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Character Build: Vidar, The Norse God

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  • Member
    September 26, 2012

    This is my first build so feel free to critique it all you want.



    “There sits Odin’s
    Son on the horse’s back;
    He will avenge his father.”
                -NORSE MYTHOLOGY (R. B. Anderson)

    ~ Vidar, the Silent God: In Norse mythology, Vidar was the god of Silence and Revenge. Son of Odin, he is considered to be the second strongest of the gods. In the battle of Ragnarok, Odin will be killed by the great wolf beast Fenrir, Vidar will avenge Odin by killing Fenrir with his bare hands. He will place his boots on the lower jaw and grab the upper jaw, where he will continue to pull until the wolf rips apart. Vidar is one of the few gods who will survive Ragnarok and will continue to rule over mankind in his father’s absence.

    As a god, Vidar was regarded as wise and stoic. He lived deep within a great forest where he would ponder the secrets of time. It is said that Vidar never spoke, rather he would allow his actions to speak for themselves. The idea behind vidar is the unconquerable will of nature. While a flower may wilt and die, from its seeds a new flower shall be born.


    Appearance: Vidar is said to have been strong, tall and handsome. His shoe is also said to have been incredibly durable as it must be capable of stopping Fenrir’s jaws in their eventual battle.

    The Build:
    Race: Nord, because Vidar was a Scandinavian god and created in their image.
    Stone: The Lord (As the Lord of his own hall in Valhalla, the Lord stone seemed fitting. Also helps as a light armor build )
    Stats: 4-0-2 ratio for Health-Magicka-Stamina.

    Major Skills:

    One-handed: Vidar was known for using a broad sword in combat.
    -Armsman 5
    -Fighting Stance
    -Savage Strike
    -Bladesman 3

    Block: Most vikings used a buckler in combat or a round shield.
    -Shield Wall 5
    -Quick Reflexes
    -Deflect Arrows
    -Elemental Protection
    -Block Runner
    -Shield Charge

    Light Armor: The average viking used a combination of leather and chainmail for armor. This often included animal furs.

    Minor Skills:

    Smithing: Can be helpful to ramp up the stats of some of the weaker equipment you may be using to stay in character.

    Enchanting: Allows you to make Vidar’s famous boots, as well as, add some fun enchantments.
    -Vidar’s Boots: There aren’t many good enchantments for boots; however, fortifying Carry Weight, or stamina are both good options. Alternatively you can add any of the resist’s.
    -Sword: Absorb Health is the best enchantment for your sword. It allows you to work off of Vidar’s theme of bringing forth new life in place of the old. It’s also nice to hit like a truck :)

    Possible Skills: (Not Needed)
    Illusion: If you want to work off the “silent” aspect you may want to consider illusion. If you do I recommend another 100-200 points in magicka.

    Alchemy: As one of the gods most commonly associated with nature, it isn’t far fetched to give Vidar some skill in alchemy.

    Armor: Leather, Chainmail, and animal furs were most commonly used as armor for vikings. In ascending order, Leather Armor, Scaled Armor, Stormcloak Officer Armor and Savior’s Hide. Dawnguard Light Armor also fits quite well.
    Shield: It should be a round looking shield. In ascending order, Banded Iron Shield, Elven Shield, Glass Shield, and Dawnguard Rune Shield
    Sword: A thick, broad looking sword is best. In ascending order, Steel Sword, Dwarven Sword, Nord Hero/Skyforge Steel Sword and finally, a Dragonbone Sword.
    Boots: Although Vidar’s boots were said to be made of iron and leather, the most important aspect is their toughness. Therefore, dragonscale boots are best.
    Potions: Health Potions will be your main source of healing until you enchant your blade with absorb health.

    Aura Whisper: With his gift of foresight, Vidar can often tell where an enemy is before they come into view.
    Call of Valor: Rejoice! As the Einherjar’s of Valhalla join you in battle.
    Kyne’s Peace: One with nature, Vidar could easily calm the greatest of beasts.

    Role: The best way to play Vidar is the idea of revenge with a purpose. He will help defeat the Empire, but only so that Skyrim can be born anew through the Stormcloaks. Despite being the God of Revenge, Vidar would never participate in something such as the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood. He was a warrior with honor who was taught from a young age that it was his destiny to avenge his father and help rebuild the world after Ragnarok.

    It is also important to keep in mind that Vidar was a very intelligent warrior. Like his father before him, Vidar was gifted with the ability of foresight; thus, he could see into the future. Use this edge in battle as you lead your enemies into traps; taking full advantage of your surroundings. For instance, perhaps you are having trouble with an elder dragon and you happen to know a tribe of Giants are nearby. By all means let them kill each other for you.



    ~“Early begun.”

     “Further spun.”

     “One day done.”

    Quests to consider:
    Dawnguard: Help protect the world from this new vampire scourge.
    Stormcloak Rebellion: Help to build a new Skyrim beside the Stormcloaks.
    The Companions: Vidar was an honorable warrior, he would get along very well with the companions.
    Main Quest: Prevent the end of the world? Sounds familiar.

    Most Importantly, have fun

    If there is anything that you believe will make this role playing experience more enjoyable, by all means do so. Also, please let me know if you have any advice. Thank you.

  • September 26, 2012

    I believe we have a Fenrir build around here( I actually named my third character after the God-Wolf :P). We also have a really awesome Thor build by Ricardo Maia. But enough about those, I really like this, I've dabbled in Scandinavian mythology( though I still can't find a good full account of Ragnarok). My only suggestions are: go more in-depth about enchantments( if nothing else the boots), and manner of healing. Bought/found potions, custom potions, or restoration? This is really good but can certainly be improved and it's missing some things :\ but nevertheless this does earn my +like :]

  • Member
    September 26, 2012

    Who does't like a badass from Norse mythology?

    Great background stuff and cool application of the stories. The roleplay makes this build appealing. Good stuff!

  • Member
    September 26, 2012

    Thanks :)
    I will definitely add some information on healing and enchantments later.

  • September 26, 2012
    I like this, it is a good reason why your character doesn't really talk. I love both Norse and Ancient Greek mythology so this is right up my alley. +1
  • CBR
    September 26, 2012

    The idea is incredible, and I love the character.  I was definitely expecting something a little more... warrior/assassin combo-ish.  Lots of potential here, but it could use some more development in terms of the build itself.

  • Member
    September 27, 2012

    Finally, a second Norse-based build! I like it a lot, it reminds me of my Viking build :) +1

  • Member
    September 27, 2012

    I made some changes, let me know what you guys think.
    Also, if that first picture is too grisly please inform me.

  • CBR
    September 27, 2012

    Like the edits and photos. +1

  • September 28, 2012
    Great build and nicely done. As a tip for the shields: the hold shields are perfect viking shields. So especially use the shield of solitude (: +1