Thin sheets of light squeezed through the arrow-slits far above, falling through the darkness before splashing across a haphazard workspace. A scattering of arcane supplies littered the wooden workstation, ranging from fire salts to soul gems. In the pre-dawn light, an Imperial woman in simple attire - stained with all manner of oils, reagents, pigments, and flux - toiled among the disorderly workstation, maniacally working towards some obfuscated goal.
The Cacophonous sound of shattering glass filled the chamber as an alembic - set to distil an admixture of minced garlic and pulverized jazbay grapes - erupted, scattering a fine paste across the chamber’s entirety. Cursing her own obliviousness, the Imperial woman paid no mind to the mess, scraping shards of glass off the diagram before her, continuing her work. Grabbing an empty soul gem, she placed the crystal in a focusing instrument, tuning the brass mechanism with meticulous, minute adjustments.
Hello once again, Everyone! Finally, I have returned with another build after a year-long break. For a brief background on this character, the Tinker was born from my desire to introduce an element unlike anything I’ve seen before in a build; with the help of a handy twenty sided die, no longer shall you need to ponder on how to best approach a combat scenario - let fate decide! Using their unpredictable Bag of Holding, the Tinker produces a random arsenal for each combat scenario! I wished to pronounce this element above all other aspects of the build, forgoing a long-winded backstory and an extensive roleplaying guide in favor of raw, candid gameplay. In fact, I sought to challenge myself further; I wished to fit the entirety of the build onto a single, one sided page of standard letter paper. Needless to say, I am pleased with how the Tinker evolved, and utterly delighted by the final iteration. Without further ado, I present the Tinker, my first ever 1-page Mini-Build!
A high-quality PDF of the Build Sheet - Erinoth Tinker Build
And a fun, interactive one - Interactive PDF
You may note that I list no details for potion combinations, specific artifacts, or apparel. The reason is quite quaint, actually. Such decisions are left entirely up to the player! That is the unspoken beauty of these concise builds; they provide greater freedom for the player to take the character and make it their own - greater freedom to carve out their own story in the tumultuous lands of Skyrim.
With all said and done, I do hope each of you thoroughly enjoy this outlandish concept. I loved building this character, and the self-imposed challenge was a breath of fresh air in a world saturated with potent, infallible builds. I would like to give a quick thanks to Kendrix, who gave some insights whilst I was playtesting, and Lee, who’s eagerness to see this build come to fruition drove me to actually get it out there!
As a final note before I leave you all once again, do not be afraid to voice your opinions and thoughts; as always, I welcome and encourage all constructive criticism, especially with such a bizarre format.
May Zenithar’s hand guide you towards your next masterwork!