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Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Old 18-11-2011
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Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  

I have a bunch of empty petty/common/grand soul gems. It lets me recharge my enchanted items with empty soul gems and I only have the first enchanting perk, which has nothing to do with recharging. What is the purpose of soul trap and what does Black gems do that others don't? Also, how come when I enchant items it lets me use whatever gem I want? I'm confused.

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Re: Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Soul Trap is where you have a limit (60secs) I think to cast on an enemy if you kill the enemy with that time it will store that enemyís soul into a Soul Gem. These can be used for Enchanting or recharging enchanted items. They come in different shape and sizes and they hold different size souls. A lesser soul gem will only hold a lesser soul I donít know like a mud crab for instance. A Grand Soul gem will hold a soul of a giant for instance. None of these can hold a Persons Soul, Thus Black Soul Gems were created to hold the soul of a person this is still only able to hold a grand soul or less. If you use a grand soul gem to make an enchantment it will be more powerful than if you used a lesser soul gem, as the soul in the grand soul gem is larger. Hope it helps.
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Re: Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

If you are recharging weapons with empty soul gems thatís a bug (a delicious one), each soul, petty, lesser, normal, major, greater has a number behind it, the higher the number the stronger the enchantment you make with it and the more you can recharge a weapon with. You need appropriate sized gems for the appropriate size souls to be harnessed; though you can put a smaller soul in a larger gem. And I honestly donít know what a black soul gem does in this game, in oblivion it was for a quest; donít know if it has any uses specific either than functioning as a normal soul gem.
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Re: Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Soul trap lets you fill the gems with the appropriate level soul. You can either carry a wide variety of gems or use a soul trapping weapon (you'll ID it from the enchant that says something like "If target dies within X seconds, soul is trapped") or using the spell "Soul Trap". For example: Say you run across a cave bear in the wilderness, you get the bear to about 3% health, cast soul trap, bear dies, now the soul fills the "Common Soul Gem." You can now use that filled gem to recharge a magical item, or enchant a new one.
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Re: Confused About Soul Gems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Can you cast soul trap on reanimated people/creatures? Also, could you do this in Oblivion at any level? I remember always paying for recharges? This sounds like a great change in mechanics. Appreciate all the help guys.
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