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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:
- 3 in Ienth Farm (Raven Rock)DB
- 2 in Severin Manor (Raven Rock)DB
- 2 in Ansilvund Excavation (Eastmarch)
- 2 around Clearpine Pond (Haafingar)
- 2 in Fort Snowhawk (Hjaalmarch)
- 2 in Honeyside (Riften)
- 2 in Nightcaller Temple (The Pale)
- 2 in Proudspire Manor (Solitude)
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.
- Contrary to what is stated in the official Game Guide, spriggans only drop taproot, and never drop spriggan sap.
- 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.