The Best Witcher 3 Armor Sets and Weapons

We take a closer look at the best Witcher 3 armor sets and weapons to help you slash down enemies easily, even on death march. 

May 18, 2020

When it came out in 2015, there were few who could deny it was a truly breathtaking game. Sweeping landscapes sprawled out before you as you took control of the murder robot, Geralt of Rivia. Like all role-playing games, the Witcher 3 is chalk full of beautiful and powerful artifacts and weapons to stockpile endlessly “just incase” you ever need to use them.

Today I will showcase some of what, in my opinion, are the most magnificent and powerful Witcher 3 armor sets and weapons. I would first like to note that this list will not include modded armor or weapons. There is simply no real boundary when it comes to Witcher 3 mods and so the most powerful equipment will obviously be the ones with extraordinarily overpowered stats.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best looking and most powerful Witcher 3 armor sets and weapons weapons. This list is in no particular order and will hopefully inspire you to go out into the game and seek out some of the rare and lethal artifacts that await you.

I should also note that only one set will be included from New Game Plus, as it is pretty unique. Otherwise everything else on this list can be obtained on your first run through of the game.

Witcher 3 Armor Sets

There are so many cool looking pieces of armor in the game that it makes it difficult to truly pickout the standalone best ones. Obviously the Witcher School armors will be showcased, because they are among the most iconic suits of armor in the game, but there are some random relics that might surprise you.

The Witcher School Sets

Each school in the Witcher universe hosts its own unique set of armaments based on the aspect they feel they embody. As this part of the article is strictly for the design and detailing of each Witcher 3 armor set I will be focusing on the grandmaster versions of the armor, as they tend to be the most detailed and complete looking sets of armor.

1. Viper School Armor

I am of the opinion that Geralt’s first armor set was one of the best looking suits of armor in the Witcher. Unfortunately the Kaer Morhen armor does not last long when faced with a rapidly levelling Geralt and increasingly deadly enemies.

However, there is a set in the game that offers considerably more defensibility and looks nearly identical to the iconic armor shown in the game trailers and that you start the game with.

Armor (Lvl 39)Gloves (Lvl 39)Pants (Lvl 39)Boots (Lvl 39)Total
Armor235858989498
Piercing Reistance30%5%10%5%50%
Poison Resistance50%10%30%10%100%
Slashing Resistance30%5%10%5%50%
Monster Resistance40%5%10%5%60%
Elemental Resistance40%5%10%5%60%

 

Viper Armor

2. Manticore School Armor

Blood and Wine was, in my opinion, one of the greatest expansions I have ever played. Even if it had been a standalone game, I would not have been upset in any way.

Included in the DLC was a new suit of armor to collect and craft, the Manticore Set. This glorious swashbuckler’s outfit harkens back to the first Witcher, and it looks glorious in the Witcher’s 3 game engine. If you want your Witcher to look hauntingly dashing this is the set for you.

Armor (Lvl 40)Gloves (Lvl 40)Pants (Lvl 40)Boots (Lvl 40)Total
Armor240879191509
Maximum Toxicity+10+5+10+5+30
Piercing Resistance+19%+5%+5%+29%
Slashing Resistance+24%+6%+9%+6%+45%
Monster Resistance+31%+11%+6%+48%
Elemental Resistance+12%+33%+45%
Critical Hit Chance+5%+5%+10%
Critical Hit Damage+25%+25%+50%

Manticore Armor

3. Wolf School Armor

The Wolf School Witcher 3 armor set is one of my favorite suits of armor in any game. While it might be slightly outclassed by the suave Manticore Set or the iconic Viper Set, the rough, rugged battle tested armor of the Wolven is still one of the most impressive suits of armor in the game. I personally find the “Master” level of this set the coolest looking.

The Grandmaster version adds a metal gorget and shoulder guard, which looks pretty cool, but was maybe an unnecessary addition.

Armor (Lvl 40)Gloves (Lvl 40)Pants (Lvl 40)Boots (Lvl 40)Total
Armor240879191509
Attack Power+11%+11%+22%
Sign Intensity+11%+11%+22%
Adrenaline Gain+22%+22%
Piercing Resistance+19%+5%+5%+29%
Bludgeoning Resistance+17%+5%+22%
Slashing Resistance+24%+6%+9%+6%+45%
Monster Resistance+31%+6%+11%+6%+54%
Elemental Resistance+12%+33%+45%

Wolf Armor

4. Ursine School Armor

Geralt generally seems to prefer lighter armors, with chain and leather forming the bulk of his protective equipment. The Ursine, or Bear, School does away with that, and adds steel plating to his arms and legs.

