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Magic is one of the main skill groups in Skyrim. There are five major magic skills:Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, and Restoration which are correspond to the five schools of magic in Skyrim. Enchanting is the magic crafting skill and has a different mechanics then the other magics.

Magic Skills

Alteration

Alteration is one of the five schools of magic in Skyrim. The Alteration skill tree has a total of 10 perks and it requires a total of 14 perk points to complete the skill tree.

 

 The School of Alteration involves the manipulation of the physical world and it's natural properties. This skill makes it easier to cast spells like Waterbreathing, Magical Protection and Paralysis.

Alteration Perks

Perk Rank Description Skill Level Requirement Perk Requirement
Novice Alteration  - Cast Novice level Alteration spells for half Magicka.  -  -
Alteration Dual Casting  - Dual casting an Alteration spell overcharges the effects into an even more powerful version. 20 Alteration Novice Alteration
Apprentice Alteration  - Cast Apprentice level Alteration spells for half Magicka. 25 Alteration Novice Alteration
Magic Resistance 1 Blocks 10% of a spell's effects. 30 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
2 Blocks 20% of a spell's effects. 50 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
3 Blocks 30% of a spell's effects. 70 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
Adept Alteration  - Cast Adept level Alteration spells for half Magicka. 50 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
Expert Alteration  - Cast Expert level Alteration spells for half Magicka. 75 Alteration Adept Alteration
Atronach  - Absorb 30% of the Magicka of any spells that hit you. 100 Alteration Expert Alteration
Master Alteration  - Cast Master level Alteration spells for half Magicka. 100 Alteration Expert Alteration
Stability  - Alteration spells have 50% greater duration. 70 Alteration Adept Alteration
Mage Armor 1 Protection spells like Stoneflesh are twice as strong if not wearing armor. 30 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
2 Protection spells like Stoneflesh are 2.5 times as strong if not wearing armor. 50 Alteration Apprentice Alteration
3 Protection spells like Stoneflesh are three times as strong if not wearing armor. 70 Alteration Apprentice Alteration

Alteration Spells

Novice Alteration Spells(skill level 0)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost
Candlelight Creates a hovering light that lasts for 60 seconds. 21
Equilibrium Convert health into Magicka at a rate of 25 points per second. Caster can be killed by this effect. 0 (25 health per second)

Oakflesh
Improves the caster's armor rating by 40 points for 60 seconds. 103

Apprentice Alteration Spells(skill level 25)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost
Magelight Ball of light that lasts 60 seconds and sticks where it strikes. 84

Stoneflesh
Improves the caster's armor rating by 60 points for 60 seconds. 194

Adept Alteration Spells(skill level 50)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Ash Shell
(Dragonborn)
Targets that fail to resist are immobilized in hardened ash for 30 seconds. 149 per second


Detect Life

Nearby living creatures, (but not undead, machines, or daedra) can be seen through walls. 100 per second

Ironflesh
Improves the caster's armor rating by 80 points for 60 seconds. 266

Telekinesis
Can pull an object to you from distance. Add it to your inventory or throw it. 170 per second

Transmute
Transmute one piece of unrefined Iron Ore to Silver, or Silver Ore to Gold, if the caster is carrying any. 100

Waterbreathing
Can breathe under water for 60 seconds. 222

Expert Alteration Spells(skill level 75)

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Ash Rune
(Dragonborn)
Cast on a nearby surface, it explodes when enemies are nearby, immobilizing them in hardened ash for 30 seconds. 248

Detect Dead
Nearby dead can be seen through walls. 148 per second

Ebonyflesh
Improves the caster's armor rating by 100 points for 60 seconds. 341

Paralyze
Targets that fail to resist are paralyzed for 10 seconds. 450

Master Alteration Spells(skill level 100)

Complete "Alteration Ritual Spell"  when reaches level 90 Alteration to unlock Mater Alteration spells

Spell Name Description Base Magicka Cost

Dragonhide
Caster ignores 80% of all physical damage for 30 seconds. 837

Mass Paralysis
All targets in the area that fail to resist are paralyzed for 15 seconds. 937

 




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