Oblivion talk:Water Breathing

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[edit] Water Breathing Duration

Just a little question- what affects your amount of breath when you're swimming? Does it improve each time you level up?--Willyhead 15:01, 9 September 2007 (EDT)

I've been looking into this recently but it's definitely affected by something. My current level 2 character can only spend about 30 seconds underwater but my level 52 can spend about two minutes. I don't know what affects it though. --RpehTalk 15:39, 9 September 2007 (EDT)
My bet is on either max fatigue, max health or your lvl, but I'm only guessing.--Willyhead 16:29, 9 September 2007 (EDT)
I believe (and i would appreciate someone testing it), that ENDURANCE affects your "breath." I have noticed that when i make characters with high endurance (i tend to make it a priority for high hit-points/level) they tend to be able to hold breath longer than even wizard/thief hybrids (with both good agility and willpower, which both contribute to fatigue). — Unsigned comment by ‎Limduhl (talkcontribs) at 15:58 on 9 April 2009
Wow. Yes indeed. A character with 100 endurance lasted over 35s. I used the console to change the endurance to 1 and he was out of breath inside 5s. –RpehTCE 03:52, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

() I have a lvl 59 character with everything maxed, he could spend 3 minutes 23 seconds underwater. Defender of Lainlyn 04:30, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Its probably affected by your fatigue total, could someone test that? — Unsigned comment by 124.187.13.25 (talk) at 03:38 on 29 March 2011‎

[edit] The Fin Gleam helmet

Is it possible to get Fin Gleam without any magic or item assistance? I'd like to know because I lost my Jewel of the Rumare, and I'd really like a water breathing item back. (Gromir the Wasted)24.2.171.37 20:21, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

Yes. You just have to know where it is. You could always use a potion if you don't have a magic item though. –RpehTCE 04:41, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

[edit] Drowning creatures

It says in the article that creatures appear to be able to breath underwater, but I'm sure I've drowned an orge at least once by a combination of damage fatigue and paralyse spells.

It also might be worth mentioning that NPC can drown.— Unsigned comment by 85.210.179.200 (talk) at 20:03 on 13 October 2009

All land creatures except those with specific water breathing qualities and liches can be drowned. Defender of Lainlyn 04:32, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

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