I am making an unarmed Khajiit called Punchy. I'm planning to give him the fists of steel perk and as high of an unarmed damage enchantment as I can get for my gloves. However, it is annoying that I can't figure out a way to add unarmed to my hotkey (i.e. put away all my weapons and spells and fight with my fists).

Is there a way to do this?

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The best way to do this is to put a weapon on a hot-key, and the press this key twice. It will equip then un-equip the weapon, you'll then fight with your fist. Do the same thing with a shield, and both your hands will be empty.

  • Or, alternatively, one 2-handed weapon, which will free both hands when its unequipped. Nov 19, 2011 at 23:54
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    @RavenDreamer I think the game remember what was equipped in the second hand when using 2 handed weapons or a bow, and keep it equipped.
    – Jupotter
    Nov 20, 2011 at 0:01
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    @Jupotter that's correct, it won't unequip the offhand, so I can't go dual unarmed. Your method is what I'm doing right now, but its a huge hassle, I was wondering if there was a way to do it with 1 key rather than having to hit 4 keys.
    – l I
    Nov 20, 2011 at 0:23

Just trying to help, but i have the xbox version, was scrolling through unarmed posts, I might have a couple suggestions, one being that if you can hot key a 2 handed weapon that would reduce your key clicks to 2, or possibly an in-game macro function(if there isn't one you could try finding an addon) or i believe you can get a free program to create a macro on your keyboard(i have a razer nostromo keypad that allows me to make macros for the keys on it).

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