Summoning things when out of combat seems to do nothing, and I tend to raise my dead/summon before the fight starts. Could anyone explain to me exactly how it (and perhaps alteration and other magic skills that aren't attacks) works? Thanks.
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I find it to level up as your summoned being does damage. It also levels up pretty slowly, seeing as you only need to cast a conjuration spell once or twice in a fight unlike spamming destruction spells