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2nd Fortify Illusion Fortify Illusion
3rd Regenerate Magicka Regenerate Magicka
4th Restore Magicka Restore Magicka
# Samples 28
Creature Spriggan
Merchant Avail. Uncommon

Taproots are dropped by spriggans.

Taproots have all the same effects as Dwarven oil, allowing you to make a potion with all four effects.


28 guaranteed samples found in 22 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.


Taproots are dropped by all varieties of spriggan, including spriggan matrons and spriggan earth mothersDG.

Related Quests


  • Contrary to what is stated in the official Game Guide, spriggans only drop taproot, and never drop spriggan sap.
    • PC Only This issue has been addressed by version 2.0.0 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch; both ingredients can be dropped when spriggans die.
  • Frequently, objects which look exactly like Taproot are found apparently used as light sources. Most often they are seen in camps such as those inhabited by the Forsworn. These cannot be picked up or interacted with in any way, however.