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Favorite Archetype

    • 158 posts
    December 22, 2013 10:17 PM EST

    Wow, I never even considered a no-kill stealth run.  I'm going to have to try this...

    • 158 posts
    December 22, 2013 10:20 PM EST

    Clerics/monks/shamans are my favorite class to play - I like the tough restrictions that come with playing someone who is lawful good or neutral good, and I like having the constraints on magicka and weapon choices.  I find that I enjoy the role play much more, because I have to really think through all of my choices  and plan my decisions.

    I do also really enjoy assassins though - wiping out an entire room of bandits with stealth archery before anyone even knows I'm there brings great joy to my heart. 

    And once in a great while, I do like playing a great beast of a character that just mows down everything in her path.  

    • 69 posts
    December 23, 2013 12:16 AM EST

    I do not like any particular Archetype, as they all fall short in some way. 

    Warrior: Good for fighting, but has no other approach besides run at it and bash it's head in. Least Favourite.

    Thief: Good for stealth (obviously), but if you are caught, the gigs up. 

    Mage: This one is my favourite (still don't like it pure though), Incredible offence, as armour in sky rim only block physical, but horrible defence.

    • 36 posts
    May 8, 2015 7:57 AM EDT
    I quite like a mix of archetypes.
    Mercenaries would take up bounties and their personality can affect their fighting skills
    Crusaders would vanquish evil.
    Assassins are trained killers specialised in stealth
    Thieves are cunning individuals and not just to steal but also could turn out to become a corrupt individual
    Alchemists can utilise potions and poisons.
    Turn them all together and you get one badass archetype.
    I quite like this kind because they can utilise a wide variety of skills like in a specialist or a jack of all trades. I am not into builds that utilise magic.
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    May 8, 2015 9:15 AM EDT
    Ive usually always liked the spellsword archetype because its versatile in close combat with quick casting of ranged spells and buffs when you get some distance between the enemy i mainly liked it in oblivion where you could block with your sword and stagger the enemy and quickly blast them with a fireball in close range without having to unnequip your spell to block.
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    May 8, 2015 10:44 AM EDT
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    May 8, 2015 11:22 AM EDT
    Assassin Always ;)
    • 64 posts
    May 8, 2015 11:34 AM EDT

    Wizards are my favorite class to play in Skyrim (especially Conjuration/Illusion specialists). I actually make it challenging by using only clothes given to me by the game rather than craft my own robes (hooded necromancer robes with the boots worn specifically by mages and no gloves).

    • 7 posts
    May 8, 2015 11:41 AM EDT

    I loved my Berserker build and being able top rush through countless enemies effortlessly but what I always resort to is playing an Assassin due to the fact that I love being able to go through an area killing enemies one by one without their friends even knowing till they get the business end of blade. Also ever since I first played TES I immediately fell in love with the Dark Brotherhood and then in Skyrim I carried over my assassin play style.

    You can't spell assassin without two ass's and an in

    • 237 posts
    May 8, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

    All about the swordmages.  In TES terms, that'd be either battlemage or sorcerer.

    • 161 posts
    May 8, 2015 4:41 PM EDT

    I have to admit I do enjoy all out war but I just single out enemies. When I do a contract or dungeon I always leave the last person/boss to kill in single combat.

    • 40 posts
    May 8, 2015 5:27 PM EDT

    I get bored playing the same class and love to switch it up but being a sneaky mage is definitely my favorite: Sneaking + Illusion + ( Weapon (enchanted or poisoned) or Destruction )

    Make's the gameplay more strategic and less of a click-fest and a triumph of brains over brawn (or so it seems)

    • 27 posts
    May 8, 2015 8:06 PM EDT

    Witch hunter its a mage and a ranger all in one (2 best classes), and can be RP in different ways

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    May 8, 2015 10:35 PM EDT

    Any combination of Mage and Warrior. I am the Magic Knight/Battlemage/Spellsword/ whatever you want to call it. I also love pure non-magical weapon users. I find stealth boring though, and games that revolve around their stealth mechanics are boring to me.

    For Roleplaying though, I prefer holy and religious classes like Crusaders, Clerics, and Paladins. For some reason I adore smiting evil with righteous power, along with role-playing a devotion to my deity in fantasy rpgs. Non-magical characters are also fun to rp with, especially in settings where spellcasting is common.

    • 36 posts
    June 13, 2015 8:26 AM EDT

    Actually I do.