Skills are character abilities in The Elder Scrolls. These abilities allow the performance of various feats, spells, or attacks. Increasing a skill leads to leveling-up. The more a skill is increased, the more proficient the user becomes at performing it, usually awarding various perks or decreased Magicka costs. Skills have evolved across games, some being combined, improved, or removed altogether.

Skills by game[edit | edit source]

Skills per game[edit | edit source]

Skills Daggerfall Battlespire Morrowind Oblivion Skyrim Online
Acrobatics NO NO YES YES NO
Alchemy NO NO YES YES YES YES
Alteration YES YES YES YES

YES

Archery
(see Marksman)
YES NO NO NO YES YES
Armorer NO NO YES YES NO
Athletics NO NO YES YES NO
Axe YES YES YES NO NO
Backstabbing YES YES NO NO NO
Blade NO NO NO YES NO
Block NO NO YES YES YES
Blunt Weapon/Blunt YES YES YES YES NO
Centaurian YES NO NO NO NO
Climbing YES NO NO NO NO
Conjuration NO NO YES YES YES
Critical Strike YES YES NO NO NO
Daedric YES NO NO NO NO
Destruction YES YES YES YES YES
Dodging YES YES NO NO NO
Dragonish YES NO NO NO NO
Enchant/Enchanting NO NO YES NO YES YES
Etiquette YES NO NO NO NO
Giantish YES NO NO NO NO
Hand-to-Hand YES YES YES YES NO
Harpy YES NO NO NO NO
Heavy Armor NO NO YES YES YES YES
Illusion YES YES YES YES YES
Impish YES NO NO NO NO
Jumping
(see Acrobatics)
YES YES NO NO NO
Light Armor NO NO YES YES YES YES
Lockpicking
(see Security)
YES NO NO NO YES
Long Blade YES YES YES NO NO
Marksman
(see Archery)
NO NO YES YES NO
Medical YES NO NO NO NO
Medium Armor NO NO YES NO NO YES
Mercantile YES NO YES YES NO
Missile Weapon NO YES NO NO NO
Mysticism
(see Thaumaturgy)
NO NO YES YES NO
Nymph YES NO NO NO NO
One-Handed NO NO NO NO YES
Orcish YES NO NO NO NO
Pickpocket YES NO NO NO YES
Restoration YES YES YES YES YES
Running
(see Athletics)
YES NO NO NO NO
Security
(see Lockpicking)
NO NO YES YES NO
Short Blade YES YES YES NO NO
Smithing
(see Armorer)
NO NO NO NO YES YES
Sneak
(see Stealth)
NO NO YES YES YES
Spear NO NO YES NO NO
Speechcraft/Speech NO NO YES YES YES
Spriggan YES NO NO NO NO
Stealth
(see Sneak)
YES YES NO NO NO
Streetwise YES NO NO NO NO
Swimming YES YES NO NO NO
Thaumaturgy
(see Mysticism)
YES YES NO NO NO
Two-Handed NO NO NO NO YES YES
Unarmored NO NO YES NO NO

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