Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Fast Leveling Guide

The Elder Scrolls V Fast Leveling Guide
Want to know how to level fast in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Use this Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Fast Leveling Guide to help get your overall level way up, really quickly. Included are ways of leveling each individual skill as quickly as possible.

Using the following techniques will allow you to increase your overall level very quickly, this guide is also useful if you wish to level an individual skill up quickly. Make sure to get the blessing from the appropriate Star-Sign stone before attempting to level any one specific skill, the +20% experience bonus is priceless. Check out our Stone Guide to find the best buffs for the best activities. You can also check our Trainer Guide if you want the really easy route.

How To Level Combat Skills Fast

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim How To Level Combat Skills Fast

Easy Combat Skills
** Slight Dark Brotherhood spoiler**
After you have got Shadowmere from quest-line you can back him up to a wall and continuously beat him with your weapon. I like to use a plain iron weapon for this to not do to much damage. Shadowmere has allot of hp and an insane hp regen rate so you can pound him without caution. He will not attack back and you can ride him after the beating. Leveled my one hand last night about 50 points in an hour.

How to level Block Fast
For Block try and find a wolf on its own, if you follow the path from Riverwood towards Bleak Falls Barrow you will come to a bend in the path with a hollowed tree, position yourself in the tree facing out with shield raised and allow the wolf (also found there) to attack you (they attack very quickly which is better for leveling)the tree will stop the wolf circling you and avoiding your shield. You may need to heal a little between bouts but once you reach level 30ish in block the wolf wont be able to do further damage. Feel free to tape down your block button and go make coffee.

How To Level Archery Fast
Archery goes up pretty easy by itself, but if you obtain the Dragon Shout “Aura Whisper”, you can see where any wild enemy is within a certain distance. Put your sneak on, and arrow those enemies. They might not see you within the first hit or two, so you may be able to kill them without being noticed, effectively leveling up sneak and bow.

How To Level Crafting Skills Fast

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim How To Level Crafting Skills Fast

How to Level Enchantment Fast
Use your iron daggers from smithing-leveling for enchanting-leveling! It’s just hard to get the soul gems… the fastest way I discovered was checking all the traders (for lesser/petty) in Winterhold College, sleep 24/48h and do it again and a good way to get soul gems is to give your companion all your low level gems common, lesser and petty. Then give them a weapon with soul trap they will do the work for you hope this helps

How to level Smithing Fast
The quickest way to level Smithing is to create Iron Daggers. Using the Blacksmith Whiterun, purchase Iron Ingots from her, and buy the leather too. You can then use these materials to create Iron Daggers over and over, sell them back to her and then rest 24 hours to repeat the same process. This can be expensive but Gold is easy to come by in Skyrim. You can also use this method to make easy gold, check out our Guide

How To Level Magic Skills Fast

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim How To Level Magic Skills Fast

Level Any Mage Skill Quickly
Enchant a necklace/ring/armor/helmet so that the spells will require 0 magicka and you can just continually cast any spell that you have the magicka for. Takes 30-40 minutes to get to 100 in most magic skills.

Easy Conjuration
Get any bound weapon spell from any wizard who sells spells. Then get yourself some magicka regen items and find an enemy. Then just glitch the enemy somewhere or stand where he cant hit you and keep resummoning your bound weapon. 1-100 in less then 30 mins.

How to Level Illusion Fast
This is one of the easiest skills to level, all you need is a calm spell. These can be purchased from most magical vendors. Find an NPC, preferably in a small room or one that doesn’t move much, I used someone sitting on a Throne. Keep casting it on the NPC, rest for one hour when it gets low and repeat over and over again. This is free, easy and a great way to increase your overall level. Another method of leveling Illusion is to get the Muffle spell, it is available to purchase in whiterun from the court wizard. Muffle is a self-cast that only takes 2-3 casts per level while your Illusion skill is below 50, and can take you up to lvl 100. Can be cast repeatedly while out adventuring. Thanks to Guest Hero SkyrimNoob

Buy or obtain and equip courage a novice level spell. equip it to both hands and cast it repeatedly on any npc it does no damage so they wont really care. it will take about 40 min to get to 100. Thanks to Guest Hero Dante

How to Level Restoration and Alteration Fast
So I know how to get restoration and alteration up fairly easy. Just drain health for mana using Equilibrium and heal using Heal. Gets easier as you gain levels due to skill perks and adding gear.

