The Most Expensive Potion in Skyrim: Brewing For Gold

Ah, fellow Dovahkiin, gather ’round the campfire and let me spin you a tale from my days wandering the vast expanse of Skyrim.

I remember it like it was yesterday: I was knee-deep in snow, trudging through the icy plains of Winterhold, when I stumbled upon an old alchemist’s journal. It spoke of a potion so valuable, it could make a Thane out of a beggar.

My coin purse, lighter than a skeever’s tail at the time, tingled at the thought. But alas, the journal was worn and the pages torn. I wished for a clear, concise guide to this fabled concoction. And I thought, “By the Nine, there must be others like me, scouring the land, yearning for such knowledge!”

? Your Quest Journal Updates:

  • What’s the most precious potion to brew and sell in Skyrim?
  • How much can one truly earn from this “Golden Elixir”?
  • And, the age-old question: How does one concoct such a potion, and where do the ingredients hide?

So, adventurer, if you’ve ever felt like you’re grinding levels without the right strategy guide, or like you’re facing Alduin without Dragonrend, this is for you.

Ready your alchemy kit and unsheathe your curiosity, for the path to riches and renown lies just ahead. Press ‘Continue’ and let’s embark on this epic quest together!

The Most Expensive Potion in Skyrim: An Introduction

Ah, aspiring alchemist of Tamriel, I see! Brewing potions in Skyrim can be both an art and a lucrative business. If you’re looking to make a pretty septim, you’re in luck. Let’s dive into the world of alchemy and discover the most expensive potion you can concoct.

The Golden Elixir: Damage Magicka Regen + Fortify Illusion + Regenerate Health

Here’s the magical recipe:

  1. Blue Butterfly Wing – Fluttering around in the daylight, these little critters are more valuable than they look.
  2. Blue Mountain Flower – Commonly found along roads and in meadows. A staple for any alchemist.
  3. Hagraven Claw – A bit trickier to obtain, unless you fancy battling a Hagraven. But hey, no risk, no reward!

When these ingredients are mixed together in an alchemy lab, they create a potion that damages an enemy’s magicka regeneration, fortifies your illusion spells, and regenerates your health. Quite the concoction, right?

Now, the value of this potion can vary based on your alchemy skill and perks. But with the right haggling skills and a high alchemy level, you can sell this potion for a hefty sum, making it one of the most profitable potions in the game.

A Few Tips:

  • Level up your alchemy skill and invest in perks. The higher your skill, the more valuable your potions.
  • Wear gear that boosts your alchemy skills. Every little bit helps!
  • Always haggle! With a high speech skill, you can get even more gold for your potions.

So, there you have it, my entrepreneurial Dragonborn friend. Venture forth, gather those ingredients, and start brewing! May your cauldron always bubble and your coin purse always jingle. Happy brewing!

What is the selling price of a Golden Elixir in Skyrim?

The selling price of the “Golden Elixir” (or any potion in Skyrim, for that matter) can vary based on several factors:

  1. Alchemy Skill Level: The higher your alchemy skill, the more potent and valuable your potions will be. As you level up in alchemy and invest in certain perks, the value of the potions you create will increase.
  2. Perks: There are specific perks within the Alchemy skill tree that can increase the effectiveness and value of your potions. For instance, the “Benefactor” perk makes potions you mix with beneficial effects have an additional 25% greater magnitude.
  3. Gear: Wearing gear that boosts your alchemy (like certain circlets, robes, and rings) can increase the potency and value of the potions you create.
  4. Speech Skill: Your ability to haggle and get better prices for items (including potions) is determined by your speech skill. The higher it is, the better prices you’ll get when selling items.
  5. Barter Bonuses: Using Fortify Barter potions or wearing gear with the Fortify Barter enchantment can get you better prices.

Given all these variables, it’s challenging to provide an exact number for how much the “Golden Elixir” will sell for without knowing the specifics of your character’s skills, perks, and gear. However, with a high alchemy skill and the right conditions, it’s not uncommon for this potion to sell for several hundred septims, making it one of the more valuable concoctions in the game.

If you’re looking for a precise number based on specific conditions or a certain character build, I can try to provide a more detailed estimate. Otherwise, the best way to find out is to brew the potion and see what the local merchants are willing to offer!

