If have have Respite does using a healing spell to regain stamina cause Restoration to level? My Restoration level is so high and its so damn slow to level that I can't tell if the bar is actually moving or if I am wasting my time.
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Yes, but once this account gets full posting privileges I'll be making it my main, most likely.
As for Respite, I don't think it has any effect on leveling Restoration. It's easy enough to test, though. Just sprint till you're exhausted, cast your stamina back, and check and see if your Restoration skill got any closer to leveling up.