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Character Build: The Spriggan

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  • January 27, 2013

    The Spriggan

    "Spriggans are malevolent nature spirits appearing as glowing, green humanoid females made mostly of wood. They can restore themselves to full health easily, and can call various animals to aid them in battle, even normally non-hostile creatures such as foxes and deer. Spriggans also have the ability to summon swarms of insects to attack the player. They are weak to fire. Spriggans can be an unwanted surprise in seemingly peaceful caves, as they blend in with the foliage using an invisibility spell, then attack when the player is passing them. Some even seem to inhabit the trunks of trees, stepping from within them when one comes too close."

    In Skyrim you obviously can't play as a Spriggan. Instead, the objective of this build is to emulate the Spriggan.  Your character is a schizophrenic, obsessed with Spriggans to the point that they believe they are one. This build is a guide to your character’s vain attempts at transforming into Nature’s Guardian. Adorned in the furs of fallen creatures, you stalk Skyrim’s woods as a reclusive warrior of nature. You shall strike down poachers with a righteous fury.

    Major Skills

    Restoration: "They can restore themselves to full health easily..."

    -Restoration will allow your character to cheat death and regain lost health. This is akin to The Spriggan's Regenerative Abilities.

    Conjuration: "can call various animals to aid them in battle"

    -Conjuration will be used to resurrect the corpses of dead animals to aid you in battle. This is akin to The Spriggan's ability to enthrall wildlife.

    Illusion: "...they blend in with the foliage using an invisibility spell"

    - Illusion will allow your character to become invisible. This is akin to The Spriggan's ability to blend into their surroundings.

    Minor Skills


    - Sneak will be used in tandem with Illusion to make sure Invisibility isnt useless.


    -Spriggans have the ability to unleash a swarm of bees that have poisonous properties. The closest thing we can achieve to this is crafting poisons via alchemy.

    Light Armor:

    -Your character will need lighter armor to remain hidden within the shadows of the forest.

    Possible Races

    Race: Bosmer-

    • Resist Poison 50% (Spriggans are resistant to Poison)  Resist Disease 50%

    • Make an animal an ally
      for 60 seconds, once per day

    • +10 Archery
    • +5 Alchemy, Light Armor, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Sneak

    Race: Argonian

    • Resist Disease 50%  Water-breathing
    • Histskin
    • +10 Lockpicking
    • + Restoration, Alteration, Sneak, Pickpocket, Sneak


    The Apprentice Stone-Those under the sign of The Apprentice recover Magicka faster, but are more susceptible to Magicka damage

    Almost all of your attacks will be magic based, so recovering magicka is very important. Spriggans themselves are very weak to Fire based magic, so even the negative effects of this stone can be justified.


    • Animal Allegiance- A Shout for help from the beasts of the wild, who come to fight in your defense.

    • Bend Will-our voice bends the very stones to your will. As it gains power, animals, people, and even dragons must do your bidding.

    • Kyne's Peace-The Voice soothes wild beasts, who lose their desire to fight or flee.


     This is the only specific armor to aim for. It offers 50% Poison resistance, which in tandem with a Wood Elf would reduce poison damage to zero. This is similar to a Spriggan, which has 100% poison resistance.

  • Member
    January 27, 2013

    I gotta say, I am liking this build a lot. Cool approach and true to the Spriggan style of combat. I think the Bosmer would be the best race choice here, as the racial is perfect for wildlife. +1 from me, nice presentation!

  • January 27, 2013

    my friend made a class that was a ranger type that saw itself as the true protector of the forests so he banished all spriggans he came across. I feel the same way about this build because spriggans are a bitch in all the word's entirety. Ha just I can't banish a want to be spriggan only laugh. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • January 27, 2013

  • January 31, 2013

    You're right. I think I may elaborate once I find the time and energy to. At the time I wrote this, I was racing against time to publish it. (My Computer has a knack for freezing)

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • February 5, 2013
    Well said, Jonathan. I'm sure Cicero is already improving his style thanks to this insightful comment...
  • Member
    February 6, 2013

    I recall for PC players there is a spriggan armor mod out there...  would be a nice addition to this build. :)

  • February 6, 2013

    Thanks for informing me! It would be a great addition.

  • February 6, 2013

    Very good image.

  • Member
    February 14, 2013

    What is the name of the armor in that picture? This build is unique and interesting. I like it. +1