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I currently have three items that give a percentage bonus to Magicka Regen:

  • Archmage's Robes: 100%
  • Morokei: 100%
  • Ring of Resurgence: 80%

Are these bonuses stacking? Or should I drop the ring and one of the others because they're superfluous? How does bonus stacking work in Skyrim?

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280% Magicka Regen. – Jim Jones Nov 26 '15 at 0:38
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Yes the bonus's stack,though during combat they do recharge just a little more slowly then when out of combat but with higher stats like your using you won't notice the slow down really. It's a very good way to have an almost limitless supply of magicka. the stacking works different for magicka regen as opposed to say weapons and such. here are a few links to other such stacking...

How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim? for damage multipliers carry weight speech and such broad base

hope this helped

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Wow what a well searched and eloquent answer. +1 – ヴァイシャリ Dec 26 '11 at 19:11
Does the recharge actually happen more slowly during combat, or does it just seem so because you're not recharging while casting? – Iszi Dec 26 '11 at 19:11

AFAIK bonus stacking in Skyrim should be additive. For example if you have x Magicka regeneration rate and both +50%, +70%, you'll end up with x*(120%) so x*(1 + 1.2).

This game should not be like WoW were stacking of % based is usually multiplicative (i.e. 50% + 70% in multiplicative is 1.5*1.7 = 2.55).

Hope this help, Cheers

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Btw, this means that in case of magic cost reduction you could get 0% cost (basically no mana needed). If this would have been multiplicative you'd never be able to reach 0% cost. – Emanuele Dec 26 '11 at 22:52

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