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Destruction

Destruction is one of the five schools of magic in Skyrim. Destruction spells inflict elemental damage to the enemies. The Destruction skill tree has a total of 14 perks and it requires a total of 17 perk points to complete.

 

The School of Destruction involves the harnessing the energies of fire, frost and shock. This skill makes it easier to cast spells like Fireball, Ice Spike, and Lightning Bolt.

 

Destruction Skill Perks

Perk Rank Description Skill Level Requirement Perk Requirement
Novice Destruction  -  Cast Novice level Destruction spells for half Magicka.    
Destruction Dual Casting  -  Dual casting a Destruction spell overcharges the effects into an even more powerful version.  20 Destruction Novice Destruction
Apprentice Destruction -  Cast Apprentice level Destruction spells for half Magicka. 25 Destruction Novice Destruction
Augmented Flames 1 Fire spells do 25% more damage. 30 Destruction Novice Destruction
2 Fire spells do 50% more damage. 60 Destruction Augmented Flames Level 1
Augmented Frost 1 Frost spells do 25% more damage. 30 Destruction Novice Destruction
2 Frost spells do 50% more damage. 60 Destruction Augmented Frost Level 1
Augmented Shock 1 Shock spells do 25% more damage. 30 Destruction Novice Destruction
2 Shock spells do 50% more damage. 60 Destruction Augmented Shock Level 1
Rune Master  - Can place runes five times farther away. 40 Destruction Apprentice Destruction
Impact  - Most destruction spells will stagger an opponent when dual cast. 40 Destruction Destruction Dual Casting
Adept Destruction  - Cast Adept level Destruction spells for half Magicka.  50 Destruction Apprentice Destruction
Intense Flames  - Fire damage causes targets to flee if their Health is low (under 20%). 50 Destruction Augmented Flames
Deep Freeze  - Frost damage paralyzes targets if their Health is low (under 20%). 60 Destruction Augmented Frost
Disintegrate  - Shock spells disintegrate targets if their Health is low (under 15%). 70 Destruction Augmented Shock
Expert Destruction  - Cast Expert level Destruction spells for half Magicka. 75 Destruction Adept Destruction
Master Destruction  - Cast Master level Destruction spells for half Magicka. 100 Destruction Expert Destruction

Destruction Spells

Novice Destruction Spells(skill level 0)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Flames
A gout of fire inflicting a base damage of 8 points of fire damage per second. Targets on fire take extra damage. One of the two basic spells. 14 per second


Frostbite
A blast of cold inflicting a base damage of 8 points of frost damage per second to Health and Stamina. 16 per second

Sparks
Lightning which inflicts a base damage of 8 points of shock damage per second to Health and Magicka. 19 per second

Arniel's Convection
Burns the target 1 point per second. Targets on fire take extra damage. 0 per second

Vampiric Drain
Absorb 2, 3, 4 or 5 points (depends upon the level of vampirism) of Health from the target. 6, 10, 13 or 17 per second (depends upon the level of vampirism)

Apprentice Destruction Spells(skill level 25)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Firebolt
A bolt of fire that inflicts 25 points of fire damage. Targets on fire take extra damage. 41

Freeze
(Dragonborn)
A spike of ice that does 20 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina and slows the target for 15 seconds. 30

Ice Spike
A spike of ice that inflicts 25 points of ice damage to Health and Stamina. 48

Ignite
(Dragonborn)
A blast of flame that sets targets of fire, doing 4 damage per second for 15 seconds. 30

Lightning Bolt
A bolt of lightning that inflicts 25 points of shock damage to Health and half as much to Magicka. 51

Fire Rune
Cast on a nearby surface, it explodes for 50 points of damage when enemies come near. Affected targets take extra damage. 234

Frost Rune
Cast on a nearby surface, it explodes for 50 points of damage to Health and Stamina when enemies come near. Movement speed is reduced for affected targets. 293

Lightning Rune
Cast on a nearby surface, it explodes for 50 points of damage to Health and half as much to Magicka when enemies come near. 323

Adept Destruction Spells(skill level 50)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Chain Lightning
A lighting bolt inflicting 40 points of damage to Health and half as much to Magicka, then leaps to a new target. If the character has learned Augmented Shock 2/2, the lightning jumps on one additional target and does 60 damage. Caution! Friendly-fire is possible. 156

Fireball
A fireball which explodes on impact for 40 points of damage in a 15 foot radius. Targets on fire take extra damage. If the character has learned Augmented Flames 2/2, the radius of the fire explosion is increased by 5 and damage increases to 60 points. Does harm Followers, but not Dragonborn. 133

Ice Storm
A freezing whirlwind that does 40 points of damage per second to Health and Stamina. The whirlwind radius is increased if the character has Augmented Frost 2/2. Spell range is smaller if cast with Destruction Dual Casting. Does harm Followers, but not Dragonborn. 144

Flame Cloak
For 60 seconds, opponents in melee range take 8 points of damage per second. Targets on fire take extra damage. Does not harm Followers. Does harm neutral NPCs like town guards. 289

Frost Cloak
For 60 seconds, opponents in melee range take 8 points of damage per second to Health and Stamina. Does not harm Followers. Does harm neutral NPCs like town guards. 316

Lightning Cloak
For 60 seconds, nearby opponents take 8 points of damage per second to Health and half as much to Magicka. Does not harm Followers. Does harm neutral NPCs like town guards. 370

Whirlwind Cloak
(Dragonborn)
For 60 seconds, opponents in melee range have a chance of being flung away. 338

Expert Destruction Spells(skill level 75)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Icy Spear
A spear of ice that does 60 (90) points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. 320

Incinerate
A blast of fire that does 60 (90) points of fire damage. Targets on fire take extra damage. 298

Thunderbolt
A thunderbolt that does 60 (90) points of shock damage to Health and half that to Magicka. 343

Wall of Flames
Sprayed on the ground, it creates a wall of fire that does 50 points of fire damage per second. Does not harm Followers or Dragonborn. 118 per second

Wall of Frost
Sprayed on the ground, it creates a wall of frost that does 50 points of frost damage per second. Does not harm Followers or Dragonborn. 137 per second

Wall of Storms
Sprayed on the ground it creates a wall of lightning that does 50 points of shock damage per second. Does not harm Followers or Dragonborn. 145 per second

Master Destruction Spells(skill level 100)

Complete "Destruction Ritual Spell" when reaching level 90 Destruction to unlock Mater Destruction spells.

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Blizzard
Creates a blizzard that surrounds the caster. Targets take 20 point of frost damage every second for 10 seconds, plus Stamina damage. 656

Fire Storm
A 100 point fiery explosion centered on the caster. The closer a target is, the more damage they take. 846

Lightning Storm
Fires a continuous stream of lightning. Target takes 75 points of shock damage per second to Health, and half that to Magicka. 138 per second



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