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If You Were A Mage What Kind Would You Be?

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    September 21, 2015 4:19 PM EDT

    If you were reborn in the Elder Scrolls universe with a natural aptitude for the workings of aetherius what kind of mage would you become? Would you be a tomb lurking necromancer? A lighting summoning stormcaller? A tree hugging druid?

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    September 21, 2015 4:22 PM EDT

    The kind were you're not quite sure if their sane or not but you need their help anyway 

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    September 21, 2015 4:26 PM EDT

    probably a Pyromancer with some healing magic. I would also wear heavy armor and carry a blade.

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    September 21, 2015 4:35 PM EDT

    Isn't that most mages? 

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    September 21, 2015 4:40 PM EDT

    I'd like to think I would delve into forgotten lore and trafficke with daimons, Fyr style. Sadly I'm far too cowardly for that so probably be a wimpy priestess of Kynareth in some Cyrodiilic grove somewhere

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    September 21, 2015 4:49 PM EDT

    I would be a Cryomancer because I'm cold as ice, baby.

    No, but seriously, I've always thought that if  I would be a TES Mage I would be a Cryomancer. Maybe it's due to the fact that I prefer cold temperatures over all and I enjoy eating ice. Maybe these are minor but I dunno, lol.

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    September 21, 2015 4:58 PM EDT

    An electromancer battlemage, with a habit of exploring old ruins, reading on ancient lore, enchanting stuff (No black soul gems thought), and helping out when I could. I would carried a blade crackiling with lightning

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    September 21, 2015 5:04 PM EDT

    Personally I would be an artificer, magecrafter and tonal architect. I would try and recreate the great works of Sotha Sil and find the path to the Clockwork City.

  • Tom
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    September 21, 2015 5:36 PM EDT

    I wanna be the very best,

    Like no one ever was.

    To learn them is my real test,

    To master is my cause.

    I will travel across the land,

    Searching far and wide

    Each spell to understand

    The power that's inside!

    All of the above.

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    September 21, 2015 5:49 PM EDT

    Yes but I'd be especially so 

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    September 21, 2015 5:51 PM EDT

    Easy Shadow mage that uses Shadow Magic

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    September 21, 2015 7:50 PM EDT

    Probably an enchanter/alteration user/alchemist that attempts to unravel the secrets of the world

  • September 21, 2015 7:55 PM EDT

    Technomancer. Nothing like some neon-based magic.

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    September 21, 2015 8:04 PM EDT

     I'd try and do all kinds of weird shit.  

     So my focus would be on the Conjuration and Alteration schools, though I'd certainly delve into Illusion as well. I'm probably too curious when it comes to things like magic. No doubt I'd likely get myself into problems, but I hope luck would give me some time to at least see a few things to make all the trouble worth it.

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    September 21, 2015 8:22 PM EDT

    pokemon, that is still funny

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    September 21, 2015 8:30 PM EDT

    I would be a Aeromancer. With some Enchanting.  I would  carry something cool Like a spear that can push enemies, swing past and cut deep.  But the most fun is the Unstoppable force of a Hurricane/Tornado just wrecking  everything and everyone. Flying up to just smash back down toppling everything. Truly It is the best type of magic. 

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    September 21, 2015 9:07 PM EDT

    I thought you would be a Necromancer Warlord?

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    September 21, 2015 10:41 PM EDT
    Does a spellsword count?
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    September 21, 2015 10:55 PM EDT

    I'm a fairly peace-loving person, so I would immediately rule out employing any kind of magic that's more physically offensive like destruction, enchanting, or even conjuration. I would likely stick to the more defensive schools (restoration and alteration). I might occasionally employ illusion, but again would only use defensive spells (eg: clairvoyance, muffle, calm, invisibility, etc.) and only in a pinch. I'm sort of a straight shooter and I respect free will, so I don't love the idea of using manipulation to meddle with people's minds. I prefer verbal persuasion (speeeech!) to mind games. To me that's way more fun. 

    And I would definitely avoid ever using fury or frenzy or anything like that; I feel like I would have to be pretty hard-pressed to ever use it, and the circumstances would have to be fairly extreme for me to consider it as an option.

    So I feel like all that adds up to being a court advisor of some sort. Rulers tend to have at least one mage on hand, and I think that's where I would probably best fit. That or actually working as a healer.

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    September 21, 2015 11:36 PM EDT
    Enchanter/Alteration mage... straight up! ;D
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    September 21, 2015 11:39 PM EDT

    Well now I have to watch out for flying soul gems, that's just great 

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    September 21, 2015 11:43 PM EDT

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    September 22, 2015 12:13 AM EDT
    You all crack me up! xD
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    September 22, 2015 12:53 AM EDT
    Rhialto the Marvellous.
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    September 22, 2015 1:17 AM EDT

    It's one of my many, many talents