Duplicating Items in Oblivion
To duplicate any item in your inventory, all you need is a bow and at least 2 of any arrow type. To duplicate an item, simply draw your bow, and keeping your bow drawn enter the inventory menu. Then you must unequip the arrows you have equipped (a message will appear saying you cannot unequip weapons until you are done attacking).
After that, find the item you wish to duplicate and drop it. Now, when you exit the inventory the item you dropped to duplicate will appear, with however many duplicates you wanted (number of arrows equipped) and fall to the ground.
This cheat will only work if the number of items duplicated is lower than the number of arrows equipped. Make sure your bow is fully drawn when entering the inventory.
Submitted by: Kris Moran
The basic rule for this is that most enchanted and rare items don't work but there are a few exceptions.
Additional info submitted by: Travis Gardner
Kill Umbra and get her Armor and Sword
To kill Umbra and get her armor/sword just jump on the broken pillar in the square and then shoot her. She gives you Umbra, the soul eating sword.
Submitted by: Niko G.
Increasing Sneak Skill Quickly
To get your sneak skill up easily, go to someones house who is sleeping, go into sneak mode, and run continuously into a wall outside their room.
Submitted by: Skylar Wolfe
Oblivion is a Sandbox - Have Fun
I've noticed that in being so open-ended, many gamers will try to play Oblivion in the same way they played Final Fantasy, or Neverwinter Nights, or Diablo, or any variation of the standard RPG. They think of it as playing a game with standardized functions and goals.
Oblivion is meant to be played as if you were there, living the life of the character you've created. After listening to the viewpoints of those that don't like Oblivion but enjoy other RPGs, it all boils down to the idea of open interpretation. By this I mean when you're so used to being told what to do and following a storyline, you look for a story to guide you.
In Oblivion, you make your own story. A great tip to help gameplay would be to realize that when you start the game up, you should let yourself go and make choices in Oblivion like you would make them in real life, and don't be afraid to make mistakes.
Most of the fun I've had in Oblivion is from getting caught, or not being strong enough to win a fight, and just getting creative. It's a giant sandbox, where you can create your world or destroy it as you please.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Easy Enemies Throughout Oblivion
If you want the enemies to be easy through-out the game simply create a new character and make the seven main skills the skills you will use the least or even not at all (like hand-to-hand, marksman, blunt, or what ever skills you personaly don't really use. You will not go up many levels but neither will the enemies you face.
Submitted by: Steve Bopp
Tired of being Over Encumbered?
Tired of always being over encumbered? Well here are some tips of reducing that hasle. They require a somewhat higher alchemy and entrance to the arcane university. First an easy way to solve the problem is to enchant a weapon or piece with a fortify stregnth or feather spell.
A second way to solve the problem is alchemy. If you have a fairly high alchemy you can make feather potions that reduce wieght by the hundreds for several minutes. You can drink multiple at once so you can hold higher than 1200 lbs for over 500 seconds.
Submitted by: Ryan P.
Kill Ten Bears Quickly
In the quest where you have to kill ten wild bears for the farmer, the easiest way for a weak character to accomplish this is to wander until you find a bear, and then run as fast as you can back towards the farmhouse. Once there run into the fenced garden.
The bear will chase you in. Then quickly run out before the bear can kill you and swing the door shut behind you. The bear will be trapped, and you can fire arrows or spells at him to kill him.
Submitted by: Lucrezia W.
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