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Skyrim:Thistle Branch

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Thistle Branch
Thistle Branch
Value 1 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Resist Frost Resist Frost
2nd Ravage Stamina Ravage Stamina
3rd Resist Poison Resist Poison (0.75×Magnitude,0×Duration,0.1×Value)
4th Fortify Heavy Armor Fortify Heavy Armor
# Samples 46
Plant Thistle
# Plants 775
Garden HF 3
Merchant Avail. Common
A thistle plant

This article is about the plant. For the rabbit added by Pets of Skyrim, see Thistle (creature).

Thistle Branches are harvested from thistle plants, found at lower elevations, especially in the southern pine forests.



46 guaranteed samples can be found in 36 different locations. Locations with the multiple samples are:

It is categorized as a common ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 36% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in some barrels and in apothecary's satchels.


A map of all thistle plants in Skyrim's overworld.

775 thistle plants are found in 119 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • 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 and duration are controlled by the properties of the beehive husk effect.