The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Gavener Jul 5, 2014 @ 9:43pm
New Player, Basic Questions
So i just started well like 10 hours into Skyrim, i made a female warrior, she mainly is sword/board, but i do use bows a lot and wheni find a nice two hander i will use it a while, havnt messed magic really at all i have a few spells and i rarly use my Heal spell but it has saved my life before. crafting seems rough right now, i hardly ever find ore and leather takes time, and when i finally go to make some armor i am wearing something far better.

so my question is just advice, like what to craft what to wait on, what should i spend my perks on and such i know there are guides and i Do read them alot, i just like to ask the public.

the only Mod i am using is Sofia! i really liked the write up on her and shes really cool, uses spells more often than melee.

i have killed my first Dragon and my next quest is to find the greybeards about being dragonborn. i do not mind blindly playing and finding out myself, but its nice to know of a few suproses that suck later on


edit: oh ya i am always broke, i try to pick up the most valuable items to sell, i got my mount and Wow its fluid best i ever rode ingame, but now i got like 108g and so much to train and hell i want a house, tips on getting rich?
Last edited by Gavener; Jul 5, 2014 @ 9:46pm
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John Gromorg Jul 5, 2014 @ 9:48pm 
Kill wolves and deer. Craft leather armor for sale. Many towns have mines nearby for ores to smelt into ingots for smithing. Sneak a lot when in NPC's area of awareness. Use your bow a lot before engaging in melee. Don't use fast travel much at first explore and build up your skills. Have fun, you're going to love this game.
Gavener Jul 5, 2014 @ 9:49pm 
Thank you John, ya i have been playing fantasy games sence the kitchen table.
Roscaria Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:01pm 
Learn Alchemy. There are always plants to pick and they can be sold or used to make potions to use or sell. Try collecting a blue butterfly wing and combining it with a blue mountain flower. Easy to find both around Whiterun.
Gavener Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:09pm 
ok thank you i have been catching blue and gold/yellow ones, i kinda just trail and error when making potions made a few so far though.
Crosstown Traffic Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:16pm 
'Kind of a spoiler but I've been using a weightless two handed great sword given to me by Adrianne Avenicci in Whiterun at level 1 and my character is on level 41 now and still using it.
Alchemical potions have been really helpful to me for resisting spells, fortifying blocking, and using poisons against dragons.
Gavener Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:17pm 
i had that sword, it's the one from the smith in town for the jarl and i had to give it to her father. should i of kept it, or do i get a chance later?
Grace1957 Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:18pm 
Get a follower,pick up things,improve them,sell them,rinse and repeat.Very soon you will have more money than you know what to do with.If you need a place to store stuff,go to the college.You will get a free room that works until you can afford a house.
Last edited by Grace1957; Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:19pm
Crosstown Traffic Jul 5, 2014 @ 10:47pm 
Originally posted by Gavener:
i had that sword, it's the one from the smith in town for the jarl and i had to give it to her father. should i of kept it, or do i get a chance later?

I don't think you can get it back. I think it has the same the damage output as a standard steel great sword but it's weightless because it's a quest item and can't be removed from your inventory (two quests I know of will remove items from your inventory).
Crosstown Traffic Jul 5, 2014 @ 11:07pm 
It's not such a big deal. I find it nice to have a weightless 2 hander and I'm always having encumberance problems.
Gavener Jul 5, 2014 @ 11:17pm 
How do i remove Custome Destination marks ?
i Cleared Swindlers cave twice and still not getting the "Cleared"

i have been doing Health and Stanima back and forth while leveling as well. made 6 new potions i tihnk as well
Crabbycliff Jul 6, 2014 @ 1:45am 
Remove custom destination marks by making a new one. The game will ask you wheter you want to keep the old, make a new-one or remove it. But if you don't get the "cleared" message, you probably overlooked a secret passage or something like that.


As Roscaria sayd: Potions. They are always a good way to earn money in the TESS-series right from first level. Eat new ingredients to get to know their first purpose, you'll get XP for eating them just as with brewing potions.

