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After investing a few thousand septims into spell books I am pretty much left stranded as I didn't know which spell is being used for which hand. I prefer wielding one projectile-type spell and one close-range spell.

Is there a way to determine which hand will be used for which spell? Is there a compiled list of all spells somewhere I can refer to?

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You can use any spell in either hand. When you select the spell, left clicking will put it in your right hand and right clicking will put it in your left hand.

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This is true, while it seems backwards.. I would highly recommend getting a 360 controller to connect to your PC for this game where the right trigger then matches your right hand and the left its counter part.. The controls of the game are significantly improved since I swapped over to the controller. –  James Dec 28 '11 at 22:50
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@James I had to rewrite this 3 times because my brain wouldn't let me write such backwardsness –  user9983 Dec 28 '11 at 22:54
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@James Overcoming the awkwardness of the left/right mixup is much easier for some than the awkwardness of aiming with a joystick. –  StrixVaria Dec 28 '11 at 22:55
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@StrixVaria I guess having played all the Fallout games on the 360 instead of PC that I am used to the aiming on a controller. But honestly, aiming was not even a consideration in my comment. The enter button being 'Yes' makes me have to disrupt the flow of the game to strike it. It becomes even more bothersome when the overall Yes/No box that pops up when exiting crafting stations or selecting level up stats -requires- the mouse to click it, and then doesn't consume the mouses input and clicks whatever was behind it. For me it allows me to enjoy the game much more with acceptable trade-offs –  James Dec 28 '11 at 23:02
    
thanks for your really quick response! –  fjdumont Dec 28 '11 at 23:02

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