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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Besides perks, what other permanent abilities can I get?

In another question, it was mentioned there were other permanent abilities besides perks. What are they, and where can they be found?
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Planning Perk Point Allocations Throughout Skyrim

Spending points on certain skills in the beginning can help you in your early game, but later on on you might wish you spent more points in other areas. Since Skyrim has no reset skills button(that ...
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How does Skyrim determine if a dungeon is “cleared”

Skyrim adds an awesome feature, that lets you know if you have cleared a dungeon or not. This saves a lot of time and effort, because you do not have to revisit every dungeon you have been through ...
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Skyrim Bows: Light or Heavy One?

I am playing a stealth archer character and I started to check on the weapons weights which led me to start wondering about how the weight of a bow matters. Overview of the Drawing Process Draw ...
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How does Silence work in the Sneak tree?

I've leveled up my Sneak skill to 100 and attained Silence and assumed I would have little difficulty sneaking around unseen. However I can't tell any difference in the enemy detection rate and I ...
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How can I sync vertical/horizontal mouse sensitivities?

Is there a way to tweak Skyrim so that vertical cursor sensitivity = horizontal cursor sensitivity?
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What is the chance of Mehrune's Razor to proc?

I recently obtained the Mehrune's Razor dagger. The enchantment is "Hits have a small chance to instantly kill". What are the chances of the effect working?
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List of craftable alchemy potions

There's still a lot of ingredients I have yet to find any use for, and would like to know what I can craft with them. So, is there a list available of what kind of potions I can craft, and which ...
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Why are my enchanted items worth less and less?

I've been trying my hand at smithing and producing loads of iron daggers. Those alone are unfortunately not really worth anything, so I decided to enchant them. With a damage stamina enchantment the ...
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How does the difficulty level affect the gameplay in Skyrim?

There are six difficulty settings in Skyrim: Novice Apprentice Adept Expert Master Legendary How do these affect the gameplay?
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Is it possible to sell stolen items?

I recently discovered the average shopkeeper is unwilling to buy stolen goods (how they know they are stolen, I do not know). Is there anyway for me to sell stolen items, without making use of the ...
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What is the point of cooking food?

The amount of health restored is quite low compared to the hassle of getting the ingredients. Is cooking tied in any way to a skill so the health benefits become better later on? Finally, is it ...
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Is there any way of improving claw attacks by Khajiits?

I'm playing as a Khajiit and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way of improving my claw attacks or my unarmed combat. If there isn't, there should be a certain point in the game where a weapon ...
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How do I buy the house in Riften?

Who do I talk to to start the quest to buy the house in Riften? I have talked the Steward, the Jarl, and did a quest for the court mage, and still no quest started. Do I have to kill the dragon behind ...
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Which enchants are worth the most money?

In terms of gold return. If I'm levelling enchanting by enchanting iron daggers, which enchant gives the dagger the most value? Assuming I'm using just petty/lesser souls.
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How can you run Skyrim in borderless window mode?

I've noticed Skyrim has some issues when minimizing. This is a real pain when playing on multiple monitors and you attempt to find something on the other monitor. Is there anyway to enable borderless ...
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How do I un-nock an arrow?

If I have already drawn my bow, is there any way I can un-nock the arrow so I don't waste it? I don't like my current method of firing into the ground right in front of me. Safety first.
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Why are assassins coming after me?

I recently started a new game as a mage type character. As far as I can tell I haven't done anything wrong yet, haven't stolen anything, etc. In fact, the only quests I've done so far were the ...
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How many skill points does it take to level up?

It doesn't seem to be consistent how many skills I must level up in order to gain a character level. It also doesn't seem to be a whole number, since I currently have about 2 pixels of bar left to get ...
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What crimes can a Thane commit without punishment?

I'm now a Thane in Whiterun - I was caught picking a simple lock in an inconsequential area and I was able to pull rank and tell the guards that they should remember who they're talking to, and they ...
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Do different NPCs make better spouses in Skyrim?

Are certain NPCs better to marry compared to others? Or do they all provide the same benefits regardless of who they are/where they're from/what they did (as long as they love me)?
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What is the effect of armor rating on received damage?

Each armor piece has a certain armor rating, I get that higher values are better, but what does the armor rating affect exactly? By how much does a higher armor rating reduce damage? And I assume ...
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What disenchantable item has fortify enchanting?

I've been itching to make a set of fortify enchanting gear, but I have yet to find an item with fortify enchanting that I can disenchant. Where can I find one? If my only option is checking vendors ...
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Double cursor in Skyrim

Since I've installed Dawnguard and Hearthfire, when ever I do an Alt-Tab and come back to the game I get the windows cursor and the game cursor. And both are not sync over each other so it's kind of ...
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Will items in your home despawn?

I know once you have purchased a home you can leave items in the chests inside for easy storage. My question is regarding the surrounding tables and shelves - if I remember correctly from Oblivion ...
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Where does Skyrim store information about active mods and their order?

