Heavy armor skill level 18 to 21
Sword skill level 20 to 25
Shield skill level 20 to 24
Most of the wolves I have found are about half dead. One died on a sigle hit. Most run away after a single hit. Most have to be chased around six times before they die.
Then there are the other wolves. Four rounds of hard combat using sword skill. White wolves tend to not do much damage but they have to be chased aroound eleven to nineteen times before they die. The grey wolves tend to do Bleed attack on almost every attack. I am dead, every time, after four or five Bleed attacks in a row. They have to be chased four to six times before they die.
I have killed my own horse two times now. The damn wolves are never sure if they wish to stand there and let me hit them or to attack me. There is a smaller chance of attack if I sprint to them. Both types tend to run/attack two times and then change to run/stand after that. Again, that changes if I do not sprint. They go back to run/attack no matter how little health they still have. They both reset for attack if they run into a building or any other obstruction. So be ready for that attack.
I do not care for all this damn chassing. One or two times is no problem but nineteen?
A wolf counter attacks and you jump off your horse to attack it. TAKE A STEP AWAY FROM YOUR HORSE. You end up hitting both, the wolf and the horse, if you do not take one step away from your horse.