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- Birthsigns

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Guide - The Basics, Character Creation


Part of the character creation process entails choosing one of the thirteen birthsigns to mark your character's birth. Birthsigns grant special powers, with some more useful than others. Some Birthsigns yield unique spells; Lesser Powers usually cost little magicka and can be cast as long as magicka is available, while Greater Powers have no magicka cost but can only be cast once per day. Below is a listing of each birthsign and the effects they have.

The Apprentice: Grants a 100 point bonus to character's Magicka. 100% Weakness to

The Lady: Grants a 10 point bonus to character's Willpower and Endurance attributes.

The Mage: Grants a permanent bonus of 50 points to character's Magicka.

The Thief: Grants a 10 point bonus to character's Speed, Agility, and Luck attributes.

The Atronach: Character does not regain Magicka over time. Instead, character is given 50% Spell Absorption. Base Magicka increased by 150 points.

The Lord: Blood of the North - Lesser Power: Regenerates up to 90 points of Health. Permanent 25% weakness to Fire.

The Lover: Lover's Kiss - Greater Power: Paralyze an enemy for 10 seconds at the cost of 120 points of Fatigue.

The Ritual: Mara's Gift - Greater Power: Restore health spell. Blessed Word - Turn the Undead.

The Serpent: Slow but potent poison on touch. Also cures and dispels magic at the cost of 100 points of Fatigue.

The Shadow: Moonshadow - Greater Power: Become Invisible for 60 seconds.

The Steed: Grants a bonus of 20 to character's speed attribute.

The Tower: Tower Key - Greater Power: Open an Average or lower quality lock once a day. Tower Warden reflects 5 point of damage for 120 seconds a day.

The Warrior: Grants a bonus of 10 points to character's Strength and Endurance attributes.

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Comments for - Birthsigns

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Dec 9th 2010 Guest
If you want to be invisible but also want another power all you have to do is choose the latter then join the Dark Brotherhood as they will give you some "unique" armor that will give you the power to go invisible for 60 seconds but can be used as often as you like.
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