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For other uses, see Daedra Heart.

Daedra Heart is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of alchemy.


A few are found in quests to obtain Daedric artifacts, while others can be found in random apothecary satchels and on necromancers. They can also be obtained as loot by killing Daedra.


Random and recurring[]

  • Hunters may very rarely carry one.
  • Thalmor Wizards may very rarely carry one.
  • Alchemy shops may have up to two Daedra hearts in stock as early as character Level 2.
    • May also have one in their personal inventory, which may be pickpocketed.
  • Any apothecary's satchels in the game may contain one, though very rare.
  • Encountered Dremora always drop one.
  • Any enemy spellcasters may drop one, but only rarely. The more powerful the spellcaster, the higher the chance.
  • Drelas' Cottage, one may sometimes be found in the containers.
  • One may be found on a dead alchemist in a random encounter.
  • Vigilants of Stendarr may drop one, though it is rare.
  • Loot on hagravens, though rarely.
  • A trip to the Soul Cairn can yield many hearts, as nearly every chest contains one, and many of the enemies here have a chance to drop one.DG

One-time only[]


Coated in Blood[]

Moth gro-Bagol, a blacksmith in the Understone Keep, will ask the Dragonborn to locate a Daedra heart in exchange for a piece of light or heavy armor.

The Cursed Tribe[]

Atub, an Orsimer mage in Largashbur, will ask for a Daedra heart, along with one troll fat.


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Restore Health Damage Stamina Regen Damage Magicka Fear

† Multiple effects


Daedra Hearts can be made at the Atronach Forge with the following ingredients:

The Sigil Stone is not consumed with the crafting of the Daedra Heart.

Daedra Hearts are also used in crafting Daedric Armor and Daedric weapons at the Atronach Forge.

Daedra Hearts are used in Smithing to create Daedric armor and Daedric weapons.


  • Daedra Hearts are similar in appearance to Human Hearts, though there are more arteries on the Daedra Heart, in addition to its deeper red color.
  • Daedra Hearts are one of only seven alchemical ingredients to also have a use in Smithing, the others being Void Salts, Ectoplasm, Fire Salts, Frost Salts, Bone Meal and Netch Jelly.