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Alchemy is one of the three crafting skills your character can train in. Many different potions and poisons can be made with different ingredients. The simplest recipes only have a single effect, while more complex creations can yield more bonuses or even negative side effects.
First you'll need to gather up various ingredients that can be found in many locations: mushrooms in caves, fish from rivers, wild plants, and even the body parts of defeated enemies. Each of these ingredients have four effects which start off hidden. You can discover what these effects are by ingesting the compound (and receive the benefits/impairments); low level Alchemists will only learn the first of the four properties, but those with the Experimenter perk can learn additional effects. You don't actually need to know the effects before brewing a potion.
As you experiment with ingredients each successful potion will reveal the hidden effect used. If none of the ingredients used have any matching effects the crafting attempt will result in failure. However, as long as there is even one match a potion or poison will be made. This bonus will be stronger if you add in a third ingredient that also has this property. For example adding Juniper Berries and Namira's Rot will yield a Regenerate Health Potion. If you added in Garlic the Health Regeneration would be stronger. However, if you instead used a Luna Moth Wing the potion would have the side effect of Damage Magicka. The Purity perk will remove the negative effects from potions and positive effects from poisons.
You will skill up faster experimenting with new ingredients instead of relying on known recipes, even if the resulting potion is the same. If you're skilling up and want to gain some profit as well, consider making potions out of Hanging Moss, Bear Claws and Eye of Sabre Cat. This combination will yield potions that have five expensive properties: Fortify Health, Fortify One-Handed, Restore Stamina, Damage Magicka and Damage Magicka Regen.
Among the most expensive and sought after single effects include Invisibility and Slow. For Invisibility it's best to start with an Ice Wraith Tooth to create a "pure" Invisibility potion, as the secondary ingredient won't matter. However, other combinations will have benefits or handicaps. Luna Moth Wing and Vampire Dust will add Regenerate Health on top of Invisibility, but Luna Moth Wing with Chaurus Egg will add Damage Magicka. For the Slow effect Deathbell, Large Antlers, Salt Pile, and River Betty will all yield a Slow poison; but using the flower and fish together will add in Damage Health.
Because of the sheer amount of possible creations we've listed out each of the 92 ingredients and their four effects. There are 52 possible effects so be sure to cross reference each ingredient so that you'll be satisfied with all bonuses and negatives.
|Ingredient||Source/Location||Primary Effect||Secondary Effect||Tertiary Effect||Quartary Effect|
|Abecean Longfin||River Fish||Weakness to Frost||Fortify Sneak||Weakness to Poison||Fortify Restoration|
|Bear Claws||Bear||Restore Stamina||Fortify Health||Fortify One-Handed||Damage Magicka Regen|
|Bee||Beehive||Restore Stamina||Ravage Stamina||Regenerate Stamina||Weakness to Shock|
|Beehive Husk||Beehive||Resist Poison||Fortify Light Armor||Fortify Sneak||Fortify Destruction|
|Bleeding Crwon||Mushroom||Weakness to Fire||Fortify Block||Weakness to Poison||Resist Magic|
|Blisterwort||Cave||Damage Stamina||Frenzy||Restore Health||Fortify Smithing|
|Blue Butterfly Wing||Butterfly||Damage Stamina||Fortify Conjuration||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify Enchanting|
