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ESO Alchemy Overview Page - All Reagents & Solvents

ESO Alchemy Overview Page - All Reagents & Solvents

Alchemy is a Crafting profession in ESO and the process of combining different ingredients to craft powerful potions and poisons, so that your character can use their full potential. Potions and poisons are made from reagents and solvents, where reagents are oftentimes plants, monster remains or other useful items, and solvents are different kinds of waters or oils.

If you need more details on how the whole system works, please visit the Alchemy Crafting Guide.

Depending on the mixture, you can determine the use and the strength, meaning which level you can use it for and how powerful it will be. As an alchemist you gather these materials either by yourself, or by buying them from other players. Generally though you can find the ingredients anywhere, no matter what you do. Oftentimes you don't even need to search for them but will stumble upon them by walking through the world and interacting with things.

Because of the sheer amount of materials needed for ESO Alchemy, the Crafting bag that comes with ESO Plus is highly recommended. It's basically a bottomless and limitless bag, otherwise you will have to manage your inventory very strictly - which can work, but can be time-consuming.

Every reagent has several traits, which can only be analyzed and thus learned. You can analyze a reagent's trait by mixing it with other reagents and solvents. You can also look them up on this page, of course, but you still need to have them identified in the game.

In order to create a potion or a poison you need to add a solvent to a combination of reagents. This way you can add up to 3 buffs or debuffs. You can only do so though if you can add three reagents at once, which is something you need to level on your Alchemy skill line.

In Alchemy you can also create Formulae. These are recipes which you need in order to create anything related to Lighting.

Alchemy reagents

Name Alchemical traits
Beetle Scuttle icon Beetle Scuttle Beetle Scuttle
Beetle Scuttle icon
Icon icon Breach Icon icon Increase Armor Icon icon Protection Icon icon Vitality
Blessed Thistle icon Blessed Thistle Blessed Thistle
Blessed Thistle icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Increase Weapon Power Icon icon Speed
Blue Entoloma icon Blue Entoloma Blue Entoloma
Blue Entoloma icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Cowardice Icon icon Invisible
Bugloss icon Bugloss Bugloss
Bugloss icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Increase Spell Resist Icon icon Cowardice
Butterfly Wing icon Butterfly Wing Butterfly Wing
Butterfly Wing icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Uncertainty Icon icon Lingering Health Icon icon Vitality
Chaurus Egg icon Chaurus Egg Chaurus Egg
Chaurus Egg icon
Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Detection Icon icon Timidity
Clam Gall icon Clam Gall Clam Gall
Clam Gall icon
Icon icon Increase Spell Resist Icon icon Hindrance Icon icon Vulnerability Icon icon Defile
Columbine icon Columbine Columbine
Columbine icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Unstoppable
Corn Flower icon Corn Flower Corn Flower
Corn Flower icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Increase Spell Power Icon icon Detection
Crimson Nirnroot icon Crimson Nirnroot Crimson Nirnroot
Crimson Nirnroot icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Spell Critical Icon icon Gradual Ravage Health Icon icon Timidity
Dragon Rheum icon Dragon Rheum Dragon Rheum
Dragon Rheum icon
Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Enervation Icon icon Speed Icon icon Heroism
Dragon's Bile icon Dragon's Bile Dragon's Bile
Dragon's Bile icon
Icon icon Invisible Icon icon Vulnerability Icon icon Vitality Icon icon Heroism
Dragon's Blood icon Dragon's Blood Dragon's Blood
Dragon's Blood icon
Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Lingering Health Icon icon Defile Icon icon Heroism
Dragonthorn icon Dragonthorn Dragonthorn
Dragonthorn icon
Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Fracture Icon icon Increase Weapon Power Icon icon Weapon Critical
Emetic Russula icon Emetic Russula Emetic Russula
Emetic Russula icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Ravage Stamina Icon icon Entrapment
Fleshfly Larva icon Fleshfly Larva Fleshfly Larva
Fleshfly Larva icon
Icon icon Ravage Stamina Icon icon Vulnerability Icon icon Gradual Ravage Health Icon icon Vitality
Imp Stool icon Imp Stool Imp Stool
Imp Stool icon
Icon icon Ravage Stamina Icon icon Increase Armor Icon icon Maim Icon icon Enervation
Lady's Smock icon Lady's Smock Lady's Smock
Lady's Smock icon
Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Breach Icon icon Increase Spell Power Icon icon Spell Critical
Luminous Russula icon Luminous Russula Luminous Russula
Luminous Russula icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Ravage Stamina Icon icon Maim Icon icon Hindrance
Mountain Flower icon Mountain Flower Mountain Flower
Mountain Flower icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Restore Stamina Icon icon Increase Armor Icon icon Maim
Mudcrab Chitin icon Mudcrab Chitin Mudcrab Chitin
Mudcrab Chitin icon
Icon icon Increase Spell Resist Icon icon Increase Armor Icon icon Protection Icon icon Defile
Namira's Rot icon Namira's Rot Namira's Rot
Namira's Rot icon
Icon icon Spell Critical Icon icon Unstoppable Icon icon Invisible Icon icon Speed
Nightshade icon Nightshade Nightshade
Nightshade icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Protection Icon icon Gradual Ravage Health Icon icon Defile
Nirnroot icon Nirnroot Nirnroot
Nirnroot icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Uncertainty Icon icon Enervation Icon icon Invisible
Powdered Mother of Pearl icon Powdered Mother of Pearl Powdered Mother of Pearl
Powdered Mother of Pearl icon
Icon icon Speed Icon icon Protection Icon icon Lingering Health Icon icon Vitality
Scrib Jelly icon Scrib Jelly Scrib Jelly
Scrib Jelly icon
Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Speed Icon icon Vulnerability Icon icon Lingering Health
Spider Egg icon Spider Egg Spider Egg
Spider Egg icon
Icon icon Invisible Icon icon Hindrance Icon icon Lingering Health Icon icon Defile
Stinkhorn icon Stinkhorn Stinkhorn
Stinkhorn icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Ravage Stamina Icon icon Fracture Icon icon Increase Weapon Power
Torchbug Thorax icon Torchbug Thorax Torchbug Thorax
Torchbug Thorax icon
Icon icon Fracture Icon icon Enervation Icon icon Detection Icon icon Vitality
Vile Coagulant icon Vile Coagulant Vile Coagulant
Vile Coagulant icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Restore Magicka Icon icon Protection Icon icon Timidity
Violet Coprinus icon Violet Coprinus Violet Coprinus
Violet Coprinus icon
Icon icon Ravage Health Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Breach Icon icon Increase Spell Power
Water Hyacinth icon Water Hyacinth Water Hyacinth
Water Hyacinth icon
Icon icon Restore Health Icon icon Spell Critical Icon icon Weapon Critical Icon icon Entrapment
White Cap icon White Cap White Cap
White Cap icon
Icon icon Ravage Magicka Icon icon Increase Spell Resist Icon icon Cowardice Icon icon Detection
Wormwood icon Wormwood Wormwood
Wormwood icon
Icon icon Weapon Critical Icon icon Unstoppable Icon icon Detection Icon icon Hindrance

Guides

Alchemy Crafting for The Elder Scrolls Online
Alchemy Crafting for The Elder Scrolls Online
Alchemy Crafting Guides for The Elder Scrolls Online. Alchemy, Ingredients, Potions, Poisons, Trait Discovery, Mixtures etc.

Frequently asked questions

Is there alchemy in ESO?

Yes, ESO had Alchemy since the very beginning. You can craft powerful potions and poisons with these that help you achieve great tasks in the game and are extremely useful for endgame content and PVP.

Is Alchemy good in ESO?

Alchemy is an extremely powerful craft in ESO and oftentimes determines whether you survive a fight or not when it comes to endgame content or PvP. It also helps extremely with resources and is definitely a must later in the game.

How do you unlock Alchemy in ESO?

You unlock Alchemy in ESO by walking up to the Crafting table. This way you can unlock all craftings in ESO. If you want to know more about Alchemy, check out this guide!

How does Alchemy work in ESO?

Alchemy in ESO works by adding reagents to solvents, meaning you add, for example, flowers to special water, which will in turn result in a potion. If you want to know more you can check out this guide!

Alchemy and Alchemists in ESO


Alchemy in ESO is the process of crafting a potion or a poison, and alchemists gather natural reagents found growing in the world of ESO, and mixes them with solvents at an Alchemy Table to create potions and poisons. Particularly pure water will produce a potion, while various viscous oils can be used to produce poisons. The grade of the solvent will determine the potency of the product. Poisons are at their strongest when concentrated - the more effects that are present on a poison, the less potent each individual effect will become.

