So I finally reached 100 SL for alchemy and enchanting. I'm now ready to create my legitimate ultimate armor without using the alchemy exploit. But as I think about it, can't i just make a enchant buff potion, use that to make stronger alchemy buff equipment and then use that to make even more buffed potions and continue indefinitely??? There is no cap at all is there? Oh man.
Without necromage + ahzidal's genius you may not be ready yet.
And seeker of shadows for the enchanting potion, and the seeker of sorcery for the enchantment, and the seeker of might when you smith said weapons and armor...
It take work, lots of work, to get every "legit" buff for crafting. Is use the term legit lightly. If you have some self control, and some patience with the rest loop, you can make gear that looks good for your build and will not get you killed, while retaining some semblance of balance.