[Top 10] Elder Scrolls Online Best Potions

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The best potions to use throughout Tamriel

10. Detection Potions

Detection Potions are great for:

  • Throughout Tamriel, you will use these potions to keep your stealth strong as you pass through areas that contain enemies you’re not ready to encounter, or places where you need to trespass in order to succeed.
  • Using your character’s stealth capabilities with the control key will only go so far where the detection radius is concerned. Slotting this potion will ensure extended invisibility.
  • Slipping past guards when avoiding a large bounty and making your way to safety before the effect wears off can save the stolen loot and coin in your inventory.

How to Create Detection potions

  • Using the solvent that corresponds to your level, combine Corn Flower with either Torchbug Thorax, White Cap or Wormwood; Torchbug Thorax with White Cap or Wormwood or White Cap with Wormwood to create a Single Effect Potion.
  • Two and three effect potions that add on additional effects in an extensive amount of combinations can add helpful buffs or damage based on the formula used. 
  • A view of the combinations can be found here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Detection

9. Spell Protection Potions

Spell Protection Potions are good for:

  • Use these protection potions to decrease the effect of spells cast upon you.
  • The potions will grant you access to Major Ward, which will increase your spell resistance for a specific period based on the level of your potion.

How to Create Spell Protection Potions

  • Combined with your solvent, use Bugloss with either Clam Gall or Mudcrab Chitin; also Clam Gall or Mudcrab Chitin with White Cap will work as well.
  • Two and Three effect potions should be created with scrutiny as there are possible negative effects that can influence your interactions with enemies. 
  • See the combinations and their effects here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Increase_Spell_Resist

8. Weapon Critical Potions

Weapon Critical Potions are good for:

  • For a short time, weapon critical potions can grant the chance at a critical hit for a short time.
  • They grant Major Savagery, the amount of which is based on the strength/level of your potion.
  • How to Create Weapon Critical Potions

How to Create Critical Potions

  • Combine Dragonthorn with Water Hyacinth or Wormwood, or Water Hyacinth with Wormwood.
  • Two and Three effect potions can create several positive benefits as well as a few decreasing benefits to the potion’s duration.
  • See the ingredients and combinations here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Weapon_Critical

7. Speed Potions

Speed Potions are good for:

  • Making a clean getaway when your stamina is low can be helped in part by a speed potion.
  • Increase your movement speed by being grated Major Expedition with this potion.

How to Create Speed Potions

  • Combine Blessed Thistle with either Namira’s Rot, Powdered Mother of Pearl or Scrib Jelly, or you can use Namira’s Rot with Powdered Mother of Pearl or Scrib Jelly alternatively.
  • There are a wide range of bonus effects for two and three effect potions.
  • Check out the many combinations available for this potion here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Speed#Potion

6. Increase Armor Potions

Increase Armor Potions are good for:

  • This potion will increase your physical resistance to incoming damage for a specific period.
  • This potion grants Major Resolve in an increment aligned with your current level.

How to Create Increase Armor Potions

  • Create this potion by combining Beetle Scuttle with either Imp Stool or Mountain Flower. You can also use Imp Stool or Mountain Flower with Mudcrab Chitin.
  • While the triple effect version of this potion will come with a duration reduction, there are several positive effects that can be gained.
  • See the potion’s full potential here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Increase_Armor

5. Invisibility Potions

Invisibility Potions are good for:

  • Whether being pursued by a guard in Tamriel or on the run after being seen pickpocketing, using an invisibility potion can get you out of a sticky situation.
  • The potion pictured is one of the highest levels you can create, showing an impressive 40.3-second duration. Your potion’s duration can vary based on your level.

How to Create Invisibility Potions

  • This potion is created by combining Blue Entoloma with your choice of Namira’s Rot, Nirnroot or Spider Egg. You can also combine Namira’s Rot with either Nirnroot or Spider Egg, as well as Nirnroot with Spider Egg. 
  • Many interesting combinations exist at the two and three effect level.
  • Find out what combinations you can create here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Invisible

4. Restore Stamina

Restore Stamina Potions are good for:

  • Even the most potent warrior runs out of steam at some point. You can counteract this loss of stamina with a boosting Restore Stamina Potion.
  • Increase your stamina by 20% and gain Major Endurance for a duration determined by your level.

How to Create Restore Stamina Potions

  • Combine Blessed Thistle with Columbine or Mountain Flower. You can also use Columbine with Dragonthorn or Dragonthorn with Mountain Flower.
  • Find a surprising number of positive boosts in the two and three effect versions of this potion.
  • See what you can combine to create this potion here: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Restore_Stamina

3. Restore Magicka

Restore Magicka Potions are good for:

  • When you’re surrounded by multiple enemies, there’s only so much magic you can deal out without replenishing your supply. Boost your outgoing magicka abilities quickly with a potion.
  • Gain Major Intellect, which will replenish your magicka recovery by 20% for the duration determined by the strength of your potion.

How to Create Restore Magicka Potions

  • Combine Bugloss with Corn Flower or Lady’s Smock. Also, you can use Columbine with Corn Flower or Lady’s Smock. 
  • This potion also has many positive boosts in the two and three effect categories.
  • Visit here to see the combinations available to you: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Restore_Magicka

2. Restore Health Potions

Why you need Restore Health Potions

  • Sometimes your health comes down a bit more quickly than you’d hoped for. While you can use your personal heals or perhaps one from a teammate, having a Restore Health Potion on hand can give you a quick boost so you can save your soul gems.
  • Get a boost from Major Fortitude, which will restore your health at a rate of 20% for the duration of your potion’s strength.

How to Create Restore Health Potions

  • There are quite a few ways to combine reagents to create this potion. Combine Blue Entoloma with either Butterfly Wing, Columbine, Luminous Russula, Mountain Flower or Water Hyacinth. Also, you can use Bugloss with Butterfly Wing, Luminous Russula, Mountain Flower or Water Hyacinth.
  • Additionally, you can combine Butterfly Wing with Columbine, Luminous Russula, Mountain Flower or Water Hyacinth as well as Columbine with Luminous Russula or Water Hyacinth, Luminous Russula with Water Hyacinth or Mountain Flower and Luminous Russula. 
  • With the many combinations available beyond even these basic combinations, it is wise to check this link to learn more: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Restore_Health

1. Full Restoration Potions

Why you need Full Restoration Potions

  • Sometimes, despite your best efforts, all is lost, and you find yourself seconds away from, well, this poor guy in the photo. However, if you craft a powerful enough Full Restoration Potion, you could save yourself at the last second and live to fight another day.
  • Often referred to as “tri-pot” potions, these powerful combinations will restore all three skills.

How to Create Full Restoration Potions

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