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Character Build: Shadow And Flame

Tags: #Character Build Juggernaut  #Character Build Warrior  #Character Build Battlemage  #Race:Dunmer 
  • May 22, 2018

    After some discussion with Dragonborn1921, I decided to post a build here, but it will be slighlty different in how it is delivered to you. It is a video build, and the video itself should explain everything you need to know. Hopefully it's fine for all of you that I deviate from the standard format. If it's not ok, let me know and I will work on it. Anyway...


    I give you...




    Watch it now!



    Magicka:2 / Health:3 / Stamina:1


    Standing Stone:

    Atronach - We all know why it's good. Here it is just a must, because this character has very few item slots left for magic resistance or magicka increasing enchantments. So the Stone offsets this issue.


    Perks (for a finished build):

    Heavy Armor

    • Juggernaut 5/5
    • Fists of Steel
    • Cushioned
    • Conditioning
    • Well Fitted


    • Barbarian 5/5
    • Champion's Stance
    • Great Critical Charge
    • Devastating Blow
    • Sweep (!) - very useful with your Ebony Blade


    • Novie to Expert
    • Dual Casting
    • Hypnotic Gaze
    • Aspect of Terror (!) - fire/fear combo FTW
    • Animage
    • Kindred Mage
    • Quiet Casting (optional, but highly recommended)


    • Novice to Adept
    • Dual Casting
    • Augmented Flames 2/2
    • Intense Flames


    • Stealth 3/5
    • Muffled Movement
    • Light Foot
    • Silent Roll
    • Silence


    • Alchemist 3/5
    • Physician
    • Benefactor
    • Poisoner
    • Concentrated Poison


    • Steel Smithing
    • Arcane Blacksmith
    • Dwarven/Orcish/Ebony Smithing

    (Yeah, I know. Two crafting skills. But it's for versitality more than for sheer power, I promise)


    Key items:

    • Ebony Blade
    • Ebony Mail
    • Ahzidal (mask)
    • Ahzidal's Ring of Arcana


    Have fun. I will leave you with a quote from one of my subscribers, concerning this build:

    "Illusion makes fire more effective (and fire is the best choice because very few enemies are immune + it's the cheapest kind of destruction magic) and the dragon priest mask you use makes fire more effective. The mask is heavy armor, so the rest of the armor will be heavy armor too. In order to make it more sneaky, we want Boethia's mail. Boethia's mail provides a damage over time to nearby enemies, so get Sweep to be consistent with the theme and use fire cloak (it also stops the mail from making you go all black and oozy looking, which ruins the aestehtic for many builds). Its a build that invests in all stats, so an effect that heals without draining magica is a necessity, thus Ebony Blade time. Ignite is the best choice of fire spell because it's cheap but does ridiculous damage (cus stacking). Dunmer is the best choice because you can basically max Fire Resistance and its consistent with the fire theme. "

  • May 22, 2018

    Aaand the video doesn't work. Great start.



    So, for now, there is a link above the title picture that will direct you to the video. It should open in a new tab, so you could jump back to the written info here in case you want to double check/remind yourself of anything.


    EDIT 2:

    Oh, now, you can also just click on the picture to watch the build. You learn something new every minute.

  • May 22, 2018

    Hey Beli, would you mind if I took a look at everything and see if I can embed the video properly?

    Anyway, it's looking good, I like the amount of detail you still put into the build, especially the quote at the end, I think that's a really nice idea to tie in to the build, I remember it used to be a thing that people did here, but it's a really nice touch :D

  • May 23, 2018

    Dragonborn2021 said:

    Hey Beli, would you mind if I took a look at everything and see if I can embed the video properly?

    Oh, please do, it would be great if you could do something about it :)

  • May 23, 2018

    There we go Belisaurus :D 

  • May 23, 2018

    Thank you, Dragonborn.

  • Member
    May 29, 2018
    Sick build I myself love the ebony blade. But that’s beside the point the video is sweet and would actually love to see more people doing them even if it is only for a specific part. But on the written build i realise it isn’t the main focus but a few nice pics could go a long way. Again enjoyed the build hope to see you doing future ones :D
  • Member
    June 1, 2018

    Your video is very impressive, Beli! Very cool.