Archery increases player's efficiency when using bows and crossbows(dawnguard). Each skill point grants a +0.5% bonus to the bows and crossbows damage. The Archery tree has a total of 9 perks and it requires 16 perk points to complete.


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

Archery Skill perk

Perk Rank Description Skill Req. Perk Req.
Overdraw 1 Bows do 20% more damage. -  -
2 Bows do 40% more damage. 20 Archery  -
3 Bows do 60% more damage. 40 Archery  -
4 Bows do 80% more damage. 60 Archery  -
5 Bows always do twice as much damage. 80 Archery  -
Critical Shot 1 10% chance of a critical hit that does extra damage. 30 Archery Overdraw
2 15% chance of a critical hit that does 25% more critical damage. 60 Archery  -
3 20% chance of a critical hit that does 50% more critical damage. 90 Archery  -
Hunter's Discipline  - Recover twice as many arrows from dead bodies. 50 Archery Critical Shot
Ranger  - Able to move faster with a drawn bow. 60 Archery Hunter's Discipline
Eagle Eye  - Pressing Block while aiming will zoom in your view. 30 Archery Overdraw
Power Shot  - Arrows stagger all but the largest opponents 50% of the time. 50 Archery Eagle Eye
Quick Shot  - Can draw a bow 30% faster. 70 Archery Power Shot
Steady Hand 1 Zooming in with a bow slows time by 25%. 40 Archery Eagle Eye
2 Zooming in with a bow slows time by 50%. 60 Archery  -
Bullseye  - 15% chance of paralyzing the target for a few seconds. 100 Archery Ranger or Quick Shot


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