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Alteration & One Handed

A slight edit of my original Hist Warden build. A dual-wielding Argonian who travels with a companion, she is fiercely protective, hard to kill, and hits devastatingly fast.


By StyxTBeuford on Dec 6, 2018
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True enough. I do say in the build that carrying an improved bow with some damage type enchantment on it isn't' a bad choice if you don't feel like relying on Dragonrend or want more reliable ranged damage (I do carry a bow on my character, though it's rarely used aside from Dragon encounters). On higher difficulties however it is harder to do any meaningful damage without some combination of perks, enchantments, or potions, but certainly if you trade some alteration for archery you could make that work, as you say.

That's a very reasonable trade-off. I can say personally as far as enchanting goes I always try to maximize one particular enchantment, and here it was fortify one-handed, so there becomes a bit of a crowding out effect if we add in archery and have to also enchant for magic resist.

I think a suitable replacement instead of even enchanting and alteration could be alchemy and archery, where you could rely on potions for 1H/Archery buffs as well as magic resistance, and then have archery to deal with ranged enemies. Thematically it doesn't change the character much either, so that could be an interesting direction to take it.

Feel free to leave any critiques you wish here. I may be wrong on some of the numbers, and I may have some bad typos here or there that I missed. I've worked quite a while on this build and I know it's geared towards being on the overpowered side, but you can cut out whatever you wish (for example enchanting could be cut since the DPS even without Fortify One-Handed is pretty high, or you could skip on the defensive bonuses of Alteration).

Will take all of that into account- didn't know that about Stability and Slow Time, that's neat. I still think enchanting is easy enough to move into, even if you just take Insightful and don't bother with all the ranks of Enchanter, just to get those one-handed enchantments, but of course it's totally up to your discretion based on how much you value that.