Distilled Essences[edit | edit source]

Essences are indispensable in crafting magical items, these elemental essences provide some of the magical power to hold an enchantment within an item. Usually they are prepared from monster body parts that have been looted from corpses after a battle. These raw ingredients are of the type eye of newt and wing of bat. Further refining is needed before the distilled essence may be used for crafting.

Distilling[edit | edit source]

Activate the Mortar and Pestle(Use Item) property and use it on the raw ingredient in the character items display.



Originally compiled by ImmortalPob in a post on the official NWN2 forums. Combining/splitting rank information is from a Google spreadsheet [1] by Matt.r.marshall.

This is a list of what items may be distilled with Craft alchemy into various essences.

Alchemy Rank Requirements[edit | edit source]

  • Faint = 4 ranks
  • Weak = 6 ranks
  • Glowing = 8 ranks
  • Shadow Reaver Bones (8 ranks) also gives a random glowing or radiant elemental essence.
  • Radiant = 10 ranks
  • Fairy Dust also gives a random elemental essence of any rank.

Conversions[edit | edit source]

You can combine/split essences per the following equations at the specified skill ranks

  • 2 Faint < = > 1 Weak at rank 5
  • 2 Weak < = > 1 Glowing at rank 10
  • 2 Glowing < = > 1 Radiant at rank 15

Combining Elemental Essences[edit | edit source]

To combine two essences into a higher rank essence, place both essences of the same strength on an Alchemist's Workbench, activate the Mortar and Pestle(Use Item) property and use it on the workbench. There should be a message in the text window that crafting has been successful and now there will be a single higher rank essence in the bench.

Splitting Elemental Essences[edit | edit source]

To split an essence, use the Mortar and Pestle on an essence within your inventory window. A single essence will be split into ONE lower rank essence.

AIR[edit | edit source]

Faint[edit | edit source]

Weak[edit | edit source]

Glowing[edit | edit source]

Radiant[edit | edit source]

EARTH[edit | edit source]

Faint[edit | edit source]

Weak[edit | edit source]

Glowing[edit | edit source]

Radiant[edit | edit source]

FIRE[edit | edit source]

Faint[edit | edit source]

Weak[edit | edit source]

Glowing[edit | edit source]

Radiant[edit | edit source]

POWER[edit | edit source]

Faint[edit | edit source]

Weak[edit | edit source]

Glowing[edit | edit source]

Radiant[edit | edit source]

WATER[edit | edit source]

Faint[edit | edit source]

Weak[edit | edit source]

Glowing[edit | edit source]

Radiant[edit | edit source]

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