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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Cheats :
Secret - Full cheats
While playing the game, press ~ to display the console window. Then, type one of the following codes and press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function:
Secret - Infinite Arrows
If you pickpocket someone who shoots target dummies with arrows and take whatever arrows they were using (usually iron or steel) and give them 1 of the arrow type you want infinite of, they will shoot that type of arrow instead. Just collect them as they hit the dummy and you can build up a nice stockpile.
Glitch - Restock any merchant instantly.
Secret - Item ID codes
Player Item Console Command
Player.additem ITEM “###”
00013911 Hide Armor
00013948 Banded Iron Armor
00013ED8 Studded Armor
000136D5 Imperial Armor
0001B3A3 Scaled Armor
0003619E Leather Armor
0001394D Dwarven Armor
000896A3 Elven Armor
00013956 Orcish Boots
00013960 Ebony Boots
Code - Food ID codes
Secret - Potions ID
Secret - Ingredients ID
00068C0A Antlers Large
Secret - IDs of Soul gems
0002E4E2 Petty (empty)
Secret - Full books ID
Secret - Enchanted weapons & armors ID
Found Weapons And Armor
Secret - Infinite skill level gain
This trick requires that you own a house with an alchemy lab. Obtain the Oghma Infinium book, but do not read it. Go to your house, and open the bookshelf. Read the Oghma Infinium book, then select the skill set to assign the skill gain. Close the book, but not the bookshelf. Store the book on the shelf, then take the book back off the shelf, and select it, but do not read it. Repeat this as many times as desired to get as much skill level gain as desired.
Secret - Duplicating books
This trick requires that you own a house with an alchemy lab. Activate the bookshelf, then place the desired book to be duplicated on it. Leave the menu, then immediately activate the bookshelf again. If your book has not yet physically appeared on the shelf, wait at the menu screen where you can loot the bookshelf. Once you see the book in front of you (it will hover in front of the shelf while the menu is open), loot the book from the shelf in the menu. Immediately close the menu, and you can click on the book itself to read and then take it. You will now have looted the book twice, putting two of them in your inventory. Repeat this as many times as desired. It is especially useful with expensive books such as the Oghma Infinium.
Glitch - Easy experience
When you reach the part in the tutorial at the beginning of the game where you choose to enter the keep with either Hadvar or Ralof, choose Hadvar, Have Hadvar cut the bindings off your hands. Grab the iron sword off the wall in the room. Then, simply keep hitting Hadvar with the sword as he stands by the door to keep leveling up the One-Handed skill. Once you knock him down, make sure to not hit him anymore until he gets back up. To level up the Sneak skill, keep sneaking up on Hadvar while he stands by the door, and then attack him with the sword. Do this for the first 32 levels. Once you reach level 33 for the Sneak skill, you can simply sit behind him and hit him with the sword every six seconds. To level up the Two-Handed skill, progress a little further in the game, and get the two-handed sword. Once you reach the area with the bear where Hadvar gives you the bow and arrow, keep hitting Hadvar with the two-handed sword to easily level up the Two-Handed skill. Note: Do not press [Sneak] while doing this or Hadvar will move on. To level up the Destruction skill, keep burning Hadvar. If you leveled the One-Handed, Sneak, Two-Handed, and Destruction skills to level 100 using this method, you should have 37 perk points and be at level 37 to start the game. Note:This glitch was done on an unpatched version of the game.
Go to Riverwood village, and find Alvor & Sigrid's house. Inside is a man named Hadvar. Rest until it is after 8 a.m. so Alvor leaves the house. Sigrid and the young girl should remain downstairs, and Hadvar will be upstairs. If he is not, just wait until he comes upstairs. Then, save the game just in case there is a problem during the next part. Equip your strongest sword or weapon that you want to increase the skill level for, and sneak behind him until he cannot see you. Do a heavy strike, and he will stumble to the floor. When he gets up, he will have no knowledge that you hit him. He also never dies, so it can be done indefinitely. Repeat the process to level up as much as desired. This will also maximize your Sneak skill, and whatever weapon type you are using.
