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I'm currently roleplaying non-caster character, who strictly avoids casting any spells. That means I cannot charge any soul gems by myself. Are there any NPCs that can charge my magic items for me?

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Not sure about NPC's but there are two options. Enchant / buy a weapon with Soul trap or pick the Soul Siphon skill in the enchant tree - "Death blows to creatures (not people) capture 5% of the victim's soul, recharging the weapon" –  theorise Nov 22 '11 at 11:50
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Recharging a weapon using a charged soul gem (which you can find and buy, you don't have to fill one yourself) doesn't use up magicka, it just consumes the soul gem. If you're not okay with that, why are you okay with using a magic weapon? –  Ian Pugsley Nov 22 '11 at 14:15
    
Doesn't the Thane weapons you get charge soul gems if you kill an enemy within a certain amount of time? –  GluedHands Nov 22 '11 at 18:45
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I am using the following method for capturing souls, which does not require casting any spells. Thus, I can suggest this as another option.

1- Buy a weapon with "soul steal" enchantment. (The hunters in Winterrun sell one)

2- Disenchant to learn the "soul steal" enchantment.

3- Enchant a weapon of your choice with "soul steal" enchantment. (I use a bow for this.)

4- Whenever you kill a creature with this new weapon, you can capture its soul provided you have a gem available. You can then use the gem to recharge your weapons.

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