Hi guys this is fairytale gaming here to bring you another guide. I've already done a guide on how to be a successful mage, which i havn't forgotten about, and though i want to make improvements onto that(maybe even make a guide to being an illusion or conjuration mage) I've decided to make a guide to the magics of unarmed combat. A lot of you may have concerns or doubts as to how successful unarmed would be late or even mid game, I assure you that you will be fine both late and mid game. In fact I'll not only outline key points to being an unarmed fighter but also post my personal character towards the end. Alright time to get started: Firstly benefits: -unarmed has the fastest animation -it is OP early game allowing you to two hit just about everything. -while everyone else is talking about how they killed that dragon with a lightning bolt, or a blade to the throat, you can say how you beat him into submission with nothing but your bare hands and a shot of red bull when playing an unarmed fighter your first focus should be on how to make your fists do more damage, or in my case claws, but we will get more into that later. As an unarmed fighter you won't be needing to put perk points into other forms of combat, such as one handed, or block. This will free up your points for what you will need to make your unarmed fighter very successful. Perk Selection and skill tree- Heavy Armor: -Fists of steel(absolutely necessary, without this you will not survive late game) -Juggernaut(also necessary for survival) -Well Fitted -Matching set In short just about everything above is necessary for survival. Heavy armor is the most important skill tree to invest in, as it is not only your primary mode of defense it also directly effects your attack, if you skip out on these skills you WILL die. Smithing: -Arcane Black Smith -Daedric Smithing If Heavy armor is most important then Smithing keeps a close second. Without the proper armor your damage output and tanking ability will be drastically reduced leaving you vulnerable. it is also helpful to get your smithing to 100 so as to improve your armor improvement. Enchanting: -Enchanter -Insightful Enchanter -Extra Effect Enchanting is the last of the "big three" skill trees for your unarmed character build Further Tips: - When First starting out at level 1, and after escaping helgen, you'll want to travel to Riften as quickly as possible. Once there enter the rat way below the market square, inside you will need to travel down the main path. First encountering an orc and an elf beat them to death chuck norris style and continue onward, from there you will run into a single skeever take him or her out(while avoiding contracting skeever aids, as it causes joint pain), after defeating the skeever you will enter a room and a nord man will run up to you and start punching you out, show him whose kung fu is stronger and then loot his dead corpse to take "the gloves of the pugilist". These will, if playing a Kahjit, make your unarmed do 25 damage a punch! - A Glitch you can do to make your character completely broken is the bruce lee "one inch punch Glitch". This is done by holding a mages staff in your right hand and a spell in your left. You first hotkey the spell and then charge it/cast it, while it is still being charged open your hotkey and remove the spell from your left hand. i done correctly your punches from that hand should be stupidly fast. - Breaking down the aforementioned gloves of the pugilist and the adding there effect to your armor can be very helpful My personal Character build: Race: Kahjit, level 30 Name: Haley Williams(it is a male character) Stone: Stone of the warrior, or Atronach to increase magicka resistance Armor Rating: 423 each punch is doing about 89 damage a piece without any enchantments, also i'm using the ebony armor because i like the way it looks, its a matter of preference. Smithing 100 Heavy Armor 67 Speech 100(used this to make money easier) Enchanting 51(I'm a bit disappointed with this one have not got around to it) i i Havn't had any problems with this character, but i did artificial level my speech which did make it a bit harder. Disclaimer: it is not good to artificial level, by choosing one stat to exploit you'll level up to quickly without putting the proper attention to your primary combat skill points, and you'll die a lot more. This is the main problem i see with mage builds. anyways, that was the guide guys hope you enjoyed it! on a side note you can pm me your own mages build, if your having trouble and i can give you feed back as to how to improve it so you don't have to start a new character. you can also message me on xbox at Gamertag: Fairytale Mythx Happy Hunting Guys looking forward to your feedback!