New Details Surface On Skyrim Dawnguard

Written by Taher M Siamwala on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 6:19 PM
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Information regarding the shrouded The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard has surfaced. Though the information has been fairly sparse until now, this should help quench your gamers' thirst.

The details are about plot, weapons, shouts and the new ingredients that will be present in the DLC. Lets dive in, shall we...

The DLC focuses on the popular undead side of the Elder Scrolls games. Once the DLC is installed it wont be long before the player discovers a new conversation thread about vampire hunting. Exploring this conversation will open up the chance to try and quash the mighty Harkon's vampire army. Of course, its Skyrim so you will of course have the chance to join forces with vampire lord too.

If you get in line with the vampires you are able to choose from some new undeathly perks and eventually become a flying vampire lord yourself. This gets you a power called Vampiric Grip. Think darth Vaders force grip where you can suspend an enemy in the air while draining his health. Oh and it seems like you can also turn into a cloud of bats. Eeexxccccellent!

Obviously being a bloodsucker comes with its downsides too. In vampire form you will get attacked whenever someone sees you, so you will be swapping back to human form regularly.

On the flip side, joining the side of "good" will earn you a crossbow. These powerful weapons can stagger opponents and are ready to fire but naturally take longer to reload than the bow. The Dawnguard will also be able to hire up a new follower type, Armoured Troll. Sheesh.

Ok here is a list of new articles within the game

New Shouts

  • Drain Vitality - Coax both magical and mortal energies from hapless opponent.
  • Summon Durnehviir - Summons the undead dragon Durnehviir from the Soul Cairn
  • Soul Tear - Rips the soul out of an opponent and turns them into an ally.

New Weapons

  • Dwarven Crossbow
  • Steel Crossbow
  • Dragonbone weapons - full set including arrows

New Ingredients

  • Ancestor Moth Wing
  • Chaurus Hunter Antennae
  • Gleamblossom
  • Poison Bloom
  • Yellow Mountain Flower

New Area

There’s also a new region known as Soul Cairn, which is a ethereal land (spirit land) where you can find some quests  and you can get an awesome skeletal stead that can be summoned wherever you are.

New Perks 

Vampire Take a look at the screenshots at the bottom of the page

  • Power of the Grave - 50 point bonus to health, magicka and stamina as a Vampire Lord.
  • Detect All Creatures - Requirement: Power of the Grave
  • Mist Form - Turn yourself into an invulnerable cloud of mist while regenerating your health, magicka, and stamina. Requirement: Detect All Creatures
  • Supernatural Reflexes -You move quicker, while enemies move slower. Requirement: Mist Form
  • Blood Healing - Killing a person with a power attack bite restores all your health. Requirement: Power of the Grave
  • Unearthly Will - Night powers and Blood Magic cost 33% less. Requirement: Power of the Grave
  • Poison Talons - Melee attacks deal 20 points of poison damage. Requirement: Unearthly Will/Blood Healing
  • Night Cloak - A shroud of bats feed on enemies within melee range. Requirement: Poison Talons
  • Vampiric Grip - Blood Magic: Can pull a creature to you from a distance, and do choking damage once it's close. Requirement: Power of the Grave
  • Summon Gargoyle - Summons a Gargoyle. Requirement: Vampiric Grip
  • Corpse Curse - Paralyze your foes with this magical blast. Requirement: Summon Gargoyle

Werewolf - Take a look at the screenshots at the bottom of the page

  • Bestial Strength - Do 25% more damage as a werewolf.
  • Totem of Ice Brothers
  • Totem of the Predator
  • Totem of Terror - Werewolf Howl of Terror affects even higher level creatures.
  • Totem of the Moon - Summon an ally werewolf with a howl.
  • Animal Vigor - 100 point bonus to health and stamina in beast form.
  • Gorging - Feeding heals twice as much health.

That's it folks. Skyrim Dawnguard, which is currently undergoing beta-testing with those lucky few who managed to get entry, is scheduled to launch on the Xbox 360 later this month. PC and PS3 gamers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on this anticipated title.

So are you looking forward to this title? Or is Skyrim still keeping you busy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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15:41 Jun-15-2012

Got sick of Skyrim very quickly. Sadly, this plot sounds infinitely more interesting than the core game's plot. I couldn't care less about the new perks, but the new ingredients and weapons sound good. I'll probably pick it up.

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15:56 Jun-15-2012

Your one of the minority; who didnt like the game. But nice to hear your considering getting this :)

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18:12 Jun-15-2012

Unfortunately, yes. There are a good amount of things I like about Skyrim, but they're outweighed by the things I dislike. I did have a good time with the Thieves' Guild and Dark Brotherhood quests.

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18:23 Jun-15-2012

I had fun with all of'em minus the bugs. They were a pain in arse :)

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21:13 Jun-17-2012

I've played multiple characters and I never do more than four of the main story quests. I much prefer messing around in the wilderness and fighting in the civil war to actually saving Skyrim. It is convenient though that the world doesn't end so long as you ignore it. Same in Mass effect 3.

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08:04 Jun-15-2012

Awesome,i was waiting for something to re-new my love for skyrim :D

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11:22 Jun-15-2012

Looks like Bethesda heard your plead :)

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11:51 Jun-15-2012

heh,yeah :D

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23:05 Jun-14-2012

Still haven't finished Skyrim :D :D

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05:44 Jun-15-2012

busy completing side quests?

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08:00 Jun-15-2012

Yeah I'm a bit of a 'over-achiever', I always have to complete 100% of a game :D

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08:24 Jun-15-2012

Lol me too :D I have completed all quests that I have found, but cause it's skyrim there is probably more somewhere :D How much you guys have played skyrim btw? (in hours)

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08:50 Jun-15-2012

can't remember but i finished the main quest too early

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06:35 Jun-15-2012

Just started a new game and got my character to lvl 30. (don't want to be too high because then it may be too easy)
Now waiting for the DLC

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