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Skyrim player discovers hidden combat move we had no idea existed

Skyrim player discovers hidden combat move we had no idea existed

This trick can prevent an arrow to the knee

After more than a decade since its initial release, fans of The Elder Scrolls series are still making discoveries in the ever-popular fantasy RPG franchise from Bethesda.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released in 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before being ported to just about every platform imaginable with the most recent being for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021. To this day, Skyrim remains as popular as ever.

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Whether it's new quests, tombs, interesting NPCs or the typically funny Bethesda glitch, there's always something new that you might not have initially known about when Skyrim was first released all those years ago, such as the Reddit user featured in today’s story. If you find yourself continually falling victim to the dreaded arrow to the knee, then take heed of this handy trick.

“So, I found out that you can block arrows by slicing them,” revealed Reddit user icyeyeddemon and most of the thread was surprised by this helpful but tricky skill to pull off. “In all my playthroughs, I have never seen this, that is actually amazing but impossibly hard to pull off,” replied Previous-Broccoli-88.

To be fair, I am pretty sure I’ve done this trick myself, albeit by complete accident. However, I never knew that you can catch the arrows coming at you too, if you’re fast enough. “Now I'm wondering if it's possible to grab an arrow out of mid-air in this game,” queried Previous-Broccoli-88.

“It is [possible to catch arrows]. Slow time helps but if you're quick, you can snatch one out of the air at full speed," said SLAUGHT3R3R. So there you have it, you can not only slice arrows with a sword but it is also possible to catch them too.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. It’s also available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at no extra cost. It's also currently included in PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks/DuarteVader

Topics: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda, PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch