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Best Skyrim perks – your opinions

Even if you are an experienced Elder Scrolls gamer you will probably be struggling to decide which perks to choose as you level-up throughout your journey. Despite enjoying Oblivion I would still class myself as a bit of a noob, therefore I thought I would carry out some research to help determine which are Skyrim’s best perks.

Before we get started we must quickly state that different perks suit different types of gamers, so our best advice to avoid being a “jack of all trades, master of none”. This old adage basically means if you rank up everything equally you will be average at everything, instead there should be some attributes that you concentrate on more than others. For example: If you don’t plan on using the bow and arrow too much, don’t unlock many of the Archery perks, likewise if you like to obliterate the enemy with heavy two-handed weapons you should concentrate on the Two Handed perk tree.

With all that said you should not completely ignore some skills / perks, what’s the point of being able to dish out damage if you can’t take damage? The Block and Heavy Armor perk trees can’t be ignored! You can see a full list of Skyrim perk trees here, it is worth thinking about the way you are going to play the game before play so study the perk trees for 10 minutes – it may pay off.

A discussion over at GameSpot titled ‘Best perks in Skyrim?’ is well worth checking out, one gamer suggests that you should not waste valuable skill points on lockpicking (unless you really suck at it), instead buy lots of lockpicks and once you level up and your technique improves a little locks get much easier to pick. If you plan on using the bow and arrow a lot the Steady Hand perks are great, they slow down time. Also it is well-worth unlocking Steady Hand as it lets you zoom in on your target.

You can check out this GameSpot discussion here and it may well prove to be a very valuable read, also while we are here we thought we would link you to a GameFaqs thread titled ‘Your Favourite Perks?’ – this shows three pages of opinions.

The important thing to remember is that opinions differ, so what is useful to one person is useless to another, before we leave you we will quickly mention one thing: Apparently during your Skyrim journey you will be told that “Illusion is the most underappreciated school” – this suggests that Illusion could turn out to be a valuable asset during your journey, what do you think?

We would love to hear your opinions on Skyrim perks in the comments section below, therefore feel free to answer either (or both) of the following questions:

What are your favorite Skyrim perks?
Which perks are a waste of time?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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samuel sugi
samuel sugi

Shadow warrior + Assassin = OHKO all over enemy. Sneak is rubbish, use muffle to your boots.
Equip your DBrotherhood gloves, move over your enemy (it doesn’t matter if they spotted/attack you), duck, and quickly attack, and you will see this message:”sneaking attack x 30″.

Blacksmith+Alchemy+Enchanting = Best armor/weapons in the game.
Want to see your character spamming fire like a badass? Learn Enchanting ASAP (and alchemy for creating fortify enchanting potions). Enchant 25% less spell cost to all 4 pieces of your equips and trigger happy with your magic.

tesladd
tesladd

the shadow warrior perk basically gives you sneak kills on every target. one hit finisher moves like all the time

tesladd
tesladd

the shadow warrior perk basically gives you sneak kills on every target. one hit finisher moves like all the time

Kasar_odatruh
Kasar_odatruh

Right off the bat, there are a total of 80 possible perk points (levels 1-81). This being said, perks are completely and totally up to the player – whether to fill a tree completely, or pick and choose, and how the perks fit into the player’s style. I play an assassin-style character, with my goals being mobility and damage output. This leaves me at a disadvantage when it comes to dragon fights – most dragons aren’t going to sit there and let me sneak attack them (although, some will. Their loss.). To compensate, a few points into the Archery tree… Read more »

i_aint_done_nothin
i_aint_done_nothin

Avoid light armor perks; they’re a waste of time.  Heavy armor is the best in the end hands down. Plus smithing is a must, and in order to get the strongest weapons you have to go the heavy armor route anyways.  Also max out enchanting; once you do you can enchant an entire set of clothing/armor that improves smithing(in combination with a potion to increase enchantment).  Once you’ve done that take an elixer of blacksmithing(or make your own if you can make one that’s stronger), and upgrade all of your weapons and armor.  That should seriously beef them up, then… Read more »

BLSKing
BLSKing

If you are like me and just have to loot everthing u see (i mean everything i had like 67 roll of paper at 1 time) the pickpoceting tree offer 100 carry space which is like leveling up your stamin 20 times also if your good at pickpoketing and part of the thief guiled you can make so much money beware of hired thug ther hard to deal with as there really hard to remane hidden from also read what dynasty said i thing he has found a loop hole in the game

BLSKing
BLSKing

If you are like me and just have to loot everthing u see (i mean everything i had like 67 roll of paper at 1 time) the pickpoceting tree offer 100 carry space which is like leveling up your stamin 20 times also if your good at pickpoketing and part of the thief guiled you can make so much money beware of hired thug ther hard to deal with as there really hard to remane hidden from also read what dynasty said i thing he has found a loop hole in the game

Dynasty2021
Dynasty2021

Playing a thief character; all stealthy, assassin-like, striking from the dark with a bow or from behind with a knife, I’m surprised at the stealth gear ‘bonuses’ that actually suggest what perks your character should be getting. Let me explain, well, try to, without spoilers. As a thief, you naturally want to join the thieves guild. Completing it, as always, nets you some great loot, and in this case, gear (easily the top 5 best looking armour in the game), . Suffice to say, this gear gives you bonuses related to thievery, such as increased pickpocketing %age chance of success, lockpicking… Read more »

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