Skyrim: Max Out Your Archery Skill for Free
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Maybe it’s not so much a cheat as taking advantage of the trust of another character in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but a little trick discovered by YouTube user QuebecGaming1 lets you power level your Archery skill without any effort or net cost.
The trick becomes available when you reach Riverwood, which is your first real location after the opening sequence of the game. When you arrive, you’ll be able to speak with an archer/woodcutter called Faendal. Look for him by the mill most of the time. After you find him, you can recruit him as a companion (which is also handy because, as I’ve read on the Internet [although have not independently verified], he can’t be killed). You can also ask him to train you in archery, which allows you to boost your rank as many as five times per level if you’re willing to pay.
Recruit Faendal as a companion and then ask him to train you in archery. With companions, you’re able to ask them to carry inventory items for you, and that lets you access their inventory and make changes. In the case of Faendal, any gold he has on his person — including the gold you’d pay him to train you in archery — he keeps in his inventory. Which means once he’s your companion, you can hand him gold for training, then open his inventory and take it back. That means you can boost your archery skill insanely high for absolutely nothing.
Check out QuebecGaming1′s video, embedded above, for more, and check out his YouTube channel while you’re at it.