So I started a new character today.
He's a Redguard. I originally wanted to focus on 1 handed, block and archery mostly (1 handed and shield), and I had the RP idea of sporting Imperial Light Armor throughout the game like a loyal and dedicated legionnaire.
Needless to say, the act is getting old pretty fast. I'm still focusing on 1 handed and shield, light armor, conjuration and archery. So now I conjure imbalanced weapons and still relatively puny atronachs, but they'll grow beefier as I grind that conjuration tree... I did cheese it a fair bit, so it's at 60, my highest skill. I'm like level 13. I can still only summon fire atronachs and they seem to be the biggest pushovers, aside from having high DPS? Been encountering some kick-ass necromancers who 3 hit them with swift zaps of ice and lightning. :O
Managing mana even with skilling the "halve mana cost" perks is being a bit tough, I have 160 magicka atm. It just regens so sloooowly, I feel inclined to equip this girly robe of conjuration I found earlier. I am wearing some looted dwarven boots that give +30 stamina and the rest is still all Imperial. I did look quite like the little soldier with my normal bow, arrows, shield and steel sword, but I guess I was seduced all too well by the awesomeness of Conjuration.