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Esbern's Potion

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Artificer (Achievement) Esbern's Potion
0.5 WeightIcon
Base Value:
250 GoldIcon
Grants Dragon Infusion perk
FormID: 000e6df5

Esbern's Potion is a potion found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Esbern's Potion is obtained as a reward for completing the quest Dragon Research given by Esbern.

When given one dragon bone and one dragon scale, Esbern brews the Dragonborn a bottle of Esbern's Potion that must be drunk in order to receive the permanent ability Dragon Infusion.


The Dragonborn takes 25% less melee damage from dragons (The revised and expanded guide says 10%).


This section contains bugs related to Esbern's Potion. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

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  •  PC   360   PS3  Upon drinking the potion, the ability is not shown in the active effects menu.
    • This bug has been fixed by the official patch 1.9.
    •  PC   A solution is to add the perk manually using the console by typing player.addspell f5ffa.


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