I enchanted my Elvish bow to do frost damage. However it only had 14 charges and has since run out. Is there a way for me to recharge it? or is that bow kinda done for me now?

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    Good question, out of votes for the day though. Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 21:46

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Click the item and press Charge - on PC it's default to T. You'll need a charged soul gem, though (the level of soul gem dictates the charge returned). This uses up the soul gem.

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    There's also a perk in the Enchanting tree that will restore some charge when you kill an enemy with an enchanted weapon. Commented Nov 13, 2011 at 5:28
  • Yeah, I got that perk, but when I enchanted the bow, I was unaware that there was a slider bar to decrease the damage to increase the charges. Given that, 5% of a petty creature doesn't do anything for my bow =)
    – Pithlit
    Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 16:15
  • When you say "uses up", does that mean the gem loses the soul in it, or does the gem itself disappear?
    – andronikus
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 17:09
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    @andronikus The gem is destroyed. Commented Dec 10, 2011 at 19:51
  • Thanks, I eventually figured that one out. Makes me glad about this bug (gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/37080/…) so that I don't have to waste my Grand Soul Gem (Petty) 's.
    – andronikus
    Commented Dec 10, 2011 at 21:01

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