So after creating a sorcerer, in a robe with a staff, I recalled that my first character in beta was a Nightblade using a healing staff that I tried to make into a Druid.
In line with making probably non endgame viable, fun experimental characters, I’ve decided to kick off some ramblings into non traditional builds.
As I started with a sorcerer I thought I would continue and make a few alternative builds and see how they play.
First up is the Stormguard.
This combines sorcerer class with heavy plate wielding tank.
Weapon wise I went with a hammer for the knock down of a heavy blow and shield. The one handed melee and shield line being the tanking skill line for the game.
At level 7 my current attribute points are as follows, with a general 2/1 in health v Stamina and a little into magic. If I feel that I am suffering for combat stamina or magic to get a good rotation in a fight i’ll throw some more points their way.
Key skills for this build from the sorcerer line are the Storm Calling skills.
The Magus Fury is good for pulling mobs without having to swap to a bow or anything crazy.
The main focus so far has been on Thundering Presence which is the first morphed ability in the Thundering skill line. Not only does this grant a nice boost to amour and Spell Resistances it is a great way to keep groups of mobs focused on you and do a nice touch of damage.
The majority of points have then been put into One Hand and Shield. Here I plan to get all the skills unlocked including passives. This should give all the tanking bonuses. (Note that I did not tool tip these abilities but they all include a Taunt effect.)
And finally points into Heavy Armour and eventually the Fighters Guild skill line when I unlock it.
So far the build has felt rock solid. I can take down a number of foes with only range magic giving me a real issue atm. The shield counters and defensive abilities turn the sorcerer into a solid tank. I am yet to get into dungeon levels that will be the real test of the build.
But it looks cool in combat so far!
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Shields up, lightning is a go!
So Stormguard built its time to move on to working out the Arcane Archer – the most broken class in Skyrim.