Skyrim: Easy 100 Speech Skill Glitch

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More glitches equals more fun in the open world of Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is no stranger to odd graphical bugs and glitched quests, but every so often you’ll find a tiny problem that works out in your favor. This is one of those glitches, that kind that makes your life simpler. Level up and increase your speech skill to max in no time with our simple instructions. With a high speech skill, you’ll be able to woo all the women you want, earn some discounts at stores, and even resolve quests with your silver tongue. Keep scrolling to learn how.

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Easy Speech Skill Improvement

Note: This method has been patched, as of the most recent update.

  1. Take off for Riften. A guard will be waiting outside the door.
  2. Bribe, persuade, or intimidate the guard to let you inside. When you’re in the town, enter the Black Briar Meadrey. Save your game before continuing.
  3. You’re looking for Ungrien in the tavern. Just wait if he isn’t around, he’ll eventually show up at the bar.
  4. Talk to Ungrien, and choose the “Tell Me About…” speech option. Then choose to Bribe him.
  5. After bribing him, choose the “Tell me About…” speech option again. Now, instead of trying to Bribe him, try to Persuade him.
  6. Choose the Bribe speech option again, whether you succeed or fail trying to Persuade Ungrien doesn’t matter.
  7. Choose the “Tell me About…” option a third time. Then choose the Persuade option for a second time.
  8. Now, just keep choosing the Persuade option. You’ll continue to gain Speech skill points. It’s just that easy.

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247 Comments on Skyrim: Easy 100 Speech Skill Glitch


On November 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

awesome. gonna try this asap. this will help me get 50g for oblivion books :)


On November 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

You have to have at LEAST 25 Speech in order for this glitch to work, otherwise you will constantly fail the Persuade and never get any increase. You can just Bribe until you hit 25 if you haven’t already!


On November 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Just a heads up, it takes 25 speech skill to persuade him, you can just bribe him until you get it high enough though.


On November 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

this is awesome, works perfectly.


On November 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

sweet, just did it take about 30 minutes or so, way worth it


On November 15, 2011 at 4:16 am

Level 3 to 10. Swag.


On November 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

Question, once you get to 100, do you need use the perks in Speech to get the most out of it? Or will being a master alone do the job, allowing me to those perks elsewhere?


On November 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

She’s an absolute–why just this last week I was–okay look–I’m–just take my advice–She’s an absolute–why just this last week I was–okay look–I’m–just take my advice– Speech increased to 41.


On November 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

sweeeeeeeet. started at 18, bribed until 25, then went out in the garage for a smoke with the controller and came back to level 73<3 wooooo imma marry a hot ;)

Brandon Stringer

On November 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

nice one . ham


On November 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Works perfectly! Smithing is also very easy to level, just make tons of leather bracers!


On November 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Awesome…. I hated leveling that skill in all the ESs this works fantastic!!! Thanks!


On November 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

Why not just type in the console command to increase your skill? You’re cheating anyways so why waste the time to hit pursuade 1000 times????????


On November 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

@Matt You’re probably troll bating, but for clarification sake I’ll say this: for those console owners who can’t/won’t/don’t own the PC version, the console command is unavailable. So we have to use beneficial glitches available pre-broken in the console version if we want to cheat. It takes a little work, but some people are willing to put in the time to do so.


On November 19, 2011 at 6:46 am



On November 19, 2011 at 11:12 am

To minimize the “cheating” just put all of the perks you would get from leveling into speech and up the difficulty to Master. I don’t think making it easier to buy and sell items breaks the game a whole lot.


On November 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

works like a charm. it’s better to catch him outside. works the same. i guess a lot of time went by in the meadery and the guards came in because i was trespassing. it only took 2 coins to bribe them but i had to respawn outside of the jail. why make things harder? takes long enough on it’s own. lol


On November 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

one problem takes ages but its still good thanks


On November 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Aha ham. This is harass. I’m gettin off battlefield now to try it


On November 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

thank you people this helps a lot yahoo!


On November 21, 2011 at 8:18 am

I’m not a fan cheating. However, I’m even less of a fan of the Speech Skill. I won’t take freebies in any other skill set, but getting 100 in this one via glitch, for that I feel no guilt.


On November 22, 2011 at 3:35 am

Longest cheat ever! My poor A button.


On November 22, 2011 at 8:27 am

I rape skyrim soo hard.

carpal tunnel

On November 23, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Works perfectly, unfortunately my hand needs physical therapy now.


