Alchemy is the process of making potions by mixing solvents and reagents to create potions and poisons.


Solvents are the liquid of the potion and determine the level, and therefore the strength, of the potion. You can spend Skill Points in a passive called SOLVENT PROFICIENCY which will allow you to use higher level solvents and create better potions.

Solvents can be found in various places around Tamriel from natural rivers and streams to shelves and nightstands. Water skins and bottles will normally contain solvents as well. If you notice a small splashing near a river bank it is likely that you can collect a solvent there. The level of the solvents found depends on the zone that it is found. Higher level solvents are found in higher level zones and lower level solvents in the lower level zones.

There are 7 different types of solvents in ESO for potions and 7 for poisons.



ESO Poison Solvents (Oils)




Reagents are the ingredients for a potion and are often herbs, flowers and mushrooms. The combination of reagents determine the effects of a potion. There are 18 reagents to be found in Tamriel and these can be found growing in any zone. A potion must use at least 2 reagents and if the reagents share the same effect then the resulting potion will give that effect. So a potion made from Blue Entoloma and Bugloss will be a Health Potion as both reagents have “restore health” as an effect.

You can spend Skill Points in a passive called LABORATORY USE which will allow you to combine more reagents together creating potions with multiple effects. Reagents can also have negative effects, such as “reduce speed” and combining two reagents with this effect will produce a potion which will include that negative effect so be careful when mixing those reagents.

ESO Alchemy Reagents




  • You can learn the first effect of a reagent by double clicking or selecting “use” after right clicking. The other effects must be learned by making potions and mixing reagents.
  • Learning a reagent effect will gain EXP towards you Alchemy Level.
  • You can make reasonable money by selling reagents to Alchemists however this will not level your own Alchemy of course!
  • You can mix and match regents to make many different potions from Health Potions to Tri-Stat Potions and even Invisibility and CC Immunity Potions.

One Comment

  • Sutek666
    Jun 27, 2017

    How many writs do you do before you get more vouchers


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