The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Character Building Guide: Two Handed Skill

With so many customization option given by the game, creating your character is not going to be too hard. We have taken a good look at each of the races available and understood that each one of them comes with its own strengths and weaknesses: some are better suited at being warriors while others are better at magic or stealth.

In creating your character and getting him or her ready for battle and adventure you’ll probably need some good understanding on how skills work. Skills determine your proficiency at everything that can be done in the world of Skyrim. Unlike previous The Elder Scrolls game, skills aren’t determined by the character class: the specialization of skills comes with the Perks system.

All Skills improve depending on the action you do: improving some of them can be somewhat tedious. There are other ways to improve skills without having to repeat some actions over and over: you can improve them by getting your hand on a Skill Book or find some Trainers who will help you improve specific skills.

Trainers can only train you five times per level: to get them to train you again you will have to raise you level. This limit doesn’t apply to a single trainer but to all: if you have already trained three times with a single trainer, you can only train two more times with another trainer. To start training again you will have to level up.

Some followers will also be able to train you: this actually comes with an advantage since you can get your money back by going through their inventory.

There’s also another trick to earn some good XP if you have the horse Shadowmere: this horse cannot be damaged by magic, direct and ranged attacks. Keep attacking him to earn some easy XP.

  • Two Handed Skill

The Two Handed skill is the ability to wield a weapon by using both hands: this means that by improving this skill tree you’ll earn perks which will improve your performance with heavy weapons which require to hands to wield.


  • Barbarian

Two-Handed weapons do 20% more damage.

  • Limbsplitter
  • LV 30

Attacks with battle axes cause extra bleeding damage.

  • Champion’s Stance
  • LV 20

Power attacks with two-handed weapons cost 25% less stamina.

  • Great Critical Charge
  • LV 50

Can do a two-handed power attack while sprinting that does double critical damage.

  • Sweep
  • LV 70

Sideways power attacks with two-handed weapons hit all targets in front of you.

  • Warmaster
  • LV 100

Backwards power attack has a 25% chance to paralyze the target.

  • Devastating Blow
  • LV 50

Standing power attacks do 25% bonus damage with a chance to decapitate your enemies.

  • Deep Wounds
  • LV 30

Attacks with greatswords have a 10% chance of doing critical damage.

  • Skullcrusher
  • LV 30

Attacks with warhammers ignore 25% of armor.

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