|Blue Dartwing||Dragonfly||Resist Shock||Fortify Pickpocket||Restore Health||Fear|
|Blue Mountain Flower||Mountain Flower||Restore Health||Fortify Conjuration||Fortify Health||Damage Magicka Regen|
|Bone Meal||Draugr||Damage Stamina||Resist Fire||Fortify Conjuration||Ravage Stamina|
|Briar Heart||Forsworn||Restore Magicka||Fortify Block||Paralysis||Fortify Magicka|
|Butterfly Wing||Butterfly||Restore Health||Fortify Barter||Lingering Damage Stamina||Damage Magicka|
|Canis Root||Near Rocks||Damage Stamina||Fortify One-Handed||Fortify Marksman||Paralysis|
|Charred Skeever Hide||Campfires||Restore Stamina||Cure Disease||Resist Poison||Restore Health|
|Chaurus||Caves and Cellars||Weakness to Poison||Fortify Stamina||Damage Magicka||Invisibility|
|Chicken Egg||Chicken Nest||Resist Magic||Damage Magicka Regen||Waterbreathing||Lingering Damage Stamina|
|Creep Cluster||Roads||Restore Magicka||Damage Stamina Regen||Fortify Carry Weight||Weakness to Magic|
|Crimson Nirnroot||Dwemer Dungeons||Damage Health||Damage Stamina||Invisibility||Resist Magic|
|Cyrodilic Spadetail||River Fish||Damage Stamina||Fortify Restoration||Fear||Ravage Health|
|Daedra Heart||Daedra||Restore Health||Damage Stamina Regen||Damage Magicka||Fear|
|Deathbell||Swamps||Damage Health||Ravage Stamina||Slow||Weakness to Poison|
|Dragon's Tongue||Roads||Resist Fire||Fortify Barter||Fortify Illusion||Fortify Two-handed|
|Dwarven Oil||Dwemer Ruins||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Illusion||Regenerate Magicka||Restore Magicka|
|Ectoplasm||Ghosts||Restore Magicka||Fortify Destruction||Fortify Magicka||Damage Health|
|Elves Ear||Plants and Houses||Restore Magicka||Fortify Marksman||Weakness to Frost||Resist Fire|
|Eye of Sabre Cat||Sabre Cat||Restore Stamina||Ravage Health||Damage Magicka||Restore Health|
|Falmer Ear||Falmer||Damage Health||Frenzy||Resist Poison||Fortify Lockpicking|
|Fire Salts||Flame Atronach||Weakness to Frost||Resist Fire||Restore Magicka||Regenerate Magicka|
|Fly Amanita||Caves||Resist Fire||Fortify Two-handed||Frenzy||Regenerate Stamina|
|Frost Mirriam||Plants and Houses||Resist Frost||Fortify Sneak||Ravage Magicka||Damage Stamina Regen|
|Frost Salts||Frost Atronach||Weakness to Fire||Resist Frost||Restore Magicka||Fortify Conjuration|
|Garlic||Farms and Wilderness||Resist Poison||Fortify Stamina||Regenerate Magicka||Regenerate Health|
|Giant Lichen||Rivers||Weakness to Shock||Ravage Health||Weakness to Poison||Restore Magicka|
|Giant's Toe||Giant||Damage Stamina||Fortify Health||Fortify Carry Weight||Damage Stamina Regen|
|Glow Dust||Wispmother||Damage Magicka||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify Destruction||Resist Shock|
|Glowing Mushroom||Caves||Resist Shock||Fortify Destruction||Fortify Smithing||Fortify Health|
|Grass Pod||Crass Spikes||Resist Poison||Ravage Magicka||Fortify Alteration||Restore Magicka|
|Hagraven Claw||Hagraven||Resist Magic||Lingering Damage Magicka||Fortify Enchanting||Fortify Barter|
|Hagraven Feathers||Hagraven||Damage Magicka||Fortify Conjuration||Frenzy||Weakness to Shock|
|Hanging Moss||Vegetation||Damage Magicka||Fortify Health||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify One-Handed|
|Hawk Beak||Hawk||Restore Stamina||Resist Frost||Fortify Carry Weight||Resist Shock|
|Hawk Feathers||Hawk||Cure Disease||Fortify Light Armor||Fortify One-Handed||Fortify Sneak|
|Histcarp||River Fish||Restore Stamina||Fortify Magicka||Damage Stamina Regen||Waterbreathing|
|Honey Comb||Beehive||Restore Stamina||Fortify Block||Fortify Light Armor||Ravage Stamina|
|Human Flesh||Falmer||Damage Health||Paralysis||Restore Magicka||Fortify Sneak|
