WIP Character Builds

We understand making a great character build that others actually want to play is difficult. And while some are comfortable working on their build in private and releasing it when complete, others may desperately need a lot of guiddance along the way. Whats where this section comes in.

In this section you may post any half finished rough draft build your working if you're in need of guidance or just want a place for people to evaluate your work as you work on it. Here are some helpful guidelines to remember

-Ensure you include the term "WIP Build" to your title so it can be more readily distinguisable from completed character builds. Example - WIP Build: The Sneak Archer

-For those posting their WIPs here, please be open to constructive criticism. You wouldnt be posting your work here if you thought it was perfect to begin with, so please make an honest effort to take in criticism. 

-For those commenting, dont be an ass. It takes a bit of courage to share ones own creative ideas, so dont ruin it by trying to bring people down. Be mindful of how you critique. Focus on being constructive

-When your build is complete, feel free to move it yourself or let me or an admin know and we'll move it over to where the completed builds reside. 

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WIP Build: Dunmer Rune Assassin

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Race: Dunmer

Main Skills:

Sneak: the left hand side of the tree, no need for assassins blade or any of that.

Illusion: All expect Master

Destruction: Novice to Adept.

Enchant: the middle branch (optional)

Skill spread: 2/1/1


Your a Dark elf using runes for assassination, fire is your main but shock will do in a pinch. In destruction tree you want up to rune master and augment flames (2/2). 

Illusion is for your harmony spell and invisibility so get the perks to expert and to master of the mind to control people but dragons.

As for sneak, it will be needed as you dont want to get caught setting off runes. If a rune is set off but your not seen setting it, a guard wont arrest you.

Now as for the armor, you could go Shrouded armor/Ancient shrouded armor for the sneak bonus or go with the shrouded outfit for the destruction spell reduction cost.

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  • Great idea! Never really saw someone putting runes as the main focus of a build. Like a prankster. And using Illusion. Almost a Loki build. Maybe when writing gameplay, you can set up a ambush point with runes and traps and then bait enemies back into the runes.

  • Use this place to select the perks you're going to use for the build and link what you come up with when finished. https://skyrimcalculator.com/plan

    It'll give us a better idea of where you're going with the build. But from what I can tell you're missing a few things necessary to make a build specializing in runes effective. 

    I feel like the early life backstory elements are unecessary. Id be fine with Dunmer Assassin who specializes in arcane traps to eliminate targets. We don't really need to know about his early life experimenting with runes as it doesnt add much to the build. 

    You may find it helpful to incorporate conjuration into your build. Elemental Atronachs are immune to their respective elements so they are a great way to corrall enemies together and blast them all at once with runes matching your atronachs elements. 

    Consider including alchemy to boost the damage of your runes. You can also use alchemy to create magicka potions, which youre going to need because runes cost quite a bit to cast. 


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