How do you figure out which 3 ingredients match to create a potion?

Whenever I do alchemy, it's a guessing game.  I don't have any idea as to which 3 ingredients I should pick in order to create a potion.  I've tried several combinations, some work and some fail, but is there an easier way to guess which 3 would successfully create a potion?  Any ideas?  There's tons of ingredients to choose from, and instinct tells me not to combine 'hard' materials with other hard ones, such as spider eggs and fish eggs, etc.  I just combine flowers and whatnot together, and that usually creates some kind of weapon poisoning potion.  Is there any special formula in figuring out the combinations that create the best potions, or is it all just guessing?

 

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Every ingredient and its four properties. 

You want a certain potion, find the ingredients that share the same property and mix them and there you have the potion you wanted.


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Abecean Longfin

Weakness to Frost

Fortify Sneak

Weakness to Poison

Fortify Restoration

Bear Claws

Restore Stamina

Fortify Health

Fortify One-Handed

Damage Magicka Regen

Bee

Restore Stamina

Ravage Stamina

Regenerate Stamina

Weakness to Shock

Beehive Husk

Resist Poison

Fortify Light Armor

Fortify Sneak

Fortify Destruction

Bleeding Crown

Weakness to Fire

Fortify Block

Weakness to Poison

Resist Magic

Blisterwort

Damage Stamina

Restore Health

Frenzy

Fortify Smithing

Blue Butterfly Wing

Damage Stamina

Damage Magicka Regen

Fortify Conjuration

Fortify Enchanting

Blue Dartwing

Resist Shock

Restore Health

Fortify Pickpocket

Fear

Blue Mountain Flower

Restore Health

Fortify Conjuration

Fortify Health

Damage Magicka Regen

Bone Meal

Damage Stamina

Fortify Conjuration

Resist Fire

Ravage Stamina

Briar Heart

Restore Magicka

Fortify Block

Paralysis

Fortify Magicka

Butterfly Wing

Restore Health

Lingering Damage Stamina

Fortify Barter

Damage Magicka

Canis Root

Damage Stamina

Fortify Marksman

Fortify One-Handed

Paralysis

Charred Skeever Hide

Restore Stamina

Resist Poison

Cure Disease

Restore Health

Chaurus Eggs

Weakness to Poison

Fortify Stamina

Damage Magicka

Invisibility

Chicken's Egg

Resist Magic

Waterbreathing

Damage Magicka Regen

Lingering Damage Stamina

Creep Cluster

Restore Magicka

Fortify Carry Weight

Damage Stamina Regen

Weakness to Magic

Crimson Nirnroot

Damage Health

Invisibility

Damage Stamina

Resist Magic

Cyrodilic Spadetail

Damage Stamina

Fear

Fortify Restoration

Ravage Health

Daedra Heart

Damage Stamina Regen

Damage Magicka

Restore Health

Fear

Deathbell

Damage Health

Ravage Stamina

Slow

Weakness to Poison

Dragon's Tongue

Resist Fire

Fortify Barter

Fortify Illusion

Fortify Two-handed

Dwarven Oil

Weakness to Magic

Regenerate Magicka

Fortify Illusion

Restore Magicka

Ectoplasm

Restore Magicka

Fortify Destruction

Fortify Magicka

Damage Health

Elves Ear

Restore Magicka

Weakness to Frost

Fortify Marksman

Resist Fire

Eye of Sabre Cat

Restore Stamina

Damage Magicka

Ravage Health

Restore Health

Falmer Ear

Damage Health

Frenzy

Resist Poison

Fortify Lockpicking

Fire Salts

Weakness to Frost

Restore Magicka

Resist Fire

Regenerate Magicka

Fly Amanita

Resist Fire

Frenzy

Fortify Two-handed

Regenerate Stamina

Frost Mirriam

Resist Frost

Fortify Sneak

Ravage Magicka

Damage Stamina Regen

Frost Salts

Weakness to Fire

Resist Frost

Restore Magicka

Fortify Conjuration

Garlic

Resist Poison

Fortify Stamina

Regenerate Magicka

Regenerate Health

Giant Lichen

Ravage Health

Weakness to Poison

Weakness to Shock

Restore Magicka

Giant's Toe

Damage Stamina

Fortify Carry Weight

Fortify Health

Damage Stamina Regen

Glow Dust

Damage Magicka

Fortify Destruction

Damage Magicka Regen

Resist Shock

Glowing Mushroom

Resist Shock

Fortify Destruction

Fortify Smithing

Fortify Health

Grass Pod

Resist Poison

Ravage Magicka

Fortify Alteration

Restore Magicka

Hagraven Claw

Resist Magic

Lingering Damage Magicka

Fortify Enchanting

Fortify Barter

Hagraven Feathers

Damage Magicka

Frenzy

Fortify Conjuration

Weakness to Shock

Hanging Moss

Damage Magicka

Damage Magicka Regen

Fortify Health

Fortify One-handed

Hawk Beak

Restore Stamina

Resist Frost

Fortify Carry Weight

Resist Shock

Hawk Feathers

Cure Disease

Fortify Light Armor

Fortify One-handed

Fortify Sneak

Histcarp

Restore Stamina

Fortify Magicka

Damage Stamina Regen

Waterbreathing

Honeycomb

Restore Stamina

Fortify Block

Fortify Light Armor

Ravage Stamina

Human Flesh

Damage Health

Paralysis

Restore Magicka

Fortify Sneak

Human Heart

Damage Health

Damage Magicka Regen

Damage Magicka

Frenzy

Ice Wraith Teeth

Weakness to Frost

Fortify Heavy Armor

Invisibility

Weakness to Fire

Imp Stool

Damage Health

Paralysis

