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How to Play as a Warrior in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"

I'm David Zermeño. I love video games, especially RPG, RTS and MMORPGs. I'm a pro-gamer and reviewer of many popular titles.

Become a great Warrior by following this guide!

Become a great Warrior by following this guide!

In the world of Skyrim, the most common class is the Warrior. Everywhere you turn, you'll see warriors or hybrids of the Warrior class.

It's easy to play as a Warrior in Skyrim, but not so easy to do it well, partially because of the many choices you have to make along the way. The number of choices is one of the advantages of this game, but it also adds a level of challenge.

You can make any type of Warrior just by selecting different gear, skills or attributes. In this article, I will explain the best warrior races and builds for a Pure Warrior and some hybrid classes. I'll also discuss gear options and battle strategies.

Which Races Make the Best Warriors?

In Skyrim, there are many races, and every race can be a Warrior-type character. However, some races make better Warriors than others. Here are some of the best races oriented to the task:

  • Imperials: They get a +10 in Restoration Magic and +5 in Blocking, Heavy Armor, Destruction Magic, and One-Handed. This race makes good Paladins thanks to the advantage in Restoration magic. They can also be great Centurions, Spellswords, and Battlemages.
  • Nords: Nords get +10 in Two-Handed and +5 in Smithing, One-Handed, Light Armor, Blocking, and Speech. They are the perfect Two-Handed Barbarian class with a good combination in Heavy Armor, but they can be also good One-Handed Warriors due to their advantage in One-Handed, Blocking, and Light Armor. The boost in Smithing speeds up and improves the crafting of weapons and armor.
  • Orcs: They get +10 in Heavy Armor and +5 in Blocking, Enchanting, One-Handed, Smithing, and Two-Handed. The great Orc beasts are your best option for a Berserk class. Go for a full tank with shield and weapon or a Two-Handed Warrior in Heavy Armor. Either way, Orc Warriors can be unstoppable.
  • Redguards: They get +10 in One-Handed and +5 in Alteration, Archery, Blocking, Destruction, and Smithing. A Redguard can make a good weapon master, jack of all trades, Battlemage, or foot soldier.
  • Breton: Bretons get +10 in Conjuration and +5 in Alteration, Restoration, Illusion, Alchemy, and Speech. This is a weird class for a Warrior since most of their skills are more traditionally geared toward mages or rogues. This magic and cunning can make a Breton the perfect hybrid warrior. They can also be powerful Battlemages or Spellswords.
A Two-Handed, Heavy Armored Orc.

A Two-Handed, Heavy Armored Orc.

Warrior Classes

There are many Warrior classes in Skyrim. You can create your own unique combination of skills, attributes, and tactics and be a unique Warrior, but there are also some standard classes. You can take the basics of one class and adapt it to your playstyle.

One-Handed

This common Warrior class has many advantages. It's easy to play but hard to master. They are usually seen with a shield and a sword, axe, or mace—often supplementing the weapons with a type of magic like Restoration or Conjuration Magic for extra support and endurance in the difficult battles. You can combine your One-Handed skills with either Heavy Armor or Light Armor.

1. Heavy Armor Type: In this build, you will be able to endure a lot of punishment. This is called a "tank" class; you will charge into battle taking damage but suffering little from it thanks to your shield. You will have a great Health pool and a great Stamina Pool.

  • Offense: One-Handed for damage, Smithing for enhancing your weapons and armor, Conjuration Magic for extra damage support.
  • Defense: Level up Block and Heavy Armor for your main defense. Restoration Magic for health.
  • Leveling: You will need to level up Health and Stamina 50/50.

2. Light Armor Type: This build requires a little more experience and skill. You will not have the defense of the Heavy Armor, so you will need to rely on agility and mobility in battle to avoid damage and power attacks. Your shield is a great advantage in battle, as is your ability to be better at sneaking.

