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WiP Character Build: The Clever Teacher (on hold)

Tags: #Mage  #Archer  #nord  #Modded build  #Alchemist  #Duvain  #Strong as F..k Bound Bow 
  • Member
    October 1, 2018

    Tsun: "Well met, mage of Skyrim. The Nords may have forgotten their forefathers' respect for the Clever Craft, but your comrades throng this hall. Here in Shor's house we honor it still."



    Greetings, Adventurers. After 9 to 10 months of not playing Skyrim I wanted to get some of the Skyrim rpg experience again and decided to jump right in!

    At first I made a character with a generic backstory which didn't satisfy me at all and was about to fall ill with the dreaded disease of restartitis. So taking a step back I started searching for some cool lore / roleplay to go with my character. So the concept choise was Nordic lore regarding magic and the once well respected Clevermen and some theoritical premises about souls, life and death and magic. As you might have guessed from the title of the build my character is a.. let's just say "rejuvenated" Cleverman for now and a teacher. :D

    Also this will be a modded build using Ordinator for perks and a few other mods which will be listed in the mods section.

    The cheese here is that I will be using Ordinator perks and the Arcane Weapon spell from the mod Forgotten Magic and the Ordinator perks stack with those of Forgoten magic and voila you have a character summoning bound weapons of mass destruction (insert evil laugh here).


    The Class

    The Clever Teacher is a blend between the Arcane Archer (DnD) and "Dark" Berserker classes. That means the Clever Teacher will be relying heavily in the use of bound weapons imbued with powerful magic (Bow and Great Sword) and when the need arises the summoning of undead will be deployed through Necromancy.


    Character's Profile


    Race: Nord. For roleplay purposes mostly.

    Stone: Atronach. This plus 50 to Magicka is a big help in the beginning especially with the Imperious races mod.

    Alignment: Chaotic Good

    Magicka / Health / Stamina: 1 / 3 / 1 (Not sure about this yet it might change a bit as I play the build).

    Stone: There is some thought going into it, will update soon.

    Major Skills: Archery, Alteration, Alchemy.   Note: Alchemy was supposed to be a Minor Skill but it was moved here because I play a hardcore Skyrim with combat mods, more enemy spawns etc and I also enjoy wandering around in survival mode and doing some flower picking this build if not played in such a survival type dificulty can easily be played without alchemy or just a bit of it as a minor skill)

    Minor Skills: Conjuration, Two-Handed.   Note: The Two-Handed weapon I 'm using is the Great Sword from the Forgotten Magic mod.

    Shouts: Any. I use CC (crowd control) type of shouts mostly like Unrelenting Force, Become Ethereal, Cyclone, Ice Form, Slow Time etc.

    Armor: College Robes, Archmage's Robe. I will be using the Black Mage Armor mod which makes the Archmage's robes more pleasing to the eye, for me at least (I 'm not a big fun of the Archmage's Robes visuals it kinda fits with this character though.. :P).

    Weapons: Bound Weapons

    Companions: More on that later since it will also contain some roleplay info.

    Factions: College of Winterhold (main). Some other secondary factions will be listed at a later update.




    Okay posting this for now so I can start working and adding on it.

    Any feedback is appreciated!

    Thanks for your time!

    Happy adventures!

  • Member
    October 2, 2018

    OK, updated with the Character's Profile for now. Any opinions, sugestions, lore info regarding nord magic traditions, clevermen etc are appreciated, thanks.

  • Member
    October 3, 2018

    Added the Class section and also made some updates on Character profile section and added which standing stone is to be used. I was thinking to use Aurora Standing stones but I felt that this plus 50 to magicka from the vanilla atronach standing stone is much needed for the first levels since I want to use the arcane weapon since the beginning along with flesh spells.

  • Member
    October 5, 2018

    Finaly decided what kind of minor skills I will be using and they will be Two-Handed and Necromancy not raising undead though but summoning. I have also updated the class and character profile sections accordingly. Gotta say the gameplay is pretty badass you can never go wrong with death from afar (bow) or a big sword and an army of undead :D

  • Member
    October 7, 2018

    This will be on hold for now. I 'm having a look into Redguards at the moment. :D

  • October 8, 2018
    Damn, sorry haven't commented yet Duvain, will drop a comment within the hour.
  • October 8, 2018

    Damn mate, going with Arcane Weapon + Ordinator? That'll be insane if I recall even half of what the Forgotten Magic spells could do (kinda wish it was on Xbox...hmm might have to check that). Just giving it a quick glance and I can already see some really fun combinations just with Forgotten Magic + Bow, without even going into the Ordinator Perks. I mean Tanglefoot, Concussive Blow and Swordbreaker is a potent combination, and so much fun.

    Will be very eager to see how this develops, have you considered Summon Deathguard as an additional spell? Bah, you'll have me thinking too much if I run by every thought I might have, it just looks like an interesting starting point Duvain and I'm really interested to see where you go with this Redguard stuff (or the Clever Man approach, I love both).

  • Member
    October 8, 2018

    Hey DB, yeah this combo of mods is amazing Ordinator + Forgotten Magic add to that Imperious Races as well and you have a great thing going on there. If it is available on xbox you should definitely try it. Also yep I am thinking of using the deathguard I also gave it some thought going the gathering and assembling of undead through ordinator perk not sure as of yet though.

    I tend to take my time with every character I make and this will be the case with this one as well so I thought to make this a multi post kind of build which means a build, a roleplay profile and maybe a lore article. Thing is I found a few things here and there about clevermen and such but I happened to do some random reading on Redguards which are my top two favorite races in regards to their lore with the whole swordsinger thing going on and was inspired to do something with that. On another note I 've only played a Reduguard once and wanted to try my hand at it again especially with the Imperious mod installed (always having stamina out of combat sounds fun well until Frostfall hits you :P).