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I used to do Alchemy in Skyrim manually…

Then I made a calculator!

I didn’t care for any of the other alchemy calculators that were available so I made my own. I wanted something that would show me the most profitable path for the ingredients I owned. I also added a way to save your inventory for later use. You can try it out here.

Many thanks to this fine gentleman or gentlewomanย for your data. I wish I could have found a way to contact you!

I have not tested this in Internet Explorer. It should work in IE9 but any other IE version is unknown. Chrome and Firefox work flawlessly.

EDIT 10/11/2014:

I made some updates so this will work much much better in the Steam browser. Check it out!


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44 Comments

  1. Axle says:

    Hey! This calculator is frickin’ sweet! works flawlessly on safari! I was wondering, do you plan on updating for the DLC packs? I use an iphone app for these now…but I like the feel of this web based calc far more…and hope you might have some spare time to spend! haha

  2. greenlander says:

    This page has a bug.
    If you combine blisterwort, glowing muchroom and spriggan sap, you can make an awesome smithing potion. But this page doesn’t seem to know that spriggan sap can be used for this purpose, and only suggests “Blisterwort + Glowing Mushroom + not needed” if you input one of each of those three.

  3. greenlander says:

    This page has a bug.
    If you combine blisterwort, glowing muchroom and spriggan sap, you can make an awesome smithing potion. But this page doesn’t seem to know that spriggan sap can be used for this purpose, and only suggests “Blisterwort + Glowing Mushroom + not needed” if you input one of each of those three…

  4. Diego says:

    Awesome Calculator. Thanks!
    (Sorry, my english is terrible)

    I’m using an ipad, and every time i change from a textbox to another, the keyboard resets to text layout(default), so typing becomes a bit slow.

    There is a simple solution: placing the pattern attribute to the textbox like this:

    Source:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6178556/iphone-numeric-keyboard-for-text-input

    and

    https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/StringsTextFonts/Conceptual/TextAndWebiPhoneOS/KeyboardManagement/KeyboardManagement.html

    Thanks again, it is very useful and the abilitie to save the inventary rocks!

  5. Diego says:

    ops, the code was removed, trying again:
    <input type="text" pattern="\d*"&gt

  6. Diego says:

    sorry:
    <input type="text" pattern="\d*">

  7. Shannon says:

    Hey! I love your calculator! I wish you had the new ingredients from the Dragonborn DLC. If you could, please add them ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Dragonborn:Ingredients

  8. Phil says:

    Hey – i love(d) your calculator… I can’t access it on my iPhone4 anymore! What happened? Do you have another version somewhere that I can access? Thanks very much!

  9. Phil says:

    Slight correction to my above question: I CAN access your calculator – but it doesn’t give results anymore. I’m sorry about that…

  10. Lizzie says:

    Wow, this is amazing! I feel so silly for the way I did alchemy before I found your calculator. My only suggestion is that you add the dlc ingredients. Obviously, this is a free app that took tons of work, and I’m not obligated to use it in any way. Not making demands, just hoping! Thanks!

  11. Jarno says:

    change <input type="text"
    to <input type="number" pls

    makes lots of mobile phones work that much better.

  12. Bayridge says:

    Hey Josh. I am new to web design/coding and I was wondering if you could guide me on how to create a calculator for my site like yours. If you have an email I can contact you by would be great. Thanks

  13. Zorban says:

    This is my preferred alchemy tool for Skyrim by far, but now that I’ve picked up some DLC ingredients, I’ll have to find some alternative. It’d be great if you could add them in to your tool.

  14. Terence says:

    Hi Joshua,

    The calculator doesn’t seem to work anymore. I’ve used it many times and now it won’t load the results anymore.

    When I inspected the page I noticed that there was an ‘Syntax error, unrecognized expression: “‘ in the jquery.min.js:3 file. Hopefully it’s helpful.

    Any others with this problem?

  15. Ben Jones says:

    So many years later . . . this is still the best alchemy calculator available imo. I started playing Skyrim again recently and have tried out a bunch of others, but this one is the best for efficiently turning a bunch of ingredients into septims.

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