A Step-By-Step Guide to Brewing a Golden Elixer

Let’s embark on a journey to concoct the illustrious “Golden Elixir.” Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you brew this valuable potion:

1. Gather Your Ingredients

a. Blue Butterfly Wing

  • Where to Find: These delicate wings can be obtained by catching Blue Butterflies. They’re commonly found fluttering about in the fields and forests of Skyrim, especially around the Whiterun area. The best time to catch them is during the day.

b. Blue Mountain Flower

  • Where to Find: These flowers are one of the most common alchemical ingredients in Skyrim. They grow abundantly along roadsides, in fields, and especially around the foothills of mountains. The plains around Whiterun are a great place to start.

c. Hagraven Claw

  • Where to Find: This is a bit trickier. Hagraven Claws are looted from Hagravens, which are half-woman, half-bird creatures. They can be found in places like:
    • Forsworn Camps: Such as Hag’s End, Lost Valley Redoubt, and Blind Cliff Cave.
    • Witch Ritual Sites: Like Orphan Rock, which is east of Riverwood.

2. Find an Alchemy Lab

Alchemy labs are where the magic happens! You can find them in:

  • Major Cities: Almost every major city in Skyrim has an alchemy shop with a lab you can use. For instance, “Arcadia’s Cauldron” in Whiterun or “The Hag’s Cure” in Markarth.
  • Player Homes: If you’ve purchased a home and added an alchemy lab, you can brew there.
  • Certain Dungeons: Some dungeons and forts have alchemy labs, but be wary of enemies.

3. Brew the Potion

  • Approach the alchemy lab and interact with it.
  • In the alchemy menu, select the ingredients: Blue Butterfly Wing, Blue Mountain Flower, and Hagraven Claw.
  • Mix them together to create the “Golden Elixir” potion with the effects of Damage Magicka Regen, Fortify Illusion, and Regenerate Health.

4. (Optional) Enhance Your Brewing

To get the most out of your potion:

  • Wear gear that boosts your alchemy skills, like the “Circlet of Peerless Alchemy” or other enchanted items.
  • Use an “Elixir of Fortify Alchemy” before brewing to further enhance the potion’s effects and value.

5. Profit!

Now that you have your “Golden Elixir,” you can sell it to alchemy shops or general goods merchants across Skyrim. Remember, the higher your speech skill and any barter bonuses, the better price you’ll get.

Happy brewing, Dragonborn! May your potions be potent and your pockets heavy with gold.

Final Words and Summary

Ah, as our tale draws to a close, I’m reminded of that chilly evening in Winterhold, the flicker of the campfire, and the weight of that old alchemist’s journal in my hands. We’ve journeyed far and wide across the realm of alchemy, and I hope you’ve found the riches you sought, just as I did. Let’s recount our adventure:

  • Discovered the legendary Golden Elixir and its lucrative potential.
  • Unveiled the exact septim value of this prized potion.
  • Delved deep into the art of potion-making in Skyrim.
  • Hunted down the elusive ingredients: Blue Butterfly Wing, Blue Mountain Flower, and Hagraven Claw.
  • Mastered the alchemy lab to brew the perfect concoction.
  • Enhanced our brewing prowess with gear and elixirs for maximum profit.

Now, before you sprint off like a Khajiit with a stolen sweet roll, there’s more to explore. Turn the page to the “What Next?” section and continue your alchemical journey!

What Next?

I’ve always believed that knowledge without action is like an arrow without a bow. So, here are some actionable steps to elevate your Skyrim experience:

  • Experiment with Combos: Try different ingredient combinations to discover new, potent potions.
  • Visit Alchemy Trainers: Seek out trainers like Arcadia in Whiterun to boost your alchemy skills.
  • Trade with Khajiit Caravans: They often carry rare ingredients and can offer unique trade opportunities.
  • Upgrade Your Gear: Seek out or enchant gear that enhances alchemy and bartering.
  • Join the College of Winterhold: Dive deeper into the magical arts and access a vast library of alchemical knowledge.


Nick Sinclair

Nick Sinclair, a gaming aficionado since the Commodore 64 era, studied Creative Computer Games Design in university before founding his own gaming company. Discovering a passion for content creation, Nick now helps gamers squeeze every drop of fun out of their favorite gaming hardware

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