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Character Build: The Montalion

  • Member
    May 2, 2013

    Ah yeah, they have a lot of pretty much every fungus ingredient in there.  And you can get it without stealing by completing one of the prerequisite quests to pick up the Telvanni Robes.  Good call there, Ben.

  • May 3, 2013

    Sweet jebus!  The 3 most powerful ring from the Vanilla Game, and Both expasions at once?  Break the game much?

  • Member
    May 3, 2013

    Do you want to go through this discussion twice in the same day...?  I can only assume so, since there's no other reason I can think of that you'd post such a pointless bait here.

    Whether or not the items I suggest are "too" powerful -- which is something that each person can decide for himself -- none of them can be rightly called "game-breaking".  I assure you, the game works just fine when you play this build as I presented it, and should you find it less challenging than you like, use your own imagination to find ways to nerf it to your liking.  If you are unable or unwilling to make that compromise, it's probably best that you simply not comment at all, since no good will come from it.

    I'm not going to get into another personal debate over overpowered-ness with you.  Forgive me if this response is not satisfactory, but don't expect me to expand on it anymore.  Thank you for your comment....

  • May 3, 2013

    I wasn't baiting anything, I was just marveling at it.  This is your build, so your definition of what's "Too Powerful" is pretty much canon, but that looks pretty powerful from here.  Wow, just wow.

    TBPH, the Ring of erduty is the only one that actually acts as a Ring, Ahzidal's just adds to your spellbook, while Namira's is just the Blessing of Namira.  So, I guess you could say that you're really only wearing 1 ring actively, just made the other 2 permanent.

    And yeah, I'm pretty sure you're only supposed to wear one ring at a time.  I didn't say anything about Power, but you have to admit, you did pretty much break that aspect of the game.

  • May 3, 2013

    Lol, Psi has been informing me that my Sorcerer build isn't actually a Sorcerer today as well. When I tried to explain he replied that my information wasn't needed because he's a sorcerer specialist and linked me to his growing collection. Guess he's in one of those moods...

  • May 3, 2013

    I apologize to both of you, formally.  TBF, I said "I don't consider it a Sorcerer" in the classic sense, then pointed out one way in which you actually rigidly stuck to one of the definitive points by using weapons without using weapon skills, just like in the Oblivion description.  I only said I was a specialist to demonstrate that I don't have to be lectured on the Spell Absorption aspect of it, but that's neither here, nor there.

    I was kinda a dick about it, though.  No excuse, but I was still pissed about the obligatory "Y U Post So Much?" flame wave because I dared to post 2 days in a row.  Not a good reason to take it out on you guys, though.

    Again, I'm sincerely sorry.

  • May 3, 2013

    It's even more impressive that it's a Tactical 0Armor build.  It's pretty easy to survive with 0AR, and even 100 Health when they never see you, but stepping in to slug it out that squishy takes some big brass ones.

  • Member
    May 15, 2013

    This is likely my favorite build on the blog, mostly for the fact that I loved the Montalion clan (YES, even with the measly information given) much before the build. RPping it felt weird though, as I could never find the perfect combination. Luckily, you have, the Dunmer being my favorite race, also helps very much. This is a cleverly used exploit that completely backs up the build's lore as well. Good job, Teccam.

  • Member
    May 16, 2013

    Thanks man, that means a lot to me.  It's funny, I had to kind of go out of the way to justify making him a Dunmer; it seems like the Montalions would mostly be Bretons, with Redguards and Orsimer as the likely minority population.  But functionally, it just made sense to be a Dunmer (plus I wanted to use the Telvanni Robes :p ).

    It's an odd fusion, but not totally out of the realm of possibility.  A Dunmer is ambushed by a member of the Montalion clan while travelling through High Rock, and assimilates into their family, learning their ways.  Mutually beneficial, potentially.  But still a bit of a stretch I think.

    Side-note: What's with everyone's names? o_o

  • Member
    July 26, 2013

    Seriously underrated build here! I'm thinking about trying the Spirit Blade Cleanse + Bound Sword combination with an Orc and see how monstrously powerful I can make it! Great, great job.