chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:51pm
Trouble with enchanting
Hey guys, just got skyrim with steam and noticed that when I use an arcane enchanter, my soul gems don't show up. I'm also unable to charge my weapons. I have plenty in my inventory, but I'm unable to use them. I anyone knows a fix or has had the same problem, any help would be much appreciated.
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tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:59pm 
Hate to start off with such a basic question but...do they have the souls of your enemies in them?
tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:00pm 
Because you have to trap souls in them. They're useless on their own.
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:01pm 
Are you ♥♥♥♥ing with me?
tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:03pm 
I'm not. You say you just got the game, so I'm wondering whether or not you knew that. I'm not trying to make fun of you. Sorry if that's not the case. If they ARE filled, then, yeah, that's a problem.
tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:05pm 
I also don't know of any issues that would make filled soul gems not register with the enchanting and charging menues. Might could be one of the many issues introduced by DLC. In which case, you'll need the Unofficial Patches (you should have those anyway). Are you running any mods?
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:05pm 
Well I've played on a friend's xbox with my own character before and enchanted weapons without knowing that. How does one go about doing that, because I never did anything different before
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:06pm 
No mods. All I've downloaded is the game straight from steam
tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:07pm 
You need the "Soul Trap" spell. It's an Apprentice-level Conjuration spell you can buy from a court wizard or College of Winterhold instructor.
tonyrayvick Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:08pm 
Occasionally, you can find filled soul gems in the inventories of some merchants, but they're expensive.
Avatar Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:08pm 
It could be just that you do not have a filled soul gem, they might all be empty. Empty soul gems will not show at the Enchanting Alters, or give you the option to charge your weapons either. When a soul gem is full it will say what kind of soul it has inside it in your inventory like this: Petty Soul Gem (Petty), or Grand Soul Gem (Common). You can buy filled souls gems, or you need to learn either the Soul Trap enchantment for your weapons, or the Soul Trap spell you can cast on something before you deal a death blow to it. For people you will need a Black Soul gem to capture their soul, animals will fill the other soul gems.
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:08pm 
Why didn't I have to use that before?
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:09pm 
So some of them are full when I find them?
Avatar Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:11pm 
Originally posted by chris631996:
So some of them are full when I find them?
Yes you will find some full ones too.
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:11pm 
Lol well I was completely oblivious to that aspect of the game.
chris631996 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:12pm 
thanks much guys.
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