Create your Character Well first off these are all guaranteed. I tested them and if you can keep up with the other guides some other members of cheatcodes.com have submitted you can successfully beat this game. Melee. Suggested races:Orc,Nord,Imperial, Redguard. Now to begin obviously select your character, I will explain how to create four types of status:melee, range, melee/mage, and magic. So first go through all that prison stuff. Whatever you do DO NOT use spells unless you just bought the game and need help with controls. Okay so now your being asked "What sign have you been born under?" Well your going for the best melee thing so select the warrior sign. Now you go on yada yada yada now the Emporer is dead and Barus asks your what you are. He may say your an experienced battlemage, just to say, you will need to go in and create your own class. Select all blunt, blade, block, marksman (I understand I said range but you may need this when you really want to be silent), heavy armor, light armor, and armorer. All these will help you as a melee warrior. That is the basic set up for all melee. The best thing you could do though is not be pure melee. You lose certain aspects of combat (magic can give you a huge jump on your foes at a distance as magic does not lose it's power). Melee/Mage Suggested races:Dark Elf, Breton, High Elf. OK do all the necessary stuff and when you get to the birthsign thing select either The Mage or The Warrior(if you want to be a more magic melee/mage select mage and vice versa). So now if you decided to be a more magic thing before this use spells more or more warrior use more blunt or blade or even hand-to-hand. Whatever you do though, make sure you balance it out though or it would not be as effective to be Melee/Mage. So now continue on and train yourself as directed. Then select Battlemage class if your primary magic. Or create your own class but with all the same things as Battlemage except combat being your primary. Range Suggested races: Dark Elf, Wood Elf, Argonian, Khajit. OK go through all the stuff and then be born under the sign of the Thief. Then continue through and always use a bow which should be fairly obvious. Ok now continue through and when it asks for your class say your an Archer or Scout. This can be easily tweaked to another thing in custom class but no matter what keep marksman as your primary thing. Mage Suggested races:High Elf, Breton. OK go through all the junk and be born under the sign of the Mage. Then continue through and USE SPELLS OFTEN(97 percent of the time can be used to train your destruction, the other three percent to train restoration). Then once you make it to the class thing select the mage class(sorry about the class thing but I forgot it's real name). Well this is where I have to stop. Good luck though and continue to train this way throughout the game. Mage should be balanced once you have all your mage skills(mysticism, destruction, illusion etc.) So as I said, good luck beating oblivion!