Skyrim Enchanting guide - Quick leveling walkthrough

Only fools think they can get the strongest weapons and armor by looting chests and corpses as they hack and slash their way through Skyrim. The smart ones enchant their own gear, creating custom masterpieces any Dragonborn would be proud to equip. Of course, only a master Enchanter can really make good on such claims, which is why we’ve written a guide to help you get that skill level up to 100 in no time.

There are three ways to level your Enchanting Skill: disenchanting enchanted items (which also teaches you the associated enchantment), enchanting items, and recharging weapons with souls gems.  We’re going to show you how to boost your skill using the former two methods.

Before you start intentionally boosting your Enchanting skill, however, you should at least seek out The Mage Stone, which is found among the Guardian Stones, southwest of Riverwood. Activating this stone makes leveling Enchanting (among other skills) 20% faster. You should also make sure you have the Well Rested buff for an additional 10% boost or the Lover’s Comfort buff (gained by sleeping with your spouse) for 15%.

Table of Contents

Disenchanting and Soul Gems

Methods of Leveling

Enchanting trainers, book locations and skill boosting quests


  • jimmyjohn14 - July 27, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    If you really want to get your smithing up you should go to the dwemer ruins underneath markarth. After clearing out all the falmer and dwemer machines you can collect dwemer metals which can be smelled to dwarven metal ingots. Collecting all the metal should put you over 400 dwarven ingots. That got me from level 50 to almost 80 and then you sell what you make and you get bank! I made mostly dwarven bows and then I upgraded them to epic level and they sold for about 350 a piece
  • SentientSquidMachine - July 2, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    This should always be done in conjunction with leveling your smithing ability. Creating jewelry enchanting it and selling it for materials to make new jewelry is the way to go. I went from level 20 to 70 in smithing in 2 play sessions using the make jewelry>enchant>sell>repeat method combined with smith training at the skyforge. Only thing is you either have to keep switching between the mage stone and warrior stone perks or just use the lover's stone (what I did). And definitely enchant your main weapon with soul capture. So when you're on a quest you fill all of the gems you happen upon anyway.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - July 2, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    the lover's comfort bonus does not work for me on xbox skyrim so i cant get it.

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