Where can I find some really good mage equipment early on?

#1MalumbrusPosted 1/20/2012 7:09:08 AM
I mean right off the bat. I found a full Hooded Thalmor set on my way to Riverwood from Helgen but the first set of mage gear you get from the cave is better.
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#2Zadios134Posted 1/20/2012 7:59:40 AM
Yea the best mage equipment I found early on was in helgen keep if you go to the college of winterhold you get a novice robe of destruction
#3menalaos1971Posted 1/20/2012 7:59:42 AM
Honestly a lot of the loot is pretty random. I guess the easiest would be to head straight to Whiterun, get a Firebolt spell from the court Mage, and then take the wagon by the stable to Winterhold and join the Mage College. They hand out gear to new mages.
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#4dookie0311Posted 1/20/2012 12:14:41 PM
Not GREAT, but for Apprentice Robes of Restoration (75% regen) and hood (+40 magicka) go to Markarth and SPOILERS!!!!

Kill the Vigilant in the abandoned house for the House of Horrors quest.