  • Offense: One-Handed for damage, Smithing for enhancing your weapons and armor, Conjuration Magic for extra damage support.
  • Defense: Level up Block and Light Armor for your main defense, with Sneak for maneuvering on the battlefield. Restoration Magic can also improve health and defense.
  • Leveling: You need to level up Health and Stamina 60/40, but if you think that your skill in battle is not good enough then level up in a 70/30 ratio.

Two-Handed

This build is a full barbarian type. They have a big advantage in battle thanks to their heavy damage blows and power attacks. These Warriors tend to use Heavy Armor because they lack the blocking ability of a shield, but they are not defenseless.

They can still block some attacks, but it is rare. Definitely level up the Heavy Armor tree as fast as possible without ignoring the Two-Handed tree. Because mobility as a behemoth is your ally, leveling the Heavy Armor tree will help you in reducing your Stamina consumption.

  • Offense: Smithing upgrades and Two-Handed attacks are your main sources of damage.
  • Defense: Heavy Armor is your main defense. You should also use Restoration Magic for health support in difficult battles and between battles.
  • Leveling: First, you should level up Health and Stamina 50/50. When you reach 200 in your Stamina, then 70/30.
Two-Handed weapons are great for powerful attacks.

Two-Handed weapons are great for powerful attacks.

Battlemage

A Battlemage is a powerful build that in the right hands can destroy everything. This build is a difficult one to master, relying on a magic/combat mix while avoiding all possible damage to the self. When your spells run out of Magicka, then your faithful weapons are ready for battle, unleashing power attacks.

Battlemages are known for being masters of both arcane power and physical combat. Personally, I prefer to play One-Handed with a spell in the other hand, preferably Destruction or Conjuration. Some builds also recommend equipping a dual-wielded spell at the beginning of combat, but this is up to your playstyle.

  • Offense: One-Handed and Destruction Magic are your main damage sources. Use Smithing for upgrades in weapons, and always try to have the best One-Handed weapon available.
  • Defense: Use Heavy Armor as protection, Restoration Magic for support, and Enchanting for extra boosts to your armor and weapon.
  • Leveling: This build requires a leveling up in Health/Stamina/Magicka in a ratio of 30/30/40. When you reach 200 points in Magicka then swap the balance to 40/40/20 or 50/30/20.
A battle mage can choose to fight with a sword in one hand and a staff or spell in the other.

A battle mage can choose to fight with a sword in one hand and a staff or spell in the other.

Paladin

A great build for a Holy Knight of Justice, this type is a defensive tank that also deals a surprising amount of damage. There are four different builds in the Paladin type: 1. Dual Wield, 2. Shield Wall/Centurian, 3. Two-Handed, and 4. One-Handed/Spell.

1. Dual Wield: This build allows you to deal lots of damage over time, but, without defense, you take heavy damage from enemies. Dual-wielding magic gives great support to your weaponry and makes for a fun playing style. Remember to keep upgrading so you have the best gear, weapons, and enchantments. This build combined with high skill in Heavy Armor and expert mobility can create chaos on the battlefield.

  • Offense: Use Destruction Magic with a focus on dual-wield spells, with One-Handed as a backup. Smithing and Enchanting should also be leveled up for extra damage, protection and Health/Stamina saving.
  • Defense: Heavy Armor is your main defense, with Restoration Magic to protect you and keep up your health.
  • Leveling: Points in Health/Stamina/Magicka should be leveled up at 50/30/20

2. Shield Wall/Centurian: This build is mainly focused on defense, leaving the damage at a minimum. Leveling up Block and Heavy Armor will allow you to block unlimited damage. It's an easy, fun way to play, though it can take some time to do serious damage in battle. Consider it a slow but strong option.

  • Offense: One-Handed with a shield. Keep upgrading your weapon, since this is your main source of damage. Use Smithing and Enchanting to boost your weapons and armor.
  • Defense: Level up Block and Heavy Armor, and feel free to do some Restoration Magic for backup.
  • Leveling: Your points in Health/Stamina/Magicka should be leveled up at 50/30/20.
One-Handed Warrior With Shield

One-Handed Warrior With Shield

3. Two-Handed: A pure Paladin in strong blows and power attacks. This build sacrifices some defense in exchange for extra damage. Because your weapon is two-handed, it takes longer to switch between weapons and spells, which can make the battle a little tedious because of the time wasted. That's why this build relies more on causing damage than defense, though it still uses Restoration Magic for support.

