Omlette Aug 20, 2014 @ 5:38pm
What race for a Assaassin Marksman?
I am making a nerw charcter aftre beating this gloarious game yet again, and I have decided to make an Assassin Marksmen sing stealth and his bow to 1 shot people. But I cannot decide which race to choose, Wood Elf or Khajiit. Wood Elf gives me Archery bonuses early and some stealth skills, but Khajiit gives me some more sneak and stealth skills, as well as nighteye for nighttime assassinations. Which race should I choose? ( You can also suggest other races beside the 2 I listed)
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BarbarianHeart Aug 20, 2014 @ 5:48pm 
I would try out whichever race most appeals to you. It isn't that hard to make up for any shortfalls one race may have over another since you can use trainers. Bethesda made racial differences pretty slight for this game just so we could go with what our heart tells us. Personally I always get a kick out of making a character at odds with what you think should be, like an Orc mage or a mele-fighting Wood Elf.
Grathagis Aug 20, 2014 @ 6:20pm 
It really makes no difference what race to play an archer/assassin. I have an altmer. My skills started at 15 but they are very easy to raise.
drack Aug 20, 2014 @ 6:25pm 
Only thing race does is boost your stats for early-game and race-exclusive skills. Pick whatever race you want, in the long run it really doesn't matter.
Omlette Aug 20, 2014 @ 6:27pm 
Well I am playing on Legendary difficulty so it is kinda important early, but I agree with you all!
Narrator Aug 20, 2014 @ 7:50pm 
I'd say Khajit. Being able to shoot two shoot arrows before you become undetected is a lot more useful than a single arrow that Almost kills the guy. But yeah, In any Difficulty mode Expert or lower, race is just a once a day power and more interesting dialouge unless it's novice, then you could literally be a drunken sheild-bash guy and still be tough.
Mister E Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:31am 
My current and main character is a Khajiit, and I just can't stop playing as him. He's been a great stealth/assassin build. That said, like most others have said, the race isn't super important. Keep in mind, too, that the powers are once a day use, I believe, which is kind of annoying -- unless you mod. You can always end up getting a detect life or similar spell. Also, sneak is fairly easy to level up pretty quickly.
edit; nvm, i guess nighteye is unlimited, but i still favor detect life, or especially http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22283/?
(i've added several cool khajiit-focused mods :))
cevets Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:36am 
I am playing as a Bosmer, although as other ansewrs it doesn't really matter after the first few levels.
Skyrimnut Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by OmletteGamer:
Well I am playing on Legendary difficulty so it is kinda important early, but I agree with you all!

If you are playing on Legendary, then go Breton. None of the races can beat its magic resistance and enchanting will still not beat a Breton's resistance unless you invest heavily into it. Do a couple of simple quests for magic resistance, take the Atronach Stone, and invest in Alteration a bit, and you'll have a magic tank. As an archer with sneak, melee is easy enough to avoid, but magic is an ever present enemy. If you have the Aetherial crown, take the Lord stone too. As an archer, you can wear either light armor or opt for clothes with rings and amulets that boost archery skill, though really an archer at 100 with smithing and some enchanting is deadly, even on Legendary. Alchemy may help too, but I never needed it. If you go Breton, you can also do Conjuration for those tight situations. Up to you.
hodie Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:51am 
My first character was a Khajiit too, I found their Nighteye more useful especially when using more atmospheric/realistic ENB settings.
MorningLightMountain Aug 21, 2014 @ 8:42am 
Originally posted by OmletteGamer:
I am making a nerw charcter aftre beating this gloarious game yet again, and I have decided to make an Assassin Marksmen sing stealth and his bow to 1 shot people. But I cannot decide which race to choose, Wood Elf or Khajiit. Wood Elf gives me Archery bonuses early and some stealth skills, but Khajiit gives me some more sneak and stealth skills, as well as nighteye for nighttime assassinations. Which race should I choose? ( You can also suggest other races beside the 2 I listed)

Orc. Bezerker Rage stacks with the sneak attack bonuses.
therussmeister Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:45pm 
Unless you're using a lighting mod, Nighteye is pretty useless. But I still like Khajiit.
Josenti Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
I always use a breton for their passive. Helps early, mid, and late game!
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