Green Pact Alchemy

  • Alchemy and the Green Pact; it makes alchemy more challenging in Skyrim, but it is still possible for a Bosmer (Wood Elf) to be an alchemist and stay true to the Green Pact.  Vix's Part 2 on the Bosmer explains the Green Pact in some detail if you are unfamiliar or wish to know more.  If anyone is interested in a non-green pact specific (i.e. complete list) of ingredients and effects then read "Dragon's Achemy Guide".

    What follows is a list of Alchemical effects that stays true to the Bosmer's Green Pact.  The first section is a list of potions, the second section is a list of poisons, and the third is a list showing impossible potions (for Green Pact devotees) due to having only one ingredient (only 2 of these, namely: fortify alteration, marksman).

    I do realize some of the entries are of a dubious nature, so for this reason, I have color-coded the entries.  Black means it comes directly from an animal (I've included daedra and atronachs here).  Brown indicates a source from undead (or long dead).  Blue indicates an animal product.  Orange is a non-living source.  And purple indicates a fungus.


    Cure Disease:  Charred Skeever Hide, Felsaad Tern Feathers (DB), Hawk Feathers, Mudcrab Chitin, Vampire Dust

    Fortify Barter:  Butterfly Wing, Hagraven Claw

    Fortify Block:   Bleeding Crown, Boar Tusk (DB), Briar Heart, Honeycomb, Pearl, Slaughterfish Scales

    Fortify Carry Weight:  Giant’s Toe, Hawkbeak, Netch Jelly (DB). River Betty, Scaly Pholiota, Wisp wrappings

    Fortify Conjuration:  Ancestor Moth Wing (DG), Blue Butterfly Wings,  Bone Meal, Charus Hunter Antennae (DG), Frost Salts, Hagraven Feathers

    Fortify Destruction:  Beehive Husk, Ectoplasm, Glow Dust, Glowing Mushroom, Wisp Wrappings

    Fortify Enchant:  Ancestor Moth Wing (DG), Blue Butterfly Wing, Charus Hunter Antennae (DG), Hagraven Claw, Spawn Ash (DB)

    Fortify Health:  Bear Claws, Boar Tusk (DB), Giant’s Toe, Glowing Mushroom

    Fortify Heavy Armor:  Ice Wraith Teeth, Sabre Cat Tooth, Slaughterfish Scales, White Cap

    Fortify Illusion:  Dwarven Oil, Mora Tapinella, Scaly Pholiota

    Fortify Light Armor:  Ash Hopper Jelly (DB), Beehive Husk, Felsaad Tern Feathers (DB), Hawkfeathers, Honeycomb, Luna Moth Wing, Skeever Tail

    Fortify Lock Picking:  Falmer Ear, Namira's Rot, Pine Thrush Egg, Spider Egg

    Fortify Magicka:  Briar Heart, Ectoplasm, Histcarp, Salmon Roe (HF), Void Salts

    Fortify One-Handed:  Bear Claws, Hawk Feathers, Rock Warbler Eggs, Small Pearl

    Fortify Pick-Pocket:  Blue Dartwing,  Nordic Barnicle, Orange Dartwing, Slaughterfish Egg

    Fortify Restoration:  Abecean Longfin, Cyrodillic Spadetail, Salt Pile, Small Antlers, Small Pearl

    Fortify Smithing:  Blisterwort, Glowing Mushroom, Sabre Cat Tooth

    Fortify Sneak:   Abecean Longfin, Hawk Feathers, Human Flesh, Powdered Mammoth Tusk, Beehive Husk

    Fortify Stamina:  Boar Tusk (DB), Chaurus Eggs, Large Antlers, Slaugterfish Egg, Torchbug Thorax

    Fortify Two-handed: Fly Amanita, Troll Fat

    Invisibility:  Chaurus Eggs, Ice Wraith Teeth, Luna Moth Wings, Vampire Dust

    Regenerate Health:  Luna Moth Wing, Narmira's Rot, Nordic Barnacle, Vampire Dust

    Regenerate Magicka:  Dwarven Oil, Fire Salts, Salt Pile, Salmon Roe (HF)

    Regenerate Stamina:  Bee, Fly Amanita, Mora Tapinella, Scaly Pholiota

    Resist Fire:  Berit’s Ashes, Bone Meal, Fire Salts, Fly Amanita, Mudcrab Chitin, Spawn Ash (DB)

    Resist Frost:  Frost Salts, Hawk Beak, Silverside Perch, Slaughterfish Scales, Small Pearl

    Resist Magic:  Bleeding Crown, Chicken’s Egg, Felsaad Tern Feathers (DB), Hagraven Claw, Hawk's Egg (HF), Void Salts, Wisp Wrappings

    Resist Poison:   Beehive Husk, Charred Skeever Hide, Falmer Ear, Mudcrab Chitin, Slaughterfish Egg, Troll Fat, 

    Resist Shock:  Ash Hopper Jelly (DB), Blue Dartwing, Glow Dust, Glowing Mushroom, Hawk Beak, Pearl, Pine Thrush Egg, Swamp Fungal Pod

    Restore Health:  Ash Hopper Jelly (DB), Blisterwort,  Blue Dartwing, Briar Heart, Butterfly Wing, Charred Skeever Hide, Daedra Heart, Eye of Sabre Cat,  Felsaad Tern Feathers (DB), Imp Stool, Rock Warbler Egg, Swamp Fungal Pod

    Restore Magicka:  Briar Heart, Dwarven Oil, Ectoplasm, Fire Salts, Frost Salts, Giant Lichen,  Human Flesh, Mora Tapinella,  Pearl, Vampire Dust, White Cap

