@Mcwoods55 well in that case I would like to apologize, because what I gave you was a general answer. In general it's best to focus on spell damage rather than max magicka. But that's just in general... some skills do benefit heavily more from resource pool than spell damage.
I have noticed my output changes depending on what skills I use, some skills like Dark Flare seems to benefit more from max magicka, while Elemental Drain depends heavily on spell damage.. to the point where just changing my jewelry enchants to spell damage works wonders for the magicka gain from it.
I would like to test skills if I had more time to play, but unfortunately I log in a few hours a week, usually 1-2 nights if that can even do it so testing stuff is not optimal, as I also have to show some attention to my guilds.
Btw. I spent 0 champion points in blessed, I pile mine up in Elemental Damage and Elfborn. I only respec for Blessed when I heal in trials, so my heals are bad.. but people don't take me into dungeons for healing, they do it for buffs and support so I get away with it..
What do you think about the Clever Alchemist set for the health and spell damage stats?