How To Level Thief Skills Fast

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim How To Level Thief Skills Fast

How to level Pickpocketing Fast

Console Only
When pick pocketing and stealing arrows,they stay in the NPCs inventory as long as you don’t leave that screen, allowing you to repeatedly steal the same arrows from them.  Also, if you use the trigger button to “equip” the item straight out of their inventory, they are less likely to catch you then if you just press x.  Find a guard, steal his arrows till you gain a couple of levels and then save the progress and pickpocket him again, this time I add the arrows back into his inventory and begin stealing them again.  The more arrows you steal at a time the more XP gained, so just add more arrows as you get a higher skill level.  Every now and then he will catch you, just reload.  Another benefit of the glitch being with arrows: the don’t weigh anything.  The heavier an item is the harder it is to steal, and you gain more experience for stealing larger numbers of things.  So you can drop 50+ arrows into his inventory and gain a level every 1 to 2 presses of the button up to skill level 50.

If you can find a Skill Trainer that can become your companion, you can pay for skill to be leveled and then pickpocket the money back from your companion. You can do this without pickpocketing, simply by trading with them. But this is an easy way to level up your Pickpocketing skill. Find a dark area and ask your companion to wait, then go from there. To find Trainers that can also be companions, check our Trainer Guide

 

How to Level Sneak Fast
You can check our other Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim How To Level Sneak Fast Guide

Go to High Hrothgar where the Grey Beards are. turn the difficulty up and hit the greybeards in the back while hidden. in the early levels you will get ONE LEVEL PER HIT!!!! the later ones take as much as six you can get to 100 in ten minutes. Using the Thief Stone and Marriage buff can make this even faster.

Sneak, go to Falkreath and run to the Jarls house, there are two guards stationed outside the door, pick the one on the right of the door and hide behind him in the corner with the bits of wood, enter sneak mode and wrap your controller cable around the pad so you are stuck backwards walking. Go and do something else for a few hours. You can probably do this in lots of places, but i know this location works well because the guard is extra vigilant in his guarding duties and doesn’t wander off in search of Skooma.

How To Level Lockpicking Fast
For quick lock picking do the thieves guild quest line until you get the skeleton lockpick(unbreakable). Don’t do the quest, go find a locked chest, put the pick in a position where you know it won’t unlock and hold the joystick to attempt to unlock while your lockpick gains.

How To Level other Skills Faster

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - How To Level Other Skills Faster

How to level Speechcraft Fast -
To get speech to 100 in about 40 mins max, travel to Riften and go to black-briar meadery, once inside speak to Ungrien and ask him “tell me about maven black-briar” then choose “come on, get the truth off your chest” (persuade) you can then simply keep tapping A until you reach level 100! You need a minimum of level 25 for the persuade to work if you want to use this technique. If you don’t have level 25 yet you have to pay him the 21 gold. You can pickpocket it from him straight after so it’s still a great technique to level to 100 Speechcraft.

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  • Skyrimnoob

    For Illusion it’s easier to get the Muffle spell, I believe it’s available in whiterun from the court wizard. Muffle is a self-cast that only takes 2-3 casts per level while your Illusion skill is below 50, and can take you up to lvl 100. Can be cast repeatedly while out adventuring. Please find a speech leveling method! >.<

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Sezza

      I found casting Courage on Lydia to raise Illusion quite quickly. It only costs 14 to cast so you can cast heaps of times before needing to fill magic bar again.

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Telecom

        it works really well with courage on lydia

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Dinosaur

    For 2-handed weapons and maybe 1-handed and archery, repeatedly attack the trader at Riverwood and he cant die or attack back. Good way to get fast exp.

    • bazyx

      I went to the trader in riverwood and tried to attack him to level up my 2h and ended up killing him with one blow, took his head off and everything.

      This is after I completed the Golden claw mission for him though.

    • goat

      with the whole riverwood trader attacking, wouldnt he just summon guards if i take my bow and shoot him in the face?

