Just a simple question i don't seem to be able to find an answer to:
When i gain a level of a skill will that make my use of that skill better (e.g. more damage with destruction spells) or does it only unlock the use of the perks that require a higher level skill?
I remember in morrowind i was a thief like character and then went to join the mages guild ended being a powerful mage while able to maintain my skills as a thief. So was wondering if i could level my destruction spells in skyrim without using any perks and still become powerful enough to viably play mage at times?