I have all the DLCs for Skyrim. I have leveled alchemy to 100 and have enchanting at 80 ( and will happily go to 100 for the purpose of armoring my mage properly). I am playing a standard caster (conjurer/destruction), and would like to either craft my own armor and enchant it or enchant the Ancient Falmer armor (or something else if there is a "found" armor that is better).
My goal is to be less dependent on a follower tank or a thrall tank as I adventure. Right now at level 46 the bandits pretty much one shot me in my Archmage robes unless I hide behind my tank or my thralls (which I don't mind up to a point, after all I am a mage). I prefer to kill fast rather than kite or survive via wards and armor spells so my goal is to have a bit more survivability via armor without making my character OP. as opposed to full on alteration mitigation.
As a mage, should I craft my own armor? If so, should I craft light armor?
Right now I've gone the pure magicka route. If I go the light armor route should I redistribute my attributes for more stamina? If so do I do that via the console or is there a legit way via something along the line of the black book that permits me to change perks?
When I enchant my armor should I enchant for conjuration and destruction or one or the other and magicka regen on the body?
Sorry for this book of a question. This is my first post here so I'm not completely sure of the etiquette regarding length vs. background information.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.