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com DBI

    @noob level speech quickly by selling the daggers back to her one at a time ;)

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com dragoon

    I attacked the riverwood trader because theres this glitch and he can’t die. I leveled up pretty quick until his sister came in and attacked me. I ran out the house and the whole town wanted to kill me. How do i stop them from attacking me?? also how do I keep his sister away? If I kill her does the storyline break and will i be unable to complete the game?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Pepe

      Don’t know, but i ended up marrying that girl… I’m just sayin.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Azu

    Easy conjuration, get any bound weapon spell from any wizard who sells spells. Then get yourself some magicka regen items and find an enemy. Then just glitch the enemy somewhere or stand where he cant hit you and keep resummoning your bound weapon. 1-100 in less then 30 mins.

    • Ohtochooseaname

      Similarly, summon a familiar, whack it 4 times with a bound sword to make it become aggressive, then summon and re-summon bound sword. Then kill it when out of mana to allow magicka to recharge.

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Rayne

        Conjuration is actually easier than that. Just kill any creature (not sure if it works with humans, haven’t tried) then repeatedly cast soul trap on the dead body.

    • doujinftw

      there is this one quest at the mage college where u have to clean the fountain that give u an active effect that grant u incredible mana regeneration rate

  • Taishi

    I found I was unable to pick pocket companion when telling them to wait for me

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      I’ve had that a few times myself, doesn’t seem to be a 100% thing. Can you do it while they’re not waiting?

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Taishi

        Nope, just gives you the option to speak with them.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Telecom

      did you have them in a dark place, preferably at night time

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Owen

    So I know how to get restoration and alteration up fairly easy. Just drain health for mana using Equilibrium and heal using Heal. Gets easier as you gain levels due to skill perks and adding gear.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com sando

    sneak lv up fast get a little bit away from a group of mobs try to make it so they cant see u but u can see them there is a good spot east of solitude where there are 3 wallris thingys hide on the island near them then crouch and shoot at them they should look around but give up in 10 to 15 secs but in the time u wait ur sneak goes up.

    also bring alot od arrows

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com PooPantsMcGee

    Okay, Sando’s got it all wrong. It’s so much easier to use the ol’ rubberband method. Find an NPC who doesn’t move, crouch, and then start walking into a wall (using a rubber band to keep the joystick forward). Your sneak skill will rapidly upgrade. Note: until you’re about level 26 most NPC’s will still notice you sneaking when you’re behind them, so stay slightly far away, but once you’ve leveled your sneak a bit, I found that the perfect spot to continuously level sneak was at the Riverwood Trader in … Riverwood. Go behind the merchant, crouch, and start walking into the corner. It’ll take a few hours to master sneak, so just use the rubber band method. Remember to check periodically that your controller doesn’t go to sleep, cuz if it does it’ll pause the game. There you have it, sneak skill with virtually no effort.

    • Finnian

      Why wait till you get to riverwood? During the escape from Helgen, there is a bear in a cave. Sneak across the bridge, and just make char sneak-walk into the wall of rocks across the bridge… If you don’t approach the bear, he won’t attack, sometimes snarl and turn around… But neak levels quickly and you have it done before you ever get to Riverwood. And because the guys your escaping with can’t be killed… you can abuse them too. Good for one handed attacks from behind, or burning them with flames for destruction. Just not too fast or too much at once, they heal right back up and yell at you a lot, but never attack you.
      Alas, pick pocketing those NPC’s is not allowed.. :(

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Mason

    For Block try and find a wolf on its own, if you follow the path from Riverwood towards Bleak Falls Barrow you will come to a bend in the path with a hollowed tree, position yourself in the tree facing out with shield raised and allow the wolf (also found there) to attack you (they attack very quickly which is better for leveling)the tree will stop the wolf circling you and avoiding your shield. You may need to heal a little between bouts but once you reach level 30ish in block the wolf wont be able to do further damage. Feel free to tape down your block button and go make coffee.

