Thief/Mage build?

#1ScarletGameGrrlPosted 11/16/2011 2:50:18 PM
Created a dark elf and wanted to be a thief/mage hybrid. I want to be able to do big damage from a distance with bows and solid magic/melee damage up close. What's a good build for this?
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#2blitz1008Posted 11/16/2011 2:52:33 PM
I've been using a lot of conjuration for extra damage + meat shield.

Conjure bow is nice for a thief/mage because the damage is pretty strong (plus you get infinite arrows)

Other than that, just what you'd expect, Enchantment, Smithing, Sneak
#3quicksilver117Posted 11/16/2011 2:56:44 PM
haven't went far with my Assassin/Mage build yet. So far I'm just dual casting and destroying groups of enemies to cinders while on the other hand backstabbing everyone to death.
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#4ScarletGameGrrl(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2011 3:02:30 PM
What are, in theory, the best races to play as for this sort of build? I have 1 pure melee sword and board warrior type, he takes a beating so long as it's not magick.
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#5DestinPosted 11/16/2011 3:03:14 PM
race makes 0.000001% difference.
Destin the Valiant
#6nocturnalgPosted 11/16/2011 3:05:18 PM
Breton(25% passive Magic Resistance) or Orc(2x damage & 1/2 taken for 1 minute) are the two best races for all classes. If you are not roleplaying or picking for looks you should go with one of those

Take your pick of which one.
#7EnyulanPosted 11/16/2011 5:34:53 PM
Best race for me is Imperial.

When I get mobbed by too many NPC's, I use the racial voice spell to calm them all in an AoE. Then I sneak and backstab them to death in one hit.