For other uses, see Apple.
"The apple has been treated with a most deadly poison. It will likely kill whomever eats it, probably instantly. To use the apple, simply dispose of any other food and put the apple in its place. If someone is inclined to eat, and they taste the apple...death."
―Lucien Lachance[src]

Poisoned Apple is an Alchemy ingredient mainly used by The Dark Brotherhood for assassinations. Even though it is a poisonous fruit, it cannot be made into a poison. Instead, it is made into a potion.


  • Inside Bravil Wizard's Tower grotto.
  • Purchased from M'raaj-Dar at the sanctuary.
  • Ten can be found inside a barrel with a very hard lock in Fort Farragut in the chamber under the trap door entrance from outside. After an extended period of time, these will reappear, providing a continuous source of the apples.
  • One is received from Lucien during the quest "The Purification."


  • This apple can kill anyone; simply remove all the food in a target NPC's house and leave the apple. They will eventually eat it and die.
    • Doing this will not count as a murder by the guards or the Dark Brotherhood, and it will not raise the Hero's kill tally on the game menu.
  • If the Hero eats it, they will slowly die.
    • Because of its scripted effect, it bypasses poison resistance.
  • One can create a potion out of this apple, but it will only create a potion that one can quaff.
  • Since the poisoned apple has a weight of zero, it can easily be reverse pickpocketed into an NPC's inventory. This can cause them to eat it even sooner than if one left it on a table or other surface.

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