Tuxenipples Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:07pm
Warrior vs. Mage vs. Thief
What class do you prefer? How do you build them? And why you like them?
Mine is Thief, as I like being Stealthy and put most my points into, Sneak, Illusion, One-Handed, Archery. And a Few points in Light Armour and Resteration Also what Racedo you choose?
Last edited by Tuxenipples; Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:46pm
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BelphegorATS Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:44pm 
I usually go for stealth builds since I enjoy the several different playstyles that are categorized under stealth. I find these builds to be truly unique in that they involve careful planning to utilize the skills one takes when creating and developing a character.

My favorite stealth class is the assassin because I fight by analyzing where my foes are and planning how to eliminate them via bows with arrows, one-handed swords/daggers, or both. My skill set for the assassin includes: one-handed, archery, light armor, sneak, lockpicking, and illusion with a bit of alteration so I can use life detection and paralysis spells.
Tuxenipples Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
Originally posted by BelphegorATS:
I usually go for stealth builds since I enjoy the several different playstyles that are categorized under stealth. I find these builds to be truly unique in that they involve careful planning to utilize the skills one takes when creating and developing a character.

My favorite stealth class is the assassin because I fight by analyzing where my foes are and planning how to eliminate them via bows with arrows, one-handed swords/daggers, or both. My skill set for the assassin includes: one-handed, archery, light armor, sneak, lockpicking, and illusion with a bit of alteration so I can use life detection and paralysis spells.

Nice :P What race do you choose? I usually pick Dark Elf for the bonus in both Stealth and Mage.
Two Bears Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
I play wizards types because I like wizard types. Played them for decades, no intention of stopping now.
BelphegorATS Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:10pm 
Originally posted by EGC Tuxendo:
Originally posted by BelphegorATS:
I usually go for stealth builds since I enjoy the several different playstyles that are categorized under stealth. I find these builds to be truly unique in that they involve careful planning to utilize the skills one takes when creating and developing a character.

My favorite stealth class is the assassin because I fight by analyzing where my foes are and planning how to eliminate them via bows with arrows, one-handed swords/daggers, or both. My skill set for the assassin includes: one-handed, archery, light armor, sneak, lockpicking, and illusion with a bit of alteration so I can use life detection and paralysis spells.

Nice :P What race do you choose? I usually pick Dark Elf for the bonus in both Stealth and Mage.

I pick a Bosmer for a pure assassin build, though Dunmer are good alternatives for the class; however, I sometimes go for the latter when creating different builds that are still similar. For instance, I created a customized class called the Necro-Knight which is a cross between three different builds: necromancer, knight, and assassin. The race I chose for this class was Dunmer and the skill set included: heavy armor, archery, block, conjuration, illusion, and sneak.

Also, the reason why I usually take six skills is because I'm using a class overhaul mod that lets players create characters in a manner similar to how the concept was like in Oblivion. The maximum number of skills you can select with that mod is six, but sometimes I have leftover perk points I can put into a skill that's either secondary or primary to the class I create.
Skyrimnut Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:13pm 
I have played all three and like all three for different reasons. Currently playing a warrior now, but my first build was a stealth archer and some of my favorite builds were shield mages and one altmer pure mage.
Two Bears Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:19pm 
I, however, am not a fan of mixing classes. I don't even like dual/multiclassing in D&D. So, when I play it is a straight class; warriors and thieves don't cast, mage-types don't wear armor, etc.
SpeedFreak1972 Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
Warrior however I will also join the college for a few reasons ... however the main thing is sword, shield and shortbow.
Skyrimnut Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
Originally posted by Two Bears:
I, however, am not a fan of mixing classes. I don't even like dual/multiclassing in D&D. So, when I play it is a straight class; warriors and thieves don't cast, mage-types don't wear armor, etc.

I think if done well, mixing classes can be fun and feature very interesting gameplay, but I understand why some people don't wish to.
Two Bears Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:32pm 
Originally posted by Skyrimnut:
Originally posted by Two Bears:
I, however, am not a fan of mixing classes. I don't even like dual/multiclassing in D&D. So, when I play it is a straight class; warriors and thieves don't cast, mage-types don't wear armor, etc.

I think if done well, mixing classes can be fun and feature very interesting gameplay, but I understand why some people don't wish to.

As I have mentioned in the past, it is not my intention to offend anyone's sensibilities with my view on roleplay gaming. You are free to play in whatever way you feel suits you best. I will retire from the discussion.
Skyrimnut Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
Originally posted by Two Bears:
Originally posted by Skyrimnut:

I think if done well, mixing classes can be fun and feature very interesting gameplay, but I understand why some people don't wish to.

