Skyrim Alchemy Guide – Best Recipes List

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Alchemy is a very useful skill to master in Skyrim. It enables players to make potions that can either help the Dragonborn or poison their enemies. Unfortunately, it requires a lot of trial and error, wasting time and resources in the process. This guide will give you a list of the best recipe in Skyrim.

What are the best Alchemy recipes in Skyrim?

The Alchemy recipes allow you to make a potion or a poison in Skyrim. Both are consumables that require a certain combination of ingredients to make. You need to have Alchemy Skill leveled to make potions successfully. Each ingredient must have at least one shared effect to make a potion with the desired effect. You can learn the effects of ingredients by consuming them. Alternatively, if you haven't done much alchemy, you can experiment by randomly mixing ingredients.

Best Potions in Skyrim

We have compiled a list of some of the best potions in Skyrim. These potions have no negative effects on Dragonborn and can only help the player consuming them.

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5. Regenerate Stamina Potion

This potion will be beneficial whenever Dragonborn engages in combat, providing Stamina regeneration. It will allow for sprinting more frequently, allowing you to cover more ground. The Clairvoyance will give you the vision to navigate dungeons better, and Fortify Carry Weight effect will help with Over-Encumberence. Here are the ingredients:

  • Mora Tapinella
  • Scaly Pholiota
  • Giant's Toe

4. Fortify Health Potion

This is a great combat potion. It fortifies the Dragonborn's health, giving you an edge in battle. It also restores your health and gives Fortify One-Handed, enabling you to dish out more damage simultaneously. The ingredients to make this potion are:

  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Wheat
  • Blue Mountain Flower

3. Invisibility Potion

This potion is great for Assassins and Thieves. It gives players invisibility and a way to retaliate if the invisibility breaks. Light armor fortification and Health regeneration the potion also provides are great assets to have if the sneaking goes the wrong way. The ingredients are:

  • Vampire Dust
  • Skeever Tail
  • Luna Moth Wing

2. The Four-Effect Curing Potion

Potions with four effects, especially beneficial ones, are hard to find in Skyrim. This potion will not only restore your Health and Stamina but also cleanse you of any Diseases and make you more Poison resistant. It's incredibly useful to have in all combat situations. Here is the list of ingredients:

  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Swamp Fungal Pod
  • Mudcrab Chitin

1. Magicka Replenishing Potion

This incredibly useful potion will come in handy for mages in combat. It provides a Magicka Restoration and Regeneration for constant damage output. It also adds Fire or Frost resistance, depending on what ingredients you use while making this potion. Here is the list of ingredients:

  • Fire Salts/Moon Sugar
  • Snowberries
  • Dwarven Oil

Best Poisons in Skyrim

Just as Potions can buff the Dragonborn's stats and heal their Health, Poisons have their role against the enemies in the game. They can create weaknesses making them more susceptible to damage, or nick their Health away directly. Here is the list of some of the best Poisons in the game:

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5. Stat Damage Poison

This Poison can damage the Magicka regen and the Health of enemies. It also has Lingering Damage Stamina stat, which makes them unable to fight back for longer periods. This is a great all-around Poison, good against all threats you may encounter. Here are the ingredients required for it:

  • Chicken's Egg
  • Human Heart
  • Nightshade

4. The Slowing Potion

Sometimes the best way to dispatch an enemy is to deny them any chance of fighting back. This Poison does exactly that, with Slow and Ravage Stamina effects. It also damages Health over time, allowing you to finish off your enemies at leisure. This is the list of ingredients for this Poison:

  • Thistle Branches
  • River Betty
  • Deathbell

3. The Fear Poison

As the name might suggest, this Poison induces Fear in enemies, making them cower in front of you. This is a great crowd-control Poison for when you have multitudes of enemies. It also has Slow and Damage Health effects, making it particularly good even for getting out of tricky situations. To make this Poison, use the following ingredients:

  • Namira's Rot
  • Deathbell
  • Poison Bloom

2. The Four-Effect anti-magic Poison

This Poison is particularly useful because, like Potions, Poisons with four different effects are hard to come by. This particular one is a nasty combination of Magicka and Health damaging effects. It also damages Magicka Regen ability. To top it off, it also induces Frenzy, making your enemies attack each other, so it also does well as a crowd control tool. Here is what you need to make it:

  • Nightshade
  • Human Heart
  • Hagraven Feathers

1. Paralysis Poison

This nasty Poison drains the enemy's Health away, leaving them immobile and unable to fight back. The Damage Health and Lingering Damage Health effects it has will quickly dispatch almost any kind of enemy you face, allowing you an upper hand in almost any encounter. Here is the list of ingredients for this Poison:

  • Human Flesh
  • Mora Tapinella
  • Imp Stool

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