Oblivion lockpicks?

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#1 Posted by shearMario (2134 posts) -
Where on earth do i get lockpicks from?
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#2 Posted by OddballTECH (7902 posts) -
You can find them in random places usually, or you can go to a trade house and buy some.
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#3 Posted by CPM_basic (4247 posts) -

I joined the Thieves guild and I buy like 50 Lockpics at a time from the guildmasters.

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#4 Posted by Superbustacap (10663 posts) -
This question has been asked a million times. Read the Gray Fox articles in Imperial City and then join the Thieves Guild and you can buy them from them.
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#5 Posted by AncientNecro (4957 posts) -

buy from thieves, in dungeons, in chests barrels etc... they are everywhere...! just dont break them trying to pick one lock...! (my friend went through 112 lockpicks trying to pick an easy lock...!)

anyways this is about oblivion for those oblivious... :P

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#6 Posted by shearMario (2134 posts) -

I joined the Thieves guild and I buy like 50 Lockpics at a time from the guildmasters.

CPM_basic

I have joined but where are the guildmasters

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#7 Posted by Superbustacap (10663 posts) -
[QUOTE="CPM_basic"]

I joined the Thieves guild and I buy like 50 Lockpics at a time from the guildmasters.

shearMario

I have joined but where are the guildmasters

Do their quests and the people with red arrows on them have them.

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#8 Posted by CansOfPLEASURE (1802 posts) -
Join the Thieves Guild and you can buy lockpicks from them. Or, you can find them in barrels or chests.
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#9 Posted by sam-o- (785 posts) -
or go to the stables at imperial city, turn left after a 100 yards there is a guy in a black robe stood next to the wall he sells them
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#10 Posted by remaGloohcSdlO (4152 posts) -
You don't need to BUY more than, say... 25-50 lockpicks in the entire game... here is why: Since you can save the game at any point... just do a save in front of ANY lock you have to pick. If you start to destroy too many lockpicks, just load your save, and your right back in front of the lock with your full amount. This doesn't take but a few seconds to do either, thanks to fairly quick load times. I still say to carry 25-50, because some of the harder locks will take quite a few tries, and if you only have a few, then you'll be re-loading a lot. Also, you'll pick them up from bandits and such, so even if you use say, 5 or so and "pick" the lock... then you'll be down 5 picks... but should pick those up randomly. So, with this knowledge... find a place to buy them, buy about 50... and then NEVER BUY THEM AGAIN. Depending on your security skill, you don't need to worry about saving in front of very easy, or easy locks usually... but since it litterally only takes a few seconds, you might want to anyway... in case you have a bout of "dumb thumbs" and break a few on those too. Set yourself a goal of say a dozen or so picks for some of the harder locks... and after you break that many trying... just load the save, and try again.
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#11 Posted by Coolkow19 (183 posts) -
When your in the Thieves Guild, the people you sell the stollen goods too always carry 100 lock picks, just go to them, or you can go to the stables in the imperial city turn left and run along the wall there is a guy in a black robe and he will also sell you lock picks.
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#12 Posted by --Black_Mamba-- (886 posts) -
Goblins usually carry some also...
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#13 Posted by tomxizor (11767 posts) -
Instead of getting lockpicks, get the Skeleton Key! It's indestructable and pretty easy to get.
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#14 Posted by Pwnager (1947 posts) -
Instead of getting lockpicks, get the Skeleton Key! It's indestructable and pretty easy to get.
tomxizor
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#15 Posted by vagabond_gamer (1949 posts) -
A secret(well maybe not) There is a guy called shady sam outside of the imperial city. He hangs out near the horse ranch, but he is right near the walls. He sells poison lockpics and other devious things. Just go to him man. He carries like 30 lockpics everytime you ask him for only 128 gold.
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#16 Posted by Matrix51 (102 posts) -
You can get them from your fence if your in the Theive's guild otherwise I havent seen them for sale anywhere else.
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#17 Posted by WeRo_CoOl (775 posts) -
how do i get into the Theives Guild?
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#18 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -
Once in the thieves guild you can buy them from your fences, they usually have 100 each. You can also find them in random places like chests, barrels and people you just sliced in the face with your mighty sword
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#19 Posted by DenisGryzlov (535 posts) -
Ongar in Bruma sells 100 lockpics. He also willing to buy your stolen property.
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#20 Posted by WeRo_CoOl (775 posts) -
how do i get into the Theives Guild?WeRo_CoOl
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#21 Posted by danmp18 (3561 posts) -

[QUOTE="WeRo_CoOl"]how do i get into the Theives Guild?WeRo_CoOl

Steal a couple of things and the Theives guild will contact you.

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#22 Posted by DenisGryzlov (535 posts) -

[QUOTE="WeRo_CoOl"][QUOTE="WeRo_CoOl"]how do i get into the Theives Guild?danmp18

Steal a couple of things and the Theives guild will contact you.

Or just persuade any beggar or give them some money and after it ask about Gray Fox.
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#23 Posted by eldanon (746 posts) -
Do the Daedric Nocturnal quest and get the Skeleton Key which is a lockpick that never breaks and adds +40 to your security skill. A very easy quest for a very nice item.
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#24 Posted by b00003243 (262 posts) -
It was already said, ge the skeleton key.

Go to Leyawiin, head North for 3 or 4 minutes on foot along the right hand side of the river I think

There a bridge with statue at the other side with people around the front, talk to the statue, do the stupid quest, and u got an unbreakable lockpick, all u do is press X to pick any lock

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#25 Posted by GPAddict (5964 posts) -

It was already said, ge the skeleton key.

