Youtuber ESO is back with another Skyrim deep cut, something you probabally haven’t noticed about the game, even after six years.
This works in the original version of Skyrim, and also in the Special Edition, so either way – you’re covered. Good news for you, bad news for zombies.
If you missed the previous article, we took a look at a very clever theory about Skyrim lore and a strange village, so peep that too.
It’s amazing that a game can be out for over half a decade, and as popular as Skyrim, and there are still new surprises being uncovered like, oh I don’t know, a horde of exploding zombies that you can control and replenish instantly. By the way, no mods necessary.
This might be the most powerful build in Skyrim, and here’s how to do it:
- Start by heading to the Ritual Stone on the map. Get the Ritual Stone power which allows you to re-animate corpses. It’s the best re-animate spell in the game, but the drawback is that you can only use it once per day… Unless…
- You get the Aetherial Crown, which will allow you to use the Ritual Stone power more often. Here’s how to get it. By un-equipping and re-equipping the crown, you can bypass the 1 day wait to cast the reanimation spell as much as you want.
- Follow the Necromancer build mentioned in the video below, and grab yourself Ahzidal’s Ring of Necromancy like this. This ring makes any creatures or people that you’ve reanimated explode on demand, dealing out heaps of damage.
- Now it’s time to pull it all together. Gather up a huge following of zombies, and when one of them is defeated (or attacked by you to trigger the reaction), they’ll go off like dominoes. The best part? You can simply re-animate them once again to keep doing this over and over.
- For some reason, the next time around, if you activate the Ritual Stone power again, all your zombies will instantly explode. ESO isn’t sure why this happens, but he says it’s like having a nuke button.
- With one button press, you can deal out massive damage to any nearby enemies. Not only that, but it snowballs… because you can also re-animate all the enemies that died from your previous explosion, so your next one will be even bigger.
See it in action for yourself: