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The Witcher 3 - crafting: components, repair kits, Glyphs and Runestones

Our essential guide to crafting some of the most important items in The Witcher 3, including Runestones, Glyphs, repair kits and ammunition.

With all of these ingredients just lying around and waiting to be put to good use, it won't surprise you to learn that there's a wide variety of items to craft in the game. The complete list of every piece of armour and every blade is beyond the scope of this guide, but we've put together a list of all of the most common items you'll find yourself having to cobble together to survive the journey.

Editor's note: We're in the process of cataloguing all of the different consumable items you can create in the game, and we'll be updating this list rapidly in the coming days.

Crafting components

Crafting components are special ingredients that are used to make some of the game's most exciting pieces of equipment. Here's what you'll need to do to build up a healthy stock of each one.

Crafting ComponentIng. 1Ing. 2Ing. 3
Cured Leather 4 x Leather Scraps N/A N/A
Dark Iron Ingot 2 x Dark Iron Ore N/A N/A
Dark Steel Ingot 2 x Dark Iron Ore 1 x Steel Ingot N/A
Dark Steel Ingot (Mahakam) 1 x Dark Iron Ingot 1 x Steel Ingot N/A
Dark Steel Plate 2 x Dark Steel Ingot N/A N/A
Dimeritium Ingot 1 x Dimeritium Ore 1 x Glowing Ore Ingot N/A
Dimeritium Ingot (Mahakam) 2 x Dimeritium Ore N/A N/A
Dimeritium Plate 2 x Dimeritium Ingot N/A N/A
Draconid Leather 2 x Hardened Leather 5 x Chitinous Shell N/A
Glowing Ore Ingot 2 x Glowing Ore N/A N/A
Haft 1 x Hardened Timber N/A N/A
Hardened Leather 1 x Cured Leather 4 x Wax N/A
Hardened Timber 2 x Timber 1 x Resin N/A
Iron Ingot 2 x Iron Ore N/A N/A
Leather Scraps (Rivian) 4 x Leather Straps N/A N/A
Linen 4 x Thread N/A N/A
Meteorite Ingot 2 x Meteorite Ore N/A N/A
Meteorite Silver Ingot Meteorite Ingot 1 x Silver Ingot N/A
Meteorite Silver Plate 2 x Meteorite Silver Ingot N/A N/A
Refined Dimeritium Ore 1 x Dark Steel Ingot 1 x Meteorite Silver Ingot N/A
Refined Silver Ore 5 x Silver N/A N/A
Resin 2 x Sap N/A N/A
Silk 2 x Linen N/A N/A
Silver Ingot (Maribor) 2 x Silver Ore N/A N/A
Silver Ingot (Maribor) 10 x Silver N/A N/A
Silver Plate 2 x Silver Ingot N/A N/A
Steel Ingot 2 x Iron Ore 1 x Coal N/A
Steel Ingot (Tretogor) 1 x Iron Ore 1 x Coal N/A
String 2 x Thread N/A N/A
Thread 2 x Cotton N/A N/A
Zerrikanian Powder 1 x Sulfur 1 x Coal 1 x Saltpeter

Weapons and Armour Repair Kits

It's worth taking a few armour and weapon repair kits into battle with you, particularly if you suspect you're about to set off on a lengthy quest. Here are the kits you can make for yourself.

NameIng. 1Ing. 2Ing. 3Ing. 4Ing. 5
Amateur's armor repair kit Smithing tools (Elven) N/A Thread Leather Straps Nails
Journeyman's armor repair kit Smithing tools (Dwarven) Steel Plate Thread Linen Leather Straps
Master's armor repair kit Smithing tools (Gnomish) Steel Plate Silk Hardened Leather Wire
Amateur's weapon repair kit Whetstone (Elven) N/A Oil Leather Straps N/A
Journeyman's weapon repair kit Whetstone (Dwarven) N/A Bottled Water Leather Scraps N/A
Master's weapon repair kit Whetstone (Gnomish) N/A Alchemical Paste Linen N/A

How to craft Glyphs in The Witcher 3

Glyphs can be used to boost the power of your Signs, so are well worth crafting. Note that Lesser Glyphs provide a 2% bonus to the Sign's effect, while Greater ones providing a much bigger benefit at 10%.

