A fantasy action RPG from 2011 by Bethesda Game Studios. It is the fifth game from the main line of the "Elder Scrolls" series.

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As a 2-handed weapon wielding tank, is it more effective to specialize blacksmithing or enchanting?

I'm trying to play a proper tank character, but perks are indeed limited. The plan is to go 2H, thus specializing in Two Handed indeed, Heavy Armor, a bit of Block and then I'm undecided between ...
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Is there a difference in effect between Black soul gems and others? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Black Soul Gem for? I know that black soul gems can only hold humanoid souls, while the others generally handle animal, undead, and other types of souls. ...
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Does the trainer you use make a difference?

I know each trainer can only train you up to a certain level in their skill: Common: Up to 50 Expert: Up to 75 Master: Up to 90 Aside from this, does it make a difference which level trainer I go ...
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Is your left hand slower than your right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do weapons and spells in the off-hand suffer from reduced effectiveness? I have noticed that when I have a sword equipped in my left hand the animation played to ...
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Why is the black star filled with a human soul so expensive?

I want to minimize cost when I enchant and I've already lost 2 daedric items because I believe I didn't use the proper gem. Most likely I use the black star or a grand soul gem filled with a grand ...
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How can I complete “Revealing the Unseen” on the Xbox 360 version?

I have the same problem that this guy had: Why can't I focus the focus crystal? The thing is that I play Skyrim on Xbox 360, and the solutions that were mentioned there were all solutions to the PC ...
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How do I bash with a shield?

How do I bash with a shield in Skyrim? My right mouse button puts up my shield, but I can't find a key or method of using it to BASH an opponent. How do I accomplish this?
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Can followers be killed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do companions die? There's two things that have really been keeping me from using followers, based on my experience battling alongside NPCs in other games: NPCs tend ...
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What are the benefits in refitting the Dawnstar Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary?

On successful completion of the last mission in the Dark Brotherhood quest line you are given 20,000 gold as a reward. You are also given the choice of putting the money towards refitting the ...
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What other use do followers have?

I have come across many people who I can hire to become my followers. Are all the followers people who join you and fight along side you, or is there something more they can do? There are archers, ...
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Why can I get more enchantment on steel armor?

The enchantment on my steel armor compared to my daedric armor is about 17,5% more powerful? Is there a penalty on the daedric armor? I can see the improvement on 2-3 armor pieces. I've 100 ...
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How do I cure my vampirism if I'm already at stage 4 and can't talk to NPCs?

I'm a stage 4 vampire, so everyone (except guards) attacks me on sight. That includes Falion in Morthal. How can I get this guy to calm down long enough to give me the details on how to get rid of ...
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What is this pillar of light?

As I was meandering along, I saw a dragon in the distance. When I got closer, this pillar of light rendered and I could see that the dragon appeared to be Alduin. I looked for a place to hide and ...
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What is this purple tree?

I have read about bugs making things purple, but this solitary tree seems more intentional. It does not have a name or interaction that I can see.
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Secondary Skills for an Archer to focus on?

I am currently level 9 with my Bosmer Archer and after investing in Archery/Stealth i am starting to improve my gear. I want to avoid leveling too fast, so i want to focus on one Skill tree after the ...
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Do percentage bonuses stack?

I currently have three items that give a percentage bonus to Magicka Regen: Archmage's Robes: 100% Morokei: 100% Ring of Resurgence: 80% Are these bonuses stacking? Or should I drop the ring and ...
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Will zombies follow me through fast travel?

If I create a zombie, and then fast travel somewhere, will it follow me or be left behind?
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Cannot drop Red Eagle sword having previously completed the quest

I'm already stuck with the glitch Repairing the White Phial I've now got a further problem in that I have picked up the Red Eagle sword again by mistake having already completed that quest but now I ...
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What is the use of Dragon Bones in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do with Dragon Bones and Scales? I have recently been slaying dragons in Skyrim, and I keep finding Dragon Bones and Scales. However, I have so far been ...
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Why can't I unlock shout skyrim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dragon souls not activating new words I am curious why I get a message saying dragon souls are required to unlock shout however I currently have 5, how many drangon ...
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What will I stand to gain from killing Paarthurnax and getting back in good standing with the Blades?

So, I have brought 3 followers to the blades I then was asked to kill Paarthurnax. If I don't kill him, the blades no longer speak to me. I've finished the main story line. At this point, do I gain ...
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Does using targets/dummies improve skills?

I have seen training dummies and targets all over Skyrim (and Cyridil). Do these practice targets improve your skills when you use them, or is it just for effect?
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What were the Five Tenets?

I've seen the Five Tenets posted on the walls of the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, but the print is faded, smudged, and very small. Has anyone been able to make out what they used to be?
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When a girl flirts with me, does that mean she's eligible for marriage?

Occasionally, while wandering around various cities, some female NPCs seem prone to flirt with me. They'll say things like "It's a fine day with you around" and such. Is this an indication that they ...
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Do you ever see the person you escaped Helgen with again?

