Alchemy Potions & Poisons & Money Makers: Top Shelf Recipes Part 1

#1mattgyver_comPosted 11/22/2011 1:34:54 PM
Here's a compilation of the most beneficial, deadly, and multi-ingredient
potions & poisons available. These were hand-picked because of their
complimentary effects such as Paralysis + Lingering Health Damage
or Restore Magicka + Fortify Magicka etc. Whenever possible each recipe
uses the most common ingredients (with acceptable substitutions in
parantheses). There's even a section on what to do with the few rare
high-value ingredients, and a section with some 5-ingredient mixed-effect
potions just for selling. Enjoy!


PARALYSIS multi-effect poisons:
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// Easy to find ingredients: -----------------------------------------

PARALYSIS, LINGERING DAMAGE HEALTH
Imp Stool Canis Root Mora Tapinella (or Orange Dartwing,
Slaughterfish Scales, Slaughterfish Egg)

PARALYSIS, LINGERING DAMAGE MAGICKA
Swamp Fungal Pod Canis Root (or Briar Heart) Purple Mountain Flower
(or Torchbug Thorax, Hagraven Claw)

// Less common ingredients: -----------------------------------------

PARALYSIS, DAMAGE HEALTH, DAMAGE STAMINA
Imp Stool Canis Root Nirnroot (or Crimson Nirnroot)

// Rare ingredients: -----------------------------------------

PARALYSIS, DAMAGE HEALTH, LINGERING DAMAGE HEALTH
Imp Stool Human Flesh Slaughterfish Egg (or Slaughterfish Scales,
Orange Dartwing)



SLOW multi-effect poisons:
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// Easy to find ingredients: -----------------------------------------

SLOW, DAMAGE HEALTH, RAVAGE STAMINA
River Betty Deathbell Thistle Branch (or Bone Meal, Bee or Honeycomb)

SLOW, DAMAGE HEALTH, WEAKNESS TO POISON
River Betty Deathbell Abecean Longfin (or Pine Thrush Egg, Sabre Cat
Tooth, Chaurus Eggs, Bleeding Crown, Giant Lichen)

// Less common ingredients: -----------------------------------------

SLOW, DAMAGE STAMINA REGEN, WEAKNESS TO MAGIC
Salt Pile Creep Cluster Large Antlers



FRENZY multi-effect poisons:
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// Easy to find ingredients: -----------------------------------------

FRENZY, DAMAGE STAMINA
Blisterwort Fly Amanita Blue Butterfly Wing (or Cyrodilic Spadetail,
Spider Egg)

// Less common ingredients: -----------------------------------------

FRENZY, DAMAGE HEALTH
Troll Fat Blisterwort Red Mountain Flower (or Skeever Tail,
Nightshade, Small Antlers, Ectoplasm, Deathbell, River Betty*)
* Using River Betty should result in a significantly stronger &
more valuable poison

FRENZY, DAMAGE MAGICKA
Troll Fat Hagraven Feathers Butterfly Wing (or Nordic Barnacle,
Namira's Rot, Glow Dust, Eye of Sabre Cat, Hanging Moss, Daedra Heart)

FRENZY, DAMAGE HEALTH, WEAKNESS TO SHOCK
Troll Fat Hagraven Feathers Void Salts

// Rare ingredients: -----------------------------------------

FRENZY, DAMAGE HEALTH, DAMAGE MAGICKA, DAMAGE MAGICKA REGEN
Human Heart Troll Fat Glow Dust (or Hanging Moss)
#2mattgyver_com(Topic Creator)Posted 11/22/2011 1:36:05 PM
RESISTANCES multi-effect potions:
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// Easy to find ingredients: -----------------------------------------

RESIST POISON, RESIST FROST, FORTIFY HEAVY ARMOR
Thistle Branch Slaughterfish Scales Garlic (or Falmer Ear, Grass Pod,
Mudcrab Chitin, Troll Fat, Charred Skeever Hide, Beehive Husk)

