Sit comfortably, close your eyes, clear your mind, and feel the energies of Aetherius flow in to you.
Mages of Tamriel know this energy as ‘magicka’, the Akaviri call it ‘ki’. I prefer this term for its succinctness. I will teach you to channel this energy through your body. To deliver killing blows with your bare hands.
You will even learn to infuse your strikes with the power of the elements. If you are disciplined in your arts, you may learn further powers still.
— Teachings of Master Ice-Fist
Physical Adept – Round 2 is indeed another unarmed combat mod. It is unrelated to WetWire’s Physical Adept mod except in concept.
Enable the mod in the mod configuration menu, and your unarmed strikes will gain a damage boost based on your alteration skill level. As you strike enemies unarmed, your alteration skill will advance.
Perks to further improve your unarmed combat can be taken through the mod config menu. This allows Physical Adept – Round 2 to be compatible with any other perk overhaul you may be using. (After you level up, select a boost to health, magicka, or stamina, then exit out of the skill menu and open the mod config menu to spend your perk point.)
This mods also adds rings and gauntlets of fortify unarmed to leveled lists, so that enchantment is no longer unique to one item.
You can further customize your unarmed strikes by learning styles. Styles allow you do deal the effects of enchanted weapons with your unarmed strikes, at the cost of some magicka per each hit. Only one style may be active at once.
Novice and apprentice style manuals are sold at any spell vendor. Adept, expert, and master style manuals are sold only at the Ice-fist training house near the border crossing to Cyrodiil, and only if your alteration skill is high enough.
Each style does 5 points of extra damage, which can be increased by taking Ki Mastery perks. Using a style in a brawl will be considered an assault and a bounty will be issued accordingly.
Dragonfire – Fire damage
Ice Wraith – Frost damage
Thunderstorm – Shock damage
Dawn – Damages only undead
Hungry Ghost – Soul trap
Spider – Lingering poison damage to health
Bear – Damage stamina
Hagraven – Damage magicka
Vampire – Absorb health
Dark Seducer – Absorb stamina
Atronach – Absorb magicka
Chaos – Chance of fire, frost, and shock damage
Taking a new rank in Ki Mastery will not take effect until a new style is started.
If you one-hit kill a creature in Hungry Ghost style, you will not trap its soul.
NPCs in the Ice-fist Training house don’t do much.
If Alternate Start – Live Another Life is installed, you can select “I studied under master Ice-fist” from its dialog to start in the Ice-fist school with a random novice style known.
Thanks to Catalyst Game Labs and Harebrained Schemes for inspiration.
Original URL: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/97606