The Witcher 3 Best Weapons and Armor and How to Get Them

The Witcher Best Weapons and Armor
Like that silver?

"Two swords, one of silver, one of iron. One for monsters and one for men. They're both for monsters."

In The Witcher 3: Wild hunt, there’s a plethora of weapons and armor you can find to slay your enemies with deadly efficiency. However, some items aren’t found so easily; the diagrams may be hidden in the belly of a monster den, or saved away at the heart of a bandit camp. The best weapons and armor are waiting for you, and this list will show you how to get them.

Firstly, your weapons are split up into two basic categories: Silver swords, and Steel swords. Silver swords are most effective on monsters, while your steel sword is more effective on humans. Through out your gameplay, you’ll find diagrams for different silver and steel swords. Once you obtain your diagram, you can then take it to a blacksmith, along with the additional materials needed in order to craft it. For some swords, your Witcher is required to be a specific level before crafting it is available; however, you can find such diagrams at any level.

An amazing silver sword you can get is Harpy. The crafting requirement for this sword is level 37.

Weapon Specs:

• 475 Damage

•Chance of Bleed +10%

Materials needed:

• 1x Leather Scraps

•2x Dimeritium Ingot

•1x Ruby

•2xMonster Saliva

Here is a quick video explaining where and how to obtain Harpy diagram:

There are two possible ways to get the diagram for this amazing silver sword:

•The first is in Velen - No Mans Land, just north of a fisherman’s house. The house is easiest found just to the left of The Spoils of War sunken chest. Once you’ve traveled north of the fisherman’s house, you’ll find his boat jetty. From there, you dive into the water and use your witcher senses to find it in the sunken chest.

•The second possible location is also in Velen. There is a bandit camp at the top of a hill just northeast of Lindenvale. Once you’ve taken care of the bandits, go inside and find it in the loot chest.

Next, one of the best steel swords you can get is the Black Unicorn.

Weapon Specs:

• 400 Slashing Damage

• Bleed Chance +10%

• Aard Sign Intensity +10%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Leather Scraps

• 2x Dimeritium Ingot

• 2x Ruby Dust

• 1x Monster Saliva

• 2x Sapphire Dust

Here is a quick video explaining where and how to obtain Black Unicorn:

There are two possible locations to find Black Unicorn:

•The first is in the Signal Tower in Kaer Morhen

•The second is during Contract: Lord of the Wood, after level 47. Geralt can acquire The Contract: Lord of the Wood off the notice board in Cunny of the Goose.

Now let’s talk armor.

Geralt’s armor is divided into four categories; chest, gloves, trousers, and boots. There are also different classes of these different pieces; heavy, medium, and light.

One of the very best heavy armor sets you can obtain is the Mastercrafted Ursine gear. Naturally with heavy armor you can take some hits without taking too much damage. The downside to this is that you move much slower.

The specs and materials required are listed below for each individual piece of this set.

Armor Specs:

•Heavy Armor with 190 Armor Rating

•Adrenaline Point Gain 20%

•Piercing Res +25%

•Bludgeoning Res +25%

•Slashing Res +30%

Monster Res +45%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Ursine Armor

• 1x Cured Draconid Leather

• 3x Dimeritium Plate

• 1x Optima Matter

• 1x Monster Carapace

Gauntlet Specs:

•Heavy Armor with 31 Armor Rating

•Adrenaline Point Gain +10%

•Piercing Res +5%

•Elemental Res +5%

•Slashing Res +5%

•Monster Res +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Ursine Gauntlets

• 1x Meteorite Ore

• 6x Leather Scraps

• 1x Dark Steel Ingot

• 4x Monster Tooth

Trouser Specs:

• Heavy Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Adrenaline Point Gain +10%

• Piercing Res +5%

• Slashing Res +10%

• Monster Res +15%

•Elemental Res +20%

Materials Needed

• 1x Superior Ursine Trousers

• 1x Dark Steel Ingot

• 2x Silk

• 1x Hardened Leather

• 1x Monster Brain

Boots Specs:

• Heavy Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Adrenaline Point Gain +10%

• Piercing Res +5%

• Bludgeoning Res +5%

• Slashing Res +5%

• Monster Res +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Ursine Boots

• 2x Leather Scraps

• 1x Hardened Leather

• 1x Dark Steel Plate

• 2x Monster Claw

Here is a quick video of the Mastercrafted Ursine Armor set, and how to obtain it:

You can find this entire set in one location:

• The diagram can be found at the Destroyed Bastion (southwest of the Crossroads in Velen.)

