Fortify Sneak is both an Alchemical Effect (found on certain ingredients) and an enchantment effect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Potions/Enchanted armor with this effect may be created at an Alchemy Labs/Enchanting Table or purchased from alchemist merchants/Blacksmiths.
The Blessing of Nocturnal provides 10% Fortify Sneak for 8 in-game hours (24 real-life minutes.)
Potions with Fortify Sneak increase the target's Sneak skill by making the target harder to detect for a certain length of time. The strength of the effect is determined by the Alchemy skill of the alchemist that brewed the potion.
Combining any 2 or more of the following ingredients at an Alchemy Lab produces a potion or poison with the Fortify Sneak effect.
|Ingredient||Primary Effect||Secondary Effect||Tertiary Effect||Quaternary Effect|
|Abecean Longfin||Weakness to Frost||Fortify Sneak||Weakness to Poison||Fortify Restoration|
|Ashen Grass Pod DR||Resist Fire||Weakness to Shock||Fortify Lockpicking||Fortify Sneak|
|Beehive Husk||Resist Poison||Fortify Light Armor||Fortify Sneak||Fortify Destruction|
|Frost Mirriam||Resist Frost||Fortify Sneak||Ravage Magicka||Damage Stamina Regen|
|Hawk Feathers||Cure Disease||Fortify Light Armor||Fortify One-Handed||Fortify Sneak|
|Human Flesh||Damage Health||Paralysis||Restore Magicka||Fortify Sneak|
|Powdered Mammoth Tusk||Restore Stamina||Fortify Sneak||Weakness to Fire||Fear|
|Purple Mountain Flower||Restore Stamina||Fortify Sneak||Lingering Damage Magicka||Resist Frost|
- Boots, Gauntlets, Necklaces, and Rings of (Major/Minor/Extreme/Eminent/Peerless) Sneaking
This section contains bugs related to Fortify Sneak. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- If you have fortify sneak enchants under 'active effects' that accumulate to over an extra 100%, every percent over 100 will cause it to reverse making you less stealthy. e.g.: if you have a fortify sneak effects cumulated to 150%, your sneak effectiveness will be of 50% (confirmed on Xbox 360)
- This may also occur with a few other select skills such as: lockpicking; pickpocket and speech (speech unconfirmed) (also unconfirmed if the issue is fixed with a patch)
- As of Skyrim Official Patch 1.3 the enchantment version of Fortify Sneak has been fixed, decreasing the likelihood of being detected, rather than increasing it.