I know Vilkas trains two-handed weapons. Who's the equivalent of Vilkas for one-handed weapons?


In Whiterun, you can meet a guy called Amren, who will happily train you in one-handed combat at a Journeyman level for a fee.

Athis, a member of the Companions, also in Whiterun, will train you at an Expert level.

Burguk of Dushnikh Yal will train you at a Master level. You can find him in The Reach.

Source (for this and other trainers): Skyrim guide

  • So the equivalent of Vilkas, the master two-handed trainer, is Burguk. I don't believe he'll train you unless you're an Orc or Blood-Kin (do a quest for him or for the stronghold southwest of Riften) – agf Dec 7 '11 at 14:46
  • @agf I can't confirm that as I've only just met Amren in my game - do you have a source for that? I imagine there must be an alternative to him then? – Alex Dec 7 '11 at 15:20
  • I can confirm what agf says - you just need to do a quest for an orc (any orc) to be granted entry. Brawling may work also. – Raven Dreamer Dec 7 '11 at 16:08
  • Nope. There are lots of trainers that require quests though, so that's nothing special. – agf Dec 7 '11 at 16:09
  • @RavenDreamer I don't think it's quite that general. Doing a quest for the Orc smith in Markarth doesn't seem to do it. Maybe just an Orc associated with a stronghold? – agf Dec 7 '11 at 16:10

The best way to get one-handed for free to is:

  • First finish the companions quest.

Then you can take anyone in the companion "guild" as a companion. This means that you can train 5 levels of a skill per "major level" and take your money back by talking to your companion and saying: "I need to trade something."

You will therefore find your money.


You can just kill a bunch of bandits then use the Raise Zombie spell and kill them again.


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