Insanity Feb 28 @ 2:56pm
Alchemy
Does anyone know the fastest way to level alchemy? I know about the Giants Toe + Wheat + Creep Cluster for leveling up fast but to be honest getting Giants Toe is a pain in the butt.

All ready been around all Giant camps for toes and i cant find anymore. Any other good easy to get ingredients that level alchemy fast?
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Wolf of Slytherin Feb 28 @ 3:03pm 
their is a mod call perkless alchemy it gives you all the perks
Brandybuck Feb 28 @ 3:27pm 
If you don't want to cheat with a cheat mod, then you need to make expensive potions. Giants toes are the best, but if don't have them, you can try:

Glow Dust + Glowing Fungus + Hanging Moss
Creep Cluster + Mora Tapinella + Scaly Pholiota
Chaurus Eggs + Luna Moth Wing + Namira's Rot

Lots other expensive recipes too. If you've been obsessive about collecting ingredients you should have no problem leveling. Your problem is that you won't be able to sell all the expensive potions you'll make. You will cry when you are forced to throw them away.

Several alchemy perks will make your potions more expensive, so take them. Also don't forget to wear your fortify alchemy gear.
Church of Deviance Feb 28 @ 3:54pm 
I suggest Harvest Overhaul which increases the amount of ingrediants recieved from harvesting plants and even creatures. Then get the Skyrim Community Uncapper and set the experience gained multiplier for alchemy for faster leveling.

That's if you don't mind modding the game.
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morbosfist Feb 28 @ 6:02pm 
If you want to do it fast, the easiest way is just to buy all the ingredients from a shopkeeper, make all the expense stuff that you can, then sell them back the potions you made. You'll get your money back and get experience. Then just repeat with every other shop.
♥ Barney ♥ Feb 28 @ 7:44pm 
Blue flowers and blue butterfly wings all the way to make Damage Mag Reg, with a bit of Tundra Cotton/Snowberries/Purple flowers to make Resist Frost. Need to get about 300 of each mind and it gets from 15 to 100 in a few minutes. Also Deathbell and Salt if you can find the ingredients to make Slow. The best one is Giants Toe and Wheat but lots of Giants toes are hard to come by. Also best to have 20% faster levelling on one of the standing stones, thief stone i think.

Also if you've got the coinage, the woman in Whiterun Alchemy shop can teach you upto level 50 i think or something like that, so maybe do that and finish the rest off with making potions.
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Ser Christoph Feb 28 @ 9:24pm 
Originally posted by deadmau5:
Does anyone know the fastest way to level alchemy? I know about the Giants Toe + Wheat + Creep Cluster for leveling up fast but to be honest getting Giants Toe is a pain in the butt.

All ready been around all Giant camps for toes and i cant find anymore. Any other good easy to get ingredients that level alchemy fast?

I just go on ingredient runs. just ingredients and items worth over 500g only. Obtaining ingredients is the main focus, however there are many occasions where you'll get sidetracked.

Ensure you have a house with an alchemy pouch near your alchemy table (or some kind of storage.)

Jam pack it full of ingredients.

Enchant a set of +Alchemy %age armor using Black Soul Gems with Human Souls in them. Using a few perks in the conjuration tree allows you to harvest souls with a conjured weapon. Great for raiding bandit camps/caves/forts. Use 'fortify enchantment' potions as well =p

I put a focus on potions that sell for high value. Such as invisibility. Actually I think invisibility sells for the highest.

EDIT: Just kidding - paralyze sells for the highest. And slow is on the same tier as invisibility, so .. eh. I find you can make 1000 invisibility potions before you ever find enough for 50 paralyze potions.


there's higher that's true, but having 100ish seconds of invisibility is also great for escapes, or sneaking out of or into locations. Invisibility + health regen is a favorite of mine as well.

I collect:
Vampire dust
Glow Dust
Luna Moth Wing (most common)
Ice Wraith Teeth
Chaurus Eggs (most common)
Nirnroot

Head into dwarven ruins for chaurus egg runs (EDIT: and that lighthouse next to dawnstar with the dead family. 300 eggs in one go abouts. he's right.), and run around on the overworld map at night for luna moths in the whiterun region.

I usually put emphasis into levelling alchemy right away, as its usually better to carry 50 invisibility potions as a pseudo 'currency'. And you can pretty much clean out any vendor you want (like every alchemy ingredient vendor, hint hint) with 10-20 potions. (they sell from 500-900 depending on your equipment boosts and your speech and if you choose to create a few 'fortify alchemy potions' and consume those as well. and you can kind of stack fortify enchant and fortify alchemy to create the best set of gear and create the most expensive potions you possibly can lol..)

Then after you've made all the high value potions you possibly can, just use the rest of your ingredients. 10-15 full inventories of ingredients will provide enough i'm certain. I truly did not quantify how long it took because it was fun for me, so .. eh. hope it helped a bit.
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gnewna Mar 1 @ 2:20am 
Quickest way to get a million billion chaurus eggs is That Lighthouse near Dawnstar. Think there are about 300 of the things and it's much smaller (although pretty sad) than a Dwemer ruin.
Skyrimnut Mar 1 @ 6:32am 
Mulitple effect potions are key. Especially for experience.

Here are some with some pretty easy to get ingredients. Yes, giants can be easy, especially if you opt for mounted combat with a bow. Giants are too slow to out maneuver a horse. Even at Vanilla speeds. I'm killing giants as soon as I can afford a horse, as early as level one. Yes, they are pin cushions when you are finished, but you get the toe. Lol

Dragon's tongue, frost miriam, snowberries - Resist Fire & Frost
Giant's toe, blue mountain flower, wheat - Fortify health for 300 seconds, restore health
canis root, bear claws, elves ears - fortify one hand, fortify marksman

Like Brandybuck says, some of the potions are gonna make you cry when you have to toss them, so make useful ones instead. Lol, go a bit less expensive and make things you can use.

Hagraven claws + blue butterfly wings - fortify enchanting (this one always boosts experience for me)
Lavender + Tundra cotton - resist magic (this one boosts experience too and the ingredients are stupid easy to find)

If you're a good marskman, try to go for hawk beaks. You can get a resist shock, resist fire, and resist frost all in one potion with dragon's tongue, hawk beak, and snowberries. That one always gets me a ton of XP when I make it.

Hope this helps.
Insanity Mar 1 @ 10:18am 
Hey guys, thanks for all your awesome tips :)
Halinka Dinka Moo Moo Mar 1 @ 3:50pm 
I just got into Alchemy and was wondering with recipes, does the character remember any for future creations or do you have to keep remembering combos yourself? I usually forget names so I would be bad at remembering recipes haha
gnewna Mar 1 @ 4:02pm 
If you look at the sidebar with Ingredients at the top, underneath that there's a list of effects. The greyed out ones are effects for which you have only one ingredient on hand. The ones in white are ones that you can make a potion of because you have two or more ingredients with that effect, and you can select the effect to see a list of those ingredients. If you want to make multi-effect potions (assuming you don't have two ingredients with two or more of the same effects), you'll need to hover over one of your two ingredients to find an effect you want to add to the potion, then see if that effect is in white. If so, select it and you should be able to find a third ingredient which will add another effect.

So for example if you have blue mountain flower and wheat, that will make a potion that fortifies and restores health. If you have blue mountain flower and blister wort, that will only make a potion that restores health, but if you have a third ingredient with fortify health, you can add that to the mixture and make a fortify/restore health potion.
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