RESIST MAGIC, FORTIFY BLOCK, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Tundra Cotton Bleeding Crown Red Mountain Flower (or Ectoplasm,
Histcarp, Jazbay Grapes, Briar Heart)

RESIST SHOCK, FORTIFY DESTRUCTION, FORTIFY HEALTH
Glow Dust Glowing Mushroom Wheat (or Giant's Toe*)
* Using Giant's Toe should result in a significantly stronger &
more valuable potion

// Less common ingredients: -----------------------------------------

RESIST MAGIC, FORTIFY BARTER, FORTIFY BLOCK, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Hagraven Claw Briar Heart Tundra Cotton

RESIST FROST, RESIST FIRE, RESTORE MAGICKA, REGENERATE MAGICKA
Moon Sugar Snowberries Fire Salts

RESIST FROST, RESIST FIRE, RESIST SHOCK
Hawk Beak Snowberries Elves Ear (or Elves Ear, Fire Salts, Bone Meal,
Dragon's Tongue)

RESIST FROST, RESIST FIRE, RESIST SHOCK, RESTORE STAMINA
Hawk Beak Snowberries Mudcrab Chitin



RESTORATION (HEALTH, MAGICKA, STAMINA) multi-effect potions:
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RESTORE HEALTH, FORTIFY HEALTH
Wheat Blue Mountain Flower

RESTORE MAGICKA, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Red Mountain Flower Briar Heart
Red Mountain Flower Elves Ear Tundra Cotton (or Jazbay Grapes, and
of course Briar Heart*)
* Briar Heart seems a little tough to come by, so I added a 3-ingredient
version using more common ingredients

RESTORE STAMINA, FORTIFY STAMINA
Purple Mountain Flower Large Antlers Garlic (or Lavender,
Chaurus Eggs, Slaughterfish Egg)
#3mattgyver_com(Topic Creator)Posted 11/22/2011 1:36:40 PM
FORTIFY multi-effect potions: (Alphabetically listed according to use)
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FORTIFY ALTERATION, RESTORE MAGICKA, FORTIFY CARRY WEIGHT
River Betty Grass Pod Creep Cluster

FORTIFY BARTER, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Tundra Cotton Jazbay Grapes Butterfly Wing (or Dragon's Tongue)

FORTIFY BLOCK, FORTIFY MAGICKA, RESIST MAGIC
Tundra Cotton Bleeding Crown Red Mountain Flower (or Histcarp,
Jazbay Grapes, Briar Heart)

FORTIFY CARRY WEIGHT, FORTIFY HEALTH
Giant's Toe Blue Mountain Flower Scaly Pholiota (or River Betty*,
Hawk Beak, Wisp Wrappings)
* Using River Betty should result in a significantly stronger &
more valuable potion

FORTIFY CONJURATION, RESIST MAGIC
Lavender Blue Mountain Flower Tundra Cotton (or Wisp Wrappings,
Bleeding Crown, Hagraven Feathers, Hagraven Claw)

FORTIFY DESTRUCTION, RESTORE MAGICKA, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Ectoplasm Briar Heart Wisp Wrappings (or Glow Dust, Glowing Mushroom)

FORTIFY ENCHANTING, FORTIFY CONJURATION
Snowberries Blue Butterfly Wing Lavender (or Hagraven Feathers)

FORTIFY HEALTH, RESTORE HEALTH
Wheat Blue Mountain Flower

FORTIFY HEAVY ARMOR, RESIST FROST
Slaughterfish Scales Thistle Branch

FORTIFY ILLUSION, RESIST FIRE, REGENERATE STAMINA, FORTIFY TWO-HANDED
Dragon's Tongue Fly Amanita Mora Tapinella (or Scaly Pholiota)

FORTIFY LIGHT ARMOR, REGENERATE HEALTH
Skeever Tail Luna Moth Wing Garlic

FORTIFY LOCKPICKING, FORTIFY MARKSMAN
Spider Egg Elves Ear Falmer Ear (or Pine Thrush Egg, Namira's Rot)