  • Offense: Use Destruction Magic supplemented by Two-Handed weaponry. Don't forget to use Smithing and Enchanting on your weapons and armor!
  • Defense: Heavy Armor will help your defense, but don't spend too many points on it. Use Restoration Magic to keep up your health.
  • Leveling: Your points in Health/Stamina/Magicka should be leveled up at 50/30/20.

4. One-Handed/Spell: In this build, you rely on a weapon/spell combination. Normally you swap between Restoration and Destruction Magic while dealing damage with your enchanted weapon. This is a fun playstyle but difficult to master. It's similar to the Battlemage, but a little more complicated due to the required knowledge of Smithing, Enchanting, spells and weapons.

  • Offense: Level up your One-Handed and fight with a weapon in one hand and a spell in the other. Destruction and Conjuration Magic are your friends, as are Smithing and Enchanting. Make sure to have the best weapons and armor possible!
  • Defense: You don't have a shield, so Heavy Armor and Restoration Magic will be your main points of defense.
  • Leveling: Level up Health/Stamina/Magicka at 30/30/40 and when the Magicka reaches 200 points then swap to 50/30/20.
Heavy Armor is essential to a Paladin's defense.

Heavy Armor is essential to a Paladin's defense.

Berserk

This build is focused on full damage with no defense. This type of build usually includes Light Armor for mobility and for a boost in Sneak, but I have seen some builds with Heavy Armor. I prefer Light Armor for the lore.

In Skyrim, Berserkers traditionally fought almost bare-handed, and it's extra fun to fight in such a traditional style. This build consists of dual-wielding one-handed weapons, wearing armor, and moving around the battlefield delivering mortal blows.

  • Offense: One-Handed is your main source of damage. You'll have a One-Handed weapon in each hand, so level up those skills and get ready to do double damage.
  • Defense: Use Sneak in combination with Light Armor or protection and mobility. You can also level up Restoration for emergencies. Level up Smithing and Enchanting to keep your armor and weapons top-notch.
  • Leveling: For this build balance you must level up Health/Stamina in a ratio of 60/40.

Recommended Companions

As a Warrior, you can have any companion at your side. There are many companions in Skyrim, but I will list those that I consider most suitable for a Warrior.

Lydia

As the first one to fight with you on your journey, she is especially valuable in the first mission. She can specialize in Two-Handed weapons for extra damage or in Shield and One-Handed for tanking.

Erik

You must fulfill a quest in Rorikstead before being able to fight alongside him. He's specialized in Two-Handed weapons, which is perfect for damage over time.

Aela

You can find her in Whiterun with the Companions. She's a Warrior with great archery skills, perfect for ranged support.

Cicero

The funniest companion, Cicero is famous because he's silent and deadly. Specialized in Sneak, he can deliver mortal strikes against your foes in battle. Spoiler: He's available in a series of quests in the Dark Brotherhood. You must let him live if you want him as a companion.

Barbas

The dog follower. Find him outside of Falkreath, where you will begin a quest for a Daedra Lord. If you don't finish the quest given by the Daedra, then you can keep Barbas as an invincible dog.

Marcurio

Marcurio is the famous and intelligent AI wizard of the game. He can be found inside the Bee and Bard in Riften. He's perfect for magical support, and he has the highest AI in the game, saving you some weird and awkward moments.

J'zargo

K'zargo is a powerful Khajiit with an amazing dual casting in Destruction Magic. He is also able to wear Heavy Armor, making him a powerful battle mage.

Mjoll the Lioness

As a real barbarian and immune to death, she is a perfect companion for any warrior. Beside her, you can destroy any enemy no matter how powerful. Mjoll is the best companion, in my opinion, closely followed by Marcurio and J'zargo.

Recommended Mods

First of all, I recommend that you only download mods from Nexusmods.com. It's a trustworthy page with many options and services to manage and update your mods.

