Fortify Enchanting is a property of alchemical ingredients in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Potions created with such ingredients enable the user to create more powerful enchantments while under its effects.


Fortify Enchanting potions can be bolstered by a few perks.

  • Alchemist (5 ranks) – Allows created potions to be up to 100% stronger.
  • Benefactor – Potions you mix with beneficial effects have an additional 25% greater magnitude.
  • Necromage – If the Dragonborn is a vampire; potions count as a spell cast on self. The Fortify Enchanting strength will be 25% greater.


A Fortify Enchanting potion can be used in conjunction with the Fortify Alchemy effect to create an Alchemy/Enchanting loop.

This is done by:

  1. Creating a potion of Fortify Enchanting.
  2. Consuming the potion and enchanting the appropriate equipment (helmet, gloves, amulet, ring) with Fortify Alchemy.
  3. Wearing the Fortify Alchemy equipment to create a more powerful Fortify Enchanting potion.

With the proper perks and obtainable bonuses it is possible to create very powerful enchantments. This is useful for those wishing to create powerful equipment for themselves or followers without abusing the Fortify Restoration exploit.

Note: it is possible to enchant and wear both a circlet and a number of specific helmets at the same time. The two helmets that are abundant and should be relatively easy to get access to are the Falmer Helmet and the Penitus Oculatus Helmet.


The following ingredients contain this effect:




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  • Fortify Enchanting Potion Hard Cap

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    • Glad to read we got the same stats! Base damage of my bow was close to 2,000 without falmer helmet+circle, around 2,500 with. That's beca...
    • I meant *farms not factories lol. Anyway I went a bit off-topic here but not too much as my main point is that if you push alchemy/enchant lo...
  • easier way to make fortify enchanting potions with stronger effects

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    • Can you wear both a circlet and necklace at the same time??? The Outlander wrote: Make a: Falmer Helmet of Alchemy Circlet of Alchemy Ring...
    • Yes, you can. However, you can only wear one of each type. For instance, only one necklace, one item on your head (barring a few glitches), etc.