Alchemy is the process of making potions by mixing solvents and reagents to create potions and poisons.
An Alchemist gathers natural Reagents growing in the world, and mixes them with a water solvent at an Alchemy Table to create Potions. To do this, the Alchemist must find pools of water with special qualities that will yield the proper results when mixed. The grade of the solvent will determine the potency of the product.

Reagents
All Reagents have four traits that must be discovered by usage. Combining the same trait from two or three reagents in a potion will produce that effect, the potion’s magical quality. Many reagents have both positive and negative traits and a specific negative trait will “cancel out” the positive form of that trait.
A skilled Alchemist learns to experiment to find the combinations of reagents that will offer the best results.

Alchemy Reagents

Name & Icon Description & Effects
Beetle Scuttle An ingredient for crafting potions, dropped by Assassin Beetles and Thunderbugs

eso-effect-lower-spell-resistBreach
Protection
eso-effect-increase-armorIncrease Armor
Vitality

Blessed Thistle An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape
Restore Stamina
Increase Weapon Power
Ravage Health
Speed
Blue Entoloma An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape
eso-effect-ravage-magickaRavage Magicka
eso-effect-lower-spell-powerCowardice
eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-invisibleInvisible
Bugloss.png Bugloss An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape
eso-effect-increase-spell-resistIncrease Spell Resist
eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-lower-spell-powerCowardice
eso-effect-restore-magickaRestore Magicka
eso-reagent-butterfly-wingButterfly Wing

An ingredient for crafting potions, dropped by Butterflies

eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-restore-healthLingering Health
eso-effect-lower-spell-criticalUncertainty
eso-effect-restore-healthVitality

Columbine.png Columbine

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-restore-magickaRestore Magicka
eso-effect-restore-staminaRestore Stamina
eso-effect-unstoppableUnstoppable

Corn Flower.png Corn Flower

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-restore-magickaRestore Magicka
eso-effect-increase-spell-powerIncrease Spell Power
eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-detectionDetection

Dragonthorn.png Dragonthorn

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-increase-weapon-powerIncrease Weapon Power
eso-effect-restore-staminaRestore Stamina
eso-effect-lower-armorFracture
eso-effect-weapon-criticalIncrease Weapon Critical

Emetic Russula.pngEmetic Russula

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-ravage-magickaRavage Magicka
eso-effect-ravage-staminaRavage Stamina
eso-effect-stunEntrapment

eso-reagent-fleshfly-larvaFleshfly Larva An ingredient for crafting potions & poisons, dropped by zombies and rarely dropped by fleshflies

eso-effect-ravage-staminaRavage Stamina
eso-effect-ravage-healthGradual Ravage Health
eso-effect-lower-armorVulnerability
eso-effect-restore-healthVitality

Imp Stool.png Imp Stool

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-lower-weapon-powerMaim
eso-effect-ravage-staminaRavage Stamina
eso-effect-increase-armorIncrease Armor
eso-effect-lower-weapon-criticalEnervation

Lady's Smock.png Lady’s Smock

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-increase-spell-powerIncrease Spell Power
eso-effect-restore-magickaRestore Magicka
eso-effect-lower-spell-resistBreach
eso-effect-spell-criticalIncrease Spell Critical

Luminous Russula.pngLuminous Russula

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-ravage-staminaRavage Stamina
eso-effect-lower-weapon-powerMaim
eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-reduced-speedHindrance

Mountain Flower.pngMountain Flower

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-increase-armorIncrease Armor
eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-lower-weapon-powerMaim
eso-effect-restore-staminaRestore Stamina

eso-reagent-mudcrab-chitinMudcrab Chitin

An ingredient for crafting potions and poisons, rarely dropped by mudcrabs

eso-effect-increase-spell-resistIncrease Spell Resist
Protection
eso-effect-increase-armorIncrease Armor
Defile

Namira's Rot.pngNamira’s Rot

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-spell-criticalSpell Critical
eso-effect-speedSpeed
eso-effect-invisibleInvisible
eso-effect-unstoppableUnstoppable

eso-reagent-nightshadeNightshade

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-ravage-healthGradual Ravage Health
Protection
Defile

Nirnroot.png Nirnroot

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-lower-spell-criticalUncertainty
eso-effect-lower-weapon-criticalEnervation
eso-effect-invisibleInvisible

eso-reagent-scrib-jellyScrib Jelly

An ingredient for crafting potions and poisons, dropped by Scribs

eso-effect-ravage-magickaRavage Magicka
eso-effect-lower-armorVulnerability
eso-effect-speedSpeed
eso-effect-restore-healthLingering Health

eso-reagent-spider-eggSpider Egg

An ingredient for crafting potions and poisons, dropped by Spiders

eso-effect-reduced-speedHindrance
eso-effect-restore-healthLingering Health
eso-effect-invisibleInvisible
Defile

