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Favorite magic skill tree

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 2:09 AM EDT

    What is your favorite magic oriented skill tree when it comes to skyrim? Mine is conjuration hands down! Nothing is quite as satisfying as summoning two dremora lords and then turning into a werewolf! 

    • 33 posts
    June 14, 2013 2:10 AM EDT

    Restoration. nuff said.

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 2:16 AM EDT

    I would say restoration is a (very) close second for me. If they didn't have conjuration, that would easily be my next choice!

    • 25 posts
    June 14, 2013 5:49 AM EDT

    Illusion;you can force your enemies to kill each other;I never got the hang of it though.

    • 13 posts
    June 14, 2013 6:03 AM EDT

    Illusion ... Making enemies kill each other since 11/11/11

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 8:08 AM EDT

    Too true! Nothing quite as entertaining as sending enemies into a frenzy to kill each other, while you just sit back and enjoy the show!

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 8:11 AM EDT

    I feel your pain on this. I couldn't quite get the hang of it at first either. But the more time I spent practicing my timing and using illusion, it slowly came to me. Just keep practicing! You'll get it down pat.

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    June 14, 2013 8:19 AM EDT


    Magic Resistance, Detect Life/Dead, Paralysis, Telekinesis, Magelight, Candlelight, Dragonhide - it's the most versatile school

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 8:28 AM EDT

    Alteration is pretty awesome, but I usually only go into it for the passive resistances. I never had a reason to delve into the other aspects of the school. The character I'm in the process of creating for the CB group though is using alteration for paralysis and telekinesis as well, and I've actually have found it rewarding. Just not high on my list of favorites personally

  • June 14, 2013 9:28 AM EDT

    i would have to say Destruction was better then useing a chain ligthing on 5 guys and in 1 spell they all desinergrate jus sayn ivv had a lot of laughs doing this


  • June 14, 2013 9:46 AM EDT

    Favorite Magic Skill Trees:

    Destruction, Alteration, Conjuration.

    • 69 posts
    June 14, 2013 9:56 AM EDT

    Conjuration is the best perk tree. Nothing is more satisfying than watching your enemies fallen comrade coming back to life to slay them.

    • 49 posts
    June 14, 2013 11:51 AM EDT

    I don't like magic in Skyrim, F*ck me right?

    No seriously, magic isn't as cool as it should be but Alteration gets the crown for being the most versatile.

  • Mr.
    • 763 posts
    June 14, 2013 11:53 AM EDT

    Alteration and as a close second, restoration.

    • 490 posts
    June 14, 2013 12:12 PM EDT

    Alteration! The tool belt magic of Skyrim. Love that school.

    • 33 posts
    June 14, 2013 12:57 PM EDT

    Conjuration. It's just something about summoning daedra from the planes of Oblivion.

    • 80 posts
    June 14, 2013 1:11 PM EDT

    Restoration. I prefer not having to go to the menu to use a potion mid combat, it feels cheap.

    • 25 posts
    June 14, 2013 1:43 PM EDT

    Another good use for Illusion is Hired Thugs on higher difficulties.Normally,no one attacks them besides followers,but if you cast Fury/Frenzy on them,every guard in the city will attack them.

    • 168 posts
    June 14, 2013 3:09 PM EDT

    My favorites are Destruction and Alteration. I like combining the elemental cloak spells with the flesh spells, it's great for my warrior characters, and both of those effects carry over to the beast forms.

    Alteration also provides useful resistance perks, as well as utility spells like paralysis and candlelight. Destruction has a good ranged magic attack, and close range magic for spellswords.

    There's something to be said about each of the magic skills, but these two are just my favorites.

  • June 14, 2013 3:11 PM EDT

    Alteration's absorb magic is my favourite. Don't even have to do anything, it does it itself. 

    • 12 posts
    June 14, 2013 6:09 PM EDT

     For me it's probably a tie between Conjuration and Alteration.

  • June 14, 2013 8:15 PM EDT

    bind potions on favorites>hotkey

    • 80 posts
    June 14, 2013 8:37 PM EDT

    I prefer for my spells to be on hotkeys.

    • 30 posts
    June 15, 2013 1:21 AM EDT

    Conjuration. I love bound weapons and summons a little too much. It's closely followed by Illusion and Restoration, though.

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    June 15, 2013 1:50 AM EDT

    Conjuration slightly ahead of alteration for me.  (I like the bound weapons). 

    @ Ben.  You don't need magic to melee naked, just skill.