I decided to play through Skyrim again, and since I've already tried a thief and a mage I figured I'd make a melee character this time through. Things are going relatively well, until I found the named Draugr at the end of the Forsaken Cave.
Every time I try to fight him, he opens by disarming me, which I can't seem to dodge in the restricted space available, and then he and his minions beat the tar out of me while I'm searching the ground for my weapon.
I know it's possible to avoid the Disarm shout projectile, but when that's difficult to do in a confined space. Is there any other way to avoid being disarmed?