Lingering Damage Health

Restore Health

Jarrin Root

Damage Health

Damage Stamina

Damage Magicka

Damage Magicka Regen

Jazbay Grapes

Weakness to Magic

Fortify Magicka

Regenerate Magicka

Ravage Health

Juniper Berries

Weakness to Fire

Rengerate Health

Fortify Marksman

Damage Stamina Regen

Large Antlers

Restore Stamina

Fortify Stamina

Slow

Damage Stamina Regen

Lavender

Resist Magic

Fortify Stamina

Ravage Magicka

Fortify Conjuration

Luna Moth Wing

Damage Magicka

Fortify Light Armor

Rengenerate Health

Invisibility

Moon Sugar

Weakness to Fire

Resist Frost

Restore Magicka

Regenerate Magicka

Mora Tapinella

Restore Magicka

Lingering Damage Health

Regenerate Stamina

Fortify Illusion

Mudcrab Chitin

Restore Stamina

Cure Disease

Resist Poison

Resist Fire

Niamira's Rot

Damage Magicka

Fear

Fortify Lockpicking

Rengenerate Health

Nightshade

Damage Health

Damage Magicka Regen

Lingering Damage Stamina

Fortify Destruction

Nirnroot

Damage Health

Damage Stamina

Invisibility

Resist Magic

Nordic Barnacle

Damage Magicka

Waterbreathing

Regenerate Health

Fortify Pickpocket

Orange Dartwing

Restore Stamina

Ravage Magicka

Fortify Pickpocket

Lingering Damage Health

Pearl

Restore Stamina

Restore Magicka

Fortify Block

Resist Shock

Pine Thrush Egg

Restore Stamina

Fortify Lockpicking

Weakness to Poison

Resist Shock

Powdered Mammoth Tusk

Restore Stamina

Weakness to Fire

Fortify Sneak

Fear

Purple Mountain Flower

Restore Stamina

Fortify Sneak

Lingering Damage Magicka

Resist Frost

Red Mountain Flower

Restore Magicka

Ravage Magicka

Fortify Magicka

Damage Health

River Betty

Damage Health

Fortify Alteration

Slow

Fortify Carry Weight

Rock Warbler Egg

Restore Health

Fortify One-handed

Damage Stamina

Weakness to Magic

Sabre Cat Tooth

Restore Stamina

Fortify Heavy Armor

Fortify Smithing

Weakness to Poison

Salt Pile

Weakness to Magic

Fortify Restoration

Slow

Regenerate Magicka

Scaly Pholiata

Weakness to Magic

Fortify Illusion

Regenerate Stamina

Fortify Carry Weight

Silverside Perch

Restore Stamina

Damage Stamina Regen

Ravage Health

Resist Frost

Skeever Tail

Damage Stamina Regen

Ravage Health

Damage Health

Fortify Light Armor

Slaughterfish Egg

Resist Poison

Fortify Pickpocket

Lingering Damage Health

Fortify Stamina

Slaughterfish Scales

Resist Frost

Lingering Damage Health

Fortify Heavy Armor

Fortify Block

Small Antlers

Weakness to Poison

Fortify Restoration

Lingering Damage Stamina

Damage Health

Small Pearl

Restore Stamina

Fortify One-handed

Fortify Restoration

Resist Frost

Snowberries

Resist Fire

Fortify Enchanting

Resist Frost

Resist Shock

Spider Egg

Damage Stamina

Damage Magicka Regen

Fortify Lockpicking

Fortify Marksman

Spriggan Sap

Damage Magicka Regen

Fortify Enchanting

Fortify Smithing

Fortify Alteration

Swamp Fungal Pod

Resist Shock

Lingering Damage Magicka

Paralysis

Restore Health

Taproot

Weakness to Magic

Fortify Illusion

Regenerate Magicka

Restore Magicka

Thistle Branch

Resist Frost

Ravage Stamina

Resist Poison

Fortify Heavy Armor

Torchbug Thorax

Restore Stamina

Lingering Damage Magicka

Weakness to Magic

Fortify Stamina

Troll Fat

Resist Poison

Fortify Two-handed

Frenzy

Damage Health

Tundra Cotton

Resist Magic

Fortify Magicka

Fortify Block

Fortify Barter

Vampire Dust

Invisibility

Regenerate Health

Restore Magicka

Cure Disease

Void Salts

Weakness to Shock

Resist Magic

Damage Health

Fortify Magicka

Wheat

Restore Health

Fortify Health

Damage Stamina Regen

Lingering Damage Magicka

White Cap

Weakness to Frost

Fortify Heavy Armor

Restore Magicka

Ravage Magicka

Wisp Wrappings

Restore Stamina

Fortify Destruction

Fortify Carry Weight

Resist Magic

 

The idea is for it to be a learn as you go thing. Eating the ingrediant gives you the first use. I would recomend eating a couple of items at a time. Eating a bunch of ingrediants that damage your health may kill you at a lower level.

you can also find recipes on notes, sometimes sold in shops as well. a perk in alchemy also lets you discover two effects from an ingredient by simply eating it. you discover more effects from items as you use them to create potions, combine items with similar effects.

Also, you can make potions with just two ingredients, you don't need three at once.

Damn dude, that's a serious effort on that list.

It is a guessing game.  You get to get one freebie by eating it.  I always try to put ones together that have the most "unknowns."  That way there is a great chance of discovering another effect.

Aye.

Items have more than one effect, and you'll have to eat several of them to discover each of their properties. However, you won't discover a property each time you eat one of the same thing. It can take time, so make you have plenty of the ingredient, or are willing to sacrifice it in the name of science.