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Skooma (Skyrim)

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Skooma Skyrim
0.5 WeightIcon
Base Value:
25 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Restore 25 Stamina
Type: Potion
FormID: 00057A7A
For a complete list of alcoholic beverages, see Beverages (Skyrim).

Skooma is a potion produced from moonsugar. It is a highly addictive narcotic, and its users pass through bouts of euphoria followed by protracted lethargy. It is smoked in a special pipe; the crystals are placed in a small dish and heated. The gas produced is bubbled through water in the pipe to cool it as it is inhaled.

Recipe and effectsEdit

Skooma can not be made in an alchemy lab. All parts of this plant are poisonous but some contain an essence which enhances the potency of moonsugar. If improperly prepared, the Skooma user will experience loss of voice, minor fits, and possibly even death. The root of the nightshade plant contains most of the essence but the berries and flowers produce a much more fragrant Skooma. It has been perfected by the Khajiit of Elsweyr, as Khajiit have a resistance to it.


Skooma can be found randomly throughout Skyrim, mostly at certain locations, but can appear in chests in bandit camps found throughout the world.




  • During the quest "No One Escapes Cidhna Mine" several prisoners have Skooma and can be heard saying "I just need a little bit more of that skooma stuff", suggesting they may be Skooma addicts.
  • Khajiit are infamous for manufacturing and selling Skooma; they have a natural resistance to it and are affected less than the other races of Tamriel.
  • Septimus Signus has several Empty Skooma Bottles stashed in the cupboard of his outpost. Although he possibly consumed the Skooma, his eccentric behavior was caused by having read an Elder Scroll.

Skooma addictsEdit


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