    Sneak, go to Falkreath and run to the Jarls house, there are two guards stationed outside the door, pick the one on the right of the door and hide behing him in the corner with the bits of wood, enter sneak mode and wrap your controller cable around the pad so you are stuck backwards walking. Go and do something else for a few hours. You can probably do this in lots of places, but i know this location works well because the guard is extra vigilent in his guarding duties and doesnt wander off in search of skooma.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Mason

    Lol! PooPants beat me to it on sneaking, agreed its the laziest way to do it. Need an easy alchemy formula to spam now guys….

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      I’ve added it and the block, thanks for your feedback. I’ve got my Alchemy up naturally so far, haven’t really paid attention to ingredients. Will let you know if there’s an easy spot to farm mats.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Hosnbisler

    Enchanting (by smithing)
    Use your iron daggers from smithing-leveling for enchanting-leveling! It’s just hard to get the soul gems… the fastest way I discovered was checking all the traders (for lesser/petty) in Wintershold College, sleep 24/48h and do it again ;)

    btw the IRON daggers are worth 200-600 depending on perks and soul gems if you use ABSORB LIFE so you’ll get more than your money back.

    took me some time in complete but i got my money for iron ingots and soul gems back and have now an legendary dragon armor with two enchantments on each piece what allows me to CAST DESTRUCTION SPELLS FOR FREE(4x 25% cost reduction^^) and have some extra life, stamina and magic resist.

    hf!

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Taishi

      LOL that is just so wrong, thats cool dude.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com doujinftw

      um banish and paralyze cost lots more, but i think u only start to see those when u on higher level

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com abend

      just found out that banishing nets you more than double the gold from life leech ! hope that’ll help

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Wilshire

      easy way to fill soul gems
      jut buy empty ones and fill them up as you go, enchant a good weapon with soul trap and just use that. if you enchant the weapon so it traps the soul after 1 or 2 seconds it will have a ton of charges and you wont have to recharge it very often. this way filling them wont get in the way of playing the game either.

      • Finnian

        Get the best bow you can, enchant with Soul Trap and go hunting elk, deer and fox. You fill petty soul gems really fast, and get leather for smithing!

        This fast levels: Archery, Smithing (make Leather Helmets), and gives you Petty Soul gems for Enchanting fast.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Taishi

    The combat one isn’t true, the trader does attack back and will call for help which if you have a companion normally will help him instead of you and his sister will come running in if she’s nearby which normally brings everyone else in. Best way to attack him is after she offers to show you the way out of the village and leaves the room, but she does return without you looking for her, which barely gets you a couple of levels in the combat you’re using. I don’t call this method reliable.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Will adjust the guide, thanks

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Verna

    Regarding the block trick with the wolf; I found that I could back up to a stone wall just as easy as a hollow tree. Also you might want to make sure you have a heavy shield. My light one doesn’t remove all damage even at 41 so far. BTW, a Scrunci works as well as a rubber band too =D

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com MaiqTheFibber

    I found a good but time-consuming restoration level up method. (for mage specced or anyone wanting it, but magicka oriented preferable)

    In the dungeon for the Golden Claw quest, there is a trap that is activated by a stepping stone it is a spiked swinging trap, Keep the novice restoration spell in dual cast and step on the stone, avoid standing in the center of the trap because on occasion the trap can 1 hit you, so stay near the edge when you get swiped, healing and reinitiating the process multiple times resting 1h after magicka depletion. An hour you can get 50-60 levels in resto.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Hosnbisler

    if you’ve got enchantment on 80 (for the important perks in it) you can of course also do the 100% cost reduction enchantments for leveling restoration or any other spell-skill.

    this saves you the sleeping to get mana but you need the grand soul gems and any armor (helmet,armor,necklace,ring) for it.

    works of course superior for restoration – tape down dual-wield heal while letting you beat by anything that doesn’t kill you.
    if you wear both heavy and light armor you’ll level this as well without doing anything xD

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Hosnbisler

    okay i just realized restoration takes an eternity to level up with the normal heal -even dual wielded and mana cost free- while armor goes up pretty fast.
    if there’s an expert or master heal spell that can be casted with pressed buttons it will probably go faster but i don’t know yet if there is any.
    i ajusted the damage i take by raising or lowering difficulty level so i’dont die but take as much as possible

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Hosnbisler

      i’m now using steadfast ward and heal each on one hand…it took 7 minutes to get restoration from 75 to 76.
      checked the internet there is only a master heal spell that can be castet continuosly but thats obviously useless because you need lvl 100 ^^ try better wards, leave your xbox on for some hours or play the game like normal people but don’t blame me for your electricity bill :)
      anyways both armor types are already on 100 through this!

