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Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Content Type: Gaming Guides


Alchemy screen

As in most RPGs these days, a crafting mechanic should is expected, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no different. Within this world, you will find that Alchemy crafting and potion and decoction crafting are vital in your hunt for the sinister and otherworldly. Unlike weapon or armor crafting, Geralt can perform alchemy wherever he is. 

To create using alchemy, you are going to need recipes. These are found from looting chests, vendors, quest rewards or from certain books. Once acquired, they will appear in your inventory on the alchemy screen. Here you will find all the information relating to your highlight recipe on the screen; ingredients, effects, toxicity and duration. 

It is important to note that potions and decoctions are replenished through meditation and consume alcohest. 

Potion

Potions are going to be your consumable of choice for some healing or bestowing short-term abilities to Geralt. Typically potions will have multiple uses before needing to be replenished via meditation. 

Decoction image Potions and Decoctions

Decoctions are similar to potions and made in the same manner, but there are some differences. These beauties bestow upon Geralt some of the qualities of the monster’s mutagen. For instance, the Leshen decoction gives the ability for  “a portion of the damage dealt by enemies.” You are going to have to kill particular monsters for particular mutagens. 

Duration and toxicity are other differences when it comes to decoctions and potions. Decoctions last a significantly longer amount of time over potions but possess only a single-use before having to be replenished through meditation. The toxicity from decoctions is also much greater than that of potions. 

Name
Ingredients
Effect
Black Blood
1x Dwarven Spirit
2x Sewant Mushrooms
4x Ghoul’s Blood
Witcher’s blood injures Vampires and Necrophages when attacked
Enhanced Black Blood
1x Alcohest
1x Black Blood
1x Hellebore Petals
5x Sewant Mushrooms
5x Ghoul’s Blood
Witcher’s blood injures and knocks back Vampires and Necrophages when attacked
Superior Black Blood
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Black Blood
5x Hellebore Petals
5x Sewant Mushrooms
1x Han Fiber
1x Nostrix
1x Rebis
Vampires and Necrophages start bleeding when close to the Witcher. The Witcher’s blood also injures and knocks them back when attacked
Blizzard
1x Dwarven Spirit
5x White Myrtle Petals
1x Golem’s Heart
Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time. Time slows down after killing an enemy
Enhanced Blizzard
1x Alcohest
1x Blizzard
1x Celandine
1x Golem’s Heart
5x White myrtle Petals
Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time. Time slows down by 55% on kill.

Superior Blizzard

1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Blizzard
1x Sewant Mushroom
1x Buckthorn
1x Rebis
4x Celadine
4x White Myrtle Petals

Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time. Time slows down by 60% on kill. Signs cost no stamina when adrenaline is full
Cat
1x Dwarven Spirit
2x Water Essence
4x Berbercane Fruit
Grants night vision within a range of 25
Enhanced Cat
1x Alcohest
1x Cat
1x Cortinarius
3x Water Essence
5x Berbercane Fruit
Grants night vision. Increased resistance to hypnosis
Superior Cat
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Cat
1x Moleyarrow
1xAllspice
1x Aether
4x Berbercane Fruit
4x Cortinarius
Grants night vision. Immune to hypnosis
Full Moon
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Dark Essence
2x Wolfsbane
Increases max vitality
Enhanced Full Moon
1x Alcohest
1x Full Moon
2x Crow’s Eye
2x Dark Essence
5x Wolfsbane
Greatly increases max vitality
Superior Full Moon
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Full Moon
1x Mistletoe
1x Verbena
1x Quebrith
4x Crow’s Eye
4x Wolfsbane
Significantly increases max vitality. Vitality is healed based on toxicity. Restored by 10 x the % of toxicity
Golden Oriole
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Light Essence
4x Blowball
Immunity to poison and neutralizes existing ones
Enhanced Golden Oriole
1x Alcohest
1x Golden Oriole
1x Celandine
2x Light Essence
6x Blowball
Immunity to poison and neutralizes existing ones with increased duration
Superior Golden Oriole
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Golden Oriole
1x Han Fiber
1x Ranogrin
1x Quebrith
4x Blowball
4x Celandine
Immunity to poison and neutralizes existing ones with increased duration. Poison now heals. 
Maribor Forest
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Alghoul Bone Marrow
3x Berbercane Fruit
4x Drowner Tongue
Increases adrenaline generation
Enhanced Maribor Forest
1x Alcohest
1x Maribor Forest
1x Crow’s Eye
2x Drowner Tongue
5x Berbercane Fruit
Greatly increases adrenaline generation
Superior Maribor Forest
1x White Gull
1x Maribor Forest
1x Hellebore Petals
1x Ribleaf1x Vermilion
4x Berbercane Fruit
4x Crow’s Eye
Significantly increases adrenaline generation
Petri’s Philter
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Specter Dust
5x Arenaria
Increases Sign intensity +25%
Enhanced Petri’s Philter
1x Alcohest
1x Petri’s Philter
1x Buckthorn
2x Specter Dust
6x Arenaria
Increases Sign intensity +25%. Increased duration
Superior Petri’s Philter
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Petri’s Philter
1x Longrube1x Ranogrin
1x Rubedo4x Arenaria
4x Buckthorn
Increases Sign intensity +25%. Increased duration. Signs always apply the effect
Swallow
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Drowner Tongue
5x Celandine
Accelerates Vitality regeneration. Regen pauses 2 seconds when attacked
Enhanced Swallow
1x Alcohest
1x Swallow
4x White Myrtle Petals
5x Drowner Brain
6x Celandine
Accelerates Vitality regeneration. Regen pauses for 2 seconds when attacked. 
Superior Swallow
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Swallow
2x Vitriol4x Celandine
4x Crow’s Eye
6x Berbercane Fruit6x White Myrtle Petals
Accelerates vitality regeneration. No longer pauses when attacked. 
Tawny Owl
1x Dwarven Spirits
1x Arachas Venom
2x Verbena
Accelerates stamina regeneration 
Enhanced Tawny Owl
1x Alcohest1x Tawny Owl
1x Arachas Venom2x Wolfsbane
4x Verbena
Greatly accelerates stamina regeneration
Superior Tawny Owl
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Tawny Owl
1x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
1x Mandrake Root
1x Sewant Mushroom
4x Verbena
4x Wolfsbane
Significantly accelerates stamina regeneration. Duration does not run out between 6 pm, and 6 am
 
 
 
Thunderbolt
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Endrega Embryo
2x Cortinarius
Increases attack power +30%
Enhanced Thunderbolt
1x Alcohest
1x Thunderbolt
1x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
2x Endrega Embryo
2x Cortinarius
Increases attack power +30%. Increased duration
Superior Thunderbolt
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced Thunderbolt
1x Verbena
1x Bryonia
1x Quebrith4x Cortinarius
4x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
Increases attack power +30%. All attacks are crits in cloudy weather
White Honey
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Honeysuckle
Clears toxicity and cancels all active potion effects
Enhanced White Honey
1x Alcohest
1x White Honey
1x White Myrtle Petals
2x Honeysuckle
Clears toxicity and cancels all active potion effects
Superior White Honey
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced White Honey
1x Balisse Fruit
1x Hellebore Petals
1x Vitriol4x Honeysuckle
4x White Myrtle Petals
Clears toxicity and cancels all active potion effects
White Raffard
1x Dwarven Spirit
2x Ribleaf
4x Nekker Heart
Immediately heals a portion of vitality
Enhanced White Raffard
1x Alcohest
1x White Raffard
1x Bryonia4x Ribleaf
5x Nekker Heart
Immediately heals a large portion of vitality
 
 
 
