The Elder Scrolls 4 - Oblivion - Platform: Playstation 3
Good cheap house:
Go to the city of Anvil, then go to the inn. Inside is a man whose name
starts with a "B". He is selling his grandfather's old manor. You can
purchase it for 5,000 gold, which is very cheap considering that most
houses are 15,000 gold and are not as good. The house (at first) is
ugly and haunted. However, after completing the quick quest the house
will be fixed up without any additional payment.
Fill a Black Soul Gem with a Human Soul. Take a weapon that is not
already enchanted and give it fire, frost, or shock damage. Then,
give a weakness to whatever damage you just gave it. When you swing
it the first time, it will do the fire, frost, or shock damage, then
give a weakness to it. The second swing will do a lot more damage.
Use the "Duplicate items" trick on a Soul Gem. Pick them all up.
When an item is on low charge you can recharge it back to full without
wasting money on Soul Gems or having to bother with soul trapping.
Becoming a vampire:
Before becoming a vampire, it is recomended that you become a member
of the Mages Guild, have access to the Arcane University, and either a
member of the Dark Brotherhood or started the Order of Virtuous Blood quest.
Dark Brotherhood Story: Become a member of the Dark Brotherhood by
killing an innocent person, going to sleep in an inn, traveling to the
Inn of Ill Omen, and killing Rufio. Travel to the Sanctuary and talk to
Vicente and finish all of his contracts. He will then ask if you wish to
become a vampire. Say "Yes", then sleep on the slab. When you wake up,
sleep again for twenty four hours three times. You are now a full-fledged
This trick requires access to Arcane University, a Chameleon spell, two
rings, a necklace/amulet,
any two pieces of armor (preferably a helmet and shield; you could use any
armor for this, but you
may want to enchant them with defensive magic later), five Grand Soul Gems
with Grand Souls in
them, and 8,000 gold. Go to the Chironasium (enchanting section) in Arcane
University. Go to an
enchanting stand and enchant the necklace, rings, and armor with a Chameleon
spell using the Grand
Soul Gems. Each enchantment gives you 20% Chameleon effect, so all five
enchantments will make
you 100% Chameleon, which is not only invisible but also allows you to
attack, steal, open, and
pick-up without being revealed. You can now steal from a shop without the
anything. Your enemies will also just stand still unable to attack, allowing
you to go into Sneak mode
and attack for 4x to 6x damage, and pickpocket without consequence (except
on guards who can
catch you if you fail, but still cannot attack you if you resist arrest).
Equip a bow and any set of arrows, then draw your bow back. While it is
drawn back, go to the
inventory screen. Select the arrows that you are using, then go to the item
to be duplicated. Drop the
item, then leave the equipment screen and resume the game. The item that you
dropped will be
duplicated. You can pick up all the duplicates and use or sell them. The
amount of copies of an
item you make depends on how many arrows you have equipped. For example, 10
10 copies. This works with most, but not all, items and weapons.
Note: Do not try to duplicate more than 250 copies of an item or the game
Use the following trick for duplication or a permanent enchantment. You can
duplicate a drop-able
item, and if that item is equipable with constant effect enchantments you
can make them permanent.
However, the item once made permanent cannot be re-equipped, but each
enchanted item is different.
You can use the "Duplicate items" trick to make as many as desired, then
sell them. Use the "Duplicate
items" trick with a bow an arrows to duplicate the items to make permanent.
Equip one of the items
you want to make permanent. There must be an unequipped version still in
your inventory for this to
work. Use the "Duplicate items" trick again; however, drop the unequipped
version of the item you
have equipped and want to make permanent. The equipped one and the others
will drop and you will
never be able to equip that item again, but if you check your stats the
items bonuses will be permanent.
You can duplicate anything that can be dropped, including Grand Soul Gems
with Grand Souls
Use the "Duplicate items" trick on a potion of strong health. Repeat the
duplication to get the desired
amount of potions. Open the inventory screen and go to the strong potion of
health, then assign a
hotkey to that potion. When you are low on health, just press the hotkey to
use a potion. When running
low on health potions, repeat the duplication process.
Go to the Talos Plaza District of Imperial City and find a house owned by a
man named Dorian (Dorian's
House) in the southeast section of the district. Break into his house and
find him. When he tells you to leave,
kill him. Do not press X to loot him and take all. Instead, take each item
individually, finishing with the gold,
which will not run out once it hits 8 pieces. Just keep selecting the gold
he is carrying and take it. Do this
repeatedly, and the number of gold pieces remaining will freeze when it gets
down to 8 gold pieces. It will
not go any lower, but will just keep giving you as much gold as desired.
