The Witcher 3 Crafting lists: How to craft runestones, components, repair kits, glyphs and crossbow bolts

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

The Witcher 3 crafting takes many forms - and with all these ingredients out there and waiting for you to be put to good use, this wouldn't come as a surprise.

Along with Alchemy, Crafting is an essential part of becoming more powerful in The Witcher 3. Learning how to put together some of the more powerful items will help you augment your weapons and even help you get the materials needed to craft the weapons themselves.

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

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Witcher 3 Components Crafting list

Alongside the base items you find around the world, there are also plenty that you need to craft yourself. It's worth knowing how to do so, as they can help finish off those various Witcher School armour sets.

Crafting ComponentIng. 1Ing. 2Ing. 3
Enriched Dimeritium Ore 1 x Dimeritium Ore 1 x Orichalcum Ore 1 x Acid Extract
Enriched Dimeritium Ingot 2 x Enriched Dimeritium Ore N/A N/A
Enriched Dimeritium Plate 2 x Enriched Dimeritium Ingot N/A N/A
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

Witcher 3 Repair Kits Crafting List

While you can restore your equipment to its best state by visiting the armourers and blacksmiths of the world, that's not always an option. Sometimes you need to get your hands dirty with elbow grease, or something. For those times, you need the repair kits.

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

Witcher 3 Glyph Crafting list

If you like to use Signs to battle, then you're going to want to use Glyphs. Each one enhanced the power of the relevant sign, with Lesser Glyphs boosting the power by 2% and the Greater boosting them by 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

Witcher 3 Runestone Crafting list

Where Glyphs boost the power of your signs, Runestones boost other combat relevant things like giving you a chance to inflict bleeding, or even deflect damage. They're incredibly useful and allow you to really fine-tune your build.

NameCostIngredient 1Ingredient 2Effect
Lesser Runestone95Black Pearl DustInfused DustN/A
Lesser Stribog Runestone155Lesser RunestoneAmethyst DustStagger (2%)
Greater Stribog Runestone465Lesser Stribog RunestoneN/AStagger (5%)
Lesser Dazhbog Runestone170Lesser RunestoneAmber DustBurning (2%)
Greater Dahzbog Runestone510Lesser Dazhbog RunestoneN/ABurning (5%)
Lesser Devana Runestone170Lesser RunestoneRuby DustBleed (2%)
Greater Devana Runestone510Lesser Devana RunestoneN/ABleed (5%)
Lesser Zoria Runestone195Lesser RunestoneSapphire DustFreeze (2%)
Greater Zoria Runestone615Lesser Zoria RunestoneN/AFreeze (5%)
Lesser Morana Runestone220Lesser RunestoneEmerald DustPoison (2%)
Greater Morana Runestone660Lesser Morana RunestoneN/APoison (5%)
Lesser Triglav Runestone245Lesser RunestoneDiamond DustConfuse (2%)
Greater Triglav Runestone735Lesser Triglav RunestoneN/AConfuse (5%)
Lesser Svarog Runestone110Lesser RunestoneMonstrous Saliva- Armour (10)
Greater Svarog Runestone330Lesser Svarog RunestoneN/A- Armour (30)
Lesser Veles Runestone110Lesser RunestoneMonstrous DustSpellpower (2%)
Greater Veles Runestone330Lesser Veles RunestoneN/ASpellpower (5%)
Lesser Perun Runestone110Lesser RunestoneMonstrous Brain+ Adrenaline (2%)
Greater Perun Runestone330Lesser Perun RunestoneN/A+ Adrenaline (5%)
Lesser Chernobog Runestone110Lesser RunestoneMonstrous EssenceDamage Reflect (2%)
Greater Chernobog Runestone330Lesser Chernobog RunestoneN/ADamage Reflect (5%)

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 about the best Witcher 3 builds, the best Witcher 3 mods, 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 Crossbow Bolt Crafting list

While the basic bolts are infinite, you can also craft a number of specialised bolts for your crossbow. Each one of these does more damage or has a special effect. Crafting them will give your ranged attacks a significant upgrade.

Bait Bolt 2 x Feather, 1 x Iron Ore, 2 x Fiber +8 Silver and Bludgeoning Damage
1 x Silver Ore
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
Tracking Bolt 1 x Monster Feather, 3 Hardened Timber, 1 Iron ore Seeks targets, +5 Silver and +6 Piecring Damage, +100 Armour Piercing, +100% chance to cause bleeding
1 x Silver Ore

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