I hear a lot of people say destruction magic is underpowered in terms of fire power at higher levels. I'll note some general pros and cons of destruction magic Pros: -Destruction magic can directly attack stamina and magicka with frost and lightening spells -You can chain stun an enemy with impact perk -Some enemies are weak against certain elements and destruction magic provides all 3 types of elements -Some spells have AoE Cons: -There is a limited number of spells to choose from. -The damage is set for each spell. The only way to increase your damage is through perks and potions. Even then, damage boosting perks are very limited and potion effects don't stack. On contrast, one-handed perks let you can upgrade the damage all the way up to 100% and you can make it even stronger with better weapons. -Some enemies are just immune to magic. Especially with mages using magic shield. -If you're playing as full mage, you need to invest a lot of points to magicka. Hence, your health is very low so you'll die almost immediately in close combat... You can read more statistics right here. So, I would like to know what you guys think. I think that destruction magic does gets pretty weak in higher levels... However, I haven't played with melee weapons yet so I can't give much comparison.