My Pure Mage Strategy Worked: Level 100 Conjuration, Level 100 Destruction, and Level 100 Enchantment
I have done it! My champion in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Azrah Gestahl, has reached Level 100 Conjuration, Level 100 Destruction, and Level 100 Enchantment. My overall Level is 47, so I’m about to hit the soft cap of 51 that the gaming forums say is in place.
I’m in the process of creating a set of ultimate weapons and armor, upgrading my old “Ganon’s” series to a new, “Lord Ganon’s” series en homage to the legendary villain of The Legend of Zelda series. This allowed me to create a situation that got the mathematical cost of all destruction spells, regardless of their power, to zero. Infinite power. Unlimited magic.
This means I can now unleash destructive fury on the enemies of Skyrim without ever running out of Magicka, as my two minions, conjured from Oblivion with double overcast power, go forth and fight on the front lines. Meanwhile, my companion (right now, it happens to be J’Zhargo in an all glass armor suit) fights from another angle. I can destroy most dragons in a matter of seconds.
The only disappointment thus far is my relatively mediocre in-game fortune, which is not how I usually roll given my propensity for making money. I mean, sure I can make 10,000 to 15,000 Septims rather quickly by smithing and then enchanting a mass produced line of Gestahl brand daggers. But I need to own businesses like Fable so I don’t have to be involved in production. The dividends, interest, and rents should roll in while I am out in the field adventuring or trawling dungeons. Plus, the accouterments, such as the boulle style furniture in Fable, were more my taste. The whole medieval poverty look doesn’t really do it for me.
Here is the current apparel selection for my pure mage:
Super Powerful Double Enchanted Items
- Lord Ganon’s Crown: -28% destruction spells + 70 Magicka
- Lord Ganon’s Ring: -25% destruction spells +62 Magicka
- Lord Ganon’s Pendant: -25% destruction spells +62 Magicka
- Master Robes of Destruction: -22% destruction spells +150% Magicka Regeneration
Powerful Single Enchanted Items from Earlier In the Game
- Ganon’s Gloves: +57 Magicka
- Fine Boots of Strength: +34 carrying capacity
I probably won’t play for a week or so because the recent Playstation 3 patch nearly destroyed my game, even with the auto save turned off. It freezes the console completely, the Waking Nightmare quest glitched so I can’t continue it, and running through a town slows the system down to a single frame rate. Besides, I’m too busy to keep this up. Strike that. I have still been working, just fitting Skyrim in by staying up between midnight and 4 in the morning. I can’t do that anymore. I need to get back on a regular schedule.