Cheats, Codes & FAQs
After killing the first dragon and being appointed Thane of Whiterun, talk to your new house earl and Trade items with them. Take your best set of arrows and give ONE to them, remove their sword and assign them a bow. Every time you go into battle, they will fire multiple arrows from the one you traded. Collect all of them after your battle and enjoy your new stock of arrows!
Buy The Whiterun House Without Spending 5000 Coins
In order to buy the house in Whiterun, you'll need 5000 coins on hand, but you'll be able to keep it with this trick -- which makes use of your ability to turn your head around while talking to people. If you go to the man who sells you the house in Whiterun while he's asleep in his bed, he'll sit up to talk to you. Make sure you're standing in a place that you can open the nightstand or dresser next to the bed while you're 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'll give you the key, and then you can just get your gold back out of the dresser, as rich as you were before.
Constant slow motion
You need a bow, arrow and the Eagle Eye perk. Just zoom in with the bow and the game will slow down. Now, reload a save while still zooming. The game is now in slow motion until you use the zoom again. Found on Xbox360.
Duplicate Any Apparel (Pre-Patch)
Place any apparel item (armor or jewelry for better results) on any mannequin. Then place the item back into your inventory. Leave your location to another area (ie. Exit a house), then return to the area to find the item still on the mannequin. Successful duplication.
Early Sneak Skill and Level Up
Once you can get to Bleak Falls Barrow, go and talk to Sven to talk about his love troubles with this girl. Accept to deliver a fake letter to the girl he mentioned. Go find the girl and deliver the letter (lie) to her. After, go to Faendal and accept the Golden Claw quest. Go back to Sven and talk to him about the quest. Then tell him to follow you. Sneak behind and sneak attack Sven. You can do this as much as you want (as long as you don't kill him). For every sneak attacks, your sneak skill should increase, which increases your level progression. Sven gets mad at you obviously, but he never tries to attack you back. *NOTE*: DO NOT get the perk to increase one-handed weapons to do 6x damage. If you do, and you try to sneak attack after you get the perk, you'll do a sweet kill animation where you slit his throat. Sven dead = no more sneak attacks :( You could save up your perk points after each level up to get all the weapon sneak skill perks at once. (to avoid killing Sven) This method should also raise one-handed weapon skill (or whatever type of weapon you have equipped) as well.
When completing the quest to get married, marry a follower. Make them follow you and trade items. They should have 750 gold because of the store they run. Take the gold leave wait a day and rinse and repeat. As much gold as you need without having to sell anything!
Easy pickpocket levels
Go to jail in riften and unlock your cell door. Directly across from your cell is a guy named black-briar, you can pickpocket him even after hes caught you. Pickpocket all of his stuff then place it back into his inventory and pickpocket it all again. you can do this indefinitely.
Get free skill training
If you can get a skill trainer as your follower then you can get any training for free. Just train your skills and then ask them to trade and take the gold back.
How to level up conjuration fast
Buy or steal a horse. (I used the one I bought from Whiterun) Learn the spell soul trap. Use soul trap on your horse. Your horse will not be hurt and your conjuration will go up. Repeat as much as desired.
Infinite Skill Level Ups (Pre-Patch)
1. Obtain Oghma Infinium but do not read it yet, Breezehome and the Alchemy Lab for it 2. You may want to save. 3. Open bookshelf, read the book, and select skill set 4. Close the book but not the bookshelf, then store the book on the shelf. 5. Take the book back off the shelf and select (Do not read) 6. Repeat this process for endless skill gain.
Keep the Rusty Mace and Mace of Molag Bal from Hou
Equip the Rusty Mace. Click on any weapon mount in Hjerlim. This will remove the mace from your inventory even though it is a quest item. Finish the quest and receive the mace with unlocked potential, the Mace of Molag Bal. This can be used to keep other quest weapons that you are meant to give to others, since the game assumes it is impossible that the item is not in you inventory, quests continue as normal though you have kept the weapons for yourself.
For all your power leveler's out there, I came across this online... When the beginning scene is finished you'll follow an Imperial to a small fort where you can continue to follow the Imperial or a Stormcloak (you can follow either for this to work). Whom ever you chose to follow will give you a small tutorial of the game as you escape the turmoil created in the beginning scene. As you go through the tutorial you will come to an underground cave where you'll be taught how to perform sneak attacks. At this point you'll be asked to either sneak attack a bear or sneak past it. Instead of doing either of these you can enter sneak mode and go behind which ever NPC is giving you the tutorial and attack him over and over again with no consequence since he will not retaliate or die. You can use this to level up your one-handed, sneak, two-handed, and destruction skills. I'ts better to get them into a corner because when you hit him he will be pushed forward. This is very useful if your willing to put the time into it.
Maximum speech glitch
Find Ungrien in Rifton and tell him "Tell Me about Maven Black-Briar." Choose the persuasion option (requires 25 Speech or higher). If you succeed, the option doesn't go away, and you can kep using it until you hit 100 in speech
Oghma Infinium Book (Infinite Skill Level Ups)
The bookeshelves maybe broken, but you can still use anything you can store the book in. You do NOT have to close the container either. 1. Open Chest (above bookshelf in whiterun for example) or any container you can store items in 2. Read the book in your inventory 3. Choose a path 4. Hit B then store the book 5 Scroll up to the "Chest" area and take the book (skips the (Do Not Read) part and the book does not open) 6. Repeat 1-6. This has been tested and confirmed by multiple people. Including myself and a friend of mine.
Quick Gold Glitch
Go to Winterhold, start heading up the path as if you're going to do the dragon bounty for the jarl, you will come to a cave called the "Sightless Cavern". Continue past it up and around a corner, you will come to an alter with skeletons. Next to the alter there are Boots and a Shield. Picking them up will make the skeletons come alive. After killing them, the skeleton that was on the alter will have a "Book of Oblivion" in his inventory. This book will never disappear. Continue looting the body for an infinite number of books worth 50 gold each.
Steal More Easily
It's possible to steal items at any time of day, in any situation. All you need to do is pick up a basket, bucket, kettle, or any other "container" type item and place it over any NPC's head. With the item over their head, they will not be able to see you as you plunder their Soon-to-be-bankrupt shop. This trick does not, however, work for pickpocketing. It only works for stealing items off counters, shelves, etc. Lastly, there are a few, select NPC's that will not allow you to put the bucket, basket, etc. over their heads. It seems like they have a sort of 'bubble' around them that prevents it from fitting on their head for more than a few seconds.
Use the sneak roll without the perk
To do this activate sneak mode and hold the sprint button, then double tap the ready/sheath button while moving forward to execute to forward roll. If you do this while moving sideways, you instead do a hop in that direction.