Common questions

Can you get the Skeleton Key in Skyrim?

Can you get the Skeleton Key in Skyrim?

Acquisition. It can be obtained from Mercer Frey at the end of the Thieves Guild quest Blindsighted. In order to complete the remaining quests for the Guild, the Skeleton Key must be returned in the Twilight Sepulcher.

What can you unlock with the Skeleton Key in Skyrim?

Keeping the Skeleton Key just gives you an unbreakable lockpick. You can get the same benefit from the “Unbreakable” perk in the Lockpicking skill tree at 100 skill.

Can I dupe the Skeleton Key?

No, you can’t. The skeleton key isn’t that important and lockpicking isn’t that important or hard for that matter. The powers you get from completing the quest are pretty cool and make up for it.

What quest gives you the Skeleton Key?

Blindsighted quest
The Skeleton Key is a quest reward for completing the Blindsighted quest for the Thieves’ Guild. This is actually considered a miscellaneous item, not an key. The key is an enchanted lockpick that is unbreakable. However, if you complete the Thieves’ Guild’s main quest, you will lose this item.

What happens if you dont return the skeleton key?

You get to keep the key but the quest can’t be completed until you return it. There’s no punishment for it, you just can’t take your place as the leader of the guild so you’re not given the guild master armor set and the key to the tribute chest.

Can you become guild master without returning the skeleton key?

It is recommended to not return the Skeleton Key until either reaching the Unbreakable lockpick perk, or are able to become the Thieves Guild Guildmaster, as the Skeleton Key must be returned to do that. After the completion of this quest, a shrine to Nocturnal will appear in the Thieves Guild Cistern.

How do you keep the Skeleton Key in Skyrim?

The Dragonborn can easily keep the Skeleton Key until the perk Unbreakable is unlocked, a perk which requires 100 in the Lockpicking skill tree. There are several places where lock picking can be increased, such as the training chests in the Thieves Guild, and the several locked display cabinets in the Dwemer Museum.

Can I get back the Skeleton Key?

Unless you use the console there is no way to get the Skeleton Key back. However, if you’ve got high enough lockpicking and have invested some perks that way, you could always grab the “Unbreakable” perk, which makes regular lockpicks work the same way as the skeleton key.’

Should I return the Skeleton Key?

The skeleton key is an unbreakable key that you have to return in order to continue with the Thieves questline. However, you can keep the skeleton key until you get the unbreakable pick perk, then continue the Thieves questline.

How do you replace a skeleton key?

In order to have a skeleton key made you need to be able to remove one of the skeleton key locks. You do this by removing the internal lock and taking it to the locksmith and a reproduction can be made. You can also just replace the skeleton key locks as they are old and not secure.