On November 25, 2011 at 1:50 am

who ever found this is now my hero. too bad the last thing he says is stuck in my head tho. “just take my advise”


On November 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

You are all noobs and cheaters!!!And you can’t walk few steps without cheats because you dies out of town LOL.

thumb amputation

On November 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

great glitch! tired of being ripped off! also so thankful my mute button right now! now for a solution for my thumb/a button anyone?


On November 26, 2011 at 9:59 am

Amazing! Started at around 40 and got all the way up to 100! I started at level 14, and got up to level 22!!! THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH!!! <3


On November 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

70 to 87 while readin all your comments!! I likedHAMs comment


On November 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

“she’s an absolute… why just last week… the… just take my advice” over and over for 30 mins!

good glitch!


On November 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm

This glitch is sweet. Gonna help a ton to get all the money I poured into the whiteun blacksmith back with my dragon bone stockpile. Also no guilt, I already beat the main quests, not I’m just in’ around. :P


On November 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

lovin this altough i might kill this guy afterwards


On November 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

If your speech is too low you can pay Silda in Windhelm 1G to temp buff it by 10 then you shouldn’t need to bribe to 25.


On November 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

sion shouldn’t come here


On November 30, 2011 at 9:08 am

The only reason I’m actually doing this is to get to 90 Speech and be able to sell stolen goods to everyone. I may or may not have been kicked out of the Thieves Guild, so I have no access to fences to get rid of the tons of stolen things I’m currently carrying.


On November 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

what happens if you persuade him accidentally first?


On December 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

So I got speech to 62 then got tired of fast traveling to the venders buying and selling. The alchemy trick to make money is pretty handy. This glitch is a lot like the barter one in cottenwood cove in fonv. Love this game. Even though my girlfriend is probably going to break up with me. Logged 50 plus hours on 3 characters. Theif being the funnest thus far


On December 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

I can’t wait to get home and try this, thanks. Also, do any of you know who or where this brunette covergirl is in Skyrim? And if she is marriage material. The hot blonde (Hroka) in Markarth doesn’t have the option to marry and I was looking for someone else other than the obvious Ysolda of Whiterun and chicks with armor (please don’t mention console codes, I have the PS3 version).


On December 1, 2011 at 11:30 am

She’s an absolute…..why just last week I was….ok look I’m…. Just take my advice. Arghh! Thanks for sharing this though so sick of vendors ripping me off lol giving me like 1 10th of an items actual value >:(


On December 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Very nice! Buying this would cost me 4000$ a pop, thanks!


On December 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Thanks so much. Leveled 70 to 100 using this, while reading comments. Good stuff


On December 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

lvl 25 to 70 while reading comments…. dam outta comments :/…. time for cyanide and happiness :D


On December 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

A reply to those having issues with not being able to sell items for enough. Get a nice price build going. I myself have a 115% build on. Selling slow potionns for 716 a pop. Its nice. And that was without 100 speech


On December 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

Another helpful tip is to take a follower that is a trainer with you. Whenever you go up in character level with the speech you can select your health/magic/stamina and then have your follower train you up 5 times. After training up with the follower ask to trade items and take your money back. It was an easy way to train up in two skills at once since you can only train up 5 times each level with a trainer.

Mr. Derp

On December 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Probally the most useful glitch in the game. FREAKIN AWESOME.


On December 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

If your speech level’s high enough you can just persuade him the whole time.


On December 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

It would only up my Speech skill every 3rd time i did it (after getting it to only needing to use Persuade), but it was well worth the 30+ mins it took. I was getting pretty irrate about being screwed by merchants. Im not one for using walk-thrus or cheats, but a friend suggested this site after I ed about not being able to buy a house in Riften. This site has quickly become a favorite resource. Got a house, a wife & a 100 in Speech. Sweet deal


On December 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

wow! i lved up ma speech from 25 to 90 and lved up from 24 to 28 and the only price was finger trauma! LOVE IT!


On December 8, 2011 at 2:41 am

yay! I hate Speech and raped it bad. It worthed the try thanks :P

Leigh H

On December 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Aaaaaaarrrrggggghhhhh…. Im never speaking to this guy again… 100 Speech is gonna rock


On December 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

i cant find him


On December 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I think I screwed up with this because My speech doesn’t increase by a skill every single time I talk to him, but only every other time. Maybe I need to retry this cheat or something? or maybe that’s how it’s suppose to work. Either way is good I guess.

Thank goodness for my TV’s Mute button! Watching Sailor Moon on my laptop while I do this thing.


On December 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

It works every other time because doing persuade once doesnt put speech up by a whole level but puts it up by around half a level each time. Look at your speech level on the skills screen then do one persuade with ungrien and then look at speech in skills again you’ll see the bar beneathe speech will have increased


On December 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Damn, this guy has been washing his counter for what, 24 hours?
Dedication swag.


