|2nd||Fortify Destruction (0.8×)|
40 guaranteed samples can be found in 27 different locations. Locations with multiple samples are:
- 5 in the Hall of Countenance (College of Winterhold)
- 2 in the Arch-Mage's Quarters (College of Winterhold)
- 2 in Forsaken Crypt (The Pale)
- 2 in Fort Snowhawk (Hjaalmarch)
- 2 in the Hall of Attainment (College of Winterhold)
- 2 in Hjerim (Windhelm)
- 2 in the Mortar and Pestle (Dawnstar)
- 2 in the Palace of the Kings Upstairs (Windhelm)
- 2 in Thaumaturgist's Hut (Morthal)
- 2 in Yngvild Throne Room (Winterhold)
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.
- Ectoplasm is frequently confused with glow dust, which comes from wispmothers, and has completely different alchemical properties.
- 3 bowls of ectoplasm are needed at grindstones to improve the Ghostblade (requires the Arcane Blacksmith perk).
- It is one of 3 items needed at the Atronach Forge to create a conjurer's elixir.
- The base magnitude of the Fortify Destruction effect for this ingredient is 4 instead of 5. This is only relevant if ectoplasm and nightshade are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 20% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Fortify Destruction potion.