Skyrim Enchanting guide - Quick leveling walkthrough


Above: Pretty? Sure. But a small fry compared to what you’ll create as a master Enchanter

Depending on where you are in the game and how much time and effort you’ve put into Enchanting, you may have tons of gear stashed away that is already enchanted. If you haven’t dabbled much in Enchanting yet, chances are you’ll have to disenchant/destroy these items at an Arcane Enchanter in order to learn various enchantments anyway. Fortunately, disenchanting earns you a huge skill boost each time you do it - usually more than enchanting gear yourself.

Soul Gems

Above: Oh, the skulls? Never mind the skulls...

The size of the soul gem (make sure they’re filled) used in the Enchanting process will affect the resulting value and strength of the item being enchanted, but will not affect how much experience you get from the process (nor will the item or enchantment, the skill increase is always the same flat rate). As such, we recommend sticking to petty or lesser soul gems as you grind for experience, as they’re cheaper to buy and easier to find. If you’re looking to make some mad profit, however, feel free to use higher level gems - especially on expensive jewelry.

We don’t recommend going out and filling empty soul gems yourself. Yes, it’s cheaper to do that, but considering the fact that you can sell your enchanted creations for a profit, buying filled petty/lesser gems is the easier route if you’re solely looking to level up. Magic and general goods merchants carry soul gems.

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  • 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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