Skyrim:Briar Heart

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Briar Heart
Briar Heart
Value 20 Weight 0.5
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Magicka Restore Magicka
2nd Fortify Block Fortify Block (0.5×Magnitude)
3rd Paralysis Paralysis
4th Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka
# Samples 10
Creature Forsworn Briarhearts
Merchant Avail. Rare
A briar heart lying beside its former owner

Briar Hearts are carried by Forsworn Briarhearts.


2 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Fortify Block Fortify Block Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Tundra Cotton
Fortify Block Fortify Block Paralysis Paralysis Aster Bloom CoreCC
Fortify Block Fortify Block Restore Magicka Restore Magicka Pearl
Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Restore Magicka Restore Magicka Blister Pod CapCC, Ectoplasm, Red Mountain Flower
Paralysis Paralysis Restore Magicka Restore Magicka Human Flesh

1 Effect[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Restore Magicka Restore Magicka Creep Cluster, Dwarven Oil, Elves Ear, Fire Salts, Frost Salts, Giant Lichen, Grass Pod, Moon Sugar, Mora Tapinella, Steel-Blue EntolomaCC, Taproot, Vampire Dust, White Cap, Wild Grass PodCC
Fortify Block Fortify Block Bleeding Crown, Boar TuskDB, Honeycomb (0.5×Magnitude), Slaughterfish Scales
Paralysis Paralysis Canis Root, GleamblossomDG, Imp Stool, Netch JellyDB, Swamp Fungal Pod
Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Emperor Parasol MossDB, Histcarp, Jazbay Grapes, Salmon RoeHF (12.5×Magnitude, 1.05×Value), Void Salts


10 guaranteed samples can be found in 7 different locations:

It is categorized as a rare ingredient, meaning that most apothecary merchants have a 21% chance of carrying 1-4 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found only in rare-type apothecary's satchels.


While their exact nature is unknown, due to its natural loot location from Forsworn Briarhearts, it seems they really do serve as actual hearts; from the look of events at Lost Valley Redoubt, dead Forsworn are resurrected in a ceremony by hagravens, replacing their human hearts with these items. Interestingly enough, pickpocketing the briar heart from a Forsworn Briarheart will instantly kill the target.

Related Quests[edit]


  • The base magnitude of the Fortify Block effect for this ingredient is 2 instead of 4. This is only relevant if honeycomb and briar heart are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 50% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Fortify Block potion.


  • Events during the Repairing the Phial quest can make all Briar Hearts quest items permanently, meaning you can't drop them or use them in any way. See the quest page for tips on how to avoid this, or fix it if it has already occurred.