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How long do torches last in Skyrim?

Asked about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nov. 12, 2011, 8:18 a.m. by Exceler

I've only found one and don't want to waste it.

10 answers to this The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim question

  • Answer by T_Plana_Hath

    I think they last for about 5-6 minutes but I think I've only used them once. They game has a pretty decent amount of lighting.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by NeddAaronR.Dickens

    Easiest place to get torches is right off the walls of the dungeons you're in. Anytime you see a torch light on the wall you can take it.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by DavidSJHodgson

    I haven't seen a torch run out during my adventuring. Also look for them on some wall sconces... they are more plentiful than you'd think. Also, I believe you can purchase Candlelight (a spell with similar illuminating effects) from the Riverwood Trader, in Riverwood.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Liberator

    they last about 5 min. it sucks, just go get the candlelight spell from the court mage in the first town. he has it

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Dragondc3

    remember all you light bearers that using torches and candlelight spells make you noticeable when you may not wish to be noticed. Best form of light is to find a night vision type spell similar to the kajiit's racial. This allows you to see very well in the dark without telling everything around you that your there.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by SusanProfitt

    I found a way around this problem that isn't cheating, and doesn't cost you a penny. So far I have come to any place I have to use a torch or spell on with it. Go into your settings and turn the brightness all the way up!

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by manuelang54

    Haha - try this out light your torch and jump in the water - I've never had a torch go out even after taking a dunk!

    Try mage light and shoot your horse or your follower or an enemy for that matter - its like a headlight either lighting your way or telling you where to shoot that fireball.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by bwett316

    You can unequip it, then reequip it. Doing this restarts the timer on a torch.
    You can also give your companion a torch, they never go out then.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by gladiusisback

    torches do take several minutes to burn out, though they are stackable and weigh 0.5 so you can carry a few... plus you can put them away. candlelight lingers for 60 seconds from time of casting

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Neverthere

    I drop torches, leave the cell, and re-enter. The torches stay lit forever that way. I use them to light my homes and have never had them go out.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.