- Skyrim players will likely remember their first encounter with a Frost Troll, which can be a challenging fight for low-level characters.
- A seasoned player defeated a Frost Troll with an Ebony Sword, Ebony Shield, and a Torch, utilizing the Torch’s ability to set the troll on fire. The fight had a distinct cinematic flair.
- Skyrim continues to be a timeless game with a thriving community, even surpassing the player count of Bethesda’s most recent title, Starfield, on Steam.
A Skyrim player defeated one of the most iconic enemies in the game in a strangely cinematic way. While Skyrim has no shortage of memorable fights, it could be argued that almost everyone remembers their first encounter with a Frost Troll. The long climb to High Hrothgar in Skyrim is a set piece all by itself, and not only does it aim to prepare the player for their meeting with the Greybeards, but it also seeks to challenge them by pitting a Frost Troll against the fledgling Dragonborn.
Though Skyrim players can eventually out-level a frost troll, those who focus on the main story will likely experience it as the game’s first real challenge (even if they ended up facing a dragon outside the gates of Whiterun moments ago). Trolls in Skyrim mimic their typical Dungeons & Dragons counterpart, in that they regenerate health, and are vulnerable to fire. During low levels, a prolonged fight against a Frost Troll capable of restoring two health points per second can be fatal, and their physical damage is nothing to scoff at either.
Skyrim: The 17 Hardest Encounters In The Entire Game
The balance in each mainline Elder Scrolls game typically leans towards easy, but that doesn’t mean that each title doesn’t have tough moments.
Thankfully, XPowersergX is a more seasoned Dragonborn, who managed to dispatch a Frost Troll guarding a bridge with dramatic flair. They used their Ebony Sword, Ebony Shield, and a trusty Torch to do the deed, ending the combat with an always satisfying Skyrim kill cam in first person. Unbeknownst to some players, a Torch can be used to set Frost Trolls on fire, making it a valuable tool when out adventuring in Skyrim, as just a single bash does the trick.
The slow motion in the video is unlocked by investing points in Block, allowing the Dragonborn to respond to an enemy’s power attack with ease. While Block can also be paired with Two-Handed Weapons in Skyrim, a standard sword-and-board build tends to get the most out of its perk tree, with Shield Charge, in particular, enabling some unorthodox stealth builds.
With Skyrim being over 12 years old, it’s an impressive feat that Bethesda’s sandbox remains as timeless as ever. Not only does it still have a thriving community, but it even has more players than Starfield on Steam, the most recent Bethesda title. It’s fair to say that the next Elder Scrolls game has big shoes to fill, and though it may be a while until players can start their next adventure in Tamriel, Skyrim has done an impressive job at keeping them busy.
Skyrim is a beloved game for a reason. There is so much to do in the game, and with the new anniversary updates, even veteran players will have a fresh experience if they haven’t played it in a few years.
Perfect for players who want to play Skyrim on the go, but don’t have a Steamdeck or another portable gaming system, this deal is likely not going to be repeated until end of year sales start going. Take the opportunity now to become the dragonborn on the Switch!
- November 11, 2011
- Skyrim: Dragonborn , Skyrim: Hearthfire , Skyrim: Dawnguard
- How Long To Beat
- 26 Hours