What’s The Max Level In Skyrim? [Explained]

Learn about Skyrim's leveling system and the Legendary skills that allow players to level up infinitely without Max Level.

Legendary skills allow players to level up infinitely without any Skyrim Max Level. But, to unlock all perks for a skill tree, a player needs to restart it 164 times, which can be achieved by reaching level 252.

Key Takeaways
  • With the addition of Legendary skills, players can now theoretically level up indefinitely.
  • Before the 1.9 patch, Skyrim had a level cap of 81 without a way to reset skills and continue leveling up.
  • Players level up their skills to advance through the game’s dual-leveling system, which gives them character experience.
  • To level up, players need character experience, which is gained each time a skill levels up.
  • A player gains one perk point and more Health, Magicka, or Stamina with each level they reach.
  • To unlock all perks available in Skyrim, a player needs to reach level 252, which requires going through multiple skill mastering cycles.
  • Trainers can help improve a player’s skills up to a certain level, depending on their level of expertise.
  • The difficulty in Skyrim scales up as the player levels up, affecting the types of enemies that appear, item quality, and dungeon level range.

Skyrim Max Level

Skyrim Max Level
Leveling Up in Skyrim – [Image by eXputer]
Before the 1.9 patches, Skyrim Max Level was 81 without a way to reset skills and continue leveling up. However, with the addition of Legendary skills, players can now theoretically level up indefinitely without any Max Level. To unlock every perk available, a player must reset any skill tree 164 times, which can be achieved by reaching level 252.

Leveling System Overview

Skyrim features a dual-leveling system where players gain character experience by leveling up their skills. This experience is necessary to level up, and with each level comes two rewards in Skyrim: 

  • Increased Health, Magicka, or Stamina 
  • One perk point. 

Skill leveling can be achieved through training, reading skill books, or performing actions associated with that skill.

  • Each time a skill levels up, the player receives character experience that is necessary to level up.
  • Upon leveling up, the player gains a choice of increasing their Health, Magicka, or Stamina by 10 points and receives one perk point.
  • Perk points can be accumulated and spent later without having to choose attributes immediately upon leveling up.
  • With the Dragonborn DLC, players can reset all perks from a single skill tree in exchange for one dragon soul.

Can You Unlock All The Perks Available In Skyrim?

To unlock all perks available in Skyrim, you need to reach level 252, which requires going through multiple skill mastering cycles. 

  • There are 251 perks distributed across 18 skills in the game.
  • As you increase your character’s level, you’ll need more XP to level up, making it more difficult to unlock all perks.
  • Leveling up a skill from level 15 to 100 grants 4,930 XP, which means you need to go through 164 skill mastering cycles to unlock all perks.

Does Difficulty Increase with Level?

In Skyrim, the game’s difficulty scales up as the player levels up. Here are some of the implications of this system:

  • The level of the Dragonborn affects the types of enemies that will appear in different areas. These enemies have fixed levels that correspond to the player’s level.
  • Items found in containers or given as quest rewards also scale up in quality and effectiveness as the player levels up.
  • Dungeons have a level range, and if the player enters a dungeon without meeting the level requirement, they will only face the lowest level tier of enemies set for that dungeon.

Who Can Help Improve Your Skills?

Trainer Skyrim
Trainer in Skyrim – [Image by eXputer]
Trainers are available throughout Skyrim to train the Dragonborn in a particular skill by paying them gold.

  • There are various NPCs located all around Skyrim that can train the Dragonborn in a specific skill by paying them gold.
  • Each skill can be trained up to five times per level, no matter which trainer is used.
  • Some trainers can only be accessed by joining specific factions or completing quests.
  • Common trainers can provide lessons up to skill level 50, Expert trainers can reach level 75, and Master trainers can help up to level 90.
  • The player must get the last 10 points by using the skill, reading skill books, or winning quest rewards in order to reach level 100.

In conclusion, you can level up infinitely as there is no Skyrim Max Level, according to a recent Reddit post. The best way to level up is probably using the skills and leveling up just like it is supposed to be.

However, leveling up isn’t the only thing you need to do. You might as well stop being ‘Maidenless’ and get a Wife in Skyrim. Also, why not level up your eyes using the Best Eye Mods in Skyrim? Settle your life with your wife with the Best House in Skyrim. 


Next:

Did you find this article helpful?

Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡

How can we make this post better? Your help would be appreciated. ✍

Get up-to-speed gaming updates delivered right to your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read more in our privacy policy.


Huzaifa is eXputer's Review Editor, who’s all about RPG games. He’s got several years of experience critically judging games and writing his unbiased thoughts on them. You can also find his content published on sites like Twinfinite & GearNuke. Huzaifa has been gaming for 23+ years, during which he managed to amass 400+ hours on Elden Ring! You can follow his gaming activity on his Xbox and Steam Profiles.

Experience: 5+ years || Previously Worked At GearNuke & Twinfinite || Mainly Covers RPG Guides & Latest Games Reviews || Education: Bachelors in Hospitality.

Related Articles