Oblivion:Frost Salts

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Frost Salts
Frost Salts
Value 60 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Frost Damage Frost Damage
2nd Resist Fire Resist Fire
3rd Silence Silence
4th Frost Shield Frost Shield
# Samples 9
Creature Frost Atronachs
Frost Atronach

The ingredient Frost Salts is collected from dead Frost Atronachs.

Three samples of Frost Salts are necessary to activate the Atronach Altar in the Wizard's Tower official plug-in, if you wish to use the altar to summon a permanent Frost Atronach companion. (Fire Salts or Void Salts will instead provide a Flame Atronach or Storm Atronach, respectively).


9 guaranteed samples can be found in the following locations (magenta crosses on map):

It can also be found randomly in the inventories of alchemy vendors (starting at level 9) and in some Monster loot chests (starting at level 13).


Standard Frost Atronachs (not summoned ones) and the Frostfire Atronach Glade Guardian are the only sources of this ingredient. Frost Atronachs are the least common variety of Daedra: they are not normally encountered in the Planes of Oblivion. In Oblivion, there are only 3 places where the boss-level daedra will be a Frost Atronach (and only at level 15); there are 16 other places where a Frost Atronach will appear but only at level 13.

Therefore, the best place to look for Frost Atronachs is in Conjurer Dungeons (circles on map), where the standard daedra that appear may be Frost Atronachs at levels 15 and higher.

Before level 15, the only places where creatures bearing Frost Salts can be found are:

  • The Frostfire Atronach Glade Guardian in Frostfire Glade (red square; part of the Tears of the Savior quest) is the only guaranteed source of Frost Salts at all levels. It is only a single creature and a sample of Refined Frost Salts must be used to access the location. However, it does respawn.
  • During the quest The Battle for Castle Kvatch, the 19 daedra that appear in the town have an 18-25% chance of being Frost Atronachs at levels 14-22.
  • The Eternal Gardens in Mankar Camoran's Paradise (during the quest Paradise) contain 8-14 daedra who each have a 30-38% chance of being a Frost Atronach at levels 10 and higher.
  • In Fort Teleman (purple circle), a single respawning boss level daedra is guaranteed to be a Frost Atronach at level 13. Up to 8 are possible at levels 15 and higher.
Locations of Frost Atronachs and Frost Salts