Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available on multiple platforms, including PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This Skyrim Trophy and Achievement Guide gives you tips on how to get the trophies for the game
- Online Trophies: None, the game is strictly offline.
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1
- Missable Trophies: Oblivion Walker
- Glitched Trophies: None
Skyrim Trophy Guide & Roadmap
Unlocked after attaining all trophies within the game.
One of the first trophies unlocked this is unmissable and mandatory to acquire.
Bleak Falls Barrow
The second trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must first complete the Bleak Falls Barrow Quest
- Talk to Farengar Secret-Fire.
- Start the quest The Golden Claw.
- Retrieve the Dragonstone from Bleak Falls Barrow.
- Return to Farengar.
The Way of the Voice
The third trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest The Way of the Voice
The fourth trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest Diplomatic Immunity
- Talk to Delphine in Riverwood.
- Meet Malborn in Solitude and give him any equipment you want smuggled into the embassy.
- Meet Delphine at the stables, wear the party clothes and hop in the carriage for a ride to the embassy.
- At the embassy, create a diversion and slip away from the party with Malborn.
- Recover Thalmor intelligence files from the ambassador’s office.
- Go down to the dungeon and recover the rest of the documents.
- Obtain the key to the trapdoor and escape.
The fifth trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest Alduin’s Wall
- Escort Esbern to Riverwood.
- Talk to Esbern.
- Gain entrance to Sky Haven Temple.
- Learn the secret of Alduin’s Wall.
The sixth trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest Elder Knowledge
- Accept the task from Paarthurnax.
- (Optional) Talk to Esbern or Arngeir.
- Read through the rare books provided by Urag gro-Shub.
- Receive the necessary items from Septimus Signus.
- Locate the ancient Dwemer city of Blackreach.
- Claim the Elder Scroll.
The seventh trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest The Fallen
- Talk to Paarthurnax, Arngeir, or Esbern.
- Talk to the Jarl of Whiterun.
- Prepare a trap for Odahviing.
- Call Odahviing to Dragonsreach.
- Weaken and trap Odahviing.
- Interrogate Odahviing.
The eighth and last trophy related to the main story, in order to get this you must complete the quest Dragonslayer
- Meet with the heroes of Sovngarde.
- Coordinate your shouts to clear Alduin‘s mist.
- Defeat the World-Eater in combat.
Take Up Arms
In order to obtain this quest you will have to join the Companions. Which will probably be one of the first guilds you come across within the game. The actual building can be found within the town of Whiterun which you can find by progressing through the story. To join speak to Kodlak Whitemane.
The second trophy that can be attained from working the Companions, you can achieve this by simply completing quests that the Companions assign to you.
Glory of the Dead
The last trophy that can be attained from working with the Companions, you can achieve this by completing quests that the Companions assign to you. If you need to check how far you are with quests assigned to you by the Companions check here.
This will be one of the first trophies attained through the College of Winterhold arch. In order to find and join the College head to the town of Winterhold found within the Northern areas of Skyrim. If you are not able to perform spells because of your preference in fighting try to learn a basic spell from one of the mages in Whiterun, or if you have been leveling your speech you can try to convince the College guard to let you in. For a more detailed guide for entering into the College look here.
Revealing the Unseen
The second trophy that can be achieved through working with the College, simply continue to complete the quests assigned to your character.
The Eye of Magnus
The last trophy that can be achieved from working at the College, all that is needed to be done is to continue to do the missions assigned to you by the College. If you need to check how far you are with the quests assigned to you by the College check here.
Taking Care of Business
The first trophy that can be earned from the Thieves Guild, in order to join this guild you will need to enter the town of Riften. Once there head to the center of the town to be confronted by a man by the name of Brynjolf and complete his quest and then head to the Ratways. Clear out the place and you’ll find your way to a tavern and our friend Brynjolf will assign you another quest to complete. Finish the quest and you’ll be initiated into the thieves guild.
The second trophy that can be earned by working with the Thieves Guild, just continue to complete quests given to you by the Guild and you’ll eventually earn this trophy.
