THREAD: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich in Skyrim
  1. 01-10-2012, 12:48 AM
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    Well welcome to my second guide everyone, this ones going to be into quite a bit detail, and will constantly be under construction adding new methods all of the time!
    How this thread will work:
    I will be putting up different pages with a different money making method on each page. It will be given an estimate of money being able to made/hour, and personal rating. Well, hope this guide helps you get that gucci swagger you have always dreamed of.... erm I mean daedric.

    [multipage= Solitude Arrows Method]
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    So what you are wanting to do is head to solitude, and find the archers in the picture above.
    Directions:
    When entering/spawning in Solitude, go straight and on the left you will see flat stairs going up. Follow those up to the top and go through the little arch and you should see the archers.

    What to do:
    -Go to the archers and look for the archer that is actually shooting arrows.
    -Then go to the target he is shooting at, and take all of the arrows.
    -Wait a minute and take all of the arrows in the target again.
    -Repeat until satisfied.

    Rating: 3/10
    Estimate Gold/h: 700-1000

    Tips:
    -Although this is not the fastest method of making money, it can be very efficient to archers who are starting with no money.
    -Pickpocket the archer, and swap the iron arrows for more expensive arrows. This can sufficiently raise the profit you make by up to 10x.



    Credits to oO_LiiMiiTZz-- and whoever else posted it.
    [multipage= Dawnstar Chest Method]
    This is one of the easiest ways to make money in this game, and the easiest! What your going to do is enter/spawn in Dawnstar, and look for the Khajiit Caravan (at the beginning of Dawnstar). If they are not there rest(simulate) days at a time until they appear.

    What to do:
    -Make sure the Khajiit Caravan are at the entrance of Dawnstar
    -Talk to the merchant lady
    -See what she has to offer and exit out of the conversation
    -Find the chest (in the video below)
    -Sell the best items for profit!
    -Wait 48 hours, repeat.



    Rating: 9/10
    Estimated Gold/h: 100,000+

    Tips:
    -Make sure you have a lot of weight room left
    -Take everything enchanted
    -Take all ingots
    -Take the 750 gold.

    [multipage= Skyforge Chest Method]
    This is a pretty cool method on getting money... cool as in our able to get out of whiterun!
    To start off, enter/spawn in Whiterun.

    What to do:


    Rating: 6/10
    Estimated Gold/h: 2,500+

    Tips:
    -Slower than the Dawnstar chest
    -Takes about 7 minutes to get to the chest, sell everything, and wait 48 hours.

    [multipage= Iron Dagger Method]
    This money making guide is a good way to make high amounts of money, and improve your smithing and enchanting. Where you will need to start off in is Whiterun (reccomended). It is also reccomended that you have bought as many iron ingots as you could before hand.

    Requirements:
    -Iron Ingots
    -Soul Gems
    -Good Enchantments

    What to do:
    -Go to Whiterun.
    -Go to the smithing shop on your right hand side.
    -Smith as many iron daggers as possible
    -Head over to Dragonreach
    -Go to the magic shop in the castle
    -Enchant all of those daggers with the most expensive enchantment
    -Sell the daggers
    -Repeat



    Rating: 9/10
    Estimated Gold/h: 150,000+

    Tips:
    -Refresh 48 hours for shops to restock their ingots
    -There are 3 places to buy iron ingots in Whiterun: The smithing shop, inside, and outside, and at the skyforge.

    [multipage= No Stone Unturned Quest]
    Well this is more of a quest than a method, but easily a necessity.
    What is this?
    When you finish the quest "No Stone Unturned" you gain access to Prowlers Profit.
    Whats prowlers profit?
    Prowler's Profit: Greater chance of finding additional gems in chests.

    So how does this help me?
    Any chest you find, it is ALMOST guaranteed that you will find some sort of gem. It may not seem like much, but it adds up really quickly.

    Whats no stone unturned?
    Its a quest that you get when you find an Unusual Gem, and get it appraised by Vex(thieves guild) and she gives you a quest to find 23 others.

