Hey guys, we're back once again with another Character Build Showcase! This week's featured build is The Arcane Assassin by Ponty. As always I'd like to start out with an excerpt from the author themselves to give you an idea of what this build is all about.
After the Oblivion Crisis, many mages throughout Tamriel sought out ways to better harness the powers of Oblivion for good. They re-created an ancient Snow Elf combat style, seamlessly blending use of spells, Bound weapons, and protective spells which is still seen in the Falmer today. This overarching combat style was applied to create 3 new classes of fighter - the Arcane Bladesman, wielding a bound sword and specializing in destructive spells, the Arcane Assassin, using a bound dagger and specializing in Illusion magic, and the Arcane Marksman, using a bound bow with unrivaled skill.
The Arcane Assassin is a deadly and unpredictable adversary. Her wide arsenal of spells allows her to effectively eliminate targets in the open just as easily as she can from the shadows. Of course, as an assassin archetype the Arcane Assassin is at her best when striking down targets unseen and unheard, and each school of magick she has mastered augments her ability to do just that. Through Illusion she can vanish at will or set her enemies against each other. Alteration allows the assassin to sense the presence of her enemies in total darkness and even beyond walls. Finally, Destruction magic enables her to lay deadly explosive traps or lay waste to her foes with a volley of arcane fire.
Ponty's cleverly incorporates many schools of magic to create arguably one of the most versatile and powerful assassin builds the community has to offer. But perhaps the most attractive feature of this build is that you, the player, can enjoy this build without ever having to craft a thing ever.
And with that we shall wrap up this showcase. As always, I encourage you to give this build a try and don’t forget to leave a like and/or comment on the build if you enjoy it.
Keep building friends! Because you never know which build we'll feature next, and it might just be yours!