FORTIFY MAGICKA, RESTORE MAGICKA
Elves Ear Red Mountain Flower Tundra Cotton (or Briar Heart,
Jazbay Grapes)

FORTIFY MARKSMAN, RESIST FIRE
Elves Ear Snowberries Spider Egg (or Canis Root, Juniper Berries)

FORTIFY ONE-HANDED, FORTIFY HEALTH
Hanging Moss Hawk Feathers Glowing Mushroom (or Giant's Toe*)
* Using Giant's Toe should result in a significantly stronger &
more valuable potion

FORTIFY PICKPOCKET, RESIST POISON, FORTIFY STAMINA, REGENERATE HEALTH
Nordic Barnacle Garlic Slaughterfish Egg

FORTIFY RESTORATION, REGENERATE MAGICKA
Salt Pile Garlic Cyrodilic Spadetail (or Abecean Longfin, Small Pearl)

FORTIFY SMITHING, FORTIFY DESTRUCTION, RESIST SHOCK
Glow Dust Glowing Mushroom Blisterwort (or Sabre Cat Tooth)

FORTIFY SNEAK, RESIST FROST (There are dozens of 3-ingredient recipes that
add Restore Stamina to this potion, too numerous to list)
Frost Mirriam Purple Mountain Flower

FORTIFY STAMINA, RESTORE STAMINA, RESIST POISON
Garlic Torchbug Thorax Charred Skeever Hide (or Mudcrab Chitin)

FORTIFY TWO-HANDED, RESTORE STAMINA, RESIST FIRE, FORTIFY ILLUSION
Dragon's Tongue Scaly Pholiota Fly Amanita
#4mattgyver_com(Topic Creator)Posted 11/22/2011 1:37:10 PM
MOSTLY USELESS, EXCEPT FOR SELLING - Potions with 5 effect$$$$$
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General values from cheapest to highest return:
Damage/Ravage < Restore < Weakness < Resist < Fortify < Specialized

FORTIFY ILLUSION, REGENERATE STAMINA, RESTORE MAGICKA,
FORTIFY CARRY WEIGHT, WEAKNESS TO MAGIC
Mora Tapinella Scaly Pholiota Creep Cluster

FORTIFY HEALTH, DAMAGE MAGICKA REGEN, FORTIFY ONE-HANDED,
RESTORE STAMINA, DAMAGE MAGICKA
Bear Claws Hanging Moss Eye of Sabre Cat

DAMAGE STAMINA REGEN, RESTORE STAMINA, RAVAGE HEALTH, DAMAGE MAGICKA,
RESTORE HEALTH
Silverside Perch Daedra Heart Eye of Sabre Cat

RESIST SHOCK, FORTIFY DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE MAGICKA, FORTIFY HEALTH,
DAMAGE MAGICKA REGEN
Glow Dust Glowing Mushroom Hanging Moss
#5mattgyver_com(Topic Creator)Posted 11/22/2011 1:37:53 PM
HIGH VALUE/RARE INGREDIENTS (Vampire Dust, Moon Sugar, Daedra Heart, etc.)
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Question... What should I make with all these Vampire Dusts,
Moon Sugars, etc.? Here are arguably the most useful or most valuable
potion/poisons that can be craftedfrom the more rare ingredients.

// Vampire Dust: -----------------------------------------

Vampire dust makes a useful potion for invisibility - sells for a lot:

INVISIBILITY, CURE DISEASE, FORTIFY LIGHT ARMOR, REGENERATE HEALTH
Vampire Dust Hawk Feathers Luna Moth Wing

// Daedra Hearts: -----------------------------------------

Daedra Hearts make a pointless but valuable 5-effect potion/poison:

DAMAGE STAMINA REGEN, RESTORE STAMINA, RAVAGE HEALTH, DAMAGE MAGICKA,
RESTORE HEALTH
Daedra Heart Silverside Perch Eye of Sabre Cat

Note on Daedra Hearts:
Daedra Hearts are also valuable to hang onto becuase later in the
Winterhold quests you gainaccess to the Atronach Forge which allows
anyone(?) to craft Daedric weapons using hearts + Ebony items via the
dark arts. Place 4 ietms in a box and pull the lever. No skill involved.
Google Atronach Forge.

