I was fighting a druagr Deathlord in a dungeon (where they are mostly found), and I'd been disarmed. I used unrelenting force to shout him onto a ledge. I took the opportunity to heal myself with some magic, and I realized that it was not depleting despite my having used the spell. The draugr was stuck on the ledge for some reason, so I bombarded him with flames until he died (still having full magic despite having used flames). My question is: Has anyone else experienced this? And if so, have they figured out how to replicate it? I know it's a glitch, but some glitches can be enacted on purpose.

  • First question I'd ask is if you were playing completely vanilla or if you had any mods that could be accidentally causing it? – Virusbomb Nov 4 '16 at 19:18
  • I had the dragonborn, hearthfire, and dawnguard dlc. – Dracovar Nov 4 '16 at 19:20
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    @Virusbomb Tags claim PS3, which has no mods. – Kaizerwolf Nov 4 '16 at 19:30
  • @Kaizerwolf Absolutely correct, my fault for being too much in the mindset of the special edition. – Virusbomb Nov 4 '16 at 19:34
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    What items are you equipping? The Archmage robes, for instance, have Skein of Magnus, which is an enchantment that lowers casting costs from all schools by 15%. With the right combination of worn equipment enchantments and possibly perks, you can easily reduce a school of magic to 0% casting costs, particularly in the late game. This can be accomplished without mods. – CDove Jan 30 '17 at 13:41

My guess would be maybe you have an extremely high magic stat or maybe it just bugged out and didn't show the magic bar as moving. I've never heard off that glitch before. I wish you good luck friend, Talos be with you.

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  • Could also be that he was regenerating magicka faster than spending it – Oak Dec 15 '17 at 5:26
  • I had a similar glitch once where any channeled spell where you had the mana for the initial cost would channel indefinitely even when your mana was drained. Obviously Wall of Fire on one hand and shield/healing spell on the other was excitingly OP and I rampaged across the map, invincible and scorching everything. – NotADog Dec 15 '17 at 10:39

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