NameCostIng. 1Ing. 2Ing. 3Ing. 4
Lesser Glyph of Infusion 99 Silk Powdered Pearl Feather Monstrous Blood
Lesser Glyph of Aard 239 Lesser Glyph of Infusion Sapphire Dust Infused Dust
Greater Glyph of Aard 717 Lesser Glyph of Aard
Lesser Glyph of Axii 254 Lesser Glyph of Infusion Emerald Dust Infused Dust
Greater Glyph of Axii 762 Lesser Glyph of Axii
Lesser Glyph of Igni 204 Lesser Glyph of Infusion Amber Dust Infused Dust
Greater Glyph of Igni 612 Lesser Glyph of Igni
Lesser Glyph of Quen 229 Lesser Glyph of Infusion Ruby Dust Infused Dust
Greater Glyph of Quen 687 Lesser Glyph of Quen
Lesser Glyph of Yrden 189 Lesser Glyph of Infusion Amethyst Dust Infused Dust
Greater Glyph of Yrden 567 Lesser Glyph of Yrden

Runestones

Applying Runestones to your weapons grants them an additional bonus effect. Here's a quick rundown of how to craft them all.

NameCostIngredient 1Ingredient 2Effect
Lesser Runestone 95 Black Pearl Dust Infused Dust N/A
Lesser Stribog Runestone 155 Lesser Runestone Amethyst Dust Stagger (2%)
Greater Stribog Runestone 465 Lesser Stribog Runestone N/A Stagger (5%)
Lesser Dazhbog Runestone 170 Lesser Runestone Amber Dust Burning (2%)
Greater Dahzbog Runestone 510 Lesser Dazhbog Runestone N/A Burning (5%)
Lesser Devana Runestone 170 Lesser Runestone Ruby Dust Bleed (2%)
Greater Devana Runestone 510 Lesser Devana Runestone N/A Bleed (5%)
Lesser Zoria Runestone 195 Lesser Runestone Sapphire Dust Freeze (2%)
Greater Zoria Runestone 615 Lesser Zoria Runestone N/A Freeze (5%)
Lesser Morana Runestone 220 Lesser Runestone Emerald Dust Poison (2%)
Greater Morana Runestone 660 Lesser Morana Runestone N/A Poison (5%)
Lesser Triglav Runestone 245 Lesser Runestone Diamond Dust Confuse (2%)
Greater Triglav Runestone 735 Lesser Triglav Runestone N/A Confuse (5%)
Lesser Svarog Runestone 110 Lesser Runestone Monstrous Saliva - Armour (10)
Greater Svarog Runestone 330 Lesser Svarog Runestone N/A - Armour (30)
Lesser Veles Runestone 110 Lesser Runestone Monstrous Dust Spellpower (2%)
Greater Veles Runestone 330 Lesser Veles Runestone N/A Spellpower (5%)
Lesser Perun Runestone 110 Lesser Runestone Monstrous Brain + Adrenaline (2%)
Greater Perun Runestone 330 Lesser Perun Runestone N/A + Adrenaline (5%)
Lesser Chernobog Runestone 110 Lesser Runestone Monstrous Essence Damage Reflect (2%)
Greater Chernobog Runestone 330 Lesser Chernobog Runestone N/A Damage Reflect (5%)

Crossbow Bolts

You get an infinite amount of ammo for your crossbow, but if you want your shots to pack a lot more punch, consider investing in some special ammunition.

NameIngredientsBonuses
Blunt Crossbow Bolt 2 x Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Fiber +8 Silver and Bludgeoning Damage
1 x Silver Ore
Broadhead Bolt 3 x Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Fiber +8 Silver and Piercing Damage, Bleeding
1 x Silver Ore
Exploding Bolt 1 x Monster Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Hardened Timber +8 Silver and Piercing Damage, Bleeding
1 x Silver Ore, 1 x Zerrikanian Powder
Precision Bolt 4 x Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Timber +7 Armor Piercing, +20 Silver and Piercing Damage
1 x Silver Ore
Split Bolt 4 x Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Timber Multiple shots, +10 Silver and Piercing Damage
1 x Silver Ore

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