Senior Game Designer for The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt, Damien Monnier, gives a detailed explanation on the Alchemy system in The Witcher 3, detailing a more refined and more accessible system than before.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Alchemy System Explained, Details a More Refined and Accessible System
We have kept a lot of classic Witcher potions that you have used in the past, things like Cat its effect being more similar to W2 than W1 and Swallow for example. Ingredients like rubedo are also still present. There are however different types of alcohol for different potions types. It is automatic and only one bottle of alcohol can refill multiple potions. One of the reasons behind this is that with the open world it quickly became a pain to go really far to grab that one plant you need for a potion.
As for being able to use the potions mid combat, this feature was praised during our hands on because due to the size of the world and the fact that it is an open world, you can walk around and suddenly you will be attacked by some monsters.
You still have to be prepared and have what you need on you to go attack a specific monster. If you are going in the woods at night you better have the right stuff on you and make sure that you have meditated too of course preferably in a safe spot.
Going against bigger, unique creatures, the preparation also includes researching the creatures that you are hunting. Finding out its weaknesses, where you are likely to find it and of course having the right potion on you ready for when you find the creature or it finds you…. Overall the goal was to get rid of pointless repetitions whilst keeping the preparation aspect and even expanding it more which is why we say that preparation is more important than ever because by not understanding the monsters you are going up against, will cost you.
On top of that, as I mentioned above, having the right potions will help. We have previously reported that the reviews for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will go live a week before the release of the game, which goes to show how dedicated CD Projekt RED is to their fans and the community. Note that the video is not of the highest quality and it from a previous build of The Witcher 3 and not the final. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available. By Archie Paras.
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Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Global Achievements. Bobbtom View Profile View Posts. Does meditation refill potions and bombs without requiring the original ingredients to make them? Showing 1 - 12 of 12 comments. Yes, it uses alcohol to refill everything. Yes, you just need Alcohol in your inventory. One bottle of Alcohol refill all that stuff with at least 1 hour of meditation.
So if I have mayn potions created and used all of them only one bottle of alcohol will refill all potions and bombs? Originally posted by Bobbtom :. Wintermute View Profile View Posts. Originally posted by TommyEV :. Originally posted by Wintermute :. Duncan View Profile View Posts. Originally posted by Frag Maniac :. Yes, everything is refilled. You can use your 4 potions and 2 bombs, swap them and continue using other potions and bomb.
And when you are done, you can meditate1 hour and refill everything.Join VIP to remove all ads and videos. Potions in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, are Items that Geralt can use to temporarily buff his stats or grant certain effects, such as the ability to see in the dark, vitality regeneration, etc.
Geralt can have two such Potions equipped at any given time to use on the fly. The following is a list of Potions in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the ingredients needed to make them. Please keep in mind that the locations for most of these diagrams are inaccurate, as loot found in chests is generally random. Some of these are consistent, however. For example, nearly all of the Superior Potions that are sold by Gremist, according to this list, will consistently be sold by him.
The automatic access to Thunderbolt via tutorial in White Orchard is also consistent :. Duration: 30s Toxicity: 25 Doses: 4. Increases maximum Vitality. Max Vitality is increased by Accelerates Stamina regeneration. Potion of Clearance can be bought from Keira Metz when you meet her making a real good early game respec. In the vanilla version unpatched version of the game, the lady that sells the Enhanced Cat recipe does NOT sell it after you complete her quest regardless of the outcome, simply spewing generic lines or nothing at all.
This affects multiple merchants on the vanilla variant but unknown how many and which ones.
Also a sneaking suspicion it is the one's involved in quests however remains to be seen. Sign In Help Sign Out. Toggle navigation. Search Results. South of Hierarch Square, and across the canal.
Northwest of the Gate of the Hierarch. Enhanced Black Blood Witcher's blood injures and knocks back Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him. In addition, the witcher's blood injures and knocks them back when they wound him. Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time. Enhanced Cat Grants sight in total darkness.Potions and Decoctions are items made in Alchemy that can be purchased or crafted for use in The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt.
They can be used to varying effect to enhance Geralt's abilities in combat. Potions also have a negative effect on Geralt. Each potion he concocts has a certain level of toxicity to it -- meaning that if Geralt drinks too many potions at once, he will become sick and begin to lose health.