There's so much continuity in this game (for example meeting Cicero on the road before you see him at the Dark Brotherhood) that I thought perhaps you might get to meet the character you left Helgen ...
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Stealthy Breton

I was having a conversation with my friend about character selection in Skyrim. I was going to pick a Dark Elf seeing as they are a stealthy magician character (my fave combo!^_^). But he said that ...
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Playing Skyrim regret-free

What's amazing about these open world games is the freedom I have as a player. If I don't want to follow the main story line for a while, and just explore, I can do that, and the game won't break. ...
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What makes a quest fall under “Miscellaneous”?

Right now, I've got 23 "Miscellaneous" and only 16 "regular" quests. Sometimes, a Miscellaneous quest is just as complex and trying (if not more so) as some regular quests, and occasionally I believe ...
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How do Trainers work in Skyrim?

I've been to one or two trainers for Destruction magic already. Since then, if I go to another trainer (different skill) of a level that I've already trained at, the dialog says I've maxed out my ...
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Forbidden Legend Quest: Gauldur is immobile

Having bit of a trouble completing "Forbidden Legend" quest. I'm at the forging of amulet part. After having fought the ghost of three brothers, Gauldur's ghost shows up. However, it doesn't do ...
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Skyrim FPS is about 5-10 FPS with Meminfo and 15-20 with ATT?

I've installed the -Elys- Meminfo module and it shows me a lower framerate then with ATT. Who lies? Isn't this framerate too low to play the game? But I'm already level 39 and 100+ hours? Why is the ...
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How do you know where you're already a thane?

I have become thane in half the cities in Skyrim, but after playing so long I do not recall in which ones. How do I find out which cities I still have to do some quests to become thane?
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How can I get my lost Vokun mask back? [duplicate]

I had the Vokun mask. I've even been back to make certain I didn't leave it on the mob etc, but now I can't find it. I can't remember if I sold it or just dumped it. I have all the other masks and ...
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What's the quickest way into Blackreach?

I didn't explore Blackreach much during the Elder Knowledge quest, and I also didn't complete the A Return To Your Roots quest. It took quite a while to fight through Alftand to get there the first ...
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Are the player's Housecarls always of the opposite gender?

I'm playing a male High Elf, and currently have houses in Whiterun, Riften, and Solitude. All of my Housecarls are female. Additionally, I've noticed that most of the Jarls' Housecarls are also of ...
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Are the Thieves Guild's radiant quests broken?

Currently, I'm doing the Thieves' Guild's radiant quests, working to unlock the next set of quests. So far, I've managed to unlock (and complete) 3 out of 4: I've done the quests for Whiterun, ...
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Miscellaneous quests disappearing from quest log?

Just as the title says, I've had quite a few miscellaneous quests disappear from my quest log, and it's starting to bother me now as I fear they'll never come back. I can't say for sure how many (or ...
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How to find and extract the audio files from Skyrim?

I'd like to get the shout sounds from Skyrim. I bought the soundtrack but they contain just the music and not the shouts. I'd like to get the actual shouts. Does anyone know how to get audio from ...
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My wife, Orla, ran away. Where to?

I married Orla and during the ceremony she left as I said "I do" and now I can't find her. I know she's not in the temple of Dibella because I've spent days in there and haven't seen her.
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Can I fortify skills above 100? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points? When my sneak is at 100, does a 25% bonus from the shrouded hood do anything? I am currently trying to determine if ...
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Can you put poison on a weapon that is already enchanted?

I just started playing Skyrim and I am level 12, but I have a question before I get too invested into crafting perks. Can a weapon that is enchanted have poison applied to it as well?
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What's the difference between skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini?

I'm trying to improve my Skyrim performance and balance it with graphical quality but I don't know the difference between skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini. When I modify some value in skryimprefs.ini, ...
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How do I add character requirements for factions or guilds?

Is it possible to add character requirements to joining a faction or path, and therefore cause a character to be unable to join, say, the Mages Guild, or the Thieves Guild? For example, I don't like ...
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When to visit the College of Winterhold

I bought Skyrim a few days ago and have only been playing it for a short while. I am playing a high elf mage and one thing has been bothering me. I am only level 3 and following the main quest but ...
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Playing high elf mage with spells only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I want to focus on magic, can I ignore weapons entirely? I bought Skyrim a few days ago and have only been playing it for a short while. I am playing a high elf mage ...
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How can I see my character again after Breylna's spell practice?

I did a miscellaneous quest and let Breylna Maryon, an apprentice mage, practice a spell on me at the Winterhold College. At the end of the quest my character was rendered invisible to me and only to ...
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Is there a console command(s) that can let me switch my Asura's Star for the Black Star?

I took the Asura's Star from the quest. But now I really regret it. Getting soul trapped Grand Soul Gem creatures in Skyrim is a lot rarer than people. Is there a way I can use a console ...
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Explain the calendar in Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls has always had an unusual calendar. Can someone translate the days of the week and month names? Actually, a thorough explanation of the calendar would be useful.
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Where can I find an Amulet of Mara?

I am trying to find the Amulet of Mara so I can get married, but I can't find it and it doesn't seem to be at any of the stores. Is there any specific place I can find it?
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What is the fastest way to level up my speech skill?

How can I level up my speech skill? Does selling items and persuading people increase my speech skill? Does it increase my speech skill when I wear fortify speechcraft and haggling clothes and drink ...