Look around towns/villages for barrels and gardens, the food (and sometimes salt) is free to take. Then brew Vegetable Soup for healing your char during combat. Vegy soup doesn't need salt. Sell the remainder of common food-items (exept the salt, that's also an alchemical ingredient).

As for items to pick up during adventures, calculate their price in weight and do not take things that just look expensive.

With the Reverse Crafting mod (Workshop) you can break down weaponry into the basic components to get more ingots, firewood and leather. Also you can use plates, cups, pots and pans found during adventures and outside in populated areas (or stolen inside) to mold them into wood, iron (& silver, gold). Once melted or broken down and resmithed, they do not count as stolen anymore. The game uses stolen items first when brewing cooking or smithing.

The following mods can be viewed as cheating

With the Haven Bag mod from the Nexus, you can access an intra-dimensional tent at all times to store everything you find. It has a smithy with smelter, and workbenches for potions and magical items. There's gold strewn around, in coin as well as in ingots. There also are silver ingots, and some ingredients and a few Soul Gems.
Note, with Haven Bag it is easy to store to many items, as the game is not fit to be selling of all tose items. You'll need a mod for richer/more traders, and (/or at least) the Reverse Crafting to break items down and reforge them, with no other purpose then to raise your smithing skills.

Extremely boring to mine, yet worth it for a lot af steel (and a bit of other ore), is the mod Lakeview Manor Mine. It has it's own smithy.
gnewna Jul 6, 2014 @ 1:59am 
As you already have a horse, consider the Convenient Horses mod. It does many cool things, one of which is enabling your horse to have an inventory (think of it as 'saddlebags'...) This means that anything really cool that you want to hold onto can be stored on the horse until you have a house.

I found my first game I was doing really badly for money, but it was because I had so much Cool Stuff I couldn't bear to sell, because I was sure I'd need it later (spoiler: I probably didn't need any of it later, as 'later' means higher level means Even Cooler Stuff.) So I was running around with about 200lb before I even went on an adventure, so I couldn't carry very much at all back to sell. Eventually I decided to just sell everything I didn't absolutely need (i.e. I kept my armour, potions, weapons and some gems as they weigh very little) and that freed up about 100lb extra carry weight, did a couple of tombs/bandit camps, and hey presto I now had enough for a house.

Now, if it suits my character (some are not inclined to use horses) I'll get a Convenient Horse so I can store the one or two really useful items I want to keep, such as a spare set of cool enchanted armour - NB if you plan to enchant gear, take the first item with any new enchantment that you find and disenchant it at an enchanting table. You won't be able to make a replacement item with as good an enchantment, so if it's a *really* useful enchantment then you might want to hold on to it, but I would only bother if it's something that you actually wear and use, if it's just 'oh, this would be really handy in X situation' but your main armour is something completely different, I'm willing to bet you'll never remember to switch them out when X happens. You get more of an increase to your enchanting skill for disenchanting a more expensive item, but of course you also lose the more expensive item, so it's up to you which to disenchant if you have two of the same enchantment.
MattVon Jul 6, 2014 @ 2:03am 
Fazer armaduras e poçoes,com o tempo essas coisas lhe darão dinheiro muito dinheiro
mpd1958 Jul 6, 2014 @ 2:16am 
When leveling up, increase your stamina to increase your carrying capacity as often as you can without ignoring you health. Keep things/items that increase stamina or carrying capacity. This will alow you to carry more loot for sale.

Chop wood and sell to the mills for coin, same with ore sales to smiths or miners. Collect all the Alchemy ingredients you can and sell to the alchemy shops. These are just a few ways to make easy money. Soon you will have so much more than you can spend.
gnewna Jul 6, 2014 @ 2:21am 
It's almost always worth making potions rather than just selling the ingredients, unless you really don't want to increase your alchemy skill or something. In fact, I usually go into the alchemy shops, buy up every ingredient under a certain price (10 septims, usually, until I get stinking rich, then I'll just buy everything that looks interesting) and make potions from it all (along with my own collected ingredients), then sell it back for a profit. I have no qualms about using to check what to mix with what, though, if one is playing properly and just experimenting that is less viable, economically, as you'll waste a lot.
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