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Your Guide to Skyrim - Alchemy Effects And Recipes

Friday, 2 December 2011

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Thanks for Elder Scrolls Wikia for releasing several alchemy effects of Skyrim, I can now attach it to my Guide to make it more comprehensive. Also this list might not be final, so if I discover anything missing, I will add them to the list for I don't know if the list below has every possible ingredients.

Potions in Skyrim are crafted of several ingredients which can be gathered throughout the world of Skyrim. You don't need to have any empty bottles or anything, just the ingredients and an alchemy lab next to you to craft potions.

(Alchemy Lab in Skyrim)
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Alchemy Labs can be found in many places and are very common in Skyrim World. Any major city will most likely have at least one Alchemy Store. Any Alchemy Store has the lab, also many dungeons have Alchemy Labs inside. In both cases they are free to use. First Alchemy Lab you're going to encounter is located as early as in Riverwood.

Each potion may have one or more effects in it depending of ingredients used. Brewing potions is based on your Alchemy skill, and higher you have it, the more effects and combinations you'll be able to use when brewing, as well as make stronger potions.

The following list is alphabetically listed by "potion specific effect", then including any ingredient listed under the effect, that creates the effect. I think it's most easy way to find the right ingredients this way if you know what type of potion you want to make.

Potions of often require at least two different effect-specific ingredients to make certain potion, while third ingredient might be often optional, like: ingredient, ingredient, optional.

This way for example if you wanted to create a healing potion, according to the list, you could go for mixing Blisterwort, Butterfly Wing, and one optional one if you wish.

Remember that every each ingredient might have several possible effects, so you need to experiment a little to get your wished potion effect right!

Cure Disease

  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Hawk Feathers
  • Mudcrab Chitin
  • Vampire Dust

Damage Health

  • Crimson Nirnroot
  • Deathbell
  • Ectoplasm
  • Falmer Ear
  • Human Flesh
  • Human Heart
  • Imp Stool
  • Jarrin Root
  • Nightshade
  • Nirnroot
  • Red Mountai
  • Flower
  • River Betty
  • Skeever Tail
  • Small Antlers
  • Troll Fat
  • Void Salts

Damage Magicka

  • Butterfly Wing
  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Daedra Heart
  • Eye of Sabre Cat
  • Glow Dust
  • Hagraven Feathers
  • Hanging Moss
  • Human Heart
  • Jarrin Root
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Namira's Rot
  • Nordic Barnacle

Damage Magicka Regen

  • Bear Claws
  • Blue Butterfly Wing
  • Blue Mountain Flower
  • Chicken's Egg
  • Glow Dust
  • Hanging Moss
  • Human Heart
  • Jarrin Root
  • Nightshade
  • Spider Egg
  • Spriggan Sap

Damage Stamina

  • Blisterwort
  • Blue Butterfly Wing
  • Bone Meal
  • Canis Root
  • Crimson Nirnroot
  • Cyrodilic Spadetail
  • Giant's Toe
  • Jarrin Root
  • Nirnroot
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Spider Egg

Damage Stamina Regen

  • Creep Cluster
  • Daedra Heart
  • Frost Mirriam
  • Giant's Toe
  • Histcarp
  • Juniper Berries
  • Large Antlers
  • Silverside Perch
  • Skeever Tail
  • Wheat

Fear

  • Blue Dartwing
  • Cyrodilic Spadetail
  • Daedra Heart
  • Namira's Rot
  • Powdered Mammoth Tusk

Fortify Alteration
  • Grass Pod
  • River Betty
  • Spriggan Sap

Fortify Barter

  • Butterfly Wing
  • Dragon's Tongue
  • Hagraven Claw
  • Tundra Cotton

Fortify Block
  • Bleeding Crown
  • Briar Heart
  • Honeycomb
  • Pearl
  • Slaughterfish Scales
  • Tundra Cotton

Fortify Carry Weight

  • Creep Cluster
  • Giant's Toe
  • Hawk Beak
  • River Betty
  • Scaly Pholiata
  • Wisp Wrappings

