The stone is located in the volcanic tundra between Windhelm and Riften, just outside the mountain range between the two locations. The stone is by the river southeast of Eldergleam Sanctuary and a short distance east of Darkwater Crossing.
There are several ways in which the impact of the 50% reduced magicka regeneration from the Atronach stone can be reduced or even eliminated. Magicka regeneration may be increased through enchanted equipment or potions. Looted or purchased equipment of magicka regeneration can provide increases of up to 100% for rings, amulets, and helmets, and 150% for robes. Such items may be disenchanted to enable the player to enchant their own equipment, ordinarily by up to 60%. Potions of regenerate magicka provide increases of between 50% and 100% for 300 seconds. The Recovery perks increase magicka regeneration by up to 50%. As all effects are additive, magicka regeneration can be increased by up to 600% (or 550% with the Atronach stone reduction), which is far in excess of what is useful in ordinary combat, effectively eliminating the disadvantage from the Atronach stone. Such strategies however, come at the cost of equipment slots, purchasing of perks, or use of potions, so the disadvantage of the Atronach stone will always remain, although this may become irrelevant to high level characters depending on their build.
The benefits of the Atronach stone are also considerable. 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.
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