the very end with it. For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PC, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Assassin Build". There are a few key points to roleplaying this build correctly. It is the fastest shooting bow in the game even without the high level archery perks, If you are playing as a stealth character and have got a quiet casting, you can summon the bow without being caught casting it, Your Archery skill will rise faster than with the use of other weapons. Bound bow has the base stats of a Daedric bow and you can upgrade the bow through perks in the Conjuration skill tree. Because for the majority of players it would be easier to hit a target at a distance with a heavier bow, since its arrow flies straighter. The biggest advantage is not having to carry weapons and ammo around, the biggest disadvantage... hard to say there are quite a lot. Joined: Dec 17, 2012 Messages: 50 I'm playing a Bound Bow using Archer Mage right now and the build is super viable. Skyrim Assassin Build #5: Sniper. Skyrim: 15 Powerful Builds Everyone Should Try. The death-knight playstyle is always entertaining and through diligent use of Raise Zombie and Bound Sword you’ll have a Dremora by level 18 and access to the atronach forge by … It’s the bow with the third highest DPS in the game, It is a Daedric quality weapon with Daedric arrows – its power is comparable to the Daedric Bow after the upgrade. An important note: you can’t cast any bound weapon while riding a horse – you need to use a real one while mounted. Bound Bow can be cast at level 1, with a Novice Hood from helgen, so run straight for the Fort Amol Prison to get it early. You don't Need a Ranged Skill (The other one is Destruction, which lacks sublety) but it really helps to be able to hurt Dragons before they land. Bound Bow Archer Build. Yes, it does – but it scales off of the base damage. It benefits from both Archery and Conjuration, so you need to level up your Conjuration heavily, but it will also yield you two Dremora lords. The main features of the Nightingale bow are that it does 38 damage, freezes the target for 20 points and shocks for 10. If you equip Dragonbone arrows after you conjure your bow, you will get arrows that are stronger than the bound ones. With the proper perk investment the Bound bow can become your major weapon, and you probably won’t notice the damage differences between bound and regular bows. You will literally get infinite Daedric arrows (100 per each cast to be precise). You get the most out of it you need the Daedric arrows, which are pretty hard to come by (you probably won’t be using them around 80% of the time). But even without the fortifying gear, if you max out Conjuration and Archery, you can achieve over 90 damage with this bow. Now, to increase its damage, you need a greater skill in Archery, and these things also help: perks such as Overdraw and Critical Shot, poisons, the Mystic Binding, and Fortify Archery gear/potion use. But to increase the base damage of the bow, you need to get the Mystic Binding perk. Archery with enough Perks is already easy mode. When cast, Bound Bow equips an ethereal version of the Daedric Bow and 100 ethereal Daedric Arrows for 120 seconds. So, you advance in both ways: the Conjuration manages the cost of Magicka, and the Archery improves the damage. Your email address will not be published. You may want to invest in one handed weapon, since – as an archer, you will need some kind of close quarters defense. Your email address will not be published. Well, the Bound bow can also use Dragonbone arrows – you simply need to equip them, but this will banish your bound (read: “Daedric”) arrows. 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