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Salmon Roe
Salmon Roe
Added by Hearthfire
Value 5 Weight 0.2
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Stamina Restore Stamina (0.4×Magnitude, 0.36×Value)
2nd Waterbreathing Waterbreathing (12×Duration, 15.4×Value)
3rd Fortify Magicka Fortify Magicka (12.5×Magnitude, 0.08×Duration, 1.05×Value)
4th Regenerate Magicka Regenerate Magicka
# Samples 3
Creature Salmon
Merchant Avail. None
Salmon Roe

Salmon Roe is an ingredient that can be harvested from jumping salmon in streams (non-jumping and dead salmon do not carry any). Some swimming salmon can be killed (not caught) to obtain the ingredient. Salmon killed with an Unrelenting Force shout or a bow will also yield Salmon Roe. Three salmon can be killed at once by the weakest version of the shout.

Salmon Roe's Fortify Magicka duration is only 5 seconds, while the Waterbreathing effect is 60 seconds. This makes it unique, as Fortify Magicka is normally 60 seconds and Waterbreathing 5 seconds. Furthermore, the Waterbreathing effect is valued at 15.4 times higher than it is for other alchemical ingredients. Salmon Roe can therefore be used to create the most valuable potions in the game that do not use ingredients from the Rare Curios creation. The most expensive is:

Garlic + Nordic Barnacle + Salmon Roe

Followed by:

Chicken's Egg + Nightshade + Salmon Roe


In terms of combinations of two ingredients, Salmon Roe can be combined with 55 other ingredients.

3 EffectsEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Fortify Magicka   Restore Stamina   Waterbreathing Histcarp

2 EffectsEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Fortify Magicka   Regenerate Magicka Jazbay Grapes, LichorCC (1.25× ,1.27× ) (1.2× ,1.22× )
  Fortify Magicka   Restore Stamina SaltriceCC (1.2× ,1.22× ) (1.25× ,1.27× )
  Fortify Magicka   Waterbreathing Red Kelp Gas BladderCC (1.25× ,1.27× ) (1.6× ,1.67× )
  Restore Stamina   Waterbreathing Hackle-Lo LeafCC (1.2× ,1.22× ) (1.6× ,1.67× ), Scrib JerkyCC (1.2× ,1.22× ) (1.6× ,1.67× )

1 EffectEdit

Desired Effect Combine with:
  Restore Stamina Bear Claws (0.8× ,0.78× ), Bee, Charred Skeever Hide, ChokeweedCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Eye of Sabre Cat, Hawk Beak, Honeycomb, Large Antlers, Mudcrab Chitin, Netch JellyDB (2.0× ), Orange Dartwing, Pearl, Pine Thrush Egg, Powdered Mammoth Tusk, Purple Mountain Flower, Sabre Cat Tooth, Silverside Perch, Small Pearl, Torchbug Thorax, Wisp Wrappings
  Waterbreathing Chicken's Egg, Fungus StalkCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Hawk's EggHF, Luminous RussulaCC (1.6× ,1.67× ), Nordic Barnacle, Scalon FinCC (1.6× ,1.67× )
  Fortify Magicka Blind Watcher's EyeCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Blister Pod CapCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Briar Heart, Ectoplasm, Emperor Parasol MossDB, Hunger TongueCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Red Mountain Flower, Stoneflower PetalsCC (1.25× ,1.27× ), Tundra Cotton, Void Salts, Watcher's EyeCC (1.25× ,1.27× )
  Regenerate Magicka Dwarven Oil, Fire Salts, Garlic, Moon Sugar, Minotaur HornCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Purple Butterfly WingCC, Salt Pile, Screaming MawCC (4× ,0.2× ,0.78× ), Scrib JellyCC (1.2× ,1.22× ), Taproot, Thorn HookCC (0.6× ,0.6× ,0.32× )


1 guaranteed sample can be found in up to 3 locations.

  • 1 in each kitchen wing (if constructed)


Salmon can be found in almost every flowing body of water. Locations with guaranteed jumping salmon are:

Two unique dead salmon yield roe when harvested. Their location is:

Salmon that swim in shallow water (areas that are marked as pond water), such as the area near the East Empire Company Warehouse near Solitude, under the bridge leading into Windhelm, or the fish hatchery at Windstad Manor, will yield salmon roe when "killed". They will not yield roe if they are simply harvested. Other areas of water that qualify are the area around the sunken ship in Lake Ilinalta and the harbor of Dawnstar. When killing salmon with Unrelenting Force, be careful not to hit NPCs across the water from you, as it will cause them to become aggressive.