I use Nexus Mod Manager and lately when I start the vanilla Skyrim launcher it messes up the order of my installed mods. So I would like to ask - where does Skyrim store information about active mods ...
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Is there any way to shout more often?

I'm a Dohvakiin. I can shout people to death, and it's awesome. I lament, however, that my voice can only shout every so often, usually requiring a cooldown of 30 seconds (or more!) before I can ...
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If I'm a member of one guild, am I prevented from joining any of the other guilds?

If I join the Companions, will that keep me from joining the Thieves Guild? Or the Dark Brotherhood?
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Do gemstones have a purpose in Skyrim?

Do gemstones such as emeralds, amethysts etc have any purpose in Skyrim other than being sold for gold?
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Do dungeons repopulate?

In lieu of a house, I'm considering clearing a dungeon and storing stuff in its chest, but I don't know if the enemies will come back. After killing everything in a dungeon, will more enemies respawn ...
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Do companions die?

It is apparently possible to recruit companions who will fight by your side, carry out simple tasks, and so forth. I have managed to acquire one in the very first village, but have thus far not had ...
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Do followers have skill levels and level similar to my characters?

I was helping Vilkas go to the temple and on our way I made a pitstop at a dungeon. Inside the dungeon he would get hit only once and be down on the floor with barely any health... So, I'm curious if ...
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How can I improve Light Armor as an Archer?

I play as an archer, which means sneaking and killing foes off at long range. Problem is, once a creature gets too close to me, I am in a world of troubles. (A random dragon encounter is fair game if ...
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Muffle Magnitude Difference

I've discovered that the Muffle effect might have different magnitudes. Seems like those found on Nightingale Boots, shrouded boots and so on only have a magnitude of 0.5. Whats the magnitude of the ...
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How can I improve my pickpocketing?

Every time I have tried to pickpocket from someone, they realise what I am doing and I get caught. I sneak up to them and only attempt the pickpocket when I am undetected, but as soon as I lift ...
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Can I continue to play after the game ends?

Two quick questions about skyrim: Can I continue to play I've completed the main quest? I'm pretty sure thats a yes. Will something significant have changed after the main quest is done, so that I ...
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Skyrim “Flying” Objects

This I'm sure has been asked before, but has anyone ever figured out what causes Objects (IE Bookshelves and Clutter) to literally fly across the room like an explosion happened? This seems to be ...
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How do I deal optimal damage while dual-wielding?

Dual-wielding in Skyrim is... interesting. You can swing both hands individually (but not at the same time), or swing both hands together in a dual-attack. The dual-attack can't be used while moving, ...
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What are all the gender/racial perks?

According to this post, your race and gender create a ratio that affects melee damage, run speed, and jump height. Aside from listed racial abilities and starting skills, is anything else in the ...
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Why can't I absorb a dragon soul?

I recently started a new game, including all official DLC, the unofficial skyrim patch, deadly dragons and a couple more mods. Everything went well until I beat Mirmulnir, I didn't get to absorb his ...
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Why is my archery skill lowered in the skills view?

I have 30 archery after I trained it a bit. I chose the Eagle Eye perk which required 30 archery. However, the skill is in bright red and only shows 20. I assume I have a debuff of some kind, but ...
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Do the random vampire attacks end when you finish the main Dawnguard quest?

Do the random vampire attacks end when you finish the main Dawnguard quest on the Vampire Hunters (Dawnguard) side?
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How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim?

I am having trouble calculating how much damage my character can do in one attack. I get multipliers from various sources: 100 one-handed skill(because 100 skill lvl = 1.4x to the base damage. See ...
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Why can't I defeat Alduin?

I've almost completed the main quest and I've done a few side quests, and now I'm level 24. I am trying to defeat Alduin but I can't pull it off. Clearly my level isn't the problem, so something else ...
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How to summon Durnehviir?

So I've got the shout in my shouts list and I've unlocked all three parts of it, but I can't seem to be able to use it all, just the first part. Am I missing something? I still have a quest for ...
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Why some dragon claw doors do not open?

For some reasons I cannot open some dragon claw doors. I have the right dragon claw for the door, and I am putting the right code in but the door does not open, it just shoots poison darts at me. It ...
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How can I cancel the quest to kill Paarthurnax?

When the blades ask you to kill Paarthurnax (the dragon or the leader of the Greybeards) where are they located so that I can cancel that mission and tell them that I don't want to kill him.
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How can I get rid of a bounty and keep my stolen items?

I was screwing around in skyrim and accidently got caught lockpicking something. I have a habbit of stealing tons of stuff so if I pay bounty, or go to jail, I lose most of my stuff. The only way I've ...
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Where do confiscated items go?

After getting caught stealing a few things in skyrim, I noticed that most of the stolen items got confiscated. However, when I went back to the original place of the item, it was gone. So my question ...
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Can I control my transformation into a werewolf?

I see no harm in continuing the quest line if it won't cause any problems and I can control it. However, I'll be going through the line much quicker if I have no control over the transformation. When ...