For other uses, see Esbern.

Esbern's Potion is a potion found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Esbern's Potion is obtained as a reward for completing the quest "Dragon Research" given by Esbern.

When given one dragon bone and one dragon scale, Esbern brews the Dragonborn a bottle of Esbern's Potion that must be drunk in order to receive the permanent ability Dragon Infusion.


The Dragonborn takes 25% less melee damage from dragons (The revised and expanded guide says 10%).

Dragonslayer's Blessing: 10% increased Critical Hit Chance vs. Dragons for 5 days.


This section contains bugs related to Esbern's Potion. 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   360   PS3   Upon drinking the potion, the ability is not shown in the active effects menu.
    • This bug has been fixed by the official patch 1.9.
    •  PC   A solution is to add the perk manually using the console by typing player.addspell f5ffa.


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