This page of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guide contains all the most important information about the witcher gear . We explain the importance of different schools of witcher equipment and various quality classes of equipment elements, as well as we describe the entire process of obtaining equipment (from obtaining a diagram to crafting a finished item).
- Witcher gear - a list of items and locations where you can find diagrams
- Witcher gear - what is it?
- Witcher gear sets
- Crafting Witcher gear items
Witcher gear - a list of items and locations where you can find diagrams
On the following pages of this chapter, we have included information about the locations of diagrams related to different types of witcher gear. Our guide will help you acquire all sets of witcher items.
Griffin school gear
Cat school gear
Bear school gear
Wolf school gear
Other witcher sets
Witcher gear - what is it?
In The Witcher 3 the main character finds many different schemes and by far the most valuable are those related to the elements of the Witcher armor. Acquiring these types of schemes will allow you to produce very high quality swords and armor pieces (with the help of craftsmen).
The search for items related to the various witcher schools is characterized by a high level of freedom. You don't have to find all the elements of a set at all costs, although it is of course advisable, because you can receive an additional bonus to your stats. You can also locate the schemes in any order you wish. The exact places where the schemes are hidden are presented on the following pages of this chapter. If you want, you can also make finding them easier by setting quests related to Witcher schools as active.
Witcher gear sets
Witcher's equipment consists of Armor, Gauntlets, Trouser and Boots along with the swords - silver and steel. Two schools (Cat and Bear) also provide unique crossbows.
Each of the set's elements (except for the crossbows) can be upgraded three times: Items can be enhanced, superior and mastercrafted. Creating each element replaces the one of a lower class (as it is one of the 'ingredients' of the schematic). Parameters change along with the required level needed in order to use the item. It may happen that you will find a schematic and creating it will create an item you won't be able to wear yet.
Crafting Witcher gear items
You should be equipped with a treasure map each time you embark on a journey. You can buy them from different merchants (named in each chapter). Each map costs less than 100 crowns and activates quests connected to the particular gear element. The gear usually has four maps that go along with it. The first one concerns the schematics and a task for upgrading some of the gear elements whilst the rest enable you to upgrade the whole gear.
In the hidden chests you will find only the schematics and not the items itself. These schematics have to be used in a process, to create these items they are connected to. The cost for creating the upgraded elements of the set are always higher than its basic forms (preparation of ingredients, their price/rarity). If the crafter you have found isn't skilled enough, try to find another. On the Novigrad's square you will find NPCs creating the items of the 2 level. If you want to create a mastercrafted version, however, you will have to talk to the arch masters: Yonna from Baron's Garrison in Velen or Hattori who lives in the dock district of Novigrad. Both of them require the completion of their quest in order to be able to use them for crafting:
- In the case of Yonna, you need to complete the side quest Master Armorers at Crow's Perch.
- In the case of Hattori, you need to complete the side quest Of Swords and Dumplings at Novigrad.