I currently have a level 14 mage character in Skyrim, but I am unable to defeat other magic-using enemies when they use Sparks even when I am dual-casting Lightning Bolt at them!
My magicka is completely drained by their attack and they finish me off while I am waiting for it to recharge. My character's maximum magicka is 240. Would trying to get magic resistance or absorption be a viable option? I'm also only using robes at the moment, so I could switch to light or heavy armor if that would help.