Top 10 Mods for Warriors

  1. VioLens - A Killmove Mod by Reko: This mod adds new killmoves for both ranged and melee combat, making battle more diverse and interesting. Your Warrior will have strong executes or killmoves, and they are all completely customizable. You can even enable killmoves to NPC's giving a new feeling to the overall Warrior build.
  2. SkyUI by SkyUI Team: This mod is an overall upgrade to the game UI. The new elegant, PC-friendly and easy to use UI is really useful when you need to manage many items, weapons, and spells. This mod made improvements in the style of the original interface making it more user friendly.
  3. Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim by Enai Siaion: There are many overhauls mods for the talent trees of the Vanilla Skyrim in NexusMods, but I recommend this one because of the lightweight scripts and the user-friendly interface and options. This mod will not change things drastically like other Overhauls. Instead, it will upgrade the already known talent trees and fix some problem with synergy and utility. It's an amazing mod and the perfect option if you don't want to change a lot the Vanilla Skyrim feeling. This mod also adds several utilities to each magic school, making the spells stronger and work with more synergy in a battle mage build. *Another option would be T3nd0s Skyrim Redone, but this mod changes many elements of the Vanilla Skyrim. It depends on what you're looking for.
  4. Immersive Armors by Hothtrooper44: If you're looking to be a mighty and powerful Warrior, you can't use the common and basic gear from the Vanilla Skyrim, you need new and exciting gear, Hothtrooper44 made a compilation of gear mods and it's amazing, you can find more than 55 armor sets from cloth to plate, new and incredible helmets, shields, capes, scarves, and more! This mod is really useful when you're looking for the Battlemage or Paladin builds, as you can find unique styles for both
  5. Immersive Weapons by Hothtrooper44 - Ironman5000 - Eckss: Just like Immersive Armors, Hothtrooper44 and company made a mod with several options of new and unique weapons, I always recommend this one, because the Vanilla Skyrim has really few weapon options, this mod expands the weapons styles and even make new ones to create new builds to your character.
  6. Alternate Start - Live Another Life by Arthmoor: If you've played Skyrim, you'll understand that the worst part of making a new character is the beginning sequence. This mod makes character creation much more enjoyable without sacrificing immersion and lore. The mod adds something unique to your story and there are some race-specific starting points—you can even start as a vampire or necromancer. I would not recommend this mod if you're new to the game—try to experience the original beginning first.
  7. Immersive Patrols by Scrabbulor: This mod adds fully functional patrols across Skyrim, even those from the DLC's. You'll sometimes find patrols and warzones between faction while you're in your adventures. It's really clean and simple but adds a lot of life to the game, mostly on the roads and even in some open-world towns and villages.
  8. Falskaar by AlexanderJVelicky: This mod adds 20–30+ hours of content. It includes unofficial DLC, but the design, soundtrack, and voice acting are so well done. If you're looking to conquer a new piece of land, this mod will give you a new adventure and new challenges to conquer.
  9. Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul by Arnaud dOrchymont and Interesting NPCs by Kris Takahashi: If you have good performance CPU, then I recommend these mods. They add NPC's and an upgrade to their A.I., making daily life more interesting. You'll find beggars asking for charity around the market and hunters stalking their prey in the wild to sell later in the cities. Warriors will engage you in melee combat, while archers and mages will try to keep your distance in combat, and if they can't, they'll engage in melee combat or cast a minion to keep you occupied while they search a more strategic spot.
  10. All Unofficial Skyrim Patches, including DLC's by Arthmoor: You'll find Skyrim Legendary Edition, Vanilla Skyrim, Dawnguard, Dragonborn, Hearthfire and High-Resolution Patches. I encourage you to download these patches, as they fix several bugs.

