Potion brewing is an essential skill to have in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Potions provide temporary buffs that can improve your stats, heal your wounds, or even allow you to save your game. Some quests also require you to craft potions by reading the recipe. If you haven’t learned to read yet, don’t worry. This guide contains every alchemy potion recipe in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, along with what each potion does so that you can start crafting potions as soon as possible.

Each potion is crafted by brewing a combination of herbs in some sort of liquid, whether it be water, oil, or alcohol. You can scavenge for herbs in the wild or purchase the ingredients from an Apothecary. Make sure you visit the Apothecary in Rattay to learn how to brew potions first so that you can access the Alchemy Tables required for potion crafting.

Kingdom Come Deliverance all potion recipes

Aesop Potion

Become friends with horses and dogs. Increases your Horsemanship by five and dogs will not bark at you for ten minutes. 

  • Spirits
  • Wild Boar's Tusk 1x
  • Wormwood 1x
  • Belladonna 1x
  • Comfrey 1x

Add the wormwood and tusk to the cauldron. Cook the wormwood and tusk for two turns. Allow the cauldron to cool. Meanwhile, grind the comfrey. Add the belladonna and comfrey to the cauldron, but this time do not boil. Distill in phial when finished.

Aid for Merhojed

A healing potion that cures those afflicted in Merhojed.

  • Water
  • Valerian 1x
  • Thistle 2x
  • Charcoal 1x

Drop thistle in the cauldron and boil for two turns. Add the valerian, then boil for one more turn. Let the mixture cool. When cooled, add the charcoal, but do not boil. Distill in phial.

Aid for Merhojed (Version 2)

A healing potion that cures those afflicted in Merhojed.

  • Spirits
  • Valerian 2x
  • Wormwood 1x

Drop the valerian in the cauldron and boil for three turns. Leave to cool. Grind the wormwood. Add the wormwood in the cauldron, but do not boil. Distill.

Amor Potion

Charisma stat is increased by five for ten minutes.

  • Wine
  • Marigold 1x
  • Chamomile 1x
  • Wormwood 1x
  • Antlers 1x

Drop in the ground antlers to the cauldron and boil for one turn. Add the marigold and chamomile to the cauldron, then boil for one more turn. Grind the wormwood and add it to the cauldron, but do not boil.

Artemisia Potion

A strong spirit that induces daydreams and strange visions. Strength and Warfare skills are increased by five for ten minutes.

  • Spirits
  • Wormwood 2x
  • Sage x1

Drop the sage in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Grind the wormwood. Add the wormwood in the cauldron and cook for two turns. Distill in phial.

Antidote

Cures various types of poisoning.

  • Water 
  • Thistle 2x
  • Nettle 1x
  • Charcoal 1x

Drop the thistle in the cauldron and boil for two turns. Add the nettles to the cauldron and boil for one turn. Leave to cool. When cooled, add the charcoal. Do not boil again. Distill.

Kingdom Come Deliverance Artemisia Recipe

Bane Potion

Consumption of the Bane Potion causes strong nausea and massive health loss leading to death. Gradually depletes 110 Health points.

  • Wine
  • Wormwood 1x
  • Belladona 2x
  • Fly Agaric 1x

Boil the wormwood for two turns, then allow the wormwood to cool. Grind the belladonna and add it to the cauldron, but do not boil. At the end, add the fly agaric and distill in phial.

Bard Potion

Lowers inhibitions and loosens the jaw. Increases Speech by five for ten minutes. May cause weakness afterward.

  • Oil
  • Belladonna 1x
  • St. John's Wort 1x
  • Nettle 1x
  • Charcoal 1x

Grind the St. John's wort. Now grind the nettles. Add the ground herbs to the cauldron and simmer for two turns. Add charcoal so that the potion is not poisonous. Distill.

Bivoj's Rage Potion

Increases Strength and invokes blood frenzy. During combat, this increases damage by 50%.

