For this section of the playthrough, you are largely establishing your mastery perks, leveling up enchanting and building your baseline for stealth play, some swordmanship and your “shade” magic. Will she succumb to the same weaknesses that once led her astray, or will she find a new resolve and achieve true freedom? takes a while to level, but master spells are incredibly powerful, especially lightning storm. Magic is good, but it "costs" more than an arrow. (, Finally, in her travels through Morthal she learns of and dispatches the spirit of a fallen assassin, which grants her access to a hidden home (. She. Take a look at the CB Archives to get a general idea on what tags to use. I viewed the enchanting process as a fairly sacred, ritualistic process, central to her development as a more thoughtful, disciplined person. This is an absolutely amazing and well thought out build. During the early playthrough, I just grabbed the perks to improve armor rating, leaving the more interesting combat-related perks for later. Or maybe the dragon turned itself into a goat in order to avoid notice? Roleplaying as a psychopathic chef is surprisingly fun in Skyrim. For the stat buffs, you’ll probably want to choose an Altmer or a Breton for this build. She is an Elder Scrolls Online character; be forewarned of moderate spoilers ahead if you have not played that fantastic game and specifically its Dark Brotherhood DLC. This was one of my complaints about the game, that dragon combat is sometimes too easy. Weave these shade abilities into your gameplay; In Skyrim you can “hold” an invisibility spell, pop a door to a new zone, and then quickly release the spell before the loading screen—thus appearing invisible on the other side. Dark Shades: Stealth + Various “shade” spells and abilities (Summon Lucien, Nemesis, Pale Shadow, Evil Twin, Seidstone). When it hits any nearby undead, it burns them for 300 points of damage over 10 seconds. She must regain mastery of her skills. Auri-el is the elves' name for Akatosh; they are essentially the same being. All of these skills are woven into this two-part playthrough. This is a cousin of the beloved Quick Reflexes / Slow Time glitch. During this part of Lyra’s journey she fights like a nightblade, using stealth for positioning and for kills. As promised, here are the mods I used for my gear, and also the mod I use to ensure I can look how I want while still sticking with vanilla armor stats. This build can even be played without fully relying on the sneak aspect—with the Elemental Fury Dragon Shout (at max level, it DOUBLES your weapon attack speed), you’ll have probably killed everything before the 15 second time limit on the shout has passed. Through her relationship with Sorine, Gunmar and especially with Florentius, she came to see what true fellowship really meant. This is a finicky mod, be forewarned! Dude Avis. After this, Lyra knew that the fight against Alduin could not be delayed much longer, and her final preparations began. This playthrough assumes that these gods strike desperate bargains with Lyra, who was once a powerful avatar for both of them. Cast three runes from stealth at your feet, then cast Shadowbond, then break stealth however you wish. This style benefits immensely from later perk choices. These specialized builds are great. I have never had any real problems killing dragons with 1h/shield and heavy armor. To say you knocked this one out of the park would be the understatement of the century. 6. (Of course, this was not necessary from a gameplay perspective—Alduin is sadly a pushover—but it was crucial for the story.) My life was consumed by vengeance and fury, and I was rightfully claimed by the Void, where I existed in darkness, outside of time—until now. There's a bit of lore behind dragons and the dragon priests that served them. The Dragon Aspect shout gives another 20%, and the unofficial patch lets the Morokei mask give another 20% (as it was intended to). Finally, Windswept causes sideways power attacks to fling the enemy backwards by up to six feet. The usual health, magicka, and stamina potions will come in very handy when fighting dragons. It certainly helped to have read builds from you, teccam, mason, Ponty, Elysium and so many others over the last six years. What difficulty did you play this character on? Welcome to The TES Character Build Archives! In Skyrim you can “hold” an invisibility spell, pop a door to a new zone, and then quickly release the spell before the loading screen—thus appearing invisible on the other side. Due to its huge perk trees, Ordinator encourages you to specialize in just a few skills. Onehanded: Cross Cut boosts power attack damage for four seconds after a regular attack. For any agile combat playthru, I would suggest a mod that the hosts tipped me to, Mortal Enemies. Akatosh, Auri-el and Alduin are all intertwined in Elder Scrolls lore. You may choose to avoid this final push; the additional enchanting strength and the last two