At the beginning of the game, you will encounter a sleeping bear in Helgen’s Keep.
Hadvar will say you can either sneak past it or kill it. Just off to the left of
where Hadvar stops is a small rock pile. Go to the back side of it, and you can sneak
in the crevice there and remain hidden from the bear. Keep sneaking at the rock to
increase your Sneak skill level. Repeat this for a long as desired, as the bear will
only move if it detects you. To make sure you are in a good location, sneak for a
short time, then check your Sneak skill to see if it is rising. If not, move slightly
closer to the bear and keep trying.
After the prologue part of the game, go to Embershard Mine. Kill the two bandits in
the first chamber of the mine, then go into the short tunnel. Lower the bridge by
pulling the nearby switch (explore along the tunnel on the far wall from the
entrance). Continue through the next few rooms until you reach an area with a bandit
in a sort of pit (the pit has a forge in it). Kill the bandit in the pit to attract
the attention of the guard on the bridge. She will start shooting arrows at you. Hide
about half way down the bridge in the shadows, and just keep walking into the wall
while sneaking to easily level up your Sneak skill.
Reach White Run, and go east. Move toward the mountain until you find White River
Watch. Kill the two bandits outside, and enter. The blind guy inside will ask if you
are Ralph. Say yes, and then keep walking into the wall in the shadows while sneaking
to easily keep leveling up your Sneak skill. You can also place a rubber band around
the Analog-stick and controller and leave it for a few hours to keep leveling up
while you are away.
Once you can go to Bleak Falls Barrow, go there, and talk to Sven about his love
troubles with a girl. Accept to deliver a fake letter to the girl he mentions. Find
the girl, and deliver the letter to her. Then, go to Faendal, and accept the “Golden
Claw” quest. Go back to Sven, and talk to him about the quest. Tell him to follow
you, then sneak behind Sven, and sneak attack him. Repeat this as many times as
desired to easily level up the Sneak skill, the weapon skill for the weapon you have
equipped, and general experience. Note: Make sure you do not kill Sven. Sven will get
mad at you when you keep attacking him, but he will never try to attack you back.
Additionally, make sure to not get the perk that increases one-handed weapons to do
6x damage or the sneak attack will kill Sven.
Once you can reach the Greybeards at High Hrothgar, keep sneaking behind one of the
Greybeards, and wait until you become undetected. Then, attack them, and keep
repeating this as many times as desired. The Greybeards will not attack you, and this
is not considered a crime. Additionally, you can use a weapon while you attack them,
but there is a chance you will kill them. It works best while unarmed.
Easy Speech skill
Go to Riften, and talk to the Dark Elf named Ungrien. Choose the “Tell me about Maven
Black-Briar.” option, and then select the persuade option. After that, the persuade
option will not disappear, allowing you to keep selecting it as many times as desired
to get easy experience and max out your Speech skill. Note: This glitch was done on
an unpatched version of the game.