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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Conjuration Archer + Enchanting or Alchemy or Smithing

I am leveling a conjuration sneaky archer (Sneak + bound bow + summons if needed). Two questions: Is Bound Bow (with conjuration perks + archer perks) better than Daedric Bow (with archer perks)? ...
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Are there any advantages to using two daggers, as opposed to a dagger and sword?

I am using two daggers at the moment, however swords are significantly higher in damage. I can still get my 15x damage modifier on backstabs if I use my dagger. Is the attack speed significantly ...
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Can I use dagger stealth multiplier on a dragon?

Lately, I've been playing as assassin with a pair of daggers, taking advantage of my x30 damage multiplier from a stealth hit and 100 stealth skill. But unfortunately, when the dragon decides to land, ...
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How do I assign a single Keystroke to multiple items?

Skyrim is great during the gameplay but I dont like the menus at all. The problem is there are scenarios where I need to switch whole sets of armor, rings, necklaces and weapons very quickly. For eg, ...
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Is my follower trying to tell me something when they say, “I don't like the looks of this.”

In Skyrim, I've had multiple occasions where my followers have remarked, "I don't like the looks of this." and every time, I've ended up going into a battle where I've died multiple times. It's ...
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Skyrim launcher brings up UAC dialog and never launches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim When trying to play Skyrim on Windows 7, I double-click the icon, and the Steam ...
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What is the “Load Loose Files” checkbox in the Data Files dialog?

In the Data Files dialog of the Skyrim launcher, there's a checkbox titled "Load Loose Files" which is disabled by default. What does this checkbox do?
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Why can't I pickpocket Babette?

So I have seen on in several places that it is possible to pickpocket trainers after training with them. Is there a list of pickpocketable trainers? I tried to do this with Babette in the Dark ...
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I've lost my wife. Where can I find her? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a runaway bride? I seem to have lost my wife. I married Brelyna Maryon, but haven't seen her since the ceremony in Riften. She doesn't seem to have ...
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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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Scoundril's Folly: Shadow Golum-Ei: Where did he go in the the East Empire Company Warehouse?

In order to solve the quest "Scoundril's Folly" I followed Golum-Ei into the East Empire Company Warehouse. When dealing with guards I lost track of him. Where did he go?
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Is there a compilation of the loading tips?

I'm looking for a list of all the tips shown on the loading screen.
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What's the quest for Giant Toes?

I've got a bunch of Giant Toes that I can't get rid of...it insists they're quest items. But I don't think I have such a quest. Can I start it somewhere so I can get rid of them?
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I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim

I just tried to run Skyrim and once the splash screen appears, I hit "Play." The splash screen blinks and pops up again. Nothing else happens, and the game does not open. I'm stuck in a endless loop ...
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How do I fix the arcane blacksmith glitch?

Even though I have the arcane blacksmith perk, I am unable to upgrade the dark brotherhood shrouded armor, the ancient shrouded armor nor the thieves guild master armor. It still says I must have the ...
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Is there an indicator for already read books?

My inventory is full of books and I want to sell them asap. Alas, books and notes that are found in chests and bodies do not open automatically to be read. So often, when I loot, I often ask myself ...
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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 large is Skyrim?

I was wondering, if I were to run around in a world like this, how much I would need from one corner of Skyrim to the other far diagonal corner end to the other in kilometers/miles. There is already ...
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Azura's Star or The Black Star? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star? I am starting The Black Star Quest and I see that the reward is a Broken Azura's Star. ...
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How to murder efficiently as an assassin?

My character is a archer/sneak type of guy but I'm having a hard time playing the game. I can kill regular NPCs easily with sneak attack but as soon as I run into a more bad ass type of enemy I'm ...
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Where are the missing books?

During the "Hitting the books" mission, I had the fight with the caller; the game guide says the books are on her body. I searched her and the entire room including surrounding rooms but no books ...
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Shops with lots of Money in Skyrim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What merchant has the most gold? I need to find some shops to unload my Potions from Alchemy at. The Alchemy shops don't have much money. Are there any other shops ...
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Can I drive the Animal Population of Skyrim into Extinction?

Are all or certain animal populations endangered by the Dragonborn? Can I, by my hunting, drive the whole population of wolves, mammoths, and giants into extinction? Or will the game repopulate the ...
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How is Experience handled with Companions?

When I am out in the wilds with a companion, e.g., Aela the Huntress or Mjoll the Lioness, how is it decided who gains how much experience by defeating foes? Do all the kills my companion achieves ...
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Is there a downside to using heavy armor as a mage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there disadvantages to wearing armor as a mage casting spells? I am playing a mage in skyrim (100% magicka increase per level). So basically my health is pretty low. ...
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Potions and poisons with both positive and negative effects

Using alchemy I combined Blue Mountain Flower and Hanging Moss to create a poison that had Damage Magicka Regen (100%) and Fortify Health effects, i.e. a positive and a negative effect. Does this ...
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Where is Lydia's home?

