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Introduction

The Imperial City Arena is Cyrodiil's theatre of blood and pain, a place where the best warriors cross their blades fighting to death. You can sign up by talking to Owyn, standing somewhere in Arena Bloodworks. At first, you'll be mocked and laughed on, but with each victorious fight your prestige will rise and so will your rewards.

The Arena matches are none too easy, the opponents are always a few levels above your own. You can fight any time between 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.

When fighting, you must wear an Arena Raiment - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

When fighting, you must wear an Arena Raiment. You'll get it from Owyn when registering for the first time. You'll have to choose whether you want to use Light or Heavy Raiment. When choosing, just keep in mind in which armor your character actually feels better. The arena is not a place to practice new skills, there's no time to hold back.

Because you can't use your own armor, try to make up for it by wearing the best helmet, shield, weaponry and jewelry you can get.

Before each match, you have to tell Owyn that you're ready. After the fight you go back to Arena Bloodworks, freshen up in the fountain, and talk to the blademaster once again, to get your reward and, each three matches, an advancement in rank.

HINT: Due to a game bug, it's quite easy to win any match against any enemy that doesn't have a ranged attack. Just hop on the shelf shown on the screenshot below (first to the lower, then to the upper level). When you're standing there, no melee attacks can reach you, and you can easily use arrows or magic to kill your opponents.

Pit Dog - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Road to glory

Pit Dog

  1. Wood Elf with a longsword - 50 Gold;
  2. Imperial in heavy raiment - 50 Gold;
  3. Argonian archer - 100 Gold.
Brawler - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Brawler

  1. Nord with an axe - 100 Gold;
  2. Khajiit with an axe - 100 Gold;
  3. Two elves, one fighting with a claymore and the second one with a bow - 150 Gold.
Bloodletter - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Bloodletter

  1. Redguard with a mace - 150 Gold;
  2. Breton with a shortsword - 150 Gold;
  3. Dark Elf with bow and sword - 200 Gold.
Myrmidon - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Myrmidon

  1. Wood Elf with a unique dagger Shimmerstrike - 200 Gold;
  2. High Elf with a longsword - 200 Gold;
  3. Orc with an axe - 250 Gold.
Warrior - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Warrior

  1. Nord with longsword - 250 Gold;
  2. High Elf with a longsword and some spells (mostly uses sword) - 250 Gold;
  3. Orc with a warhammer - 300 Gold.
Gladiator - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Gladiator

  1. Three (!) Argonians, fortunately without any decent equipment. Two of them are unarmed, one is fighting with a common shortsword - 300 Gold;
  2. Khajiit with a shortsword - 300 Gold;
  3. Breton with a longsword - 350 Gold.
Hero - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Hero

  1. Imperial with an Akaviri Longsword - 350 Gold;
  2. High Elf wizard using a shield that boosts his magic resistance - 350 Gold;
  3. Yellow Team Champion with two bodyguards: one Bloodletter archer and a magic-using Pit Dog (you'll have an ally too - Porkchop the Boar's his name) - 500 Gold.
When you are named Champion, the only challenge left is to fight Agronak gro-Malog, the Grand Champion - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Grand Champion

When you are named Champion, the only challenge left is to fight Agronak gro-Malog, the Grand Champion. Ask Ysabel Andronicus about that, and challenge Agronak personally. He'll accept it. This time the rules are a little bit different: you can use any armor you like, and after you win you get to take Agronak's equipment.

Ysabel will tell you to choose your nickname (heh) and prepare for the worst - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Ysabel will tell you to choose your nickname (heh) and prepare for the worst. Enter the arena, warrior. What happens now depends on whether you have performed a quest called 'Origin of the Gray Prince' (given by Agronak himself). If you have, the half-orc will just stand there and beg you to kill him, so ashamed of his heritage. If you haven't, there's a difficult battle before you. When you win, take his armor and take it to Ysabel to get your own super-raiment.

Ending

As the Grand Champion, virtually unmatched throughout Cyrodiil, you won't receive any challenges - The Arena - Other - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

As the Grand Champion, virtually unmatched throughout Cyrodiil, you won't receive any challenges. Ysabel will tell you, though, that you can both benefit from your abilities by organizing special shows, where you will be fighting some wild beasts. You can participate in such event once a week - and get some decent money from it.

The second perk is that you actually get to have an adoring fan. When leaving the arena, you'll be accosted by a funny Wood Elf, who offers his service as your everyday bootlicker. Should you agree, he'll follow you around, not doing anything particular. There's nothing special to him - treat him more like an Easter Egg.

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Comments and responses

Asiandude 12/09/2010 19:24

"If u do the "origin of the gray prince" okay... so i killed the gray prince... and the night mother (dark brotherhood) thinks i ment to murder him... anyone else face that problem?

penuuin 21/08/2010 01:59

what do i do if i broke my controller

w0lfchild 19/07/2010 23:14

is any one still playing this????

