so I've been trying to work with the perk calculator for a while now... and not sure what to do for a straight destruction mage.... but i dont know what to do for equipment... was thinking of doing robes only and use alteration spells for my armor....Was thinking of using wards and the ebonyflesh or dragonhide spells and use pure destruction... no conjuration or swords or bows... so my questions are... am i going over my head with magic having to cast alteration and wards for every fight to then use destruction? i dont know what clothing besides Arch Mage Robes are good for mages to make it so every spell i cast will cost 0 magic... potentially without enchanting... also not sure weather or not it's worth having dual cast for destruction and restoration if im purely doing magic.. and also not sure if worth bringing illusion up to be able to cast invisibility and muffle if i have sneak all the way up to silent movement... oh and are the alteration spells dragonhide and ebonyflesh really worth putting the points in to get them, or should i try to get robes that i can enchant? PLEASE LOOK AT MY BUILD here's my build so far on the calculator: Skyrim Perk Calculator - Plan the perks for your Skyrim character before spending them! here's my build updated: Skyrim Perk Calculator - Plan the perks for your Skyrim character before spending them! i do not want to use conjuration or any armor or melee.. purely robes and magic usage like restoration, destruction and possibly very little for illusion as well as alteration depending what you all say... thanks for all suggestions and ideas... trying to make a Mage Assassin and gonna have only mage followers and gonna be fire, ice and shock mage with up to expert restoration for grand healing and max out only left side of sneak as well as the sneak (5) and get quiet casting in illusion for sure. thats what i know so far..