On December 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

25-90 while reading comments.. Thanks for the share, really want to get my speech up so this is pretty good considering the only bad part is my poor a button and my thumb needs to be iced.


On December 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

So helpful. Time to mentally rape everyone with my 100 speech! And get a fine !


On December 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

While this does work and is quite handy, I’d be very careful about going to 100 all at once. Keep in mind that enemies in the game scale in difficulty based on your characters level. If you gain 10 – 15 levels by improving nothing but speech, youre gonna be gimped and get your ass raped in combat for a good while. I’d recommend doing just a few levels at a time. I don’t think a draugr deathlord is gonna care how silver your toungue is when he plants his mace in your head.


On December 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I just can’t seem to find the guy any hints? I have waited at the bar the bee and barb right?


On December 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I’m doing it while typing and watching a show on TV. Thanks!


On December 15, 2011 at 4:00 am

Enchanted items sell for heavy gold. Pretty much any weapon enchanted with Fear is worth a thousand or more. Also jewelry can be enchanted with Sneak and sell for the same. My problem was never selling stuff but finding merchants who had enough gold to buy it, finally I grew tired after going to EVERY merchant in the game and decided to just give the rest of the stuff away for free. Funny thing is, it still raised my speech skill =P


On December 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

For those who dislike cheating, I not only cheated, I recruited my woman to press x for me. She’s an absolute… Why just this last week I was…Jus take my advice!


On December 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

im gonna kill this guy -.-


On December 20, 2011 at 1:31 am

I didn’t even have to bribe a second time. Just get on it before they patch it!!!


On December 20, 2011 at 1:39 am

@ Pat

It’s the black briar ;______;


On December 20, 2011 at 5:18 am

That works a charm. Just button bash A or the pc/ps3 equivalent and your flying


On December 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

During the last 30 mins Dustin broke his ears and his thumb, read a crap load of comments and got to lvl freakin 100 speech.



On December 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

this guy used to be a young adventure too. Then he took an arrow to the knee cuz i was tired of his crap about black brior women.

P.S. (great glitch)


On December 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

gan bu k ya dar ya dafc kernts


On December 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

a bucked ya fatha ya fat s haha


On December 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Confirmed working on Xbox on Dec. 23 after latest patch.

Gn x FaNBoY

On December 25, 2011 at 7:31 am

This is why i got a modded controller auto click on A and a rubber band works like a charm

Kyle Epstein

On December 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

Note: due to the fact that you are leveling a skill, you will level up several times at least doing this. When you level up to a high level doing non combat stuff, you will wander into a dungeon one day and find enemys scaled to your level that are way over your head. So you have to do some combat training before this.


On December 27, 2011 at 3:55 am

Apparently I read fast only 60 by time I was out of comments :(


On December 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

She’s an absolute…..why just last week I was….ok look I’m…. Just take my advice

Wow this work perfect on xbox 360 thanks a lot!!!

Speech grown every third time i persade!!

I love u guys!!


On December 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I read fast too! I got to 59 by the time I ran out. :(


On December 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

The person you must talk to, “Ungrien”, is at the Black Briar Meadery in Riften. If he is not at the counter when you enter, wait a couple of hours by hitting “Select” on your controller. He should be there after waiting a few times.


On December 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

!!! that took forever… sooooo worth it >:D


On December 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

wow done it but how do i get them to raise the money

pants win the day

On December 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm

meh, i don’t really care about the dungeon level scaling. i have 100 one handed and 100 destruction. i think i’m fine.

Walken C.

On December 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

by: Reikobi
On November 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Oh, this got me better then laddergoat did!

David F.

On December 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

Honestly, even though this is technically an exploit, the skill itself requires no player skill or real attention to level. It’s a monotonous grind no matter how you do it, all this does is let you do the grind all at once instead of spreading it out over the entire game…. and if you do it at low level, it can even make the game harder.


On December 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Step 9: “Now just keep spamming the “A” button until you reach level 81″ :)


On December 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

@ Asmadi, I totally had this happen with smithing — the deathlord uber-pwned my face, lawl.


On December 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I cannot find the NPC to bribe/persuade. Ive been waiting inside bar for a while.


On December 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I found it quite awkward that maven black briar was standing right behind this boy the whole time i was leveling up. she cant of been pleased


On January 1, 2012 at 5:28 am

is there a quest for this glitch? because everytime i go in to the black briar meadery it just says that i’m tresspassing and i constantly get told to get out otherwise they are going to the guards on me, someone please help -.-


On January 2, 2012 at 12:57 am

AWESOME GLITCH. Too bad about the upscaling though. Any tips for raising destruction?