  • Wine
  • Sage 2x
  • Wormwood 1x
  • Cave Mushroom 1x

Grind the wormwood. Drop the sage in the cauldron and boil for two turns. Leave to cool. Add the wormwood, but do not boil. For better effect, add the cave mushroom. Distill.

Bowman's Brew

Improves archery by increasing the Bow skill by five for ten minutes.

  • Spirits
  • Eyebright 2x
  • St. John's Wort 1x

Drop the Eyebright in the cauldron and boil for three turns. Allow the mixture to cool. Grind the St. John's wort, then add it to the cauldron. Do not boil again. Distill in phial.

Buck's Blood Potion

A Stamina potion to increase endurance. Stamina is increased by 50% for ten minutes.

  • Oil
  • St John's Wort 1x
  • Comfrey 1x
  • Dandelion 1x

Grind the St. John's wort. Put the St. John's wort and comfrey into the cauldron and boil for one turn. Leave to cool. When cooled, add the dandelions, but do not boil.

Kingdom Come Deliverance Bane Potion Recipe

Cockerel Potion

Restores energy and dispels fatigue, allowing you to go longer without sleep. Increases Energy by 20.

  • Spirits
  • Valerian 1x
  • Mint 2x

Grind the mint. Add the mint to cauldron and boil for one turn. Add the valerian to the cauldron, then boil for two additional turns. Distill.

Dandelion Syrup

This elixir soothes a sore throat and fortifies your health.

  • Water
  • Dandelion 2x
  • Mint 1x
  • Honeycomb 1x

Drop the dandelions in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Grind the mint. Then add the mint and boil for one more turn. Add the honeycomb at the end.

Digestion Potion

Eases stomach trouble caused by food poisoning or overeating. Reduces Overstuffing by 20 and cures food-poisoning.

  • Spirits
  • Mint 1x
  • Chamomile 2x

Grind the chamomile. Drop all herbs in the cauldron and simmer for one turn. Distill.

Dollmaker Potion

Causes muscle atrophy and stiffness, rendering the victim incapable of movement. Disables the ability to sprint. Strength and agility are still affected temporarily after the potion wears off. 

  • Spirits
  • Herb Paris 2x
  • Valerian 1x

Drop in the herb paris into the cauldron and boil for three turns. Leave to cool. Grind the valerian, then add the valerian to the cauldron, but do not boil again. Distill.

Embrocation

Eases aches of bones and joints. Increases Agility and Defense by five for ten minutes.

  • Oil
  • Eyebright 1x
  • Poppy 1x
  • Valerian 1x
  • Wild Boar's Tusk 1x

Drop the poppy and valerian into the cauldron and simmer for two turns. Grind the eyebright and add it to the cauldron, but do not boil. Drop in the boar's tusk at the end and distill.

Hair o' the Dog Potion

Cures drunkenness and alcoholism in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Prevents a hangover after drinking. Charisma is reduced by two for one hour.

  • Water
  • Mint 1x
  • St. John's Wort 1x
  • Sage 1x

Put the St. John's wort and sage into the cauldron and boil for three turns. Leave the mixture to cool. Meanwhile, grind the mint. Add the mint in the cauldron, but don’t continue boiling. Distill.

Kingdom Come Deliverance all alchemy potion recipes

Lazarus Potion

Restores your health to the maximum and cures a hangover within five minutes.

  • Water
  • Comfrey 2x
  • Valerian 1x

Drop the valerian into the cauldron and boil for one turn. Grind the comfrey and add to valerian in the pot. Boil for one more turn, then distill.

Lullaby Potion

Helps you to fall asleep by reducing Energy to 0.

  • Oil
  • Poppy 1x
  • Thistle 1x
  • Herb Paris 1x

Drop the poppy in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Add the thistle and boil for one more turn. Leave to cool, then add the herb paris.

Marigold Decoction

Helps heal wounds and gives you strength to recover within minutes. Also aids against hangover effects.

  • Water
  • Nettle 1x
  • Marigold 2x

Drop the nettle into the water and boil for one turn. Leave to cool. Drop in the marigold, but don't boil further.

