The Witcher 3 Alchemy ingredient lists: How to make potions, bombs, decoctions, oils and substances

A complete list of everything you can craft when it comes to Alchemy.

The Witcher 3 Alchemy ingredients play into the game's survival elements and its crafting system.

While you can only craft equipment if you've got a blacksmith, you can create fantastical concoctions, oils, and even bombs, wherever you are - you just need to know how.

The Alchemy system allows you to create a huge variety of different things by finding the recipes scattered throughout the world.

If you're looking for more assistance, our Witcher 3 walkthrough can help.

Witcher 3 Alchemy Substances list

The substances in The Witcher 3 are often the basic components of the more complicated items. They're no use on their own, but once you start mixing them all together you can end up with something incredible.

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They usually require a different mix of the herbs and plants you find as you adventure through the world. So never be afraid to take some time to pick the flowers.

NameIngredientsUse
Aether 1 x Puffball, 1 x Han Fiber, 1 x Ergot Seeds Crafting
1 x Longrube, 1 x Verbena, 1 x White Gull
Albedo 1 x Allspice, 1 x Beggartick Blossom, 1 x Crow's Eye Crafting
1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Pringrape, 1 x White Gull
Hydragenum 1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Ergot Seeds Crafting
1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Ranogrin, 1 x Green Mold
Nigredo 1 x White Gull, 1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x Han Fiber Crafting
1 x Hellebore Petal, 1 x Hornwort, 1 x Balisse fruit
Quebrith 1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Puffball Crafting
1 x Longrube, 1 x Nostrix, 1 x Pringrape
Rebis 1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Ergot Seeds Crafting
1 x Allspice, 1 x Misteltoe, 1 x Ranogrin
Rubedo 1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x Han Fiber Crafting
1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Puffball, 1 x Whitegull
Vermillion 1 x Beggartick Blossom, 1 x Bryonia, 1 x Ergot Seeds Crafting
1 x Han Fiber, 1 x Verbena, 1 x White Gull
Vitriol 1 x White Gull, 1 x Bloodmoss, 1 x Allspice Crafting
1 x Ranogrin, 1 x Hellebore Petals, Hornwort

Witcher 3 Alchemy Bombs list

Among the many tools that a witcher can utilise, bombs are perhaps the most flashy. Each one has some kind of incredible effect, ranging from simply creating a fiery explosion, to more impressive things like stopping a monster transforming.

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Learning how to use them in combat can be the difference between life and death, especially against groups of enemies.

NameIngredientsUse
Dancing Star 1 x Saltpeter +100 fire damage
2 x Sulfur
Devil's Puffball 1 x Saltpeter Poison cloud
2 x Sewant Mushrooms
Dimeritium Bomb 5 x Saltpeter Magic-blocking cloud
2 x Optima Mater
Dragon's Dream 1 x Saltpeter Releases gas which deals 300 damage when ignited
2 x Phosphorous
Grapeshot 2 x Saltpeter Causes fire damage and 350 silver shrapnel damage
2 x Calcium Equum
Moon Dust 1 x Saltpeter Prevents monster transformations
2 x Quicksilver Solution
Northern Wind 1 x Saltpeter, 1 x Ducal Water Freezes enemies
1 x Powdered Pearl, 2 x Allspice
Samum 1 x Saltpeter Blinds opponents and destroys monster nests
2 x Celandine

Witcher 3 Alchemy Decoctions list

Decoctions are effectively more powerful potions. As a result, they require rarer ingredients and carry a higher toxicity.

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They are, however, incredibly worth the effort to make and use, as they grant you even more superhuman abilities.

NameIngredientsUse
Alghoul 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Lesser Red Mutagen, 1 x Alghoul Bone Marrow, 1 x Buckthorn Increased regeneration of Adrenaline Points
Ancient Leshen Decoction 1 x Ancient Leshen Mutagen, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ginatia Petals, 1 x Honeysuckle, 1 x Mandrake Root Each sign cast increases stamina regen
Arachas Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Arcahas Mutagen, 1 x White Myrtle Petals Lower weight means damage reduction
Archgriffin Decoction 1 x Archgriffin Mutagen, 1 x Blowball, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ribleaf Strong attacks consume all stamina to reduce foe's vitality by 10% + damage
Chort Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Chort Mutagen, 1 x Puffball, 1 x Cortinarius Resist Stagger
Cockatrice Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Cockatrice Mutagen, 1 x Crow's Eye Alchemy items can be used an extra time
Doppler Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Doppler Mutagen, 1 x Han Fiber, 1 x Longrube Increases Crit Chance of rear attacks
Earth Elemental Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ekimmara Mutagen, 1 x White Myrtle Petals, 1 x Mandrake Root Damage inflicted boosts Vitality
Ekimmara Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Cockatrice Mutagen, 1 x Crow's Eye Alchemy items can be used an extra time.
Foglet Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Foglet Mutagen, 1 x Fool's Parsley Leaf, 1 x Blowball Signs are more powerful in fog
Katakan Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Katakan Mutagen, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Arenaria Increased Critical Hit Chance
Leshen Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Leshen Mutagen, 1 x Moleyarrow, 1 x Pringrape Damage is reflected back to attackers
Nightwraith Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Nightwraith Mutagen, 1 x Sewant Mushrooms Max vitality is increased with each foe killed until fast travel or meditation
Troll Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Troll Mutagen, 1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x Honeysuckle Regenerates Vitality
Noonwraith Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Ginatia Petals, 1 x Noonwraith Mutagen Provides immunity to Knockdown, Hypnosis, Stun, and Blindness
Succubus Decoction 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Succubus Mutagen, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x Allspice Attack power increases during combat periods
Water Hag Decoction 1 x Berbercane Fruit, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Water Hag Mutagen Damage dealt increases when Vitality is at max
Werewolf Decoction 1 x Beggartick Blossoms, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Hop Umbels, 1 x Lesser Red Mutagen Running, sprinting and jumping outside of combat does not drain stamina
Wyvern Decoction 1 x Celandine, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Moleyarrow, 1 x Wyvern Mutagen Each attack increases attack power until fight ends or damage is taken

