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My magicka depletes quite fast during fights (playing full mage). Are there any suggestions you can give me? Is there any talent to increase magicka regeneration rate?

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From this guide: Mage Guide

It seems the best way is to reduce the spell cost, rather than increase the regeneration rate.

Copied from the guide:

Now for the unlimited mana...

  1. Find an item that 'reduces the mana cost of destruction spells.
  2. Disenchant to learn the "Fortify destruction" spell.
  3. Get your enchanting skill up into the 40+ range.
  4. Get enchanting perks that make it 20/40/60/80/100 more effective.
  5. Get the 'insightful' 'corpus' and 'extra effect' perks as you can.
  6. Get your hands on 3 Grand soul gems with Grand souls.
  7. Get your hands on a ring, necklace, and circlet you like.
  8. Apply the 'fortify destruction' enchant to all three, and equip them.
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I'll try that... –  Emanuele Nov 20 '11 at 9:02
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Unfortunately it seems that magicka regeneration improvements do not affect your in combat regeneration.

Magicka regeneration out of combat is set to give you 3% of your total magicka per second, but while in combat that drops down to 33% of the normal regeneration rate, meaning only 1 percent of your total magicka is regenerated per second. This does not seem to factor in any magicka regeneration gear when in combat.

Over at Skyrim Nexus they have mod files for adjusting your in combat regeneration. Personally I'd just settle for somehow applying your magicka regeneration gear to the in combat regeneration rate, but that doesn't seem to work unfortunately. I'm sure someone will mod it soon.

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I see.. or should I go for enchanting and decrease the cost of destruction spells? –  Emanuele Nov 22 '11 at 7:30
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Yes, there are perks for magicka regeneration (see in restoration at least).

There are also items that increase X% of magicka regeneration.

But the higher the cost of the spell you use, the faster magicka depletes. So try to get the cast for half cost perks too, and eventually, reduce cast cost upgrades on your gear.

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You can wear the Arch-Mage's robes after completing the quest for Winterhold, you can wear Morokei (both give plus 100% regeneration, Savos Aren's Amulet gives you 50+ magika, the Gaulder Amulet/ 1 of 3 of the Gualder Amulet fragments will give you 30+ magika, a Mage's circlet that Savos Aren will give you in one of the quests you do for the College, random loot and randomly available in shop keepers inventory, and you can also enchant your own things.

Also, all of the god's necklaces will give you boosts to whatever and you can also try getting married because your wedding ring will give you a -12% cost of Restoration spells. These are all the things that I know of.

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If you are a high level enchanter, you can create a ring or necklace with a regeneration rate as well. Remember to use fortify enchantment potions. I got mine up to 62%.

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Get you some ELSWEYR FONDUE to go with your other solutions, which you can make at a cooking pot with MOON SUGAR, ALE, & ELDAR CHEESE WHEEL.

It grants:

25% Magicka Regen Rate & 100 Magicka for 720 seconds.

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Finish the Winterhold quests. The Mask of Moreki and Archmage Robes combined with Savos Aren's Amulet should more than fulfill your magicka regeneration requirements.

It is almost like you don't even need to watch your magicka usage after you have these items. These coupled with the 60 second highborn power will give you too much magicka; there is no way you could even use it all.

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btw, these items give you a combined 200% regen rate, +100 magica, and 15% lower spell costs in all schools of magic –  aiden Jan 4 '12 at 5:44
    
Sorry mate but in my experience (full mage 39 level) this is not enough, because during combat the regen rate is lowered a lot and when you play 'glass cannon' style the game changer is the spell reduction cost, because you'll have to dual cast a lot of offensive spells in a very short amount of time. –  Emanuele Jan 4 '12 at 20:49
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