Explain enchanting to a 5 year old...

As title says, explain this process to me. Ive read the manual, but I still dont completely understand...

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So you take an item to the enchanting table, this is where you break down enchanted item. Okay, so I have a shield with resist fire... I destroy the shield and learn the enchantment. This is where im a little foggy...

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You can then enchant an item with that new learned enchantment, but what does the "charge scroller" do when you adjust the.... charges?

what happens if you choose a low/ or high charge?

what IS a charge?

when do the soul gems come into play

how do you fill the soul gems?

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If you can answer ANY questions that would be great, Ill be better off than where I am now!

 

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The charge is how often it can be used and think the power of it like higher charge means enchantment will last longer without being recharged

Don't know much I never enchant items on my own

Enchantement ? Enchanment !!! (i loved the dwarf and his adopted son that can enchant in Dragons Age)

Enchantment!!

Larger soul gems give your enchantment stronger "powers".

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You fill soul gems by killing people with an soul enchantment on your weapon. ( Ex. if an enemy dies within 3 seconds you get there soul. something along those lines) I found an imperial bow that was enchanted with this.) * Or you can just buy/find them with souls already in them.

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Haven't found out if you can adj. an enchantment? You may have to add a new one? Not sure, haven't tried it yet.

Charges basically boils down to how many times you can use an enchanted weapon before it needs to be recharged. The slider determines that. If you want a high-power weapon, you can boost it's enchanted damage output, but you sacrifice uses, basically, your weapon runs out of magic more quickly. You recharge weapons by using soul gems. Soul gems can be used to capture the soul of a creature (not a human) and that creature's soul can then be used for enchanting or recharging an enchanted weapon. To capture the soul of a creature, you need to trap its soul. This can be done via a Soul Trap spell that can be cast on the creature before you kill it. If you kill the creature while the Soul Trap spell is active, the creature's soul will be delivered into one of your soul gems. 

You sure you can't capture a human soul? Used my bow with the soul trap enchantment and it says no gem large enough. Biggest gem i had was a common at the time. I've seen large ones for sell tho.

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You sure you can't capture a human soul? Used my bow with the soul trap enchantment and it says no gem large enough. Biggest gem i had was a common at the time. I've seen large ones for sell tho.

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Capturing human souls requires a Black Soul Gem, and,- if Skyrim is anything like Oblivion in this case-, is generally considered to be an Evil act.

A few things to remember with your enchantments..

The enchantment you learn generally needs to be put on a similar item. What I mean is, if you break down a Shield of Shock Resist and learn the Resist Shock enchantment, you won't then be able to put it on a sword, you would put it on another shield.

When you enchant, you'll first select the item you want to enchant. Then you will chose the enchantment and the power of that enchantment. If you put the slider all the way to the left, the item will have the maximum amount of charges, but the effect will be as weak as possible. If you put the slider all the way to the right, the effect will be far more powerful, but you will have less total charges. So if you put fire damage on a sword, putting it all the way to the left will make it do 1 pt of Fire Damage and it will have like 300 charges. If you put it all the way right, it will do 14 or so damage but with 50 or 60 charges. These aren't the exact numbers, just examples.

When you hit someone with the sword, it will add the fire damage and take away 1 charge. When the item reaches zero charges it's not destroyed, it's just out of charges. You can still use the sword, you just won't do the fire damage until you recharge the item. To recharge it, you look at it in your inventory and press the RB button. You will then have to pick a filled Soul Gem to use to re-charge the item.

Soul Gems can be purchased in stores or you can fill them yourself. The easiest way of course is to just buy filled gems, but that can get a bit expensive. If you wish to fill your own Soul Gems, I recommend you do the following..

You want to find a Weapon with Soul Stealing. These weapons will say that they capture the soul of the target. They often sell a bow like this in the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun. Buy the weapon, take it to the Enchanter and destroy it to learn the Soul Capture ability. Enchant a Sword with that ability and set the slider to 1 second so you get the most possible charges. All you do then is equip this sword, put some empty soul gems in your inventory and go out in the world. Kill all the wolves, deer, mud crabs, etc that you find with the sword and fill all your Soul Gems. You can then use those to make new magic items or recharge your existing ones. That should keep you set up with a steady supply of Filled Gems.

Hope some of that helps you!

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You sure you can't capture a human soul? Used my bow with the soul trap enchantment and it says no gem large enough. Biggest gem i had was a common at the time. I've seen large ones for sell tho.

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Capturing human souls requires a Black Soul Gem, and,- if Skyrim is anything like Oblivion in this case-, is generally considered to be an Evil act.

[/quote] Thanks for the knowledge. I also talked to nelacar at winterhold and he gave me a little more info. White souls come from creatures and black souls are from humans.

Enchanting makes a weapon magical.

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