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Value 6 Weight 0.25
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Stamina Restore Stamina
2nd Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka
3rd Damage Stamina Regen Damage Stamina Regen
4th Waterbreathing Waterbreathing
# Samples 0
Creature Histcarp
Merchant Avail. Common
A histcarp

Histcarp are fish that can be caught in ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.

They are one of only three ingredients in the base game with a Waterbreathing effect; however, the Hearthfire add-on adds two more: Hawk's Egg and Salmon Roe.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Histcarp can be combined with 53 other ingredients.

3 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Damage Stamina Regen Damage Stamina Regen Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Restore Stamina Restore Stamina SaltriceCC (2×Duration,2.14×Value) (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value) (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value)
Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Waterbreathing Waterbreathing Salmon RoeHF (12.5×Magnitude, 0.08×Duration, 1.05×Value) (0.4×Magnitude, 0.36×Value) (12×Duration,15.4×Value)

2 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Damage Stamina Regen Damage Stamina Regen Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Large Antlers, Silverside Perch
Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Waterbreathing Waterbreathing Red Kelp Gas BladderCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value) (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value)
Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Waterbreathing Waterbreathing Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value) (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value), Scrib JerkyCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value) (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value)

1 Effect[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Bear Claws (0.8×Magnitude,0.78×Value), Bee, Charred Skeever Hide, ChokeweedCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value), Eye of Sabre Cat, Hawk Beak, Honeycomb, Mudcrab Chitin, Netch JellyDB (2.0×Magnitude), Orange Dartwing, Pearl, Pine Thrush Egg, Powdered Mammoth Tusk, Purple Mountain Flower, Sabre Cat Tooth, Small Pearl, Torchbug Thorax, Wisp Wrappings
Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka Blind Watcher's EyeCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Blister Pod CapCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Briar Heart, Ectoplasm, Emperor Parasol MossDB, Hunger TongueCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Jazbay Grapes, LichorCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Red Mountain Flower, Stoneflower PetalsCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Tundra Cotton, Void Salts, Watcher's EyeCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value)
Damage Stamina Regen Damage Stamina Regen Bungler's BaneCC (2×Duration,2.14×Value), Creep Cluster, Daedra Heart, Frost Mirriam, Giant's Toe, Juniper Berries, Skeever Tail, Wheat, Yellow Mountain FlowerDG
Waterbreathing Waterbreathing Chicken's Egg, Fungus StalkCC (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value), Hawk's EggHF, Luminous RussulaCC (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value), Nordic Barnacle, Scalon FinCC (1.6×Duration,1.67×Value)


There are no guaranteed samples of histcarp. Nevertheless, it is categorized as a common ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 36% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in some barrels and in apothecary's satchels. Other possible locations for already-harvested samples include:

  • Fish barrels have a 25% chance of containing histcarp.


Fish appear at fish spawning sites. Each spawning site generates up to three fish, which are randomly selected from various types of fish. In ponds, histcarp have a 20% chance of appearing; in deeper water, histcarp have a 14% chance of appearing. There are 691 spawning sites in 128 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are: