Skyrim Tips and Tricks


Skyrim Tips and Tricks

If you came for in-depth guides, skill power-leveling tactics, in-game tips, exploits, and glitches, then look no further.

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Location: Skyrim
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Welcome to Tips and Tricks!

Here you can find all manner of tips, guides and exploits to help you throughout your adventures in Skyrim.

To help you find what you're looking for we have a handy set of tags! Simply clicking a tag link will take you to all the relevant discussions in the group - or alternatively you can take a look at the QuestionsThread if you can't find what you're after. If you're having a problem with an in-game bug, check out the Bug Help Thread.

We have more T&T Challenges coming your way. There is also a Challenge Suggestion Box for future challenges!

  • Exploits
    • Exploits are ways to break the game with a hugely beneficial effect for the player, such as easy leveling or immense power.
  • Glitches
    • Glitches are relatively minor flaws in the game which can be used for amusement, benefit or both!
  • Guides
    • Guides are in-depth walkthroughs on how to do something in Skyrim, such as set of Alchemy recipes or a big list of leveling tips.
  • Hints
    • Hints are little tips that you might not have known about Skyrim before.
  • Leveling
    • These posts will show you a way to level skills quickly, easily or cheaply.
  • Gold
    • These posts will show you easy ways of getting large sums of money.
  • Equipment
    • These posts will show you how to get powerful or rare items easily.
  • Magic
    • These posts give you some tips for using magic, from spells, powers, shouts or otherwise.
  • Tests 
    • These Posts are current tests that members may be researching and that you can potentially help out with.


  • Role-Playing
    • These Posts help you to find tips, help, guides and tricks to specific role-plays.

Don't forget if you have something to add feel free to post it in a discussion of your own, and to have it included under one of the tag links simply tag it "Tips and Tricks Exploits" for example (with quotation marks). You can use 3 tags per post with the Tests or Roleplaying Tags not counting as one of these 3 

Most important tip in the group: Have fun!

Click here for an archive of previously showcased discussions.

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Discussion Forum

Questions/Requests Discussion

Started by Ponty. Last reply by Dragonborn1421 20 minutes ago. 1004 Replies

The Potent Equilibrium Glitch

Started by Flameo Noodles. Last reply by Flameo Noodles 5 hours ago. 28 Replies

The Advanced Archery Corner

Started by Alastor. Last reply by Dragonborn1421 19 hours ago. 98 Replies

The Potent Blizzard Glitch

Started by Flameo Noodles. Last reply by Raidriar yesterday. 37 Replies

Trick Tidbits: Morvunskar Melee

Started by Dragonborn1421. Last reply by Dragonborn1421 on Tuesday. 8 Replies

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Comment by YoJoDragon yesterday

ugh, missed you guys....been a while but im about to fire up a new game

Comment by Dragonborn1421 on January 14, 2015 at 4:34am
Alright everyone we've come to a decision about the Field Tests, we'll be starting a new section called Trick Tidbits (the name needs to be confirmed) one of these will be run once a week and they'll be much shorter then the tests, for a good look at some examples Albino and Alastor both suggested one at the Suggestions Box.
Comment by Caesar Strong-Heart on January 14, 2015 at 12:15am


Comment by Dragonborn1421 on January 13, 2015 at 11:58pm
Alright I'm official sort of back from my holidays, by that I mean Im not with my Grandparents with limited internet and I now have access all the time (I might not be be on all the time becasue I'm outside enjoying the cruel burn of the Australian Sun but I'll be available for questions most of the time.

Also I'd like to further advertise the Field Test because I'm bored and have nothing else to do at the moment so check it out if you want to enter.
Comment by Nikolaj Poulsen on January 11, 2015 at 1:36am

Use this formula to figure it out Laurance: 

Shield Block = (45 + 0.2 * Shield Base Armor * (1 + Block Skill * 0.015)) * (1 + Shield Wall Perk) * (1 + Block Enchantment)

Comment by Dragonborn1421 on January 11, 2015 at 1:18am

I don't think anyone's done much about it, there might be some fairly specific talks at the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Wiki, they're always pretty good with discussions. I've told myself I'll do an extensive Combat Walkthrough sometime so if you have a few months to wait it'll happen.

Comment by Laurence Cooper on January 10, 2015 at 11:14pm

Hello all, 
I was just wondering if anyone has done the math to figure out what you need to max out your block percentage for each shield type?  IE Hide Shields, Daedric Shields, Glass Shields, whatever?

I was just thinking that this could be useful for those of us who want to plan out maxing the block % at the lowest cost in perks/enchantment slots?

Comment by Caesar Strong-Heart on January 8, 2015 at 2:31am

Have a good holiday!

Comment by Borommakot on January 7, 2015 at 3:34pm
Have fun!
Comment by Dragonborn1421 on January 7, 2015 at 3:27pm
Hey Everyone Dragonborn here, I'm just letting all of you guys know that I'm going on holiday for two weeks with, well I won't be on the Internet much at all, any questions will have to go through Caeser for awhile and if you had a question specifically for me, don't know why you would but if you do, getting it to me and me responding might take awhile.

Take care little testers and tricksters and I'll see you all in two weeks (maybe sooner depending on how good my internet will be)

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