Glitch - Easy Gold
Take a horse and carriage to Winterhold. Once in Winterhold, immediately turn right. Travel southwest from Winterhold to a location called "Sightless Pit". Just above Slightless Pit on the mountain is an alter with a skeleton on it. Beside the skeleton is a book called "The Doors To Oblivion". Pick up the book, and then kill the skeleton on the table. Two other skeletons will rise around the alter; kill them as well. Return to the skeleton near where you picked up the book, and loot its body, taking everything. Loot it again, and you will notice the book on the skeleton keeps reappearing. You can keep taking "The Doors Of Oblivion" book worth 50 gold each. Every time you view the Skeleton's inventory, even if you do not take the book, it should add one book to the skeleton's inventory. Repeat this as much as desired. Note: This glitch was done on an unpatched version of the game.
At any time, go to Dawnstar. Once in Dawnstar, locate the entrance to the Iron-Breaker Mine, but do not enter it. To the left of the entrance are some rocks around a tree. Walk under the tree, and aim your crosshairs around the edges of the rocks until "Search Chest" appears. Open it to find a large amount of free loot, including crafting supplies, weapons, armor, enchanted items, gold, and more. Note: The chest is invisible as it sits under the ground, but it is still lootable. Loot everything, then sell the items for a large sum of gold. It is recommended you bring a horse, as you will quickly become over-encumbered and unable to move quickly or fast travel. To reset the chest and get more loot, go back to the entrance to Dawnstar. You will see a Khajiit trader caravan. If the caravan is not there, wait a few days for it to return. Look for the Khajiit named "Ahkari". Save the game while looking at her, then attack her after saving. It is not necessary to kill her, as damaging her should be enough. Then, reload the saved game file, and talk to her. Ask to see her wares, then exit the "Trade" menu, and return to the invisible chest by the mine. Repeat this process as many times as desired.
When doing the quest to get married, marry a follower. Then, make them follow you and trade items. They should have 750 gold because of the store they run. Take their gold, leave, and wait one day to get more gold. Repeat this as many times as desired.
While doing the quests to get the "One With The Shadows" achievement, you will get a special request for Windhelm called...
Glitch - Easy gold and Alchemy and Speech skills
This trick requires some time to set up, but once it is done, you can get as much gold as desired. It requires the following:
1. Fortify Alchemy Enchantment
2. Helmet, gloves/bracers, two rings, and a necklace
3. Five Grand Soul Gems filled with Grand Souls. Grand Souls can be taken from Mammoths or bought.
4. The ingredients for Fortify Restoration potions: Abecean Longfins, Cyrodilic Spadetails, and Salt Piles. The fish can be obtained easily by swimming around Goldenglow Estate near Riften. Collect as many of these as you can, at least ten to fifteen of each ingredient.
5. Ingredients for a Fortify Enchanting potion: Snowberries, Spriggan Sap, Hagraven Claw, and Blue Butterfly Wing.
Start by enchanting your helmet, gloves, one of the rings, and the necklace with Fortify Alchemy using the Grand Soul Gems. It works best if your Enchanting is at 100 with five perks in Enchanter. Equip the newly fortified equipment. Go to an alchemy lab, and create a potion of Fortify Restoration. Exit and drink the potion. Without exiting the menu, go to "Apparel", unequip, and re-equip the gear. Then, create another Fortify Restoration potion. Drink it, unequip, and re-equip the gear until you can craft very strong Fortify Restorations (in the millions of percent). If you go too high, the potions will start getting negative numbers. Do not drink those or the game will glitch. When you are satisfied with the strength of your potions, drink one, then craft a Fortify Enchanting potion. Go to an Arcane Enchanter, drink your Fortify Enchanting potion, and enchant the remaining ring with Fortify Alchemy. This negates the need to repeat this process. Then, go to any apothecary, and buy a Giants Toe and some Wheat. While wearing your ring, craft a potion using these two ingredients. You should get a massive increase in Alchemy. It will be worth hundreds of thousands of Septim. No merchant will have that much money, but sell it to them for whatever they can pay, and your Speech will rise to 100. If it does not raise your Speech skill to 100, make another potion, and repeat. After your Speech is leveled, add perks until you get to the "Invest" perk. Go to the Riverwood trader, and invest in him. Go outside, and wait 48 hours. Return, and he will have 10,000 Septim. Sell him a potion to get all his gold. Go outside, and wait another 48 hours. Return, and sell him a potion to get all his gold. Repeat this as many times as desired. It is possible to get over...
