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.
Are You Using Light or Heavy Armor?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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