TES Oblivion is a great game on its own. But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t use a few console commands/cheats every now and then to make it even more interesting.
Commands allow you to control NPCs, edit your character as many times as you want, add more money, turn you invincible, and so much more.
That being said, do always remember to keep backups in case that something ends up going wrong. And with that out of the way, let’s check out some commands.
How to Enable the Console on Oblivion
Some games require you to first activate their console before being able to use them. But, Oblivion comes with it enabled by default.
So, all you need to do is basically just open the game, hit the “~” or “`” button, and you should be good to go.
The symbol may differ from keyboard to keyboard, depending on the language and layout. But, generally, it should be below the “ESC” key below “1”.
Oblivion Console Commands
This list includes pretty much anything that has to do with cheats and character modifications.
tgm: Enables the classic god mode (Practically makes you invincible)
tcl: Disables collision which allows you to freely walk through walls
adlevel: Levels up your character
advskill [Skill] [Value]: Levels up your the specified skill by the specified amount of levels
player.setAV [Ability/Attribute] [Value]: Changes your current ability/attribute
player.setlevel [Level]: Sets your character’s level
setpcfame: Set your character’s fame
setpcinfamy: Set infamy
sexchange: Changes your character’s gender (Some people have mentioned that this ended up crashing their game)
showracemenu: Allows you to modify your character from the ground up (Character creation screen)
showbirthsignmenu: Gives you the ability to change your character’s birthsign
showclassmenu: Gives you the ability to change your character’s class
showenchantment: Shows the enchanting window
showspellmaking: Spell creation screen
swdp: Reveals the NPCs who are detecting you
modpca [Attribute] [Value]: Adds points to the specified attribute
modpcs [Skill] [Value]: Adds points to the specified skill
psb: Gives you all spells
player.additem F [Value]: Gives you the specified amount of gold
caqs: Completes the main quest line
setactorfullname “Name”: Changes your character’s name
player.kill: Kills your character
setbartergold [Amount]: Sets how much gold the targeted merchant has (Useful when you want to sell items but the merchant runs out of gold)
stopcombat: Immediately stops everyone from attacking you (Though chances are that they’ll pull out their weapons again if they have a reason to)
FOV [Value]: Changes our character’s FOV
player.payfine: Erases your bounty
player.completequest: Completes/removes your current quest
coc testinghall: Teleports you to an area that contains all objects, monsters, and NPCs
coc toddtest: Teleports you to the developer testing grounds
help: Lists all the available commands
Anything that has to do with enabling or disabling specific graphical elements such as grass, sky, water, etc. If you are GPU bound on a low-end system, then some of these commands may end up giving you better overall performance.
tg: Enables or disables grass
tlv: Toggles leaves
ts: Disables sky
tt: Makes all trees invisible (But you can still bump into them unless you use tcl which also allows you to walk through anything else)
tws: Disables water rendering
twr: Toggles the water rendering radius
tlb: Toggles Lite Brite and may end up giving you quite the performance boost
tll: Change the level of detail
These commands allow us to mess around with the NPCs in a variety of different ways from making them blind to your presence to simply killing everything that’s in your radius with a click and more.
stopcombat: Temporarily stops the NPC from attacking
startcombat: Has the opposite effect of stopcombat
kill: Instantly kills the targeted NPC
killall: Kills every NPC who is on your vicinity
resurrect: Resurrects the targeted (Dead) NPC
tdetect: Turns of AI detection (Basically makes them blind to your presence – but they’ll probably still notice you if you try to pickpocket or hit them)
player.placeatme [NPC ID]: Spawns the specified NPC in front of you
showsubtitle: Enables or disables NPC subtitles
disable: Disables the targeted object or NPC which practically banishes them from the game’s world
enable: Brings back the specified item or NPC back to the world
tai: Completely disables AI
tcai: Disables combat AI
secrimegold [Amount]: Sets the specified bounty on the targeted NPC
The full list of NPC IDs can be found over at the TES Fandom Wiki. The only reason that we are not including them here is that there are way too many IDs to list into a single compact article such as this one.
Just various commands of miscellaneous nature.
tfc: Free view/flying camera
qqq: Directly exits the game
tmm 1: Makes all map markers visible
additem [Item ID] [Quantity]: Adds the specified item to your inventory
setownership [Base ID/Faction ID]: Changes ownership of the targeted item
startconversation [Reference ID] [Topic Parameter]: Starts NPC conversation (May end up crashing or glitching in a variety of different ways)
completequest [Quest ID]: Completes the specified quest
showquesttargets: Shows active quests ID
player.completequest [Quest Id]: Removes the specified quest from the active quests (Doesn’t complete it. Just removes it)
movetoqt: Teleports you to the active quest’s location
Adding the armor of your choice is as easy as using the additem [Item ID] [Quantity], finding the armor’s ID, and that’s about it.
There are frankly way too many IDs for us to mention into a single article. So, we’ll only be mentioning a few options to get you started. And if you want more, head over to Oblivion’s Wiki page.
Leather Boots: 0002319B
Leather Bracer: 000229A9
Leather Cuirass: 0002319A
Leather Gauntlets: 00023199
Leather Greaves: 00023198
Leather Helmet: 0002319C
Leather Shield: 00025058
Mithril Boots: 0002C0FC
Mithril Cuirass: 0002C0FE
Mithril Gauntlets: 0002C100
Mithril Greaves: 0002C102
Mithril Helmet: 0002C104
Mithril Helmet: 000733E4
Mithril Shield: 000352BF
Mithril Shield: 000977C0
Imperial Dragon Armor
Imperial Dragon Boots: 000ADDA3
Imperial Dragon Cuirass: 000ADD50
Imperial Dragon Gauntlets: 000ADE26
Imperial Dragon Greaves: 000ADE27
Imperial Dragon Helmet: 000ADE2A
Same concept with armor commands. Use additem [Item Id] [Quantity], use the ID of your preferred weapon, and that’s about it.
Ebony Dagger: 00035E6A
Glass Dagger: 00035E5B
Daedric Dagger: 00035E72
Daedric Shortsword: 00035E73
Ebony Shortsword: 00035E6B
Glass Shortsword: 00035E5C
Akaviri Katana: 00024DCA
Sharpened Cutlass: 000055AB
Akaviri Dai-Katana: 0009DAC5
Daedric Claymore: 00035E78
Elven Claymore 00035E68
Blade of Fiery Light: 0003BF60
Heat of Sinfulness: 00014960
Essence of Regret: 00014963
Oblivion’s Caress: 00014962
Penance of Deception: 0001496A
Penance of Hatred: 00014967
Sword of Submission: 0003BF63
Purging Flame: 00014961
Retaliation of Blood: 000149ED
If you want more, the full list of weapon IDs can be found over at Oblivion’s Wiki page.
That’s all for now. Again, don’t forget to keep backups in case that a combination of commands ends up breaking your game. It’d be a shame to lose a save file with hundreds of hours of progress just for a tiny mistake.
If we forgot to mention an important command, then let us know about it in the comments section.