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Waterbreathing is an Alteration spell, as well as an alchemical and enchanting effect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Additionally, Argonians are able to breathe underwater as a racial ability. Water Breathing is useful in situations that would normally entail a possibility of drowning, such as accessing the submerged entrance to Geirmund's Hall or the various sunken ships. It also allows the Dragonborn unrestricted access to underwater food items such as Clam Meat and ingredients such as Nordic Barnacles and various fish. Additionally, Water Breathing aids in quests with underwater components, such as Locate Reyda's remains.

SpellEdit

Water Breathing is an Adept-level Alteration spell. Casting it allows the user to breathe underwater for 60 seconds. It cannot be cast while underwater or swimming. Casting it repeatedly while standing in water is an effective way to level the Alteration skill. Casting Candlelight ten seconds before casting water breathing is good indicator of when you need to surface to avoid drowning.

Spell tomeEdit

AlterationSkillBook

Alteration Spell Tome

AttributesEdit

  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon
  • Value: 340 GoldIcon
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.

AcquisitionEdit

AlchemyEdit

Main article: Alchemy (Skyrim)
Histcarp

Histcarp carries the Waterbreathing effect.

Potions with Waterbreathing may be brewed at an alchemy lab. When consumed, they temporarily allow the user to breathe underwater. The strength of the effect is determined by the Alchemy skill of the potion's creator. The following ingredients contain this effect:

FoodEdit

EnchantingEdit

Generic enchanted helmets, amulets, and rings bearing the Waterbreathing enchantment may be found as random loot. These items can be disenchanted at an Arcane Enchanter to learn the enchantment.

Apparel enchanted with this effect allows unlimited breathing underwater as long as they remain equipped. The enchantment's effect is not quantified, so it does not vary with the size of the Soul Gem used: i.e. a Petty Soul Gem grants the same effect as a Grand gem. The Item ID for this effect is: 00092A48

Curiously, even when wearing an item enchanted with Waterbreathing, the player may still be heard gasping for air upon breaking the water's surface.

ArmorEdit

Volsung Mask

Volsung Mask

One way to find a piece with the enchantment is to utilize a skeleton at Cradlecrush Rock that always holds a random piece of enchanted headgear. Simply save somewhere far from Cradlecrush Rock, travel to the area, and check the skeleton. Repeat until an item with Waterbreathing is found.

A similar way to acquire a piece would be to return to the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon. Every three game days, the loot will reset. Some form of helmet is the most likely to have the waterbreathing enchantment. Typically, there are two randomly generated enchanted helmets on opposing sides of the treasure chest.

AppearancesEdit


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  • Water Breathing

    18 messages
    • That's pretty cool hopefully i'll get waterbreathing to disenchant or something
    • I realise it's been ages since anyone posted here, but I've just confirmed that repeatedly re-loading and fast travelling to Candlecrush Rock ...
  • The amulet exists

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    • Not only neckalces, but rings and helmets can have the waterbreathing enchantment too. The enchantment is uncommon but not that rare, you ...
    • If you have the Dawnguard dlc theres a circlet of waterbreathing in the Inner Sanctum of the Forgotten Vale held by a frozen Falmer (its no...

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