Glitch - Easy gold and Enchanting and Smithing skills
Note: This trick requires a Soul Trap weapon and access to a smith and arcane enchanter. First, purchase an equal number of Iron Ingots, Leather Strips, and Petty Soul Gems. Fill the Petty Soul Gems (by killing with the Soul Trap weapon), then go to a smith. Create as many Iron Daggers as possible, then go to an arcane enchanter (there is one in Dragonsreach). Enchant all the daggers with the Petty Soul Gems (disenchant the Soul Trap weapon, if required). Go to a shop, and sell the daggers. Depending on your barter skill, you will make approximately 170 gold per dagger in profit, and will level up your Enchanting and Smithing skills. Note: Smith every three or four daggers, and enchant every one or two daggers early on.
Glitch - Advises
Easy super weapons and armor
This trick requires the necessary perks in the Alchemy, Enchanting, and Smithing skills. First, enchant armor/boots/gloves/etc. with alchemy boosting properties. Then, equip the enchanted gear, and create a potion that enhances your enchanting skill for a certain amount of time. Go back, drink the potion, and enchant new equipment with alchemy boosting properties again. Your new equipment will now boost your alchemy even more, which will allow you to create a potion that enhances your enchanting even more than the first potion you made. Repeat this as many times as desired. Then, create smith boosting equipment and a smith boosting potion. Go to the blacksmith, and create your gear while you have your smith boosting equipment/potion, and upgrade it to the desired stats.
This glitch requires you have 100 enchantment and the perk that allows you to add two enchantments to a weapon. First, go to the enchantment table, and select the soul gem you wish to use. Then, choose a weapon enchantment such as Frost damage, Stamina damage, Soul Trap, etc. Select a fortify enchantment, de-select the fortify enchantment, then select it again. You should now be able to select a weapon to enchant.
Pickpocket someone who shoots target dummies with arrows, and take the arrows they were using (usually iron or steel). Then, give them one of the arrow type you want more of. They will now shoot that type of arrow instead of the one they were shooting before. Simply collect the arrows as they hit the target dummy to get as many arrows as desired.
After killing the first dragon and being appointed Thane of Whiterun, talk to the new house earl, and trade items with them. Give them one arrow from your best set of arrows, then remove their sword, and assign them a bow. Every time you go into battle, they will fire multiple arrows from the one you traded. Then, collect all of the arrows after the battle is over.
Containers are persistent and items do not disappear. Thus, any barrel, box, or chest can be used to store your items. It works best to use containers near a quick travel loading location. However, since the game is buggy, your items probably will not disappear when placed in a random barrel or chest, but there is no way to guarantee they will not disappear unless you purchase a house and store your items in...
Glitch - Advises Part 2
To steal any item, simply grab a basket, bucket, kettle, or any other type of container. Then, place it over the head of the NPC that owns the item(s). While the container is over their head, they will not be able to see you as you steal the desired item(s). Note: This trick does not work for pick pocketing. It only works for stealing items off counters, shelves, etc. Additionally, there are a few, select NPC's that will not allow you to put a container over their head.
Simply move an item you wish to steal out of the owner's view by kicking it. Once the item is out of view of the owner, you can steal it without getting caught or penalized.
When the Blades asks you to kill Paarthurnax, approach him to check if he is on the stone wall perfectly. Attack him with any desired weapon or destruction magic to increase it. If he dies, restart and try again. If done correctly, he will just keep taking the hits, then fly up and back down. He will never die, and you will not get any bounties for attacking him.
Get any skill trainer as your follower, and train your skills with him. Then, ask him to trade, and take the gold you gave him back.
To get costly (especially on later levels) training for free, enter any guild where there are trainers in what you need, and gain their trust. Get the desired training you need from the trainer, and then pickpocket him (your money for the training will be in his pocket). It would normally be considered a crime, but the guild will not do anything about it or report it.
You normally would need 5,000 gold to buy the house in Whiterun, but this trick allows you to get it for free. Go to the man who sells you the house in Whiterun while he is asleep in his bed. He will sit up to talk to you. Make sure you are standing in a place that you can open the nightstand or dresser next to the bed while you are talking to him. As soon as you agree to buy the house, immediately open the dresser next to the bed, and put your gold into it, and return to the conversation. He will give you the key, and then you can simply take your gold back out of the dresser.
