For this stat in other games, see Stamina and Fatigue.
"Stamina is used to sprint and execute power attacks. Sprinting in Heavy Armor uses more stamina than sprinting in Light Armor or clothing."
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Stamina is the character's physical energy, used to perform various strenuous activities, particularly power attacks, bashing, or sprinting. If stamina has been depleted the stamina bar will flash and the character is unable to perform these activities. The green bar in the bottom right of the screen shows the current status of stamina. The base Stamina value for all races is 100 points.

Frost spells will drain a target's stamina, slowing the victim to a sluggish movement speed. This is extremely effective against fast-moving enemies that possess large amount of stamina, such as giants and mammoths.


The amount of stamina depends on the character's level. Each time the hero levels, a choice is offered to add ten points to stamina, or to another attribute. Selecting to increase stamina at level-up increases carry weight by five.


Options for restoring stamina include:




This section contains bugs related to Stamina (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   If the Dragonborn quicksaves while sprinting, and then stops sprinting and quickloads at the same time, they may have unlimited stamina. To fix this, they can fast travel away.

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  • Sprinting glitch

    4 messages
    • I found out. It wasn't a glitch, it was my controller. But thanks anyway :P
    • I can't spring either, and my Xbox One S is brand new. I know my bumper works in other games too. So there is no sprinting then?
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    • you can only use console commands for pc sorry
    • this video is kinda eh, but the method works and if you don't feel like having unlimited ar...
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