Oblivion:100% Completion

Oblivion: Hints

There is no message or alert that lets you know that you have completed everything the game has to offer. So, here is a list of all completable statistics within Oblivion; it is up to you whether or not you want your character(s) to achieve these ultimate measures of completion.

Summary of 100% CompletionEdit

AccomplishmentsEdit

Requirements not recorded in your AccomplishmentsEdit

Greater than 100% Completion AccomplishmentsEdit

  • Nirnroots Found: 306 (309 with every official download installed)
  • Welkynd Stones Collected: 696-712* (minimum of 721 with Knights of the Nine, which also adds random chance stones)
  • Varla Stones Collected: 56-71* (minimum of 61 with every download installed)
    • 15 stones appear in Vahtacen, all of which have a chance of being Welkynd or Varla stones
  • Collect all 366 Keys (or 374 with every download installed)
  • Collect all 109 Skill Books and 147 other Books

NotesEdit

QuestsEdit

There are 204 journal quests that can appear in the journal. At most, a maximum of 203 quests can appear in the journal, 199 of which can be completed. Additionally, there are seven quests that can be completed that do not appear in the journal.

If attempting to obtain the maximum number of quests, Eternal Exile is the one quest which mustn't be started (added to the journal) since doing so will mean expulsion from the Dark Brotherhood, which makes the remainder of the quest line inaccessible. Thus, 203 quests are the most that can appear in the journal instead of all 204.

If attempting to complete the maximum number of quests, there are four quests which can be started but cannot completed:

  • Two quests that can never be completed are Whispers of Death and The Arena. These are the final quests in the Dark Brotherhood and The Arena quest lines, respectively, and can be "completed" repeatedly for a gold reward, so they will never appear as completed in the quest journal.
  • Additionally, another quest that can be "completed" repeatedly is Cast out of the Thieves Guild. Since you are never permanently expelled from the Thieves Guild, you may always "buy" your way back in. This quest will also never appear as completed in the quest journal.
  • Expelled from the Fighters Guild can be started but must not be completed since doing so will permanently expel you from the Fighters Guild and render the remainder of its respective quest line inaccessible. Additionally, it is impossible to be permanently expelled after you have become Master of the Fighters Guild.

Thus, of the 203 quests which can appear in the journal, 199 quests are the most that can be completed.

Several quests can be rendered inaccessible or unable to be completed because of conflicts with other quests. It is therefore advised to plan when you time your quests to start or finish.

Main Quest Line - 19 QuestsEdit

There are 17 main quests in this quest line with three side quests, two of which can be missed, one of which does not appear in your journal:

Dark Brotherhood - 34 QuestsEdit

There are also a few possible missable quests in the Dark Brotherhood quest line:

If going for the maximum number of quests, Eternal Exile is the one quest which cannot be started (added to the journal) since doing so will mean expulsion from the Dark Brotherhood, where the remainder of the quest line is then inaccessible.

If going for the maximum number of completed quests, Whispers of Death can be started but not completed. It is the final quest in the Dark Brotherhood quest line, and can be "completed" repeatedly for a gold reward, so it never appears completed in the quest journal.

Fighters Guild - 20 QuestsEdit

If going for the maximum number of completed quests, Expelled from the Fighters Guild can be started but must not be completed since doing so will disable completion of the quest line. Additionally, it is impossible to be expelled after you have become Master of the Fighters Guild.

Mages Guild - 22 QuestsEdit

Thieves Guild - 14 QuestsEdit

If going for the maximum number of completed quests, Cast out of the Thieves Guild can be started but not completed. It will never be removed from your journal despite completing it and can be repeatedly completed.

Main Cities - 44 QuestsEdit

Villages and Inns - 11 QuestsEdit

Arena - 1 QuestEdit

  • The Arena: Battle your way through the ranks to become the "Arena Grand Champion".

Daedric - 15 QuestsEdit

Master Training - 21 QuestsEdit

Non JournalEdit

Master SkillsEdit

This requirement also ensures that you have the maximum level possible for your character and all Skill perks.

Oblivion Gates ShutEdit

The maximum possible number of Oblivion Gates shut is 60: 50 random gates, 9 city-related gates, and the Great Gate, outside of Bruma. In order to find all 50 random gates, you will need to explore possible Oblivion Gate locations after completing the Dagon Shrine quest and before you enter Mankar Camoran's Paradise during the Paradise quest. You must close all of the Oblivion Gates before completing the Main Quest: after Light the Dragonfires has been completed, all Oblivion Gates will automatically disappear.

Some players have had problems making the accomplishment page state that 60 gates have been closed. In this situation, you must leave one random gate open until after closing the Great Gate. Prior to closing either of these last two, your accomplishment page will read 58. Even after you close the Great Gate, the accomplishment page will not change to 59. Only after you close the last standing random gate will both that gate and the Great Gate register as closed, giving you a total of 60. [verification needed — see talk page]

Horses OwnedEdit

To buy all 7, check this list of horses and horse merchants in Cyrodiil.

With Horse Armor Pack official download

  • Including Old Nag 8 horses could be owned.
  • Including Shadowmere and Prior Maborel's, 10 horses could be outfitted with a set of armor.

Houses OwnedEdit

To buy all 8, check this list of empty houses, who is selling them and who will furnish them.

Stores Invested InEdit

94 without any official downloads. 100 including merchants from official downloads.

Without any downloads, there are 99 merchants in the game, all of whom are listed in the Merchants article. Of these, all but five can be invested in. The five exceptions are: Calindil, Edgar Vautrine, Ernest Manis, M'raaj-Dar, and Ungarion.