perks are not necessary. They rarely land in these locales, but you can hide behind stuff. How did I do it? Sithis has freed me from the Void. I played this character build once. To get to Sovngarde, she needed to negotiate a truce to the Civil War. Fight or Flight and Survival Instinct boost stamina regen and speed respectively when you take an unblocked hit. Quiet Before the Storm is equal to vanilla Quiet Casting; note that the first level grants silence for spells, but the second level (not taken here) is needed to silence shouts. Perfect for a dual-wielder that can’t block! Totally opens things up when being attacked, previously it was either "block" or "get hit. You could even do Aetherial Crown to symbolize her dual nature with two stones, but that feels a bit OP with Andromeda. With resistance enchants it would be even easier. Just giving this build a brief skim, it's incredibly detailed with images helping to break up all the text. You can see the look I chose in the screenshots throughout the build. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. He drained his own blood from his body and planned to transfer his power bac… You will build, Obviously, you should enchant your gear to enhance skills and bulk up on defense. You can see the look I chose in the screenshots throughout the build. Wreak havoc across the land of Skyrim in this indestructible build. I do like the dual stone idea. 5. It is unfathomable that it has been a thousand years since Xith-Izkul, since the Order of the Hour...since Knightsgrave. Equipment: Custom-enchanted light armor and dual-wielded swords of choice. The rest of these early perks boost your stealth attack power. A subreddit dedicated to the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. High praise coming from you! Instead, I built Lyra’s style around mixing lefts and rights, normal attacks with power attacks. Skills One-Handed: As you may have noticed from the trailer, he uses a sword, specifically a Steel Sword (that exact weapon). Her connection to Akatosh is growing, as she learns that true virtue in his eyes is far different from simply swearing a false oath in his name. Some say that Alduin is also an aspect of Akatosh, but I think it is more commonly held that he is the son of Akatosh. Arcane Nexus lets you upgrade your enchanting table to make it more powerful, and Miracle lets you perform a one-time-only enchantment at your Arcane Nexus, with three effects that are each boosted by 25% in strength. Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator. It doesn’t work with all armor mods, but it works with the ones mentioned above. Sounds good, thank you all!! In some playthroughs, the quest for gear is central to the character. Descending Light grants strong magicka regen for the first few seconds of every battle (this regen functions even while you are casting). Become the wisest mage in all of Skyrim by mastering all of the schools of magic. Ancient Dragon: Red, black and orange-colored dragons; the most powerful dragon in the base game. You can see the look I chose in the screenshots throughout the build. Lyra can spin the fabric of the Void into shades—apparitions of former Dark Brothers, of nearby corpses, of her enemies. Diversity also fits the character as explained below. Major Quests/Factions: Dark Brotherhood, Dawnguard, Main Quest. Powered by. Press J to jump to the feed. Ring/Necklace: Anything. Although difficult to obtain at early levels, there are several powerful Dragon Priest Masks in Skyrim. Dragons, even high level dragons, are nothing compared to the power of this build. By the end of the DB quest, you’ll be able to use magic a little more freely, using stealth chain lightning and runes for some kills, and deploying your shades for some mayhem. The conference at High Hrothgar turned out to be her final lesson: More than any combat training, her ability to unite rather than divide the factions of Skyrim showed her how much she had changed since returning to Tamriel, and that she was finally ready in spirit and mind as well as body for the battle ahead. They are made primarily from dragon bone, ebony ingots and leather strips. For dragon fights, you can use Marked for Death and rapidly strike the enemy from behind to kill them in seconds. Just dont fight them in conjested towns where they have lots of buildings to perch on. Is she up to fulfilling their tasks? Elysium in particular was an inspiration with storytelling, I’m still not in her league with that yet. My name is Lyra Viria. Teleport Strike: Ghostwalk, A Door, A Victim. Perhaps most notably, her connection to Akatosh manifests in the Warrior’s Flame ability from the restoration tree; augmented by the Restoration perks listed below, this turns her into a walking holy terror in combat. Emphasize health and stamina early on and magicka in late game. On this page all of the sites Elder Scrolls character builds can be navigated to quickly through our ever expanding tag network. With any