Go to Falkreath, and find the smith named Lod. He will ask you to find his dog. You can find the dog, Barbas, outside of the village, and it will take you to the Shrine of Clavicus Vile. Once you speak with...
Secret - Trainers locations
Journeyman Trainer: Find Faendal in Riverwood.
Expert Trainer: Find Aela the Huntress of The Companions in Whiterun.
Master Trainer: Find Niruin of The Thieves Guild in Riften.
Expert Trainer: Find Njade Stonearm of The Companions in Whiterun.
Master Trainer: Find Larak of Mor Khazgur in The Reach.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Hermir Strongheart in Windhelm.
Expert Trainer: Find Gharol of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach.
Master Trainer: Find Farkas of The Companions in Whiterun.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Amren in Whiterun.
Expert Trainer: Find Athis of The Companions in Whiterun.
Master Trainer: Find Burguk of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Ghorza in Markarth.
Expert Trainer: Find Balimund in Riften.
Master Trainer: Find Eorlund Gray-Mane in Whiterun.
Expert Trainer: Find Torbjorn Shatter-Shield in Windhelm.
Master Trainer: Find Vilkas of The Companions in Whiterun.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Melaran in Solitude.
Expert Trainer: Find Dravynea of Kynesgrove in Eastmarch.
Master Trainer: Find Tolfdir of The College in Winterhold.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Runil in Falkreath.
Expert Trainer: Find Phinis Gestor of The College in Winterhold.
Master Trainer: Find Falion in Morthal.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Wuunferth the Unliving in Windhelm.
Expert Trainer: Find Sybille Stentor in Solitude.
Master Trainer: Find Faralda of The College in Winterhold.
Expert Trainer: Find Sergius Turrianus of The College in Winterhold.
Master Trainer: Find Hamal in Markarth.
Expert Trainer: Find Atub in Largoshbur in The Rift.
Master Trainer: Find Drevis Neloren of The College in Winterhold.
Expert Trainer: Find Keeper Carcette at The Hall Of The Vigilant and Colette Marence of The College in Winterhold.
Master Trainer: Find Danica Pure-Spring in Whiterun.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Lami in Morthal.
Expert Trainer: Find Arcadia in Whiterun.
Master Trainer: Find Babette in The Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Scouts-Many-Marshes in Whiterun.
Expert Trainer: Find Grelka in Riften.
Master Trainer: Find Mazir in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
Expert Trainer: Find Majhad at Khajiit Caravans.
Master Trainer: Find Vex of The Thieves Guild in Riften.
Journeyman Trainer: Find Ahkari at...
Secret - Dragon Shout locations
Dragon Shout locations
You have the ability to absorb the Dragon's soul to unlock the Shout abilities. To learn different types of Dragon Shouts, you must find the ancient tablet wall that teaches you the Dragon Words. Each Shout has three words that can be learned by going around Skyrim and finding them. Half of the Dragon Shouts can be learned through the main quests, while others require you to search the world of Skyrim to find the ancient tablet walls. If you find all three words in a Dragon Shout, you increase its effectiveness when used. When you have learned all three words for a Dragon Shout, you can perform a powerful Shout. Search the listed locations and/or complete the indicated task to find the corresponding Dragon Shout word:
Description: A shout for help from the beasts of the wild, who come to fight in your defense.
Location 1 - Animal: Go into the Helgen, and take the southwest Bonechill Passage. The Dragon Shout word is at the other end, protected by a dragon. Watch out for the Snowy Saber Cat inside Bonchill, as she is fast and very strong.
Location 2 - Allegiance: You will find it in Angarvunde in the Rift after completing the "Medresi Dran And The Wandering Dead" quest.
Location 3 - Pack: You will find it in Ysgramor's Tomb in Winterhold after completing the "Glory Of The Dead" Companions quest.
Description: Your voice is not a shout, but a whisper, revealing the life forces and all.
Location 1 - Life: In the dragon's lair in Northwind Summit, after you get a letter from a "friend" regarding a source of power in the mountains between Windhelm and Riften. It is around the corner from Shor's Stone; defeat the dragon to learn the Dragon Shout word.