With my first character, Lydia would hang out in the Jarl of Whiterun's palace until I bought Breezehome, and then she moved in there. With my second character, I don't own Breezehome, but I do own ...
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How do I examine the Crime Scene?

I am trying to solve the "Blood on the ice"-quest and am told to examine the crime scene. But I cannot find any trigger to activate or object to collect. What am I supposed to find/do here?
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Can I haunt people as a ghost?

I have 2 extra philter of the phantom potions from a quest that make me appear spectral for 30 seconds. Are there any practical uses for this? Can I use it to scare other people for some benefit or ...
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Once something has been sold to a merchant, does it disappear?

I am quite sure I have sold the first dragon priest mask I found, to a merchant. I'm not entirely sure which merchant though. It happened a long time ago, now. Can I find the merchant and buy it ...
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Does the one-handed perk “Savage Strike” give you a bonus when dual-wielding?

I just wanted to know if the bonuses translated to dual-wielding as well, or is it pointless to even get if you aren't going to only use one weapon at a time?
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Is there a way bring down the iron bars behind Clavicus Vile in Haemar's Shrine?

There seems to be a metal bars-esque barrier in the passage behind Clavicus Vile in Haemar's Shame/Haemar's Shrine. Is there a way to open it?
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How do I combine more ingredients during Alchemy?

According to this page here I should be able to combine up to four ingredients for each potion/poison. However, when attempting to make a potion, I found I can only combine up to 3 in one mix. Is ...
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Config setting for the threshold between single/multiple item handling?

You know this slider that appears when you try to handle a stack of more than five items in the inventory? I find that repeating the "Store" or "Sell" key is easier and faster to use, and really ...
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How many souls can I store in the Black Star to do enchanting?

I got a Black Star and I've read that it's supposed to be like an infinite black gem. I would like to use it for enchanting. How many souls can I carry in it? Just one at the time? I guess when ...
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NPC Thieves in Skyrim

I have a chest in Riverwood where I'll keep everything I can't carry I.e. Dragon bones, books etc. And lately I've noticed an abundance of theives running away from riverwood whenever I fast travel ...
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What is the difference between “Damage Health” and “Ravage Health”?

I've been experimenting with Alchemy in Skyrim, and I've noticed that I've acquired two distinct alchemical effects: "Damage Health" and "Ravage Health". They both cause instant poison damage, so ...
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Is there a glitch in the quest Revealing the Unseen?

I'm at the portion of the "Revealing the Unseen" quest (from the College of Winterhold) where I have to go to Mzulft and enter the ruins. However, when I try to interact with Gavros Plinius, the man ...
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How do I meet with Esbern?

In the main quest line, I have to talk to Esbern and think I need to free him from his jail. Now, I've talked to him but the door window just closes afterwards without progressing the quest. I ...
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How to trigger pressure plates from a distance?

What ways are there to trigger pressure plates without standing on them? Say I sneak into an old ruin and come across a posse of skeletons that are so positioned to be completely decimated if I could ...
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How am I supposed to kill the frost troll?

So I've run into two frost trolls so far. The first one I took advantage of bad pathing which I feel bad about because it ruined the game immersion. The second one I used a full unrelenting shout ...
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Which shout does the most damage?

I was disappointed to find out that Unrelenting Force doesn't do any direct damage. Also, I can't seem to find any information on how much damage shouts do.
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How do I become High King of Skyrim? [closed]

Is it possible, by doing either of the civil war questlines to become the high king of Skyrim?
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At what level do leveled items stop improving? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the minimum level I need to be to get the strongest version of leveled items? From what I understand, items that are given as quest rewards are leveled items as ...
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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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At what levels do the various types of armour start to appear in Skyrim?

I was wondering at what levels do the various types of armour start to appear? For instance right at the beginning hide/studded is the more prevalent armor type (from memory) However I'm now level 18 ...
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What type of armor should I use as a thief?

In past versions of the elder scrolls and many other RPGs, thieves play with light armor. Is this also the case for skyrim? As far as I understand, both heavy and light armor affects sneaking, but as ...
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Do armor sets have maximum armor caps?

I created a set of Dragon Scale armor with 100 smithing and improved them to legendary, they had an armor rating of 584(502 without the shield). Here are the individual ratings for each piece of gear ...
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What do “power” attacks actually do?

What difference do power attacks make? I use double daggers and doing a power attack takes lots of stamina but doesn't seem to give me any advantages, other than a nice animation. Are there any ...
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Which house / safe storage chest is closest to a fast travel destination?

In Skyrim, what house or safe storage chest is the closest in travel time from a fast travel location? Preferably there should be no loading screens between the fast travel location and a chest to ...