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River Betty

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River Betty
River betty
Base Value:
Alchemical Effects
Damage Health Fortify Alteration
5 pts for 0 sec 4% for 60 sec
Slow Fortify Carry Weight
50% for 5 sec +4 for 300 sec
Form ID: 00106E1A

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



Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Damage Health Fortify Alteration Slow Fortify Carry Weight

† multiple effects


  • River Betty makes some of the most potent damage health potions. It is only beaten by the Crimson Nirnroot (not with void salts or nirnroot), and deathbell (not combined with void salts). The only exception to this is the Jarrin Root which is only obtained once for a quest.
  • River Betty, Deathbell, and Bone Meal makes a poison with three effects: slow, damage health, and ravage stamina.
  • A number of useful poisons can be made using River Betties as a base — combining a River Betty, Imp Stool (Skyrim) and Mora Tapinella creates a potion with both instant and lingering damage health effects.
  • Another good poison is River Betty, Deathbell, and Chaurus Eggs, which creates a poison of instant damage health, slow, and weakness to poison.


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