I'm about to go venturing deep into a dwemer ruin, and I was wondering if someone has some advice for dealing with falmer & dwemer mechs.
I find falmer are very susceptible to arrows - pick off the leaders first of course.
With mechs - it depends which ones :
- spiders - not much danger in a melee battle.
- spheres - Arrows to damage, but they can close quickly so swap to sword/shield - they are also susceptible to bash damage
- ballistas - make use of cover and snipe with ranged weapons. Up close hit from behind if you can.
Mechs of course are more susceptible to shock damage. Falmers take all damage that hit them. Good luck.
Assuming the regular methods aren't working, Dwemer ruins are filled with traps, and they work against all creatures. The spinning blade from floor thing tends to be extremely effective and even falmer will run headlong into it, while you can also use fire traps to keep them back and shoot them with arrows/magic.
It's easy to pick off the falmer and the mechs with bows and arrows except for the "Centurion" mech. The Centurion is a large mech with a dwarven warhammer on one hand and a dwarven battle axe on another. It also has a special ability to shoot steam at the player dealing moderate damage. The best way to defeat it I've found is to try to lure it to a small tunnel where it can't fit and attack it from there.