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Value 5 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Damage Willpower Damage Willpower
2nd Water Breathing Water Breathing
3rd Damage Health Damage Health
4th Water Walking Water Walking
# Samples 4
Creature Slaughterfish

This article is about the ingredient. For the miscellaneous item, see Scales (miscellaneous).

The ingredient Scales is primarily collected from dead Slaughterfish.


4 guaranteed samples can be found in the following locations (magenta crosses on map):

It can also be found randomly in the inventories of alchemy vendors, starting at level 2.

Shivering Isles adds three additional samples, in the following locations:


Scales come from standard Slaughterfish and Giant Slaughterfish (but not from Rumare Slaughterfish, which yield Rumare Slaughterfish Scales instead). In addition, Bitterfish Goblins always carry Scales (however, most of these goblins do not respawn).

Slaughterfish are commonly encountered underwater, and may appear at any level. Outdoors, various deep bodies of water have locations where slaughterfish may randomly spawn. Also, most deep pools of water inside dungeons contain slaughterfish. Places where respawning slaughterfish are guaranteed to appear include (red circles on map):

Locations of Slaughterfish and Scales