'The Witcher 3' Alchemy Guides: Here's Every Potion Formula And Ingredient List We Found So Far

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
We continue our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guide series with a breakdown of all the game's potions, along with all the formula location data and ingredient information we've been able to find. Photo: International Digital Times

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily one of the biggest games in the history of the industry, dwarfing many of the projects that used to vie for the title, and we're still doing our best to piece through the avalanche of useful information being collected by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt community.

To gather all of the alchemical ingredients in the game, players will have to scour the entirety of the Continent, or at least everything that CD Projekt Red has modeled in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Herbs spawn based on the surrounding environment, which we've broken down below, and only a handful of the herbs from Geralt's formula appear in every explorable region.

Click here to find out where each herb grows in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

As you may or may not have noticed, potions function a bit differently in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt than they do in many other roleplaying games. For starters, you'll only need to brew each potion once. Once Geralt has completed a particular concoction, he'll only need an alcoholic beverage on-hand to replenish his stock. Potions are refilled each time Geralt meditates, provided he has extra alcohol, and every potion in your inventory will be fully-stocked upon doing so. 

As you might imagine, this potion guide gets pretty lengthy. We'd suggest using your browser's search function, which can usually be prompted by pressing Ctrl+F, to skip to whatever potion you're currently trying to track down and/or brew for the first time.

Unfortunately, we still don't have location data for all of the game's formulas; however, we've provided as much information as possible on the whereabouts of each and we'll update this list regularly. We've also included ingredients for each formula, so those who'd like to start making preparations can round up the herbs and other alchemical agents you'll need for Geralt's potions. And if you've found a formula that we haven't, feel free to drop its location into the comments section and we'll add it to the list.

Potion of Clearance

Location: Sold by Keira Metz and Hierach Square merchant (Novigrad)

Effects: Respec Geralt's skill points

Potion Price: 1000 crowns (Single-Use)

Black Blood

Location:  Recipe found in the basement of Drahim Castle. Potion also sold by herbalist in southern Novigrad

Effects: Witcher's blood injures Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him

Ingredients:

1 x Dwarven Spirit

4 x Ghoul's Blood

2 x Sewant Mushrooms

Enhanced Black Blood

Location:  Sold by halfling herbalist and the disguised merchant in Elector's Square (Novigrad)

Effects: Witcher's blood injures Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

1 x Black Blood

5 x Ghoul's Blood

1 x Hellebore Petals

5 x Sewant Mushrooms

Superior Black Blood

Location: ?

Effects: Witcher's blood injures Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him

Ingredients:

1 x Enhanced Black Blood

1 x Han

5 x Hellebore Petals

1 x Nostrix

1 x Rebis

5 x Sewant Mushrooms

1 x White Gull

Blizzard

Location: Refugee camp east of Lindenvale

Effects: Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time

Ingredients:

1 x Dwarven Spirit

1 x Golem's Heart

5 x White Myrtle Petals

Enhanced Blizzard

Location: Oxenfurt, in the house visited during The Oxenfurt Drunk contract

Effects: Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

1 x Blizzard

1 x Celandine

1 x Golem's Heart

5 x White Myrtle Petals

Superior Blizzard

Location: ?

Effects: Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time

Ingredients:

1 x Buckthorn

1 x Celandine

1 x Enhanced Blizzard

1 x Rebis

1 x Sewant Mushrooms

1 x White Gull

4 x White Myrtle Petals

Cat

Location: Starter Recipe

Effects: Grants vision in darkness

Ingredients:

4 x Berbercane Fruit

1 x Dwarven Spirit

2 x Water Essence

Enhanced Cat

Location: Sold by herbalist in Rannvaig

Effects: Grants vision in darkness

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

5 x Berbercane Fruit

1 x Cat

1 x Cortinarius

3 x Water Essence

Superior Cat

Location: Sold by herbalist in Rannvaig

Effects: Grants vision in darkness

Ingredients:

1 x Aether

1 x Allspice

4 x Berbercane Fruit

4 x Cortinarius

1 x Enhanced Cat

1 x Moleyarrow

1 x White Gull

Full Moon

Location: Sold by herbalist (25 crowns) in Novigrad, northeast of Oxenfurt

Effects: Increases maximum vitality

Ingredients:

1 x Dark Essence

1 x Dwarven Spirit

2 x Wolfsbane

Enhanced Full Moon

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Increases maximum vitality

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

2 x Crow's Eye

2 x Dark Essence

1 x Full Moon

5 x Wolfsbane

Superior Full Moon

Location: ?

Effects: Increases maximum vitality

Ingredients:

4 x Crow's Eye

1 x Enhanced Full Moon

1 x Mistletoe

1 x Quebrith

1 x Verbena

1 x White Gull

4 x Wolfsbane

Golden Oriole

Location: Top floor of the tower on Fyke Isle

Effects: Grants immunity to poisons and cancels active poison effects

Ingredients:

4 x Blowball

1 x Dwarven Spirit

1 x Light Essence

Enhanced Golden Oriole

Location: Found in Wyvern-guarded chest near Destroyed Bastion, Sold by herbalist in Rannvaig, 

Effects: Grants immunity to poisons and cancels active poison effects

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

6 x Blowball

1 x Celandine

1 x Golden Oriole

2 x Light Essence

Superior Golden Oriole

Location: ?