Mind Enfeeblement Potion

Makes a fool of the imbiber.

  • Wine
  • Sage 1x
  • Thistle 2x
  • Grind the sage.

Throw the thistle in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Add the sage and boil for one turn, then distill.

Nighthawk Potion

Dilates your pupils, allowing you to see better in the dark for ten minutes.

  • Water
  • Eyebright 2x
  • Belladonna 1x
  • Cave Mushroom 1x

Start by grinding the eyebright. Drop the eyebright and belladonna into the cauldron. Boil the herbs for three turns. Add the cave mushroom, then distill.

Padfoot Potion

Softens your step and improves your hearing. Lockpicking, Pickpocketing, and Stealth skills are increased for ten minutes.

  • Water
  • Valerian 1x
  • Eyebright 1x
  • Chamomile 1x
  • Cobweb 1x

Drop the cobweb and eyebright in the cauldron. Boil the mixture for three turns. Grind the valerian and add it to the cauldron. Boil for one turn. Leave the cauldron to cool. Meanwhile, grind the chamomile. When the mixture is cooled, add the chamomile to the cauldron, but do not boil again.

Poison

A potion that poisons anyone who consumes it. Health gradually depletes by 50.

  • Oil
  • Herb Paris 2x
  • Thistle 1x

Drop the thistle in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Leave to cool. When cooled, add the herb paris, but do not boil again.

Preserver

Keeps food fresh for longer and can make spoiled food edible again.

  • Oil
  • Nettle 1x
  • Mint 1x
  • St. John's Wort 1x

Grind the mint. Grind the nettles. Drop the mint and nettles in the cauldron and boil the mixture for one turn. Add the St. John's wort, but do not boil further. Distill.

Kingdom Come Deliverance Savior Schnapps Recipe

Saviour Schnapps

A strong liquor that allows you to save your game and your soul. For a full walkthrough, check out our guide on how to craft savior schnapps in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

  • Wine 
  • Belladonna x2
  • Nettles x1

Prepare wine, two handfuls of belladonna and one of nettle. Place one handful of nettles into wine. Boil the nettles for two turns. Grind the belladonna. Drop the ground belladonna into the cauldron and boil the mixture for one more turn. Collect in phial.

Spirits

A strong alcoholic drink more intoxicating than wine. Expect a hangover the next morning.

  • Spirits
  • St. John's Wort 1x
  • Sage 1x
  • Mint 1x

Drop the St. John's wort in the cauldron and boil for one turn. Grind the sage, then grind the mint. Drop the sage and mint into the pot and boil for one more turn. Distill when finished.

Tiredness Potion

Drugs you to a comfortable state of inner tranquility, giving you time to restore your strength. Avoid using around people, as the Tiredness Potion inhibits your communication skills.

  • Oil
  • Chamomile 1x
  • Poppy 2x

Prepare oil, a handful of chamomile and two of poppy. Boil the poppy in the cauldron for one turn. Grind the chamomile. Add the chamomile to the mix and boil for one more turn.

Vitality Potion

Feeling like Achilles, Vitality Potion allows you to withstand wounds easily. Strikes will wound you 50% less for five minutes.

  • Water
  • Marigold 1x
  • Dandelion 2x

Grind the marigold. Add water and dandelions to the cauldron and boil the dandelions for one turn. Add the marigold and boil for one more turn, then distill.

Witch Potion

The user loses control of himself and will even sell his soul to the Devil. Hallucinations, delusions and anxiety will be more intense.

  • Oil
  • Marigold 1x
  • Belladonna 1x
  • Herb Paris 1x

Boil the herb paris for one turn. Grind the marigold and add it to the cauldron. Boil the mixture for one more turn. Grind the belladonna. Add the belladonna to the cauldron, but do not boil any further.

Now that you know every alchemy potion recipe in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, make sure you learn alchemy from the Apothecary in Rattay so you know where to find at least one Alchemy Table. Although you now have all alchemy recipes at your disposal, you may still want to learn how to read in case you come across any valuable books or scrolls in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.