This is not directly Vilja-related, but I really like how you can enable her to do less damage & take more damage, to keep the game a challenge. Stupid Bethesda for scaling followers with difficulty... Anyway, is there a console command to do this with all followers? That would be great!
The way Vilja's damage input and output is handled is through a custom perk using fame and infamy as parameters. I used fame and infamy because the only variables accepted by perks are actor values and those two are unused and won't reset on game load. No point on using those actor values on a NPC not having that perk, and giving that perk to the other follower via Tes5Edit wouldn't be a good idea, since it also house part of the wardrobe mechanics that could screw a NPC not using them badly.
You could open Vilja and the other companion in Tes5Edit, copy as new record the perk (AAEMSittingTogether) on the other companions esp and then remove every single entry point on the perk except the four ones showing "Mod attack damage", "Mod incoming damage", "mod spell magnitude" and "Mod incoming spell magnitude"; then add the perk to the other companion.
Thanks, but what about damage taken? Is there a way to increase that too? Would the Fame/Infamy command from Vilja FAQ work?
It's called wussy armor.
I had a terrible time keeping Sindra alive because she always opted for the worst armor. Compare her to Vilja. Both had improved Wolfcry and what did Sindra wear? Armor 35.
But come to think of it, Tindra was worse. We named her dragon bait.
If it's too big a problem keeping Sindra and Tindra alive just set them to essential in TES5Edit, that way if they insist on not wearing the decent armour you give them at least they'll just spend most of the time in fights on one knee instead of dying.
Vilja on the other hand ends up so tough by late game she's quite capable of slaughtering everything in her way whilst wearing ordinary clothes.
The main thing about Vilja that scares me after a fight or exiting a dungeon is her announcing that she's picked up some armour........ I just know that if I turn round to look she'll be wearing a horned helmet............. and after a short while she'll get angry with me and blame ME for making her wear it...........FFS Vilja! if you don't like those bloody helmets don't pick one up and slap it on your head!!!!!!