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Best Tips in Starting Skyrim: Special Edition on Legendary Difficulty


So you want a challenge? Let me guess you want to start out your Skyrim: Special Edition in Legendary difficulty and, I'm guessing also that you're here to find some helpful tips on how to kill every single enemies you face without typing that "TGM" command for God mode. 

Well, let me tell you right now. There is no way you can do Legendary mode in the very beginning of Skyrim without getting bored. Before you head out to Bleak Falls Barrow or where do you want to go right after you escape the wrath of Alduin in Helgen, you'll need to do tons of boring stuff like crafting or killing animals over and over again just to get that level you want before you can start your adventure in Skyrim in Legendary difficulty. 

So to make it short, you need to cheat! Yes you need that cheat console my friend if you really want to do legendary difficulty without destroying the fun of this game. No, I'm not talking about God mode all the time, I'm talking about getting some extra cash and help before heading out.

So how do you exactly do that?


SO right after Riverwood, head to Whiterun and go to Bannered Mare. Talk to Uthgerd the Unbroken and challenge her to a fist fight. You need 100 gold to challenge her and of course, God Mode. Just once, input that "tgm" command on your console to beat this gal.


Right after you beat her, you earned 100 gold and you can now have her as your follower.

So why the heck did I need her you ask? My friend, in Legendary difficulty, a follower will be your best asset. Think of them as the one who will tank all those damage and a personal mobile storage. 

Why not just sneak? Sneaking is really overrated. When you are at low level and want to try out legendary difficulty, then taking it low and slow won't do you any good. You can't kill the enemy even with the the bonus damage(s) that sneak gives you. Remember this:

Difficulty
Player Damage Dealt
Player Damage Taken
Novice
2x
0.5x
Apprentice
1.5x
0.75x
Adept
1x
1x
Expert
0.75x
1.5x
Master
0.5x
2x
Legendary
0.25x
3x
As you can see you deal just 0.25x damage to enemy and based on experience, you have no chance in killing enemies without running and hiding. Now that's really boring.
SO THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IF YOU REALLY WANT TO START ON LEGENDARY DIFFICULTY IS TO TAKE A FOLLOWER AND LET HIM/HER TAKE ALL THE DAMAGE.
Below you can see how useful a follower can be in Legendary mode:
Bonus Tip: One really fun way of starting out your adventure in Skyrim (legendary difficulty) is to get some spells as early as possible. You can cheat for some gold or, you can do some quest or explore Skyrim to get some.
In my case, I just use the console command player.additem 000000f 9999 to get those gold and buy those spells from Farengar
So that's it guys. Those two tips will definitely give you a head start. Don't listen to people saying that you need to do this and that just to survive legendary difficulty. The key to having a good experience with Skyrim is to have fun. It's not about the achievement, it's all about the adventures you'll experience in the game. If you really don't want to cheat or could not cheat, then there's the option to lower the difficulty. Try Legendary mode when you think you are already strong enough for that challenge.