Elder Scrolls
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For other uses, see Histcarp.

Histcarp is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of alchemy.


  • Found in water sources from shallow ponds and streams to lakes throughout Skyrim, usually near the surface, dragonflies occasionally hover over their locations.
  • Early in the game, a reasonable number can be collected in relative safety by swimming near the surface of Lake Ilinalta, starting from the Hunter near the Guardian Stones
  • The Riften Fishery is a good place to look; check the fish barrels and the water downstairs.
  • The lake outside the Riften docks.
  • Can be harvested in a fish hatchery, introduced in Hearthfire.


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Restore Stamina Fortify Magicka Damage Stamina Regen Waterbreathing

† Multiple effects