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Character Build: The Agent

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  • October 21, 2012

    Definite +1 from me. Great job. I like the build a lot; unarmored with a good reason, a neat backstory, and one of the few builds with a level of expert-feeling that's actually sensible for starting at level 1. Would be hilarious to do Dark Brotherhood with this character XDXDXD. Anyway, once again, great job. I may play this once I finish my playthrough with the Alik'r. I've never liked clothing builds, but I can learn to deal with it for a good experience in other areas.

  • October 21, 2012

    Excellent RP, original playstyle, fight style viable, though very difficult. I bet this character will remain vulnerable to archers and to groups of mid level melee fighters during the whole playthrough - so much better - the combat will never become boring. I have played a unarmoured character, my Spellblocker, and I know the "____flesh" spells are not as effective as a solid armor - they have a limited armor class, around 200 with the right perks, and they often need to be refreshed in the midlle of the fight, so you can never relax and fell overpowering with them. This build has my like.

  • October 21, 2012

    Thanks.  It would be an interesting DB character; of course you would have to change the backstory - maybe an 'enemy' agent of some sort.   I would be careful about changing the build's skill set, such as adding stealth, because this would change the flavor of the build, and may cause you to level too quickly.  The agent is ultimately a skilled swordsman. 

    I like clothing builds for melee characters; I am just able to dodge attacks better than if I was wearing armor.  When I'm careful, I rarely get hit and therefore I have no need for restoration or alchemy as a primary skill.  Once you get the feel for it, you may not go back to armor.

  • October 21, 2012

    No, no, my Dark Brotherhood comment was a joke; Agent of the Empire? Kill Emperor? I see nothing wrong here <.< >.> Heh... Stormcloaks anyone? XD

    I can see the practicality of unarmored builds, and indeed I have a few "unarmored" builds; but armor can be fun, if maybe less effective than clothing. My main thing is that my unarmored builds are usually robed... Though I once again do see why people like clothes.

  • October 21, 2012

    Thanks, and aye, combat was never boring.  Against archers I would close quickly, making use of cover and serpentine movement.  My biggest problem was fighting multiple opponents; dragon shouts (e.g. unrelenting force, slow time) proved very useful in this case.  I did try to avoid prolonged fights for fear of my armor going down, but it was a rare occurence, and I would quickly renew it - I just had to pay attention.

  • October 21, 2012
    Wow! This went from 8-30 likes in about 20 minutes! Well this build deserves them
  • October 22, 2012

    Great build, and after reading this I think I may have the motivation to finally play through the civil war quest line. The Agent will add some personality it, love it!

  • April 29, 2013

    I've updated this build with an equipment section as well as several minor changes.  This build could still use some more polishing, but I think the changes I've made are significant and enhance play.  (And a special thanks to Ponty's Fun Facts for some ideas). 

  • April 29, 2013

    I like the Mock Charge special move.  Feigning to draw an attack is exactly the kind of ploy I expect from a character like an agent.  +1, and not just for that, but I thought it deserved an Honorable mention.

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    December 7, 2016

    All images have been restored for this build. While I try my best to keep the formatting as close to the original as possible, there are some unavoidable differences as a result of differing platforms... for this I apologize.

    Also, please feel free to remove the 'Restored' banner at the end of the build--I put it there as a courtesy to let the reader know that the build has been worked on by somebody other than its original creator without his or her knowlege.