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In previous games, there was a way for me to craft spells of varying degrees of effectiveness via spell-crafting stations. Is there a way for me to do so in Skyrim?

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No there is not. It's possible to create your own potions with different effects, and to enchant items. But spell crafting is not possible within Skyrim.

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sigh, I was pretty sure this was the case, but I had to check just in case. –  z ' Nov 14 '11 at 18:25
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There is no way in Skyrim to craft your own spells. Learning spells is strictly from spellbooks.

They probably removed spellmaking because of the obvious trouble someone could get into making 9 different feather spells, or a fireball that has an area of 50 feet.

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It's a real shame. That was a lot of fun in Morrowind and Oblivion. Sure, junk spells would litter your menus and you could conceivably break the game's balance later, but you can already do that with alchemy and enchanting anyway. I fully expect a spellcraft mod later. –  Andy_Vulhop Dec 7 '11 at 21:14
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@Andy_Vulhop no doubt they will add a spellmaking system, though the animations for each spell would mostly be similar, as making completely new spell animations is difficult. And while you are waiting for a spellcraft mod i will be busy waiting for a multiplayer mod... heres hoping anyway –  Skizzlefrits Dec 7 '11 at 21:25
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as an aside, I can never understand the interest people have in playing Skyrim in a multiplayer setting. It's the quintessential single player experience, and I feel like it would be obnoxious having other people in your world. Not to mention how opening menus and such all pause the world. I wouldn't want either valid compromise to that. Letting someone pause everyone is garbage, and not letting you freeze the action when you hop into you favorites would also be unacceptable. –  Andy_Vulhop Dec 9 '11 at 14:56
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but, playing 2 player co-op with your friend would be awesome –  Skizzlefrits Dec 9 '11 at 14:57
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I disagree. I prefer to find my own adventure, then talk with my friend excitedly IRL about our stories. It's like taking the mead hall into the real world. –  Andy_Vulhop Dec 12 '11 at 14:57
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