melee, it will take a bit before you can even hit the damn thing. Hopefully, ESO players will enjoy the names I’ve used for these. I use Adobe CS at work but was limited to using Keynote and Preview on my Apple laptop. You merely need to be present and this "move" will occur on its own. “Major” Skills: Onehanded, Sneak, Enchanting. Race: Whichever you want, doesn't really matter in the long run. Have your follower tank and just stay bank and let loose a few arrows. The rest of the guests are none the wiser. This is better than what some guys who’ve been at this for months or years can produce. With magic you have to worry about your magika and spells (You probably shouldn't use frost spells on a frost dragon). Along the way, she found a true home with the Dawnguard. Through all of these adventures, she came to see she was on more than a personal journey, and began to truly feel responsible for the people of Skyrim and of Tamriel. With light armor and no blocking, I needed to stay in stealth most of the time until middle of the game or later and there were definitely places I couldn't handle during the DB quest (for example Volunruud). She seeks redemption but also freedom and independence from Sithis, Akatosh and the shackles of any Tamrielic religion. Obviously, you should enchant your gear to enhance skills and bulk up on defense. Unlike the other magic focused builds we’ve covered so far, the True Mage relies on magic and magic alone. Sometimes Skyrim still surprises us even after all these years. In some playthroughs, the quest for gear is central to the character. I came up with what I thought was a great dark warrior aesthetic, using mods listed at the end of the build. In total, Survival Instinct and Tempting Fate can bump your combat speed by 30%. Great question, here is the how to.Tools Used:• Rotary Cutter - Pair t… (You'll need to spam healing on a fire trap to reach that last one.). They are both fantastic ways to deepen your experience in the Elder Scrolls Universe. I’m sure someone in the art request thread can help with the background issue. Early on she will focus on stealth play, and later on will fully develop her open-field combat prowess. I pulled out all the stops here—Daedric quests, the Mage’s Guild quest line, eradicating Alduin's dragon priests, the toughest quests I could find—to push through to level 50 and master Lyra’s skills for the fight with Alduin. (Pale Shadows have 1 HP, but are still useful to shed aggro.) More magicka and enchanting cost reduction allow you to use these shades much more freely in the late game. The Remastered version of the Dragon Priest Build so that you can enjoy it in Skyrim Special Edition glory! One of the most challenging build types in Skyrim is the True Mage. This provided boosts to fire resistance, magicka, destruction, sneak and swordplay in my game, and helped with Lyra's need to frequently block with her face. Any non-Vanilla spell mentioned comes from Enai’s Apocalypse spell pack. Light Armor: Initiative grants you strong stamina regen in the opening seconds of any fight. We have started a campaign on Patreon to help fund our upcoming gaming website. Yes, she fulfilled her bargain with Sithis and earned her release from the Void, but she witnessed the tragedy of extreme zealotry—Cicero’s insanity—and she saw how Astrid’s lack of faith left a hole in her soul as vast and empty as the Void itself. Using his power, he managed to build up an army of enthralled disciples. Lyra combines the stealth of Sithis with the power of Akatosh with this attack. However, I wanted to show that a diverse build—in this case using seven skills—can be not only viable in Ordinator but very powerful, as long as you plan ahead and choose perks wisely. Like most builds, it can be altered for your own reasons. For 30 of those years, I was an assassin; a dark supplicant; a holy warrior; an instrument of death. I performed my miracle enchantment as a final ritual in preparation for Skuldafn and Sovngarde (I added a destruction enchantment to my necklace). Any number of invisible helm mods will do here, as will any mod that adds light armor circlets to the game. I dont even have any resistances. Have fun! You’ve got ten seconds—make them count! Lyra's regular attack boosts subsequent power attack damage (Cross Cut), her forward power attack sets the enemy bleeding (Falling Sword), her sideways power attack knocks the enemy back (Windswept), and if they are not already dead, their low health and bleed state will cause her next attacks to do massive damage (Falling Sword). Do you use the Andromeda Standing Stones mod made by the author of the perk and magic mod you're using? Their feet are tipped with three sharp talons and one vestigial digit known as a dewclaw, a characteristic that can be seen in their written language. I mean, it depends on how many bugs/exploits you want to use, and what you call a bug/exploit. I am pleased to present The Black Dragon: my first character build and my