On January 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

19 to 61 while reading coments


On January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

takes like 5 ata time for it to level anyone kno why


On January 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

28 to 94 reading comments, leveled up about 4 times. this is an amazing glitch


On January 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Why would I want to woo women? I’m way over these sexist game sites where they actually believe that only straight men are gamers. Way over it! I’m level 50 and used this glitch weeks ago. It works really well.


On January 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Watched the Georgia/Michigan state game while raising my speech. Thank god for wireless controllers. Haha


On January 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I couldnt do it, I completed thieves guild, so I cant do it :(


On January 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

went from 24 to 80 in just a few minutes. some of the other comments about upscaling scared me a bit so i didnt go to 100. hopefully though it looks like ill be able to go back whenever to finish and i actually idnt level up too too much


On January 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

jumpped from66-100 in 15-20 mins. after taking 100hrs to get to 66


On January 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Now why am I struggling so hard with this, I must be doing something wrong

my name is this

On January 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

ya this is indeed a game


On January 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

This is a brilliant glitch. Those moaning about mashing the a button and hurting their fingers/wrist have clearly never owned track and field from way back when…that


On January 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

ffs while going though all comments now from lvl 31 to 93 from all comments i must be a proper slow reader and any way having this lowest by 30 from all the rest and i mean all i dont care about upscalling seriously who does


On January 5, 2012 at 7:46 am



On January 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Haha I started then watched Tv got to 100 quickly.


On January 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Got to 71 from 24, guess i’m a fast reader! stilll button mashing hooray! I think I’ll go eat with my wireless controller and expect to be at 100 when I get back.


On January 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

Works faster if you have a controller with a turbo function (plus it saves your thumbs!). The best part of this cheat was when Maven Black-Briar showed up around lv. 60 and stood right behind Ungrien while he bad-mouthed her for about 20 levels. Ha!

Koal Karasama

On January 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

lvl 30-100 and did not even finish comments god bless the mute button though


On January 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

wtf???????? just finished reading comments and only went from 35-76……. this is crap! im throwing the game away now.


On January 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Takin a dump now with controller and rapidly pressing a..left at 50


On January 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Don’t leave unless you get level 100 speeech, he disappears after you leave


On January 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

it’s not working for me. Every time i go into the tavern ungrien tells me i’m not supposed to be in there and calls the guards on me.


On January 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thank god. I was getting rather pissed about how slow ot was to level. I’m not to worried about enemies leveling with me as I am in fully upgraded deadric armor and can punch a dragon (as well as bears and trolls) to death with my bare fists. Now just have to get my enchanting up to 100 so I can enchant my gauntlets with max unarmed attack bonus.


On January 9, 2012 at 5:25 am

^ watch out, we got a badass over here


On January 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

When you say meadery, do you mean the manor? I am in riften, and cannot find the meadery, and when i walk inside the manor, this guys like GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!


On January 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Tired of hearing him say same crap over, but love leveling up. I finished reading all comments and getting ready to brush my teeth while tapping the button. Thank god for wireless controllers, can’t wait to reach level freaking 100 speech


On January 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Lion you remind me of an awsome comic called LFG. The specific one being this comic but ive gotten up to 87 through all this crap… also i think he dies after this… because he does dissapear… or atleast he did for me…I guess Maven does not like people telling their minds… Hes probably like the other 3 at the bottom of Lake Honrich.


On January 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Buzz the building for the meadery is between the forge and the pawned prawn trader.


On January 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Worked awsome but takes a long time. Very much wortg a half an hour since at level 70 shops still screw you on prices.

KFC finger licking good

On January 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm

mute tv just take my advise and put a dip in while i was just pressing A for 30 mins


On January 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Read all comments, went from 36-83. I’m an average reading speed. Working fine for the Xbox360.


On January 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Left the room to grab a pizza pocket and a flavored water, came back, i was 100. Thanks for the tips. (:


On January 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

Did this while reading comments, i’ve leveled a couple of times (was 22 when I began talking to him) but I got up to talk to my brother in the next room while spamming the A button and when I was walking back into my room I heard the sound of gold coins and realized I had somehow scrolled up and asked him what he had for sale… and spent a couple thousand gold in the process. Small price to pay for the most bull skill in the game to max out in less than an hour! whoop!

Dark Elf

On January 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

Speech only went from 26-45 while reading comments, I read too fast…a good glitch though


On January 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

just to end everybody’s confusion, 1. the building is next 2 the blacksmith. 2. if it takes more than one talk to level it up one, its because ur too big a speech level for it to level up instantly. 3. its like a normal shop, if you are there after closing hours, its breaking in. 4. the guy dosent dissappear, he only works during working hours. have fun.