As I have mentioned in the past, it is not my intention to offend anyone's sensibilities with my view on roleplay gaming. You are free to play in whatever way you feel suits you best. I will retire from the discussion.

Two bears, no one was offended by your view. I completely agree, play however you wish to.
drach Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:44pm 
The easiest to play, in my opinion, is a tank style warrior. Just keep feeding points to health until you can kill dragons with hardly a scratch, then put it all in stamina. One hand weapons are easier to control for me.

But, for me, warrior/assasin is the most fun to play. Nothing so sweet as a sneak attack and kill in one strike. And thal little flip of the sword in the kill move. Dang, that's so cool.

I guess I have a thing against playing any type of spellcaster. Comes from my gaming days when my barbarians laid them to waste,hehe.
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Cybot Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
Imperial warrior is my favourit class and race, i have a hard time playing thief or mage, And i can't live without heavy armour :s

I usually play with 1 handed sword and shield, but im trying a 2handed this playthrough.
warrioress Jun 7, 2014 @ 4:21pm 
I don't know much about playstyles etc since i'm kinda new to Skyrim but at the moment I play generally with a mace and shield and with heavy armor, i use a bow at times when I'm sneaking, which I'm not to bad at, though i don't add points to it. I use basic magic like flames and healing. I choose RedGuard though i didn't have clue of any pros/cons of this race at the time.
One thing that keeps happening is i get killed easily, like bandit chiefs can kill me if i'm not careful, i've added most points to one-handed and leveled up health when ever i can...is there something i need to concentrate on so i don't die so easily? ( or maybe i just need to use health potions more often...) any advice appreciated... :)
Zefram Cochrane Jun 7, 2014 @ 4:46pm 
I don't really go for builds as such, I just go with whatever is the easiest/feels right at the time. I certainly don't think "I'm going to be a thief/mage/warrior" or whatever. Certainly no preference as to race, I chose Khajit because I like the look of them honestly lol.

Originally posted by BelphegorATS:
My favorite stealth class is the assassin because I fight by analyzing where my foes are and planning how to eliminate them via bows with arrows, one-handed swords/daggers, or both. My skill set for the assassin includes: one-handed, archery, light armor, sneak, lockpicking, and illusion with a bit of alteration so I can use life detection and paralysis spells.

Pretty much this actually. But it certainly wasn't planned.


Originally posted by warrioress:
is there something i need to concentrate on so i don't die so easily? ( or maybe i just need to use health potions more often...) any advice appreciated... :)

put your points into Health and a lesser extent, stamina, maybe 4:1 something like that. Concentrate on building up armour and weapon skill perks. Armour is no protection against spells so if facing mages get some potions of fire/frost/magic resist, when you get enchantment skill up you can permanently enchant items with said resist etc. Oh and buy/make up plenty of potions of restore health.
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:16pm
BelphegorATS Jun 7, 2014 @ 4:52pm 
Originally posted by warrioress:
I don't know much about playstyles etc since i'm kinda new to Skyrim but at the moment I play generally with a mace and shield and with heavy armor, i use a bow at times when I'm sneaking, which I'm not to bad at, though i don't add points to it. I use basic magic like flames and healing. I choose RedGuard though i didn't have clue of any pros/cons of this race at the time.
One thing that keeps happening is i get killed easily, like bandit chiefs can kill me if i'm not careful, i've added most points to one-handed and leveled up health when ever i can...is there something i need to concentrate on so i don't die so easily? ( or maybe i just need to use health potions more often...) any advice appreciated... :)

My advice is to just try a little bit of everything like what you're doing right now. Once you take a liking to one or two of the main specializations, you can begin to focus on certain skills that can utilize the best of whatever specilization(s) you choose. For example, a warrior would make use of archery and one or two-handed weapons in addition to block and heavy armor, plus skills like restoration and speech can be taken on the side to keep you alive and affect NPC interactions. A battlemage by comparison wields a one or two-handed weapon while dressed in light or heavy armor, but uses spells from the magic schools such as Destruction, Alteration, and Conjuration alongside speech once again for the aforementioned reason above.

In short, the only individual who can decide how you want to play is you; every choice you make determines the actions you wish to make in Skyrim. There's no wrong answers regarding how to play the game; the only answers that can be determined are the ones you want to define you as you progress through Skyrim and the many quests it has to offer. So just be yourself; think on a character build that defines your playstyle and remember: the only choice to make is your own.
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