daterxies Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:36am
Mage vs Warriors
What do you thinks more fun? Hit level 12 with my conjur / destro mage and manas starting to become an annoying problem, i know potions and all but im a simple person.

I just really like conjuration with the atronachs is so awesome.

Thinking about going warrior.. but what is preferably 2h, or sword and shield? thinking of mixing that up with crossbow (for RP reason) and Heavy armor.

Thoughts?
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Brandybuck Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:43am 
Mages are definitely more fun. If you're running low on magicka, time to start increasing it. Increasing your skills will lower the magicka costs, enchanting can give you more magicka or lower its cost, and of course alchemy will get your magicka potions.

I think warriors have it too easy. Imagine if they actually had to use stamina, not just for the occasional power attack, but for EVERY attack. Then they would be complaining that the game sucks and warriors are too underpowered.
Incunabulum Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:52am 
Imagine if their weapon damage didn't level up with their skill and they *had* to buy a new weapon at each tier because there was no Smithing to improve it.

Its freaking ridiculous, the amount of love this game gives heavy armor melee guys.
Brandybuck Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:55am 
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Imagine if their weapon damage didn't level up with their skill and they *had* to buy a new weapon at each tier because there was no Smithing to improve it.
I'm not sure why weapons need to tier up in the first place. Is there anything fundamentally different between an iron dagger and daedric dagger, other than durability?
Incunabulum Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:12am 
Originally posted by Brandybuck:
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Imagine if their weapon damage didn't level up with their skill and they *had* to buy a new weapon at each tier because there was no Smithing to improve it.
I'm not sure why weapons need to tier up in the first place. Is there anything fundamentally different between an iron dagger and daedric dagger, other than durability?

Jeez dude, don't you know - If that elven sword isn't *better* than the steal one in every way then there's no fun in the game after the beginning. After all, isn't this game all about the combat and loots?
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Incunabulum Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:13am 
OP = if you're going warrior go 2H. IME 2H weapons are way freakin overpowered compared to 1H.
Nate Assassin Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:13am 
They are all fun but

Sneak is the best.
Two Bears Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:22am 
Munchkining aside, it is all subjective. I almost exclusively play wizard types in every RPG I have ever played. So, for me, mage is more fun. For others, warriors will be more fun. Whatever you like.
Brandybuck Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Jeez dude, don't you know - If that elven sword isn't *better* than the steal one in every way then there's no fun in the game after the beginning.
Hard to tell if you're being sarcastic or not, without a smiley.
Skyrimnut Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:51am 
Originally posted by daterxies:
What do you thinks more fun? Hit level 12 with my conjur / destro mage and manas starting to become an annoying problem, i know potions and all but im a simple person.

I just really like conjuration with the atronachs is so awesome.

Thinking about going warrior.. but what is preferably 2h, or sword and shield? thinking of mixing that up with crossbow (for RP reason) and Heavy armor.

Thoughts?

Be patient, perhaps you are trying to do too much with your magic pool at once? My current mage hybrid has yet to put any points into mana during leveling. For the first at least 15-20 levels, I was spamming novice destruction spells. With destruction reduction equipment and firing in short bursts, novice destruction can get most jobs done. I'm at level 27 now with my shield mage and with the augmented perks, smart perk selection, and cost reduction equipment, I can spam the apprentice spells, which is plenty of damage for most enemies in the game. I'm only now playing with the idea of flame cloak first then firebolt, I've only stuck to one school other than restoration to get faster mana regen and respite. Use staves, if you run out of mana. Train, there is nothing wrong with training. By Ysmir! We all make enough money in the game to spare a few coin for training. :)

Mages can wear heavy armor. Mine does. Like you, I'm simple too. Invested all my levels into health and stamina. My build is like a tank, all heavy armor, shields, and destruction spells. No alchemy, no enchanting, just smithing to improve equipment and make arrows and stuff for the Hearthfire home.
Zee_ Feb 25, 2014 @ 12:26pm 
Mage or warrior? The answer is simple... go rogue or rogue/mage hybrid. Theres nothing as fun as pickpocketing your enemies of all thier equipment then slitting thier throats... or you could just slit thier throats and loot thier corpses I guess, but I like to flaunt my overpoweredness. Alternatively you could snipe em with archery, using a few mage skills comes in handy there, invisibility comes in real handy in that case.

Or you could go warrior/mage hybrid if you want, like a death knight or a paladin depending on which schools you focus on.

I get tired of running around swinging a weapon like a lunatic after awhile, full warrior just gets boring after awhile.

Going full mage can be interesting at times, but you HAVE to get your enchanting maxxed to get the full mage experience. Frankly though... Skyrim's default magic skills and abilities are rather dull compared to spell crafting from Morrowind. Having said that however, there are some good magic mods for Skyrim that add fun and interesting spells while not being entirely overpowered.

For pure fun though, I always go for the sneaky thief or assassin. The game turns into Batman: Arkham Asylum after awhile. You take a guy out in front of his buddies and vanish back into the darkness while listening to the idiots call out and watch them look for you, laughing to yourself all the while. Then once they calm down or seperate a little bit, you pick the rest off one by one. You have to make your own fun at times to break up the monotony, sneak and other rogue based skills offer lots of interesting ways to do that.
daterxies Feb 25, 2014 @ 8:26pm 
I ended up mixing both of what i like and am around level 12 now. I ended up choosing a Conjuration Archer which has been pretty fun so far. Summon frost atronach to take the damage as i wail away with my bound bow is pretty fun!

Thanks for all yoru suggestions
Shelt Feb 25, 2014 @ 9:27pm 
Try a thief / illusion mage combo with silent casting. Hilarious fun as long as you stay hidden.
deltajt Feb 25, 2014 @ 9:34pm 
i found that using heavy armour and a shield combined with spells REALLY HELPS

and to prevent sword levling instead i became a fist fighter with heavy skills in addition to the gloves plus damage from that guy from the ratway
chrisnc35 Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:25am 
Warrior or Mages?? For me, it depends what I'm playing on. On computer, The mage is better for me because I can hotkey spells to 1-8 keys. I don't have to "pause" the game everytime I switch spells. I don't play mages on the X-box for that reason. I hate having to stop the game everytime the drop down window is open.

On the X-box, I prefer the melee type characters. Orc warrior, 2h, heavy armor with a Fast Heal. Max smithing and enchanting. By the time I reached level 35, I was pretty much invincible. Didn't get smithing and enchanting maxed till level 43.
Skyrimnut Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:58am 
Originally posted by delta38:
i found that using heavy armour and a shield combined with spells REALLY HELPS

and to prevent sword levling instead i became a fist fighter with heavy skills in addition to the gloves plus damage from that guy from the ratway

Yes, I am playing this way with a khajiit. Shield + spell for most occasions. On the rare occasion where I run out of mana or the target is resistent to magic, I use Shield and fist. Shield and fist is how I taught Orchendor a lesson. Khajiit + fists of steel isn't bad when you're in a pinch. I'm not one-punching anything, but I do some damage. I'm not doing enchanting with this build, so the Gloves are of no real use to me.

Glad the OP found a solution that worked. Archer is fun.
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