On January 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

i think my thumb is now the strongest muscle in my body.


On January 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Had coffee and cigarette while persuading. :)


On January 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

This is dope. Hurrah!


On January 15, 2012 at 4:58 am

Power to the thumb…death to the x button


On January 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

doing it right now leved up twice and went from 20 to 60 speech in a few minutes, btw its not a glicht when u persuade/bribe/sell or buy something from any npc this just gives u thesame options over again.


On January 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Awesome glitch, took controller and it stopped working i figured it was just too far from the xbox, but when i sat back down i realize my batteries died. those were the last 2 AA’s FML


On January 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Awesome glitch! To make things better, while I was doing this, Maven Black-Briar glitched and got stuck behind him the whole time I was doing this!


On January 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

24-69 adding comment so everyone has more comments to read ;)


On January 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

This is ing sweet haha but trying to write this comment while is a challenge xD


On January 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

2nd comment :p btw speech is 64:D


On January 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

omg i love you!! now i can sell all my pickpocketed things to everyone!! great glitch!


On January 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

completely level up speech!!!!!!!!!
hey i found a way to get to level 100 instantly if you have proudspire manor shout in it then wait a couple days outside until you get a note that says to go to lost vally reduot then go to bards leap summit near lost valley redout and save then jump off of the platform and at the bottom there will be a ghost and when you listen to him he will level you up to 100 instaantly


On January 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

Ran out of comments on lvl 95, haha love it :D


On January 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My poor thumb is killing me. Also i reccomend using multiple controllers. My A button jammed at around lv. 60. Great glitch tho!


On January 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

15-100 while reading comments, then blasted him away with a firebolt. I’m such a baddie.


On January 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

awesome glitch, fingers hurt and now im not gonna get ripped off by merchant muhahahahaha also set my game difficulty to novice, come at me dragon bro.


On January 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Only 4 more Speech levels and I will be yelling “HAIL SITHIS!” to this bastard with a dagger drawn…


On January 22, 2012 at 2:17 am

well, ran out of comments at about 85, thats 35 lvls so far


On January 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

From 51-93 while reading. Went up like 3 levels with this :) sweeeet thanks bro!

caster troy

On January 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

84 from 31 this site wins and thank u. take a poll if u killed him after u were done!


On January 24, 2012 at 4:05 am

22-80 after reading ‘em all. Eff.


On January 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

my thumb was about to fall of afterwards but it was well worth it.


On January 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

43-100 while reading comments and making kool-aid, great glitch! also leveled up from 43-47 doing this, and now my 14K gold in stolen can be sold! TY!


On January 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

26 to 100 in a little less than a half hour. Dead thumb guys…ever think of using a different finger? haha…F that speech crap.


On January 27, 2012 at 6:35 am

Can someone call me an ambulance, because I think I might have lost my thumb


On January 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I was able to do this on my PS3, but have updated PC version to 1.4.2 beta and it appears that they’ve broken (err… fixed) this.


On January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm



On January 29, 2012 at 2:25 am

This caused 3 things for me.

1. I got 100 Speech.

2. I lost a fair amount of skin on my thumb.

3. I managed to drives my brother insane with the repetition.


On January 29, 2012 at 4:01 am

Worked like a champ, hit 100 in about 30 min but sooooo worth it!


On January 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

Pro tip, Use a guest controller so your A button is okay when you are done.


On January 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

tthis is ing boss went from 35 -100 ohm he’s the bartender


On January 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

For easy level up and money make iron daggers and enchant them with stamina or health damage


On January 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Had to mute my TV cause it got repetitive lol.


On January 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I feel like I took an arrow to the thumb after doing this. But ooooh so worth it.


On January 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

omg i love you. This saves me a lot of cave hunting. THANK YOU SO MUCH!


On January 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

i wish i found this sooner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On January 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

25 to 82 then ran out of comments so heres another one for ya

Black berries

On February 1, 2012 at 3:53 am

Hahahaha this is awesome just did it while walking around the house eating and my family like wtf?.. :)


On February 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

paid my brother to press it for me.


On February 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Maven was litterly right behind him when he told me the truth xD


On February 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Yep, he is getting a dagger in the back as soon as this is done with. I might just dump his body in Lake Honrich for good measure.


On February 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Studied for a test this whole time lol. Great glitch, thank you! At 99 I got told to leave, went outside and a guard approached me, persuaded him and got to level 100. Thank god I’m a level 38 and have the main quest finished or I’d be screwed lol.