      • The Town Drunk

        So how does the Armor and Restoration building work? Im confused by what you posted not sure what to cast and where to do it any help would be awesome.

        • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

          Head to Whiterun, the first building on your right has everything you need to Smith, it’s also the building with 2 Smith Stores that can sell you all the iron and leather you need for the Fast Level method. Restoration, purchase Equilibrium, don’t remember exactly where from. You already start with heal. Convert Health to Mana using equilibrium, then restore health with heal. repeat. Hope this helps.

          • The Town Drunk

            Hes talking about your armor going up, how would equilibrium make that go up?

          • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

            Where does it say that?

  • Lord

    Equilibrium doesn’t make your alteration go up for some reason so that is only helpful for restoration with the heal spell.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com GGGG

    Alteration doesn’t get boosted when using equilibrium so it only helps restoration.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Mike

    To get speech to 100 in about 40 mins max, travel to Riften and go to black-briar meadery, once inside speak to Ungrien and ask him “tell me about maven black-briar” then choose “come on, get the truth off your chest” (persuade) you can then simply keep tapping A until you reach level 100!

    Does anyone know what hakon one eye’s armour is called here is a picture of it http://uk.pc.ign.com/dor/objects/93395/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/images/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110415033047799.html;jsessionid=3q8gflp98m6r

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Going to test that technique straight away, thanks. Added and credited

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Mike

        cheers, let me know how you get on.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com GGGG

      Thanks, it worked great :D, got 100 speech now.

    • Jdiebold

      it doesn’t work for me

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com ViZZ

        Your speech is probably to low a level…

        You need at least 25 speech for this to work, just pay for the first few lvls until you get high enough

    • sage

      hey mike that armor on the kajiit is called nord hero i think. to make it you need to complete the majority of the companions questline (attend the funeral) then use the skyforge. its under deadric.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Arddyn

      Ancient nord armor, which you can make after kodlak’s burial in the companions quest line, it will show in the daedric armor section when you smith at the skyforge.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com chris

      my thumb was hella tired after 10min of this

  • VileThings

    On Smithing:
    Making leather bracers works just as well and you only need 1 1/2 leather per bracer (one leather and two strips). You can buy the hides and lether you need from merchants and/or simply go out and hunt for hides yourself. The cheapest way is to make sure you buy (and steal) any horse and cow hides you find, since they are very cheap, but turn into three and four leather respectively.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Durzo

    For weapons
    ** slight dark brotherhood spoiler**

    After you have got shadowmere from questline you can back him up to a wall and continuously beat him with your weapon. I like to use a plain iron weapon for this to not do to much dmg. Shadowmere has allot of hp and an insane hp regen rate so you can pound him without caution. He will not attack back and you can ride him after the beating. Leveled my one hand last night about 50 pts in an hour.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Kylar

      just thought I’d mention my skyrim character name: Kylar ;)

      • billy

        Like kylar stern from the night angel trilogy damn fine books by the way
        And and a good way to get soul gems is to give ur companion all ur low lvl gems common lesser and petty. Then give them a weapon with soul trap they will do the work for u hope this helps

  • Nivode

    Easy alteration skill – Buy the spell ‘Stoneflesh’ and go glitch an enemy (So you stay in combat) and keep casting. Uses quite abit of magicka, but the best I’ve found so far.

    • JaxHax

      Fastest way I’ve found to train alteration is telekinesis… Just hold it down, let it recharge, rinse and repeat.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com trun

    For alteration, the easiest method I’ve found is casting waterbreathing continuously. The catch is that you have to be about knee deep in water for it to have any effect. Edges of lakes work pretty well. I was gaining one level every two or three casts below 50.

