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Skyrim:Briar Heart

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Briar Heart
Briar Heart
Value 20 Weight 0.5
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Magicka Restore Magicka
2nd Fortify Block Fortify Block (0.5×Magnitude)
3rd Paralysis Paralysis
4th Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka
# Samples 10
Creature Forsworn Briarhearts
Merchant Avail. Rare
A briar heart lying beside its former owner

Briar Hearts are carried by Forsworn Briarhearts.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Briar Hearts can be combined with 57 other ingredients.

2 EffectsEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Fortify Block   Fortify Magicka Tundra Cotton
  Fortify Block   Paralysis Aster Bloom CoreCC (1.25× ,1.27× ) (1.5× ,1.56× )
  Fortify Block   Restore Magicka Pearl
  Fortify Magicka   Restore Magicka Blister Pod CapCC (1.25× ,1.27× ) (1.2× ,1.22× ), Ectoplasm, LichorCC (1.25× ,1.27× ) (1.2× ,1.22× ), Red Mountain Flower
  Paralysis   Restore Magicka Human Flesh

1 EffectEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Restore Magicka Bog BeaconCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), ComberryCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Congealed PutrescenceCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Creep Cluster, Dwarven Oil, Elves Ear, Elytra IchorCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Fire Salts, Frost Salts, Fungus StalkCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Giant Lichen, Grass Pod, Green Butterfly WingCC, Moon Sugar, Mora Tapinella, Steel-Blue EntolomaCC, Taproot, Vampire Dust, White Cap, Wild Grass PodCC, Withering MoonCC (1.2× ,1.22× )
  Fortify Block Bleeding Crown, Boar TuskDB, Honeycomb (0.5× ), Slaughterfish Scales
  Paralysis Canis Root, Corkbulb RootCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Daedra SilkCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Daedra VeninCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), GleamblossomDG, Gold KanetCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Imp Stool, Netch JellyDB, Purple Butterfly WingCC, Scrib JerkyCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Swamp Fungal Pod, Thorn HookCC
  Fortify Magicka Blind Watcher's EyeCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Emperor Parasol MossDB, Histcarp, Hunger TongueCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Jazbay Grapes, Red Kelp Gas BladderCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Salmon RoeHF (12.5× , 0.08× , 1.05× ), SaltriceCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Stoneflower PetalsCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Watcher's EyeCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Void Salts


10-11(DG) guaranteed samples can be found in 7-8(DG) different locations:

It is categorized as a rare ingredient, meaning that most apothecary merchants have a 21% chance of carrying 1-4 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found only in rare-type apothecary's satchels.


While their exact nature is unknown, due to its natural loot location from Forsworn Briarhearts, it seems they really do serve as actual hearts; from the look of events at Lost Valley Redoubt, dead Forsworn are resurrected in a ceremony by hagravens, replacing their human hearts with these items. Interestingly enough, pickpocketing the briar heart from a Forsworn Briarheart will instantly kill the target.

Related QuestsEdit


  • The base magnitude of the Fortify Block effect for this ingredient is 2 instead of 4. This is only relevant if honeycomb and briar heart are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 50% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Fortify Block potion.
  • Briar Hearts resemble real world Dragonfruit in shape, though the in-game ingredient is implied to be a seed, not fruit.


  • Events during the Repairing the Phial quest can make all Briar Hearts quest items permanently, meaning you can't drop them or use them in any way. See the quest page for tips on how to avoid this, or fix it if it has already occurred.