The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Improved Potion Animation
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Apr 12, 2013 @ 5:30pm
May 4, 2013 @ 10:07am
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Improved Potion Animation

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Fixing Potions in Skyrim
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An improved and expanded version of Twenty-One's "Potions Animated", this mod plays a short animation whenever you drink a potion or beverage. It's far more believable than quaffing potions instantly. Improvements over the original include the following:

- The 1st-person and 3rd-person animations now take the same amount of time (just under four seconds).

- Drinking no longer forces you out of the inventory, but rather queues animations to play when you return to normal gameplay.

- The weapon on your back can no longer become visible during the 1st-person animation.

- The animation is played not only for potions, but for beverages as well. (You can disable animations for beverages with the console command "set AnimateBeverages to 0" and re-enable it with "set AnimateBeverages to 1".)

- The mod has been tested, and bugs have been fixed, for as many different contingencies as possible (e.g. drinking while riding, drinking while looting, drinking while ragdolling--not that responsible adults do any of those things).

This mod does make Alchemy somewhat less useful compared to Restoration. I've implemented fixes for this in a separate "Alchemy Refinements" mod (

This mod can also be found on Skyrim Nexus at

If you find any bugs or issues, please note them in the comments so I can promptly address them.
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Pyhrrous Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:09pm 
@David Sid ah, good to know. thanks.
David Sid  [author] Apr 9, 2017 @ 9:29am 
With this mod, it isn't possible to move while drinking a potion. I honestly can't tell you whether it's compatible with the other mod.
Pyhrrous Apr 8, 2017 @ 6:42pm 
Is it possible to move while drinking a potion? If not, is this compatible with Potions Animated (Flee while you drink) from the Skyrim Nexus?
David Sid  [author] Jan 22, 2017 @ 6:32am 
@tsimon08 and @mewtooo: Glad to help!
tsimon08 Jan 22, 2017 @ 6:29am 
All 3 of your alchemy mods are wonderful. Thanks.
mewtooo Aug 17, 2016 @ 3:37pm 
LOL all those idiots are complaining about the animation killing them in combat.
That's the point. This is an immersion mod. Go ahead and try to down a red bull while fighting someone IRL. Its not going to work. Or maybe you can pop a can of cola while on the treadmill in the gym, see how well that works out.
The point of this is so that you do have to find somewhere safe to hide and then down your potions.
Also, restoration has its own drawbacks. It cost magicka which for a mage is how they fight, and for a warrior well they don't have much in the first place.

For those who think this is bad? DONT DOWNLOAD THIS. In vanilla Skyrim you can chug as many potions as you want while freezing combat. Stick with that if you prefer meta gaming instead of roleplaying.

Sorry for the rant. I just wish people would think:steamfacepalm:. Love the animation David. Thanks for improving it. :steamhappy:
Gwizzz Apr 10, 2016 @ 6:08pm 
Stopping to drink a healing potion in battle is a pain and is dangerous. But it is immersive. I can't drink 12 oz of something while running around and neither can my character. Well done.
☭☭Gopnik Unicorn☭☭ Jan 31, 2016 @ 10:29am 
Can you make the animation disable when your in combat?
Mr.Epi Jan 9, 2016 @ 6:40pm 
Ugh I like this but I cant stand the fuckin loops man, and also itd be useful to move around while the animation is on
Abcmanx6 Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:24pm 
wait never mind, i didnt let the mod sync in