This guide will show you how to reach character level 81 and get skill level 100 in ALL skills in a single day. No cheats or hacks, just a glitch. Works on PCs and consoles! This is definitely one of the most useful glitches in the game for players who don’t mind exploiting them.
Before we get started, be advised that to complete the quest involved in this process your character must be at level 15 or higher.
This process is carried out using a book called ‘Ohgma Infinium’. This item can be obtained by completing the quest ‘Discerning the Transmundane’, obtained from a scholar near the city of Winterhold. This book will raise all of your skills in any one of the three categories of stealth, magic or combat by 5 points (when you go to read it you will be asked to select from the options: The Path of Shadows, The Path of Magic or The Path of Might), but we’re going to show you how to use it to get all of them to level 100. If you happen to already have the book and have NOT read it yet, skip to step 5.
Fast travel or take a carriage to the city of Winterhold. Once you have arrived, head in the direction of the College of Winterhold, but instead of heading up the ramp leading to the entrance, head down the path to the right. Keep going down this path until you come to a river like area and begin moving across the body of water. Soon you should come across chunks of ice on the water’s surface forming a path. Head across this to the north. Sometimes you will have to swim. Eventually a symbol will appear on your compass; head towards it.
You will eventually arrive at a location called Septimus Signus’s Outpost. You should see a wooden door in an iceberg. Go through it and you will meet a man inside who happens to be a mad scholar. Talk to him, accept his quest and take the two items he gives you.
Be aware that this quest requires a descent into a dungeon that can be very challenging if your character is not reasonably powerful. It might be a good idea to go back into the city and stock up on some extra health potions or useful magic spells.
Follow the markers on your compass or map (make sure to enable the quest in the journal for them to appear) to reach your objective and charge the Lexicon Signus gave you.
Once you have the charged Lexicon, head back to the outpost and speak to Signus.
To continue past this point, you must be level 15 or higher.
You will now need to obtain blood from the following races: High Elf, Wood Elf, Dark Elf, Falmer and Orc. You can obtain Falmer and Orc from the dungeon you were just in; the Orc’s body is found in a pile of rubble in the twisting/descending staircase part of the dungeon before the fire trap.
You can obtain the blood samples from any individual in Skyrim who is of one of the required races. The easiest way to do it is to simply kill the appropriate civilians in their sleep. If you’re not that kind of character, the Elves you need can be found all over Skyrim. Serpents Bluff Redoubt has a Wood Elf there. Numerous Dark Elves can be found among groups of bandits. If, like me, you hate the Thalmor and don’t mind killing them, their embassy can be found in the mountains near Solitude in the West of Skyrim. Plenty of High Elf blood for the picking. There is also the dead body of a High Elf in Pinewatch, near the start of the dungeon.
If you would like any further advice about obtaining the blood samples please comment.
When you’ve obtained all the blood samples, head back to Septimus Signus’s Outpost and speak to Signus one final time to complete the quest. When the conversation with Signus and the Daedra that appears during this sequence is complete, you will be in possession of the book ‘Ohgma Infinium’. You NOT read it yet. Proceed to the next step.
Take the book to a container/sack that will not constitute theft for you to remove items from (if it does it will say ‘steal’) and perform the following sequence of actions:
- Open the menu for the container.
- Scroll down to your inventory’s books section (that’s your books, not the container’s).
- Read the book to activate its effect.
- DO NOT close the menu.
- Place the book in the container.
- Take it back out of the container, selecting: “Do Not Read” from the options you will get.
- Rinse and repeat without closing the menu.
If this does not work, try it this way instead:
- Go to a bookshelf.
- Press the button to interact with the bookshelf.
- Read the book, which is in your inventory, and close it before the path options appear on the screen.
- Hit the button to store the book immediately after picking your path to place the book on the bookshelf.
- Take the book off the shelf, it doesn’t matter if you close the menu to take it back, selecting: “Do Not Read” from the options you will get.
- Rinse and repeat.
The second method works on the latest patch: 1.3. Tested by Luther on the Xbox 360, 15/12/11.
This can be done until you reach level 100 in all skills in the game, simply by picking a different skill category (stealth, magic or combat) each time you read the book. Or you can stop once your character level reaches 81 (max level). It’s your choice!
This video will demonstrate how it is done:
Thanks for reading! If you need any help at all please comment or post in the forums. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Written and recorded by: Luther