I've tried my hand here and there on various builds, seeing what I liked to use and what I didn't during play, and I've decided to start over and properly plan out a build now. Looking at the skill sets and some of the equipment and just general gameplay, I've kind of settled on this as a loose guideline> Skyrim Perk Calculator - Plan the perks for your Skyrim character before spending them! (I stopped at 70 because even with some massive grinding I don't know of I'll get past that. More likely I won't even reach 70.) Any suggestions or thoughts? I know well how I play, my style pretty much emphasizing hit-and-run and guerrilla tactics, with the occasional necessary hack-and-slash frenzy. The name of the game (for me anyway) is "patience" and with enough of it finding patterns is a piece of cake. A few notes in case someone wants to mention the following perks and why I didn't take them: Fighting Stance (and beyond)> I don't expect I'll be doing much melee if I play my cards right, so I'd rather go for speed attacks than power attacks since with any luck it'll only take a few hits to take out the target. Deft Movement> I didn't take it because I honestly don't think I'll be in heavy combat enough to make much use out of a 1/10 chance of ignoring a blow. Shadow Warrior> A relatively low powered top perk in my opinion. If someone emphasizes Stealth enough than the "distant" opponents shouldn't get close enough to you by the time the alert reticle hits "hidden" again. And if they do start to get too close, a quick sprint in the opposite direction usually does the trick. I intend to start the game as a Dunmer, primarily for aesthetic purposes, but I also think that the Ancestor's Wrath can severely help in those rare occasions I have to melee. That and the fire resistance will help significantly when combating most dragons. I will welcome comments for or against this racial choice as well though, so feel free. Over time I may actually choose to re-start with a different race and/or further modifications to the early stages of this build. That about sums up anything I can immediately foresee having to explain, though I'll gladly answer any questions. EDIT: Oh, right, and I'll be posting bits and pieces of info as I play through the game, ie changes I decide on, grinding strategies, etc.