Skyrim:Canis Root

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Canis Root
Canis Root
Value 5 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Damage Stamina Damage Stamina
2nd Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed
3rd Fortify Marksman Fortify Marksman
4th Paralysis Paralysis
# Samples 51
Plant Canis Root
# Plants 551
Garden HF 4
Merchant Avail. Uncommon
A canis root bush

Canis Root is harvested from small, gnarled bushes. In the Rift, the bushes are found in birch woods near rock formations or at the base of cliffs. They are also found in swampy regions such as Hjaalmarch and along the northern coast of Haafingar.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Canis Root can be combined with 42 other ingredients.

2 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Damage Stamina Damage Stamina Fortify Marksman Fortify Marksman Spider Egg
Damage Stamina Damage Stamina Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed Rock Warbler Egg
Fortify Marksman Fortify Marksman Paralysis Paralysis Corkbulb RootCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value) (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value)

1 Effect[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Damage Stamina Damage Stamina Ancestor Moth WingDG, Ash Creep ClusterDB, Berit's Ashes, Blisterwort, Blue Butterfly Wing, Bog BeaconCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Bone Meal, Chaurus Hunter AntennaeDG, ComberryCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Crimson Nirnroot (3.0×Magnitude), Cyrodilic Spadetail, Giant's Toe, Jarrin Root, MarshmerrowCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Nirnroot
Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed Bear Claws, Hanging Moss, Hawk Feathers, Heart of OrderCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Small Pearl, Stoneflower PetalsCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value)
Fortify Marksman Fortify Marksman Elves Ear, Juniper Berries
Paralysis Paralysis Aster Bloom CoreCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Briar Heart, Daedra SilkCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Daedra VeninCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Fire PetalCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), GleamblossomDG, Gold KanetCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Human Flesh, Imp Stool, Netch JellyDB, Purple Butterfly WingCC, Rot ScaleCC, Scrib JerkyCC (1.5×Duration,1.56×Value), Swamp Fungal Pod, Thorn HookCC


51 guaranteed samples can be found in 32 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:

With the Dragonborn add-on 22 more guaranteed samples can be found in 7 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:

It is categorized as an uncommon ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 15% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels.


A map of all canis root plants in Skyrim's overworld.

There are 551 canis root plants found in 84 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • According to the book On Lycanthropy, found in Daggerfall, a Skyrim tradition is to rub canis root on trees as a ward against werebears. However, there are no werebears present in mainland Skyrim, perhaps denoting this tradition's success.
  • NelothDB is particularly fond of canis root tea, though you cannot actually make tea from canis roots in-game.
  • Although canis root grows also in Hjaalmarch, the biggest ones tend to grow in and around the mountains of The Rift, with the largest of all being inside Angarvunde, which dwarf the height of an Altmer male in size.