On February 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Done now! This is an awesome exploit of the game! Death to the Stormcloaks and hail the Aldmeri Dominion xD


On February 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

Chuck Norris thumb looks up to my thumb as a hero after doing this glitch…


On February 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Went from lvl 20 to lvl 100 in speech and didnt finish reading the comments. Also i went from lvl 17 to lvl 24


On February 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

50 to 99 while reading comments.


On February 8, 2012 at 4:49 am

She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….She’s an absolute p………Why, just this last week I was c………OKAY LOOK……..I’m th………Just take my advice…….



On February 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hmm, I’m not going to be a and say glitch is a waste of; because it’s not! The problem is, enemies become stronger according to your skill level if you level up 10-15 levels by doing this by only leveling up in SPEECH. You are going to have some issues where combat’s concerned..

Just a warning.

But definitely a great glitch (:

Fake Name Here

On February 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

I think my thumb needs surgery. Great glitch!


On February 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

He’s getting a fireball to the face as soon as i’m done.

lets just say dave

On February 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Now i can selll firewood for 5 gold per piece and i have 500
Wood so that means a cool 2500 gold instead of only 1000


On February 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

22-75 while reading comments… I read too fast. lol. Love the glitch, though.


On February 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

lol went from 49-100 by the time i finished comments xD


On February 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

went from level 52 to level 84. hopefully i’ll get less screwed buying and seling things now. here’s one more comment for you all


On February 15, 2012 at 4:21 am

25-94 In around 30 mins… upgraded stamina/health each lvl up so i dont get as pwned in combat… awesomesauce glitch!


On February 15, 2012 at 4:57 am

Works perfectly, went from level 66 to 100. Only cost me a thumb and half an hour. Also went from level 45 overall to 46/7 I think. Ran out of comments, so added this one. Awesome glitch, don’t feel bad about doing this. It seems that the amount of gold that the traders have normally should level up as you do, that would be sensible.


On February 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

got from 27 to 93


On February 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

Did this until level 74 and then he started attacking me because I was trespassing. As I ran outside the homeless woman in Riften killed him. I’m sad


On February 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I used to use glitches like you, till I took an arrow to the knee


On February 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Best thing ever! I played temple run for half an hour awww yeah playa! Also decided to add a comment for you guys to feast upon but I only got to 77 from 22 while doing this so don’t read too fast!


On February 19, 2012 at 2:49 am

i used to play legit like you then i found this glitch in my knee


On February 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Just finished the comments and just hit 96 from 31. Now i actually like speech, but this guy must die.


On February 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

went from level 41 to 89 in about 30 minutes now all i need is a new thumb


On February 22, 2012 at 3:18 am

Just finished leveling speech about 11hrs ago. Took about 30minutes, went from lvl 21 to 28 by the time I hit 100 speech. Make sure you spend your level options toward health. Save the perks, you need them for speech, so you can sell anything to anybody! Save the perks also for enchanting! I then used the hidden chest beside the iron-side mine in Dawnstar to get some fast gems & cash.(read up on how to get it repliensh every 48hrs). Smithed about 60 iron daggers (using blacksmith in dawnstar), and enchanted (using arcane table in dawnstar) with absorb health (each sold for about 700-800),which helped level enchanting to 80.I sold my daggers to make money to buy different enchanted items to disenchant and help boost enchanting skill, buy more filled soul gems, along with searching for the fortify enchantment, which showed up on a necklace at some point. Using the potion enchanting philter (obtained from college arch mage quarters on top floor) and was able to use the fortify destruction cost of use 25% less on a ring, necklace, armor(chest/robe), helmet. I’m at level 33 now and enchant is about 87.

Whew! if you read all of that you should have a few more levels on speech now! Smithing is a great way to earn cash fast!! I bought the iron ingots from different blacksmiths, and leather strips to speedup the game, instead of mining! If you’ve been pickpocketing well, you should have the Extra pockets perk(+100 on carry), it helps when you replenish the chest. Remember you can get pickpocket up finding a few enchanted items with 25% or 15% chance increase on pickpocket

Pat W

On February 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

pro tips for everyone::***



On February 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Ho. Ly. FUUUUCKKK!!! Wanna mute this geezer but wheres the damn remote FMFL


On February 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

25 to 100 right on finishing comments lol

a help to the people :D

twisted saviour

On February 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

i’m using a turbo pad with a toothpick holding A in while i read your comments rank 100 here i come


On March 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I was doin this for a while with my tv muted and looked up and was standing outside the jaol what happened O_o


On March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

Complete newbie here.. Love the cheat. But 1 question.. Just reached 100 and ive loads of perks to spend… Do i spend them all on the different speech trades or just certain ones?


On March 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

lv16 to 83 whilst reading comments. this workaround is awsome. thankyou

Jake Jake

On March 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Ran out of comments at 93. Took Alea with me and leveled archery from 31 to 64 as well as leveling my toon from 34 to 39. THANKS.


On March 9, 2012 at 11:07 am

Great glitch. Had been trying to find the best way to level speech. Tired of getting ripped off by all the vendors. The level scaling is not that drastic IMO. Wondering if I stop and come back later if i will be able to continue exploiting this guy.


On March 14, 2012 at 1:11 am

went from 30 to 95 while reading the comments :)


On March 15, 2012 at 3:10 am

took a glitch to the knee lol


On March 17, 2012 at 1:08 am

Hey my speech was 18 when i did it and it worked?!


On March 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

Bout freakin time i get tired of that guy, i swear imma kill em whe i get done here this gonna bring a whole new meaning to flame on >:)


On March 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Sweet, it works just fine, thanks!


On March 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

totally watching Cowboy Bebop and doing this at the same time. best thing ever.


On March 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

24-66 by the end of the comments. ing legit.


On March 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Well this is less of a glitch considering howhard it is to really make use on it, makes leveling this normally very hard, 19 was the highest I got while playing this game for past few days.

Also, this might be no-brainer, but make sure you use Thief Stone and have Well Rested active effects to have that nice..was it 35%? bonus to experience gains,

82 speach atm, still long way to go : ) cheers


On March 22, 2012 at 5:05 am

to increase conjuration to 100, simply kill a random NPC or creature, than use soul trap on its dead body. do this lots of times to increase it to 100. took me about 35 min. It does not matter about the size of the soul,as the creature must be dead for the glitch to work.


On March 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

did this and it took along time but worried about ppl hurting me alot based on combatt

Hugh Jass

On March 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

OK, but seriously, who IS that NPC in the image at the top of the page?


On March 23, 2012 at 6:01 am

Gonna try this tomorrow. Does speech skill really affect trading that much even though you don’t spend even one skill point on any speech perk?


On March 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I think that may be Susanna the wicked.


On June 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

doesn't work for me

Daniel Lane

On June 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Another way to get to the 100 skill lvl of speech is the following

If you find yourself at 90 skill lvl you can find your most expensive weapon (one that costs 1000g+) and sell it to a vendor and then buy it back, then sell it again and buy it back. Rinse and repeat this method to level up your speech, normally about 10x buy and sell = 1 speech skill lvl (although it does depend on the value of the item being bought / sold)

The only downside to this method is that you will have to spend a lot of cash to get to the required lvl ie. 100

Warning: there is also a glitch whereby when you have sold the item back and forth and the vendor has something like 30,000g be very wary as when you try sell your unwanted gear to get the cash back they don’t give you any cash but do take your item.

on the whole if you can stand to spend (and potentially lose) 30,000g then you can reach skill lvl 100 using this method.

The above method did not work for me, maybe there has been a change with the latest update.

You could also travel to ‘Bard’s leap summit’ and jump from the top into the water below, a ghostly bard appears. talk to him and he will grant you 2 skill levels for free.

—That’s all she wrote—


On July 8, 2012 at 7:23 am

Still works for me, and my game has all of the patches available.


On July 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

your speech has to be at 25 to succeed at the persuasion check. you have to succeed for the cheat to work. bribe him than persuade him with of a speech of 25 (ps3 version)


On August 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

use the skill points on the left on speech, when you get to 100 the skills on the right will all work even tho you havent picked them.


On November 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

Still works! November 2012.


On December 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

Wow dis thing is awesome…!!Still works…Went all the way from Speech level 24 to Speech level 100 in 40 mins He HE \m/!!


On January 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm

If you want to level up to 100 but don’t want to have to click the button 700 times to finish this, below is a an autohotkey script to jump through the menus for you. It’s free download. Once it’s installed, make a new text file in notepad and save it as speech.ahk. (have to turn on “show file extensions” to change from .txt to .ahk. Paste the scripts into notpads and save the file. If autohotkey is installed, you should be able to start the script by right clicking the ahk file and saying “run”, but don’t do it yet..

Get Ungrien to the talk screen where you have three options, (what’s for sale, tell me about, and What makes Black Briar). Leave option one “what’s for sale” highlighted. Alt-tab out of the game and start up the script. Return ot the game and press the “g” key on your keyboard. When you are done leveling up, alt-tab out again, find the autohotkey symbol (green A) by your clock. Right click it and exit.