Fortify Conjuration

  • Berit's Ashes
  • Blue Butterfly Wing
  • Blue Mountain Flower
  • Bone Meal
  • Frost Salts
  • Hagraven Feathers
  • Lavender

Fortify Destruction

  • Beehive Husk
  • Ectoplasm
  • Glow Dust
  • Glowing Mushroom
  • Nightshade
  • Wisp Wrappings

Fortify Enchanting

  • Blue Butterfly Wing
  • Hagraven Claw
  • Snowberries
  • Spriggan Sap

Fortify Health

  • Bear Claws
  • Blue Mountain Flower
  • Giant's Toe
  • Glowing Mushroom
  • Hanging Moss
  • Wheat

Fortify Heavy Armor

  • Ice Wraith Teeth
  • Sabre Cat Tooth
  • Slaughterfish Scales
  • Thistle Branch
  • White Cap

Fortify Illusion

  • Dragon's Tongue
  • Dwarven Oil
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Scaly Pholiata
  • Taproot

Fortify Light Armor

  • Beehive Husk
  • Hawk Feathers
  • Honeycomb
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Skeever Tail

Fortify Lockpicking

  • Falmer Ear
  • Namira's Rot
  • Pine Thrush Egg
  • Spider Egg

Fortify Magicka

  • Briar Heart
  • Ectoplasm
  • Histcarp
  • Jazbay Grapes
  • Red Mountain Flower
  • Tundra Cotton
  • Void Salts

Fortify Marksman

  • Canis Root
  • Elves Ear
  • Juniper Berries
  • Spider Egg

Fortify One-Handed

  • Bear Claws
  • Canis Root
  • Hanging Moss
  • Hawk Feathers
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Small Pearl

Fortify Pickpocket

  • Blue Dartwing
  • Nordic Barnacle
  • Orange Dartwing
  • Slaughterfish Egg

Fortify Restoration

  • Abecean Longfin
  • Cyrodilic Spadetail
  • Salt Pile
  • Small Antlers
  • Small Pearl

Fortify Smithing

  • Blisterwort
  • Glowing Mushroom
  • Sabre Cat Tooth
  • Spriggan Sap

Fortify Sneak

  • Abecean Longfin
  • Beehive Husk
  • Frost Mirriam
  • Hawk Feathers
  • Human Flesh
  • Powdered Mammoth Tusk
  • Purple Mountain Flower

Fortify Stamina

  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Large Antlers
  • Lavender
  • Slaughterfish Egg
  • Torchbug Thorax

Fortify Two-handed

  • Dragon's Tongue
  • Fly Amanita
  • Troll Fat

Frenzy

  • Blisterwort
  • Falmer Ear
  • Fly Amanita
  • Hagraven Feathers
  • Human Heart
  • Troll Fat

Invisibility

  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Crimson Nirnroot
  • Ice Wraith Teeth
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Nirnroot
  • Vampire Dust

Lingering Damage Health

  • Imp Stool
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Orange Dartwing
  • Slaughterfish Egg
  • Slaughterfish Scales

Lingering Damage Magicka

  • Hagraven Claw
  • Purple Mountain Flower
  • Swamp Fungal Pod
  • Torchbug Thorax, Wheat

Lingering Damage Stamina

  • Butterfly Wing
  • Chicken's Egg
  • Nightshade
  • Small Antlers

Paralysis

  • Briar Heart
  • Canis Root
  • Human Flesh
  • Imp Stool
  • Swamp Fungal Pod

Ravage Health

  • Cyrodilic Spadetail
  • Eye of Sabre Cat
  • Giant Lichen
  • Jazbay Grapes
  • Silverside Perch
  • Skeever Tail

Ravage Magicka

  • Frost Mirriam
  • Grass Pod 
  • Lavender
  • Orange Dartwing
  • Red Mountain Flower
  • White Cap

