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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.

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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.

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
Aether1 x Puffball, 1 x Han Fiber, 1 x Ergot SeedsCrafting
1 x Longrube, 1 x Verbena, 1 x White Gull
Albedo1 x Allspice, 1 x Beggartick Blossom, 1 x Crow's EyeCrafting
1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Pringrape, 1 x White Gull
Hydragenum1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Ergot SeedsCrafting
1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Ranogrin, 1 x Green Mold
Nigredo1 x White Gull, 1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x Han FiberCrafting
1 x Hellebore Petal, 1 x Hornwort, 1 x Balisse fruit
Quebrith1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x PuffballCrafting
1 x Longrube, 1 x Nostrix, 1 x Pringrape
Rebis1 x White Gull, 1 x Verbena, 1 x Ergot SeedsCrafting
1 x Allspice, 1 x Misteltoe, 1 x Ranogrin
Rubedo1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x Han Fiber Crafting
1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Puffball, 1 x Whitegull
Vermillion1 x Beggartick Blossom, 1 x Bryonia, 1 x Ergot SeedsCrafting
1 x Han Fiber, 1 x Verbena, 1 x White Gull
Vitriol1 x White Gull, 1 x Bloodmoss, 1 x AllspiceCrafting
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.

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

NameIngredientsUse
Dancing Star1 x Saltpeter+100 fire damage
2 x Sulfur
Devil's Puffball1 x SaltpeterPoison cloud
2 x Sewant Mushrooms
Dimeritium Bomb5 x SaltpeterMagic-blocking cloud
2 x Optima Mater
Dragon's Dream1 x SaltpeterReleases gas which deals 300 damage when ignited
2 x Phosphorous
Grapeshot2 x SaltpeterCauses fire damage and 350 silver shrapnel damage
2 x Calcium Equum
Moon Dust1 x SaltpeterPrevents monster transformations
2 x Quicksilver Solution
Northern Wind1 x Saltpeter, 1 x Ducal WaterFreezes enemies
1 x Powdered Pearl, 2 x Allspice
Samum1 x SaltpeterBlinds 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.

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

NameIngredientsUse
Alghoul1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Lesser Red Mutagen, 1 x Alghoul Bone Marrow, 1 x BuckthornIncreased regeneration of Adrenaline Points
Ancient Leshen Decoction1 x Ancient Leshen Mutagen, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ginatia Petals, 1 x Honeysuckle, 1 x Mandrake RootEach sign cast increases stamina regen
Arachas Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Arcahas Mutagen, 1 x White Myrtle PetalsLower weight means damage reduction
Archgriffin Decoction1 x Archgriffin Mutagen, 1 x Blowball, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x RibleafStrong attacks consume all stamina to reduce foe's vitality by 10% + damage
Chort Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Chort Mutagen, 1 x Puffball, 1 x CortinariusResist Stagger
Cockatrice Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Cockatrice Mutagen, 1 x Crow's EyeAlchemy items can be used an extra time
Doppler Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Doppler Mutagen, 1 x Han Fiber, 1 x LongrubeIncreases Crit Chance of rear attacks
Earth Elemental Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ekimmara Mutagen, 1 x White Myrtle Petals, 1 x Mandrake RootDamage inflicted boosts Vitality
Ekimmara Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Cockatrice Mutagen, 1 x Crow's EyeAlchemy items can be used an extra time.
Foglet Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Foglet Mutagen, 1 x Fool's Parsley Leaf, 1 x BlowballSigns are more powerful in fog
Katakan Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Katakan Mutagen, 1 x Verbena, 1 x ArenariaIncreased Critical Hit Chance
Leshen Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Leshen Mutagen, 1 x Moleyarrow, 1 x PringrapeDamage is reflected back to attackers
Nightwraith Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Mistletoe, 1 x Nightwraith Mutagen, 1 x Sewant MushroomsMax vitality is increased with each foe killed until fast travel or meditation
Troll Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Troll Mutagen, 1 x Crow's Eye, 1 x HoneysuckleRegenerates Vitality
Noonwraith Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Ginatia Petals, 1 x Noonwraith MutagenProvides immunity to Knockdown, Hypnosis, Stun, and Blindness
Succubus Decoction1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Succubus Mutagen, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x AllspiceAttack power increases during combat periods
Water Hag Decoction1 x Berbercane Fruit, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Water Hag MutagenDamage dealt increases when Vitality is at max
Werewolf Decoction1 x Beggartick Blossoms, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Hop Umbels, 1 x Lesser Red MutagenRunning, sprinting and jumping outside of combat does not drain stamina
Wyvern Decoction1 x Celandine, 1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Moleyarrow, 1 x Wyvern MutagenEach 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%.

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 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 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.

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 Blood1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Sewant Mushrooms, 4 x Ghoul's BloodHarms Vampires and Necrophages
Blizzard1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x White Myrtle Petals, 1 x Golem's HeartSlows time for enemies
Cat1 x Dwarven Spirit, 4 x Berbercane, 2 x Water EssenceNight vision
Drowner Pheromones1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Drowner Brain, 1 x Sewant Mushrooms, 1 x PuffballDrowners won't attack
Full Moon1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Wolfsbane, 1 x Dark EssenceIncreases Max Vitality
Golden Oriole1 x Dwarven Spirit, 4 x Blowball, 1 x Light EssenceImmune to Poison
Killer Whale2 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Balisse, 6 x Buckthorn, 5 x Drowner Tongue+50% Breath Underwater
Maribor Forest1 x Dwarven Spirit, 3 x Berbacane, 1 x Alghoul Bone Marrow, 4 x Drowner Tongue+AP Regen
Nekker Pheromones1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Drowner Brain, 1 x Green Mold, 1 x Moley ArrowNekkers won't attack
Petri's Philter1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Arenaria, 4 x Specter DustIncreases Sign power
Swallow1 x Dwarven Spirit, 5 x Celandine, 4 x Drowner brainIncreased Vitality
Tawny Owl1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Verbena, 1 x Arachas venomIncreased Stamina regen
Thunderbolt1 x Dwarven Spirit, 2 x Cortinarius, 1 x Endrega EmbryoIncreases Attack Power
Ursine Pheromones1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x Berbercane, 1 x Ergot Seeds, 1 x Hellebore PetalsUrsines won't attack
White Honey1 x Dwarven Spirit, 1 x HoneysuckleClears Toxicity + cancels potions
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