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Character Build: Yokudan Dragonbane

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    January 27, 2013

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    Thousands of years ago, when Al-Du-In first ruled over the realms of Skyrim, the Akaviri warriors attacked, slaying dragons in their thousands, but little do many know of the Yokudan Dragonbane. Many redguard ships had been sunk on their mercantile routes around Skyrim's coasts, either by corsair's under the control of the terrible dragon priests, or by dragon fire itself. The akaviri knew of the fantastic sword arm of the redguard, hiring a powerful warrior clan known as the "Dragonbane" - a heavily armoured arm of the Blades, who wielded their swords or maces in one hand, and summoned the power of maritime storms in the other. They destroyed and buried countless dragons with the blades, until they took on... Him. The world eater. Their 'greatest triumph'. The whole group were consumed in the blaze. Never being heard from again. Alduin was said to be so enraged by the Yokudan interference that he summoned a great meteor cloud above the island and sunk it! But that's only here say...
    A young redguard had always been enthralled by his fathers stories of the Yokudan Dragonbane and their filial bonds to the Dragonbane. The father went out fishing one day and never returned - a storm they told him, a strange, meteor storm. This was no coincidence, the boy was 19 now, he was old enough to find the dragon priest that had summoned the storm, that's what it must've been! A rogue, undead dragon priest! The young redguard travelled by boat from his small house in Stros M'kai to the realm where the priest would be living, Skyrim - The redguard would find more there than he'd bargained for...

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    Redguard, not only is the lore crafted around the redguard, they have the right skill boosts for the play style.


    Since there'll be both magic and fighting skills, you can use the lover stone to level up, personally I found the steed stone very useful as the already stamina-hungry redguard could do with weightless protection

    SKILLS: (LEVEL 20)

    ONE HANDED- Armsman 4/5, Bonebreaker 2/2, Dual flurry 2/2, savage strike

    HEAVY ARMOUR- Juggernaut 2/5, Well Fitted

    DESTRUCTION- Novice,Apprentice,Adept, Augmented Shock 1/2, Rune Master

    SMITHING- Steel, Dwarven, Orcish

    MAJOR SKILLS: One handed (main damage output, wielding a mace or two maces at close range) Destruction (all forms of lightning magicka, using runes and lightning bolts to attack enemies at a range) Heavy armour (Only form of protection, tempered with Lightning cloaks eventually)

    MINOR SKILLS: Enchanting, Smithing, (Optional) Alteration (Cloaking spells provide better protection)

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    GEAR (Level 20):

    Alik'r Hood (Fortify Magicka) - "Yokudan Veil"

    Blades Armour (Fortify Destruction/Magicka Regen.) - "Dragonbane Breastplate"

    Blades Boots (Fortify One handed) - "Dragonbane warrior Caligula"

    Blades Gauntlets (fortify magicka) - "Dragonbane Mysticism greaves"

    Gold Ruby Necklace (Resist Fire) - "Anti-Breath Pendant"

    Gold Diamond ring (Resist Frost) - "Anti-Breath Band"

    SKILLS: (Level 50)

    ONE HANDED- Armsman 5/5, bone breaker 3/3, Dual Flurry 2/2, Dual Savagery, Savage Strike, Paralyzing Strike

    DESTRUCTION- Novice - Master, Rune Master, Augmented Shock 2/2, Disintegrate

    HEAVY ARMOUR- Juggernaut 5/5, Well Fitted

    SMITHING- Steel, Dwarven, Orcish, Ebony, Daedric, Dragon

    ENCHANTING- Enchanter 5/5, Insightful enchanter, Corpus Enchanter, Extra effect, Fire, frost, Storm enchanter.

    ALTERATION- Novice, Apprentice, Adept, Expert, Master

    GEAR: (LEVEL 50)

    Alik'r Hood (Fortify Magicka & Destruction) "Yokudan Mage Veil"

    Dragonbone Chestplate (Fortify Magicka Regen. & Health Regen.) "Dragonbane Centrifuge"

    Dragonbone Gauntlets (Fortify one handed & Carry Weight) "Dragonbane Knuckles"

    Dragonbone Boots (Fortify one handed & Resist Fire) "Dragonbane battle tabi"

    Ring (irrelevant) (Fortify one handed & fortify destruction) "Dragonbane Wardband"

    Necklace (irrelevant) (Fortify one handed & Fortify destruction) "Dragonbane Wardent"

    Dragonbone Mace (Fire & Ice) "Dragonbone Crusher"


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    Dragon Vaporiser

    Lightning Storm + Sufficient Magicka + ("Extra Magicka" Potions)

    This may sound incredible, but the Lightning Storm master spell can literally vaporise dragons if focused on them long enough. This ancient Yokudan technique put many dragons in the ground, even the one famously buried in the "Labyrinthian"

    Metal Storm

    Two Maces + Elemental Fury shout + Adrenaline Rush

    The Stros M'kaiin Warrior summons the sea's wind power into his two implements of destruction, his maces. The inborn power of the Redguard backs the Metallic storm with the adrenaline needed.

    Lightning Avatar

    Storm Call + Lightning Cloak + (Runes)

    When in need of clearing entire settlements like Bandit encampments, a huge storm can crush even the most resilient of mages. Enshrouding himself in electricity and Rune traps protect the Yokudan whilst the sky rains down shocking death on the opposition.


    The Yokudan Dragonbane has one main objective, destroying dragons, living out his ancestor's life as a militant arm of the blades. The Yokudan tries to be chaotic good, committing crimes only for the greater good. Dragons must only be allied with temporarily - so when the blades request Paarthurnax's slaughter a second thought should not be given, and Odahviing is just a medium of transport to be called upon. Nothing more. The blades should be regularly hunted with as they are allies, and Mages guilds and Warriors guilds may be joined to further your capabilities. When the Yokudan learns of his dragonblood, any shout can be used - with special emphasis on the tool of your ancestors "Dragonrend". Lightening Magicka can be used to decimate enemies at a range and if you don't trust in lightning at close range, then two maces can crush the weak on command.

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  • AJ
    January 27, 2013

    Good job! I like this build, a badass dual-wielding stormcalling Yokudan. +1

    *Whispering tone* By the way, the second last picture... That leg... He has only one leg, in the middle... Is that supposed to be his... Thing?

  • Member
    January 27, 2013

    This is pretty awesome!

    I am working on a traditional Yokudan right now, so this is a cool take on some of the lore. I dig the gear approach and elemental aspects worked in. Like from me! +1

  • Member
    January 27, 2013

    I like how all of your special moves are actually something special! Anyways it is a good build over all, +1.

  • February 20, 2013
    I'm really loving this build, it's incredibly creative yet simple. My only issue is the presentation needs some work. Maybe make some of the headings bold and make them stick out more, just something to make it look 'prettier.'
  • March 14, 2013

    I thought I liked this one already. Sorry I haven't I feel bad because I read this long ago. I love the lore and you make my favorite race all that cooler on the site.

  • March 14, 2013
    20 likes, it's safe
  • Member
    March 14, 2013
    He has two, you just have to look hard enough.
  • Member
    March 14, 2013
    So amazing! +1! If you are on pc could you get some pics of the armour sets?
  • Member
    March 30, 2013

    Still, it would be funny seeing a dragonslayer from Yokuda, walking using only his...."hidden blade"