He can cure the toxicity by meditating or taking White Honey. A Witcher can make use of powerful potions that would be lethal to a normal human. These specialty potions can do everything from granting night vision, increased regenerative capabilities, and more. Once a potion is crafted, it can be replenished at any time by meditating with a pure alcohol in your inventory. Potions, like witcher gearcan be upgraded.
The upgrade usually extends the potion's duration and adds a extra dose. The diagrams for potions can be bought at alchemy stores or from herbalists. However some superior diagrams can only be found in random chests throughout the game. Decoctions are special potions that use monster Mutagens to give Geralt some of his slain enemies ' powers see: Mutagen Locations. They cannot be upgraded. They are found via torn-out pages that can be purchased or discovered -- or learned by reading books.
Last Edited: 3 Nov pm. Note that Nekker Pheromones and Bear Pheromones are mentioned in the in-game texts, but the recipes do not actually exist in the game. However, Drowner Pheromones can be acquired. Was this guide helpful? YES NO.
In This Wiki Guide. Rated "M". Developer CD Projekt Red. Release Date May 19, Table of Contents. Gwent: Never Fear. Adrenaline Points are generated more quickly than normal until the first successful enemy attack. Ancient Leshen Decoction. In a chest in the river northwest of the Woesong Bridge signpost in White Orchard and in other random locations. Reduces damage received based on armor and inventory weight: less weight carried and lighter armor means less damage is taken.
Archgriffin Decoction. Basilisk Decoction. Applies a buff increasing the intensity of a randomly selected Sign at dusk and dawn. Lasts longer than other mutagen decoctions.
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Black Blood. Recipe found in basement of Drahim Castle. Can also be bought from herbalist in Novigrad south. Enhanced Black Blood.Geralt's health doesn't regenerate automatically, so you must be careful in all battles, even if you play in the lowest difficulty level. The most obvious ways of regenerating lost health is using potions and food.
Potions allow you to quickly regenerate health but using them is strongly limited. First you must obtain a diagram for some healing potion and obtain all alchemy ingredients required for creating it. Potions supplies end very quickly and it forces you to use the described below meditation very frequently. Healing by eating various food is a much easier way, but sadly most food types replenish only small amount of health. This method of regenerating Geralt's health is better at the beginning of the game, when you can't allow yourself for using many potions and when Geralt's health bar isn't too long.
Food can be obtained by exploring the game world and killing monsters. As for the second option, a good idea is to fight wild dogs and wolves as they leave nice food behind. You can buy food from merchants like innkeepersbut do it only if you have no other choice. There two additional ways of maintaining a good state of Geralt's health bar. First, some passive abilities guarantee a slow but constant regeneration of health and they permanently enlarge the health bar.
Second, use Quen sign regularly. It is good for defense. It's especially useful when fighting strong monsters that deal massive damage. Meditation is an important point of maintaining Geralt's good health. If you play on low or normal difficulty level, then each time you meditate Geralt's health bar will regenerate to maximum for free. Sadly, it doesn't work on higher difficulties.
It doesn't mean you should ignore meditation. No matter the difficulty level, it allows you to replenish supplies of one-time-use items, including potions used for regenerating Geralt's health.
You must only remember to have many Alkahest bottles in your inventory, it's needed for brewing potions. Important - For obvious reasons, meditation is available only when Geralt isn't fighting. Check before every bigger battle whether you need to rest.
That's not really true. You replenish bombs the same way you replenish your witcher potions - by meditating. You'll use 1 of your strong alcohols, but it will replenish everything.
A list of strong spirits can be found in this question. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. How to refill my stock of Samum Bombs? Ask Question. Asked 4 years, 10 months ago.
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Active 2 months ago. Viewed k times. How can I replenish my stock of Samum Bombs? PeterCo PeterCo 3, 11 11 gold badges 35 35 silver badges 66 66 bronze badges. Active Oldest Votes. Usually an Alcohest, as these are most common in my experience. Is Beer as example 'strong' enough? How can I see, if it is strong enough?
DavidYell - Yeah, I think it uses the least valuable strong alcohols first. I've tons of dwarven spirits, but it still uses the Alcohest. If you meditate it will you use 1 alcohol and it will refill all your potions and bombs.
Bob Bob 2, 9 9 silver badges 29 29 bronze badges. Could you please specifiy, what kind of alcohol I need Beer? Some specificly named alcohol? These are listed on the Alchemy and Crafting tab of the inventory, and include items like "Alcohest", "Dwarven Spirit", and "Temerian Rye". Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password.
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