Leveling Up Alchemy Fast In Skyrim And Why It’s Worth It

It doesn't matter if they are strong poisons or potions with positive effects.  Alchemy supports all playstyles.

It doesn’t matter if they are strong poisons or potions with positive effects. Alchemy supports all playstyles.

If you’ve ignored alchemy in The Elder Scolls 5: Skyrim so far, we can’t blame you. Because while blacksmithing and enchantments give you strong bonuses with no time limit, potions only make you stronger for a very limited amount of time. But with the right gear and the right ingredients, you can become a force of nature through alchemy.

Benefits of Alchemy

Homemade potions give you some advantages that you can’t, or can’t, compensate for with other gear. For example, as a mage, you can use the enchantment effect destruction strengthen and apply to your armor. However, this only reduces the mana cost. Alchemy, on the other hand, really increases your damage with destruction spells, which is especially noticeable towards the end of the game because magic generally scales very poorly.

You can also push the limits of your other abilities once again thanks to alchemy. With a potion that has the effect enhance enchantment uses, you can improve your equipment even more. The same also applies to improve blacksmithingso you can easily reach the maximum armor value even with lighter armor.

Hardly any money? Use alchemy! Last but not least, potions are very valuable. The ingredients you buy cheaply can be turned into concoctions that can be worth hundreds of gold. So if the next sword in the store is too expensive for you, it might be worth having a few vials with you.

Overview: All 9 Alchemy Skills

There are nine skills in total that you can learn in Skyrim. If you want to learn everything, you need 15 skill points.

Benefit/Levels requirements description
Alchemist (5) Potions and poisons increase your strength by 20% per level.
medical Alchemy 20, Alchemist 1 Custom potions that restore health, magic, or stamina are 25% more potent.
poisoner Alchemy 30, Doctor Self-created poisons are 25% stronger.
benefactor Alchemy 30, Doctor Potions with a useful and positive effect have 25% more power.
Experimenter (3) Alchemy 50, Benefactor When an ingredient is eaten, 2 effects are revealed (+1 per level).
concentrated poison Alchemy 60, Poisoner Poison applied to weapons lasts twice as long.
green thumb Alchemy 70, concentrated poison Plants always produce 2 ingredients.
snake blood Alchemy 80, concentrated poison, mastermind 50% resistance to all poisons.
purity Alchemy 100, Snake Blood Removes all negative effects from potions and all positive effects from poisons.

With a few exceptions, you can’t go wrong when assigning points. If you don’t want to use poisons, save the appropriate skill points.

snake blood It doesn’t really matter because you can eventually brew potions to become immune to poison or make healing potions. purity gives you more ways to combine ingredients without having negative effects on beers. But it can also greatly reduce the value.

how alchemy works

In this example, two effects match on both ingredients.  So the potion gets both properties.






In this example, two effects match on both ingredients. So the potion gets both properties.

To make potions, you need to combine two or three ingredients together. If at least two of the ingredients have the same effect, that effect is applied to the potion. For example, if both have the effect of restoring life, you get a healing potion. If all the ingredients have several things in common, all of them can be combined in the infusion at the same time.

You can find out the effects of individual ingredients in two ways. Eat them to be sure to discover one of the effects, or experiment wildly on the alchemy table to discover new combinations by chance. The skill is particularly effective experimenter. If you have invested enough skill points here, you will experience the full effects of the ingredients when you eat them.

Since you may not know at first what powers are hidden in Skyrim’s exotic plants, fish, or reagents, you should always carry everything within reach with you if possible.

Level up alchemy fast

To level up quickly and get alchemy to level 100, there are a few cheats. On the one hand, you should definitely Activate Thief Stone from the beginning of the game.

With it, you gain experience 20% faster. Also, rest in a bed (unless you’re a werewolf). If this happens in your own home and you are married, there is an even greater advantage.

Especially at the beginning it may be worth going to trainers.  By the way, with pickpockets you can take the gold they have earned from their training directly out of their pockets.

Especially at the beginning it may be worth going to trainers. By the way, with pickpockets you can take the gold they have earned from their training directly out of their pockets.

After that, head to an alchemy station and brew as expensive potions as possible, as experience will depend on the price of the final brew. It is particularly easy with Wheatthat you can find on farms all over the place, and giant finger, which is available at all alchemy shops. you add crawling added, the price goes up even more.

Alternatively, you can of course also visit the teachers:

Coach Location Step
mine Morthal, Caster’s Hut 1-50
Arcadia Whiterun, Copper Cauldron of Arcadia 1-75
babette Dark Brotherhood Haven 1-90

In the end you still have these skill books and some quests in the world with which you can get some points. One quest is particularly interesting: back to basics. If you complete this you will receive a permanent effect that has a 25% chance to create an additional potion when brewing it.

What are your favorite potions and poisons?