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

In 1 collection by David Sid
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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Lampros Aug 9 @ 4:43am 
Excellent. Anything to make combat more difficult - and "realistic."
Well amazing animation but you can't drink in a middle of a fight and you need to find someplace safe first, well there isn't a safe place when you're still on a fight especially fighting bandits or vampires, I got killed while drinking in a middle of a fight you know.

You can't even stop the animation while drinking 2-3 times, which is kind of let down. There's also a bug where instead of showing the health potions, it shows the SKOOMA instead. "I'm not addict LOL"

This isn't something you can use in combat, it's only for players who want a cozy gaming immersion lol.

I'm going to remove this, sorry. You can make the animation better while engaing on a combat for ex. "While defending with a shield your other hand with a sword will grab a potion". Good animation anyways.
Vamatti May 20 @ 3:13am 
Good, but a little too immersive for my other mods
Gehrman Jan 23 @ 12:32pm 
Always shows the potion as a bottle of skooma for me 0.0
True Grues Do It In The Dark Jul 27, 2014 @ 3:35am 
I try to play the food honestly, it's not something my characters can use in combat, only out of combat.
Atola Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:38pm 
A secondary effect is that this buffs food - since eating food is still instant. Not very relestic but at least the week effects can be added in zero time giving food a purpose beyond roleplay.
Atola Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
it should be noted that the application of poisons does not have an animation...
Atola Jul 12, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Because all effects are applied when a potion is clicked on I don't think this mod is an earthquaking change. It does give a slight nerf to alchemy which is needed. With just this mod alchemy becomes more focused on pre and post combat actions which is great - while still being situationaly useful in combat. Also combined with an Invis postion do not entirely rule out resetting your health using low quality potions. While adding some realizem to it.
1. Quaf Invis, (will turn invis immediatly) wait for one animation and then run somplace safe.
2. Quaf heals/stamina and other buffs follwed by second invis potion.
3. wait through animations while invis.
4. Enage in combat again.
ZΣΛNO the Firestarter Jan 9, 2014 @ 4:16pm 
Yeah, that fixed it. Thanks!
David Sid  [author] Jan 9, 2014 @ 3:12am 
@[SOOKY] ZΣΛNO: I haven't used either of those mods myself, but from the description "AE Animations" sounds like it might well conflict with mine (given that it also adds drinking animations). See whether the bug still occurs if you run the game with that mod disabled.