If you need more details on how the whole system works, please visit the Alchemy Crafting Guide.

All reagents have hidden traits which determine a product's effects. Similar traits from different reagents must be stacked to bring out their magical qualities. Each trait can be countered by another trait, and if the wrong reagents are mixed together they might cancel each other out. A skilled Alchemist experiments to find reagent combinations that offer the best results.

Poisons that are crafted with positive effects, such as Restore Health, will drain that effect from the target to enhance the poisoner.
Alchemist Table in ESO, eso AlchemyAlchemist Table


ESO Alchemy: Discovering Traits


by Defessus Lector

Bardus,

The method by which an alchemist learns the traits of various reagents is by tasting them. The key word here is "taste"—there is no need to consume more than a single portion of a reagent, even if you find it appealing. And, based on what the sensechal tells me about your visit to your father's wine cellar, you've already determined that common liquors do not possess alchemical traits, even if consumed in quantity.

Tasting a reagent will reveal that ingredient's most obvious alchemical trait—but most have secondary and tertiary magical properties as well. Combining reagents and observing the results will reveal these hidden traits, some of which can be quite astonishing. As you experiment, your skill at alchemy will increase, and it will become easier to recognize these traits and combine them effectively.

You will also begin to notice that certain classes of reagents feature common or even matching traits. For example, the traits of flowers tend to be beneficial, while those of fungus are often detrimental—as you discovered last Morndas when, trying to finish all your homework at the last minute, you consumed nine different kinds of fungus within a few minutes. The resulting projectile regurgitation was most impressive.


Alchemy For My Apprentice


by You Know Who

My dear apprentice, you have destroyed far too many of myalchemicalstocks to go unpunished. My own master would never abide such abject incompetence! "Can't take instruction," she'd say. "Nose in a book," she'd say. Luckily for your prospects, it is far less costly to write this simple manual than replace yet another cask of rare solvent.
If you lose this manual, as I know you will, don't despair. I have invested your annual stipend toward printing multiple copies of this book and distributing them far and wide. In time, every alchemy station inTamrielshall have one.

Step One: Acquire Solvents

You already know that every potion requires a solvent to serve as the potion's base. If you ever paid attention to my lessons, you'd know the best solvent is clean water from a natural source. The purity of the water determines the quality of the potion, so the best sources are natural springs.

I must once again emphasize the need for fresh sources of water. Remember that incident with the healing draught? You cannot simply dip a flask into a stagnant pond, an ocean cove, or downstream from a tannery. I suppose you could find bottles of clean water about town, but it is best to do the work yourself.

Incidentally, your "rain barrel solvent" will never work. You are to cease your experiments immediately.

Step Two: Acquire Reagents

Alchemy is a study of combinations. Where solvents are a potion's base, reagents are the active ingredients. Each reagent bears four unique traits. I'm disinclined to explain the principles of quadratic amalgamation to you—again—but do try to remember the basics: match like with like.

Henceforth, you are to find all reagents in the wilds—not in my laboratory! Remember to look for plants and mushrooms. Plants and mushrooms, only! Under no circumstances should you deviate from this. "Squirrel powder" was an abomination against the Eight.

Furthermore, I must remind you to thoroughly clean both mortar and pestle after their use.

Step Three: Craft Potions

Bring a solvent and two reagents to any alchemy station. Different reagents are required, a fact I must stress once again. Combiningbuglosswith bugloss gets you nothing but foul-tasting water.

When you have what you need, put them together and craft your potion. Reagents with positive trait combinations will produce helpful potions, while those with negative trait combinations can cause harm to whoever is foolish enough to imbibe them. If none of your reagents' traits match, you lose both solvent and reagents.

Experiment with different reagents to see what you can produce. I leave it to you to determine their traits, but will remind you that ingesting a reagent can teach you its most basic trait. Just one—don't gorge yourself!

While I recall of it, did you expect I wouldn't know you'd finished off thenirnroot? I could hear your teeth singing, and there's no way to hide a glowing chamberpot.

Advanced Alchemical Principles

Only when you master the basics of alchemy should you think to complicate the process. Through careful study you can learn to suppress negative traits when crafting potions, craft multiple potions from the simple set of reagents, or even combine additional reagents to produce more powerful potions!

But for now, "not poisoning yourself" is the goal I'd most like you to achieve.

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