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Character Build: The Ebony Shadow

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  • Member
    May 30, 2014

    Thanks can't wait to play it, I like to have all the details before starting

  • Member
    May 31, 2014

    Khajiit not khajit

  • Member
    June 1, 2014
    So when playing Dawnguard, should I side with vampires or Dawnguard for this build?
  • Member
    August 3, 2014

    Sorry for the extremely late reply, but I also wished to test a few things out with joining both sides, and I have two answers for you and anyone else wondering.

    Joining the Dawnguard would be beneficial mainly for Roleplay purposes, however either side is viable depending on how you wish to play your Shadow.

    However joining the Vampires allows you access to the Rings of Blood Magic, and more specifically the Ring of the Beast which further empowers your unarmed ability, which Roleplay wise makes sense as the Shadow is a skilled Martial Artist. So for Gameplay purposes I would side with the Vampires, but if you wish to be a 'Good' Shadow I would side with the Dawnguard, again sorry for the late reply and I hope this helps with yours and anyone else's playthrough of the build.

  • Member
    August 3, 2014

    Thank you for the correction.

  • Member
    December 6, 2014
    Still unarmed being a major aspect of this build's roleplay and combat the Ring of the Beast provides a lot of power to the unarmed potential of the build, especially when combined with Heavy Armor and Khajit claws, but that's just mechanics wise. As well the extra health really adds to the build's overall survivability.
  • March 5, 2015

    I like this build, I really do-but its severely lacking in skills/perks. I like to have at least 5-6 skills to grind to keep my character well rounded and busy. Just as a preference. In this case though, would you know of any skill paths that would work well with this character build?

  • Member
    January 19, 2017

    As part of the restoration project the images in this have been restored.

  • May 1, 2017

    Hi.  I actually signed up to the website just so I could could comment on this build!!  I am having a lot of fun Rp'ing this!!

    I chose to play it as Argonian, but I also have the "amazing follower tweak" mod installed which allows me to have a Nord (Lydia) and a Dunmer (Jenessa) follower.  So we're like a proper little Ebonheart Pact!

    I'm at level 25 now (finally got my ebony armour) and considering adding a couple of new skills, maybe block/one-handed.. or block/destruction... Not sure as of yet.


    Great build though!

  • Member
    June 25, 2017

    Hey Deathmetus, I was just starting this build after a long run of not-so-stealthy characters, which is a welcome refresher, and a good transition.  I just wanted to ask, you use dual daggers and unarmed, I was just wondering exactly how the two are separated.  I've so far only been using the daggers in stealth mode, but I was just wondering if that's all there was to it, or if I'm missing some special synergy you had planned.  I do enjoy this build a lot, so great work.