Welcome to The Character Build Archives! On this page all of the groups character builds can be navigated to quickly through our tag network. Builds found here are specialized by archetype and playstyle by their original author so you can refine your search and find the perfect Skyrim character.

  • Archer - Users of bows and crossbows
  • Juggernaut - Tough characters that use heavy armor and/or blocking
  • Knight - Honorable warriors skilled in close combat
  • Barbarian - Brutish fighters that use light armor and two handed weapons
  • Monk - Combatants that prefer to fight with their hands as well as bows
  • Warrior - Fighters skilled in use of a variety of armor and weapons
  • Blacksmith - Characters making heavy use of smithing techniques
  • Dual-Wield - Characters that use a weapon in each hand
  • Crusader - Holy warriors that use Restoration magic to avoid death


  • Necromancer - Magic users skilled at raising the dead
  • Elementalist - Mages that bring destructive elemental forces to bear
  • Healer - Characters skilled in healing themselves or their allies
  • Sorcerer - Armored mages that heavily enchant their equipment
  • Mage - Magic users skilled in the arcane arts
  • Witchhunter - Skilled archers who make use of spells
  • Spellsword - Combatants capable of wielding both weapons and magic
  • Illusionist - Mages who use in Illusion magic to manipulate others
  • Summoner - Mages skilled in the arts of Conjuration to bring forth otherworldly allies
  • Enchanter - Characters making heavy use of enchanting techniques
  • Battlemage - Mages that can also use weapons to destroy their foes
  • Nightblade - Rogues and assassins that use magic to enhance their abilities


  • Pilgrim - Mobile warriors, travelers and hagglers
  • Rogue - Characters that make use of stealth, skill and wit to win battles
  • Scout - Stealthy archers skilled in both alchemy and close combat
  • Assassin - Characters that prefer to eliminate foes from the shadows
  • Thief - Scoundrels that steal and avoid foes to reach their goal, rather than killing them
  • Acrobat - Agile fighters who use speed and agility to their advantage
  • Alchemist - Characters skilled in making and using potions and poisons
  • Bard - Jacks of all trades, these characters use weapons, magic and skill
  • Agent - Spies and assassins, making use of spells and stealth

Miscellaneous Tags:

  • Bound Weapons - Characters who make use of conjured weapons 
  • No Crafting - Characters who do not use any crafting skills
  • Unarmored - Characters who fight without armor
  • Unarmed - Characters who fight with their fists or claws
  • Shouts - Characters who make heavy use of shouts
  • Supporter - Pacifist characters who buff their allies instead of fighting themselves.
  • Werewolf - Characters who use their werewolf form extensively
  • Vampire - Characters who utilize vampirism
  • Hero - Characters devoted to good and justice
  • Villain - Characters devoted to evil
  • Mods - Builds that rely heavily on game modifications

Race Tags:

Race tags work slightly differently. Simply add the tag 'Race:(Name of Race)'.For example, the tag for Argonians is 'Race:Argonian'. There are no spaces in there so no quotation marks are needed.

Rank Tags:

The rank tag determines a build's position in the Character Build Rankings, so ensure that you understand the ranking system before adding your tag. While all the other tags are optional, every build is required to have a rank tag that corresponds to its number of likes. More information on the group ranks and scoring can be found in detail on this page.

When creating the tag for your build use this format: 'Rank:Bloodworks' or 'Rank:Mythic'.

Character Building Events:

The event builds do not use rank tags but rather their own unique tag for whichever event they are for. They also use the 'Event Build:' prefix. To see the Event Builds, simply click the following links.

Character Building Contests:

You can search previous contests by their contest tag (Contest1 for The Mythic Dawn, Contest2 for Racial Builds) or by their placement in the contest (Contest Gold for first place, Contest Silver for second place, Contest Bronze for third place). Contests are quite different from events as there are clear winners chosen. 

Hidden Gems:

The Hidden Gems are a special type of showcase done for those builds that seem to fly under the radar and be unseen by the general population of the Skyrim Blog. And now you can find them here by simply heading to the Hidden Gem Spotlight tag.

Character Build Showcases:

You can now find all past Character Build Showcases in one place.

Joining The Archive:

To display your own builds in the archive you simply need to place group tags on your character build. You should carefully select the tags that best describe your characters most prominent characteristics to help people locate your build faster. Use the format below to ensure your build is added to the categories above...

Any build that you choose to add to the archive is allowed 3 group tags, 1 race tag, 1 rank tag, and the "Character Build Mods" tag if the build requires them. Adding more than 3 group tags will result in the host removing them.

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Thanks mate! Been looking forward to playing with those fonts but not had a build to spend them on recently...

I also played around with some of the skill icons to see if I could 'skyrimise' them earlier, first one didn't turn out so good...

ouch, no money tag.

There aren't a lot of builds that are based around money. Ponty's Burglar and Twisted's Summerset Shadow go after money, but Thief tag suits them more (as well as summoner and illusionist for the Shadow).
I still don't understand how to post my builds... plz help me
I still don't understand how to add my builds.
Click the big flashing "Click to make a new build" button on the main page, and follow the instructions.

Shouldn't it be sparkling?

YAY!  (Mostly just a bump to get notifications, as you were.)

Mainly to screw with you some, I assume.


Hmm, I did delete one of your bumps earlier Psi, I'm glad it's not just me that's noticed your little habit...

Sorry. :(  Won't let it happen again.  I mean, after this one...


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