Originally Posted by Phoenix_Master
Q: how can I recharge my soul gems? lol
You "fill" empty soulgems by trapping souls. The process is fairly easy.
1. Cast SoulTrap on an enemy or one of your summoned creatures either at the beginning of the fight or just before it is going to die.
2. Kill the enemy/summon before the SoulTrap wears out.
3. The soul will automatically enter the lowest level gem that can contain the size of that particular soul. The more difficult the enemy/summon is, the greater the soul size is. Some Litches are concidered "Grand Souls" and there are other high-level enemies/summons as well.
NOTE 1: You must have a soulgem that can contain whatever soul you trapped. If you don't, a message will appear telling you that you don't have a gem that can contain it.
NOTE 2: A soulgem can only contain one soul, so try to get the highest level soul in each gem you have. IE: Grand Soul Gem - Grand Soul
NOTE 3: If you plan to trap one of your summoned creatures, you must actually kill it. If the timer kills it before you do, it does not count as a trap.