Anyone have a clue? I'm wanting to go down the path of a vampire with a new character as I have yet to do so but I also want to use a mage type character as my current character is melee and archry based as it stands. So can anyone help?
Dark Elf is the best way to go. They're natural nightblades and their racial abilities go really well with the abilities of a vampire. I have a dark elf vampire nightblade named Xayah, and he's really awesome. (BTW: If you didn't already know, a nightblade is a stealth mage.)
I kinda remember that class but never used it as it seems i'm more drawn to melee and archry type classes sadly. I'm actually forcing myself into using a mage type class now as ive neglected it so much on my current character it's a pain to increase it. Thanks for the help will have to make a Dark Elf an get it started on the path of magic and vampiric powers.
From the research I've been g the ring on this topic I suggest either a altmer or Dark Elf. altmers (high elves) are skilled in every magical skill. But on the other hand dark elves have a resistance to fire which makes up for the fact vampires have a weakness of fire up to stage 2 and if you get the lady standing stone it makes up for the weakness to sunlight so overall when I made a class just like this I picked dark elf to reduce most negative effects of being a vampire I recommend you do the same one more thing dunmers (dark elves) also start off with high destruction magic which is probably going to be your main offensive spells
I agree with high elf being the best candidate, however a sign of atronach is necessary, to negate increased incoming magic damage. You can literally be oneshotted by some mages wielding fire if youre altmer vampire, 50% magic absorption, further boosted by items completely eliminates this threat.
Although Dunmer looks best at first glance, 50% isn't that much when you're up against enemies that use high-powered spells, like Pyromancers and Thalmor Wizards. I've played as Nords before (who have 50% resistance to frost) and still got annihilated by Cryomancers and Malkoran, so 50% resistance isn't everything. The Atronach Stone and the Alteration perk "Atronach" and "Magic Resistance" will make you almost invulnerable to spells. Downside is that Conjuration spells have a higher chance at not working, since you "absorbed" the spell.
With that stone and the perks I've mentioned, any race can be a vampire mage, or just plain mage and no vampire traits.