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Super easy leveling of smithing, enchanting, and speech *****Gui

    • 5 posts
    November 15, 2011 3:36 PM EST

    Didnt see any guides on here so I figured I would help out anyone having a hard time leveling up

    How to level Smithing Fast
    The quickest way to level Smithing is to make Iron Daggers. Using the Blacksmith in Whiterun, purchase Iron Ingots and the leather too. You can then use these to create Iron Daggers over and over, sell them back to her and then rest 24 hours to repeat the same process. The reason you should use the blacksmith in whiterun is because she and her husband both sell iron ingots and leather and also have seperate inventories!

    How to Level Enchantment Fast – Use your iron daggers from smithing for enchanting! It’s just hard to get the soul gems, the fastest way I discovered was checking all the traders (for lesser or petty) in Wintershold College, sleep 24/48h and do it again. Once you have you'r desired ammount of soul gems go find some wolves, foxes, or rabbits(any low level animals work nicely) soul trap them and kill, remember to loot the pelts for extra leather. I found that using the axe of whiterun from the main quest makes this alot quicker because you dont have to bother with soul trapping.

    Now you may be wondering what enchantment to use for the best profit, I dont have experience with all the enchantments but i've found that absorb life works well and makes the daggers worth a little over 700 gold(merchants will only pay around half this depending on your speech perks and gear you use)

    How to Level Speech Fast - This one is actually very easy, just take the daggers you enchanted and sell them to the various traders around skyrim, however there is one catch, you must sell them 1 at a time to maximise your experience gain because you gain experience per transaction at merchants and selling 100 of something still only counts as one transaction.

    Well there you have it, hope this helps some of you, please leave some feedback if you see anything that should be changed or improved.

    Oh, I forgot to mention that before doing any training you should find the lover stone, I wont say where to find it but it grants a 15% bonus experience to all skills you train, yes every skill in the game



    • 7 posts
    November 15, 2011 4:52 PM EST

    As soon as I found the Lover Stone I took it! Best stone in the game, for sure! That is when your leveling.

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    November 15, 2011 5:31 PM EST


    • 5 posts
    November 15, 2011 11:39 PM EST

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    November 16, 2011 7:59 AM EST
    Thanks for that, really useful!
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    November 16, 2011 8:37 AM EST
    Thanks, that's awesome! Where is the lovers stone though?
    • 4 posts
    November 16, 2011 8:51 AM EST
    Buddy you just made my day. I have the lovers stone on my map and I've just been to lazy to get it. Tonight I shall finally get my smithing and enchanting past 20 lol.
    • 773 posts
    November 16, 2011 10:33 AM EST

    loo, thats how it goes. You should see the stats on my blog posts...

    • 773 posts
    November 16, 2011 10:35 AM EST

    Thanks for posting a Guide, Jason

    It would be good to have a few different guides - by which I don't mean spoiler-filled walkthroughs, but this sort of thing - enchanting, crafting, jobs, side quest tips etc.

    If we start getting a few guides, I'll make a special section for them 

    • 6 posts
    November 16, 2011 10:47 AM EST

    I came to the same conclusion on the all of the above method on crafting.  Used Breezehome to keep all my supplies and smithed the hell out of Hide Bracers and Iron Daggers.

    • 6 posts
    November 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST

    Also, don't forget to do your Alchemy...every potion counts toward leveling up.

    To level up combat skills, just find a Stormcloak Encampment and fight fight fight. Leveled my Block about 10 times last night. It's good for leveling Destruction magic too, as the commander yields and then comes back with a full heath bar.

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    November 16, 2011 7:02 PM EST

    Today I found the fastest way to level up speech, you can get 100 within 30 minutes using this method but I am pretty sure its a glitch but if anyone wants to know it private message me

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    November 16, 2011 7:10 PM EST

    I'd like to add something. Ive just started my character again, but during the tutorial i chose to go with Ralof (stormcloaks) this time and during our first fight together with the Imperial i clocked old Ralof with a stray sword stroke and leveled up one handed, so i continued to slash away at him and continued boosting one handed skill. First room of the game, invincible NPC who wont attack back and i hold the key to his escape. One handed is a little cow to level so i think i may spend some time here...

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    November 16, 2011 7:18 PM EST

    Presumably the same would apply to the Imperial guy Hadvar?

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    November 16, 2011 7:23 PM EST

    Block skill is even easier, my fav method so far has been to head from riverwood to bleak falls, just as your rounding the first bend you should see a hollow log, position yourself in the log with your shield raised and healing on standby, the reason for the log is to prevent back attacks which would avoid your shield.

    One wolf should appear and start trying to chew your leg off, wolfs attack rapidly and dont back off to taunt you like npc's do, you will almost definitely get rockjoint from this method but if you tie up your controller you can easily get max block (after level 30 - 40ish wolfs can no longer cause any damage) and the block perks are some of the best imo.

    • 5 posts
    November 16, 2011 7:25 PM EST

    You can also do this with....*******************slight spoiler**********************


    The horse Shadowmere, his hp is very high and regenerates fast and he doesnt attack back, so just back him to a wall and pound him with a weak weapon such as an iron dagger.

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    November 16, 2011 7:35 PM EST

    @Paul, sorry ning wont let me reply directly for some reason...

    No, because if memory serves Hadvar leads the way, ie you cant keep him locked in the room he will continue to run through the tutorial the second you get close to him. I may be wrong, im sure someone will say...

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    November 16, 2011 7:42 PM EST

    Yup you can spam all attacks and spells at shadowmere! Only thing is you have to progress through the game a fair bit before you get to him...

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    December 6, 2011 11:01 PM EST

    For smithing i used the warrior stone for 20 % extra xp  and made hide helmets to 100

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    December 6, 2011 11:01 PM EST

    however shadowmere can die so dont deplete all of his health

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    December 7, 2011 12:21 AM EST

    Really? That kind of sucks, but at the same time it's more realistic, like a lot in the game. =)

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    December 7, 2011 10:54 AM EST

    I actually just started doing this and it works.

    To get soul gems really fast though, you can go to Blackreach. There are tons of geode mines there with petty soul gems to grand soul gems.

    Then what I do is enchant a bow with soul trap (you can go down to within 1 second and it always works) and instantly soul trap creatures. It even works if you dont kill it with the first arrow.

    • 132 posts
    December 7, 2011 11:13 AM EST

    One thing everyone should know about the lover stone before you start saying it's the best hands down, is that it boosts everything because it gives you the Lover's Embrace effect, which you get from sleeping with your spouse. This means that you can no longer get the rested bonuses from sleeping. On the other hand, the rested bonus stacks with the bonus from the mage/warrior/thief stones, so you could actually end up with an experience bonus of 35%, for 8 hours anyway.

    • 8 posts
    December 7, 2011 2:14 PM EST
    You can get the key befor Hadvar you keep him lock in.