White Gull is a special potion that is the main ingredient of all the best receipts. Because of that, obtaining it is a key matter that will allow you to further develop your character. Below you will find few advice about obtaining the recipe and specific ingredients required for brewing it.
Sadly, obtaining the recipe for White Gull is completely random. It can't be found nor bought in one specific place in the game world. You can find dozens of hints on the Internet about its location, but you will have no guarantee that you will get lucky and get it. There are 3 main ways of obtaining this receipt, none of which is simple or quick.
- The receipt can appear at a random alchemist. Because of that, it is wise to check thoroughly what exactly does a merchant have. It is even possible to get the recipe for White Gull while being in the White Orchard. Try to always buy all receipts at each alchemist, by doing it you increase the chance for White Gull appearing at next person you visit.
- The recipe can be also found in a random treasure chest.
- You can receive White Gull as a reward for completing a quest. There are quests in Witcher 3 completing of which is rewarded with a random recipe. It is possible that this recipe will be for White Gull.
To be fair, below you will find a list of merchants at which various players have found White Gull most often:
- Keira Metz - She is North from Midcopse in the location of the same name (M4).
- Tomira in the hut East from Sawmill marker in the White Orchard (M1).
- Alchemist to whom you sell trophies. He can be found North from Oxenfurt Gate marker in the Free City of Novigrad (M6).
- Gremist that can be found in druid camp North from Gedynith marker in Kaer Trolde (M13). First you must complete Practicum in Advanced Alchemy quest for him.
Once you obtain the recipe (which might be quite frustrating), you must gather all the ingredients required. Luckily, it's much simpler. To brew White Gull you will need:
- Mandrake Cordial
- Empty bottle
- Redanian Herbal
- Cherry Cordial
Empty bottle and Arenaria can be bought at virtually any alchemist so these ingredients should be obtained with no trouble. Same goes for Redanian Herbal, it can be bought from any innkeeper.
All that remain is to buy two remaining alcohols required for brewing the potion - Mandrake Cordial and Cherry Cordial. Not every innkeeper has them, so we will inform you where these two drinks can be found. Usually a merchant has 2-5 pieces of a single alcohol, but there is no problem with buying from him more than once in a row. Simply return from the buying window to general conversation window and again ask him to show you his merchandise. The potions you're interested in will replenish.
In the Inn at the Crossroads (M2) you can buy both alcohol types.
In Crow's Perch (M3) you will find two merchants - one in the outskirts, second in the castle. They both sell Mandrake Cordial and Cherry Cordial.
All alcohol types can be also bought from Stjepan in Oxenfurt (M8).