Archer / Mage

#1Tenkaichi06Posted 11/11/2011 11:00:56 PM
Tell me, is it really dumb that I'm trying to make a pretty good mage archer? I mean, it's one or the other when it comes to using the hands. To give you an insight into how I play, my Sneak skill is 40 and I've unlocked the 3x Bow damage perk, and I've gotten my Archery to the point where I can zoom in. I think that's about it as far as the Archery skill tree. I will not be putting anymore points into it. IF I do, it will only be 1 in Slow Time by 25%

So can I still deal some decent damage using the bow with the setup I've got, or will I once again have suffered from the "Crappy First Character Syndrome"?
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#2SDragoon35Posted 11/11/2011 11:14:19 PM
Thats how I played in Oblivion, and that is how my Skyrim character is built. If I can't kill something with my sneak attack, I burn them down with fire. I use my shout to keep enemies away from melee distance.
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#3DragonLord405Posted 11/11/2011 11:29:20 PM
I think it's plausible, but I've given up on this. I started with the same concept (sneak attack then burst down with magic) but instead gave up on Archery in favor of pure Destruction. I found that combining a strong spell in both hands can one-shot a lot of mobs.
#4Tenkaichi06(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2011 1:01:22 AM
What a waste the "x3 Sneak damage w/ Bow" perk is. I didn't realize it was already x2.

Anyway, I seem to do more damage with archery in sneak, but idk.
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#5WalkerRedPosted 11/12/2011 1:04:52 AM
Haven't tried it yet. It the rune spells are like ground traps. Maybe you could put them on the ground before you attack. Like rogues in other games.
#6SRTtoZPosted 11/12/2011 1:06:59 AM

Bad idea, you dont want all ranged attacks.  Will it work? Yes but its going to be annoying and frustrating trying to aim and attack espeically when there's more than 1 mob. 

#7BhelliumPosted 11/12/2011 1:09:03 AM
Why is 3x sneak attack damage a waste again?
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#8SRTtoZPosted 11/12/2011 1:10:57 AM

Bhellium posted...
Why is 3x sneak attack damage a waste again?
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Its not, he has no idea what hes talking about.  3x sneak damage is great, and which is why stealth+archery go hand in hand.

#9Tenkaichi06(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2011 4:53:50 AM
SRTtoZ posted...

Bhellium posted...

Why is 3x sneak attack damage a waste again?---P&L: Deal w/itCookie if you get the reference

Its not, he has no idea what hes talking about. 3x sneak damage is great, and which is why stealth+archery go hand in hand.


x2 vs x3 is just a few extra fireballs worth of damage, no big deal.
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#10ShibaRoekoePosted 11/12/2011 4:57:35 AM
that's a 50% increase of sneak damage... pretty big
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