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At the Summit of Apocrypha

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  • Black Widow AusBlack Widow Aus97,718
    30 Jan 2013 06 Feb 2013
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    This is solution for a glitch that I encountered when I got to the battle with Miraak. If you want to know how to get to this point check out T0per Harley's solution.

    The glitch I found was where Miraak absorbed the souls but didn't come out of "statis" to resume the fight. In reference to Thrasher Fan44's solution, I ran directly to the opposite side of the arena when ever a dragon landed. So take that information into account as well.

    What I discovered was that Miraak does NOT recover 100% health from a dragon. I didn't get a chance to work out the exact numbers but for example sake I'll use easy numbers.

    - Miraak will only summon a dragon once he drops below 80%.
    - It appears that Miraak only absorbs 90% healtch from a dragon.
    - Putting these both together means that you only get a 10% window in which he will summon a dragon and then have full health in order to resume the fight.

    Again, these numbers are extremely rough numbers only.

    I was able to take Miraak out with a pair a dual-wielding power attacks and then got stuck. I repeated this several times by reloading my save. Once I resorted to a single sword non-power attack and beat him down slowly, I experienced no more problems.
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    DOCTOR ESKIM0 Thanks for the solution. I wasted a lot of time and got pretty frustrated. I guess I was over-leveled. You're right slow and steady (damage) wins the race.
    Posted by DOCTOR ESKIM0 on 27 Feb 14 at 03:21
    Euphoric Hel Also it is worth noting that if you can kill all three dragons before you weaken Miraak, he will never go into his invincible ethereal state to heal, so this glitch can be avoided completely. He will still absorb the dragon souls, but he will be actively fighting while he does it.
    Posted by Euphoric Hel on 26 Apr 14 at 01:28
    TobiTobske Another good way to work around this glitch is to go hide (sneak to be accurate) behind a rock or something while Miraak is in his 'Recover' Mode. Stay there until you are 'hidden' (might take a while). Miraak will eventually become normal and you can fight him again. When he recovers again, just rinse and repeat.
    Posted by TobiTobske on 10 Jun 14 at 13:30
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