Ravage Stamina

  • Bee
  • Bone Meal
  • Deathbell
  • Honeycomb
  • Thistle Branch

Regenerate Health

  • Garlic
  • Juniper Berries
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Namira's Rot
  • Nordic Barnacle
  • Vampire Dust

Regenerate Magicka

  • Dwarven Oil
  • Fire Salts
  • Garlic
  • Jazbay Grapes
  • Moon Sugar
  • Salt Pile
  • Taproot

Regenerate Stamina

  • Bee
  • Fly Amanita
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Scaly Pholiata

Resist Fire

  • Bone Meal
  • Dragon's Tongue
  • Elves Ear
  • Fire Salts
  • Fly Amanita
  • Mudcrab Chitin
  • Snowberries

Resist Frost

  • Frost Mirriam
  • Frost Salts
  • Hawk Beak
  • Moon Sugar
  • Purple Mountain Flower
  • Silverside Perch
  • Slaughterfish Scales
  • Small Pearl
  • Snowberries
  • Thistle Branch

Resist Magic

  • Bleeding Crown
  • Chicken's Egg
  • Crimson Nirnroot
  • Hagraven Claw
  • Lavender
  • Nirnroot
  • Tundra Cotton
  • Void Salts
  • Wisp Wrappings

Resist Poison

  • Beehive Husk
  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Falmer Ear
  • Garlic
  • Grass Pod
  • Mudcrab Chitin
  • Slaughterfish Egg
  • Thistle Branch
  • Troll Fat

Resist Shock

  • Blue Dartwing
  • Glow Dust
  • Glowing Mushroom
  • Hawk Beak
  • Pearl
  • Pine Thrush Egg
  • Snowberries
  • Swamp Fungal Pod

Restore Health

  • Blisterwort
  • Blue Dartwing
  • Blue Mountain Flower
  • Butterfly Wing
  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Daedra Heart
  • Eye of Sabre Cat
  • Imp Stool
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Swamp Fungal Pod
  • Wheat

Restore Magicka

  • Briar Heart
  • Creep Cluster
  • Dwarven Oil
  • Ectoplasm
  • Elves Ear
  • Fire Salts 
  • Frost Salts
  • Giant Lichen
  • Grass Pod
  • Human Flesh
  • Moon Sugar
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Pearl
  • Red Mountain Flower
  • Taproot
  • Vampire Dust
  • White Cap

Restore Stamina

  • Bear Claws
  • Bee
  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Eye of Sabre Cat
  • Hawk Beak
  • Histcarp
  • Honeycomb
  • Large Antlers
  • Mudcrab Chitin
  • Orange Dartwing
  • Pearl
  • Pine Thrush Egg
  • Powdered Mammoth Tusk
  • Purple Mountain Flower
  • Sabre Cat Tooth
  • Silverside Perch
  • Small Pearl
  • Torchbug Thorax
  • Wisp Wrappings

Slow

  • Deathbell
  • Large Antlers
  • River Betty
  • Salt Pile

Waterbreathing

  • Chicken's Egg
  • Histcarp
  • Nordic Barnacle

Weakness to Fire

  • Bleeding Crown
  • Frost Salts
  • Ice Wraith Teeth
  • Juniper Berries
  • Moon Sugar
  • Powdered Mammoth Tusk

Weakness to Frost

  • Abecean Longfin
  • Elves Ear
  • Fire Salts
  • Ice Wraith Teeth
  • White Cap

Weakness to Magic

  • Creep Cluster
  • Dwarven Oil
  • Jazbay Grapes
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Salt Pile
  • Scaly Pholiata
  • Taproot
  • Torchbug Thorax

Weakness to Poison

  • Abecean Longfin
  • Bleeding Crown
  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Deathbell
  • Giant Lichen
  • Pine Thrush Egg
  • Sabre Cat Tooth
  • Small Antlers

Weakness to Shock

  • Bee
  • Giant Lichen
  • Hagraven Feathers
  • Void Salts



Ingredients to the easiest potions should be able to be acquired early game from example at Arcadia's Cauldron, alchemy shop in Whiterun.



