Skyrim Clip Shows Why You Shouldn't Mix Paralysis With Knockback

An Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim player recently shared an interesting clip showing what happens when players combine the game’s paralysis and knockback effects into one weapon. While this wouldn’t normally be possible without mods, this hilarious video reveals the absurd results of this combination.

Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one of those games that doesn’t need much introduction. Originally released in late 2011, the first-person open-world action-RPG was a huge commercial success, grossing $450 million in its first week. It also had a powerful influence on the gaming industry and was instrumental in establishing open world games as the standard for AAA development. Bethesda will continue to remaster and re-release Skyrim many times, most recently in November 2011 with Skyrim: Anniversary Edition. These games also remain relevant in large part due to their highly active modding communities.

Reddit user CausalLoop25 uploaded a 20-second clip showing what happens when players combine two effects that aren’t supposed to go together. A Skyrim player enchanted a bow with the game’s paralysis and knockback effects, then equipped it on the follower NPC Lydia. They then punched her a few times, causing Lydia to attack him. Lydia then shoots CasualLoop25 and sends the paralyzed Dragonborn flying through the Solitude Market. Click here to view the video on Reddit.

Skyrim  Solitude Player standing near the blacksmith’s shop on the terraced sidewalk outside Castle Dour in the lonely city of Skyrim. Lydia’s shot sent him spinning high and fast in the air, enough to bounce off the bridge connecting the castle to the windmill. The Dragonborn then flew back to the market, bounced off the roof and landed in the well in the middle. Unfortunately, Dragonborn’s problems didn’t end there, as the still-crippled character rolled across the ground, bounced off terrain objects, and ended up crashing into a market stall.

While Paralysis is a relatively common effect in The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, players generally cannot enchant weapons to give them a knockback effect. This is because it is usually exclusive to Unrelenting Force Shout, rather than a normal spell. However, some mods allow players to use these abilities to create magic.

Unfortunately, CausalLoop25 can’t recall the exact mod they used, although they recommend the Fus Ro Dah Weapons mod. Another Reddit user suggested the more informative Summermyst – Enchantments of Skyrim. Players can download it from Nexus Mods. Regardless of mod CausalLoop25, Skyrim players have a few options if they want to recreate this combination of effects themselves.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available on PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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