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Skyrim:Nordic Barnacle

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Nordic Barnacle
Nordic Barnacle
Value 5 Weight 0.2
Alchemy Effects
1st Damage Magicka Damage Magicka
2nd Waterbreathing Waterbreathing
3rd Regenerate Health Regenerate Health
4th Fortify Pickpocket Fortify Pickpocket
# Samples 33
Plant Nordic Barnacle Cluster
# Plants 734
Merchant Avail. Uncommon
A Nordic barnacle cluster

Nordic Barnacles can be acquired by harvesting Nordic barnacle clusters, found underwater.

They are one of only three ingredients in the base game with a Waterbreathing effect; however, the Hearthfire add-on adds two more: Hawk's EggHF and Salmon RoeHF.


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Nordic Barnacles can be combined with 44 other ingredients.

2 EffectsEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Damage Magicka   Regenerate Health Luna Moth Wing, Namira's Rot

1 EffectEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Damage Magicka Bittergreen PetalsCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Butterfly Wing, Chaurus Eggs, ChokeweedCC (1.5× ,1.56× ), Daedra Heart, Eye of Sabre Cat, Glow Dust, Hagraven Feathers, Hanging Moss, Human Heart, Jarrin Root, Mort FleshCC, Trama RootDB
  Waterbreathing Chicken's Egg, Fungus StalkCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Hawk's EggHF, Histcarp, Luminous RussulaCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Red Kelp Gas BladderCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Salmon RoeHF (12× ,15.4× ), Scalon FinCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Scrib JerkyCC (1.6× ,1.67× )
  Regenerate Health Alocasia FruitCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), AmbrosiaCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Emperor Parasol MossDB, Garlic, GleamblossomDG, Gnarl BarkCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Hydnum Azure Giant SporeCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Juniper Berries, Minotaur HornCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Ogre's TeethCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Purple Butterfly WingCC, Screaming MawCC (4× ,0.03× ,0.11× ), Thorn HookCC (0.6× ,0.6× ,0.32× ), Vampire Dust, Void EssenceCC (1.2× ,1.22× )
  Fortify Pickpocket Blue Dartwing, Kresh FiberCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Orange Dartwing, Slaughterfish Egg, SpadefishCC


33 guaranteed samples can be found in 16 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers 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.


A map of all Nordic barnacle clusters in Skyrim's overworld.

734 Nordic barnacle clusters are found in 80 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • Some barnacle clusters cannot be harvested, no matter what distance you are from them (within activating distance, at least) and what angle you approach. ?