Magic Duel by Seb263
Skyrim » Magic - Gameplay
Added: 14/06/2012 - 02:37PM
Updated: 10/12/2012 - 12:50PM

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Uploaded by Seb263


Last updated at 12:50, 10 Dec 2012 Uploaded at 14:37, 14 Jun 2012

Author : Seb263
Current Version : 1.1.4 (Updated the 10/12/2012)
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After playing several hours of Skyrim upon its release, I noticed that some things had not evolved much since its predecessor Oblivion which is over 5 years old.
I do not intend to list them, I will instead tell you about the spells.

You might have noticed, when you're facing an enemy who's main skill is destruction, he will simply sprinkle you with an elemental distant attack while trying to stay out of your reach as much as possible.
I therefore decided to give myself a challenge: make distant magic combat more interesting.

After several weeks of work on this mod, here it comes.

The question I ask you now is, have I succeeded my challenge in your opinion?
To answer said question, I propose you download and test the mod.

You and your enemy must cast a spell such as fire, ice or lightning at the same time. (A maximum of 3 tenths of a second are allowed between the two attacks)
The spell/attacks chosen by you and your enemy have no influence on the duel, they all inflict the same damage.

You will be informed of the start of a duel by a white flash , more or less short depending on your configuration.

The start conditions of a duel are the following:

- The enemy must be in your field of vision.
- The enemy must be hostile to the player. (to avoid a duel with an awkward ally)
- The distance between your player and the enemy must be between 7.15m and 25m.

In addition to these conditions, you can choose a percentage of success of launch.

For example, if you chose 10% and the above conditions are valid, you will have a 1 out of 10 chance for the duel to start. (more details below)

After this brief white flash, you will see your player right in the duel with his enemy since the camera will automatically rotate and stay focused on the fusion zone of the two spells.

If there are other enemies (or allies), all nearby NPC will ignore your player and his enemy.

Now the serious things begin, you will need to demonstrate speed and dexterity if you want to defeat your enemy.

To do this, you will have to use the left attack key, then the right attack key one after the other while remaining synchronized if you want to see your combo bonus climb throughout the duel.

The more powerful your enemy, the more he can reverse the situation in his favor.

Your player can call on his thu'um knowledge to strike down the enemy afterwards

To do this he must know the following words:

- Duel with a fire spell : "Yol Toor Shul"
- Duel with a ice spell : "Iiz Slen Nus"
- Duel with a lightning spell : "Fus Ro Dah"

Your player will then use one of these shouts and you will not have to wait for the cooldown.

After that, you can take back control of your character and the game will resume.

- The configuration book :

Found in your inventory, it will serve as a guide and also allows you to customize the duel settings.
The options offered are the following:

+-- Activate/Deactivate the mod
¦-- Customize the following settings :
¦+-- Difficulty of the duel
¦+-- Speed of the duel
¦+-- Chances of a duel starting
¦+-- Damage caused by the duel
¦+-- Influence of the difference in level between your enemy and your character on the duel.
¦+-- Influence of the difference in destruction skill level between your enemy and your character on the duel.
¦+-- Impact that the synchronization bonus has on the duel.
¦+-- Slow Time.
¦+-- Shouts.
+-- Debugging the mod.

You need Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) version 1.06.00 or higher to perform Magic Duels.
It still recommended to keep your game up to date

This mod does not change any spells, NPCs, quest, or anything else.
The original game (Vanilla) was completely preserved, there should therefore be no conflict with any other mod.

If you have problems with synchronization of the duel (slowdowns, spells casted at the wrong times, etc ...), you must maximize the fluidity of the game by, for example, lowering the graphics settings.

Question: Does this work with the Nexus Mod Manager?
Answer: Yes.

Question: Does this work with a controller?
Answer: Yes. (The keys to use are LT and RT)

Question: How do duels with a staff work?
Answer: A staff can be used to start a duel but the actual duel will not use the staff. (staffs dont work the same way the spells do)
You can only start a duel if, in your other hand, you either have a spell or no weapon/shield

Question: Is that the mod is compatible with other mods related to magic?
Answer: If the spells of other mods have been created properly, it should work.
By "properly" I mean the addition of one of these Keywords to the magic effect of the spell : "MagicDamageFire, MagicDamageFrost, MagicDamageShock"

Problem: I can't start a duel while using a controller.
Solution: Your controller is either turned off or not properly configured.

Problem: My character is naked or has an iron armor during duels.
Solution: Open your inventory, then use the Magic Duel book, and click on "Debug".

Problem: My character is stuck after the duel, I have no control over it.
Solution: Bring up the console, type "EnablePlayerControls", then open your inventory, use the Magic Duel book, and click on "Debug".

Problem: During a duel, the enemy doesn't use a spell and is stuck.
Solution: Despite this being a new version, this mod is still in beta and these kind of bugs can still continue to pop up. Continue the duel even if the enemy seems to be stuck there, it won't affect the way the the duel unravels and will not affect your gameplay.

Problem: During a duel, I don't see the impact of the spells and the actions between my character and the enemy aren't synchronized.
Solution: Your computer may be having difficulties managing the duels. Consider lowering your graphics in the settings.

Problem: It seem i can't win any duel.
Solution: You probably forgot to install SKSE...

It is recommended to use the Nexus Mod Manager to install this mod.

1. Find the "Data" folder in the source folder of Skyrim.
(Default: C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ Skyrim \ Data)
2. Place all the downloaded files of the archive in the "Data folder.
3. Start SkyrimLauncher.exe then click "Data Files".
4. Check the box of the "MagicDuel.esm" mod.

A German version of the mod translated by Slavovitsh is available here.
A Spanish version of the mod translated by Jalmpitt is available here.
An Italian version of the mod translated by Kalec84 is available here.

Thanks to bbe for his translations of the mod description and the magic duel book, as well as for testing this release.
Thanks to ELAmericano for having spent so much time meticulously picking out bugs for previous versions, for sharing his opinions and ideas as well as supporting me and my work.
Thanks to Morg198 for his corrections and support during the creation of this mods' first version.
Finally, thanks to all of those who support me and contribute to the popularity of this mod by voting for it or making videos.[/center]

This mod can't be used / published without my permission.

If you want to make an add-on relating to or using this mod, please let me know.
If I gave you permission for a translation, please create an ESP file connnected to the MagicDuel.esm (which will allow for the mod to remain updated without removing the translation every time).