Spells

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To equip a spell, open the Magic Menu and find the spell you want to equip. Use Right mouse button or Left mouse button to assign a spell to a specific hand. You can equip a spell in one hand or both hands, or different spells in each hand.

All spells cost Magicka. The cost of a spell is determined by your skill and perks in that spells school of magic. If you don't have enought Magicka, you can't cast the spell.

Many spells take a moment to prepare. Hold down Right mouse button or Left mouse button until the hand position changes, then releast Right mouse button / Left mouse button to cast the spell. You can hold a spell 'ready' as long as you like, but your Magicka will not regenerate during this time.

Other spells require active concentation. To cast these spells, hold Right mouse button or Left mouse button. The spell is usually cast immediately, and continues until you release Right mouse button / Left mouse button or you run out of Magicka.

Some spells are cast at the location of the reticle. If the spell has a limited range, the reticle will turn red over an invalid location.

Spells are available to all players irrespective of their chosen approach to gameplay. They are usually acquired by reading spell tomes. Scrolls also provide access to spells, but they are one-time applications and do not allow the wielder to learn the spell. Similarly, Staves do not require the user to know a spell to use one and do not allow the wielder to learn the spell.

Schools of magic[edit | edit source]

Spells are divided into five different schools:

Book Alteration.png Book Conjuration.png Book Destruction.png Book Illusion.png Book Restoration.png
Alteration Conjuration Destruction Illusion Restoration