Magic For Mages

#1 Posted by BasketSnake (1239 posts) -

I'm playing pure mage dual wielding spells. I've been thinking about leveling a bit of stamina just in case I want to change it up to a warrior style later on. What do you think? Do you level your magic only? I play high elf. Love the magic regen racial...it's pretty neat. I can't decide if I should spend points on all the destruction spells or just one. What's your plan?

#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4690 posts) -

I like the way you think. I want to use fire in both hands. Burn my foes to the ground.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Couldn't hurt, I'm going dual wield but I have put some points in magicka, I can heal myself fully and not even spend half of my mana on it.
Power attacks (which use stamina) can really mess up things, so it'll work out.
 
Plus, longer sprinting!

#4 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

For what it's worth, I can't fucking choose between playing an archer or a mage, so I've been leveling both a bit. When I play either style, I do fine. I'm level 9, only put 1 point into stamina, put like 3 into Magicka, and the rest into HP. Haven't had stamina issues when i'm archering.

#5 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Put some points into stamina for carrying weight, everything else goes to health.

#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

I'm battlemagin' got my destruction and one handed about equal, though with more focus on the sword perks. Doing the first destruction perk once means even with 100 magicka you can send out a very long, extended stream of fire. I use it like a goddamn flamethrower and it's awesome. I should look into upgrading my magic capacity, but I haven't exactly been running up the limits of it often.

#7 Posted by BasketSnake (1239 posts) -

Shit, forgot about encumbrance. Looks like I'll be mixing it up then. Funny story on the side....yesterday I entered Whiterun for the first time. I looked around and got my quests and stole stuff and talked to the jarl and did what I had to do. When I exited the main gate the message popped up with the drumroll sound - "Whiterun discovered". I had jumped over the fence when entering.

#8 Posted by sarahsdad (1110 posts) -

Haven't played yet, so this may be a really obvious thing, but do different races/creatures have resistances and weaknesses vs. different magic attacks?

#9 Posted by flamex111 (13 posts) -

dont just play with one type of magic as theres meant to be many types of dragons...as using fire on fire dragon wont work nor using frost on frost dragon...

use more types of spells..

#10 Posted by project343 (2833 posts) -

I'm going 'Battlemage.' Which translates to: Heavy Armor, One-Handed, Destruction, Restoration, Conjuration. Always have a sword and a spell in my hands. So yes, I'm certainly upgrading stamina. But for a mage? I wouldn't waste your precious level-ups on it.

#11 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Right now I have a staff and fire, since the staff drains the stamina meter even though it does sparks damage. So magicka/stamina is important as I can't defend myself, so need to be swift.

#12 Posted by BasketSnake (1239 posts) -

I'm all for using all types of magic but I'm not sure I'm willing to spend all my perk points into all three of the destruction trees. I'd rather max out one (I chose fire) and spend points in other trees.

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