Superior White Raffard
1x White Gull
1x Enhanced White Raffard
1x Pringrape
1x Bison Grass
1x Vermilion
4x Ribleaf
4x Bryonia
Immediately heals all vitality and grants immunity to damage for 3 secs. 
Killer Whale
2x Dwarven Spirit
5x Balisse Fruit
5x Drowner Tongue
6x Buckthorn
Breath underwater 50% longer. Better vision underwater.
Wolf Decoctions
Name 
Ingredient
Effect
Alghoul Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Alghoul Bone Marrow
1x Buckthorn
5x Lesser Red Mutagen
Adrenaline is generated 50% faster until hit
Ancient Leshen Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Ancient Leshen Mutagen
1x Mandrake Root
1x Ginatia Petals
1x Honeysuckle
Each Sign cast increases stamina regeneration for the rest of the fight
Arachas Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Arachas Mutagen
1x White Myrtle Petals
Reduces received damage based on armor and weight. The lower the armor and weight, the less damage received
Archgriffen Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Archgriffen Mutagen
1x Ribleaf
1x Blowball
Consumes remaining stamina and hit for 5% of the enemy’s vitality after normal damage
Basilisk Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Basilisk Mutagen
1x Blowball
1x Fool’s parsley Leaves
1x Beggartick Blossoms
Buffs a random Sign at dusk and dawn
Chort Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Chort Mutagen
1x Puffball
1x Cortinarius
Immunity to stagger and reduces knockdown
Cockatrice Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Cockatrice Mutagen
1x Crow’s Eye
Alchemy creations can be used an additional time
Doppler Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Doppler Mutagen
1x Han Fiber
1x Longrube
Increases critical damage when attacking from behind
Earth Elemental Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Earth Elemental Mutagen
1x Balisse Fruit
1x Pringrape
Increases resistance to critical hit damage during combat
Ekhidna Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Ekhidna Mutagen
1x Ribleaf
1x Berbercane Fruit
Actions that use stamina restore vitality. 10% of max vitality
Ekimmara Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Ekimmara Mutagen
1x White Myrtle Petal
1x Mandrake Root
Damage dealt restores your vitality
Fiend Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Fiend Mutagen
1x Hellebore Peta
1x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
1x Arenaria
Increases carry weight without being encumbered. Max weight +20
Foglet Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Foglet Mutagen
1x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
1x Blowball
Increases Sign intensity during cloudy weather. +25%
Forktail Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Forktail Mutagen
1x Moleyarrow
1x Bryonia
Combining strong and fast attacks with Signs increases the attack power of the next attack or sign. Atack power +50%, Sign intensity +50%
Grave Hag Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Grave Hag Mutagen
1x Longrube
1x Cortinarius
Vitality regeneration is increased for each enemy killed. 
Griffin Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Griffin Mutagen
1x Oil
1x Bryonia
1x Wolf’s Liver
Taking damage raises resistance. +1% to elemental, monster, bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage
Katakan Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Katakan Mutagen
1x Verbena
1x Arenaria
Increases crit chance by 5%
Leshen Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Leshen Mutagen
1x Moleyarrow
1x Pringrape
Some damage is reflected 
Nekker Warrior Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Nekker Warrior Mutagen
1x Fool’s Parsley Leaves
1x Ranogrin
Mounts never panic. Mounted damage +50%
Nightwraith Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Nightwraith Mutagen
1x Mistletoe
1x Sewant Mushroom
Max vitality is increased per kill. Effects last until meditation.
Noonwraith Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Noonwraith Mutagen
1x Ginatia Petal
1x Ergot Seed
Reduces the effects of hypnosis, knockdown, stun and blindness


Reliever’s Decoction


1x Essence of Wraith
4x Lesser Red Mutagen
4x Lesser Green Mutagen
4x Lesser blue Mutagen
5x Dwarven Spirit


Increases damage against and reduces damage taken against Wraiths. +10 power, +15% resistance
Succubus Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Succubus Mutagen
1x Allspice
1x Green Mold
During a battle, attack power grows over time
Troll Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Troll Claw
1x Honeysuckle
1x Crow’s Eye
Regenerate vitality in and out of combat
Water Hag Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Water Hag Mutagen
1x Berbercane Fruit
Deal more damage at full vitality. +50%
Werewolf Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Werewolf Mutagen
1x Hop Umbels
1x Beggartick Blossoms
Movement no longer uses stamina. I.E., Sprinting and jumping
Wraith Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Wraith Mutagen 
1x Blowball
1x Nostrix
A Quen shield is activated when you suffer an attack for ⅓ or more of your vitality
Wyvern Decoction
1x Dwarven Spirit
1x Wyvern Mutagen
1x Moleyarrow
1x Celandine
Attack power increases for each hit you land until the fight ends or you take damage.

Make sure to utilize these potions and decoctions well; they will save your life or, at the very least, ensure battles go in your favor. Be sure to check The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guides section for more crafting and other useful guides as well.

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