Go back to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Written by: Rik

Date posted: September 24, 2017

What kind of hero are you going to be? Here are just some of the skills your character can develop over the course of the game:

Block

Use the right mouse button to block enemy attacks while fighting. Or just cower behind your shield like I’m doing here.

Blade

Smite thine foes with a sword, and ye shall have mastery of the blade. Perform short, desperate hacks by clicking the left mouse button; hold it down for a bigger swing, accompanied by a big grunt of effort.

Conjuration

Conjure up some allies, then watch as your pet skeleton gets hacked up by a troll.

Destruction

Make fire fly out of your hand and into the faces of your enemies. Also: ice. Also: lightning.

Restoration

Avoid the need for pesky healing potions by simply casting a spell to make it all better. And lots of much cleverer things if you’re magical enough.

Security

Want to open that mysterious chest, or the door to someone’s house, without a key? Steady your mouse hand for this mini-game.

Speechcraft

Develop your speaking skills with Oblivion’s persuasion mini-game. Click on this pie-chart thingy, note your new chum’s reaction, and then try to do more of what they like and less of what they don’t. Repeat until long after this has become ridiculous.