Skeleton key. Return or keep?

  • I just got the skeleton key and I'm wondering if I should return it or hold on to it.

    What are the benefits of keeping it? Is there a luck bonus?

    What will I get if I return it?

    The skeleton key is an unbreakable lockpick. So you want to ask yourself: "Self, do I often find myself running out of lockpicks because I have broken all of mine?"

    where did you find that?

    @TombstoneTwo It's part of the Thieve's Guild missions. It's not just in the wild like Oblivion... :(

    well...thats too bad...

  • Correct answer

    9 years ago

    As Raven Dreamer notes in the comments, the Skeleton Key is an unbreakable lockpick: that's pretty much its only purpose (and a fine purpose that is!).

    However, if you want to continue on with the quest chain, you must return the key to complete the quest. But be sure to take out as many locks as you have before you do!

    But however, what you can do is keep the Skeleton Key until you get Lockpicking to 100 and got the perk Unbreakable. This will allow lockpicks to not break when you're attempting to pick the lock. After you get the perk, return the Skeleton Key to Twilight Spechuler.

    Whaaaaat?! No skeleton key for keeps unless you want to discontinue the thief guild quest line? I only ever took the time to get it in Oblivion once, but that was enough. It was my best friend when I had it... Spamming the auto-unlock key till it opened... Hmmm... I should look to see if there is an auto-unlock at all in Skyrim when I get home before I mourn too much over the loss of my friend :P

    there is a perk in the lockpicking tree that makes regular lockpicks unbreakable.. so if you actually put points into lockpicking(there are a few good perks like extra gold and better items from chests) you wont need the skeleton key. also, i have no points in lockpicking and have 99+ lockpicks, so i dont plan on putting perks into that tree

    Unless I'm missing somthing, It seems there's almost no point in advancing the thieves guild storyline beyond this point. You already have the armor, the sword, the bow, and now an unbreakable lock pick. You don't get any amazing rewards for completing the questline, and not much, if anything, changes within the thieves guild.

    Can someone try returning it and then seeing if you can pickpocket/steal it back? I would make a comment but I don't have enough points here yet.

    I returned it. Just because I'm a stickler for finishing quests. I agree with @Skizzlefrits , I already have 99+ lockpicks and growing. I'm pretty awesome at lockpicking and can usually get master locks in 5 lockpicks. And if I really want unbreakable lockpicks I can always get the perk. PLUS now I can be invisible for 2 minutes a day!

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