So I am thinking about starting a new character that doesn't do damage. No I'm not trying for a pacifist run where you abuse followers and summons, If I have to kill I will but only when there is no other option. I use Ordinator for perks so it will not be default, I also have an uncapper so skills can go past 100. I'm planning on using illusion, sneak, pickpocket, alchemy, and enchanting on my main basis. Illusion and sneak are going to be my main ways to get past things, with pickpocking in potions of paralyze as a side (yes I'm likely to fus-ro-dah some paralyzed person off a mountain because it sounds funny). Pickpocket will also be important for getting stuff from people as there will be far less looting then normal, and later I can even take equipped items (again expect some town full of very poorly armed guards because... funny). I'm kind of sick of using restoration so going to try potions instead plus that will level alchemy.
I want to try not to "train" any skills, like making junk potions or muffle in town.
I'm stil working out Race. Likely become vampire for the illusion and sneak bonuses. Resists are not major as enchanting will fix that later. An Argonian camelion seems fitting for what I'm planning. Altmer seems fitting for the bonus magicka equal to an extra 5 levels and mana regen ability plus starting with fury is a nice perk, their disposition in the game just seems like that would be way out of line. Kajiit are the right dispositon plus night eye is nice with some of the lighting mods but that is fixed by becoming vampire for any race. Nord is a popular choice for me for the frost resist starting out as I tend to use frostfall and it makes life much easier but again disposition for them is more "ME HIT WITH AX" or "walk in front gate kill, walk out same gate" (Ulfric I'm talking about you).
Any advice, or massive hole in my plans? Well holes other then dragons, I'm aware of that issue with my build. maybe if I don't go vampire I could join them cure myself and then "hire" aka grab a follower or two or three from there to kill the dragons while I sit my invisible ass in a safe corner. Is there a mod where I can actually hire them without joining, like what they say they do? Oooo are there thieves guild followers I can take out? That guild would be a better fit for doing the missions then the companions.