Skyrim:Small Pearl

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Small Pearl
Small Pearl
Value 2 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Stamina Restore Stamina
2nd Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed
3rd Fortify Restoration Fortify Restoration
4th Resist Frost Resist Frost
# Samples 10
Merchant Avail. None (Uncommon)
A small pearl

The Small Pearl is an Alchemy ingredient, and one of the rarest in the base game. Small Pearls, as well as Pearls, are only available as already-harvested samples in the original version of the game. The only shellfish found in Skyrim are Clams, and unlike in previous games they do not produce any size of pearl. However, if Dragonborn is installed, Pearls and Small Pearls can be harvested in Solstheim from Pearl Oysters.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Small Pearls can be combined with 49 other ingredients.

3 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Resist Frost Resist Frost Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed PearlfishCC

2 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Bear Claws (0.8×Magnitude,0.78×Value)
Fortify Restoration Fortify Restoration Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value) (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value), Pygmy SunfishCC
Resist Frost Resist Frost Restore Stamina Restore Stamina GoldfishCC, Hawk Beak, Purple Mountain Flower, Silverside Perch

1 Effect[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Restore Stamina Restore Stamina Bee, Charred Skeever Hide, ChokeweedCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value), Eye of Sabre Cat, Histcarp, Honeycomb, Large Antlers, Mudcrab Chitin, Netch JellyDB (2.0×Magnitude), Orange Dartwing, Pearl, Pine Thrush Egg, Powdered Mammoth Tusk, Sabre Cat Tooth, Salmon RoeHF (0.4×Magnitude, 0.36×Value), SaltriceCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value), Scrib JerkyCC (1.2×Magnitude,1.22×Value), Torchbug Thorax, Wisp Wrappings
Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed Canis Root, Hanging Moss, Hawk Feathers, Heart of OrderCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Rock Warbler Egg, Stoneflower PetalsCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value)
Fortify Restoration Fortify Restoration Abecean Longfin, Cyrodilic Spadetail, Salt Pile, Small Antlers, Yellow Mountain FlowerDG (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value)
Resist Frost Resist Frost Daedroth TeethCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Flame StalkCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Frost Mirriam, Frost Salts, Hydnum Azure Giant SporeCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Moon Sugar, Redwort FlowerCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Slaughterfish Scales, Snowberries, Steel-Blue EntolomaCC, Thistle Branch


Guaranteed samples can be found in the following locations:

This ingredient is not in the VendorItemIngredient category that allows it to be traded by apothecary merchants (see bugs).

The only way to make this ingredient become available from apothecary merchants is to unlock the Merchant perk (requires level 50 Speech), at which point it is an "uncommon" ingredient.

The remaining way to obtain Small Pearls is in random loot, but the chances of one appearing in any given location are generally small. The best bets are:

  • Peddlers may be randomly encountered in the wilderness (typically being attacked). These peddlers have an 8% chance of carrying 1-3 samples.
  • Uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels have a 2% chance of containing one.
  • Warlocks and Forsworn have a 0.5% chance of carrying one.


  • This ingredient cannot normally be bought from apothecary merchants, even though it should be available according to their merchandise leveled lists. It also cannot be sold to apothecary merchants; it can only be sold to general-goods merchants.