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Skyrim players realise they've been healing themselves wrong for years

Skyrim players realise they've been healing themselves wrong for years

How did we not know this?

It seems that after all these years, we may have been healing ourselves wrong in Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

When Bethesda initially released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011, it instantly became one of the most iconic video games of all time and to this very day, fans still cannot get enough of epic Tamriel adventures. Its popularity is the main reason why Bethesda has re-released Skyrim on every console generation since it launched on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 all those years ago.

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Some say that Bethesda needs to stop re-releasing Skyrim so often, but to be fair, if people didn't gobble up all the Skyrim, Bethesda wouldn't feel the need to continually milk one of its most popular cash cows. Plus, let’s be honest, Skyrim is a timeless classic and we can never get enough of its Tamriel shenanigans.

However, no matter how much time we indulge in the Skyrim world, we are still often learning new secrets and tricks, such as this player who discovered that they’ve been lockpicking all wrong in Skyrim for over a decade. What’s more, it seems that some have been healing themselves wrong for years too.

“Today I learned Vigilants will cure your disease," said Redditor Substantial_Track_17. “Strolling around I see a Vigilant of Stendarr, so I walk up to him and there’s a dialogue option to cure me.”

The Redditor continued: “He does it free of charge. Also, if the first skill of the ingredient is to cure disease, it will cure you, you don’t need to make a potion. Life saver if you’re in a dungeon and only have one ingredient. I know other people probably knew this, but I bet some others don’t.”

If you’re riddled with disease in Skyrim, it looks like a Vigilant of Stendarr is your answer, rather than going on a mission to find ingredients or buy a potion. A Vigilant of Stendarr can often be found wandering Tamriel on a quest to eradicate Daedra and all forms of abominations.

They can also be easily found at their base of operations, the Hall of the Vigilant found south of Dawnstar as well as Stendarr’s Beacon in The Rift. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

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