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Daedra Heart (Skyrim)

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For this item in other games, see Daedra Heart.
Daedra Heart
Daedra heart
Base Value:
Alchemical Effects
Restore Health Damage Stamina Regen
5 pts for 0 sec 100% for 5 sec
Damage Magicka Fear
3 pts for 0 sec level 1 for 30 sec
Source: Dremora
Form ID: 0003AD5B
Main article: Ingredients (Skyrim)

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


Daedra Hearts are the key ingredient used in crafting Daedric armor and weapons at a blacksmith forge, and can also be used to create potions. They are relatively rare and quite valuable. However, some alchemy shops carry them and refresh stock every couple of days or so. 

With the use of the Sigil stone, Daedra hearts can be created by using the Atronach forge in the Midden under the College of Winterhold by putting one human heart and a black soul gem (filled or not) in the offering box, then using the pullbar to create a Daedra heart. They are a deeper red color than the usual human heart.


A few are found in quests to obtain Daedric artifacts, while others can be found in random apothecary satchels and on necromancers. They can also be obtained as loot by killing Daedra.


  • Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon, during and after Pieces of the Past. Four Dremora, (two inside, two outside), each has a Daedra heart. The four Dremora respawn every 10 in-game days.
  • Enthir, at the College of Winterhold, usually has two and restocks every two days.
    • He must be met in his room on the second floor of the Hall of Attainment, (first room on the left). The option to barter with him may be lost if Enthir is not approached before the College of Winterhold questline is completed. This issue will fix itself after the Thieves Guild questline is completed.
    •  PS3  If Enthir has never been bartered with, and the College of Winterhold questline has been completed, wearing the archmage's robes when talking with him will fix the issue.
  • Jorrvaskr. In Kodlak's Quarters, on or near a plate on the desk.
    • Counts as stolen unless the Companions' questline has been completed.
    • A second Daedra heart may sometimes be pickpocketed from Kodlak.
    • Daedra hearts can sometimes be pickpocketed from Farkas, however it is extremely rare for him to be carrying any.
  • Hall of the Vigilant. On the table at the far end of the main room.
    • Respawns at the start of each month.
    • Counts as stolen.
    • No longer accessible once the Dawnguard quest is initiated, as the hall will be destroyed.
  • If Dawnguard is installed, one can be found in Valerica's Study in Castle Volkihar, which is full of various alchemy ingredients. The heart is on the shelf with a vase pressed right against its side, in the corner that has four shelves within it; just a few feet from the entrance to the Soul Cairn. For future visits, fast traveling to Castle Volkihar Balcony and opening the door to Valerica's Study from there is far faster than making your way through the castle every time, as the study is the furthest spot within the castle from the main entrance.
  • Babette, in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, usually has 1-2 Daedra hearts.

Random and recurringEdit

  • Any alchemist vendor, like the White Phial, may have up to two Daedra hearts in stock as early as character level two.
    • May also have one in their personal inventory, which may be pickpocketed.
  • Any apothecary's satchel in the game may contain one, though very rare.
  • Dead Dremora usually drop one.
  • Any enemy spellcaster may drop one, but only rarely. The more powerful the spellcaster, the higher the chance.
  • Drelas' Cottage, one may sometimes be found in the containers.
  • One may be found on a dead alchemist in a random encounter.
  • Bolar, an alchemist in Narzulbur, may have one to sell. Like other merchants who stock Daedra hearts, her inventory restocks.
  • Vigilants of Stendarr may drop one, though it is rare.
  • Loot on Hagravens, though rarely.
  • In Dawnguard, a trip to the Soul Cairn can yield many hearts, as nearly every chest contains one, and many of the enemies here have a chance to drop one.
  • Skeevers rarely drop one, though this may be a bug.

One time onlyEdit

  • During the Waking Nightmare quest, in the laboratory within Nightcaller Temple, there are four shelves in the right hand corner of the room with two hearts.
  • During The Black Star, Malyn Varen summons three Dremora mages, each of which yields a heart on death.
  • In the unmarked Daedric Relic quest. If Velehk Sain is killed, he will drop a heart.
  • Random encounter: A wandering traveler named Balbus will say he's gathering supplies in hopes of sharing a new recipe with the Gourmet.
    • If the Dark Brotherhood quest To Kill an Empire has been completed, the writ of passage may be shown to the traveler to receive a Daedra heart.
    • If the quest has not been completed, the Daedra heart may be obtained by pickpocketing or killing the traveler.
  • Narfi will give two or three random ingredients as rewards after he is given Reyda's necklace in the quest Locate Reyda's remains. A Daedra heart is one of the possibilities.
    • There is also a chance that Reyda's remains contain a Daedra heart.
  • After completing Shalidor's Maze and killing Dremora Valkynaz.
  • In Sinderion's Field Laboratory in Blackreach, on the shelf next to the alchemy table and enchanting table, (it's the building right in front of the exit into Alftand Cathedral).
  • Folgunthur, during the quest, Forbidden Legend, one can be found on the corpse of Daynas Valen.



Main article: Potions (Skyrim)

Restore HealthEdit

Damage Stamina RegenEdit

Damage MagickaEdit


multiple effects, may be affected by the perk Purity.


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