In one playthrough, will it be possible for me to get every single perk and max all my skills?

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    +1 Because I know several people (including myself) who came to this post immediately after buying Skyrim. Very useful. Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 22:41

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With the 1.9 skyrim patch there is no limit to the levels you can achieve, so you could get all the perks in theory.

Alternatively, on pc, there are mods that can give you extra perk points. For example I use Spend Dragon Souls For Perks. Otherwise search the workshop for 'perk' and see what you find: e.g. Perk Potions

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    note that getting all the skill perks will require you to max out your skills and make them legendary, which resets them back to lvl 15 and lets you raise them again; some of them will need to be reset more than once, so it will be a tedious process
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 0:27
  • Any recommended mods that can give extra perk points? Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 3:57
  • @MichaelEdenfield Or you find one skill that is easy to level up, and just keep resetting that. Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 8:52
  • It costs 251 perk points to fully max out the perk tree. To pull this off without mods you need to reset a skill 147 times in order to reach level 252.
    – Wayne
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 18:01

It is possible to raise all skills to 100.

It is not possible to acquire all possible perks by reaching level 100 in every skill, since the number of perks vastly outnumbers the perks earned by leveling to that state (80).

There is no soft cap - the 80th perk is just as (relatively) easy to earn as the 1st.

However, as of the 1.9 release, you can "reset" a skill from 100 back down to 0, which means you can reach arbitrarily high levels, and finally max out your perks.

  • I've seen it said that 50 is the soft cap and 70 is the hard cap.
    – Arkive
    Commented Nov 11, 2011 at 23:53
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    Indeed. Hence, "or so" :) Commented Nov 11, 2011 at 23:54
  • Holy crap! Only 70? I really need to plan my perks out now. I've been kinda going willy-nilly with only a little bit of care.
    – Mr Smooth
    Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 2:57
  • @Arkive what do you mean by soft and hard caps?
    – TrewTzu
    Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 15:02
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    That's because by Lv. 50 you have most of the skills you're interested in maxed or very close to max, so most people wouldn't bother going further. To reach 81, you have to raise every single skill to 100.
    – Mauricio
    Commented Nov 25, 2011 at 13:26

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