Skyrim:Thistle Branch

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Thistle Branch
Thistle Branch
Value 1 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Resist Frost Resist Frost
2nd Ravage Stamina Ravage Stamina
3rd Resist Poison Resist Poison (0.75×Magnitude,0×Duration,0.1×Value)
4th Fortify Heavy Armor Fortify Heavy Armor
# Samples 46
Plant Thistle
# Plants 775
Garden HF 3
Merchant Avail. Common
A thistle plant

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.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Thistle Branch can be combined with 41 other ingredients.

2 Effects[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Fortify Heavy Armor Fortify Heavy Armor Resist Frost Resist Frost Slaughterfish Scales

1 Effect[edit]

Desired Effect Combine with:
Resist Frost Resist Frost Daedroth TeethCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Flame StalkCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Frost Mirriam, Frost Salts, Hawk Beak, Hydnum Azure Giant SporeCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Moon Sugar, Purple Mountain Flower, Redwort FlowerCC (1.33×Magnitude,1.36×Value), Silverside Perch, Small Pearl, Snowberries, Steel-Blue EntolomaCC
Ravage Stamina Ravage Stamina Bee, Berit's Ashes, Bone Meal, Bungler's BaneCC (1.5×Magnitude,3.34×Value), Deathbell (2.1×Value), Honeycomb, Hypha FaciaCC (1.5×Magnitude,3.34×Value), ScathecrawDB, Spawn AshDB
Resist Poison Resist Poison Beehive Husk (0.5×Magnitude,0.46×Value), Charred Skeever Hide, Falmer Ear, Garlic, Grass Pod, Minotaur HornCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Mudcrab Chitin, Ogre's TeethCC (1.25×Magnitude,1.27×Value), Slaughterfish Egg, Troll Fat, Wild Grass PodCC, Yellow Mountain FlowerDG
Fortify Heavy Armor Fortify Heavy Armor Bliss Bug ThoraxCC, Bog BeaconCC (1.5×Magnitude,1.56×Value), Gnarl BarkCC (1.5×Magnitude,1.56×Value), Ice Wraith Teeth, Sabre Cat Tooth, White Cap


46 guaranteed samples can be found in 36 different locations. Locations with the multiple samples are:

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.


A map of all thistle plants in Skyrim's overworld.

775 thistle plants are found in 119 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • 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 and duration are controlled by the properties of the beehive husk effect.