    Restore Stamina:  Bear Claws, Bee, Charred Skeever Hide, Eye of Sabre Cat, Histcarp, Honeycomb, Large Antlers, Mudcrab Chitin, Netch Jelly (DB). Orange Dartwing, Pearl, Pine Thrush Egg, Powdered Mammoth Tusk, Sabre Cat Tooth, Salmon Roe (HF), Silverside Perch, Small Pearl, Torchbug Thorax, Wisp Wrappings

    Water Breathing:  Chicken Egg, Hawk's Egg (HF), Histcarp, Nordic Barnicle, Salmon Roe (HF)



    Damage Health: Ectoplasm, Falmer Ear, Human Heart, Human Skin, Imp Stool, River Betty, Skeever Tail, Small Antlers , Troll Fat, Void Salts

    Damage Magicka:  Butterfly Wing, Chaurus Eggs, Daedra Heart, Eye of Sabre Cat, Glow Dust, Hagraven Feathers, Human Heart, Luna Moth Wing, Namira's Rot, Nordic Barnicle

    Damage Magicka Regen:  Ancestor Moth Wing (DG), Bear Claws, Blue Butterfly Wings, Charus Hunter Antennae (DG), Chicken Egg, Glow Dust, Hawk's Egg (HF), Human Heart, Spider Egg

    Damage Stamina: Ancestor Moth Wing (DG), Blue Butterfly Wing, Berit's Ashes, Bone Meal, Charus Hunter Antennae (DG), Cyrodillic Spadetail, Giant’s Toe, Rock Wabler Egg, Spider Egg

    Damage Stamina Regen: Daedra Heart, Giant’s Toe, Histcarp, Large Antler, Silverside Perch, Skeever Tail

    Fear: Blue Dartwing, Cyrodillic Spadetail,  Daedra Heart, Namira's Rot, Netch Jelly (DB), Powered Mammoth Tusk

    Frenzy:  Blisterwort, Boar Tusk (DB), Falmer Ear, Fly Amanita, Hagraven Feathers, Human Heart, Troll Fat

    Lingering Damage Heath:  Imp Stool, Mora Tapinella, Orange Dartwing, Slaughterfish Eggs, Slaughterfish Scales

    Lingering Damage Magicka:  Hagraven Claw, Swamp Fungal Pod, Torchbug Thorax

    Lingering Damage Stamina:  Butterfly wings, Chicken egg, Hawk's Egg (HF), Small Antlers

    Paralysis: Briar Heart, Human Flesh, Imp Stool, Netch Jelly (DB), Swamp Fungal Pod

    Ravage Health: Cyrodilic Spadetail, Eye of Sabre Cat, Giant Lichen, Silverside Perch, Skeever Tail

    Ravage Magicka: Orange Dartwing, Spawn Ash (DB), White Cap

    Ravage Stamina:  Bee, Berit’s Ashes, Bone Meal, Honeycomb, Spawn Ash (DB)

    Slow: River Betty, Salt Pile, Large Antlers

    Weakness to Fire:  Bleeding Crown, Frost Salts, Ice Wraith Teeth, Powdered Mammoth Tusk

    Weakness to Frost: Abecean Longfin, Ash Hopper Jelly (DB), Fire Salts, Ice Wraith Teeth, White Cap

    Weakness to Magic: Dwarven Oil, Rock Warbler Egg, Salt Pile, Scaly Pholiota, Torchbug Thorax

    Weakness to Poison: Abecean Longfin, Bleeding Crown, Chaurus Eggs, Pine Thrush Egg, Sabre Cat Tooth, Small Antlers

    Weakness to Shock:  Bee, Hagraven Feathers, Void Salts

    Impossible Potions :

    (Fortify Alteration): River Betty

    (Fortify Marksman): Spider Egg

    I have now included ingredients from the Dawn Guard. Dragonborn and Hearthfire expansions, indicated after the ingredient name with "(DG)", (DB), and "(HF)" respectively.  Also, there may be some errors, so please let me know if you find any.  Thanks to "Spectre" for the DG ingredient list.  Added fungi at the request of Kyle Lee (see discussion below).


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  • Mirric
    Mirric   ·  May 2, 2016
  • Roar Waagsbø
    Roar Waagsbø   ·  March 12, 2016
    So I guess what goes under plants aswell? or are you allowed to use that?
    since wheat + giant toe is the best way to level alchemy
  • Vazgen
    Vazgen   ·  August 10, 2015
    Devout ones simply avoid plants. Not as devout ones don't really care that much 
  • SoulLess
    SoulLess   ·  August 10, 2015
    The Green Pact is so complicated! Why cant it just be No eating plants and no plucking plants. Im wondering how the Bosmer can stay sane with all this exceptions
  • Vazgen
    Vazgen   ·  August 10, 2015
    You can consume plants, but you must not have plucked them yourself. There are exceptions to this, as evidenced in Pact Advocate quest in ESO: Video
  • SoulLess
    SoulLess   ·  August 10, 2015
    The green pact says you cant consume plants and arent allowed to hurt plants, am i right? So it would be ok to make a poison from already plucked plants?
  • Vazgen
    Vazgen   ·  August 10, 2015
    It is, though I'd be careful with it. While using the already-plucked samples is usually fine, there are cases when even that might cause a breach of the Pact. And we are dealing with Hagraven magic here too... 
  • SoulLess
    SoulLess   ·  August 10, 2015
    Whats an Briar Heart, is it a plant?
  • Vazgen
    Vazgen   ·  August 10, 2015
    Vampire Dust comes from abominations, vampires, whose exist outside of nature and are hostile to it. An argument can be made about Y'ffre being against the use of anything with such vile origins. Or that since they exist outside of natural cycle, the dust...  more
  • Matt Feeney the New Guy
    Matt Feeney the New Guy   ·  August 10, 2015
    How would Dwarven Oil or Vampire Dust violate the Green Pact?