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  • I got summon farmiliar and this is my first full un Mage style character so I wanted to know how because I was useing destruction magic on it to level them both up but it would not level up conjuration. Should I just go get Bound-Sword and cast it alot?

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    • Repeatedly casting conjuration spells that cost more magicka originally would level up your conjuration fast. For example casting soultrap to a crab or any other enemies you engage in battle is a good way. If your conjuration level is low currently, bound weapons should be good.

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    • OK thanks.

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    • I'm of a mind with SleepingIII, I got to 100 Conjuration on my Dunmer by repeatedly casting Soul Trap on a dead bandit. If you're out of Magica, wait an hour and repeat. If this character is made for a serious playthrough, I wouldn't consider power leveling up to 100. I'd personally balance it with your Destruction skill. Also, just as a quick note: Bound Weapons level your Conjuration and your One-Handed/Two-Handed/Archery (depending on whatever Bound Weapon you're using) when you use them to hit enemies. It works the same way as bows, battleaxes, and maces. Each successful swing yields experience.

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    • Cool this is my first Mage play through so I was unsure. Stupid conjure familiar.

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    • Most needs to be used in combat too. The spell with no enemies around won't count.

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    • Yeah bound sword works effectively at leveing conjuration. If you have dragonborn you can also get free training from Talvas, Neloth's apprentice, after you help with out with his problem. Soul trapping a dead body still power levels conjuration quickly too, I think.

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    • Lonebosmer41 wrote:
      Yeah bound sword works effectively at leveing conjuration. If you have dragonborn you can also get free training from Talvas, Neloth's apprentice, after you help with out with his problem. Soul trapping a dead body still power levels conjuration quickly too, I think.

      On X360 it works just fine as of patch 1.9. Using spells like Muffle and Courage on your follower still power level Alteration magic as well.

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    • On X360 it works just fine as of patch 1.9. Using spells like Muffle and Courage on your follower still power level Alteration magic as well.

      Illusion* Sorry couldn't resist.But yeah, using that and soul trap + mage stone my conjuration and Illusion were both at 100 in less the an hour.Now I need to research methods for restoration and alteration to have all magic skill (except encahnting) at 100.

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    • You can level alteration gradually by casting a "----flesh" spell at the start of all combat. Caged animals/people can be used to power level as long as they are hostile.

      Restoration gives me fits I can never get it high playing naturally and even using turn undead spells take forever to level.

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    • Thanks.Restoration is a pain.I had this character for nearly a year, and restoration is only 59 on a pure mage character.I never really used alteration but I want to have the five main magic skills at 100.Still only level 49 on this character.

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    • Man of steak wrote:
      On X360 it works just fine as of patch 1.9. Using spells like Muffle and Courage on your follower still power level Alteration magic as well.
      Illusion* Sorry couldn't resist.But yeah, using that and soul trap + mage stone my conjuration and Illusion were both at 100 in less the an hour.Now I need to research methods for restoration and alteration to have all magic skill (except encahnting) at 100.

      Illusion! Right! Jesus, I've no idea why I'm getting those mixed up. I remember having to power level that crazy to get the SIlent Casting perk and Expert Level Illusion to fully utilize my Nightblade. For Resto, a lot of people use the method of Giants. By using a shield, it levels your Block like crazy. When your health gets low, use fast healing and run around for a bit. I used Water Breathing while standing in the shallow end of the ocean (near Septimus Signus' Outpost) to level Alteration. If you want Enchanting, smith a butt load of Iron Daggers and enchant them with Banish, if you have it. Absorb Health works just as fine. Use the least amount of charges and embed the weapon with a petty soul gem. The size of the gem doesn't matter for experience, but you'll want to save the larger gems for gear you actually want to keep.

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    • TheDirtyMoosey wrote:

      Illusion! Right! Jesus, I've no idea why I'm getting those mixed up. I remember having to power level that crazy to get the SIlent Casting perk and Expert Level Illusion to fully utilize my Nightblade. For Resto, a lot of people use the method of Giants. By using a shield, it levels your Block like crazy. When your health gets low, use fast healing and run around for a bit. I used Water Breathing while standing in the shallow end of the ocean (near Septimus Signus' Outpost) to level Alteration. If you want Enchanting, smith a butt load of Iron Daggers and enchant them with Banish, if you have it. Absorb Health works just as fine. Use the least amount of charges and embed the weapon with a petty soul gem. The size of the gem doesn't matter for experience, but you'll want to save the larger gems for gear you actually want to keep.

      I'm not really going for enchanting but the other advice seems sound.Btw Archmage's robes,ring of extreme/peerless destruction, Nahkriin and Savos Arens amulet give you insane reductions on destruction (5 magicka for lightning bolt, Ice Spike and firebolt, which are all you need) and a far larger magicka pool.

