just wanted to post a little guide/archetype build i am currently playing on Skyrim, im really enjoying this build and if you play it right dungeons will be a breeze! Basically a Mage/Archer, taking full advantage of how powerful the conjured bow can be and also aiming to get that Conjuration skill to 100 for the Twin Soul perk which allows you to have 2 minions out at one time, so while there causing chaos you can snipe from a distance with your epic ghostly bow!
Statistic Focus: Magika 70% / Health 30% (more Health as you get to higher levels)
Primary Skills: Bow and Arrow, Conjuration
Secondary Skills: Illusion, Sneak
Stone Ability: Mage stone as you level Conjuration then switch to Thief stone once the Bound bow becomes available.
Essential Perks: Eagle Eye, Power Shot, Deadly Aim, Quiet Casting, Twin Souls, Conjuration Rank Perks.
Weapons: Bow and Arrows, Spells
Armor: Light armor for the lower levels until you get some Mana Regen gear, by then your minions should be able to hold off most enemies while your in stealth and eliminate any damage you receive.
Archetype Advice: As a WoodElf you get bonuses with Stealth and Archery which will be 2 of your main attributes, other bonuses include Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Light Armor and Alchemy which can all be very useful, especially Alchemy for the added damage with poisons.
This build uses mana for both Conjuring your bow and summoning a minion so ideally you will want to keep your mana high enough to use both in one cast, picking up the Conjuration mana reducing perks is essential. Illusion magic can be fun and help in many situations but the perk you should be aiming for is Quiet Casting, this will make using magic in stealth undetectable, also Muffle is a great spell for extra Stealth
In the Sneak tree you will want to pick up Deadly Aim for the extra sneak crits! Try to keep in stealth as much as possible in dungeons cast muffle for added stealth and take down your enemies 1 by 1, Conjure Frost Atronachs for Def, Fire or Storm for Ranged damage.
Once you have Conjuration at 100 having 2 minions plus a Follower gives you an amazing defence plus the attacking power of the bound bow, the 3 choices of Atronach makes all situations manageable. (2 Dremora Lords are pretty sweet body guards too)
Pros - Quiet agile and sneaky, Summon minions to help you, deadly with sneak attack crits! Spells for all situations.
Cons - Can get damaged easily if not careful low armor, mana could be an issue at lower levels, slow start until skills become available.
Overall - Its a great Stealth class and doesn’t really struggle at all when progressing, there’s also lots of opportunity’s to branch into other trees you feel could enhance your character.
So i hope this helped or gave some ideas to people stuck on what to make or people who haven’t purchased the game yet. Would be great to hear about your thoughts or your own Skyrim Skill Builds.
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