bottom line is that daggers aren't good for combat. They are good for sneaking behind someone and slicing their throat/back stab because of the 16 X damage perk that i think you already have.
You know, if you do the math on say, a daedric longsword (one handed sword) and a daedric dagger, 6 times the sword's damage is about the same, or more than 15x the dagger's damage; especially once smithed up. So the cool-sounding 15x damage really isn't any more than 6x a sword damage since swords usually do 2 1/2x more damage or more anyway. :\ Kinda sucks really. . .daggers just needed higher regular damage to offset that. Even smithing doesn't help assuming you smithed both types of weapons.
Daedric looks cooler for sure. Dragon is better but you can get to dragon from the right side as well.
Daedric's actually a little stronger than dragonbone. But it's heavier.
Yeah the first time I played I was a Destruction master it was basically all I used. I just hated the Master Spells. Dont like having to use to hands, Blizzard always looked epic but never felt powerful enough. It probably didnt help that back then I didnt know how powerful alchemy and enchanting can be.
Im like grabbing every ingredient I see because im sure creating potions is a great way to lvl up early on.
Yeah the master spells are terrible. It's much better (faster and more DPS) to just use two Expert level spells; one in each hand. Thunderbolt being the fastest traveling spell and chance of instant kills (with that perk).
Also, best way to level up early is to sneak attack your companion guy at the beginning of the game over and over to get your sneak skill to skyrocket on you. Whichever guy you followed at Helgen. Or, paying Faendil or Aela (I think it's her) for skill training then asking for your money back is another way. or paying the chick at the Arcadia cauldrun place or the restoration chick in the temple in whiterun for training then pickpocketing your money back works too. Hilariously, since it levels two skills at once from the pickpocketing, you level up twice as fast. You just have to save after every successful attempt and load if you fail the pickpocket.
Meh. Destruction is horrible compared to everything else.
Being an assassin is so fun. Glad I decided to play one.
It's only not good compared to melee weapons with alchemy enhanced smithing. Have you even tried to do what I was talking about? Thunderbolt in each hand for 0 MP cost? It certainly destroys bows in both damage and accuracy, and it's not even close. The only thing better are cheesed weapons using alchemy and grindstones.
Even better, getting "highest damage" from that spell requires far less perks and no equipment than any other form of weapon. I'm really think you just haven't tried it because you can completely cream the toughest stuff in the game with the exception of the highest levels of dragons from across the room while taking like no damage in return. Even Draugr Deathlords drop like rocks to a few Thunderbolts. They don't even get a shot off if you dual cast them first then hit them with a few single casts from each hand. Takes like 2 seconds and it's over. . .from across the room after taking 0 hits.
Really not seeing how it's bad "compared to everything else", when it's technically only worse than a maxed out sword/shield combination with excellent equipment and smithed up. Destroys bow/arrow. Better than two handed weapons. Arguably on par with dual weilding when you factor the range in. Only worse than sword/shield which is obviously the best combo by far. And again, only when fully smithed up. Which requires basically 4 to 6 skills be at 100 plus lots of perks in them all just so the full package is pulled off properly. Whereas maxing on Destruction requires on skill be 100 and one at just 75 to get full benefit, plus far less perks. It's a great tool for the entire game, with the exception of the super dragons where cheesed sword/shield is your best bet.