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Old 03-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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can't kill alduin

no matter what i try, I cannot seem to even touch alduin I've tried using dragonrend to keep him quiet + destuction flames, tried dragondrend with bows and with war hammer tried firebreath and still no effect also there's no bar at the bottom to tell you of any progress. Can some kind soul get me out of this dilemma please
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Reload?
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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Don't understand, please explain
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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Wink Alduin's a [color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color]

I take it you are in Sovngarde in the final chapter of the main quest? Personally, I found I didn't have to do much at all; the Nordic heroes you take with you will do all the damage if you let them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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no matter what i try, I cannot seem to even touch alduin I've tried using dragonrend to keep him quiet + destuction flames, tried dragondrend with bows and with war hammer tried firebreath and still no effect also there's no bar at the bottom to tell you of any progress. Can some kind soul get me out of this dilemma please
It's a long battle, even with the help you have with you. There's no special strategy or weapon that you need. He simply requires a lot of hits to kill. If you don't see a health bar for him above his name, then something is wrong. Try an older save and work your way back to this.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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Don't understand, please explain
Reload one of the earlier saves that you have should have been making.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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For me, it was a very easy battle actually. I was surprised at the ease I defeated him with; I had more trouble with other creatures.

I killed him while being Level 23 with the "One Handed Weapons do Double damage" maximum perk. I called him down 3 times in a direct row and simply beat on him while he was distracted by the others. Didn't take more than 2 minutes and I didn't get a scratch.

I did have a health bar for Alduin (you don't? That's weird, I hope it's not a bug. Maybe Google it if you're not the first). The thing that struck me: when I hit him, there was no sound or blood, only the decreasing health bar as a clue. For all I know, the 3 heroes killed him while I was swatting flies.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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can't kill alduin
Spoilers much?

At least try to make an effort to keep them out of thread titles. Some of us are still playing through the main story.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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This quest got bugged for me so I had to load an old game.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
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I had this issue and I found the answer on the Skyrim Forums ( http://skyrimforums.org/threads/defeating-alduin.6082/ )

This worked first time for me.

When you come back from the cut scene and have learned the Dragonrend shout,


you must let Alduin finish his speech BEFORE you start attacking him or use Dragonrend on him.


It appears to be a bug / glitch that if you try using the shout on him or attacking him too soon, he cannot be hurt.

Hope this helps,

Nigel.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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Nigel, check the prescription on your bifocals please.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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another necro post?
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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It's not even Halloween, yet the zombies are out.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #14
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I had the same issue. So I shared the answer. Big deal. Get over it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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there have been a ton of these lately, not complaining just pointing it out
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