Alchemy Crafting guide 2021

Alchemy Crafting Guide

This Alchemy Crafting Guide for the Elder Scrolls Online is for you who never figured out how easy it is to make potions and poisons in ESO.

In this post, I will cover the basics of Alchemy crafting and link to the specific Potion & Poison recipes.
Alchemy Crafting is not only great for making your own potions, but also for the daily crafting writs, for which you get flowers that sell really well.
If the subheading says [Crafting Writ] that means this is only a 2 reagent version (cheaper).

Solvents & Reagents.

For Alchemy Crafting in ESO, you need Solvents and Reagents.
Solvents are divided into 2 groups, one is for Poisons and the other for Potions. Solvents are also divided into levels, and you need specific solvents to craft level 3, 10, or 50 potions, all the way up to Champion Level 150.


While you can find Solvents for Potions in any body of water or river, solvents for potions are found on mobs.
Most of them are just for leveling up your alchemy crafting, but for CP150 you will need Lorkhan’s Tears for Potions and Alkahest for Poisons.
They are easy to find and cheap to buy if you are too lazy to find them yourself.

Reagents on the other hand can be used in both potions and poisons, they can be used with any solvent, as it’s the solvent that determines what level the potion or poison will be crafted in.

Alchemy Crafting Guide [how to].

As this is an Alchemy Crafting Guide, I better tell you how to actually make the concoctions.
In all major cities, you will find crafting stations, this includes an alchemy crafting station. Find it and when you get close you can interact with it.

Now you have to choose what solvent you want to use. Make sure it matches the level of potion you want to make.
If the solvent you want to use is red, you have to level up your alchemy or if it is leveled up, then remember to put skill points into it.

Next, you have to choose what reagents you want to use.
When starting out you can only combine two, but as you level up the skill line you can add a third reagent and make your potions even stronger.
With a high enough alchemy level, you will be able to get 4 potions or 16 poisons while using only one set of materials.
Now you just have to follow the recipes provided or try and figure them out yourself.

I always list the cheapest ingredients first, it’s just funny that it also seems to be in alphabetic order.
Check out my post on the 5 best PvP Poisons for more recipes.

Craft Essence of Magicka ESO [Crafting Writ]

To craft the essence of Magicka in ESO you can use the following combinations.

  • Lorkhan’s Tears + Bugloss + Corn Flower
  • Lorkhan’s Tears + Corn Flower + Columbine
  • Lorkhan’s Tears + Lady’s Smock + Columbine
  • Lorkhan’s Tears + Lady’s Smock + Bugloss

There is a Dragon’s Rheum combination, but given the rarity of this reagent, I do not recommend it, as it is very expensive.
You can obtain a supply of Dragon’s Rheum without having to kill dragons, by unlocking the Dragonguard Supply chest, found in the Dragonguard Sanctum by completing 30 of their daily quests.

craft essence of Magicka eso

Essence of Stamina [Crafting Writ].

To craft essence of stamina in ESO, you can use one of the following combinations + 1 Lorkhan’s tear.
This is a very basic potion, that you only craft for your daily crafting writs.

  • Blessed Thistle + Mountain Flower
  • Blessed Thistle + Columbine
  • Dragonthorn + Mountain Flower
  • Dragonthorn + Columbine
  • Dragon’s Blood + Mountain Flower
  • Dragon’s Blood + Columbine
Craft Essence of stamina ESO

Damage Magicka Poison IX [Crafting Writ].

Here is how to craft Damage Magicka Poison IX, for crafting writs in the Elder Scrolls Online.

  • Alkahest + one of the following combinations.
  • Blue Entoloma + White Cap
  • Blue Entoloma + Violet Coprinus
  • Blue Entoloma + Emetic Russula
  • Blue Entoloma + Scrib Jelly
  • Emetic Russula + White Cap
  • Scrib Jelly + White Cap
  • Scrib Jelly + Emetic Russula
  • Scrib Jelly + Violet Coprinus
  • Violet Coprinus + White Cap
Alchemy Crafting Damage Magicka Poison IX
Craft Damage Magicka Poison IX ESO

Drain Health poison IX [Crafting Writ].

Craft Drain Health Poison IX for ESO crafting writs.

  • Alkahest + one of the following combinations.
  • Blue Entoloma + Butterfly Wing
  • Blue Entoloma + Luminous Russula
  • Blue Entoloma + Mountain Flower
  • Blue Entoloma + Water Hyacinth
  • Butterfly Wing + Luminous Russula
  • Butterfly Wing + Mountain Flower
  • Butterfly Wing + Water Hyacinth
  • Luminous Russula + Water Hyacinth
  • Mountain Flower + Water Hyacinth
Craft Drain Health poison IX ESO

Damage Stamina Poison IX [Crafting Writ].

You can craft Damage Stamina Poison IX in ESO by using:

  • Alkahest + one of the following combinations.
  • Emetic Russula + Imp Stool
  • Emetic Russula + Luminous Russula
  • Emetic Russula + Fleshfly Larva
  • Imp Stool + Fleshfly Larva
  • Luminous Russula + Fleshfly Larva
  • Luminous Russula + Imp Stool
  • Stinkhorn + Imp Stool
  • Stinkhorn + Luminous Russula
  • Stinkhorn + Fleshfly Larva
Craft Damage Stamina Poison IX ESO

Essence of Ravage Health [Crafting Writ].

This is not a poison you would use for anything else than crafting writs.
To craft essence of ravage Health you need…

  • Lorkhan’s Tear + one of the following combinations.
  • Blessed Thistle + Emetic Russula
  • Blessed Thistle + Stinkhorn
  • Emetic Russula + Violet Coprinus
  • Emetic Russula + Stinkhorn
  • Nightshade + Stinkhorn
  • Nirnroot + Violet Coprinus
  • Nirnroot + Stinkhorn
  • Stinkhorn + Violet Coprinus
Craft Essence of Ravage Health ESO

Damage Health Poison IX [Crafting Writ].

The last but still very important poison you need to be able to craft is Damage Health Poison IX.
When you can craft this one and all of the above, you can do any alchemy crafting writ in ESO.

  • Alkahest + one of the following combinations.
  • Blessed thistle + Emetic russula
  • Emetic russula + Violet Coprinus
  • Nightshade + Violet Coprinus
  • Stinkhorn + Violet Coprinus
  • Beetle scuttle + Violet Coprinus
  • Beetle scuttle + Emetic russula
  • Blessed thistle + Violet Coprinus
Craft Damage Health Poison IX ESO

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Alchemy crafting is of cause not only for crafting writs, the main reason to do alchemy crafting in ESO is for battle potions and poisons.
and you can see the 5 best PvP potions right here.