I just started playing, still making my character. Think I'm going to head the Arcane Warrior route...but trying to figure out how I want to play it. I'd rather be a cross between a tank and a mage rather than just a tank or just a mage.
So I got the Arcane Bolt for free and then I put two points into Flame Blast and Flaming Weapons. I guess we will see how it goes, I can always restart. Hell I must have restarted The Elder Scrolls 4309587409357 times.