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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Where are the best house locations in Skyrim?

I'm looking for the best house location, for two different types of characters. Craftsman: The house must be very near to, or include: Alchemy Lab Arcane Enchanter Forge and/or Anvil Grindstone ...
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How do I quickly switch between weapons and spells?

When watching this video I see him quickly change his weapons and spells during combat. When he later goes inside his items, you can see a second smaller arrow next to the weapon that you can quickly ...
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How does regen vs magicka vs reduced cost affect my efficiency? What is my destruction spell damage?

The Questions What are my character's derived stats? (regen time etc) What will each magicka and destruction enchanting effect do to my overall character? How is my damage output affected by ...
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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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What house has the most bookshelves?

I'm an avid book collector, and I was wondering what house has the most bookshelves in Skyrim. I currently only own the Whiterun house, which has 2 bookshelves of 2 shelves each. Is there a house I ...
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Fortify alchemy/fortify enchant stacking?

Is it possible to enchant a set of fortify alchemy equipment that will allow you to create a more potent fortify enchant potion then using the potion recreate a more powerful set of alchemy equipment? ...
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Are ores replenished over time?

In previous games, the amount of minerals found in a vein was set in stone. Now that blacksmithing is a feature, will minerals regrow after a certain amount of time as plants do?
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Efficent Enchantment Skill-up

What is the most cost-effective way to increase enchantment? it seems too expensive to buy materials from vendors, and finding soul gems that have souls in them takes a while.
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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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Why has the innkeeper put a price on my head?

So, I was just assaulted by a trio of fairly well armed thugs while walking out of Riften. Before attacking me, they informed me that they were 'here to teach me a lesson.' After dispatching them in ...
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Is there a way to bring down the Thieves Guild in Riften?

Riften is said to be run by the Thieves Guild. I know it's possible to join them. Now I wonder if I alternatively could bring them down as well. I do not mean killing all the NPCs, but I would rather ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish in-game mouse sensitivity is too low Things i've tried: increasing Look Sensitivity in-game: In ...
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I've lost Shadowmere - where can I find her?

So I own Shadowmere from the Dark Brotherhood. However, I jumped on another horse for a few seconds, before fast travelling. I did a few quests, without even thinking about Shadowmere, and now when I ...
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What constitutes a no-bounty stealth kill?

I would like to know how Skyrim determines whether I was detected killing someone. For example: There is this temple in Makreth, where there are some women down below the main hall. I lockpicked my ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star?

At the completion of the quest "The Black Star," you are given the choice to pick between: What are the (dis)advantages of each? I'd seen some mention that human souls are more powerful than most ...
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Stop dragon attacks

I'm high level and finished the main quest, but my game is unplayable at the moment: It was said that every dragon fight is something special, why am I spammed with dragons like every 5 minutes then? ...
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What do I lose when serving time in jail?

When you serve your time in Jail, do you lose stats like in Oblivion? Also, can you get your stuff from the chest back after serving your time without having to sneak in and steal it? What negative ...
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Can I rename an item without enchanting it?

I forgot to rename an item when I enchanted it. Is there any way I can rename it?
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Will new shopkeepers take the place of murdered ones?

I was really trying to play a "good" character, but long story short, Belethor pissed me off for the last time. I often visited his shop to sell little odds and ends that wouldn't sell at the other, ...
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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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How can I find out who I'm married to?

I've forgotten who my wife is. I got married, then decided to make a new character, but after playing that character for a while I got bored and went back to my first profile. I can't remember who ...
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How do I favorite/hotkey a dual wield setup?

I've been playing Skyrim for a while now, and still have not figured out how to properly create a hot-key to my dual wield setup. I've tested with spells, which easily allow you to select multiple ...
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Skyrim instantly crashes to desktop

Two weeks ago I borrowed an Oculus Rift for the weekend and installed some mods for it, following this guide. Now I'm trying to run it again without the Oculus, and it instantly crashes to desktop. ...
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What's a quick way to level conjuration?

My conjuration is level 26 and I can't seem to figure out a quick way to level it. What's the quickest/most effective way to level it up?
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Best way to level destruction?

I've seen effective methods for leveling Summoning, like spamming a Bound Sword on a crag in front of a giant; my question is whether or not something like this will work for Destruction spells. Does ...
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Can the bard play music or musical instruments?

I've completed the quest chain at the Bards College in Skyrim, but can't figure out what to do next. Is there a next? Do I get to play any kind of music in game? Basically, what's the purpose of the ...
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Dragon souls not activating new words

So if I understand correctly you can learn new words and the souls will activate these words. I just killed a dragon and when it died it looked like I absorbed the soul but it didn't unlock any of the ...
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Are Items safe lying around my house?

