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Contest Build: The Nomad Fox

Tags: #Character Build Archer  #Character Build Rogue  #Character Build Unarmed  #Race:Khajiit  #Rank:Recognized  #Contest5  #Mortiferous 
  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Since the lore behind the Lilmothiit is incredibly vague, I had to improvise a lot with this one. I wanted my Lilmothiit to be one that is out in the wild quite often, a hunter, a gatherer, someone that isn't often found in cities, I think I met that target quite well.

    My family is of a dying race, very few of us escaped the Knahaten Flu of the second era, it is a miracle we are alive today. We have lived in burrows deep in the soil of Cyrodiil for many generations now, but I have dreamt of the outside world, I wish to see the towering mountains and the luscious plains, I want to feel the warm sun on my fur as I trek over the tundra... I left in the dead of night and fled over the soft grass towards somewhere, anywhere.

    I soon found myself captured by men, I have never seen them before... Judging by the names they called me, I assume that they are not friendly with out cousins, the Khajiit...

    As I mentioned above, I wanted my Lilmothiit to be an outdoors oriented character, as such he will rarely enter cities, except for a few occasions. I imagined the Lilmothiit being more intelligent than their Khajiit cousins, since the fox is often associated with being "sly" or "intelligent".

    Race: Khajiit Lilmothiit (I recommend using mods to make the face of your character longer and fur colour a richer orange.)

    Stone: The Shadow Stone

    Stats: 2/3/1

    Skills: Archery, Illusion, Sneak, Enchanting, Alteration

    Powers: Night Eye, Voice of the Sky

    Equipment: Roughspun Tunic, Gloves, Footwraps, Custom Ring and Custom Necklace, Hunting Bow

    Quests: College of Winterhold (Until Hitting the Books), J'zargo's Flame Cloak, Retrieve Kharjo's Moon Amulet.

    Spells: Paralyze, Oak-Ebonyflesh, Muffle

    All of this equipment is available pretty much straight out of Helgen, as it is all very basic gear, your enchantments will allow your bow to do formidable damage on higher levels when combined with sneaking bonuses.

    Archery: Your main offensive skill, it will be used when you are in hiding to take down as many enemies as possible from a distance, even though you are using a hunters bow, the Frost Damage, 5/5 Marksman, your enchantments and the x3 multiplier from sneaking will be enough to deal with most enemies.

    Alteration: This skill will be used to paralyze your foes as well as shroud you in Mage Armor, since you are going to be wearing plain old clothes (or rags, rather).

    Illusion: Used entirely to benefit your sneaking ability with Muffle.

    Sneak: Used to hide from your foes to gain bonuses to damage with your bow.

    Enchanting: Used to imbue your gear with powerful effects.

    Level 25

    Level 50

    You will want to approach all possible combat situations by sneaking with your bow, this will generate advantage for you and nothing but dead bodies and confusion for your foes.

    When the time comes for you to enter combat and abandon your sniping techniques, your bare claws are your weapons! The bonus damage from your claws and your enchantments in quick succession will be useful against weaker enemies, such as bandits.

    When your defeat seems certain, there is no shame in using the Shadow Stone to slip away from combat until your health regenerates, Muffle in succession with Invisibility will make you almost undetectable.

    Picking up Poisons that you find lying around is helpful when you are sneaking with your bow, so I made sure to pick up as many as possible.

    Although Unarmed combat can be weak in most situations unless it is fully exploited, if you combine it with Paralyze, you gain the privilege of your opponents being completely vulnerable to attack with your claws.

    The Nomad Fox is a wanderer, as such you will rarely go inside holds or talk to citizens when you do. A key thing to remember is that he is here to explore, he will not undertake many quests other than the College of Winterhold, but he will never fail to help one of his Khajiit cousins if they are in need.

    The Nomad Fox will not sell any of his findings to any merchant except for the travelling Khajiit Caravans.

    The Nomad Fox is also a hunter, with Voice of the Sky your prey will not attack or run away, allowing you to farm their pelts freely and sell them to the Khajiit. Be sure to hunt regularly, as well as make the pilgrimage to High Hrothgar.

    Since you are exploring, it is wise to enter random caves or ruins along the way, there's no telling what you'll find and you aren't in any hurry to be anywhere, this generates a satisfying sense of freedom with your travelling.

    Hunterborn: Excellent to fulfill the Hunter status of this character, it adds farming pelts, food and ingredients from dead animals.

    Campfire: Integrates perfectly with Hunterborn, allowing you to build a campfire to rest your feet (Or paws) at during the night.

    Realistic Needs and Diseases: This will cause you to seek food and water constantly, you should never run out of things to do and you will be able to experience the world of Skyrim like a true Nomad.

    (If you're really hardcore, use Frostfall, but due to this build's gear, I don't really recommend it.)


    Please leave your comments and criticisms in the comments below, I hope you have enjoyed my contest below, feel free to tell me what you think.

    All credit for the Perk/Equipment Spreads goes to Relycs, credit for the art itself goes to its original owners.


  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    This is pretty awesome. The only thing is your level 50 perkspread is a tad hard to read, but great job Morti

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Cheers, Manik.

    The Perkspread is hard to read, I know, I chose an image that was too fiery for my own good 

  • May 25, 2016

    More builds, yay!!

    But yes, spread is a bit hard to read. Interesting use of the lore. I've heard of this race. Do you have any in-game shots of your build? Just curious. 

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Gimme a second! 

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Lissette we have shown you ours. When are you going to show us yours?

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    That's what he said... 

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    I had some trouble making the face right with mods, so the snout isn;t as big as I would've liked.

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Awesome job Morti 

  • Member
    May 25, 2016

    Cheers, Chris!