  • Dante

    the fastest way i found to level sneak is to go to high hrothgar where the grey beards are. turn the difficulty up and hit the greybeards in the back while hidden. in the early levels you will get ONE LEVEL PER HIT!!!! the later ones take as much as six you can get to 100 in ten minutes.

    • Dante

      oh and if you have the thief stone active you will level up your one hand really fast too

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Mogarath

        the lover stone works too it gives 15% in stead of 20 but it goes to all skills

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Riki

    u can also use the horse at the whiterun stable for sneak skills

  • Shimizoki

    ALCHEMY:

    ::ADVICE::
    -Enchant your gear with “Fortify Alchemy”, it will makes your potions more powerful therefore they cost more which yeilds more exp.
    -Once per month or so travel to all the giants and kill them, depending on how many you have found that run may net you a few levels.
    -When you start getting overburdened, you can mass create potions to lower stock. (And possibly another level)
    -Keep in mind some combinations of ingredients make more powerful potions than other combinations. (Make them first)

    1 – Buy All the ingredients at all easily accessable apothecaries.
    2 – Create “Fortify Health” by mixing “Giant Toe” and “Wheat”.
    3 – Create potions that sell for a alot. (D.Mag Reg, D.Sta Reg, Invisibility, Paralysis, Slow, etc.)
    4 – Repeat 1 through 3 until Alchemy is 100.
    2 – Fast travel and kill every giant.

    Destruction:
    ::ADVICE::
    -Enchant your gear with “Fortify Destruction”, if you never run out of mana its much faster.

    1 – Join Fighters Guild.
    2 – When you are being tested cast a destruction spell. (target will not die)
    3 – Wait for Magika to regen.
    4 – Repeat 2 & 3 until Destruction is 100.

    • Dante

      do you maybe mean the companions?

  • roastytoasty

    Archery goes up pretty easy by itself, but if you obtain the Dragon Shout “Aura Whisper”, you can see where any wild enemy is within a certain distance. Put your sneak on, and arrow those badies. They might not see you within the first hit or two, so you may be able to kill them without being noticed, effectively leveling up sneak and bow.

  • Luneth

    Anyone know a good way to make gold?
    Already did the dark brotherhood quests..
    [Major Spoiler]–And used the 20k gold on the new hideout :|, cus you know.. hail sithis.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      **SPOILER**

      New Hideout? Guess I better carry on with that quest line :D. Check out Making Gold Fast guide, there’s a great technique for earning quick cash here.

  • Ynxzz

    get any companion that has the ability to level up your skill for a cost
    when you buy it for all your money then pickpocket him to get the money back
    increasing two skills at once

  • Dante

    to level illusion quickly buy or obtain and equip courage a novice level spell. equip it to both hands and cast it repeatedly on any npc it does no damage so they wont really care. it will take about 40 min to get to 100

    • Mortichias

      Quickest way to get gold is to smith and enchant iron daggers, this requires that you have maxed out your enchanting skill and it doesn’t hurt to have speech maxed either, like to do this in whiterun, you will need soul gems, the daggers (any weapon will do), and more than weapon applicable enchantments, first find an enchanting table and power it up, select your SG, then select a weapon only enchantment (I like any of the absorbs), then select a non weapon enchantment (I find sneak is most profitable but any will do as long as its not a weapon only enchantment), select the dagger/weapon of choice and enchant. With a grand SG u can net 6-7 per dagger, and if you have all the investment/1000$ bump u can sell for entire price in riverwood to lucius.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com fred

    I found the destruction levelling at fighters guild was taking too long, but if you attack the guy with an enchanted weapon he still assumes its a magic attack and will let you beat him silly as long as you like. Levelled 2H this way to 50 in around 40 mins.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Luneth

    I’ll add something to this: Vampires
    To become a vampire, there is just one way, you must get hit by a vampire to catch the disease Sanguinare Vampiris
    there are caves that you can go to, but you would need to look at a map for that.
    If you do the dark brotherhood quests, youll eventually come to a part where you have to assassinate two vampires. I recommend putting on your strongest armor, and a healing spell until you get the disease.
    Sleep for 72 hours, and the disease will become vampirism.