Masseurhanz 16/07/2010 06:05

Not sure if anyone has already brought up this way to do the arena, so sorry if they did (just started playing a week or so ago and didn't read all 400+ posts). There are no tricks or cheats involved and I didn't drop the slider for the difficulty of the game, I have my difficulty set at around 40 - 45%, close to normal. I did this at around lvl 9. First get access to the arcane university, do all the mage guild reccamandations. Go to the shop where you can make your own magic items. I used a soul stone that had 800 units to the making of magic items, think it is common but not sure. I made 2 +8 strength rings and a silver longsword with absorb health 12 & damage magika at around 50. The absorb health quality is the one you really want maxed out, you will have about 2 points left so put whatever you want on it that will fit. Any fight that you think you will have some trouble in use your newly made sword. I thought the grey prince was going to be tough but he dropped in about 4 or 5 hits. Either have soul stones on you so you can charge the weapon back up or after every fight go visit the merchant in the arcane university that charges magic items. You now have a nice weapon that should last awhile until you get to higher levels.

Imperial_Breton 14/06/2010 17:53

I figured out it levels and all that when I stop swinging

Imperial_Breton 14/06/2010 17:51

While I was playing I was training blunt, while in a certian area where the combatants can't attack you back, and I looked at my skill level every couple of times and it wasn't going up and the bar wasn't moving, then it went from 12 to 17!

Elder Scroll 29/05/2010 11:12

or there is a much easier way to duplicate, 2 ways to do so. if u have installed shivering isles do it this way: -get 2 or more scrolls of the same kind -swing any weapon -whilst in the middle of swinging the weapon, go to ur menue and activate the scrolls twice -then drop the item u wish to duplicate(number of scrolls=number of copies) normal oblivion: -get 2 or more arrows -draw a bow and hold in the attack button -go to ur menue, u can let go of the attack button when in the menue -activate the arrows twice -then drop item u wish to duplicate(number of arrows=number of copies note:if u want to duplicate an item and its on hotkey, make sure u take the item pff hotkey note:u cannot duplicate an item if it is equipped, so unequip any items u wish to dupliciate. happy duplicating

Imperial_Breton 23/05/2010 18:19

I went down into the Arena and down the stairs where the doorway is on the left side you can scale the wall

metatron 01/03/2010 19:10

Duplicate Items using the Skull of Corruption Items can be duplicated if you possess both the Skull of Corruption and either the Staff of Worms or the Risen Flesh Greater Power (a reward for the Shivering Isles quest Ghosts of the Hill of Suicides). This technique may require multiple tries, because multiple steps need to be completed in the time before the reanimation effect expires: 1. Place the item you wish to duplicate onto the corpse of a dead NPC. 2. Reanimate the corpse using the Staff of Worms or the power. 3. Use the Skull of Corruption on the reanimated body and kill the corrupt copy before the original person dies. 4. Immediatly save and reload. 5. As soon as you reload, access the clone's inventory to retrieve your items. * WARNING: In the clone's inventory, there may be items indentified as "<missing name>". Do not, under any circumstances take these items. They serve no purpose, and dropping them will cause your game to crash. If you have inadvertently picked up any of these items, the safest way to get rid of them is to put them in a corpse's inventory, or any other container. (the corpse is more convenient, and it will later disappear and prevent further problems) * Any items you duplicate this way will lose their scripts. Examples include the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal, which will not turn you into the Gray Fox, and the Crusader's Relics, which can be worn regardless of Infamy (however wearing them will not grant you the powers and abilities that it normally does). * If you duplicate Nirnroot this way, the copies will not stack with the originals, making it possible to create a potion with all four effects of Nirnroot. The copied Nirnroot will also not be taken by Sinderion during the Seeking Your Roots quest. * This trick will duplicate all items except for Umbra, the Oghma Infinium, Wabbajack, and the Skull of Corruption. from: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Glitches

cuban plantain 15/01/2010 23:11

the crismon blade. its impossible but u can loot the grand champion when u kill him.

cuban plantain 15/01/2010 23:10

Dr. Em, No offence but if u really suck at oblivion, just make the difficulty lower i the options menu. cant really say anything else cuz mighty joe laith said everything

LiL'hAmMeR 21/08/2009 12:40

a smart thing to do is kill the fan if you want to get in the dark brotherhood as it does not effect the the world in any way...

Imperial_Breton 10/08/2009 02:39

I've figure out how to kicked out of the arena change when you're in the arena fighting the anoucer will say '*gasp* the blue team combatiant is not wearing his battle rainment. there fore is disqualifided.' or something like that.

The Crismon Blade 17/07/2009 19:35

Is there anyway to pick up the items ur oppenents droppped?

fayte 06/07/2009 14:08

the cupboard to the right of owyn has 5 heavy and 5 light

dannystonze77 04/04/2009 00:20

im a level21 dark elf and when i was starting out at the arena, i won the fight but when i went to see the guy he just told me ' i know you got to fight i arranged it for you' speech. and when i went back out to the battle area there was no one to fight because i killed her.

the cool jul 22/03/2009 06:38

how do i get a new set of the heavy arnea armor cause i droped it for a good sword=p and i droped it in an oblvion gate so.....?

Mr. Progamer 08/02/2009 21:13

Nope, dont see why you would get disqualified twice though. Damn, learn some sense. lol

Sir King 08/02/2009 17:46

Hey, I got disqualified from the arena twice and then kicked out. Is there any way I can become a combatant again?

Mighty Joe Laith 01/02/2009 22:01

Nope. No way whatsoever. Unless you're fighting the Grey Prince at the end, his loot is the only stuff you can take. Champion match and all that.

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