Location 2 - Seek: You will find it in Valthume after completing the "Evil In Waiting" Dungeon quest.
Location 3 - Hunt: In Volunruud; it requires "The Silence Has Been Broken" Dark Brotherhood quest or the "Silenced Tongues" Dungeon quest.
Description: The Thu'um reaches out to the Void, changing your form to one that cannot be harmed or harm.
Location 1 - Fade: Successfully complete "The Way Of The Voice" main quest, and Arngeir will send you to Ustengrav Depths to retrieve The Horn Of Jurgen Windcaller. In the main cavern room, instead of going to the objective, go outside, and then go to the bottom where waterfall is with the green trees. Look at the base of the platform with word of power on it.
Location 2 -...
Secret - Skill book locations
Skill book locations
Skill books give you skill bonuses. All 18 skills have their own skill books. Search the indicated location to find the corresponding skill book:
A Game At Dinner, Volume 1: In New Gnisis Cornerclub in Windhelm.
A Game At Dinner, Volume 2: In Honningbrew Brewery.
Herbalist's Guide To Skyrim: In Arcadia's Cauldron in Whiterun.
De Rerum Dirennis: In Winterhold Alchemy Lab.
Herbalit's Guide To Skyrim: In the Hag's Cure in Makarth.
Mannimarco King Of Worms, Volume 1: On the corpse in Evergreen Grove.
Mannimarco King Of Worms, Volume 2: In the Alchemy Lab in Nightcaller Temple.
Song Of The Alchemists, Volume 1: In Bards' College during Solitude.
Song Of The Alchemists, Volume 2: In Anise's Cabin.
Breathing Water, Volume 1: In Kraldar's House in Winterhold.
Breathing Water, Volume 2: In Withing Ilinalta's Deep.
Daughter Of The Niben, Volume 1: In Brandy-Mug Farmstead.
Daughter Of The Niben, Volume 2: In the room next to the Jarl Of Understone in Markath.
Reality And Other Flasehoods, Volume 1: In the throne room of Yngvild.
Reality And Other Flasehoods, Volume 2: In the Red Eagle Ascent.
Sithis, Volume 1: On Krag's corpse in Nchuand-Zel.
Sithis, Volume 2: In The Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
The Lunar Lorkhan, Volume 1: In the Mazaka's quarters at the Lighthouse Of Solitude.
The Lunar Lorkhan, Volume 2: In the central chamber of the Arcane Enchanter of Cragwallow Slope.
Father Of The Niben, Volume 1: In Brinehammer Shipwreck Hold.
Father Of The Niben, Volume 2: In Autumnshade Clearing, northwest of Riften, on a dead hunter.
The Black Arrow Part II, Volume 1: In Drunken Huntsman Tavern in Whiterun.
The Black Arrow Part II, Volume 2: In Valtheim Towers.
The Gold Ribbon Of Merit, Volume 1: In Fletcher's shop in Solitude.
The Gold Ribbon Of Merit, Volume 2: In Angi's Camp.
The Marksmanship Lesson, Volume 1: In the map room in Dawnstar Sanctuary.
The Marksmanship Lesson, Volume 2: In Gilfre's house at Mixwater.
Vernaccus And Bourlor, Volume 1: In the Smithshop at Knifepoint Ridge.
Vernaccus And Bourlor, Volume 2: In Froki's Shack.
A Dance In Fire, Volume 1: In the library in Fort Snowhawk.
A Dance In Fire, Volume 2: In the ruined hostel at Traitors' Post.
Battle Of Red Mountain, Volume 1: In Watch Pass at Skybound.
Battle Of Red Mountain, Volume 2: In Destroyed Caravan at Tolvald's Crossing.
Death Blow Of Abernit, Volume 1: In the Hall Of The Dead at...
Glitch - Use the sneak roll without the perk
Glitch - Water
When swimming in the water you might need to see above the water as well. So, if you hold your mouse at the right angle, you can see above and under the water as well. BUT you're mouse has to be right in the middle. If you don't hold it the right way, then you will only be able to see above or under the water.
Glitch - Armor Duplication
Secret - How to steal in Skyrim