Go to Leyawiin, head North for 3 or 4 minutes on foot along the right hand side of the river I think

There a bridge with statue at the other side with people around the front, talk to the statue, do the stupid quest, and u got an unbreakable lockpick, all u do is press X to pick any lock

b00003243

Wow, nice! Thanks to the original poster for this what I thought was a trivial post :)

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#26 Posted by kintzer (806 posts) -
Why does everyone seem to need more than one lockpick?  When you are picking a lock, push the tumblers up until it falls back at the fastest pace.  When the tumbler comes down at the fast pace, the next tumbler push will ALWAYS be a slow pace.  Simply push the tumbler up after the fast pace and push the button at the top.  I have not broken any lockpicks.  I am a level 20 sorcerer and have not left one chest unopened, including many "very hard" chests. 
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#27 Posted by revisionflash (852 posts) -
This question has been asked a million times. Read the Gray Fox articles in Imperial City and then join the Thieves Guild and you can buy them from them.Superbustacap

what district and what building?
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#28 Posted by katalist (10159 posts) -
Love this game!
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#29 Posted by caesarbites (8822 posts) -
Just join the Thieve's Guild, then make your way to Bruma. Speak with your fence there and he will sell you lockpicks up to 100 at a time I believe...
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#30 Posted by katalist (10159 posts) -
Just jopin the Thieve's Guild, then make your way to Bruma. Speak with your fence there and he will sell you lockpicks up to 100 at a time I believe...caesarbites


Yup, thats the one i was trying to mention, you can buy up to a 100 off him
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#31 Posted by ZeroGravX (1296 posts) -
OK, I didn't read the entire topic, but I see everyone is explaining how to save and try a lock, or join this guild join that guild.

I have to ask, why? I've never saved, I've picked every locked chest I've come by (except illegal ones of course) and I have tons of picks! I never buy picks either, all that I have are all looted and it's plenty.
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#32 Posted by deactivated-57af49c27f4e8 (14149 posts) -
go to bruma and there's some guy named like gronor or something really wierd and you can buy up to 100 from him at a time. thats not his real name but i can't remember. he's not an orc..
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#33 Posted by GPAddict (5964 posts) -

Why does everyone seem to need more than one lockpick?  When you are picking a lock, push the tumblers up until it falls back at the fastest pace.  When the tumbler comes down at the fast pace, the next tumbler push will ALWAYS be a slow pace.  Simply push the tumbler up after the fast pace and push the button at the top.  I have not broken any lockpicks.  I am a level 20 sorcerer and have not left one chest unopened, including many "very hard" chests.  kintzer

I gotta try that technique tonight.

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#34 Posted by GPAddict (5964 posts) -

Instead of getting lockpicks, get the Skeleton Key! It's indestructable and pretty easy to get.
tomxizor

Yep this key comes in handy, and ya easy quest, just make sure you are at least level 10.

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#35 Posted by CodeMunki (2740 posts) -
I just leveled up my Alteration (or is it Mysticism) skill so I can cast the open lock spells. It is much cheaper. My Security skill is lacking as a result, but I save money.
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#36 Posted by mikester585 (1064 posts) -
the path of dawn i have the 4  books and i have read them what do i do next.
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#37 Posted by JLei2k (817 posts) -
Seriously complete the Daedric quest to get Skeleton Key. It makes the game so much easier.
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#38 Posted by GreenMan (668 posts) -
The thing I hated about Oblivion was the Skeleton Key. It makes lockpicks and your security skill completely redundant by giving you infinite lockpicks and +60 skill. I think the quest can be obtained at level 10 as well.
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#39 Posted by tomxizor (11767 posts) -
Apparently, I posted in this thread....Over a year ago. :|
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#40 Posted by bobzed (52 posts) -

You don't need to BUY more than, say... 25-50 lockpicks in the entire game... here is why: Since you can save the game at any point... just do a save in front of ANY lock you have to pick. If you start to destroy too many lockpicks, just load your save, and your right back in front of the lock with your full amount. This doesn't take but a few seconds to do either, thanks to fairly quick load times. I still say to carry 25-50, because some of the harder locks will take quite a few tries, and if you only have a few, then you'll be re-loading a lot. Also, you'll pick them up from bandits and such, so even if you use say, 5 or so and "pick" the lock... then you'll be down 5 picks... but should pick those up randomly. So, with this knowledge... find a place to buy them, buy about 50... and then NEVER BUY THEM AGAIN. Depending on your security skill, you don't need to worry about saving in front of very easy, or easy locks usually... but since it litterally only takes a few seconds, you might want to anyway... in case you have a bout of "dumb thumbs" and break a few on those too. Set yourself a goal of say a dozen or so picks for some of the harder locks... and after you break that many trying... just load the save, and try again.remaGloohcSdlO

so do I

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#41 Posted by SirBarnabas (25 posts) -

or go to the stables at imperial city, turn left after a 100 yards there is a guy in a black robe stood next to the wall he sells themsam-o-

Thats what I'm looking for. Something that doesn't rely on you joining the theives guild. I am in the fighters guild so all those other tips don't work. Thanks

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#42 Posted by gamermancaleb (25 posts) -
hey how do you get the skelton key please tell me
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#43 Posted by vamroc (557 posts) -

hey how do you get the skelton key please tell megamermancaleb
In Skyrim it's complicated you have to undertake a quest to expose corruption in The Thieves Guild, then kill a high ranking member member of The Thieves Guild who has the key, after you get the key take as much time as you want to complete The Thieves Guild quest. Ultimately though you have to return the key to the Twilight Seplacur because without the key The Thieves Guild & The Nightingales are cut off from their patron diety.

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#44 Posted by the__joker (6013 posts) -

I think he was asking it for Oblivion, not Skyrim.