and Illusionists have it easy. They can just fling spells into empty space,
willy-nilly, until they’ve maxed out their skills. Smug bastards. Alchemists,
on the other hand, are the hard-working nerds of Skyrim. Like their
reality-based counterparts, they have to do more work for less glory.
Thankfully, we’ve put this guide together to help you increase your Alchemy
skill as quickly as possible.
four ways to level your Alchemy Skill: Crafting potions (experience is granted
based on the value of the potion you create), paying skill trainers, reading
skill books, or completing specific miscellaneous quests.
start intentionally boosting your Alchemy skill, however, you should at least seek
out The Thief Stone, which is found among the Guardian Stones, southwest of
Riverwood. Activating this stone makes leveling Alchemy (among other skills)
20% faster. You should also make sure you have the Well Rested buff for an
additional 10% boost or the Lover’s Comfort buff (gained by sleeping with your
spouse) for 15%.
how much you want to boost your skill, you may want to first increase your
Enchanting skill as to create Alchemy-boosting gear. We have an Enchanter's Guide
for those looking to quickly increase their Enchanting skill.
IMPORTANT: As you
are boosting, make sure to add skill points to the following Alchemy perks to
further increase your leveling speed: Alchemist, Physician, Benefactor, and
Table of Contents
Using Enchanting to Improve Alchemy
Alchemy Trainers, Book Locations and Quests