Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Fine-Cut Void Salts are a quest ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It cannot be eaten nor dropped until the quest is complete. It has the same characteristics as common void salts. It can be used in place of normal void salts in Alchemy and at the Atronach Forge.

Captain Wayfinder in Dawnstar asks for its recovery in exchange for leveled Gold. For more details, see quest "Find the Fine-Cut Void Salts."


As its recovery is a radiant quest, its location will vary.


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Weakness to Shock Resist Magic Damage Health Fortify Magicka

† Multiple effects


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  •  PC   360   PS3   It is possible after turning in the quest that the Fine-Cut Void Salts remain in inventory, but not as a quest item. They can then be used at an Alchemy lab where they can be combined with standard void salts to create a potion/poison with all four possible effects. Furthermore, the Fine-Cut Void Salts, somehow, are not consumed by this specific pairing. However, if they are combined with a different alchemical ingredient, they act as normal void salts and are consumed. This occurs most often if there other void salts in the inventory, as one of those may be taken instead.
  • The Fine-Cut Void Salts may appear in more than one location, allowing for the quest to be completed multiple times.
  •  PC   360   If the quest has not been started, the Dragonborn can eat the ingredient from the container's inventory.