    To cure the disease:
    Make your way to Falkreath . Once there, speak to Valga Vinicia at the Dead Man’s Drink and ask about any rumors going around. She will tell you that Falion in Morthal studies vampires. Speak to him and he will tell you that, in order to perform the ritual, a black soul gem must be filled. To get the black soul gem you need to speak to Falion again and he will offer to sell it to you. To fill it, cast a Soul Trap spell on a human target and proceed to kill them.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Thanks Luneth, it didn’t really fit in this article so I created a new one and added your information there, many thanks. You can view the article here

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Warren

    I thought I would mention how to level block, armor, and restoration pretty quick. Not to much different from level block guide. Find a saber cat, let him attack you till your health is down without blocking, put up your shield and restore till you health is back up. Block till your mana is back up then lower shield and repeat. Note when blocking your armor light or heavy does not level regardless of heavy or light shield. This isn’t as fast at leveling just block by itself but it worked nice for me. Also note you should make shur you activate the warrior stone to get the 20% bonus. I’m level 50. Heavy armor is maxed, and I wanted a little more challenge against humoniods so I’m switching to light armor. I got 10 to 20 levels in each in around half an hour, chilled, listened to some tunes. I assume a wolf and log may be just as usefull.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Warren

    For leveling archery I’d recommend finding mammoth camp sights with the giants. Giants have high health and mammoths do as well also almost all of these locations have rocks you can jump on to perch saftly and you don’t have to search long for critters. The giants will continuously run in place in front of you if you do it right. You should find a loc.. on your way to your first dragon near whiterun. The pond there also worked to perch in for me. I think you level from hits landed not damage delt so use a crap bow and iron arrows. Also make shur to activate warrior stone first for 20% level bonus.

  • Bodybag

    Another easy way to level combat skills + restoration skill is unlock the Dawnstar sanctuary after completing the Dark Brotherhood quest line. Then, purchase the torture chamber. The mobs in there don’t attack back, and have a ton of life. So just pull out your one-hander, two-hander, or bow and beat the crap out of them. Then once they’re low health, pull out your heal other spell and heal them up to full. Two birds with one stone!

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Charlie

    Quick Heavy Armour Boosting.

    The block level boosting technique can also be applied to levelling the Heavy Armour skill, if you have good enough armour (Daedric from getting 100 Smithing) then you can stand with the wolf attack you, your health should replenishing at the same rate of the damage you take, thus you will never get killed. Just stand still and level up!

  • Charles

    This works for me on PS3. When pick pocketing and stealing arrows,they stay in the NPCs inventory as long as you don’t leave that screen, allowing you to repeatedly steal the same arrows from them. Also, if you use the trigger button to “equip” the item straight out of their inventory, they are less likely to catch you then if you just press x. Find a guard, steal his arrows till you gain a couple of levels and then save the progress and pickpocket him again, this time I add the arrows back into his inventory and begin stealing them again. The more arrows you steal at a time the more XP gained, so just add more arrows as you get a higher skill level. Every now and then he will catch you, just reload. Another benefit of the glitch being with arrows: the don’t weigh anything. The heavier an item is the harder it is to steal, and you gain more experience for stealing larger numbers of things. So you can drop 50+ arrows into his inventory and gain a level every 1 to 2 presses of the button up to skill level 50.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Added and credited, thank you!

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com/members/captaincamper/ Captain Camper

      Confirmed that it does not work on PC.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Sherth

    For all magic skills you can enchant a necklace/ring/armor/helmet so that the spells will require 0 magicka and you can just continually cast any spell that you have the magicka for.

    I went from 20 Illusion to 100 casting muffle in both hands in about 30 or 40 minutes.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Warren

    I thought I would mention this for those who don’t want to “cheat” with a rubber band or npc.
    You will run threw alot of caves ect. With ancient nords that will come to life. Before you trigger them sneak up to them and chop them while they are dead/sleeping to level sneak in beginning levels.
    And for smithing I found a cave with tons of iron ore. 40-50 ore out of it. Save yourself alot of cash and hit it up. Almost directly north of Whiterun just a tad west. Below snow line at top of last lake on the map. It has 4 or 5 poachers in it though. You can find a pick axe in there as well.

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