Hints and Tips for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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It may seem obvious to other people, but it took me a while to figure it out: to pick stuff up (bodies, objects etc) hold A while pointing at the thing. If it isn't too heavy, you should be able to pick up the object and carry it.
Head to the Ragged Flagon in Riften. There you will find a woman named Galathil who can "change your face." You'll be able to do anything except change your race and it will cost you 1000 gold to do it. This will also give you the achievement "A New You."
In order to marry someone, go to Riftin (far right side of Skyrim) and head to the Temple of Mara. You can purchase an Amulet of Mara there for 200 gold. Then, wear it around, and someone will eventually tell you they're interested in you. It's more likely if you do something for the person before hand.
After the marriage, you can either tell your spouse to come live in your house, or go live in theirs (if they have one). You can switch houses later, if you want.
To use perks like being able to call on werewolves you will need the Totems of Hircine. You can get the Totems by doing quests for Aela the Huntress at the Companion's. There are 3 in total and each will allow you to activate a perk. You can only activate one of them at a time though. The Totem of The Hunt gives you the ability to see enemies in a similar way to that of Detect Life. The Totem of Brotherhood will allow you to summon either Ice Wolves or Werewolves depending on which perk you have. The Totem of Fear will increase your howl's ability to scare higher level creatures or characters. You only need to howl (RB) to use whichever perk corresponds with the totem you've selected.
Sometimes, during the course of the game, the 'bodyguard' that comes with your house dies. In Riften, I killed a chicken and then was forced to kill the housecarl because she was attacking me for it. You should get an inheritance via courier eventually.
If an NPC is using something that you want access to (grindstone, forge, cooking pot etc), simply double tap A when you are prompted to use it. This should kick the NPC off of whatever it is and give you access to it.
Using the shout "Become Etheral", you can jump from much higher places. Just use the shout and jump immediately after. It will work as long as the shout's effect is still working when you land.
To be able to buy the house in Windhelm, Hjerim, you must complete the quest "Blood on Ice". You should then be able to buy the house for 15,000 gold (not including the upgrades). If all the upgrades are bought, it is a very nice house with three manicans to do the armor duplication glitch and everything else a house needs. It even comes with the room behind the false back panel you find in the quest, which contains an alchemy and enchanting station. It's almost as nice as the house in Solitude.
Go to Solitude and find the guards' training grounds. During the daytime, there will be two guards shooting at some practice targets. The first one uses steel arrows. You can take the steel arrows out of the target and keep them. He will continue shooting and you can continue taking. This is also a good way to make a lot of gold. Each steel arrow is worth 1 gold. So all you have to do is sell the arrows at a weapon shop and you can get a lot of gold.
You can fiddle with the models on all of the loading screens by moving the analogue sticks.
Do missions for people or businesses and you will receive after you get about 8,000 gold find a good container somewhere and keep it there start from scratch then repeat this.
if you followed hadvar he will take you to the 3 standing stones, after completing that mission explore with a follower to standing stones they are everywhere near holds and caves.
If you're doing the task for Ingun Blackbrier, or just need some Nirnroot, go to the North Coast (above Solitude). Nirnroot is quite plentiful there, and stands out against the white/gray ground
An easy way to gt a high conjuration skill is to first make sure you have the spell soul trap. Second you must find any dead body. Go to the dead body and repeatedly cast soul trap on the body. This will raise your conjuration skill. I did this, and I went from level 27 conjuration to 90 conjuration.
If you agree to marriage with two or more people at once, you will end up marrying the last one you agreed to. So, if you accidentally accept someone's request, just don't set up the marriage. Find the spouse you really want.
Simply after killing a about three dragons, you can look for shouts in the magic section and buy one. Or just locate a 3 power word walls for that one shout. Also the greybeards will teach you a complete shout.
You go to windhelm and find the little boy named aventis arrentino and do his mission, then sleep in an inn, complete the rest from there.
Rob a hold and get caught, or just commit a crime and get caught in every city. - don't kill anyone enless you really want to, you might regret it in the future-
Go to a hold and pickpocket people while there not looking and then target their homes. -don't steal their key usually they figure out someone stole their key and they go after you, also it won't count because your not lockpicking the door.-
First discover the holds then once you get a follower and level 2 discover location nearest to the hold, once a higher level maybe 4 or 5 go with your follower to locations away from the hold.
Everyone says this is hard truthfully it's not. it depends on what you doing if you what sneaking pay a trainer or always sneak around. All you really have to do is find a trainer, or just repeat the cycle of that skill you want to master. - it does take a long time if your just starting, but once you get to a 10 or 20 in that skill it's alot easier then you think.-
Easy just go to word walls or unlock them with dragon souls.
after rescuing serena and becoming a vampire lord you can just use the spells to kill animals or bandits and then once you level up get 11 vampire lord perks. - the skill menu will only be accessed by being in the form of the vampire lord and pressing b-
After joining the companions and recieving the gift become a werewolf and kill bandits + draugr and access the werewolf perks and get 11 of them after leveling up a 11 times. - you must be in werewolf form to access the perk menu.-
I'm not sure if this always works , but if you trap a dead thrall in a dungeon then leave for a while they will no longer be bound to you.
Go around holds and talk to the locals and do their quest.
To start, get all of your BEST armor, and I mean heavy armor (don't forget a good shield). It would be wise to get some good health potions. Try and get a good healing spell too. Now, go into any big city in Skyrim and commit a very minor crime, but refuse to pay the fine or go to jail. Find a corner (there are some good ones in Whiterun and Solitude) and run to it. Hold your shield up and let the guards keep hitting it. Shield bash them if you want. Use your healing as you go to keep you alive. When your done, make a break for the exit, come back, and pay your fine. Good luck!
This works for all levels but most effectively in the beginning. Go southwest of Whiterun (almost at the end of the divot in the mountains) to Secunda's Kiss. Coming from Whiterun you will see a trail. Go just past the first stone marker and then go right. You find that you can shimmy along the edge until you are on an overhang. There are two giants nearby. Set the difficulty to Master so they are harder to kill; then go to sneak mode and go at it with your bow. Shoot them once ONLY every time the eye moves, this way you don't kill them. When their health is low, leave and do your thing and then come back to them (after a good while) to full health. Repeat and reap the rewards.
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