Hello, first a short intro. I am a VR3 NB who uses DW and Bow(hardly ever), 5 medium and 2 light armor. I have no issues with taking on mobs one at a time. Groups of 3 are easy and groups of 4 can be done fine by me. However, if I ever try to use AOE skills, I run out of mana when the mobs are barely at half health. I have overcharged Magicka Recovery, and 1600 Magicka.
The only spammable AOE skill that I believe we have is Drain Power which I have morphed into Sap Essence. I can cast it about 5 or 6 times max before I run out of magicka. However, the mobs are at half health at this point. I have tried starting with scorched earth bow AOE, and then laying down Refreshing Path, but those do so little dmg that it is pointless. Is there anything besides getting a staff that I can do for AOE, or am I stuck going single target?