Tips: unless your character is a total tank, always try to hit & run, especially against multiple opponents. Even if you can't outrun them, at least you can usually keep them from surrounding you and pummelling you from all sides. Also, against multiple opponents, try to concentrate your fire on one at a time to reduce their numbers (and the number of hits you take) quicker.
Tricks: if your Acrobatics skill is high enough, you can jump up onto the stonework beside the statues above the yellow team gate. Fortify Acrobatics spells or potions help. Most opponents can't reach you there, and you can pelt them with magic or arrows from a distance until they die. Unfair? Maybe, but hey, 3 on 1 is unfair too.
Weapons: loot is generally random and levels with you, so the higher level you are the better weapons you'll be able to take from bandits, marauders & other bad guys that you fight. There are quite a few quests that reward you with sweet weapons. SPOILERS: [color="Black"]the daedric quests for Mephala & Boethia both give you nice swords, as does the quest for Clavicus Vile (if you refuse to return Umbra to him, or at least make a detour to the arena before returning it). Search the forum or see the Daedric Quests Walkthrough at
for details. The "Unfriendly Competition" quest that you get from Jensine in the Imperial City also gives you a pretty decent blade.[/color]
Finally, Siberys is right - if all else fails there's a difficulty slider on the options menu on both PC and 360 that you can move a few clicks to the left to make combat easier.
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