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Dragons that breath fire are weak against ice, and dragons that breath ice are weak against fire. Alduin breathes both though. Is anything "super effective" against him?

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@Ender at least you can flag it as unconstructive ;) – Warface Feb 19 '13 at 2:29

While one could argue that Dragonrend is "super-effective" against Alduin, the most obvious choice is the unique Blades sword "Dragonbane". Dragonbane can be found in Sky Haven Temple, located on a table off to the left of the main chamber along with a full set of Blades armor and several Blades sword.

Unfortunately, Dragonbane's enchant is unique so you won't be able to enchant it yourself. Like most unique items, Dragonbane is leveled and the power of the enchantment is determined when you encounter it. It can range from 20-40 extra damage against dragons.

Note that Alduin will have a special voice response if you carry Dragonbane in your inventory into your battle with him. Dragonbane merely has to be present in your inventory, not equipped.

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A wild Dovakhin appeared! Wild Dovakhin used Dragonbane! It's super effective! – Ender Feb 19 '13 at 13:52
Alduin will have a special voice response if you carry Dragonbane in your inventory This part I did not know. Thank you. – ヴァイシャリ Feb 19 '13 at 16:06

The only weapon that do extra damage to a dragon is a unique 2-handed sword called "Dragonbane" which you can find in Sky Haven Temple. It can do about 30-40 extra damage against a dragon.

But can you kill Alduin easily with Dragonbane? It all depends on your character's skills level and specialty. IMO a well enchanted weapon is always a better choice than Dragonbane.

PS : You can avoid taking damage from dragon breath attacks easily by using Spellbreaker or magic wards. Also try to avoid from taking direct hit from Alduin's fire rain-balls.

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By the time I faced Alduin almost 5-6 playthroughs I was always level 50+. Important thing is to do side quests to level up combat, side quests to level up misc skills like smithing, enchanting etc and get the best gear possible. – ヴァイシャリ Feb 19 '13 at 16:09

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