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Skyrim:Glow Dust

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Glow Dust
Glow Dust
Value 20 Weight 0.5
Alchemy Effects
1st Damage Magicka Damage Magicka
2nd Damage Magicka Regen Damage Magicka Regen
3rd Fortify Destruction Fortify Destruction
4th Resist Shock Resist Shock
# Samples 50
Creature Wisps, Wispmothers
Merchant Avail. Uncommon
Samples of glow dust

Glow Dust can be found on dead wisps and wispmothers, along with wisp wrappings.



50 guaranteed samples found in 38 different locations. Locations with multiple samples are:

It is categorized as an uncommon ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 15% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels.


Glow dust can be looted from the remaining ash piles of dead wispmothers, including the named wispmother the Pale Lady. The wisp cores left behind after killing the spawned wisps also contain one to three glow dust each.


  • Glow dust is frequently confused with ectoplasm, which comes from ghosts and has completely different alchemical properties.