According to the latest Skyrim Fansite poll, Destruction magic is the favorite magic skill. A whopping 51% of poll takers chose Destruction magic over all the other magic skills. Obviously gamers like to take the offensive when it comes to casting spells in Skyrim. And who can blame ’em? Nothing like a little Chain Lighting to bring a smile to a player’s face as a bunch of Falmer are being fried. Hey, is that sizzling Skulker I smell?
Coming in second was Conjuration with 19% of the vote followed by Enchanting with 13%. Illusion came in fourth place with 11% of the vote with Restoration and Alteration bringing up the rear with 4% and 2% respectively. One of the best things about Skyrim is the variety of spells available and the ability to concentrate character development on any of the magic skill sets. Looking at the results of our latest poll, Destruction magic is the runaway favorite.
Harnessing the elements of fire, frost and shock, Destruction magic is used to cause damage and destruction. The skill improves the more times a player casts spells successfully against enemies. Bonus effects are realized in addition to the initial damage inflicted:
- Flame spells set foes on fire (causing additional damage over time)
- Frost spells slow down and drain opponent’s stamina
- Shock spells sap an enemy’s magicka
Players can compound the effects of damage and destruction through the Dual Casting perk, in essence turning a player into a “two-fisted” spell caster.
Destruction Spell List
The following is a list of Destruction spells available in Skyrim. Flame spells are in red, Frost spells are in blue, and Shock spells are in purple:
[table caption=”Destruction Spells and Level” width=”500″ colwidth=”20|20|20″ colalign=”left|left|left|left|left”]
Fire Rune, Apprentice
Flame Cloak, Adept
Wall of Flames, Expert
Fire Storm, Master
Frost Rune, Apprentice
Ice Spike, Apprentice
Frost Cloak, Adept
Ice Storm, Adept
Icy Spear, Expert
Lightning Bolt, Apprentice
Lightning Rune, Apprentice
Chain Lightning, Adept
Lightning Cloak, Adept
Wall of Storms, Expert
Lightning Storm, Master
Destruction Magic Cheats
Looking for a quick and easy method to boost your Destruction skill? Can’t wait to cast those Master level spells? Then check out this 3 minute video from GamingForHaters. Simple and effective techniques to ramp up your skill level.