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Comments

Dave on August 22, 2020:

This just straight up sucks, none of these are for a pure warrior... Restoration may be fine for a battle mage but POTIONS would be better for a pure fighter as you don't wanna bother with useless spells during combat. Also no mention of food, beverages, archery... Very obvious you don't actually play this game -_-'

Jazzua on July 25, 2020:

Great article! This is my favourite lazy way to play two-handed: https://skyrimguides.com/two-handed/

Skyrim Pro on June 04, 2018:

Tempest, "hi, i had a question about making new armor. i have iron heavy armor and it's not cutting it how do i make better armor and weapons" Ypu can either Levle up your smithing or you can find the armor. To level up smithing fast, there is a trick. It will take a while but it is worth it. You will need to make a ton of iron daggers.

Tempest on September 16, 2017:

hi, i had a question about making new armor. i have iron heavy armor and it's not cutting it how do i make better armor and weapons

Zneg on June 17, 2017:

I play a warrior typed character. I'm currently level 76, donning light armor (either dragon scale or deathbrand) and usually dual welding with axes and maces, though sometimes I use my powerful mace and then a bound sword in the other hand which helps level 1 handed and conjuration at the same time (I've heard it disputed but it seems 1 handed levels faster based on how many hacks and slashes you throw, which is why it can be advantageous to wield one weaker weapon and have your over powered mace ready in case you need to Finnish an enemy off fast because you're running out of health.

When I first started playing warrior style I did the heavy armor and two handed warhammer thing which worked really well. Light armor and one handed weapons seemed really weak. Eventually when I maxed out smithing, enchanting as well as heavy armor and 2h, I decided to switch play styles just for the sake of leveling my character more, so I crafted the strongest light armor and 1h weapons I could. It was kind of difficult at first as I wasn't killing everything instantly at first, but it made the game a challenge again which I enjoyed. Eventually as my 1h and light armor skills improved I found that I was actually far more powerful than I was with my warhammer, and much faster as well. The armor cap is the same for light armor and heavy arnor, so eventually it doesn't make a difference which you wear, except light armor has the bonus of weighing less (though there's is a perk in heavy armor that makes it completely womeightless too-but you have to invest in two worthless perks to get to it).

At this point my 1h mace and axes deliver almost 400 damage along with bonus damage dealt through enchantment. Sometimes (in order.to level restoration I just have the close wounds spell in one hand and a mace in the other.

I guess it comes down to preference in the end but imo its worth it to go the light armor and 1h route. Also if you have the dragonborn Dlc you can get deathbrand armor and two awesome 1h swords, blood scythe and soulrender, which are the best found weapons I've come across in the game (windshear is another good one but imo all the other weapons that can be bought, found or rewarded pale in comparison to anything you can craft and enchant yourself).

In short, through lots of trial and error I've found that what has worked best for me is to invest all 5 perk points into the first slot in 1h and light armor, and to make sure you max out smithing and fill out all the perks there, and then to max out enchanting and fill out the tree until you can get the perk that allows you to put two enchantment on armor and weapons.

Furthermor, maxing out block is really easy and fast and it can be fun to play with a shield sometimes so is advise that too. Lastly, though its more of a stealth type skill in terms of offense, leveling archery is really useful, especially early on when your melee combat skills aren't that powerful because you can weaken enemies or reduce the amount of enemies you might encounter that might otherwise over power you. Anyway, that's my two cents.

In the end, Skyrim is an awesome game and there are so many different ways to make your character a murderous machine of death and decapitation.

Lucas on February 24, 2017:

Though Two-Handed delivers the most damage, I still prefer One-handed/Shield. I get maxed out on One-Handed and Heavy Armor for protection, but not so much on Block (Only up to Elemental Protection), added with Resist Magic on ring, necklace and shield, as well as elemental resistance on shield and boots, and you're good to go against powerful dragons on Master Difficulty. Orc race isn't a really crucial factor to me because we're Dragonborn, we can always use Shouts to our advantage, such as using Slow Time (3 words) to insanely slow down time by 90%, allowing the Dragonborn to deal alot of damage over short time.