One with the Shadows
This trophy is a bit different from the last two guilds. As always you will have to complete the main quests assigned to you by the NPCs at the guild but after completion this trophy will remain locked. This is likely due to the fact that you will need to perform up to five special tasks in Makarth, Whiterun, Solitude, and Windhelm. After the completion of these special tasks specific missions will open up for your character to perform. Once these have been completed talk to your pal Brynjolf and a ceremony will be held for you, at this point the trophy should unlock.A full list of these quests can be found here.
With Friends like these…
The first trophy that can be earned from the Dark Brotherhood, this trophy will unlock after joining the guild. In order to do this you must first complete the quest Innocence Lost. After this quest is completed simply sleep and the quest will open up. You will have to complete this quest in order to join the guild.
Bound Until Death
The second trophy that can be earned from the Dark Brotherhood, simply continue to complete the quests assigned to you and you will eventually earn this trophy.
The last trophy that can be earned from the Dark Brotherhood, simply continue to complete the quests assigned to you and you will eventually earn this trophy. If you need to check out how far you are with the quests assigned by the Dark Brotherhood check here.
In order to obtain this trophy you must first choose whether you will join the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Legion. Once talking to one of the leaders of these parties you will receive a quest to complete, at it’s completion the trophy will unlock.
The second trophy that can be obtained through the Civil War arch, by unlocking this trophy you must continue to complete quests assigned to you. Eventually you’ll be given either the quest from Stormcloack or Imperial. After the completion of one of these quests the trophy will unlock.
Hero of Skyrim
The last trophy that can be obtained through the Civil War arch, by unlocking this trophy you must continue to complete quests assigned to you. Eventually you’ll be given either the quest the Battle for Solitude or the Battle for Windhelm. After the completion of one of these quests the trophy will unlock.
In order to unlock this trophy you must first complete 10 sidequests. Sidequests can be found by interacting with certain NPC’s from within the wilderness, towns, and guilds.
Hero of the People
In order to unlock this trophy you must complete 50 different miscellaneous objectives. These objectives, like sidequests, can be found by interacting with certain NPC’s found throughout Skyrim.
This is a relatively simple thing to do. Just collect an axe, pickaxe, and food ingredients then once you’ve done this find an area to mine, firewood to chop, and a campsite to cook your food. There are no sidequests that will need to completed to do these things.
In order to unlock this trophy you will have to pick 50 locks and also pick 50 pockets. These actions are easier to perform if you have put some time into upgrading your stealth so you’ll be harder to detect.
A relatively easy trophy to obtain all that you will need to do is to intimidate, persuade, and bribe different NPCs. You will be given multiple opportunities to do this throughout your adventures so take advantage of the moments that allow you to perform these actions.
This can be one of the first trophies unlocked depending on the route you take to Riverwood as you’ll find three standing stones southwest of the small town. Head over to one of these stones and select the one that will benefit you the most, however it is recommended that you use the thief stone in order to make getting the Thief trophy easier for you.
This trophy can be a bit difficult depending on how far you are in the game. You’ll probably be able to unlock this trophy after a few hours of exploration. However for locations on where you can find these standing stones check Standing Stones Page
Depending on where you buy your house this will probably be one of the last trophies you unlock. However it’s recommended that after you’ve completed one of the guilds available that you try to buy the house at Whiterun as it’s one of the cheaper houses available.
In order to unlock this trophy you will need to be placed under arrest by the guards of a certain town. Once placed inside one of the town’s jails you will need to pick a lock in order to escape, so it’s recommended that you have a decent level of lockpicking before attempting this. However if you do not have a high level of lockpicking it’s recommended that you do this at the Whiterun jail, as there is a novice lock that can be picked in order for you to escape.
In order to unlock this trophy you must first complete The Bonds of Matrimony after it’s completion you will end up married to an NPC of your choice. For a full list of NPCs that can be married check here.
Depending on what skills you’ve chosen to upgrade this will be relatively easy to complete. In order to smith an item you can simply use some of the ore you found when completing the “Hard Worker” trophy to make a basic weapon. After this head to an enchanting table and use the weapon you just created, along with a soul gem and enchant your weapon. Depending on how far you are in the game the ability to make a basic potion should be there as long as you have access to an alchemy lab and you have ingredients.