Effects: Grants immunity to poisons and cancels active poison effects

Ingredients:

4 x Blowball

4 x Celandine

1 x Enhanced Golden Oriole

1 x Han

1 x Quebrith

1 x Ranogrin

1 x White Gull

Killer Whale

Location: Chest in the leftmost (when facing the sea) ship wreck at Ard Skellig

Effects: Increases Geralt's air supply by 50% and increases underwater visibilty

Ingredients:

5 x Balisse Fruit

6 x Buckthorn

5 x Drowner Tongue

2 x Dwarven Spirit

Maribor Forest

Location: Sold by herbalist (25 crowns) in Novigrad, northeast of Oxenfurt

Effects: Accelerates generation of Adrenaline Points

Ingredients:

1 x Alghoul Bone Marrow

3 x Berbercane Fruit

4 x Drowner Tongue

1 x Dwarven Spirit

Enhanced Maribor Forest

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Accelerates generation of Adrenaline Points

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

5 x Berbercane Fruit

1 x Crow's Eye

2 x Drowner Tongue

1 x Maribor Forest

Superior Maribor Forest

Location: ?

Effects: Accelerates generation of Adrenaline Points

Ingredients:

4 x Berbercane Fruit

4 x Crow's Eye

1 x Enhanced Maribor Forest

1 x Hellebore Petals

1 x Ribleaf

1 x Vermilion

1 x White Gull

Petri’s Philter

Location: First basement floor of Drahim Castle in Velen

Effects: Increases Sign intensity

Ingredients:

5 x Arenaria

1 x Dwarven Spirit

1 x Specter Dust

Enhanced Petri’s Philter

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Increases Sign intensity

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

6 x Arenaria

1 x Buckthorn

1 x Petri's Philter

2 x Specter Dust

Superior Petri’s Philter

Location: Chest to the left of the boat tracked for The Lord of Undvik quest

Effects: Increases Sign intensity

Ingredients:

4 x Arenaria

4 x Buckthorn

1 x Enhanced Petri's Philter

1 x Longrube

1 x Ranogrin

1 x Rubedo

1 x White Gull

Swallow

Location: Starter Recipe

Effects: Accelerates vitality regeneration. Vitality regeneration pauses for 2 seconds upon receiving damage.

Ingredients

5 x Celandine

1 x Drowner Brain

1 x Dwarven Spirit

Enhanced Swallow

Location:  Underwater cave that leads into Lornuk Castle

Effects: Accelerates vitality regeneration. Vitality regeneration pauses for 2 seconds upon receiving damage.

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

6 x Celandine

5 x Drowner Brain

1 x Swallow

4 x White Myrtle Petals

Superior Swallow

Location: ?

Effects: Accelerates vitality regeneration. Vitality regeneration pauses for 2 seconds upon receiving damage.

Ingredients:

6 x Berbercane Fruit

4 x Celandine

4 x Crow's Eye

1 x Enhanced Swallow

2 x Vitriol

1 x White Gull

6 x White Myrtle Petals

Tawny Owl

Location: ?

Effects: Accelerates stamina regeneration during combat

Ingredients:

1 x Arachas Venom

1 x Dwarven Spirit

2 x Verbena

Enhanced Tawny Owl

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Accelerates stamina regeneration during combat

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

1 x Arachas Venom

1 x Tawny Oil

4 x Verbera

2 x Wolfsbane

Superior Tawny Owl

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Accelerates stamina regeneration during combat

Ingredients:

1 x Enhanced Tawny Owl

1 x Fool's Parsley Leaves

1 x Mandrake Root

1 x Sewant Mushrooms

4 x Verbena

1 x White Gull

4 x Wolfsbane

Thunderbolt

Location: Starter Recipe

Effects: Increases attack power

Ingredients:

2 x Cortinarius

1 x Dwarven Spirit

1 x Endrega Embryo

Enhanced Thunderbolt

Location: Cave under the Ancient Oak (from the Ladies of the Wood quest)

Effects: Increases attack power

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

2 x Cortinarius

2 x Endrega Embryo

1 x Fool's Parsley Leaves

1 x Thunderbolt

Superior Thunderbolt

Location: ?

Effects: Increases attack power

Ingredients:

1 x Bryonia

4 x Cortinarius

1 x Enhanced Thunderbolt

4 x Fool's Parsley Leaves

1 x Quebrith

1 x Verbena

1 x White Gull

White Honey

Location: Starter Recipe

Effect: Clears toxicity and cancels all active poison effects

Ingredients:

1 x Dwarven Spirit

1 x Honeysuckle

Enhanced White Honey

Location: Sold by the halfling herbalist in Novigrad

Effects: Clears toxicity and cancels all active poison effects

Ingredients:

1 x Alcohest

2 x Honeysuckle

1 x White Honey

1 x White Myrtle Petals

Superior White Honey

Location: ?

Effects: Clears toxicity and cancels all active poison effects

Ingredients:

1 x Balisse Fruit

1 x Enhanced White Honey

1 x Hellebore Petals

4 x Honeysuckle

1 x Vitriol

4 x White Myrtle Petals

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