Stinkhorn.png Stinkhorn

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-lower-armorFracture
eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-increase-weapon-powerIncrease Weapon Power
eso-effect-ravage-staminaRavage Stamina

eso-torchbug_thoraxTorchbug Thorax

An ingredient for crafting potions and poisons, dropped by Torchbugs

eso-effect-lower-armorFracture
eso-effect-lower-weapon-criticalEnervation
eso-effect-detectionDetection
Vitality

Violet Coprinus.pngViolet Coprinus

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-lower-spell-resistBreach
eso-effect-ravage-healthRavage Health
eso-effect-increase-spell-powerIncrease Spell Power
eso-effect-ravage-magickaRavage Magicka

Water Hyacinth.pngWater Hyacinth

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-restore-healthRestore Health
eso-effect-spell-criticalIncrease Spell Critical
eso-effect-weapon-criticalIncrease Weapon Critical
eso-effect-stunEntrapment

White Cap.pngWhite Cap

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-lower-spell-powerCowardice
eso-effect-ravage-magickaRavage Magicka
eso-effect-increase-spell-resistIncrease Spell Resist
eso-effect-detectionDetection

Wormwood.png Wormwood

An ingredient for crafting potions, gathered in the landscape

eso-effect-weapon-criticalWeapon Critical
eso-effect-reduced-speedHindrance
eso-effect-detectionDetection
eso-effect-unstoppableUnstoppable

Solvents 

Solvents are the liquid of the potion and determine the level, and therefore the strength, of the potion. You can spend Skill Points in a passive called Solvent Profiency which will allow you to use higher level solvents and create better potions/poisons.

Solvents can be found in various places around Tamriel from natural rivers and streams to shelves and nightstands. Water skins and bottles will normally contain solvents as well. If you notice a small splashing near a river bank it is likely that you can collect a solvent there. The level of the solvents found depends on the zone that it is found. Higher level solvents are found in higher level zones and lower level solvents in the lower level zones.

Level Icon Description Location Usage
3 Natural Water.pngNatural Water
  • An ingredient for crafting level 3 potions
  • 1500 inspiration
Level 0-10 zones Required for making “sip” potions
10 Clear Water.pngClear Water
  • An ingredient for crafting level 10 potions
  • 5000 inspiration
Level 10-20 zones Required for making “tincture” potions
20 Pristine Water.pngPristine Water
  • An ingredient for crafting level 20 potions
  • 8000 inspiration
Level 20-30 zones Required for making “dram” potions
30 Cleansed Water.pngCleansed Water
  • An ingredient for crafting level 30 potions
  • 16000 inspiration
Level 30-40 zones Required for making “potion” potions
40 Filtered Water.pngFiltered Water
  • An ingredient for crafting level 40 potions
  • 20000 inspiration
Level 40-50 zones Required for making “solution” potions
Champion 10 Purified Water.pngPurified Water
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level potions
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 10-50 Zones
Cyrodiil
Required for making “elixir” potions
Champion 50 Cloud Mist.pngCloud Mist
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level potions
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 50-100 Zones Required for making “panacea” potions
Champion 100 star-dew-alchemy-solvent-esoStar Dew
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level potions
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 100-150 Zones (Craglorn) Required for making “distilate” potions
Champion 150 Lorkhans_Tears.pngLorkhan’s Tears
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level potions
  • 20000 inspiration
Imperial City

Tel Var Merchant

DLC Zones (Solvent Proficiency 8 required)

Required for making “essence”potions
3 grease-poison-solvent-eso Greese
  • An ingredient for crafting level 3 poisons
  • 1500 inspiration
Level 0-10 zones Required for making Poison I
10 ichor-poison-solvent-eso Ichor
  • An ingredient for crafting level 10 poisons
  • 5000 inspiration
Level 10-20 zones Required for making Poison II
20 slime-poison-solvent-eso Slime
  • An ingredient for crafting level 20 poisons
  • 8000 inspiration
Level 20-30 zones Required for making Poison III
30 gall-poison-solvent-eso Gall
  • An ingredient for crafting level 30 poisons
  • 16000 inspiration
Level 30-40 zones Required for making Poison IV
40 terebinthine-poison-solvent-esoTerebinthine
  • An ingredient for crafting level 40 poisons
  • 20000 inspiration
Level 40-50 zones Required for making Poison V
Champion 10 pitch-bile-poison-solvent-eso Pitch Bile
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level poisons
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 10-50 Zones
Cyrodiil
Required for making Poison VI
Champion 50 tarblack-solvent-poisons-eso Tarblack
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level poisons
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 50-100 Zones Required for making Poison VII
Champion 100 night-oil-solvent-poisons-eso Night Oil
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level poisons
  • 20000 inspiration
Champion 100-150 Zones (Craglorn) Required for making Poison VIII
Champion 150 alkahest-solvent-poisons-eso Alkahest
  • An ingredient for crafting Champion level poisons
  • 20000 inspiration
Imperial City

Tel Var Stones Merchant

DLC Zones (Solvent Proficiency 8 required)

Required for maki