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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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.

  • 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.

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 up to 2 tags per post - say for an exploit for infinite gold, I would tag it "Tips and Tricks Exploits", "Tips and Tricks Gold".

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Comment by Alastor on October 15, 2014 at 11:11pm
Without perks you can enchant an 8pt. unarmed boost with a Grand Soul Gem. With max enchanting perks a an enchantin potion you can push that to 14pts. 6 extra points of damage is t worth all that Enchanting.

Necromage/Vampirism has little to no effect on that particular enchantment. It might boost it 1 pt but I didn't see a change when I tried I myself.

Trust me, those fortify marksman potions will be plenty to kill anything so long as you raise Alchemy quickly and get pick up a few fortify Alchemy armor pieces. Krosis is one.

I actually made a build using all of that showed how Necromage affects it all:
Comment by Krosis on October 15, 2014 at 8:00pm
How high can I make the enchantment? I've heard necromage increases enchantments to but idk. I've never used the perk.
Comment by Alastor on October 15, 2014 at 7:57pm
Nope, just the potions. I would skip enchanting but unenchant those Gloves of the Pugilist and use Grand Soul Gems to put a low level enchantment on your gloves, necklace, and ring. Without any perks in enchanting it's still pretty effective.
Comment by Krosis on October 15, 2014 at 7:30pm
Would fortify marksman enchant help to? And I'll prolly go light armor with heavy guantlets.
Comment by Alastor on October 15, 2014 at 7:25pm
Definitely go hard with Alchemy. Fortify Marksman potions can boost your unarmed significantly and it's a fast leveling skill. Sneak also levels pretty quickly and won't require too many perks. I assume you'll be using Light Armor(?) I'd also consider using Alteration too. It'll give you some much needed Magic Resistance and boost your AR so you'll be able to handle melee much easier with flesh spells. It levels pretty quickly too :)

So Alchemy, Light Armor, Sneak, Alteration. Illusion could be yor wild card but it's up to you how many skills you wanna focus on.
Comment by Krosis on October 15, 2014 at 5:54pm
I'm trying for an unarmed kajhiit vampire assassin,but I don't want to use a shield if I can help it. What's the best way to go about leveling up my character.
Comment by Nik on October 3, 2014 at 12:50pm
If you have already chosen a soul gem and enchantment and equipment it will remain the same even if you rename it a hour. As long as you don't change the parameters, it will remain the same even after the 30 seconds.
Comment by Borommakot on October 3, 2014 at 12:39pm

Would someone on PC mind trying/confirming something? It's really simple; I just want to know for sure when the timer on Fortify Enchanting potions cuts off. At least on consoles, once you have the item, enchantment and gem chosen, the magnitude is locked in. You take as long as you want naming the item, it won't revert to a lower strength. I've heard that on PC, the timer keeps running and when you actually craft the item (if it's after the potion timer) it has the lower strength.

Comment by Alastor on October 1, 2014 at 12:13pm
No problem guys. I may write up a crash course in armor rating and how fortify effects affect AR. Phil and I were talking a bit about it and it got me researching :)
Comment by RuneRed on October 1, 2014 at 11:59am

@ Alastor, thx from me as well (I too was curious).


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