contribution to the Tales of Tamriel event. No other build in Skyrim is as versatile and deadly as an Illusion Assassin. Dragons have long, slender extremities covered in scales, and large, thin, leathery wings. While the dragon is flying around it will use its breath weapon. One-Handed: Most of these early perks are equivalent to vanilla, granting bonus damage, reducing cost and boosting power attacks, and unlocking decap animations. By using this mod and the disenchanting device in the house mod listed in the build, I could establish a great look in the early game and keep it throughout the playthrough. As noted above. Playing on master now. You can do that with Ghostwalk also, with an excellent outcome: When you break stealth inside the room you just entered (for example, with a sneak attack), you will immediately be ported back outside the door. This is what separates her from standard assassins or illusionists. Using this, you can creep up to a dinner table from another room, gank one of the guests, and poof!—you port back to your hiding spot. Okay so the biggest vote so far is a type of archer. Lyra comes into her full potential as she fights for Akatosh, first to cleanse the blight of the vampires and their plan to blot out the sun, and then to stop Alduin from devouring the universe and ending time itself. By dodging a power attack while activating Slow Time, you will be 30% faster while everyone else slows down. Usually not. (Please see the end of the build for modding tips on looking how you want in Skyrim, while retaining vanilla armor stats.) In the aftermath, I imagined Lyra in a quiet retirement. Swords: Katanas from Katana Crafting. Akatosh, Auri-el and Alduin are all intertwined in Elder Scrolls lore. Combined with Demolition Job, few enemies can survive this. I had the easiest time with a sneaky archer. The Family has nearly disappeared from Tamriel; the single sanctuary that’s left is but a shadow of the Dark Brotherhood I once knew and served. As Lyra progresses toward her eventual destiny, she comes fully into her own as a well-rounded fighter. Imposing Presence is useless for us, but grants access to Nemesis; Nemesis allows you to activate an enemy in battle and summon a doppleganger of that enemy, whose power scales to your illusion skill. This was a perfect aesthetic for the playthrough, but its most important feature was its “disenchanter” device. This device let Lyra keep her armor throughout the playthrough, and upgrade its enchantments as her skill develops. Lyra begins her work with the Dark Brotherhood with some foreknowledge of The Family's current state, of Astrid’s corruption of the tenets and of her own pending anointment as Listener. As part of this process, she also sought to master enchanting (I accomplished this through traditional grinding, as well as stealing everything in sight to pay for enchanting training, with Sergius and later with Hamal at the Dibellan temple). This mod fixes it so you can dodge enemies. That's fair. You need to be a member of THE SKY FORGE to add comments! But when that is not the case, I prefer to just look good from the start. I hope you enjoyed the build and that you consider it for a future playthrough. The best heavy armor that can definitely compliment your juggernaut ways would be the Daedric armor as it is the highest rated base game armor. ...but you don't need to read all of that stuff if you don't want to. Using Dark Shades in huge fights is undoubtedly hilarious, but not recommended for potato computers. I didn't know about that mod during my playthru and it will never leave my load order again. Dragonbone weapons can be crafted at a forge with a Smithing skill of 100 and the dragon armor perk. She liked her friends in the Thieves and Mages guilds well enough, but found the thieves too shallow and the mages too arrogant. The mod doesn’t work with weapons, so I just stuck to the same honor system. Skyrim: Ranking the Dragon Priest Masks from Worst to Best. When in open combat, I used each of my swords independently, as noted above. Their histories were both filled with betrayals, but by joining forces and trusting each other they achieved the impossible and struck down Vyrthur and then Harkon, once and for all. No racial abilities are important for this build’s gameplay—in vanilla or with the Imperious mod. I had Lyra embark on the Dawnguard and Main quest lines as a service to Akatosh, in exchange for regaining her immortal soul from the Void. She carried out these quests in parallel, and her progress on both fronts led her inevitably to the Elder Scrolls needed to unlock eventual victory. Mods greatly extend the possibilities for both gameplay and roleplay in Skyrim. TL;DR you can't really dodge attacks from Skyrim NPCs, they are way too accurate. Combined with. (Destruction in general is a secondary combat aspect; later it will be used primarily when range is necessary, such as in dragon combat.). 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