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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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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Will items dropped on the ground ever disappear?

With the Thieves Guild missions to steal X worth of items from Y, I find myself with a lot of useless items that aren't even worth selling. So usually I just stop and drop everything on the ground. ...
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How would I go about divorcing my spouse?

I was wondering how I would divorce my spouse before I get married. and could I get married again afterwards?
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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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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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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 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 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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What is the Black Soul Gem for?

How does a Black Soul Gem differ from any other soul gem? I have one with a grand soul in it, so clearly it can take Grand souls. And because soul gems can take souls that are smaller than 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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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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Is the amount of followers limited?

I've just got my first follower, and I'm wondering if I can get a second person to follow me. Is the game limited to one or two follower(s) or does it allow for a large number of followers? It really ...
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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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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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Can you restart a quest from the beginning?

I'm currently doing the quest "Diplomatic Immunity" and I'm stuck. I wish to begin the quest over again so I can continue on with the game.
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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 ...
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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 (18*15)+...
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How can I find my followers skills and stats?

I have Sven as my follower at the moment and I've given him some Elven Armour (Light) and an Ancient Nord Battleaxe (2h), but I have no idea if these items work for him or not. Do the followers have ...
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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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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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How does learning enchants from disenchanting work?

I just disenchanted an item with +50% magicka regen and +12% destruction spells but only ended up learning an enchantment with +10% magicka regen and +5% destruction. The same thing happened for ...
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What is the best way of leveling restoration?

There are some nice restoration perks I'm trying to level up for. Does (dual) casting heal when your health is full gain restoration experience? If not, what are some good restoration leveling ...
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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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What is the proper teleport command in Skyrim?

How does the coc command work? When I type in for example coc Whiterun, it works. But when I type in coc Dawnstar, nothing happens. Did I miss anything here? Also, how do I enter names with multiple ...
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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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Alvor keeps trying to kill me, can't advance the story

I just started playing Skyrim yesterday. I was annoyed enough by the opening cut scene that I didn't rush off to Riverwood as the game wanted me to, but instead ran around doing a little murdering ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find an item I can disenchant to learn Fortify Alchemy?

I've been reading all sorts of things about people "gamebreaking" and crafting ultimate everythings. I wanted to join in, but I can't seem to find an item to disenchant so as to get the Fortify ...
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Can I buy land if I didn't read the courier's letter?

I have been playing Skyrim on the PS3 and recently bought the Hearthfire DLC. I was then given a note by a courier about adoption and house building. I was smart enough to not read it and then drop ...
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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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Health decreasing for no apparent reason

I am playing Dragonborn DLC. I am currently going through one of the black books quests and even though I am not fighting my health bar keeps going down. I can heal back up to full again but it keeps ...
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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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I can't move in Skyrim

I can look around, but I can't jump, I can't attack and I can't switch from third-to first person. I brawled with Vilkas at Jorrvaskr to prove my worth for the Companions, and when I left dialogue, I ...
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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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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 know I ...
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Is there a way to respec attributes?

I'm pretty sure there isn't a way-explicitly-offered-by-the-game to unset and reinvest health, stamina, and/or magicka advancements, but I'm also curious about exploits, console commands, and/or mods.
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How do I use the Ring of Hircine and become a werewolf?

I have the ring but I don't know how to use it. I made it so that it is not cursed, and i think that was a mistake. If possible, how do I transform using the ring? If it isn't, how do I drink a ...
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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 and ...
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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 ...