For other uses, see Beef.

Beef Stew is a food item found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Usefulness[edit | edit source]

Beef stew is relatively easy to make and provides a small Stamina boost, as well as a fast Stamina regeneration rate. Furthermore, its duration surpasses that of any potion with similar effects by minutes. It can help the Dragonborn recover lost Stamina faster than both Venison Stew and Vegetable Soup, which only restore 1 point of Stamina per second instead of the 2 points per second that Beef Stew offers. Combat-based players can heavily benefit from Beef Stew, as they will be able to execute more power attacks and shield bash more often as well as sprint for longer distances without needing to worry about Stamina. Archery-based players can benefit from Beef Stew as well, as they will be able to zoom in and slow down time more frequently, and will have extra time to aim their shots more precisely.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Beef Stew is the only soup that affects Stamina only.
  • If Hearthfire is installed, the retextured soup will look like potatoes also appear to be in the mix, even though they are not required to create it.
  • If combined with both Rahgot's Mask and either the Gauldur Amulet or the corresponding fragment, maximum Stamina will be temporarily increased by a total of 125 points.
  • Despite Beef Stew increasing maximum Stamina by 25 points, similar potions of Enhanced Stamina can increase maximum Stamina by 40 points (Draught), 60 points (Solution), 80 points (Philter), and 100 points (Elixir). The standard potion of Enhanced Stamina increases maximum Stamina by only 20 points. However, the duration of their effects lasts only for 300 seconds before expiring.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Beef Stew. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   PS3   Sometimes when eating the stew, the Dragonborn may make a sound like they have been attacked.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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