Character Magicka and Destruction Model by Mallard7
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Added: 18/12/2011 - 03:47PM
Updated: 26/07/2013 - 12:37PM

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Last updated at 12:37, 26 Jul 2013 Uploaded at 15:47, 18 Dec 2011

Warning: Based on an old version of Skyrim - newer patches may, or may not, have changed these mechanics (I don't know)

**The Questions**

1. What are my character's derived stats? (regen time etc)
2. What will each magicka and destruction enchanting effect do to my overall character?
3. How is my damage output effected by choosing different spells?
4. How does cast speed effect my damage? (very important at -100% cost)
5. What is my effective spell cost after perks, equipment and skills?

Soon after I started playing Skyrim I wondered whether it was more efficient to get more magicka or more magicka regen.

***How should I balance them? Ahhhhh***

I then started delving more deeply into it, and started also considering issues like sustainable damage output (from regen) vs. high initial damage output (from a large magicka pool). I also was no way near being able to enchant -100% cost equipment, and so I still had a major trade-off to decide on.

Higher ranked Spells get more magicka inefficient. I then had to try and see how much additional DPS that extra cost was worth, and how it effects my sustainable effectiveness.

***Choices, choices and choices.***

I attempted to answer these questions. In the spirit of sharing useful information, I have uploaded my spreadsheet where you can see how your own character is doing - what her vitals are!

And dispelling myths over destruction: DPS with Thunderbolt is ~187/s, at range - not too bad, eh?

The sheet is locked with no password to protect formulas. Unlock through the "Review Tab".