Examples of Novice level potions:

Restrore health
  • Blisterwort + Wheat
  • Blue Mountain Flower + Butterfly Wing

Restore magicka
  • White Cap + Red Mountain Flower
  • Creep Cluster + Red Mountain Flower

Restore Stamina
  • Bee + Pine Thrush Egg
  • Pine Thrush Egg + Purple Mountain Flower

Fortify Health
  • Giant’s Toe + Hanging Moss

Fortify Magicka
  • Red Mountain Flower + Tundra Cotton

Fortify Stamina
  • Lavender + Garlic

Regenerate Health
  • Juniper Berries + Nordic Barnacle

Regenerate Magicka
  • Garlic + Salt Pile
  • Butterfly Wing + Hanging Moss

Regenerate Stamina
  • Bee + Mora Tapinella

Damage Health (Weak)
  • Falmer Ear + Imp Stoal

Damage Health (Strong)
  • River Betty + Falmer Ear

Damage Magicka
  • Butterfly Wing + Hanging Moss

Resist Fire
  • Fly Amanita + Snowberries

Resist Frost
  • Snowberries + Thistle Branch

Resist Shock
  • Glowdust + Snowberries

Invisibility
  • Nirnroot + Chaurus Eggs

Waterbreathing
  • Chicken’s Egg – Nordic Barnacle

Paralysis
  • Canis Root
  • Imp Stool





Examples of Advanced level potions:

Invisibility and Regen Health
  • Luna Moth Wing + Vampire Dust (Good for Fleeing nasty situation)

Paralysis and Damage Health
  • Canis Root + Imp Stool + River Betty

Restore Health and Fortify Health
  • Wheat + Blue Mountain Flower (Two effect healing potion)

Regen Magicka, Fortify Magicka, Restore Magicka
  • Briar Heart + Jazbay Grapes + Moon Sugar (Ultimate magicka potion)

Fortify One-handed, Fortify Light Armor, Fortify One-handed
  • Hawk Feathers + Rock Warbler Egg + Beehive Husk (I think this is supposed to be ultimate Light armor potion but has an error with One-Handed included twice, if someone knows what's wrong in the description please share)

Fortify Heavy Armor, Fortify Block, Resist Frost
  • Briar Heart + Thistle Branch + Slaughterfish Scales

Fortify Magicka, Fortify Destruction, Restore Magicka
  • Briar Heart + Ectoplasm + Glowdust (Destruction mage's potion for ultimate damage dealing)

Regen Magicka, Resist Frost, Restore Magicka, Resist Fire
  • Snowberries + Moon Sugar + Fire Salts (Resist magicka + max your magicka)

Most valuable potion in game?
  • Human Heart + Jarrin Root + Blisterwort = Poison of Damage Health, value 7530 Gold




5 comments:

  1. Fortify One-handed, Fortify Light Armor, Fortify One-handed is obviously wrong. The third benefit is FORTIFY SNEAK. Not the best in my opinion because you don't often need to sneak once a battle has begun.

    Unfortunately you can't create a 'fortify one-handed, fortify light-armour and fortify block' potion, which is my idea of the ultimate one-handed potion. But that can't stop you carrying a combination of potions containing 2 out of the 3 attributes. And also there's plenty combat fortifying potions with different health bonuses added in. Here are some of my 'advanced' potions:

    - Restore Health+One-Handed
    Rock Warbler Egg
    +
    Bear Claws or
    Canis Root or
    Hanging Moss or
    Hawk Feathers or
    Small Pearl
    +
    Blisterwort or
    Blue Dartwing or
    Blue Mountain Flower or
    Butterfly Wing or
    Charred Skeever Hide or
    Daedra Heart or
    Eye of Sabre Cat or
    Imp Stool or
    Swamp Fungal Pod or
    Wheat

