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Thistle Branch

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Thistle Branch 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)
Resist Frost Ravage Stamina Resist Poison Fortify Heavy Armor

† multiple effects


  • This plant is based off the real life Cotton Thistle/Scotch Thistle, a plant that is associated with defense and protection in Scotland, thus its mostly defensive alchemical attributes.
  • The base magnitude of the Resist Poison effect for this ingredient is 3 instead of 4 and its duration is 0 instead of 60. This is only relevant if beehive husk and thistle branch are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 50% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Resist Poison potion—the magnitude is controlled by the properties of the beehive husk effect.


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