I want to RP vampire summoner, I am between a Dark Elf and a Breton. He will use Bound weapons, eventually travel Solstheim, and do the CoW questline. Either way, the character wants to obtain tons of knowledge and is intrigued by the Ancients. Please help.
The only battle you truly lose is the one you run away from.
I would go with dunmer, because it starts with a 50% resistance (i think) to fire. Which helps when you become a stage 4 vampire. If dawnguard is installed you only have a 60% weakness to fire on stage 4 but prior to that you will have 100% weakness to fire. So dunmer helps alot. At the start of the game, at least since enchantments will not be strong until later on.