The Elder Scrolls Online: Solvents

SkillsCraftingAlchemyReagentsSolventsOpposing EffectsTwo Reagent FormulaeThree Reagent Formulae


Solvents Proficiency determines the quality of Alchemy items you can make. This includes Potions and Poisons. You start with one free point already in this skill, allowing the crafting of level 3 and 10 Potions and Poisons.

The solvents used to craft Potions and Poisons are shown below.

Potion Solvents
Solvents can be looted from water skins and with lower probability from random containers. They can be collected from spots of pure water found at various bodies of water too. All solvent types can be found in battle-leveled zones, depending on the rank of your Solvent Proficiency.

Solvent Potion Level Potion Prefix Solvent Proficiency Needed Location(s)
Natural Water Natural Water 3 Sip of 1 Tier 1 Zones
Clear Water Clear Water 10 Tincture of 1 Tier 1 & 2 Zones
Pristine Water Pristine Water 20 Dram of 2 Tier 2 & 3 Zones
Cleansed Water Cleansed Water 30 Potion of 3 Tier 4 & 5 Zones
Filtered Water Filtered Water 40 Solution of 4 Coldharbour & Cyrodiil
Purified Water Purified Water Champion 10 Elixir of 5 Veteran Silver Zones
Cloud Mist Cloud Mist Champion 50 Panacea of 6 Veteran Gold Zones
Star Dew Star Dew Champion 100 Distillate of 7 Craglorn
Lorkhan's Tears Lorkhan’s Tears Champion 150 Essence of 8 Imperial City

Poison Solvents
Solvents can be looted from defeated enemy creatures. Solvents drop depending on the rank of your Solvent Proficiency as well as the level of the creature killed. For example, a character with Solvent Proficiency 2 killing a CP160 Troll will receive either Slime or Alkahest, or a mix of both.

The following creatures are known to drop solvents:

  • Banekin
  • Clannfear
  • Daedric Titans
  • Daedroths
  • Flesh Atronachs
  • Gargoyles
  • Giants
  • Giant Snakes
  • Haj Mota
  • Harvesters
  • Mammoths
  • Netches
  • Ogres
  • Ogrim
  • Trolls
  • Watchers
  • Winged Twilights
Solvent Potion Level Poison Prefix Solvent Proficiency Needed Location(s)
Grease Grease 3 Poison I 1 Tier 1 Zones
Ichor Ichor 10 Poison II 1 Tier 1 & 2 Zones
Slime Slime 20 Poison III 2 Tier 2 & 3 Zones
Gall Gall 30 Poison IV 3 Tier 4 & 5 Zones
Terebinthine Terebinthine 40 Poison V 4 Coldharbour
Pitch-Bile Pitch-Bile Champion 10 Poison VI 5 Veteran Silver Zones
Tarblack Tarblack Champion 50 Poison VII 6 Veteran Gold Zones
Night-Oil Night-Oil Champion 100 Poison VIII 7 Craglorn
Alkahest Alkahest Champion 150 Poison IX 8 Battle Leveled Zones
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