|Human Heart||Falmer||Damage Health||Damage Magicka||Damage Magicka Regen||Frenzy|
|Ice Wraith Teeth||Ice Wraith||Weakness to Frost||Fortify Heavy Armor||Invisibility||Weakness to Fire|
|Imp Stool||Mushroom||Damage Health||Lingering Damage Health||Paralysis||Restore Health|
|Jarrin Root||Plant||Damage Health||Damage Magicka||Damage Stamina||Damage Magicka Regen|
|Jazbay Grape||Guardian Stones||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Magicka||Regenerate Magicka||Ravage Health|
|Juniper Berries||Juniper Tree||Weakness to Fire||Fortify Marksman||Regenerate Health||Damage Stamina Regen|
|Large Antlers||Deer||Restore Stamina||Fortify Stamina||Slow||Damage Stamina Regen|
|Lavender||Plant||Resist Magic||Fortify Stamina||Ravage Magicka||Fortify Conjuration|
|Luna Moth Wing||Luna Moth||Damage Magicka||Fortify Light Armor||Regenerate Health||Invisibility|
|Moon Sugar||Beastman Merchants||Weakness to Fire||Resist Frost||Restore Magicka||Regenerate Magicka|
|Mora Tapinella||Dead Trees||Restore Magicka||Lingering Damage Health||Regenerate Stamina||Fortify Illusion|
|Mudcrab Chitin||Mudcrab||Restore Stamina||Cure Disease||Resist Poison||Resist Fire|
|Namira's Rot||Caves||Damage Magicka||Fortify Lockpicking||Fear||Regenerate Health|
|Nightshade||Graves||Damage Health||Damage Magicka Regen||Lingering Damage Stamina||Fortify Destruction|
|Nirnroot||Lakes||Damage Health||Damage Stamina||Invisibility||Resist Magic|
|Nordic Barnacle||Underwater||Damage Magicka||Waterbreathing||Regenerate Health||Fortify Pickpocket|
|Orange Dartwing||Dragonfly||Restore Stamina||Ravage Magicka||Fortify Pickpocket||Lingering Damage Health|
|Pearl||Clams||Restore Stamina||Fortify Block||Restore Magicka||Resist Shock|
|Pine Thrush Egg||Nests||Restore Stamina||Fortify Lockpicking||Weakness to Poison||Resist Shock|
|Powdered Mammoth Tusk||Giant Camp||Restore Stamina||Fortify Sneak||Weakness to Fire||Fear|
|Purple Mountain Flower||Mountains||Restore Stamina||Fortify Sneak||Lingering Damage Magicka||Resist Frost|
|Red Mountain Flower||Mountains||Restore Magicka||Ravage Magicka||Fortify Magicka||Damage Health|
|River Betty||River Fish||Damage Health||Fortify Alteration||Slow||Fortify Carry Weight|
|Rock Warbler Egg||Nests||Restore Health||Fortify One-Handed||Damage Stamina||Weakness to Magic|
|Sabre Cat Tooth||Sabre Cat||Restore Stamina||Fortify Heavy Armor||Fortify Smithing||Weakness to Poison|
|Salt Pile||Merchants||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Restoration||Slow||Regenerate Magicka|
|Scaly Pholiota||Caves||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Illusion||Regenerate Stamina||Fortify Carry Weight|
|Silverside Perch||River Fish||Restore Stamina||Damage Stamina Regen||Ravage Health||Resist Frost|
|Skeever Tail||Skeever||Damage Stamina Regen||Ravage Health||Damage Health||Fortify Light Armor|
|Slaughterfish Egg||Underwater||Resist Poison||Fortify Pickpocket||Lingering Damage Health||Fortify Stamina|
|Slaughterfish Scales||Slaughterfish||Resist Frost||Lingering Damage Health||Fortify Heavy Armor||Fortify Block|
|Small Antlers||Elk||Weakness to Poison||Fortify Restoration||Lingering Damage Stamina||Damage Health|
|Small Pearl||Clams||Restore Stamina||Fortify One-Handed||Fortify Restoration||Resist Frost|
|Snowberries||Bush||Resist Fire||Fortify Enchanting||Resist Frost||Resist Shock|
|Spider Egg||Spider Lair||Damage Stamina||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify Lockpicking||Fortify Marksman|
|Spriggan Sap||Spriggan||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify Enchanting||Fortify Smithing||Fortify Alteration|
|Swamp Fungal Pod||Swamp||Resist Shock||Lingering Damage Magicka||Paralysis||Restore Health|
|Taproot||Spriggan||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Illusion||Regenerate Magicka||Restore Magicka|
|Thistle Branch||Thistle Plant||Resist Frost||Ravage Stamina||Resist Poison||Fortify Heavy Armor|
|Torchbug Thorax||Torchbug||Restore Stamina||Lingering Damage Magicka||Weakness to Magic||Fortify Stamina|
|Troll Fat||Fat||Resist Poison||Fortify Two-handed||Frenzy||Damage Health|
|Tundra Cotton||Mountains||Resist Magic||Fortify Magicka||Fortify Block||Fortify Barter|
|Vampire Dust||Vampires||Invisibility||Restore Magicka||Regenerate Health||Cure Disease|
|Void Salts||Atronach||Weakness to Shock||Resist Magic||Damage Health||Fortify Magicka|
|Wheat||Farms and Merchants||Restore Health||Fortify Health||Damage Stamina Regen||Lingering Damage Magicka|
|White Cap||Mushrooms||Weakness to Frost||Fortify Heavy Armor||Restore Magicka||Ravage Magicka|
|Wisp Wrappings||Wisp Mother||Restore Stamina||Fortify Destruction||Fortify Carry Weight||Resist Magic|
i completed all this after playing skyrim for 1 month and i had full steel plate amour and orcish greatsword it was epic i completed in level 13 and 9786 gold hehe
i am a werewolf, and happy with that, but in dawngaurd, i am offered to be a powerful vampire, is it really that much power? also, i see wings, will i be able to fly? anybody know please respond
There is so much to do in this awesome game "The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim" a good Walkthrough is always welcome.
Okay so, I don't know if anyone's answered this or not, but.... If the whole point of this scene is to go through all this sh*t & get fighting experience, then discover the horn ISN'T actually there and you actually have to go to Riverwood to retrieve it....
Can't you just skip this scene altogether and just go right on over to Riverwood? Or is something crucial supposed to happen (besides loot stuff & fighting skills) that you cannot miss?
Just someone please tell me if I can skip it & just go to Riverwood, or if I HAVE to complete this part.
Start a new character and in the first house that you can get your first weapons, the NPC that helps you, waits for you to take a key from 1 dead soldier and open the door..... DONT open the door, go in sneak/stealth mode and backstab him as much as you want.... He does NOT die..... I left there with 44 level 1 handed weapons and 100 level sneak. Character level about 18. I could wait more to get 1 handed weapons in 100 but i got bored..... ^^
+It's only 50 gold to get to Solitude from Whiterun, and if u don't have 50 gold, then u r spending waaaaayy too much, and only doing the main quest
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there meant to be a word wall in this dungeon? This guide misses out on the shout so I was just wondering if this is a foolish mistake or what?
How do you put spells or souls into your weapons? I just started playing the game, and all the stuff that can be done is a little overwhelming.
@YariStar find an enchanting table, there you can break enchanted weapons or clothes or jewelry etc. you break these items to learn the spell, after a spell is learned you can use the table to enchant you own belongings, as long as you have filled soul gems, the bigger the soul gem the more powerful the spell will be. to fill soul gems you need a soul trap spell or a weapon with soul trap capabilities, the bigger the creature the bigger the soul.
how do you get through the gates that open when the stones are walked near by... all my gates were open n i whirlwinded through them but i couldn't go through the gates???
