Fortify Lockpicking is an alchemical and enchantment effect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It makes lockpicking easier in the same way a higher skill does, although temporarily — while worn, in case of armor, or until the effect wears off, for potions.
As an enchantment effect, it is available for gloves/bracers, headgear, necklaces and rings.
The following pieces of apparel bear this enchantment:
- Guild Master Gloves: 35%
- Krosis: 20%
- Nightingale Gloves: 15% – 25%
- Thieves Guild Gloves: 15% (upgraded – 25%)
- Tumblerbane Gloves: 20%
Random potions providing this effect are: Potion (20% bonus), Draught (30%), Philter (40%), and Elixir (50%) of Lockpicking.
Crafting potions bearing the Fortify Lockpicking effect require two of the following ingredients:
|Ingredient||Primary Effect||Secondary Effect||Tertiary Effect||Quaternary Effect|
|Ashen Grass Pod DR||Resist Fire||Weakness to Shock||Fortify Lockpicking||Fortify Sneak|
|Falmer Ear||Damage Health||Frenzy||Resist Poison||Fortify Lockpicking|
|Namira's Rot||Damage Magicka||Fortify Lockpicking||Fear||Regenerate Health|
|Pine Thrush Egg||Restore Stamina||Fortify Lockpicking||Weakness to Poison||Resist Shock|
|Spider Egg||Damage Stamina||Damage Magicka Regen||Fortify Lockpicking||Fortify Marksman|
This section contains bugs related to Fortify Lockpicking. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
Dragonborn has the "Locksmith perk" in the Lockpicking skill tree and has used the Restoration/Alchemy Exploit to enchant an item of apparel with Fortify Lockpicking, sometimes the lockpick will be out of the range of rotation for the player to reach. However, since the Restoration/Alchemy Exploit and an extreme Fortify Lockpicking Enchantment normally causes any ranked lock to be picked without movement of the lockpick, this may not occur.If the