I'm a bit of an untidy thief and often end up with a few things lying around the house. I've also left open a book next to my Alchemy lab in Whiterun for cosmetic and reference purposes. Obviously the ...
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How do I find an ore mine?

I have an urge to practice some smithing, but ore seems to be in short supply. How do I locate a mine? Will people be able to tell me where one is if I talk to the right ones? Are there certain ...
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Is there any reason to not complete the game?

Would there be anything in Skyrim where you wouldn't want to complete the main story? (Yes, I know the game continues after that) Like something you can no longer access, or do after beating the ...
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Do I need to account for gravity when shooting an arrow?

Is the arrow I'm about to unleash going to feel the effects of gravity, or not? If so is there a general rule of thumb for how much compensation should be made when aiming to account for its effects?
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Is there a tactic to take out two enemies next to each other silently?

I was happily sneaking through Fort Greymoor, dispatching enemies one by one with Dawnbreaker, whilst dressed as a Jester (as you do on a pleasant Sunday afternoon...). However, I came across a room ...
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Do shops/NPCs/houses replenish their contents after an act of thievery?

I have started funding my alchemy addiction by stealing from shops and pick pocketing from NPCs. I am wondering if they ever get any contents back after I have stolen from them.
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How does value affect the gain of smithing experience?

As of Skyrim's 1.5 patch, you get differing values for smithing items in part due to their value. More expensive, more experience. UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted) NEW FEATURES ...
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How to get the people of a village like me again after killing their livestock?

I accidentally killed a chicken, and now people hate me. How do I get them to like me again?
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How do I stop smelling like a wet dog?

Whenever I meet a guard, they nonchalantly tell me I smell of wet dog. That was par for the course when I was a lycanthrope, but I got better. According to UESP, guards may refer to you as a werewolf ...
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How can I be more athletic?

Now that the athletics and acrobatics skills have disappeared, is there a way to run faster or to jump higher in Skyrim?
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Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC? [duplicate]

My PS3 Skyrim is starting to have the dreaded lag problem. I've tested Skyrim on my PC and it works perfectly on medium settings with 60FPS@720p (and better graphics than the PS3). It is also ...
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What actions freeze time?

Some actions freeze time, like opening your inventory, pickpocketing someone, opening your favourites etc. Recently I was going to talk to someone, and I noticed someone else I hadn't spoken to, so I ...
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Can I continue to harvest dragon souls after the main quest is over?

I want to make sure I learn all the Thu'um, and in order to do that, I need to acquire quite a few dragon souls. Should I put off the main quest as I slay dragons and find hidden draconic words, or is ...
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How can I tell if a weapon is one or two handed?

In Skyrim is there a way to tell if a sword is one or two handed without picking it up. I'm not a fan of two handed weapons and I don't want to pick them up just to drop them when I realize it's not ...
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Can you lose a purchased horse in Skyrim?

If you buy a horse in Skyrim, is it possible to lose it? If so, what are the scenarios for loss? (can it killed? If you leave it somewhere and lose it, do you have to go find it, will it ever ...
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Are there 3 words to EVERY shout?

I noticed that every shout has place for 3 words in the menu. What's confusing me is that I found a shout which already has all of the 3 words listed, but greyed out so I can learn them, while others ...
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Do Nirnroots regrow in Skyrim?

In Oblivion, Nirnroots were a collectible - there was a finite number of them*, and they did not respawn. I've been noticing, however, that when I pick Nirnroots in Skyrim, the roots of the plant ...
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How do Soul Gems work?

Recently I enchanted a weapon with a fire damage enchantment. I found a better weapon and wanted to do the same thing with that weapon. However, this time, whenever I tried to select an enchantment, ...
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What effects do weather changes have on your character?

I know Skyrim features weather like snow / hail / rain. What effects (if any) do the different weather types have on your character (especially combat)?
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Can you pick-pocket someone who has already caught you?

So I was simply taking some weight off an NPC when he caught me... helping lighten his load. The problem is, he still has some stuff that I am sure he would rather have me hold on to but he has ...
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How do I unadopt my children? (preferably without killing them)

I changed my mind and would like to adopt other kids. I would like to do this without killing my children (I'm not that evil) or using the 'disable' console command on them permanently (removing them ...
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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 ...
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Optimal way to increase heavy armor skill?

I'm trying to fast track my heavy armor skill, mostly so I can get the Conditioning perk (since my armor takes up such a ridiculous portion of my overall carrying capacity). So far, I've only found ...