Ultimate Dragons by tktk
Skyrim » Overhauls
Added: 23/06/2014 - 02:23PM
Updated: 12/03/2015 - 12:17PM

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Last updated at 19:17, 12 Mar 2015 Uploaded at 21:23, 23 Jun 2014

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This mod overhauls dragon combat which is not so unreasonable.
Adds a new 15 animation and 20+ behavior.
And more new melee combat, new shout, falls down, enrages and locational damage.
Aim to improve the actions, as well as balance is not so strong.
To improve the dragon special battles experience by adding a variety of actions.
No need to create a new game and wait respawn dragon when this mod installs and upgrades.

Skyrim 1.9.32 +
SKSE 1.616 +
SkyUI 3.1 +


Additional attacks
This mod adds 20+ attacks and 11 new animations.
Adds a new animation of the dragon attack for the first time in the world probably, it is also a feature of this mod.
New attack damage is based on vanilla. It is easy to avoid.
Visual effect and attacks are depend on the type of dragon.

Three times shout: Shoot ices or fireballs in three directions
Swing Breath: Fire or frost breath moves toward the right from the left.
Tail Rolling: Flying and spinning attack on the whole. Unblockable.
Tail swiping: Sweeping attack of the tail from the right or left side.
Bite: Bite while spreading wings.
Proximity meteor: Drop a meteor in four directions around the dragon. Location is fixed.
Ranged meteor: Drop four meteors towards a target.
Homing icicle: Icicles tracking a target.
Ground blast:Explode at random in front of a target. Rock and steam come before it explode.
Faas Ru Maar(Dismay):Fleeing NPC be affected by shouting. Player has no fear effect, but player staggers a little.
Fus Ro Dah:NPC is knocked down by shouting. The player is no knock down, but stagger a little.
Iiz Slen Nus:Freezes the NPC.
Marked for Death:Armor are weakened for a limited period of time. Range is narrower than the other shout. High levels of dragons can use it.

Alduin only:
Summon Spectral Dragon:Summon two small snake-like dragons.
Circle flames: Shoot the fireball in eight directions.

AI control
Dragon doesn't fly more than other mods.
Dragon is limited to the range of angle of neck and turning and movement while shouting.
Dragon has taken a little longer preliminary movement before shout.
Making it easy to take positions at reduced turning speed on the ground.

Dragon considers position and distance of a target to some extent, but attacks at random.

Locational Damage
It is a simple thing that uses a system of vanilla.
The four different body part: head, wings and tail.

When locational damage is accumulated certain level, dragon lies on the ground and reduce ability.
Try to aim at the body part intensively as the situation demands.
Durability is different by body part.
You can take the alchemy of new material from a corpse if you succeed destroy tail or wings. It is useful against dragon.

When a value of anger is accumulated, dragon transition to anger mode.
Dragon shouts when transferring to anger mode.
Smoke coming from the mouth of the dragon during anger mode.

Dragon Setting
Dragon health has three times by default. It's adjustable in MCM.
Dragon has armor value (Damage Resist) in the range of vanilla strength.
Outside of the anger mode, there is no increase attacks power.

It is reinforced with magic via a script in order to avoid conflicts as much as possible.
Reduce the impact on your PC as much as possible by using SKSE plugin.
It can be used with other dragon overhaul mod. But I don't recommend because it may not have a good game balance.
"Ultimate Dragons.esp" load after other dragon mods in load order.

I recommend you to set HP magnification to 1.0 if you use with other dragon mod.
Because it is a bug that receive no damage if maximum health is 32767 over

Common tasks:
1.Install SKSE.
Don't forget to install the scripts of “Data folder” of SKSE !
2.(Option) Install SkyUI( or SkyUI Away(

Manual Install:
1.Extract the downloaded archive to a temporary location.
2.Then move it to the Skyrim "Data" folder.
3.The folder would be located at: <Steam install folder>SteamsteamappscommonskyrimData
4.Activate the UltimateDragons.esp in your mod launcher by checking its box.

Overwrite files. No need to make a clean save.

1.Deactive mod in MCM.
2.Must not be state of fighting the dragon before save game.
3.Exit game, and then removes this mod using all files.

You can customize in SkyUI MCM.
HP Mult: Adjustable health magnification.
Stagger Resist: Toggle option on to Dragon has staggered resist.
Active Mod: Function stop of distribution script. Please turned off when uninstalling.
If such has a problem to quest progression related to Dragon, try to off it before start quest.
KillMove Rate: Set the rate of killmove that player or NPC is killed by the dragon.

Known Issues/bugs

Not To-do
+ Player is knocked down.
+ Reflect damage
+ Regeneration health
+ Summon creature(exception:alduin)
+ Call other dragon
+ Disarm shout
+ Add varieties of dragon
+ Increase the number of dragon

Compatible mods
This mod is almost compatible with other Dragon mods.

Deadly Dragons
Enhanced Mighty Dragon
Dragon Combat Overhaul - Technically compatible with this mod, but sometimes irregular actions. No problem to game playing.
Run for Your Lives
Dragons Diversified
Resilient Dragons - UltimateDragons.esp should load after that esp.

Recommended Mod
You can enjoy more if use those.
Ultimate Combat: NPC combat overhaul mod was made with the same concept.
TK Dodge: Adds dodge animation for player.
TK Hitstop: Gives the feel when attack hits.

2014.06.23 1.0 Nexus release.
2014.06.25 1.01 Fixed bug: Dragon is state of bone is still alive.<- Not bugs is fixed. Update soon later.
2014.06.26 1.02 Fixed bug again: Dragon is state of bone is still alive. Increased health is changed current health * 3 into base health * 3. Improved stability.
2014.07.26 1.1 Additional AI scripts is to be operational in combat at the start even if a player does not target. Fixed a bug that remains shout effect. Improved stability.
Added parry and counter-attack. Dragon became hard to fly further. Dragon became hard to anger a little. additional melee attack is faster. Improved height of the neck at the time of Swing Shout.
2014.08.09 1.2  Fixed bug player riding dragon cannot fly. Fixed bug again remains shout effect. Improved stability. Added a new bite animation. Reduced damage resist at low level.
2015.03.12 1.3  Improved dragon move when player is far. Can be adjusted frequency flying in MCM. Fixed bug Durnehviir doesn't move. Fixed bug again remains shout effect.