Oblivion DLC – Spell Tomes

August 29, 2010 at 10:58 am 4 comments


This post will be about the Spell Tomes official plugin for Oblivion.

This plugin adds a large amount of new books to the game. These books are called tomes, and opening them will give you the option of learning a spell specific to that book. It’s cheaper than buying them off spell merchants, but the tomes can only be found as random loot. A tome has a 25% chance of replacing a scroll, so you can find them anywhere you would find a scroll: chests in dungeons, mage enemies, etc. The only guaranteed place you can find a tome is on the body of a conjurer who is added by the plugin. He appears outside Fort Cedrian at the start of the game, and tracks down the player until he finds you and attacks. Killing him will yield a random spell tome.

The new tomes not only teach you hundreds of pre-existing spells (such as the Summon Dremora Lord spell, which usually becomes unavailable after a certain point in the Mages Guild questline), they also offer new spells which have some interesting effects. These effects, which were not previously available as spells, include Summon Bear (only available to spriggans), Stunted Magicka (usually only caused by disease or the Atronach birthsign), Sun Damage (an effect normally caused by vampirism), Fortify Skill and Resist Frost/Disease/Poison/Paralysis. A few tomes also teach spells which were only listen in the construction set, and weren’t available in-game.

The idea behind this plugin was to make dungeon diving more beneficial to mage characters. Fighter characters could get new armour and weapons in dungeons, and now mages can get new spells. After learning the spell, you can sell the tome to a merchant for some gold. I think that this mod makes a significant change to the game, and while it isn’t as obvious as a huge tower on top of a mountain it still makes a big difference. Other than the conjurer showing up in the middle of the night and trying to kill me and a slight bug which sometimes gives the player a spell upon loading, this plugin is great.

A spell tome (click to enlarge picture).

The next post will be about the Fighter’s Stronghold DLC. To make sure you keep up-to-date on any new posts, you can follow me on Twitter or get notified by email by subscribing using the widget on the sidebar.

Other Oblivion Posts:

-legoless

Entry filed under: All, Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Oblivion DLC – The Vile Lair Oblivion DLC – Fighter’s Stronghold

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Oblivion DLC – Fighter’s Stronghold « Mick's Blog  |  August 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    [...] Spell Tomes [...]

    Reply
  • 2. Oblivion DLC – Knights of the Nine « Mick's Blog  |  November 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    [...] Spell Tomes [...]

    Reply
  • 3. Anonymous  |  January 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    HEY GUYS I GOT A REALLY COOL CHEAT FOR YOU!!!. PASTE THIS INTO 15 DIFFERENT POSTS AND YOU WILL GET FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR LIFE AND THE RAINBOW PUFFLE AND GOLDEN PUFFLE AND 1000000000000000000000000000000 COINS!! ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THAT PRESS F3. THIS IS SUPER REAL!!!!!!! P.S YOU WILL GET THE BETA HAT RED LEI BLUE LEI AND ANY COOL ITEMS

    Reply
  • 4. 2323232  |  November 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    1. LOG OFF YOUR PENGUIN
    2. PRESS F12 4 TIMES
    3. POST THIS ONTO 5 DIFFERENT PLACES ON HERE
    4. LOG BACK ONTO CLUB PENGUIN
    5. YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO DO

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to subscribe to Mick's Blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 65 other followers

Copyright!

My Twitter

Veiws

  • 1,161,948 visits

People Online

hit counter

Newest Posts

Calendar

August 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Nov »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

RSS Mick’s Blog RSS Feed

Stuff…

Antispam Help end world hunger

Archives


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 65 other followers

%d bloggers like this: