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Lockpicking is one of the stealth skills that are available in Skyrim. There are 5 different levels of locks: Novice, Apprentice, Adept, Expert, and Master. As you go up in difficultly it gets harder to find the "sweet spot" on the lock.

Use the Mouse to rotate the lockpick, then Wto rotate the lock. When you rotate the lock, the closer the lockpick is to the correct position, the more the lock will rotate before the lockpick breaks. Only when the lockpick is in the correct position will the lock fully rotate and open.

Lock difficulty ranges from Novice (easiest) to Master (very hard). The more difficult the lock, the smaller the correct spot is. The better your lockpick skill, the larger the correct spot will become.

Perks[ | ]

Perks Requirements Description (Ranks)
Novice Locks None Novice locks are much easier to pick.
Apprentice Locks Lockpicking 25, Novice Locks Apprentice locks are much easier to pick.
Quick Hands Lockpicking 40, Apprentice Locks Able to pick locks without being noticed.
Wax Key Lockpicking 50, Quick Hands Automatically gives you a copy of a picked lock's key if it has one.
Adept Locks Lockpicking 50, Apprentice Locks Adept locks are much easier to pick.
Golden Touch Lockpicking 60, Adept Locks Find more gold in chests.
Treasure Hunter Lockpicking 70, Golden Touch 50% greater chance of finding special treasure.
Expert Locks Lockpicking 75, Adept Locks Expert locks are much easier to pick.
Locksmith Lockpicking 80, Expert Locks Pick starts close to the lock opening position.
Unbreakable Lockpicking 100, Locksmith Lockpicks never break.
Master Locks Lockpicking 100, Expert Locks Master locks are much easier to pick.

Trainers[ | ]

Skillbooks[ | ]

Potions[ | ]

Apparel[ | ]

Minor Lockpicking Lockpicking Major Lockpicking Eminent Lockpicking Exteme Lockpicking Peerless Lockpicking

Achievements[ | ]

  • Thief - Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets.