Skyrim Alchemy Potion Recipes Guide

A little bit of trial and error might be needed to learn new Alchemy potion recipes in Skyrim.

Alchemy in Skyrim is easier to get into than you might think, and most players will want to delve into it to some degree at least for restorative potions. The buffs and poisons you can craft through Alchemy are well worth it as well. In this guide we'll go over getting into Skyrim Alchemy and how to best use it for you.

Combinations of Alchemy Ingredients in Skyrim

Each Alchemy ingredient in Skyrim has four distinct effects. Through trial and error (i.e., eating the ingredients or combining them using the Alchemy Lab) shows you the types of effects that they have.

Given that you only need at least two ingredients to brew a potion or poison, you'll want to ensure that the ingredients that you're using have a similar effect. Once discovered, these will appear on the panel so you can quickly craft them using specific items.

Moreover, you can visit Alchemy vendors, trainers, and even general goods stores. Check their wares and they might be selling recipes that you can learn instantly.

Skyrim Potion Recipes

Potions in Skyrim are used to buff your character temporarily. These are some of the ingredients that you can combine to create these potions.

Cure Disease Potion:

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

Fortify Carry Weight Potion:

  • Creep Cluster
  • Giant's Toe
  • Hawk Beak
  • Netch Jelly
  • River Betty

Invisibility Potion:

  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Crimson Nirnroot/Nirnroot
  • Ice Wraith Teeth
  • Vampire Dust

Regenerate Health Potion:

  • Garlic
  • Juniper Berries
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Nordic Barnacle
  • Vampire Dust

Regenerate Magicka Potion:

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

Regenerate Stamina Potion:

  • Bee
  • Fly Amanita
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Scaly Pholiota

Resist Fire Potion:

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

Resist Frost Potion:

  • Frost Salts
  • Hawk Beak
  • Moon Sugar
  • Purple Mountain Flower
  • Slaughterfish Scales
  • Snowberries
  • Thistle Branch

Resist Poison Potion:

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

Resist Shock Potion:

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

Waterbreathing Potion:

  • Chicken's Egg
  • Fish
  • Histcarp
  • Nordic Barnacle
  • Salmon Roe

Skyrim Poison Recipes

Conversely, the poisons in Skyrim are used to coat weapons, granting them a temporary effect. Alternatively, you can level up your Sneak skill to get close to an enemy, then place a potion inside their own pockets to see the effect.

Damage Health Poison:

  • Crimson Nirnroot/Nirnroot
  • Deathbell
  • Ectoplasm
  • Falmer Ear
  • Human Flesh
  • Human Heart
  • Imp Stool
  • Nightshade
  • Red Mountain Flower
  • Skeever Tail
  • Small Antlers
  • Troll Fat
  • Void Salts

Damage Magicka Poison:

  • Butterfly Wing
  • Chaurus Eggs
  • Daedra Heart
  • Glow Dust
  • Hagraven Feathers
  • Hanging Moss
  • Human Heart
  • Luna Moth Wing
  • Nordic Barnacle

Damage Stamina Poison:

  • Ancestor Moth Wing
  • Blisterwort
  • Blue Butterfly Wing
  • Bone Meal
  • Crimson Nirnroot/Nirnroot
  • Giant's Toe
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Spider Egg

Fear Poison:

  • Blue Dartwing
  • Cyrodillic Spadetail
  • Daedra Heart
  • Netch Jelly
  • Poison Bloom
  • Powdered Mammoth Tusk

Frenzy Poison:

  • Blisterwort
  • Boar Tusk
  • Falmer Ear
  • Fly Amanita
  • Hagraven's Feathers
  • Human Heart
  • Troll Fat

Paralysis Poison:

  • Briar Heart
  • Canis Root
  • Gleamblossom
  • Human Heart
  • Imp Stool
  • Netch Jelly
  • Swamp Fungal Pod

Slow Poison:

  • Deathbell
  • Large Antlers
  • Poison Bloom
  • River Betty
  • Salt Pile

That's it for our Skyrim Alchemy guide. If you it helpful, check out some of our other Skyrim guides here on GameSkinny.

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Published Dec. 6th 2021

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