Witcher 3 Oils Decoctions list

Oils allow you to enhance your weapons by making them more effective against specific enemy types. Each one improves the damage dealt to its namesake, with basic versions increasing damage by 10%, ehanched 25%, and superior 50%.

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They are far more useful in the harder difficulties, but can also help you cut through higher level enemies if you're feeling ambitious.

NameIngredientsUse
Beast Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 2 x Wolf's LiverAttack Power vs Beastss + 10%
Cursed Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 3 x WolfsbaneAttack Power vs Cursed Ones + 10%
Draconid Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x Ergot SeedsAttack Power vs Draconids + 10%
Elementa Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x PuffballAttack Power vs Elementa + 10%
Hanged Man's Venom1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x ArenariaAttack Power vs Enemies + 10%
Hybrid Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x White Myrtle PetalsAttack Power vs Hybrids + 10%
Insectoid Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x RanogrinAttack Powervs Insectoids + 10%
Necrophage Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 4 x Beggartick BlossomsAttack Power vs Necrophages + 10%
Ogroid Oil1 x Ursine Fat, 4 x Ginatia PetalsAttack Power vs Ogroids + 10%
Relict Oil1 x Dog Tallow, 5 x MistletoeAttack Power vs Relicts + 10%
Specter Oil1 x Bear Fat, 4 x ArenariaAttack Power vs Specters + 10%
Vampire Oil1 x Bear Fat, 4 x Ducal WaterAttack Power vs Vampires + 10%

Our Witcher 3 walkthrough and guide can help you with the main story, including the Wandering in the Dark and Family Matters missions, and eventually, one of several Witcher 3 endings. There's plenty of side content, too, including Witcher 3 Contracts, White Orchard quests, Velen quests, Novigrad quests and Skellige Isles quests. Elsewhere, learn how to make money in Witcher 3, find Places of Power locations, and learn how to do Witcher 3 crafting and Witcher 3 Alchemy And when you're done with all those - we can help you through expansions with our Hearts of Stone walkthrough and Blood and Wine walkthrough.


Witcher 3 Alchemy Potions list

Potions in The Witcher 3 are often the key to your survival, especially on harder difficulties. Each one has a different effect, and they often have multiple different versions with increasing potency.

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Once you've made one, you only need to have alcohol on you to restore them, so it's always worth crafting them.

NameIngredientsEffect
Black Blood 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Sewant Mushrooms, 4 x Ghoul's Blood Harms Vampires and Necrophages
Blizzard 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x White Myrtle Petals, 1 x Golem's Heart Slows time for enemies
Cat 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 4 x Berbercane, 2 x Water Essence Night vision
Drowner Pheromones 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Drowner Brain, 1 x Sewant Mushrooms, 1 x Puffball Drowners won't attack
Full Moon 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Wolfsbane, 1 x Dark Essence Increases Max Vitality
Golden Oriole 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 4 x Blowball, 1 x Light Essence Immune to Poison
Killer Whale 2 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Balisse, 6 x Buckthorn, 5 x Drowner Tongue +50% Breath Underwater
Maribor Forest 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 3 x Berbacane, 1 x Alghoul Bone Marrow, 4 x Drowner Tongue +AP Regen
Nekker Pheromones 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Drowner Brain, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x Moley Arrow Nekkers won't attack
Petri's Philter 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Arenaria, 4 x Specter Dust Increases Sign power
Swallow 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Celandine, 4 x Drowner brain Increased Vitality
Tawny Owl 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Verbena, 1 x Arachas venom Increased Stamina regen
Thunderbolt 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Cortinarius, 1 x Endrega Embryo Increases Attack Power
Ursine Pheromones 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Berbercane, 1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Hellebore Petals Ursines won't attack
White Honey 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Honeysuckle Clears Toxicity + cancels potions

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