For other uses, see Nightshade.

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


"The name and shape of this plant are known to all; long understood to be one of the more potent components in many poisons, the average Nord keeps his distance from the bright purple flowers nestled among dark leaves. It is exceedingly effective as a pure poison, but can also be combined with other compounds to stiffen joints as well. It is thus favored amongst those who wish to disable their opponents in battle, and can be found coating the blades of many of the more unsavory characters in Skyrim"
Agneta Falia[src]


Few and Far BetweenEdit

Cultural usesEdit


Nightshade are flowering plants that can be found throughout Skyrim, normally around cemeteries or graveyards.


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Damage Health Damage Magicka Regen Lingering Damage Stamina Fortify Destruction

† Multiple effects



  • The real-life equivalent of Nightshade stems from a family of flowering plants known as Solanaceae, which blooms on plants which produce potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants.
  • Atropa belladonna, commonly called "Deadly nightshade," is an herb which causes delirium and other hallucinogenic effects.

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  • I spawned in 1000 nightshades, ate them all at once, then Immediatly died

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    • Seeing as how Nightshade takes off two points of health every time you ing...
    • Cool xDDD How many did you actually need?
  • Suicide?

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    • wrote:The aunt and uncle were most likely cut as well. that explains y all my searches for bad parent people next targets has b...
    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote:Perhaps she just found a nice flower. Lucia is the one in Windhelm right? Maybe she sold them to the Arentino boy. Derp
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