I discovered him after killing a dragon and going to learn my new Thu'um, he suddenly rose from the coffin and i attempted to fight him, he killed me in 3 shots, i tried magic the first, then melee (2-handed), then combined the 2 to. The combination kept me alive longer, but the results are still the same. Any ideas?

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Krosis is one of the few masked dragon priests you'll meet outdoors. In fact, its not just outdoors but conveniently located on top of a mountain.

Thus, the easiest method of beating him would be to simply Fus Ro Dah him off the top of said mountain.

If you want to do it the 'normal' way, you'll have to bring ample fire resistance as he has a staff of fireball. He is also weak to fire so brining along a staff of fireball yourself or have ample fire magic would greatly help. Distracting him with summons (like the flame atronach) is a good idea as well.

  • Thank you, so a bow with fire dammage and averrsion to fire added to it will help as well, right?
    – Knox
    Jan 16, 2014 at 20:02
  • @Knox yes, those will help a lot.
    – l I
    Jan 16, 2014 at 20:02
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    Sweet, i got my plan laid out then. So the fact that he's floating has nothing to do with him falling of a mountain?... Sucks for him.
    – Knox
    Jan 16, 2014 at 20:03
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    "Floating" is purely a visual effect, generally. Even the mighty floaty vampire lords die from sufficient fall damage.
    – user6789
    Dec 9, 2014 at 17:12
  • Yes, for some reason the engine in Skyrim is kind of limited when it comes to movement. Insects (which aren't really creatures according to game logic) and dragons are the only things that fly, and dragons do it quite poorly. Nothing in Skyrim flies, even if it appears to float in front of you. Dec 9, 2014 at 18:10

A third way—the first two being knocking Krosis off the mountain or fighting them the normal way—is to get Krosis caught on the rocky terrain on the brink. Krosis usually won't attack while trying to navigate the treacherous terrain and if you can herd Krosis to a good spot, Krosis will stay in one place like a sitting duck.

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