KeyWait, g, D
mycount = 8

loop {
if (mycount < 7) {
send {Enter}

else {
send {Down}{Enter}
sleep, 1000


On January 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Read all the comments, smoked a cig, and walked around a bit. Went from 25 or so to 100 in a reasonable amount of time. He’s an absolute pleasure to talk to for a solid 25-30 minutes. Why, just this last week I completed Skyrim for the first time, without having even 30 speech. Okay look, it wasn’t all that great but it’s worth it. I’m- Just take my advice and get to the meadery while you can.


On January 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Just did my taxes and finished painting a to scale depiction of the last supper on my way to level one hundo.


On January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Awesome Glitch! Any tips for raising the descaling?


On January 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

I know this is an old topic but it is the best glitch ever! Muhahaha!


On January 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm

still works!

jan 2012


On February 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

Are you people bashing your controllers? My button and my thumb is fine, lvl. 25ish to 79.


On March 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

It doesn’t work anymore..


On April 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

today, April 2013 update removes this is there another place you can go


On April 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

Not working for me…Tried everything. I’m currently 33 speech…can’t get the tell me about selection after i do it once… what’s the problem?


On April 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

hey question on my ps3 the guy wont persuade more than once in black-briar meadery i tred to talk to every one in their im higher than 25 speech so im kinda frustrated


On April 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

patched :(


On May 2, 2013 at 7:10 am



On May 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

Since the last patch on PS3, this glitch doesnt work anymore, only lets u choose that option when talking to him once


On May 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

This no longer works as of the most recent patch.


On June 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Note, this is patched


On June 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

i have 25 speech and have tried bribing and persuading but the option goes away after the first time instead of reaccuring


On June 12, 2013 at 11:46 am

Does this really actually work?


On July 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

This works, but unfortunately if you get the game of year version they actually fixed this glitch. Because you now only could choose the option once. However, you can still easily level up your magi and weapons at the beginning of the game by attacking the stormcloak or imperial you are teamed up with. It takes a long time for the magi to level up but is worth it if you want to be a mage and want strong magic at the beginning of the game.


On July 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Ungrien can be found upstairs in the bunkhouse… Also look up the Oghma Infinium glitch to lvl all skills. Just follow the main questline. You can get a lot of blades swords in the room across from alduins wall


On August 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

And this is why steam sucks ass… patched.


On August 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

Steam isn’t the only one. Xbox patched it as did the PlayStation.

Okay Look... I'm the

On September 21, 2013 at 8:50 am

Leveled from 25-82 reading the comments. Luckily I’m really very good at typing with my left hand. A lot of practice in front of the computer… it also helped level my thumbs and the various fingers on my right hand!

I recommend reaching at LEAST level 40 wanking skill before trying this ;)

I’m the


On October 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

Patched when you buy legendary edition :(


On December 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm

not working for me


On December 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

it didnt work for me i succeeded and the option never showed up again


On February 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

This stopped working with the expansions.


On February 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm

what did they fix this or what it does not work anymore


On July 19, 2014 at 4:48 am

So I found another glitch by accident. I was doing the thieves quest line. You need to have started the quest Dampened Spirits. You will be asked to go to Honningbrew and will have to talk to Sabjorn. Save before talking to him in case you mess up. You will eventually end up to a list of options that include using persuasion and intimidation. For me I have been using intimidation because when i use persuasion it will not work, he will basically say that he does not operate that way, meaning it will fail. Once you click the option to intimidate then immediately close out and click on Sabjorn to talk to him again. You will be brought back to the beginning of the conversation. Just keep repeating until 100. It will take time, but it is free. I have been using this method after the patch. The one given above on this site wont work anymore because of the patch.

Smith, C

On September 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

This has been patched. You can’t do it anymore with the latest updates.


On November 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Sabjorn works well if it is convenient for your current playthrough, as it requires an active quest with the Thieves Guild.
Dampened Spirits quest, Sabjorn NPC – Intimidate/Persuade him (persuade if high enough), and after your selection just close the conversation with him. Speaking with him again will initiate the same dialoug, much like the patched method mentioned on this article.
Save often, as it could be easy for you to mess up, as Sabjorns dialog will~ irreversibly continue if you do not close the dialog with him after selecting persuade or intimidate.

Thanks Cmb for sharing, as I had not seen this method mentioned for post 1.9 speech leveling before stumbling upon the comment above.

Some Guy

On February 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm

when i bribe hime the first time i go in i cant do it again why the h not the “tell me about maven” thingy isnt there fuuuu

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On June 29, 2015 at 5:48 am

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