    Where are the other stones?
    1 Whiterun Whiterun Catacombs (In the first room, go down the left stairs and it will be to your left, next to a skeleton.) The catacombs are located within the Hall of the Dead.
    2 Whiterun Dragonsreach (Jarl's room)
    3 Whiterun Jorrvaskr (Kodlak's room)
    4 Solitude Blue Palace (Jarl's room)
    5 Solitude Proudspire Manor (must be purchased for 25 000 gold)(Proudspire Manor can be entered through the patio door using the Solitude Fletcher's key, so the manor does not need to be purchased to obtain this stone.)
    6 Riften Mistveil Keep (Jarl's room)
    7 Windhelm Palace of the Kings Upstairs (Wuunferth's Room at the end of the hall)
    8 Windhelm House of Clan Shatter-Shield
    9 Markarth The Treasury House (end table in Thonar's bedroom, which is the left from the front door)
    10 Markarth Understone Keep - Dwemer Museum (on a table in the first room to the left)
    11 College of Winterhold Arch-Mage's Quarters (access may be gained at the end of the Under Saarthal quest)
    12 Dead Crone Rock On the stone table opposite dragon word wall.
    13 Black-Briar Lodge East of Riften (top floor bedroom, next to bed)
    14 Ansilvund Burial Chambers Northeast of Shor's Stone and due north of Riften.
    15 Stony Creek Cave Just North of the Ansilvund Burial Chambers (last room on the table)
    16 Rannveig's Fast After falling down the trapdoor in front of the chest and Dragon Word Wall
    17 Fellglow Keep Northeast of Whiterun (straight up the stairs and to the right)
    18 Dainty Sload Ship along the coast southeast of the Solitude(last room on the table)
    19 Sunderstone Gorge On the table with two bodies in front of the Dragon Word Wall.
    20 Yngvild The island northeast of Dawnstar (bedroom behind the throne in Yngvild Throne room)
    21 Hob's Fall Cave On the northern coast, directly between Dawnstar and Winterhold. Near the alchemy set.
    22 Thalmor Embassy Elenwen's Solar on the second floor.
    23 Pinewatch Bandit's Sanctuary In a house west of Helgen there is a secret hideout accessible from the basement. (found in a locked room in the Bandit's Sanctuary)
    24 Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary On the dresser in Astrid's room. Still accessible after the Death Incarnate quest.


    Happy treasure hunting friends! Credits to Genocide- for the idea!

    [multipage= Woodcutters Method]
    Yes, you guessed, this is a guide on woodcutting. It is pretty basic but heres a guide.

    Locate a woodcutters axe (buy it from a store, or find one lying around) then look for a woodcutting block.
    There's one in Riverwood by the mill if you're struggling.
    Activate the block and your character will start chopping.
    Each 'chop' earns you 2 pieces of firewood, which you can then sell for 5 gold each.
    This is a decent way of making money, as 18 blocks of wood(three chopping sessions) will get you 90 gold in total.

    Rating: 4/10
    Estimated Gold/h: 3600+



    [multipage= Book Dupe Method]
    Fast travel to Winterhold and head Southwest to the Sightless Pit (DO NOT ENTER THE PIT). Then climb up the mountain a bit and you will find an alter with a skeleton on it. Take the shield in front of it and the skeleton will come alive with two others behind it. kill them and search the skeleton that was on the alter. he will have a book on him but don't take it. instead exit and re-loot him there will be two books, exit and re-loot and there will be 3 books and so on can be sold at 19 gold for low levels. repeat until you have as many as you can carry and go and sell them at a store and there you go easy money.

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    Rating: 7/10
    Estimated Gold/h: N/A (Will be updated)
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  3. 05-26-2012, 08:22 AM
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    Interesting, and helpful.
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    Nice thread im gonna go pick this up tommorow
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    Just thought this should help people too, it's my thread on the armor dupe: You must login or register to view this content. I made 100,000+ gold from it and thought it should go somewhere in here as it defantly will help people.
  6. 06-15-2012, 03:55 AM
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    You are dumb if you think selling enchanted daggers makes more money than the chest under skyforge...

    you can sit under the skyforge and collect 1k then wait 48 hours collect another, and another, and another, takes about 20-30 seconds per 1k...

    comes out to well over 100,000 in an hour.

    On the other hand, you need tons of iron ingots and leather to make the daggers, then you need soul gems...

    You might make like 150,000... but you spend near that to begin with.

    *whistle*
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    nice. I just pick up expensive stuff from dungeons and sell it. I'm about 40k right now. I f i ever get bored I'll use these.. Thanks man!
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    Very helpfull, thanks !
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    Sweeet Thanks Happy
  11. 08-23-2012, 10:39 PM
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    This is a great guide.