Skyrim:Bear Claws

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Bear Claws
Bear Claws
Value 2 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Stamina Restore Stamina (0.8×Magnitude)
2nd Fortify Health Fortify Health
3rd Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed
4th Damage Magicka Regen Damage Magicka Regen
# Samples 3
Creature Bear
Merchant Avail. None (Uncommon)
Bear Claws

Bear Claws are dropped by bears, in addition to a bear pelt.


3 guaranteed samples can be found in 3 different locations:

With the Dawnguard add-on 2 more guaranteed samples can be found in 2 different locations:

With the Dragonborn add-on 1 more guaranteed sample can be found in 1 different location:

This ingredient is not in the VendorItemIngredient category that allows it to be traded by apothecary merchants (see bugs).

The only way to make this ingredient become available from apothecary merchants is to unlock the Merchant perk (requires level 50 Speech), at which point it is an "uncommon" ingredient.

Remaining ways to obtain already-harvested bear claws all have relatively low probabilities. The best bets are:

  • Peddlers may be randomly encountered in the wilderness (typically being attacked). These peddlers have an 8% chance of carrying 1-3 samples.
  • Uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels have a 2% chance of containing one.
  • Warlocks and Forsworn have a 0.5% chance of carrying one.


Bear claws are dropped by all varieties of bear, including cave bears, snow bears, and the Ursine Guardian.


  • This ingredient cannot normally be bought from apothecary merchants, even though it should be available according to their merchandise leveled lists. It also cannot be sold to apothecary merchants; it can only be sold to general goods merchants.