Are You Using Light or Heavy Armor?

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#1 Posted by MrWillz (38 posts) -

Ever since Oblivion have been a heavy armor man. I am a firm believer that you need a good defense to crush a good offense. But after listening to this weeks podcast every seems to have ditched heavy and moved to light. I am most likley going to stick with heavy but I was curious on what other people were using.

#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8609 posts) -

Light armour, because it looks better!
I'm always a huge fan of martial skill winning over being a walking piece of metal, so I just roll light armor and dual wield.

#3 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6319 posts) -

If my fists weren't made of metal how would I punch bears.

#4 Posted by Vexxan (4619 posts) -

Had only a robe and a mix of light/heavy at first but I'm going heavy armor all the way now. 

#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9742 posts) -

Heavy because my character is a tank.

#6 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Naked.

#7 Posted by Arker101 (1472 posts) -

No Armor. Stoneflesh, however, now gives me 120 points towards armor.

#8 Posted by Sayishere (1841 posts) -

Light now, i like the ability to sneak sometimes, heavy makes it more difficult.

#9 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

Heavy armor LIKE A MAN.

#10 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -

Light armor, since I'm playing as a rogue/mage/thief.

#11 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

My second character build is a Nord using Heavy Armor. Using just a sword and shield, I've been able to handle every encounter save for my first troll run-in and another with a dragon/dragon priest combo.

Also, I remember them saying they dumped Heavy Armor b/c they found themselves sneaking. On my first pure-Wizard build, I unintentionally leveled up Sneak a lot, due to my habit of clicking in the left stick in hostile areas in Bethesda games, but my Nordman rolls hard. Fuck Sneak.

#12 Posted by Jimbo (10069 posts) -

Light for sneaky sneaks, but considering I seem to die if anybody gets close to me anyway, I'm thinking about just wearing robes or some fancy clothes. Mostly I want a hat with a feather in it, but I haven't found one yet :(

#13 Posted by fetchfox (1377 posts) -

I use heavy Orcish armor on my lvl 17 Orc. I prefer being a buffed tank to a sneaking stabber, just my playing style.

#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Both.

#15 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1332 posts) -

Heavy, like a boss

#16 Edited by rjayb89 (7730 posts) -

Heavy. I run up to dragons and slaughter them with my hammer.

#17 Posted by Evilsbane (4827 posts) -

My Argonian Berserker will smash you with his Dual Wielding while wearing 400 pounds of STEEL!

#18 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Light Armor, I don't need heavy armor to bust people's asses with my Greatsword.

#19 Posted by TobbRobb (4888 posts) -

If I can make the armor rating go over 400, you damn well know I'm going to. Mainly because dodging isn't really viable or cool in these games. Otherwise I prefer the thought of skill over tech.

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#20 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I'm a sneaky archer, so I'm light.

#21 Posted by jaycrockett (510 posts) -

I'm going with mage's robes. I'm not sure if that counts as light armor or if it's just the boots and gloves I have on that is causing the skill to go up.

#22 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1234 posts) -

Light. Usually go all out heavy armor/power armor in these games, and maybe some magic, with a fat ass big weapon or sword and shield. But I considered how much I liked being a khaijit thief in Morrowind, so now I roll around as a argonian thief/assassin. Daggers for backstab, dual wield mace + sword for straight up fights, and bow for anything weak/range/dragons. I rarely get detected now so. With 100/100 smithing I still have about 250 armor as well in my quest reward (dont wanna spoil) armor.

#23 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Heavy, because my dude needs it!

#24 Posted by TheHBK (5593 posts) -

Both, heavy armor boots and gauntlets, light armor up top, I think I am only wearing a robe that gives a magic boost.

#25 Posted by AlKusanagi (1002 posts) -

I prefer light armor since I'm a stealthy type. With enchanted glass armor and some light armor perks beefing it up, I seem to soak up a ton of non-magical damage just fine.

#26 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

Light armor because sneaking is cool.

#27 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

I use an armor blend. Usually, I protect my chest with heavy armor, then use light armor with magic bonuses over the rest of my body. To be honest, I prefer light armor because it looksso much cooler. A hood is way more stylish than a helmet.

