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[Guide] Destruction Spell Guide

Discussion in 'Skyrim Guides and Tutorials' started by Speech500, Dec 30, 2011.

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What is your favorite Destruction Spell Type?

  1. Fire

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. Frost

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Lightning

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Speech500

    Speech500 Active Member

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    Fire Spells
    Flames
    Functions as a Flame thrower, a continual stream of fire.
    Novice
    50 Gold
    8 DPS

    Fire Rune
    A rune is placed on the floor, exploding with large force when triggered
    Apprentice
    90 Gold
    50 D
    Firebolt
    A Charged blast of Fire
    Apprentice
    96 Gold
    25 D
    Fireball
    A Fiery Explosion in 15 ft Radius
    Adept
    345 Gold
    40 D
    Flame Cloak
    Opponents in Melee range take damage
    Adept
    325 Gold
    8 DPS
    Incinerate
    A blast that does Large Damage
    Expert
    710 Gold
    60 D
    Wall of Flames
    Sprayed on the Ground, Creates a wall that does large damage over time
    Expert
    680 Gold
    50 DPS
    Fire Storm
    A Fiery Explosion centred around the caster. Does more damage to closer targets
    Master
    1290 Gold
    100 D


    Ice Spells
    Frostbite
    Used like a flamethrower, a continual stream of ice
    Novice
    47 Gold
    8 DPS

    Frost Rune
    A rune is placed on the floor, exploding with large force when triggered
    Apprentice
    92 Gold
    50 D
    Icy Spike
    A Charged blast of Ice
    Apprentice
    96 Gold
    25 D
    Frost Cloak
    Opponents in Melee range take damage
    Adept
    340 Gold
    8 DPS
    Ice Storm
    A Freezing Whirlwind
    Adept
    360 Gold
    40 DPS
    Icy Spear
    A spear of ice
    Expert
    725 Gold
    60 D
    Wall of Frost
    Sprayed on the Ground, Creates a wall that does large damage over time
    Expert
    700 Gold
    50 DPS
    Blizzard
    Targets take huge damage over time + Stamina damage
    Master
    1350 Gold
    20 DPS for 20 Seconds


    Lightning Spells
    Sparks
    Used like a flamethrower, a continual stream of Electricity
    Novice
    46 Gold
    8 DPS

    Lightning Bolt
    A Bolt of Lightning
    Apprentice
    95 Gold
    25 D
    Lightning Rune
    A trap that explodes with huge force when triggered
    Apprentice
    93 Gold
    25 D
    Chain Lightning
    Lightning Bolt that does large Damage then leaps to a new target
    Adept
    390 Gold
    40 DPS
    Lightning Cloak
    For 60 seconds nearby opponents take damage
    Adept
    360 Gold
    8 DPS and 4 Magica DPS
    Thunderbolt
    A Thunderbolt that does very large Damage
    Expert
    750 Gold
    60 D


    Wall of Storms
    Sprayed on the Ground, Creates a wall that does large damage over time
    Expert
    725 Gold
    50 DPS
    Lightning Storm
    Targets take 75 DPS to Health and 37 DPS to Magicka
    Master
    1400 Gold
    75 DPS

    Sellers
    Novice - Nelacar, Stentor, (Fellglow Keep, Helgen Keep during Unbound)
    Apprentice - Calcelmo, Falion, Sybille, Stentor, Wylandriah
    Adept - Farengar, Secret-Fire, Madena, Wuunderth the Unliving
    Expert - Enthir
    Master - Faralda




    When should i use what?
    I have been asked to write when each is useful. There is one rule that is important for figuring this out, they all do the same damage as others of the same spell type, so frostbite is the same as flames and sparks, etc. The difference, apart from visual effects and the actual effect of the spell is that they each do extra damage to a certain statistic of an enemy. Frost magic does usual damage to health and usually half that on top to stamina, this is useful to warriors and flame atronarchs, people who use stamina to do power attacks and flame based enimies or elementals, its quite useless against snow trolls or wraths another useful tip is that frost magic is hard to use on dragons, speedy enimies, frost spells take time to reach enimies so they will be harder to aim. Shock magic usually does normal(ish) damage and half that to magicka, this is very useful against mages, as it saps their magicka, practically stripping them of defense, though man y use wards that stop magic so you may want to go with a weapon for them. It is also something to know that shock magic travels instantly, and is therefore very useful on dragons. The last type of magic is of course, fire. Fire does usual damage and extra damage over time by use of a 'burn' effect. Fire is good against any ice based enemy, such as frost trolls, (those devious bastards) and frost dragons, once they land (fire spells are not instant, so dragons can easily be missed).

    I think they are all useful spells but as a whole, the left hand should contain ice for stamina using enemies or shock for magicka using enimies, whilst the right should always contain a good fire spell.
     
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  2. Oblo

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    For lightning you accidently put Ice Spells.
     
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    I voted fire cause as a Archer I need something for those pesky Trolls
     
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    Frost. Ice Storm is just so BA.
     
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    I've developed a certain affinity for the Lightning spells. They've been the most helpful to me when bringing down Dragons :D Plus, come on.... Chain Lightning... awesome.
     
  6. Speech500

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    I found chain lightning utterly useless. And to be honest it used all my magica, i found for me, lightning bolt does far more damage
     
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    Thanks for adding this, VERY helpful!!!
     
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    Your welcome
     

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