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    • Man of steak wrote:
      Thanks.Restoration is a pain.I had this character for nearly a year, and restoration is only 59 on a pure mage character.I never really used alteration but I want to have the five main magic skills at 100.Still only level 49 on this character.

      Just an idea but Dawnguard's Vampire's Bane might be good for leveling restoration.

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    • AzuraKnight wrote:
      Man of steak wrote:
      Thanks.Restoration is a pain.I had this character for nearly a year, and restoration is only 59 on a pure mage character.I never really used alteration but I want to have the five main magic skills at 100.Still only level 49 on this character.
      Just an idea but Dawnguard's Vampire's Bane might be good for leveling restoration.

      Can't get it.I joined Vampires for Power Mad mage RP.And the not so RP epic powers.

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    • Good idea! Forgot about those spells, haven't had a mage in the dawnguard yet. Does that work on all undead or just vampire's? The name is misleading if it damages all undead.

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    • Lonebosmer41 wrote:
      Good idea! Forgot about those spells, haven't had a mage in the dawnguard yet. Does that work on all undead or just vampire's? The name is misleading if it damages all undead.

      All undead.

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    • Also, Man of steak, at the conclusion of the Volkihar questline you are given a quest to destroy the Dawnguard. While there, you can use calm spells on the merchants and purchase from them.

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    • Ummmm.....I may have forgotten to do that and killed them all.

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    • Haha yes I would say you cannot get them then. I was surprised that the illusion spells worked so effectively against them. Cleared a lot of the members with Mayhem and figured out that calming Gunmar opened his shop and training. The wiki page says it works with the other members as well!

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    • Yea.I derped.But I'll have to settle for circle of protection.I hear it's pretty good.

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    • you can just soul trap a horse untill conjuration is 100 (note the horse has to be owned by you so it doesnt run away)

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    • One of the "dick moves" I sometimes pull is to arm Imperial prisoners with high level weapons and let them kill their guards so I can get their weapons and armor.  Then I kill the prisoner when he starts to run away to get my weapon back.  Call me a jerk, fine.  They used to attack me, but since I was forced to side with the Empire, they leave me alone, despite my traitorous act.

      Anyway, I did this today, but to make it interesting, I Legendary-ed my Restoration skill, and proceded to repeatedly cast Grand Healing on them to re-level Restoration.  As a bonus, one of the guards is an archer, so when this is done I think I'll have about 100 arrows, too.

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    • Using waterbreathing I now have 100 alteration...So close to becoming a master mage...

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    • I'm glad it worked for you, what else needs to get to 100? :D

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    • Just restoration.

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    • Have any plans on power leveling that? It's pretty difficult from what I hear (I never really used Restoration, I got the giant's technique from a video on power leveling Block)

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    • My character only has 200 health so no plans on that unless I use dragon hide(alteration master spell.).I might continue the Dark brotherhood questline and use the Shadowmere method.I haven't finished that questline yet.I am actually doing Unearthed right now while listening podcasts and stuff.

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    • I'm rapidly leveling Restoration right now by Grand Healing these fools fighting each other.  I've also collected over 100 arrows from all the missed shots.

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    • The only problem with that is the fact its a random encounter.

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    • I feel like that could be sligfhtly amusing to watch, at least for first few healings. I'm currently just spending a ton on training with Collette in the college.

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    • Lonebosmer41 wrote:
      I feel like that could be sligfhtly amusing to watch, at least for first few healings. I'm currently just spending a ton on training with Collette in the college.

      Restoration is a perfectly valid school of magic, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

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    • Rather than power-leveling/"grinding" conjuration, the thing I did as a routine is what I like to call "twice-baking" (like a potato).  After killing all the bad guys in an area using sneak attacks with my bow, I'd loot their bodies, taking ALL of their weapons & armor.  Then I'd use various conjuration spells to reanimate them, then I'd re-kill them with my under-developed combat skills (one-handed,two-handed, blocking, destruction spells, etc.).  It's a lot easier to kill unarmed naked guys.  I then used smithing and enchanting to improve the loot to sell it, thus making money & improving speech.  This is how I reached level 81 with only a month's worth of 1hour/day playtime.

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    • Just  use circle of protection a lot I got to 100 by making a infinate magica helmet with restoraion poistion and casted it so many Times.

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    • You must be in combat to level Conjuration

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    • I've actually found leveling restoration to be relatively easy; all you need is the spell equilibrium and any healing (the base, novice level spell worked best for me because I'm impatient and would rather hold down the button than click it repeatedly), but make sure you don't kill yourself with equilibrium by accident. Cast them both at the same time and let off equilibrium whenever you get low. Also helps if you have enchantments that increase your health pool, to enable you to constantly regain magicka, though best not to increase your magicka pool because equilibrium will give you back magicka faster than you can get rid of it. Food for thought. 

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    • Nerevarine465 wrote:
      You must be in combat to level Conjuration

      When you beat them up, they'll turn on you, and you'll be given credit for Conjuration.

