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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Top 10 Inventory Items: Spells

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From the dozens of spells in each of the five schools of magic, it was difficult to pick two “best” spells. So the following showcases high-level casting: magic that has proved to be exceptionally handy during a variety of combat situations.

10. Dragonhide (Alteration)

Spells

Enchantment: Caster ignores 80% of all physical damage for 30 seconds.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Alteration Ritual Spell.
Casting dragonhide is a splendid way for a Battlemage to reach the epicenter of a mass battle, or to close in against a singular foe of great strength, before launching a devastating attack.

9. Mass Paralysis (Alteration)

Spells

Enchantment: All targets in the area that fail to resist are paralyzed for 15 seconds.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Alteration Ritual Spell.
For fights with a multitude of foes that are gaining the upper hand, this is excellent as it allows you to flee or quickly dispatch enemies that succumb to this spell.

8. Dead Thrall (Conjuration)

Spells

Enchantment: Permanently reanimate a dead body to fight for you. Only works on people.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Conjuration Ritual Spell.
This effectively grants you another Follower, with equipment that you can give and upgrade as you please, as long as it’s the same type the enemy used while alive.

7. Storm Thrall (Conjuration)

Spells

Enchantment: Summons a Storm Atronach permanently.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Conjuration Ritual Spell.
Although you won’t be sneaking anywhere with a Storm Atronach by your side, having one to defend you, along with a Follower, grants you excellent protection.

6. Fire Storm (Destruction)

Spells

Enchantment: A 100-point fiery explosion centered on the caster. Does more damage to closer targets.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Destruction Ritual Spell.
If the action is getting a little too violent close to your location, fend off multiple foes at once with this, or defeat them after stopping them with Mass Paralysis.

5. Lightning Storm (Destruction)

Spells

Enchantment: Target takes 75 points of shock damage per second to health, and half that to magicka.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Destruction Ritual Spell.
Vicious pinpoint shocking can set foes on the defensive, and it’s even more problematic for enemy wizards. This isn’t for mass combat, but rather a devastating barrage against a troublesome foe.

4. Call to Arms (Illusion)

Spells

Enchantment: Targets have improved combat skills, health and stamina for 10 minutes.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Illusion Ritual Spell.
This is the spell to learn if you travel with Followers; the larger your entourage, the more helpful this spell is. Cast it on a Follower, a companion, and any thralls, for example.

3. Mayhem (Illusion)

Spells

Enchantment: Creatures and people up to level 25 will attack anyone nearby for 60 seconds.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Illusion Ritual Spell.
Creating complete madness around your person can be exceptionally entertaining, although you need to watch out for your own Followers and avoid collateral damage.

2. Bane of the Undead (Restoration)

Spells

Enchantment: Sets undead up to level 30 on fire and makes them flee for 30 seconds.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Restoration Ritual Spell.
If you’re exploring a barrow (or the Soul Cairn) and don’t wish to get bogged down fighting every Skeleton, Draugr, or other undead foe you meet, try this.

1. Guardian Circle (Restoration)

Spells

Enchantment: Undead up to level 35 entering the circle will flee. Caster heals 20 health per second inside it.

Location: Complete College of Winterhold Quest: Restoration Ritual Spell.
A twist on the Bane of the Undead; this doesn’t damage undead, but instead heals you (and your Followers if they’re close by). Choose depending on the situation.

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