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Infinite Shield Charge

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  • Member
    December 6, 2016

    This is a little something I stumbled across on my last Build and after checking I didn't find it on the UESP or here so I thought maybe it should be mentioned...

    Infinite Shield Charge :

    Achieved on Xbox 360, Vanilla Skyrim/Dawnguard/Dragonborn with last Official Patch

    What it does : Perform a shield charge almost indefinitely regarless of stamina.

    What you need : A shield (duh) and all the coresponding perks in the block tree, namely Block Runner and Shield Charge and not having perked Silent Roll in the sneak tree. Also you need at least one point of stamina left to spend.

    How to pull it off : Crouch in sneak mode and rise your shield. First thing you will notice is that your moving speed has increased, even without any perks in the sneak tree, in fact the game consider that the Block Runner perk take precedence over the slow walking pace in sneak mode but you still benefit from being stealthy.

    Next step is to keep blocking and trigger the sprint button, you don't have to keep pushing sprint, just trigger it one time and you will start a shield charge that will continue indefinetly until you fall from a height, are staggered or release blocking. Additionaly the game still consider you in sneak mode and if your skill level is high enough or under invisibily and muffle you can run like that without being detected !

    Pro : It is a way to achieve infinite sprint without the infinite stamina glitch, it also turn your character into a living bowling ball without having to invest crazy level in Stamina to keep going forward.

    Cons : It requiere that you heavily train and perk the block skill. Also it is rather likely of being corrected by the Unofficial Patch on PC

    (Edit : Thanks to Lee for the confirmation of the Glitch on PC with vanilla Patch)


    Hope this is not redundant in any way to previous contributions by my esteemed colleagues

  • December 16, 2016

    Very cool find JustRed, thanks for sharing this! 


  • Lee
    December 31, 2016

    Ah yes, I remember trying this glitch, a few weeks ago on PC. You may want to note that it works on Vanilla PC with Dragonborn and Dawnguard with the Last Official Patch. I am unsure if any mods will collide with it, as I have no way of testing due to no mods.