Effect[edit | edit source]
Location[edit | edit source]
The stone is located in the volcanic tundra between Windhelm and Riften, just outside the mountain range between the two locations. Near the Eldergleam Sanctuary and Darkwater Crossing, the stone is by the river to the southeast.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The magicka regeneration decrease may appear to be a disadvantage at first, but when combined with the Recovery perks, the drawbacks can be negated, with the added benefit of an extra 50 magicka points and 50% spell absorption.
When combined with the Magic Resistance and the Atronach perks from Alteration and the Elemental Protection perk from Block, it is possible to build a character that is highly resilient to magic. These advantages are more prominent on races with a greater magical aptitude. As an example, the Bretons, who possess the Dragonskin power, can stack this with the Atronach Stone, making the player immune to magic for the duration of Dragonskin. As for an Altmer, the player can counter the reduced magicka regeneration by engaging their Highborn power or by using equipment with the Regenerate Magicka enchantment, such as the Morokei mask. It is also possible to possess 170 points of extra magicka for the Altmer if they elect to use this stone, owing to their initial magicka pool being higher than other races, combined with the Miraak mask. The Nahkriin mask will also provide extra magicka, although Miraak's mask gives a larger reserve should the player character be over level 60 when the latter is unlocked. confirmation needed
See the Spell Absorption page for more information on obtaining 100% spell absorption.
Also given the way the magic regeneration system works, with the more magicka a character has, the more they gain per second. So with a 50% reduction to magic regeneration, the two ways to counteract this effect is to either get another 50% regeneration effect OR double the magicka capacity.
For another, slightly unorthodox, strategy, this stone can be used by a pure combat character who does not use spells. The slight stunt in magicka regeneration is rendered irrelevant, while gaining powerful Spell Absorption. The magicka boost, however, is similarly disregarded.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
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