The best medium armor you can acquire is the Mastercrafted Griffin Armor (level 34 required.) The interesting in-between of medium armor is that, unlike light or heavy armor, medium increases your signs and stamina.

The specs and materials required are listed below for each individual piece of this set.

Armor Specs:

• Medium Armor with 190 Armor rating

• Sign intensity +20%

• Piercing Res +17%

• Bludgeoning Res +16%

• Slashing Res +22%

• Monster Res +30%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Griffin Armor

• 2x Cured Draconid Leather

• 3x Dimeritium Plate

• 1x Fifth Essence

• 1x Monster Brain

Gauntlet Specs:

•Medium Armor with 67 Armor rating

• Sign Intensity +10%

• Monster Res +5%

• Elemental Res +10%

• Piercing Res +4%

• Slashing Res +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Griffith Gauntlets

• 1x Cured Draconid Leather

• 1x Meteorite Silver Plate

• 2x String

• 2x Monster Tongue

Trouser Specs:

• Medium Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Sign Intensity +10%

• Piercing Res +5%

• Slashing Res +8%

• Monster Res +10%

• Elemental Res + 30%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Griffin Trousers

• 2x Silk

• 1x Leather Straps

• 1x Meteorite Silver Ingot

• 1x Monster Egg

Boots Specs:

• Medium Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Sign Intensity +10%

• Piercing Res +4%

• Bludgeoning Res +4%

• Slashing Res +5%

• Monster Res +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Griffin Boots

• 2x Hardened Leather

• 1x Meteorite Silver Ingot

• 2x String

• 2x Monster Claw

Here is a quick video of the Mastercrafted Griffin Armor set, and how to obtain it:

There is one location to find this armor set:

• You can obtain the Mastercrafted Griffin armor diagram in the hidden treasure north of Redgilon Ard Skellig

Last, but not least, is the best light armor; Mastercrafted Feline Armor (Required level 34). While light armor does not deal as much damage as heavy armor, your strikes are faster.

The specs and materials required are listed below for each individual piece of this set.

Armor Specs:

•Light Armor with 190 Armor Rating

• Attack Power +20%

• Resistance to Piercing Damage +10%

• Resistance to Slashing Damage +15%

•Resistance to Damage from Monsters +15%

• Resistance to Elemental Damage +45%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Monster Tongue

• 1x Cured Draconid Leather

• 1x Superior Feline Armor

• 1x Dimeritium Plate

• 1x Monster Hide

Gauntlets Specs:

• Light Armor with 67 Armor Rating

• Attack Power +10%

• Resistance to Piercing Damage +4%

• Resistance to Slashing Damage +4%

• Resistance to Damage from Monsters +4%

• Resistance to Elemental Damage +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Leather Straps

• 1x Hardened Leather

• 1x Superior Feline Gauntlets

• 1x Dark Steel Ingot

• 1x Monster Claw

Trouser Specs:

• Light Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Attack Power +10%

• Piercing Res +3%

• Slashing Res +5%

• Monster Res +5%

• Elemental Res + 10%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Superior Feline Trousers

• 2x Silk

• 1x Dark Steel Ingot

• 2x Hardened Timber

• 1x Monster Heart

Boots Specs:

• Light Armor with 71 Armor Rating

• Attack Power +10%

• Resistance to Piercing Damage +4%

• Resistance to Slashing Damange +5%

• Resistance to Damage from Enemies +5%

• Resistance to Elemental Damage +5%

Materials Needed:

• 1x Leather Straps

• 1x Hardened Leather

• 1x Superior Feline Boots

• 1x Dark Steel Ingot

• 1x Monster Bone

Here is a quick video of the Mastercrafted Feline Armor set, and how to obtain it:

There is one location to obtain the Mastercrafted Feline Armor set:

• You can obtain this set just south of Trottheim (in The Skellige Isles) in a monster den.

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