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Archery Perk Tree


An Archer is trained in the use of bows and arrows.  The greater the skill, the more deadly the shot.

Press and hold (RT) to draw the bow, and release to fire.  (X) will cancel the shot.  Tapping (LT) will perform a weak bash.

Be sure to have the bow fully drawn before firing to ensure you get full distance and damage.

When you have a bow equipped, the weakest arrows in you inventory will be equipped.

Arrow Types
Type Damage Value
Rusty 4 0
Forsworn 7 1
Falmar  7 0
Iron 8 1
Ancient Nord 10 1
Steel 10 2
Orcish 12 1 or 3
Dwarven 14 4
Elven 16 2
Glass 18 6
Ebony 20 7
Daedric 24 8

*Daedric arrows cannot be bought. Acquire them by killing Dwarven Steam Centurions.

Archery Trainers
Master: Niruin Thieves Guild, Ragged Flagon, Riften
Expert: Aela the Huntress* Whiterun, Jorrvaskr
Adept: Faedal** Riverwood

 *After becoming the Harbinger of the Companions, Aela can become you companion, and can train you for free. Simply look in their inventory after training.

**After completing Faedal's Quest, he can also become you companion and can be exploited like Aela.