Matt Grandstaff has clarified some details in regards to the legendary skills and level cap that were updated with the 1.9 patch for the PC version of the multiplatform video game, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” According to his post from the Bethsoft Forums, the global community lead at Bethesda Softworks revealed that players can redistribute perks to other skills in the latest release from “The Elder Scrolls” series. As a result, they can level up as much as they want. You can check out some an image of the new legendary skills feature, as well as several other screens from the open-world role-playing game, in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Matt Grandstaff below (courtesy of the Bethsoft Forums):
When you hit 100, you can make the skill Legendary. This is denoted on the menu by an Imperial logo. When you've done this, the skill is reset to 15 and you are allowed to redistribute your perks to whatever skill you want*. This allows you to try out perks you wouldn't have been able to before with levels essentially capping at 81. And since you can make skills Legendary multiple times over, you can continue to level up in the game to your heart's content.
*Note that you'll still need to attain the acquired Skill level for specific perks. For instance, if you made One-Handed legendary, you wouldn't be able to reattain the Bladesman perk until you reached level 30.
The 1.9 patch for “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is currently in beta for the PC version. The update is expected to be released for all platforms by the end of the month.
“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” came out in North America on Nov. 11, 2011. You can pre-order the game in the following link: “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”