I am a level 3 in Skyrim and when I go to the Level Up Option I can see that I have 3 perks, but I don't know how to select which perks I want. Is there a special section in the menu or is there something I'm missing?

  • howto to select a skill ? i can only navigate but not select in the tree
    – user14857
    Commented Nov 20, 2011 at 10:35

3 Answers 3


You can use WASD to navigate through the constellations for each skill. The perk trees are accessed by zooming in to the constellation using W or by clicking.

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    You can also click on each star, and mousewheel in and out of the constellations. Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 18:11
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    Although the clicking seems a bit inaccurate...I sometimes end up moving up the tree instead of selecting something.
    – Artless
    Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 20:26
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    Yeah, this is INFURIATINGLY hard to navigate!
    – Neon1024
    Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 10:19

I just find out that the game has some serious trouble when you customize the keboard keys, as in my case, in that you can't navigate the skill select screen. So I returned during a while in the preselect keys and all works okay! When you reassign some of the keys it is simply IMPOSSIBLE to select any perk to improve it! Now I finally have been able to use my 8 points.


I'm just adding a little bit for the PS3 players of this game, since the problem is the same there but with a slightly different solution.

Hit the O button and the pick the top option (called either "Skills" or "Level Up"--you don't have to choose a perk right when it becomes available). Select a skill to see the perk constellation thing, and then navigate to the star you want to pick (the higher up, the more skill points it requires).

It's nearly impossible to navigate to all the perks with the D pad, which is what at least I use to navigate through all in-game menus. A lot of them are on weird diagonals that takes some work with the right stick, and even then if you go too far on the stick it will jump to a totally different constellation without much notice.

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