Elder Scrolls
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For other uses, see Fortify Destruction.

Fortify Destruction is an alchemy and enchanting effect found in certain ingredients and on certain Armors in Skyrim.



  • Potions increase the strength of Destruction spells when consumed. Damage is increased by the percentage listed on the potion.
  • Since most weapon enchantments fall under the Destruction school of magic, drinking a Fortify Destruction Potion will increase the potency of those effects until the potion expires (tested on Patch 1.9 on PC).
Name/ID Effect Gold
Potion of Destruction
Destruction spells are 20% stronger for 60 seconds. 96 TESV SkillPotion.png
Draught of Destruction
Destruction spells are 30% stronger for 60 seconds. 151 TESV SkillPotion.png
Philter of Destruction
Destruction spells are 40% stronger for 60 seconds. 207 TESV SkillPotion.png
Elixir of Destruction
Destruction spells are 50% stronger for 60 seconds. 265 TESV SkillPotion.png


Different from enchantment, potions of Fortify Destruction increase damage. Enchantments reduce magicka cost; potions increase damage output. Potions of Fortify Destruction last 60 seconds.

Ingredient Primary Effect Secondary Effect Tertiary Effect Quaternary Effect
Ash Creep Cluster DR Damage Stamina Invisibility Resist Fire Fortify Destruction
Beehive Husk Resist Poison Fortify Light Armor Fortify Sneak Fortify Destruction
Ectoplasm Restore Magicka Fortify Destruction Fortify Magicka Damage Health
Nightshade Damage Health Damage Magicka Regen Lingering Damage Stamina Fortify Destruction
Glowing Mushroom Resist Shock Fortify Destruction Fortify Smithing Fortify Health
Wisp Wrappings Restore Stamina Fortify Destruction Fortify Carry Weight Resist Magic
Glow Dust Damage Magicka Damage Magicka Regen Fortify Destruction Resist Shock


  • Enchanted items reduce the magicka cost of Destruction spells, from 1% to as much as 29% per item (through the use of Necromage and being a Vampire this is actually 36% instead when enchanted appropriately). It is possible to completely remove the magicka cost of Destruction spells if the total of Fortify Destruction enchantments are equal or superior to 100, for example equipping 4 pieces with 25% cost reduction each.
    • Note that the Fortify Destruction enchantment will also reduce the soul consumption of weapons enchanted with Destruction effects. At 100% reduced cost of Destruction spells, these weapons will no longer deplete with use, and need not be recharged. This also applies to destruction staves. The Dragonborn's allies and dead thralls cannot exploit the reduction of soul consumption in weapons which also includes: Brother Verulus, Enmon, and Maurice Jondrelle.
Modifier Base Enchantment Enchantment Level Magnitude ID
- Fortify Destruction Base 8% 0010FB75
of Minor Destruction Fortify Destruction 1 12% 0007A10B
of Destruction Fortify Destruction 2 15% 000AD458
of Major Destruction Fortify Destruction 3 17% 000AD459
of Eminent Destruction Fortify Destruction 4 20% 000AD45A
of Extreme Destruction Fortify Destruction 5 22% 000AD45B
of Peerless Destruction Fortify Destruction 6 25% 000AD45C