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    • For leveling restoration, you could try standing in a corner and be attacked by a half-powerful creature, like wolves/draugr/bears, depending on how much health and armor you have. While you're doing this, you cast healing spells. In addition, you can cast illusion spells like courage and rally to increase illusion. It's also a good way to increase light/heavy armor, block and alteration if you use ~flesh spells due to the damage you take/block.

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    • What I do is I:

      1: Lure a giant or Mammoth from the Giant camp west of Whiterun to the Western Watchtower.

      2: Go inside the tower where they can't hurt you.

      3: Level up whatever you want(Use Soul Trap, hurt it then heal it with restoration, etc.)

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    • Before beginning any mage build, head to the college of winterhold to learn what spell is required for your test.  Because a mere thirty gold is all that is reqired, your can buy some spells much cheaper than usual.


      For levelling conjuration: Head to Whiterun and buy soul trap from the mage in the Jarl's palace.  Just inside Whiterun is a temple to Arkay, whose priest is in need of your help.  They've lost their amulet, source of their diving powers, inside the catacombs, and the dead are becoming restless.  Enter the catacombs and take a left towards the door.  Kill one or two of these naturally occuring undead and cast soul trap on the remains until you run out of magic.  There is a third skeleton, but as long as they don't see you, you should be able to wait one hour and repeatedly cast soul trap again.  Doing this should allow you to level up until you can cast any spell you need to for your test. 


      For leveling restoration: In riverwood, there is a blacksmith's forge that you can easily jump up and down on top of.  If you don't want to do so in a public place, there should be a iron mine near the guardian stones.  The mine is being used as a base of operations by the bandits who went as far as building a secret forge inside of it.  Although the bug that cause destruction to level up was fixed, you should still be able to hurt and restore yourself in the flames.  With only the healing spell you have by default, you should be able to get Novice Restorat, Dual Casting, and the first Recovery perk without much trouble.  With these perks activated, you should be able to recharge the magical energy you use healing yourself while jumping up and down. 


      For leveling alteration: recommend using pick pocket for the first few levels.  Head to windhelm, and find the unseen beggar woman.  She will give you lessons, but only take one lesson at a time.  After one lesson, close the dialogue and either save the game or enter a nearby building to autosave.  Then try to pickpocket your tuition using what you have learned.  Load your last save if you get caught, but you should be able to steal the gold from one lesson.  Buy some perks and it should soon be almost too easy.  Then head to the mages college and talk to old Tolfir.  If you haven't completed Saarthal, he's very easy to find.  Using the same one lesson strategy, you can level up for free.  However, it becomes almost impossible to steal tuition money after level 51, when the price suddenly jumps.  By that point you should be able to buy Detect Life spell.  Buy it and head to the woodchopping block in front of the Bannered Mare Inn in Whiterun.  The marketplace is full of people during the day, and the inn is full of people drinking at night.  If you have a woodcutting ax, your magic meter will recharge while you are chopping wood, which you can sell to the innkeeper.  Even with the jump in price, you can still afford a few lessons if you are too impatient to grind using this method.  However, you only need to grind up to 75 Alteration "Exper Level" when Tolfir sells a paralyzation spell.  When a person is hit with this spell, they will freeze and fall to the ground and you cannot interact with them while frozen, but when they start to get up, you can pickpocket any amount of gold from them as part of an exploitable glitch.  Thus you can get free lessons from any skill afterward, all the way to 100.  Unfortunately Dragons seem to resist the paralyzation spell, or it would be fun to watch them fall out of the sky.


      To Train Illusion Magic: Purchasing the Muffle spell and repeatedly casting it is makes levelling Illusion Magic so easy that I actually use it to advance to the next level after buying five lessons from a skill trainer.  Also the Illusion trainer gives you Mystic Tuning gloves as part of a quest.  Once you clear the first of these focal points, your magic meter should suddenly start refilling incredilbly fast, as though you became attuned to all the excess energy.  If you want to be a pure illusionist, simply cast muffle and walk around the first focal point until the effect wears off and then clean up the other focal points and go back to the trainer for your higher level illusion spells and the quest for the ultimate illusion spells.  However, like most videogames, "bosses" or high level encounters will have an immunity to "a simple illusion."


      Only Conjuration and Destruction seem to be of any use in combat.  The damage cap on the continuous spells and the charge time of the bolts seems to nerf Destruction, but spells from that school can be used in a staff form while the mana is reserved for restoration, etc. 

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    • All you guys discussing power levelling through casting spells on non-enemies or corpses.

      Why don't you just console and save yourselves a few hours of absolute boredom?

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    • 176.23.213.41 wrote: All you guys discussing power levelling through casting spells on non-enemies or corpses.

      Why don't you just console and save yourselves a few hours of absolute boredom?

      Because immersion bruh. Also, this thread is almost six years old.

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