Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Fortify Carry Weight is an enchanting and alchemical magic effect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that increases the wearer's maximum carry weight. It is similar to the Feather effect in previous The Elder Scrolls games.


The following items bear this effect. These items can be disenchanted to learn the effect:

  • Charmed Necklace
  • All varieties of Boots of Brawn
  • All varieties of Boots of Hauling
  • All varieties of Boots of Lifting
  • All varieties of Boots of the Mammoth
  • All varieties of Boots of the Ox
  • All varieties of Boots of Strength

Unique items that cannot be disenchanted:

A learned Fortify Carry Weight enchantment can be applied to any unenchanted:

A definite location to learn the Fortify Carry Weight enchantment is in Sinderion's Field Laboratory in Blackreach, which contains leather boots of hauling which can be disenchanted.


The following alchemical ingredients bear the Fortify Carry Weight effect.

Ingredient Primary Effect Secondary Effect Tertiary Effect Quaternary Effect
Poison Bloom DG Damage Health Slow Fortify Carry Weight Fear
Trama Root DR Weakness to Shock Fortify Carry Weight Damage Magicka Slow
Netch Jelly DR Paralysis Fortify Carry Weight Restore Stamina Fear
Juvenile Mudcrab  Creation Club   Regenerate Stamina Fortify Carry Weight Cure Disease Fortify Two-Handed
Lyretail Anthias  Creation Club   Restore Magicka Fortify Alteration Fortify Conjuration Fortify Carry Weight
Worm's Head Cap  Creation Club   Fortify Lockpicking Night Eye Fortify Carry Weight Slow
Coda Flower  Creation Club   Damage Health Lingering Damage Stamina Ravage Magicka Fortify Carry Weight
Kagouti Hide  Creation Club   Lingering Damage Stamina Night Eye Fortify Carry Weight Resist Shock
Marshmerrow  Creation Club   Restore Health Fortify Carry Weight Weakness to Magic Damage Stamina
Steel-Blue Entoloma  Creation Club   Restore Magicka Fortify Destruction Resist Frost Fortify Carry Weight
Giant's Toe Damage Stamina Fortify Health Fortify Carry Weight Damage Stamina Regen
Scaly Pholiota Weakness to Magic Fortify Illusion Regenerate Stamina Fortify Carry Weight
Hawk Beak Restore Stamina Resist Frost Fortify Carry Weight Resist Shock
River Betty Damage Health Fortify Alteration Slow Fortify Carry Weight
Creep Cluster Restore Magicka Damage Stamina Regen Fortify Carry Weight Weakness to Magic
Wisp Wrappings Restore Stamina Fortify Destruction Fortify Carry Weight Resist Magic



In order to increase carry weight, there are perks that provide that effect:

  • Conditioning makes your worn heavy armor weightless. (Heavy Armor skill tree)
  • Enchanter can make new carry weight enchantments on armor 20/40/60/80/100% (20% per rank). Enchanter stacks with Insightful Enchanter, making carry weight 125% stronger. These effects are cumulative with Seeker of Sorcery, giving a total of 135% stronger enchantment to increase encumbrance. The effect can be temporarily increased with a potion of fortify enchanting, specifically an enchanter's elixir which offers 25% stronger enchantments, and a 10 point boost to enchanting can be achieved by wearing four relics of Ahzidal's armor, making the enchantment even stronger.
  • Extra Pockets will increase your carry weight permanently with 100 points. (Pickpocket skill tree)
  • Unhindered makes your worn light armor weightless. (Light Armor skill tree)

The Steed Stone[]

Alternatively, one can increase carry weight with The Steed Stone. This boosts the total carrying capacity with 100 extra points, for a maximum of 200 points when used in conjunction with the Extra Pockets perk. It does not cost any perks or gold, which makes it a good investment for increasing carry weight easily. In addition, the Steed Stone eliminates the weight of any equipped armor or weapons, making for a useful alternative to the Unhindered and Conditioning perks.