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Skyrim Character Building Archives

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  • August 28, 2017

    Welcome to The Skyrim Character Building Archives! On this page all of the group's character builds can be navigated to quickly through our tag network. Builds found here are specified by archetype and playstyle by their original author so you can refine your search and find the perfect Skyrim character for you.

    How to link your build to the Archive?

    To display your own builds in the archive you simply need to place archive tags on your character build. You should carefully select the tags that best describe your characters most prominent characteristics to help people locate your build better. Note that the “#” will automatically be applied to all tags, do not add it yourself otherwise your tag will not link to the archives.

    All builds can have 3 Playstyle tags, 1 Race tag, 1 SE Rank tag, and the Mods tag

    Playstyle Tags: A build can have up to three playstyle tags.

    All playstyle tags require "Character Build" at the beginning of them. For example, Character Build Thief is how you'd format the thief playstyle tag on your build.

    Warrior Aligned Tags

    Archer - Users of bows and crossbows
    Juggernaut - Tough characters that use heavy armor and/or blocking
    Knight - Honorable warriors skilled in close combat
    Barbarian - Brutish fighters that use light armor and two handed weapons
    Monk - Combatants that prefer to fight with their hands as well as bows
    Warrior - Fighters that rely primarily on combat skills
    Blacksmith - Characters that create and/or temper their equipment
    Dual-Wield - Characters that use a weapon in each hand
    Crusader - Holy warriors devoted to eradicating evil

    Mage Aligned Tags

    Necromancer - Magic users skilled at raising the dead
    Elementalist - Mages that wield the power of the elements through Destruction magic
    Healer - Characters skilled in healing themselves or their allies
    Sorcerer - Mages that utilize heavy armor to protect themselves
    Mage - Magic users skilled in the arcane arts
    Witchhunter - Skilled archers who make use of spells
    Spellsword - Combatants capable of wielding both weapons and magic
    Illusionist - Mages skilled in the arts of Illusion magic
    Summoner - Mages that utilize Conjuration magic to bring forth otherworldly allies
    Enchanter - Characters that imbue their equipment with magical effects
    Battlemage - Mages that can also use weapons to destroy their foes
    Nightblade - Rogues and assassins that use magic to enhance their abilities

    Thief Aligned Tags

    Pilgrim - Mobile warriors, travelers and hagglers
    Rogue - Characters that make use of stealth, skill and wit to win battles
    Scout - Stealthy archers skilled in both alchemy and close combat
    Assassin - Characters that prefer to eliminate foes from the shadows
    Thief - Scoundrels that prefer to steal from people rather than kill them
    Acrobat - Agile fighters who use speed and agility to their advantage
    Alchemist - Characters skilled in making potions and poisons
    Bard - Jacks of all trades, these characters use weapons, magic and skill
    Agent - Spies and assassins, making use of spells and stealth

    Miscellaneous Tags

    Bound Weapons - Characters who make use of conjured weaponry
    No Crafting - Characters who do not use any crafting skills
    Mage Armor - Characters who rely primarily on flesh spells for defense
    Unarmored - Characters with little to no armor rating
    Unarmed - Characters who fight with their fists or claws
    Shouts - Characters who make heavy use of shouts
    Supporter - Characters who buff their allies instead of fighting themselves.
    Werewolf - Characters who use their werewolf form extensively
    Vampire - Characters who utilize vampirism
    Hero - Characters devoted to good and justice
    Villain - Characters devoted to evil
    Mods - Characters that rely heavily on game modifications

    Race Tags:

    (A build can have one race tag.)

    For race, all you need to put in for the tag is Race:(Name of Race). For example, Race:Argonian is the race tag for Argonians.

    SE Rank Tags: All builds can have one SE Rank tag.

    The SE (Special Edition) rank is a new system of ranking tags that replaces the classic ranking system. The rank you can use is based on the number of likes your build has. Below is a list of the ranks and the likes each rank requires.

    When creating the rank tag for your build write it exactly as it follows: SE Rank:Novice substituting "Novice" with "Apprentice", "Adept", and so on as your build rises through the ranks.

    Modern Masters Tournaments:

    Modern Masters are tournaments that showcase recent character builds that have been added to the Vault.  It's an annual best of the best tournament that features the past year's builds and awards badges, tags, and recognition to those builds that stand out from the crowd.  Below are links to the winning builds from past tournaments.

    Other Tags

    Unlike Events, Character Building Contests are quite different in that are clear winners chosen. A list of past contests can be found here, along with tags for each contest. You can also search for previous contest winners (Contest Gold for first place, Contest Silver for second place, Contest Bronze for third place). 

    The classic rank and event rank tags are not actively used anymore. However they have been maintained and can be found on the old archive page. New builders are encouraged to use the new SE Rank tags, and may even apply these tags to their older builds but can only count the likes the build currently displays on this site to determine rank.