black.star.rising1987 Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:03pm
About soul gems and souls..
I have huge amount of greater soul gems filled with lesser souls, so huge amount of gold is wasted too. I thuoght i had enouhg petty and lesser souls gems, but guess not..

Is there a way to know what kind of soul enemy has? or do i just have to memorize who has what from the wiki?
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:41pm 
Usually a rule of thumb I have found is that the bigger the creature, the bigger it's fill.

Mammoth = grand? I think it is, can't remember.

But there is this amazing thing called a piece of paper and a pen....write down the conversions in a list and have it next to your keyboard...No more memorising! :D

(just kidding hehe, but srsly...you should).
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black.star.rising1987 Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:12pm 
I have used that rule as well, but seems that some draur are lesser, and some draugr are common or great. The thing that seems to prove this is that after clearing a cave of draugs, i had few more great souls gems filled with lessers.

Guess i have to resort to pen & paper :D
Theoran Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
Mate. Make you life so much easier and download the Smart Souls mod.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14559/?

It's an SKSE plugin that fills the proper soul gem with the proper soul. No more wasting grand soul gems on petty souls. If you soul trap a lesser soul and you don't have a lesser soul gem, well, the spell fails. Ezy Peezy.
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hedgie_yozh Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:42pm 
Oh god, Theoran, how did I not know about this? Much better than having to stop and trade with followers through a dungeon.
Theoran Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:51pm 
Work smarter my friends. Not harder.

best thing about Smart Souls. It's a skse plugin. No need to worry about load order. I've been playing with it for over 200 hours. It works great.
Mr.Shaggnificent Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:08pm 
Originally posted by Theoran:
Mate. Make you life so much easier and download the Smart Souls mod.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14559/?

It's an SKSE plugin that fills the proper soul gem with the proper soul. No more wasting grand soul gems on petty souls. If you soul trap a lesser soul and you don't have a lesser soul gem, well, the spell fails. Ezy Peezy.
I might start actually enchanting now. The way soul trap and the gems was handle has annoyed me since Morrowind.
Trigger Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:15pm 
Use your followers to trap souls too, give them empty souls and a bow or blade with soul trap enchanted on it
DrZann Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:20pm 
If you drop soul gems the soul inside will be freed. A good way to make room for a more appropriately sized soul.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:01pm 
Originally posted by Theoran:
Mate. Make you life so much easier and download the Smart Souls mod.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14559/?

It's an SKSE plugin that fills the proper soul gem with the proper soul. No more wasting grand soul gems on petty souls. If you soul trap a lesser soul and you don't have a lesser soul gem, well, the spell fails. Ezy Peezy.
Is this on our master mod list? Ifd not it should be.
gnewna Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:15pm 
Acquisitive Soul Gems is also very good, I've been playing with it for about three months.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Apr 15, 2014 @ 5:02pm 
I dl'd the Smart souls. So where do I actully plop this file into?
Theoran Apr 15, 2014 @ 5:31pm 
You have to have SKSE installed.

The Smart Souls.dll file goes in the data > SKSE > Plugins folder
♥ Barney ♥ Apr 15, 2014 @ 6:23pm 
If you collect the wrong size soul in a soul gem just drop the soul gem on the floor, pick it back up and its empty again.

I just go for creatures that are pretty easy to find - for grand soul gems I go for mammoths, greater soul gems for giants, common soul gems for bears, lesser (cant remember) and petty for wolfs and deer etc.
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