I just got Skyrim today and I am confused by an ability. I am playing as a high elf mage and I have got the Fury skill but cannot figure out when I would use it. Can anyone explain to me when and why this spell is useful?
Fury (like Calm) will interrupt the current action, such as a power swing.
While Fury can cause the target to choose to attack opponents other than you, it can also cause other opponents to choose to attack the target instead of you.
Consider this scenario: Bob, Jim and Mark are bandits. They see and attack you. You cast fury on the closest one (Bob). Bob stops his current power swing and must wind up a new one. He happens to attack you (bummer). Jim and Mark see that Bob is emotionally unstable, and are now as eager to attack him as attack you - and Bob is closer. Jim and Mark attack Bob.
It gets even better if the bandits don't see you.
Fury is like forcing someone to fight for their life, even killing allies(they will attack the furied person) use it when sneaking to get someone assassinated, or if your feeling cruel, have a brawl on the street to wipe out entire cities(of non-essentials of course)or, if your me, cause riots......and make a huge pile of dead bodies(still non essentials)