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Value 1 Weight 0.3
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Luck Restore Luck
2nd Damage Endurance Damage Endurance
3rd Resist Poison Resist Poison
4th Shock Shield Shock Shield
# Samples 3
# Plants 0
Creature Spriggans

The ingredient Taproot is primarily collected from dead Spriggans.

Taproot is one of the few commonplace ingredients that cannot be duplicated in the Arch Mage's Enchanted Chest.


3 guaranteed samples can be found in the following location:

It can also be found randomly in the inventories of alchemy vendors, starting at level 12.


Taproot can be collected from all varieties of dead Spriggans. Spriggans are most frequently encountered as randomly generated Monsters. In Monster Dungeons (circles on map), they will be found starting at level 13 (at levels 10 and 11 boss-level monsters are guaranteed to be Spriggans). Outdoors (squares on map), they are found in Swamp and Forest regions. In the wilderness they appear starting at level 13; along roads, they appear starting at level 11 (but only in Forest regions).

Places where Spriggans are guaranteed to appear are:

  • 1 Spriggan will be your opponent in the Arena Grand Champion matches at levels 9-11, but only if you request three enemies; the other two enemies will be Mountain Lions.
  • If you have installed Knights of the Nine, 2 non-hostile Spriggans appear in Kynareth's Grotto at all levels. These are the only Spriggans to be found anywhere in the game before level 9. However, killing either of these spriggans will give you an Infamy point.
  • Boss-level monsters in monster dungeons are guaranteed to be Spriggans at levels 10-11, including (purple circles):
Locations of Spriggans and Taproot