Downloads add another eleven merchants. It is possible to invest in six of these merchants (Dahlia Rackham, Khafiz, Rowley Eardwulf, Sergius Turrianus, Nilphas Omellian and Niels), but it is not possible to invest in Aurelinwae or any of the Dunbarrow Cove merchants aside from Khafiz.

Warning: To complete this, you need to make sure that all merchants in the game that can be invested in survive until you reach Expert level in Mercantile. Note that Selena Orania in the Bruma Mages Guild dies during A Plot Revealed, Andreas Draconis is to be killed during the Next of Kin quest, Kirsten will no longer converse with you after Mephala's quest, and neither will Etira Moslin and Vlanhonder Moslin after A Shadow Over Hackdirt. As an alternative to reaching expert level, you could make a Fortify Skill spell to increase your Mercantile level to at least 75. This adds the option to invest in the shop, regardless of your base Mercantile level, and allows you to invest in those two stores before completing the related quest.

Skill Books ReadEdit

To read all 109 skill books, check this list of where books can be found. Note that the "Books Read" statistic on your character page is relatively meaningless, as it does not have any way of checking if a book has already been read. You can boost this value indefinitely merely by repeatedly opening and closing the same book over and over again. (And of course, there's no way for it to tell whether you've actually read the book, merely opening it and closing it is enough.)

Places FoundEdit

There are as many as 367 places which are counted on your "Accomplishments Page" (excluding downloads).

There are more locations to find that have no map marker, and the count on the accomplishment page doesn't increase when these locations are visited.

There are 2 other places already marked on your map from the start of the game (the count on the accomplishment page will not increase when you visit the locations) including:

If you have all of the official downloads as well, the total number of places that you can find that will count as found in your journal (not including the Shivering Isles maps' places), increases by 6 to as many as 373 total. The downloads also add 3 icons to your map for places that start as already found, that can never count as found in your journal. With all of the download places' icons counted into the overall total icons, the total maximum icons that are ever displayed on the in-game map becomes 419 icons, including the 33 that are city-related and the 8 horse stables.

Warning: There are three quest-related locations with impact on the count. If you haven't visited them before doing the quest they will be marked as already discovered on the map marker (compare with Imperial Prison Sewer, above).

Artifacts FoundEdit

This statistic requires successful completion of all Daedric quests.

Grand Champion of the ArenaEdit

As the quest The Arena is never completed, this title is the only title not implicitly given by the completion of 199 quests.

Greater PowersEdit

There are 8 permanent Greater Powers attainable by all characters: 7 Heaven Stone powers, and Pilgrim's Grace.

Unique EnemiesEdit

There are several unique enemies that you would not come across even if you had completed all the journal quests, so for 100% completion you should seek out and defeat:

Nirnroots FoundEdit

There are a total of 306 Nirnroots to be found. The Nirnroot page gives some information on where they are located and how to find them (specifically, it lists all Nirnroots that are found indoors). Otherwise, you can use the site's Oblivion Map to locate the outdoor ones (you must zoom in to level 16 to see them).

Expansions and Official DownloadsEdit

With the purchase of the Shivering Isles expansion and the nine official downloads, which includes the Knights of the Nine download, a player may increase their fame, completed quests, places found and may also invest in new merchants. There are a total of 64 new places that can be found, 8 more fame points to be gained, 4 more stores to be invested in and 49 new quests which can be completed. The accomplishments summary has been updated to reflect these additional statistics.

AccomplishmentsEdit

Shivering IslesEdit

QuestsEdit

Shivering Isles adds 31 possible quests to your journal, 2 non-journal quests and 1 quest that cannot be completed.

Main - 16 QuestsEdit

Bliss and Crucible - 9 QuestsEdit

Settlements - 5 QuestsEdit

Optional - 3 QuestsEdit

Can be completed, but not in combination with each other

Can't be completed

Non JournalEdit

PlacesEdit

Shivering Isles adds 55 marked Places to the game.

Retaking The Fringe removes all four markers from the Fringe. When you find them again it adds to your 'Places Found' statistic.

Knights of the NineEdit

QuestsEdit

Knights of the Nine adds 11 possible quests to your journal.

FameEdit

Pilgrimage, Priory of the Nine, Nature's Fury, The Path of the Righteous, Wisdom of the Ages, Stendarr's Mercy, The Sword of the Crusader and Umaril the Unfeathered add one fame point each, adding up to the eight more fame points.

PlacesEdit

Knights of the Nine adds 3 marked Places to the game.

Other DownloadsEdit

Fighter's StrongholdEdit

Fighter's Stronghold adds one quest and one place to the game.

Quest

Place

  • OB-mapicon-Fort.png Battlehorn Castle — A large castle west of Chorrol that can be won by defeating the attacking marauders (plugin-specific). (map)

Horse Armor PackEdit

The Horse Armor Pack adds one quest to the game.

Quest

Mehrunes' RazorEdit

Mehrunes' Razor adds one quest and one place to the game.

Quest

Place

OrreryEdit

Orrery adds one quest to the game.

Quest

Thieves DenEdit

Thieves Den adds one quest and one place to the game which is already marked on your map.

Quest

Place

Vile LairEdit

Vile Lair adds one quest and one place to the game which is already marked on your map.

Quest

Place

Wizard's TowerEdit

Wizard's Tower adds one quest and one place to the game which is already marked on your map.

Quest

Place

NotesEdit

  • If you have the Unofficial Oblivion Patch installed, it fixes bugs with several quests, resulting in up to eight more Fame points.