I'm the usual Tamriel Vault member of a certain age: I work full-time, look at the site when I can, and swear I'll actually finish a build one of these days once I have one I think is fun to share after a full playthrough.
How Did You Find TamrielVault?
Which Elder Scrolls Games Have You Played?
Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim
Which Elder Scrolls Spin-offs Have You Played?
Which Fallout Games Have You Played?
Fallout 3, Fallout 4
I started off last night pretty confidant, managed to install a few mods easily in Oblivion and the this morning I was awakened to the true pain that comes from figuring how to make this shit work. (tu)
Can confirm. In vanilla, no skill experience is gained from using staves, but the higher the magical skill for the type of staff (e.g., Destruction magic and a Staff of Fireballs), the more efficient the staff is with its charge.
It could also be asked whether or not it's morally acceptable to trap the souls of animals, also. Even if they aren't sentient, they're plenty capable of feeling pain. Are mammoths' souls equivalent in power to man and mer souls because of the animal's size, or perhaps because of its intelligence?
I've actually roleplayed a judgment-themed character who used the Staff of Hallfdir to trap souls before slaying enemies as a form of punishment. He did end up a master enchanter, using the power of the souls of those he'd found guilty in order to empower himself.
I've also played a pure mage build who shunned the thought of enchantment, feeling it to be morally wrong. He instead relied on alchemical concoctions to boost his magicka and the overall power of his spells.
I suspect, based on what a General Tullius says, that Skyrim is also something of a backward region. It may very well be that Cyrodil has progressed much further in terms of science and civilization, but that Skyrim has either fought change due to its staunch traditionalism or is too far from the beaten path for change tkmhave reached it.
((Hello there! Just slapped this together in one writing session for fun and wanted to play with the blog function to see how it'd work. Pray for me. I'll hopefully be adding a lot more detail about this character later, and with luck you might enjoy him.))
One of these days, Fletcher thoug...