I know this has been asked before but I just can't get the hang of dodging a dragon's breath. Everyone says that Whirlwind sprint or stealth roll should do the trick but every time I try it, the dragon is "locked on" to me and it's body actually rotats with my move, making it impossible to move out of fire. So far the only reliable way I've found is abusing LoS or bashing/unrelenting force.

  • This doesn't answer your question, but if you really suck at dodging breaths: find/make some armor with fire/ice elemental protection and dragon's breath will be a pleasant warmth/chill. Or you can use potions for the same effect. The only thing I fear about dragons is having my head bitten off... – ninten Mar 25 '13 at 9:01
  • The answers in the question, "What should I do to mitigate heavy spell damage?" should help as Dragons' breath are considered magic spells by the game. – galacticninja Mar 29 '13 at 1:59

Usually what I tend to do is either stay out of range of the dragons attack and hit it with spells/arrows or stay within its melee reach and strafe around it. Yes, the dragon will follow you, but if you use its size to your advantage you should do fine. IF you aren't exploring with a companion this may be a little harder to do, but with a companion you should be able to split the dragons focus.

If for some reason you are caught within range of the dragons breath but you aren't close enough to strike, using terrain to your advantage is always a viable strategy. If you don't have a companion, buying a horse can always be a worthwhile investment as well. They can/will attack the dragon as well and give you that extra distraction you may need.

  • Well, thing is fighting over all seems pretty much impossible if you can't take a beating. Been watching Seph's assassin videos and he somehow manages to move and dodge attacks in a way I never been able to. I have never been able to avoid attack like he does. No matter how I strafe or run, I always get hit, and hit hard. – Sandokan Mar 24 '13 at 18:17
  • there is a dragon shout that slows time by a pretty significant amount, this may a better option for you. The effect of the shout slows everything else in the world except for you, so it will definitely give you the time to get in some good attacks. – Ravekner Mar 24 '13 at 18:45

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