In addition to other armors, which are primarily leather with some chain mixed in, the bulk of his armor appears to be heavy chain mail. Definitely not a suit of armor you would want to walk around in all day, but one you would be happy to have in a fight to the death.

Armor (Lvl 40)Gloves (Lvl 40)Pants (Lvl 40)Boots (Lvl 40)Total
Armor240879191509
Adrenaline Gain+22%+11%+11%+11%+55%
Piercing Resistance+26%+6%+6%+6%+44%
Bludgeoning Resistance+25%+5%+30%
Slashing Resistance+32%+6%+11%+6%+55%
Monster Resistance+46%+6%+16%+6%+74%
Elemental Resistance+6%+25%+31%

Bear Armor

5. Feline School Armor

The Feline (or cat) School is very cool looking, but I just feel it isn’t quite as unique or iconic as the schools above. Sleek leather armor with a cowl and metal studs certainly provides a rogue-like appearance, but it is just not among my favorite Witcher 3 armor sets in terms of appearance. I find it looks a little bland when compared to some of the other suits of armor on the list.

Armor (Lvl 40)Gloves (Lvl 40)Pants (Lvl 40)Boots (Lvl 40)Total
Armor240879191509
Attack Power+22%+11%+11%+11%+55%
Piercing Resistance+12%+5%+5%+5%+27%
Slashing Resistance+17%+5%+7%+6%+35%
Monster Resistance+17%+5%+7%+6%+35%
Elemental Resistance+46%+6%+16%+6%+74%

Feline Armor

6. Gryphon School Armor

While most of the school Witcher 3 armor sets don’t look all that uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, the Gryphon Set definitely takes a step towards defensiveness but at the cost of encumbrance.

With a bulky hardened leather cuirass, and heavy chain and leather protecting the rest of the body, this set is definitely one you would want to don just before entering battle. Trudging through the wilderness in this suit of armor would be rather unpleasant, but very protective. That said, I think the Ursine Set’s heavier armor aesthetic is better.

Armor (Lvl 40)Gloves (Lvl 40)Pants (Lvl 40)Boots (Lvl 40)Total
Armor240879191509
Sign Intensity+22%+11%+11%+11%+55%
Piercing Resistance+19%+5%+6%+5%+35%
Bludgeoning Resistance+17%+5%+22%
Slashing resistance+24%+6%+9%+6%+45%
Monster Resistance+31%+6%+11%+6%+54%
Elemental Resistance+12%+33%+55%

Gryphon Armor

Other Witcher 3 Armor Sets

There are many other amazing sets of armor in the Witcher 3 game, if you are willing to branch away from the tried and true Witcher School armaments.

While some of the more impressive ones were added in the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine Expansions, you can find some very impressive ones even in the base game. Again this list is specifically based on appearance and is, of course, my personal opinion.

7. Toussaint Ducal Guard Officer’s Armor

The Toussaint Ducal Guards have some incredibly cool looking armor. With steel pauldrons and a suit-like leather jacket, this armor will have you murdering people and monsters in style. It also looks pretty comfortable to wander around in, unlike some of the heavier armors on this list.
Armor (Lvl 41)Gloves (Lvl 41)Pants (Lvl 41)Boots (Lvl 41)Total
Armor255939797542
Vitality+350+350+350+350+1400
Piercing Resistance+30%+5%+10%+5%+50%
Bludgeoning Resistance+30%+3%+10%+3%+46%
Poison Resistance+15%+10%+15%+10%+50%
Slashing Resistance+35%+5%+15%+5%+60%

Toussaint Ducal Guard's Officer Armor

8. Toussaint Ducal Guard Captain’s Armor

The Toussaint Ducal Guard Captain’s Armor is perhaps one of the most beautiful suits of armor in the game. Dark Leather with metal pauldrons and delicate embroidery, this armor is a pleasure to behold.

