I think that we all know how useful the skill herbs can be in an RPG like Risen 2 and we also know that they’re pretty difficult to find too. Therefore, I have decided to share with you this (incomplete for now) list of herb locations in Risen 2. The good thing is that if you go with VooDoo (level 4 required) you can learn brewing and double the effects of the skill herbs!

Now let’s check out below the locations list for the skill herbs in Risen 2: Dark Waters and at the end of the article we’ll learn a bit more about the brewing recipes as well!

Hero’s Crown
– Crystal Cave on first Island
– Sword Coast near Monkey Tower (opposite of the cave you are asked to check out when you go with steelbeard to the natives camp)
– Sword Coast – Hill overlooking Earth Temple
– Antigua – Northwestern Island
– Maracai Bay – Climb up some cliffs east of Angus
– Thieves Island – Northernmost point, on a cliff.
– Antigua – Near Garcia’s Treasure

– Sword Coast – unknown
– Antigua – On the right, after exiting the caves outside of Harbour.
– Thieves Island – Slayne’s Cave
– Thieves Island – Northernmost cave
– Isle of the Dead – Arena

– Tacirigua – unknown
– Sword Coast – Bat Cave behind Native tower upriver
– Sword Coast – Jaguar Cave
– Antigua – Graveyard
– Isle of the Dead – Easternmost part of the map
– Isle of the Dead – Around Thief’s Temple

– Sword Coast – Graveyard
– Caldera – Mauregato’s hosue
– 2 more on either Sword Coast or Tacirigua, I started writing down locations after I found these
– Antigua – Southwestern most beach
– Thieves Island – Northwest of Port, on a hill

Jesters Cap
– Sword Coast – Earth Temple
– Calderra – Town Square
– Antigua – Hobgoblin seacave
– Antigua – Beach near lookout tower (west)
– Thieves Island – Slayne’s Cave
– Isle of the Dead – Near entrance
– Isle of the Dead – North of Thief’s Temple, on the outer side of a house, edge of cliff

And now, the where to learn the Brewing Recipes to put these skill herbs to even better use:

Fool’s Juice (Jester Cap) – Bought from Kapua in Native Village @ The Sword Coast
Sharpeye Paste – Bought from Di Silva in the inn @ Caldera
Swordthorn Essence – Bought from Emma @ Antigua

Credit for this amazing and really helpful list of Risen 2 skill herbs locations goes to Uchiha Chris at the official Risen forums.


  1. Swordthorn – Sword Coast – after leaving cave next to a pirate lookout look to the left.
    It’s sharpeye not graveroot in the jaguar cave ( sword coast )

  2. Jesters cap – Maracai Bay – south side of a canyon, kill blueclaw and climb up.
    Sharpeye – Maracai Bay – take a path to the left inside going down the canyon, climb up and Look left.
    Swordthorn – Dead end of the canyon, next to a chest.


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