Depending on the difficulty the player is set on this can be a relatively tough trophy to pull off. For efficiency it’s best for the player to be at a high level as well.To start this first create a separate save file, after this head to one of the nine holds and commit a crime. Any crime will do but the easiest way to raise your bounty is by simply murdering an NPC in front of a guard resulting in 1000 bounty being added to your head in that hold, however a less violent but still easy way of doing this is to transform into either a Werewolf or a Vampire Lord (DLC).
This will probably be one of the last trophies that you will earn through the game and is really only earned over time completing quests and exploring dungeons. It’s also recommended to earn this trophy before earning the trophy “Citizen” as the cheapest house will still cost a heavy amount of money. Keep in mind that all of the gold earned, regardless of whether it’s stolen or not, must be on your character at the time.
Another trophy that will likely to be unlocked over time, just keep accepting quests assigned to you by guilds and NPCs and it’ll pop up. Keep in mind this will only unlock after the dungeons have been completed simply finding them will not be enough, so it’s recommended that you complete dungeons once you find them.
Another trophy that will unlock over time, the most efficient way to unlock this trophy is to stick to your preferred style of fighting until you’ve completed it’s perk tree. In order to do this keep working with the class, finding skill books for it, and if you have money for it pay trainers in the field your learning in. The best way to raise your skill with a class is to make sure that you have a standing stone that helps you learn skills faster.
This trophy will unlock over simple exploration through the game and through completing quests assigned to you. However unlike the trophy “Delver” the completion of these areas are not needed. For a full list of the places that you can find visit here.
Like many of the previous trophies this will be earned over quite a few hours of exploration around towns, dungeons, and caves. Be sure to check corpses, chests, and drawers while you’re in these places as a few of these books can be found there. For a full list of these books and their locations check the Skill Books Page.
This will be one of two trophies based on the Daedra Lord’s quests, with this trophy being the easier of the two. Accessing these quests will not be as difficult due to six of these quests being available at level one. For more detail on these quests see Oblivion Walker.
The second trophy based on Daedra Lord quests, this will probably be one of the more complex trophies that will need to be completed. The best way to deal with these quests is to complete them as soon as they are available to you, so you don’t end up getting quests mixed up. Keep in mind that some of these quests may also have alternative endings that don’t give you a Daedra Artifact, do not choose them as the completion of these quests will not give you a trophy. Also make sure that the NPC Barbas, found in Falkreath, is not killed as he is the giver of the A Daedra’s Best Friend quest. For more information check the list bellow for which quests have alternative endings, quests that you can fail, and other important info.
- Shrine of Azura
- Boethiah’s Calling
- A Daedra’s Best Friend (Alternate ending available)(Quest giver can be killed before receiving the quest)
- Discerning the Transmundane (Can fail, if the quest giver is killed)
- III Met by Moonlight (Two Daedric Artifacts can be recovered)
- The Cursed Tribe
- Pieces of the Past (Alternate ending available)
- The Whispering Door
- The Break of Dawn
- The House of Horrors (Can fail, if you kill the NPC Logrolf)
- The Taste of Death (Can fail, if you kill the NPCs Eola or Brother Verulus)
- The Only Cure
- A Night to Remember
- The Mind of Madness
- Waking Nightmare (Alternate ending available)
This trophy cannot be missed if you plan on progressing through the game’s storyline, as you will have to kill dragons throughout the story.
This will probably be a trophy earned later on in the game, as dragons will become more common to fight against the story progresses. Just continue to play through the story and you’ll eventually have enough random encounters to unlock this trophy.
Words of Power
This trophy can be a little tricky to unlock, however if you have been completing dungeons as soon as they are found you should unlock this trophy as many of the word walls can be found within dungeons. However there are a few word walls that are found in Skyrim. For a full list of the word walls check here.
This trophy will take a bit of time regardless due to the fact that you will have to find every shout within the game, just keep on finishing dungeons as soon as they are found and this will unlock. For a full list of shouts and their word walls see Words of Power.
For info on how to unlock this trophy see ‘Master’.
For info on how to unlock this trophy see ‘Master’.
In order to level up within the realm of Skryim, you’ll have to go about upgrading your skill trees that allow you to perform more things with your class and upgrade it. However, even after reaching one of these stats all the way up to %100 you will have to start with another class afterwards as you’ll only end up at 15-20 levels short. For more info on leveling up skill trees, see ‘Skill Master’.