Do you have to finish the main quests before going to side quests? or is it just better to finish them first?
@lolgamer73 No, you can finish the main quest and do the sidequests if you want. I always do sidequests first before finishing the main story. It's up to you. Not sure if there are any missable sidequests for completing the main quest first.
OK, don't laugh, please. but I can't figure out how to use the PS3 controls to take and then equip objects. Some of them just "follow" me and I don't know how to pick them up. Some of them make it to my inventory but some don't. What buttons do I push to get this stuff? Before you think I'm stupid, I'm not, I'm just a LittleOldLadyGamer that hasn't forgotten her inner child :)
@lolgamer73 You can't equip objects. Only weapons, armor, rings and necklaces. You can pick up objects by pressing X or drag them around by clicking R3.
Hi guys, I just got Skyrim yesterday and it's a cool game but I seem to be stuck at one section in the golden claw part and it's annoying the hell out of me! When I get to the chest at the end of the tunnel where I've slashed up all the undead dudes and got past the spike door and the swinging blades I pull that chain that opens the iron gate over the stream and then I can only go a few meters into the cave and I get blocked by a heaps of rocks in the way that wont let me go any further. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there something that I've missed that makes the game do that? Any help would be awesome! Cheers.
where can i find and enchanted armor, or apparel item ; boots , necklace,shield ; etc. enchanted with firewalker that i can break. my character is a vampire, and i need fire resistance on my armor.
@jolene26 just enchant your own armor, you have to disenchant something with the effect first(to learn it), your skills will improve, as will your enchantment, the more you use the enchantment tables.
@jolene26 sorry i didnt read you question properly, there is a theft merchant at the college of winterhold that had a necklace that had 30% fire resistance, hope that helps
im stuck in Saarthal in the chamer with 6 stones that have a snake, eagle, and fish on it...what order do they go in???
Doing "In My Time of Need" quest where I need to talk to Alik'r prisoner in jail. Apparently need to unlock the jail cell in order to talk to the prisoner. I have pickpocketed 4 jail keys from guards, but at cell door I keep getting the message that I need a key. What am I overlooking or doing wrong?
Who the Hell is Drelas and why is he trying to kill me?!? I'm quite a way into the game and don't remember how I might have slighted this fellow, but he surely wants me dead and I can't figure out why.
@Lantazan Drelas is a wizard who has a cottage and if you find him, he tries to kill you with magicka powers. If you kill him though, you inherit his cottage. If there are things that still say "steal," which they shouldn't, unless he's still alive. I was stumbling around and came across his cottage and he tried to kill me, so I zapped him dead with my shout of fire. I instantly got his cottage. You will officially have another home.
.......maybe because I just went busting into his house on a rainy afternoon, but I remember that guy's name from somewhere and the quest log has no record.
im in ustengrav depths [the horn of jurgen windcaller ] im stuck can't get through the gates help 2 hr trying
in the beginning of the game I am just sitting there do i have to press something or is it automatic PLZ SOMEONE HELP VERY FRUSTRATED
@nbarocks123 Just wait for the opening scene to finish...then you'll be able to make your character...damn are people this bad at games now?
I'm stuck on a side quest for words of power. The area that is stoping me is a riddle of sorts from "the four totums" or something like that. the door I need to go through is locked and the only way to get to the other side tis to solve the riddle. The totums must be activated in order. Each totum has an animal on it's face.
The animals are as follows: Fox, Wolf, Bear, and Snake. (Not Nessessarily in that Order).
The Riddle goes something like this: The first fears all: the Second fears none. The third will eat the first and the forth when allone fears the second. Again I'm not positive agout the exact wording but this ai all I have. Could someone please give me the correct order for this riddle.