Note: After you break in and he
tells you to get out, talk to him. Go to "Persuade" and bribe him a lot.
After that, kill him. He will now
have more money to loot, which makes it easier to get more faster.
Note: To get infinite gold from Dorian easier, use the following trick.
First, bribe him until you cannot do
so anymore. Then, hit him with your weakest weapon, preferably your fists.
Then, quickly hold Block and
press [Space] to yield to him. Because he is your friend, he will stop
fighting. Then, talk to him again. His
relationship will have dropped because you hit him, allowing you to bribe
him more. Make sure you do
not hit him too much or he will run away. Once his health gets low, the
guards will probably charge you.
After spending your time or paying them, go back to his house. His health
will still be low from your attacks.
Wait exactly 24 hours and his health will be reset. Repeat the entire
process to get the desired amount of
gold. Once you select the money from his pocket it will not go away, leaving
you with unlimited money.
Go to the Bloodworks in the arena and find the gladiator that is practicing
with his bow on a target. Stand
close by him and when there are five to ten arrows in the target, take them
before he does. He will just
continue shooting when you move out of the way. This is an unlimited source
of iron arrows, which can
be sold to almost any merchant and therefore also makes an unlimited source
This trick requires that your character has a major skill of Sneak and
either Destruction or Alteration. If
your skills are Sneak and Destruction, gain access to Arcane University. Go
to the area to make spells.
Make a Drain Health spell that is set to "Self" and only uses 1 Magicka.
Then, go upstairs. Go into Sneak
mode and just run into the wall without stopping. Activate the magic spell
repeatedly to gain levels quickly.
Note: When you activate the magic spell it will seem as if it is hurting
you, but it is not. If your skills are
Sneak and Alteration, go into a room with a container (for example,
cupboard, drawers, etc.). Run into
the container in Sneak mode and use a "open very easy lock" repeatedly on
Easy magic skills:
Successfully complete all the Mage Guild Recommendation Quests to gain
access to Arcane University. Then,
buy the cheapest spell you can find for each of the magic based skills
(Illusion, Conjuration, Alteration,
Mysticism, Restoration, and Destruction). For Destruction, a Drain Spell is
recommended. Go to where you
make your own spells and select a spell. Make it so you only use up 1
Magicka and the spell is on "Self".
Name the spell and create it. Do this with all the other types of magic
based skills then make them all on
"Self", including Destruction. If you used a Drain spell, when you use it on
yourself it may appear you
took damage but you do not, because you drain it from yourself to yourself.
Cast the spells all the time
when you are walking around or whenever possible. Your skills will increase
quickly without having to
wait between spellcastings. Note: This trick will only work if the spells
are cast on "Self". Spells do not
count towards experience unless they have an effect on something.
Easy skill bonuses:
Successfully complete all the Mage Guild Recommendation Quests to gain
access to Arcane University.
Then, create a Fortify Skill 100 spell that lasts for a few seconds on-self
for Mercantile and/or Armorer.
With the Mercantile spell, cast it in front of a merchant, activate them,
and you will be able to invest 500
gold at their store without being a Master in Mercantile. In addition, you
can drive harder bargains. For
Armorer, cast the spell and then equip an Armorer's Hammer. Your hammer can
be used infinitely
without being a Master Armorer. You cannot, however, repair magical items
without having legitimately
reached the Journeyman Armorer level. Similar spells can be created for
other attributes and/or skills:
Personality and Speechcraft for raising people's dispositions, Security for
picking any lock, etc.
Easy Alteration skill:
To get quickly increase your Alteration skill, make sure you have these
spells: Open Average Lock, Open
Easy Lock, and Open Very Easy Lock. Then, find a chest that you would
normaly need a key or have to
lockpick. Use the opposite spell of the chest. For example, if the chest
requires the easy spell, use the very
easy spell on it. Make sure you have some Magicka potions or you can just
wait an hour every time you
exhaust your Magicka supply. In a short period of time you will have leveled
your Alteration skill
Easy Armor skill:
There is a woman named Arvena Thelas in the town of Anvil who has four rats
in her basement (the same
as the first Fighter's Guild quest). If your level is high enough that rats
do not cause you significant damage,
you can break into her house, annoy the rats by punching them (or casting
drain fatigue spells if your punch
is too strong), then letting all four rats attack you while occasionally
casting a heal spell. This is also useful
for raising your Block skill, and is much easier than repeatedly causing
summoned monsters to attack you.
