Skyrim Build: The Clever Man
Name: Heifnir Hoar-Blood
Standing Stone: Lover (early), Atronach (mid-end)
M/H/S: 40/60/0 (Once you can cancel out spell cost through enchanting, dump the rest into health. You won't need stamina)
Major Skills: Destruction, Conjuration, Enchanting
Minor Skills: Alchemy, Light Armor & Smithing
Destruction: Novice-Expert Destruction, Augmented Frost 1-2, Deep Freeze, Augmented Shock 1-2, Disintegrate, Destruction Dual Casting & Impact (12)
Conjuration: Novice-Master Conjuration, Conjuration Dual Casting, Summoner 1-2, Atromancy, Elemental Potency & Twin Souls (11)
Enchanting: Enchanter 1-5, Insightful Enchanter, Corpus Enchanter & Extra Effect (8)
Light Armor: Agile Defender 1-5, Custom Fit, Unhindered, Wind Walker, Matching Set & Deft Movement (10)
Alchemy: Alchemist 1-5, Physician, Benefactor, Experimenter 1-3, Poisoner, Concentrated Poison, Green Thumb, Snakeblood & Purity (15)
Smithing: Steel Smithing, Dwarven Smithing & Arcane Blacksmith (3)
Note: you're only using smithing to maximize your improvement on your armor. You can also make a potion to further improve it or enchant a set of smithing clothes or both as well.
Playstyle: You are a frost mage first and foremost. During the early stages of the game this is difficult as many enemies are resistant to frost and therefore don't do much damage. It is advised to quickly level your enchanting first so you can reduce the cost of destruction spells to a significant low.
While you primarily use frost magic, lighting is your situational back up in the event you have a hostile frost atronach harassing you. Alchemy is for buffering your Destruction spells and longer lasting atronachs. Smithing is only used to increase the skill to 100. Once there, you can enchant 4 pieces of clothing to make smithing items 100% better and with a custom created potion with buffed alchemy clothing, your simple fur armor is as tough and sturdy as legendary daedric armor.
Backstory: Heifnir was born in Windhelm. His parents were Stormcloaks and his older brother was only a couple years away from being recruited himself. As a child he was taught to distrust outsiders, especially Imperials and was never allowed to go near the Gray Quarter. This made Heifnir very nationalistic. Now most kids his age learned about ancient nord heroes like Feldir the Old and Gormlaith Golden-Hilt who slew dragons in mythic times. Heifnir was different though as his fascinations spawned from the tales of the Clever Men, Nordic mages who were as respected as their warrior counterparts.
Heifnir made a promise to himself he would one day ask his parents to let him study at the college and that when he returned, would officially join up with the Stormcloaks. His time came when he turned 21 and was ready to be recruited into their ranks. His parents thought he was crazy for wanting to learn magic over swordplay. However after some persuasive talk, they reluctantly agreed. Their condition was he go to Cyrodiil to learn it as not to raise suspicion among the other Nords of Windhelm. In a weeks time, Heifnir packed a few essential belongings and made his way for the southern border in Falkreath.
The guards at the border were suspicious of his intentions going into Cyrodiil but granted him access. He made it to Bruma the same night and was able to gain acess to the hall of the Cynod. For the next year, he spent his days studying basic and later advanced magical theory. He understood the ideas so well he was ready to begin putting them into practice. That was until one day, he recieved a letter from a neighbor in Windhelm stating that his parents and brother had been killed in a skirmish in the Pale against a large Legionnaire party.
Heifnir fell into a state of despair. The funeral was in one week and he had to abandon his courses to make it home. He packed what he could carry and made for the border but was arrested there on suspicion of being a Stormcloak spy. They bound his hands a put him on a cart to Helgen.