#28 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (501 posts) -

Only just started this but trying to go for a rouge/thief/assassin build with a little magic thrown in. So light armour all the way with plenty of stamina to run like hell when I need to.

#29 Posted by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

Thieves always wear leather.

#30 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

Heavy, I'm basically playing the standard Nord Dovahkiin warrior from all the promotional video. Planning on going back in with an Assassin/Ranger character later with Light.

#31 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

This tasty ass light armour, come at me, bro. Oh wait, I killed you from the shadows with x30 dual dagger stealth damage. Sorry man.

#32 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Light Armor. The perks are awesome.

#33 Posted by Doctorchimp (4058 posts) -

Heavy Armor.

Heavy Armor looks better than the light armor in this game, plus when you go smithing you have to pick a direction and I want daedric weapons.

#34 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I wear a robe and then light elven boots/gauntlets/helmet because I play a rogue mage. Next playthrough I'll be a full on warrior and wear heavy armor, though.

#35 Posted by MonetaryDread (2202 posts) -

Heavy.  The stamina hit isn't that bad when you consider the fact that your armor rating is about double that of light armor.

#36 Posted by Example1013 (4807 posts) -

Those light hoods look weird on my nord. It makes his head look too big compared to the tight cloth on the rest of his body. Plus, I have some pretty fucking cool-looking heavy armor pieces.

#37 Posted by JFetch (119 posts) -

Heavy. I like to walk in and destroy everything while looking into it's eyes.

#38 Posted by WEB_War4 (110 posts) -

I'm with @LordXavierBritish. Punch those fuckers with fists of steel!

#39 Posted by Legxend (122 posts) -

If you spec out heavy out you can become a walking tank, with double the armour rating plus whatever bonus perks you have unlocked, add to that having the ability to make heavy armour weigh nothing.

#40 Posted by Marz (5677 posts) -

light, playing thief/assassin heavy armor makes too much noise.

#41 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

I either use light or nothing. So much classier and so much better looking.

#42 Edited by Stahlbrand (846 posts) -

Light, but my main character has always been a fast-moving, hard-hitter. Its a little risky, but I like to get in close fast, smash the foe with brute force, and work on evading rather than full-tanking. My barbarian has to be nimble, even at the expense of survivability, and I like that playstyle a great deal.

I'm wearing a set of fully upgraded scale armor at level 30 and it is going well. I could wear glass, but the scale armor looks so much better on my guy.

I'll probably try a heavy armor sword'n'board character to see what that is like later.

#43 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3939 posts) -

Light, I like bein speedy. Plus oakflesh and stoneflesh are great for jacking up your armor rating.

#44 Posted by DillonWerner (1523 posts) -

Light armor because it allows me to sneak up behind men easier. To kill them of course.

#45 Edited by Milkman (17499 posts) -

I'm using heavy armor because that's seems to be all I find. Granted, I'm focusing on the main quest. I've sunk enough perks into heavy armor now that it's probably too late to switch to light.

#46 Posted by Nux (2456 posts) -

Light armor, my arch-mage rodes gives me all the magicka regen. shooting spells all day everyday.

#47 Posted by Jimmi (168 posts) -

@BoG said:

I use an armor blend. Usually, I protect my chest with heavy armor, then use light armor with magic bonuses over the rest of my body. To be honest, I prefer light armor because it looksso much cooler. A hood is way more stylish than a helmet.

Grab the Jagged Crown on the Stormcloak quest and never turn it in. Decent heavy armour rating and it looks badass.

#48 Posted by Bumbuliuz (201 posts) -

My Breton Battle-Mage is running a heavy Armor. I have been thinking about maybe changing to medium or light, to be able to carry more loot.

#49 Posted by BigBlueCheese (68 posts) -

Heavy armor with sword and shield. Come at me bro!

#50 Posted by futureman (25 posts) -

Heavy all day. I have no interest in moving around. I just like to plant my feet in the center of a room and then hit things until they stop moving and I can take all of their nice things.

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