Easy Hand-To-Hand skill:
This trick requires that your character has 100% or more Invisibility or
Chameleon. This is done by either
enchanting a number of armor, rings, or amulets, or you can enter an
Oblivion Gate and keep reloading the
game until you find the Sigil Stone that offers Silence and Chameleon. After
you get that stone, use the
"Duplicate items" trick to instantly enchant your items without having to
find Soul Gems and Souls. Once
you have Invisibility, go up to a guard and start beating him up using
hand-to-hand combat. When he dies,
more guards will keep spawning. You can just keep beating on them. You can
also find a character that is
marked with a crown that will not die, and only becomes unconscious. Because
they do not see you, it is
not bad. Also, they never die, so you can endlessly beat on them until you
master Hand-To-Hand. Your
skill increases about every 20 seconds or more, depending on how high your
skill level already is.
Easy Ebony and Umbra Sword:
Go to the Arena and get a few claymores. Then, go directly south of the
Imperial Waterfront to a place
called the Old Bridge. Move west and follow the road until you reach a ruin
that starts with a "V". Go
inside and get past the minor creatures. You will find a girl named Umbra.
There is one broken pillar in
the room. Use the bench next to it to jump on top of it, then stand at the
edge. Use a ranged attack to
have her start attacking you. Then, take out the claymore and just start
hitting her. She has a lot of health
and does a lot of damage -- do not fall off the pillar. If done correctly,
you will have full Ebony and a
great sword without getting touched.
Easy Imperial Arena:
Get a bow or some decent spells. Make sure you have at least 30 in
Acrobatics. Immediately after the
gate drops, run to your right, to where the right gate meets the fence. Jump
onto the stone piece that juts
out, then jump again to get on top of the little piece sticking out above
it. Once on top, turn and fire on
your helpless victims. When you have to fight mages or archers, stay on the
ground and strafe behind
the four central pillars for easy kills.
Making stolen items authentic:
When you steal items, most of the merchants will not buy them. Use the
following trick to authenticate
them. Get in the jail and escape. Take your items authenticated or pay for
your days in jail and you
will have the items authenticated again.
Making Black Soul Gems:
Take an empty Grand Soul Gem and a Soultrap spell to any of the four
Necromancer lairs. There
will be an altar which will only be active one day of the week. You may need
to wait up to six game
days. Place your Gem on the altar when it is active and cast Soultrap on it
to make a Black Soul Gem.
These are used for capturing the souls of NPCs. One is also required for one
of the Daedric Quests
as a tribute to the shrine.
Buy the house in Skingrad, then go to the top floor and look for the room
with the deer mantle.
Jump on top of the mantle, then jump again onto the loft design in the back
corner. You will find
an old note that has a riddle on it which leads to a treasure.
Getting desired Sigil Stones:
While in Sigillum Sanguis (the Sigil Keep at the top of an Oblivion
Citadel), save the game while
standing in front of the Sigil Stone, before grabbing it. If you do not get
the desired effects from the
stone, load from the point before you grabbed it and try again. The Sigil
Stone you get is chosen at
random upon removing it.
Enemy and item levels:
All enemies outside the cities and some inside will level as you level. For
example, if you are at
level 10 and are fighting Boars outside the city, when you reach level 15
you will be fighting a
Troll. The same goes for missions such as the Forlorn Watchman. If you do
the quest at level 10,
you will fight Ghosts on the ship. If you do it at level 20, you will fight
Wraiths. Do not waste time
trying to level up just to beat one opponent in a quest because they could
be set to always be three
levels above you. This same style of progression also works with armor and
Fur/Iron: Level 1
Leather/Steel: Level 13
Chain/Dwarven: Level 16
Mithril/Orchish: Level 110
Elven/Ebony: Level 115
Glass/Daedric: Level 120
Iron: Level 11
Steel: Level 12
Silver: Level 14
Dwarven: Level 16
Elven: Level 19
Glass: Level 112
Ebony: Level 116
Daedric: Level 120
Note: The armor and weapons usually do not appear at traders until you are
two levels above them,
sometimes longer. Also, any "secret" weapons such as the Umbra and the NPCs
with them or wearing
the "secret" armor are level locked. They will not get any more difficult
because usually their levels are
already about 22 to 30. However, as you become better with a blade (in the
Umbra's case), the better
the attack will be.
Use the ''Duplicate items'' trick on a paintbrush. After getting at least
twenty paint brushes, go outside of
''A Fighting Chance'' in the Imperial City Market District at midnight. Drop
a paintbrush. Notice that it will
float. Get on top of the brush and repeat the process to form a set of
stairs. Once you get high enough to
reach the top of the A Fighting Chance store, get on top of the building and
look for a chest that is locked.
The lockpick level is very difficult. Lockpick it and look inside to find an
odd sword without a name.
The sword has no attack, breaks easily, and cannot be sold.