|3rd||Resist Poison (0.75×)|
|4th||Fortify Heavy Armor|
This article is about the plant. For the rabbit added by Pets of Skyrim, see Thistle (creature).
Thistle Branches are harvested from thistle plants, found at lower elevations, especially in the southern pine forests.
|Desired Effect||Combine with:|
|Fortify Heavy Armor||Resist Frost||Slaughterfish Scales|
46 guaranteed samples can be found in 36 different locations. Locations with the multiple samples are:
- 3 in Drelas' Cottage (Whiterun Hold)
- 2 in Bryling's House (Solitude)
- 2 in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary (Falkreath Hold)
- 2 around High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
- 2 in the Mortar and Pestle (Dawnstar)
- 2 in Nepos's House (Markarth)
- 2 in Potema's Catacombs (Haafingar)
- 2 in Radiant Raiment (Solitude)
- 2 in the Thalmor Embassy (Haafingar)
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.
775 thistle plants are found in 119 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:
- 41 around Riverwood (Whiterun Hold)
- 23 around Falkreath (Falkreath Hold)
- 20 around North Shriekwind Bastion (Falkreath Hold)
- 20 around Pinewatch (Falkreath Hold)
- 18 around Anise's Cabin (Falkreath Hold)
- 18 around the Guardian Stones (Falkreath Hold)
- 18 around Lost Knife Hideout (Eastmarch)
- 16 inside the Blue Palace (Solitude)
- 16 around Cragslane Cavern (Eastmarch)
- 16 around Embershard Mine (Falkreath Hold)
- 15 around Evergreen Grove (Falkreath Hold)
- The base magnitude of the Resist Poison effect for this ingredient is 3 instead of 4 and its duration is 0 instead of 60. This is only relevant if beehive husk and thistle branch are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 50% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Resist Poison potion—the magnitude is controlled by the properties of the beehive husk effect.