Berserk on November 21, 2016:

I like to play like the berserk, picking up redguard, leveling up alchemy and smith as fast as I can so lI can craft good gear for me. I prefer light armor, and leveling for me is 30/70 for health and stamina. This makes it look like a thief or assassin build, but the fact is I have lots of potions to spam, lots of carry weight to carry them around, and my armor is way past the armor cap, like 800+ on light armor. I can soak up a damage too while only spamming power attacks on two swords. Also getting a sneak to 100 and having shadow warrior makes it easy to just pick apart my opponents one by one. Going to sneak, vanishing for a second, doing a silent roll behind and enemy and slicing a throat. Very hard to do, but ver y satisfying when you kill 30 30 bandits in a close combat without practically taking dmg at all because of some strong health regen potions and enchantments

Op on September 16, 2016:

What did you mean when u said redguards are good foot soldiers

I'm new at skyrim and read a little abt some charater and about redguards it said that they are reluctant to work for any organization and prefer to be freelance adventurers

Orcs4Life on June 17, 2015:

Anything that Melee's should go Orc on this game. People really are sometimes clueless to how overpowered the Racial skill is. Berserk not only makes you hit INSANELY harder it also gives you an INSANE buff to your defenses.

The racial skill alone makes this the one true melee class to play. It will save your ass agains overwhelming odds every time. Pump that difficulty up to Legendary and then laugh as your Orc still slaughters and shrugs off pain.

Randell on February 17, 2015:

Hey I'm currently building an argonian warrior build with light armor, one handed, restoration, block and smithing with archery for the dragons.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on February 17, 2015:

Hi Randy, thanks for reviewing my Hub, the leveling up ratio means the proportion of every 10 levels, for example 4 level in Magicka, 3 level in Stamina and 3 levels in Health.

Depending on the class is the ratio, obviously if you're playing with a pure warrior, you must focus in pure health and some stamina, but if you're playing as a battlemage, then you must be pretty equitative, like 30/30/40 (3levels in health, 3 levels in stamina, and 4 levels in Magicka). I hope this has been helpful.

Randy on February 15, 2015:

What do the ratios of Health/Stamina/Magicka mean? (Like 30/30/40)

Lena-brb on February 05, 2015:

I love this game! I am currently playing as a warrior and it's a lot of fun. This is a great hub! Very informative!

Brandon Hart from The Game on February 02, 2015:

I recently finished the game as an Orc with One Handed/Shield Combo with Heavy Armor. I think I may restart the game as an Dumner Battle Mage. Do you think this will be a good race for this class?

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on February 01, 2015:

I really love the orc in heavy armor, with dual weapon (For me, dual wielding axes) It's actually quite amazing I must say.

Thanks for reading and the feedback Frank :)

frank garza on January 29, 2015:

im a orc with heavy armor and mace with destruction magic also archery and smithing and enchanting with everything onehundred very deadly class indeed

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 23, 2015:

That was lucky jajaja If you're using a PC game, then you should try to mod it, It's amazing, I'll be making a modding Hub for immersion, and lore friendly content.

vampire mage on January 23, 2015:

I beet the ebony warrior at level 80 but i had help my game glitched and i could use mist form without being a vampire lord

Mao Nyghtstorm on January 15, 2015:

I tend to focus on Heavy Armor and One-Handed the most, along with some skill in Smithing. Right now, I'm a level 33 Altmer Were, with the added bonus of full Ebony Armor, an Ebony War Axe, and the occasional use of a Restoration Spell. My Heavy Armor and One-Handed are the highest, so I'm more of a Tank than much else, but I can be of some use as a Support Class if need be.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 08, 2015:

you my friend, made the perfect choice: BATTLE MAGE is and awesome choice to add some fun to your game. I will be writing a Hub about modding Skyrim in the PC version to add better graphics, resolutions, weapons, armors, etc... I'm already doing it, wait for it and you'll will see all the potential in skyrim with a modded game.

Thanks for reading.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 08, 2015:

Totally agree with you, the battle mage is the best class in the game, and If you know how to mod your game is AWESOME.

I plan to write another hub about modding Skyrim and the different styles that you can add to you old game. (Only for PC saddly)

Cyrellys from Montana on December 30, 2014:

Great write up! But missed the stats on High Elf. I'm a High Elf Battle Mage with an enchanted sword in the right hand and either conjuration, destruction (fire), or restoration magic in the other. Became Archmage but my ebony armor is just as good as the AM outfit because I have my smithing and enchanting so high. I'm running without blocking and have only a critical few one handed skills developed. I've been using battle strategy instead of mundane or magical shields. I make the most of my shout collection to improve the whole strategy. I'm using magic in the 500s and health and stamina in the 250s. I always keep the potion for extra stamina and a spare ring that boosts stamina on hand for when I have more loot than can normally carry. If I run over before a dungeon finishes I stash the loot in a box and go back for it when it finishes. Sell the low stuff and keep the good to improve it, and keep all the specials for displays in the houses. I just recently got dual enchanting...totally cool feature to put two spells on one item.

NathaN on November 05, 2014:

Magiknight for the WIN!!

Samuel Franklin on August 22, 2014:

Warrior has always been an awkward class to me in Skyrim, tried to start one once or twice but really couldn't stick with it. Great guide nonetheless, maybe I might have to try pull off a battle mage.

Jared L Rice from Gulf Coast, USA on August 19, 2014:

I've been playing as a two-handed Breton and I've done well, except for the frost trolls! Man, I cannot figure out a way to take these guys down before they level me. Any advice on equipment, or armor that may make this task a bit easier?

Angry Singer on July 13, 2014:

I like to play 1 handed mace with sheild and just go inssane with blocking:)

YN on July 06, 2014:

I use archery, no armor perk, basic sneaking perks and smithery/enchanting/alchemy to build strong armors and weapons, and also to boost archery. I one shot pratically every thing without being noticed

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 26, 2014:

Ninja class---deathly in the proper hands indeed.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 26, 2014:

Actually that's the best part of this game...YOU CAN DO ANY CLASS YOU WANT!! You only need a little bit of imagination and accept than maybe sometimes you're going to end with a bad balanced class and you will have to start all over again.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 26, 2014:

Nice combination...I created a Wood Elf SNIPER class, it's awesome actually.

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on January 26, 2014:

I prefer using resto magic for the later options in the Restoration tree, with the fast healing and the stamina boost...but If I'm playing a two handed, magic is not an option actually.

Juggernaut on January 10, 2014:

I've taken a liking to a warior with heavy armor, one handed and shield, smithing, and alchemy if I run into a tight situation, in my opinion, having a ton of potions is better than using restoration

Anonymous on December 27, 2013:

I have archery, one handed, blocking, restoration, and light armor, I'm a wood elf

5ilver on December 23, 2013:

I was in the whiterun jarls quarters when i picked a master lock (stroke of luck) and stole the elven blade and i decided to use magic in my left hand. i wear a strange armor combination. and that's my class

Dovakhiin on December 21, 2013:

i use a ninja class 100 sneak with every perk full light armor a sword and a dagger and sometimes archery

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on October 21, 2013:

Warriors abilities and Archery are a really cool combination in the right hands, I personally prefer a Warrior/Magic Wielder it's so fun but it's a challenge if it is your first character.

You should stay with one build only, make a decision about what type of weapons are you going to use. Good Luck and happy leveling.

SaaZ on October 20, 2013:

Im a Dual Wield warrior with Heavy Armor, but i use Steed Stone so i can carry a light armor and a bow and be some kind of hybrid

Thorvald on October 14, 2013:

Nice write up thanks. I am playing a Nord Warrior that does 2 handed and 1 handed w/ shield when he has to + archery restoration and destruction. Am only lvl 17 atm...am I gonna run into trouble with this build later?

David Zermeño (author) from Mexico on August 04, 2013:

Nice Class...I might add it in the next review of the content :) Thanks for your help Brutish Lemon, thanks for reading.

Brutish Lemon on August 03, 2013:

On my other profile, I'm a skirmisher, using archery, one hand, heavy shield, smithing and alchemy and light armor.

Brutish Lemon on August 03, 2013:

I'm a brute/barbarian with , light armor, two hand, and archery, with some extra skills like smithing and alchemy