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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition – Top 5 Awesome Archetypes

by Prima Games Staff

One of the most useful parts The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition Guide’s Training section concerns Character Archetypes. These adventurer templates provide the optimal character build choices for a particular style of play. The guide shows ten main archetypes, but we’ve chosen our five favorites and turned them into the very finest heroes of Skyrim. The following videos showcase their strengths and attributes, their impressive abilities, and the choices you can make to perfect your own Dovahkiin.

Favored Archetype #1: The Archer

Name: Bolwing True-Shot
Race: Wood Elf
Focus: Health 80%, Stamina 20%
Primary Skills: Archery, Sneak
Essential Perks: Overdraw, Eagle Eye, Power Shot, Quick Shot, Stealth, Deadly Aim
Weapons: Bow, Sword
Armor: Light


Favored Archetype #2: The Berserker

Name: Sharbumphgro-Urish
Race: Orc
Focus: Health 50%, Stamina 50%
Primary Skills: Two-Handed, Heavy Armor
Essential Perks: Barbarian, Champion’s Stance, Juggernaut, Well-fitted, Tower of Strength, Power Bash
Weapons: Two-Handed Weapons
Armor: Heavy Armor


Favored Archetype #3: The Necromancer

Name: Stelvene Stenck
Race: Breton
Focus: Magicka 70%, Health 30%
Primary Skills: Conjuration, Illusion
Essential Perks: Spellcasting Rank perks, Conjuration Dual Casting, Necromancy, Dark Souls, Mystic Binding, Mage Armor
Weapons: Spells, Bound weapons
Armor: Mage Robes (high Magicka-regeneration)

Favored Archetype #4: The Assassin

Name: Roshira
Race: Khajiit
Focus: Health 60%, Magicka 20%, Stamina 20%
Primary Skills: Sneak, One-Handed
Essential Perks: Stealth, Armsman, Assassin’s Blade, Dual Savagery
Weapons: Dual one-handed weapons, daggers, bow
Armor: Light Armor


Favored Archetype #5: The Battlemage

Name: Assanius Cluntius
Race: Imperial
Focus: Magicka 60%, Health 40%
Primary Skills: Destruction, Restoration
Essential Perks: Spellcasting Rank perks, Illusion Dual Casting, Destruction Dual Casting, Augmented Flames, Frost, or Shock, Recovery, Juggernaut
Weapons: Spells, Staffs, One-Handed
Armor: Heavy Armor (enchanted with Magicka bonuses)

David Hodgson is the author of the official guide to The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Legendary Edition. He has written 92 guides since 1996; eight guides with Bethesda. To call him a Skyrim expert is a serious understatement. Follow David at @DavidSJHodgson


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