The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim: How to Get Guards to Stop Attacking You

In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, if you mess up and strike a guard, they will indeed try to kill you, so how do you get them to stop attacking you?

All you need to do is sheath your weapon (or put away your magic hands, etc) and they should stop attacking you. At that point, they should open a dialogue with you and explain that you’ve committed a crime, and to pay up or go to jail.

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  1. TrevO says

    yumm yeah i goin to say thats its bull shit cause everywhere i go i get attacked by some guards, with my sword out or not. they dont say shit beside (shouldnt have come here) like what the f**k do i do to get them to stop attacking??? need to know asap almost beat the game an this game is from gamefly an there bullshit too.

  2. nowool says

    make your way down into the prison beneath Dragonsreach. everyone will chase you down there but one guard will prompt you to pay your fine.

  3. Kasar says

    There are some instances in which guards will attack you even after you sheath your weapon – in these cases, simply run away. When you get to a place in which you can rest, rest for 24 hours and return to the town. Either the guards have completely forgotten about your crime (as mine did), or you will be given the normal options from the guard dialogue.

  4. Timothy says

    I’ve done these as in sheath weapons and such but the guards in the room wit the king in whiterun still attacks me but the guards outside stopped after i paid and went to jail, because of them attacking me i cant talk to the jarl for the main quest and such

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