Originally posted by Major Moolah (retired):The sneaky archer mage is many peoples favorite, and mine. I play the same character type in other RPGs as well. But since it is too easy to make a god of war that way, I have to handicap myself a little. I skip Armor, Smithing and Enchanting and use loot instead. Alchemy is OK, but I do not exploit it. I do not really max my Health. If I can fight on my own terms, I win, but often the enemy surprises me with death. There is also the Invisibility/Muffle/30x backstab thing... but I do it very occasionally, if at all. Skyrim is odd, because it would be logical to make a huge brute in heavy armor and a two-hander, but that would actually be harder than the archer mage.
Originally posted by KL Master Dan, 'Rawr':I find that odd, as I kill silently with my Bow and Arrows. And I can take down a group before they get to me, when I use the right magic.I think you need to play the game a little more before you can say archery and stealth do not mix.