    - Regen Health+Light Armour
    Luna Moth Wing
    +
    Garlic or
    Juniper Berries or
    Luna Moth Wing or
    Namira's Rot or
    Nordic Barnacle or
    Vampire Dust
    +
    Beehive Husk or
    Hawk Feathers or
    Honeycomb or
    Skeever Tail

    - Fort Health+One-Handed
    Bear Claws or(/and = completed)
    Hanging Moss
    +
    Blue Mountain Flower or
    Giant's Toe or
    Glowing Mushroom or
    Wheat
    +
    Canis Root or
    Hawk Feathers or
    Rock Warbler Egg or
    Small Pearl

    - One-Handed+Light Armour
    Hawk Feathers
    +
    Bear Claws or
    Canis Root or
    Hanging Moss or
    Rock Warbler Egg or
    Small Pearl
    +
    Beehive Husk or
    Honeycomb or (consider using for block+light armour)
    Luna Moth Wing or
    Skeever Tail

    - Block+Light Armour
    Honeycomb
    +
    Beehive Husk or
    Hawk Feathers or
    Luna Moth Wing or
    Skeever Tail
    +
    Bleeding Crown or
    Briar Heart or
    Pearl or
    Slaughterfish Scales or
    Tundra Cotton

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  2. Thanks for your tips! Hopefully readers will find some of those potions useful :) My Skyrim playing is on a break since my consoles dvd drive decided to die just recently.

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  3. Oh, and in addition here are some great POISONS (I think you've got one or two of these above):

    - Paralise+dam health
    Human Flesh or(/and = completed)
    Imp Stool
    +
    Briar Heart or
    Canis Root or
    Swamp Fungal Pod or
    +
    Crimson Nirnroot or
    Deathbell or
    Ectoplasm or
    Falmer Ear or
    Human Heart or
    Jarrin Root or
    Mora Tapinella (must inc Imp Stool) or
    Nightshade or
    Nirnroot or
    Orange Dartwing (must inc Imp Stool only) or
    Red Mountain Flower or
    River Betty or
    Skeever Tail or
    Slaughterfish Egg (must inc Imp Stool only) or
    Slaughterfish Scales (must inc Imp Stool only) or
    Small Antlers or
    Troll Fat or
    Void Salts

    - Slow+dam health
    Deathbell or(/and = completed)
    River Betty
    +
    Large Antlers or
    Salt Pile or
    +
    Crimson Nirnroot or
    Ectoplasm or
    Falmer Ear or
    Human Flesh or
    Human Heart or
    Imp Stool or
    Jarrin Root or
    Nightshade or
    Nirnroot or
    Red Mountain or
    Flower or
    Skeever Tail or
    Small Antlers (bonus: weakness to poison) or
    Troll Fat or
    Void Salts

    - Frenzy+Dam Health
    Falmer Ear or(/and completed)
    Human Hearth or(/and completed)
    Troll Fat
    +
    Blisterwort or
    Fly Amanita or
    Hagraven Feathers
    +
    Crimson Nirnroot
    Deathbell
    Ectoplasm
    Human Flesh
    Imp Stool
    Jarrin Root
    Nightshade
    Nirnroot
    Red Mountain Flower
    River Betty
    Skeever Tail
    Small Antlers
    Void Salts

    - Fear+Rav Health
    Cyrodilic Spadetail
    +
    Blue Dartwing or
    Daedra Heart or
    Namira's Rot or
    Powdered Mammoth Tusk
    +
    Eye of Sabre Cat or
    Giant Lichen or
    Jazbay Grapes or
    Silverside Perch or
    Skeever Tail

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  4. Ah, sorry to hear that. For me I need constant breaks from the game anyway, it can become quickly overwhelming - sometimes it takes more work than my day job!

    But I'm glad I worked out the potions above. I used this page after I got bored of wasting so many ingredients through experimentation. Good luck fixing your machine!

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  5. Oh yes, games like these are really catchy and thus very time consuming also. When you sink into the world of it, day just passes by so easily :D

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