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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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 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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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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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 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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Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points?

Certain equipment will give boosts to your skills (such as +12 to light armor for example). Is it possible to boost a skill over 100 points using this equipment, and other items which boost your ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do to minimize my save game size?

Anyone who's played Skyrim for some time by now probably knows that some unpleasant things can happen when your game saves start to become too large. One solution I've heard of is to wait for about a ...
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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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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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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 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 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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Can I secretly kill every guard in a town?

Is it possible to kill all of the guards in a town? Ideally, I'd like to do this secretly so the entire town doesn't see my deeds and put a bounty on my head. Edit: I was questing in Markarth and ...
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How to kill a dragon in Skyrim?

Anyone got any tips on how to beat down a Dragon solo? I've managed to get it down to 3/4 health, but keep running out of potions and getting owned. I tend to whittle it down with bow from cover, ...
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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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Sneak Damage multiplier: Does it apply to magical damage too?

Example: Dagger 1 = 18 Damage, 25 Shock Dagger 2 = 33 Damage, no magic Using the above, when I sneak attack and have the 15x multiple then is the damage caused by Dagger 1 is (18+25)*15 or ...
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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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Does my follower's enchanted weapon need to be refilled?

If I give an enchanted weapon to my follower, will I need to periodically refill it using a soul gem? If so, is there any indication of when it has been drained, and is there any easy way of ...
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When do merchants start paying the actual value of items?

When you pick up items in Skyrim it tells you the value of each item. However when I go and sell the items the merchants are only paying 30% of this value, at best. Discounting any perks or other ...
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Why can't I return the Golden Claw to its owner?

I went through the entire Golden Claw dungeon and it was my understanding I'd have to fight some final bad. I went to where the runes seems to light up, in the final area, and didn't see anything of ...
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Mutually exclusive choices in Skyrim

I am just starting playing Skyrim and was wondering if there are many mutually exclusive choices I should know in advance? For example, if I join guild A, then guild B wont let me in or even, say, if ...
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Skeleton key. Return or keep?

I just got the skeleton key and I'm wondering if I should return it or hold on to it. What are the benefits of keeping it? Is there a luck bonus? What will I get if I return it?
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Where do I get the key to enter the Winterhold College?

I have a quest that needs me to go there, but I can't seem to get inside as I need a key. Talking to some locals in the houses didn't seem to give more information on where I fetch that key, did I ...
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Do power attack perks in Skyrim apply to sneak power attacks?

I was wondering about this from How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim? I'm not sure if the perk Savage Strike applies to the damage while standing still and sneaking. By the perk description, it ...
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Does levelling up skills have any more effect than just making me level up/get perks?

I know that when I gain skills, that's kind of equivalent to gaining "xp", and at some point I'll gain another level and get to choose a perk as well as improve my magicka/health/stamina. What I want ...
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What's the easiest way to pull a flying dragon?

I've encountered 2 random dragons now (and killed 2 that were in place, the quest one and one at a shout word) and have not been able to pull either. I run around in the open shooting arrows at the ...
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Does using console command mark you as cheater? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do console commands affect Steam achievements? If I use console commands in Skyrim do I risk to be marked as "cheater" by the game and preclude me some possibilities or ...
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Does heavy armour penalize sneaking when I cast Muffle?

In Skyrim, does heavy armour still penalize Sneak when Muffle is cast, or when wearing boots with the Muffle property?
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Where can I get some armor for my magnificent steed?

I've found my horse, but he's naked and is vulnerable. I know Oblivion had horse armor (as DLC) and I was wondering if Skyrim had the same. Failing that, is there anything I can do to keep my horse ...
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Why can't I adopt children despite having a steading in Falkreath?

I bought two pieces of land. One from Morthal, and one from Falkreath. Morthal was the first plot of land I purchased. I only finished half of it. I bought the plot of land in falkreath because I ...
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How do I get rid of my missing animal follower?

Dawnguard allows you to recruit an Armored Troll as an animal companion. The Troll costs 500 Gold to recruit, but when I attempt to purchase the troll, the game tells me I already have an animal ...
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Maxing Out Perks?

The level cap in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is 50 but you can keep going after that to about level 70 if I understand it correctly. This means you can get about 70 of the 250 perks in the game. ...
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Becoming a vampire lord and getting bloodcursed arrows after curing Serana

I've finished Dawnguard and chose to cure Serana of vampirism, but now I think I'd like to have the option of become a vampire lord and getting bloodcursed arrows. I've done some basic console ...
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I attacked someone and now they are mad. How can I calm them down so I can talk to them?

I attacked someone and now they are mad. How can I calm them down so I can talk to them? I would like a permanent solution (not something that just lasts for a few min). I am on the PC so if there ...
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How do I demonstrate the fear spell to Faralda?

I've gone to Winterhold to join the college, and at the entrance I'm required to demonstrate my ability to use magic to Faralda. I've been told I need to cast Fear, so I bought it from her. However, ...
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Can I complete the quest “Paarthurnax” after the main quest?

The Blades gave me the Paarthurnax quest, but I decided to hold off until I finished the main quest line: The Blades won't speak to me until I complete the quest: is there any way around this? Or ...
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Why won't my follower, Serana, follow me?

I told my follower (Serana) to wait. But this is different. I told her to go somewhere and wait so it will activate the enemies. Well it did and I killed them. But Serana seems to be not following me ...
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Cannot Get a new Radiant Quest from Companions in Skyrim

I have completed the Companions questline and am trying to remove my lycanthropy. I have been trying to get a Radiant Quest from either Farkas or Vilkas, but all members of the faction say that I have ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of dual-wielding?

I want to know pros and cons of dual wielding; both for spells and weapons. Please use specific examples.
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Melee Combat: Heavy Armor vs. Light Armor

My character is a melee type, and is currently using Light Armor. Do the perks that light armor provides (extra stamina regen mainly) outweigh the perks and higher armor value that heavy armor ...
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Where can I buy sawn logs for all the different plots in Hearthfire?

You can buy land / build houses in Dawnstar, Falkrath and Morthal. At each house, there are sources for clay and stone, but where can you buy the sawn logs for each plot? I know only the source ...
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How to Unlock New Shouts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dragon souls not activating new words I have a few shouts that I am unable to equip. Upon doing so I am prompted with Dragon Souls are required to unlock shouts. I ...
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Skyrim updated to 1.5 but no 'cinematic killcam'

One thing I loved about Fallout 3 was the slow motion cinematic killcams. So when I heard they were coming to Skyrim I was made up. Yesterday my copy of Skyrim (PC) updated itself in Steam. I ...