I think I must have mis-spec'd my character somehow. I'm mid-40s Battlemage (1h magic 1h sword), and I get annihilated in boss fights. Brutalized. Dragon fights are no cakewalk either. And if I spar against 2+ humans at a time, especially mages, it's terribly difficult. I die a hell of a lot.
I'm only on Adept, so I have no idea why it's such a struggle. It just seems like attacks cut through my armor like butter. I get one-shot by a power attack with 50% health left quite a lot. It's getting aggravating. Been dumping perks in Resto/Destro/1H/Light Armor.
Anyone have any tips or suggestions? I'm on PC, so I can respec if need be. But it's getting tiresome struggling with average caves.
I cannot express how much buying the static first perks in 1H and Light Armor help. I'm a thief build (1H/Light Armor/Sneak/Resto) and had struggles before with any boss fights after I got caught sneaking but now that I bumped the statics up to the highest I can go, I can take most anything on. With the perks, my set of Dark Brotherhood Armor has higher armor than Dragonplate Armor.