// Frost Salts, Fire Salts, Void Salts: -------------------------------------

Frost Salts & Fire Salts in their raw form aren't very good at doing
much more than adding a single
weakness/resist poison/potion for the specific element. Most other
combinations tend to have at least onenegative effect. However they can
be mixed together should you need simultaneous protection from hot
and cold:

RESIST FROST, RESIST FIRE, RESTORE MAGICKA
Frost Salts Fire Salts Snowberries

Void Salts are good for RESIST MAGIC potions and WEAKNESS TO SHOCK:

RESIST MAGIC, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Void Salts Tundra Cotton

WEAKNESS TO SHOCK, DAMAGE HEALTH
Void Salts River Betty Bee (or Giant Lichen, Hagraven Feathers)

// Moon Sugar: -----------------------------------------

Moon Sugar creates some of the best Mage potions:

RESTORE MAGICKA, REGENERATE MAGICKA, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Moon Sugar Red Mountain Flower Jazbay Grapes

RESIST FIRE, RESIST FROST, RESTORE MAGICKA, REGENERATE MAGICKA
Moon Sugar Snowberries Fire Salts

RESTORE MAGICKA, REGENERATE MAGICKA, RESIST POISON
Grass Pod Moon Sugar Garlic

// Human Hearts: -----------------------------------------

Too bad humans don't drop this, but human Hearts make a great
poison vs. Mages:

DAMAGE HEALTH, FRENZY, DAMAGE MAGICKA, DAMAGE MAGICKA REGEN
Human Heart Glow Dust Falmer Ear (or Troll Fat)
Human Heart Hanging Moss Falmer Ear (or Troll Fat)
Human Heart Hagraven Feathers Nightshade

// Human Flesh: -----------------------------------------

Human Flesh makes a pointless but valuable 4-effect potion/poison,
as well as a paralysis poison. However, there are easier-to-make
versions of that:

FORTIFY BLOCK, RESTORE MAGICKA, PARALYSIS, FORTIFY MAGICKA
Human Flesh Briar Heart Tundra Cotton

PARALYSIS, DAMAGE HEALTH, LINGERING DAMAGE HEALTH
Human Flesh Imp Stool Slaughterfish Egg (or Slaughterfish Scales,
Orange Dartwing)

// Nirnroots & Crimson Nirnroots: -----------------------------------------

Nirnroots can mostly be used for invisibility as well as resist magic.
Also has damage health and damage stamina.

INVISIBILITY, RESIST MAGIC, FORTIFY STAMINA
Nirnroot/Crimson Nirnroot Chaurus Eggs Lavender
#6mattgyver_com(Topic Creator)Posted 11/22/2011 1:38:15 PM
CREDITS:

All the potions and poisons on this list were generated with the help of a few online Skyrim Alchemy tools:

http://skyrim.iamnoah.com/
http://skyrim.melian.cc/?cmd=cmdSkyrimAlchemyWizard
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ingredients
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Alchemy_Effects
#7PathlessBulletPosted 11/22/2011 1:41:35 PM
Kudos for the information! +1



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#8RonnieDobbs82Posted 11/22/2011 1:44:36 PM
This is super helpful, thank you. I have one question though, my Alch is 100 and with my Fortify Alchemy gear I make some potions that sell for 500-1000g each. The problem is that most vendors that buy potions only have 500 - 750g, do you know of someone that buys potions and has enough gold to where I'm not having to wait 48hrs just to sell single potions?
#9enzyme36Posted 11/22/2011 1:48:05 PM
Someone please sticky this
#10calzibitPosted 11/22/2011 2:20:42 PM
Dig it. And tagged. Bump for attention.