Full list of Skyrim perk trees: Skills, abilities and unlocks revealed

We recently gave you a good example of some of the perks you’ll be able to unlock for choosing your Skyrim race, but now we have exciting information for those who want to find about the skills you unlock in the new Skyrim perk tree system.

In Oblivion, you may remember that each skill perk had just five unlocks which players could get. For example, an Armorer in Oblivion would be able to unlock different skills from Novice up to Master with the best skill allowing the player to repair items with just one hammer that never breaks.

In Skyrim, Bethesda has improved on this system by adding a perk tree which offers gamers a lot more unlocks for their respective skill. We have found some very revealing information thanks to a Reddit user who already has the game and has been answering as much questions about the game as possible to eager fans.

Obviously the following information should be classed as spoilers, so if you don’t want to know what type of unlocks are featured on the perk trees, then look away now. We can tell you that the Pickpocket perk tree for example has a total of eight different abilities to unlock, and another new feature is that players will have the choice of which Pickpocket skill they want to choose when they reach a certain Pickpocket level – i.e, there’s more than one.

For example, 0-5 will unlock the Light Fingers skill, while a level 30 Pickpocket will unlock the Night Thief ability granting a 25% increase for a successful steal if the target is asleep. Level 40 will give you a choice of three different abilties – these are Poisoned, which allows you to place poisons in target’s pockets, Cutpurse which makes stealing money easier by 50% and Extra Pockets which increases your carrying capacity by 100.

Keymaster will be unlocked at level 60 and makes pickpocket keys more successful, while level 70 will give you the Misdirection ability, letting you steal equipped weapons from the target. Finally, those who become a master pickpocket and reach level 100 will get the Perfect Touch ability. This will give you the ability to steal equipped items from the target!

That is just an example of the pickpocket perk tree, but you can find the full list of skill unlocks for all the different perk trees, courtesy of Reddit user herpedyderp. We have provided links to the perk tree images that herpedyderp has drawn up to make things easier for you. Let us know what you think of the new abilities in the game.

List of Perk tree abilities in Skyrim:


Light armor





Heavy Armor












Quite a list there isn’t it guys – we’ll be providing some feedback on some of the juicy skill unlocks soon so stay tuned for that.

NOTE: We’re aware that some of the perk tree abilties are common knowledge but you’ll find that some haven’t been released yet, or do not list the full set of abilities for each perk tree.

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Written by Alan Ng

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