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.

Unique apparelEdit

The following pieces of apparel bear this enchantment:


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:


This section contains bugs related to Fortify Lockpicking. 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.

 PS3   If the 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.


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