This is the sort of equipment one could expect on a diplomat, a warrior, a noble, or even a dashing rake. I would highly recommend picking up this armor

Armor (Lvl 44)Gloves (Lvl 44)Pants (Lvl 44)Boots (Lvl 44)Total
Armor260959999553
Vitality+400+400+400+400+1600
Piercing Resistance+31%+5%+11%+5%+52%
Bludgeoning Resistance+31%+4%+11%+4%+50%
Poison Resistance+20%+15%+20%+15%+90%
Slashing Resistance+36%+5%+16%+5%+62%

Toussaint Ducal Guard Captain's Armor

9. Toussaint Knight’s Tourney Armor

While generally I prefer the look of lighter armor to heavy, the set of Toussaint armor you can obtain in the Blood and Wine expansion is truly magnificent.

Sleek plate armor over leather gives Geralt the look of a powerful knight. It doesn’t hurt that it offers a huge buff to vitality and some of the highest damage resistance in the game.

Armor (Lvl 48)Gloves (Lvl 48)Pants (Lvl 48)Boots (Lvl 48)Total
Armor275101105105586
Vitality+500+500+500+500+2000
Piercing Resistance+43%+7%+16%+7%+73%
Bludgeoning Resistance+43%+7%+16%+7%+73%
Slashing Resistance+43%+7%+16%+7%+73%
Projectile Deflection (Quen)+25%+25%
Burning Resistance+40%+40%
Poison Resistance+40%+40%
Bleeding Resistance40%+40%

Toussaint Knight's Tournament Armor

10. Nilfgaardian Armor

CD Projekt Red does offer a few pieces of what is known as Free-LC for the Witcher 3. Included in these free downloadable additions is the Nilfgaardian Armor Set.

While the empire seems to host far more than its share of horrible people and seems bent on putting its boots to the neck of every free land, one cannot deny that those boots are stylish as hell. With a dark leather and embroidered Cuirass and sleek black metal hardpoints on Geralt’s elbows and legs, you will be toppling free lands in style.

Armor (Lvl 10)Gloves (Lvl 10)Pants (Lvl 10)Boots (Lvl 10)Total
Armor80232727157
Bludgeoning Resistance+25%+2%+10%+3%+40%
Slashing Resistance+30%+2%+10%+3%+45%
Piercing Resistance+25%+2%+10%+3%+40%
Monster Resistance+10%+1%+3%+1%+15%
Elemental Resistance+5%+1%+3%+1%+10%

Nilfgaardian Armor

11. New Moon Armor

Sleek black leather is a good look for Geralt. This Witchewr 3 armor set was added in the Hearts of Stone expansion and is a set you should seriously consider if you want your Witcher to look like a night-stalking assassin. There is not much to describe about this set, and I think that is the point.

Armor (Lvl 36)Gloves (Lvl 36)Pants (Lvl 36)Boots (Lvl 36)Total
Armor215778181454
Bludgeoning Resistance+30%+5%+10%+5%+50%
Slashing Resistance+35%+5%+15%+5%+60%
Critical Hit Damage+20%+20%+20%+20%+80%
Critical Hit Chance+5%+3%+4%+3%+15%
Bonus Gold+10%+5%+5%+5%+25%

New Moon Armor

12. Skellige Armor

There is something oddly entrancing about Skellige armor that makes me like it more than most of the heavy armor options in the game. It consists of overlapping brass plates on the shoulders and brass bracers atop heavy chain armor and leather.

There is just something inspiring about it, like Geralt has finally decided to become a king and lead his people to victory at all cost. We all know that is not a thing that will happen, but it is really cool looking armor.

Armor (Lvl 16)Gloves (Lvl 16)Pants (Lvl 16)Boots (Lvl 16)Total
Armor110353939223
Piercing Resistance+35%+5%+10%+5%+55%
Bludgeoning Resistance+35%+5%+10%+5%+55%
Slashing Resistance+40%+5%+10%+5%+60%
Monster Resistance+10%+1%+3%+1%+15%
Elemental Resistance+10%+1%+3%+1%+15%

Skellige Armor

13. Tesham Mutna Armor

This set was added in the Blood and Wine expansion and is another “assassin-like” outfit for Geralt.

Tight fitting black cloth with black leather hardpoints to offer protection, the armor suits a version of Geralt who strikes from the shadows and leaves corpses in his wake. The set also includes a pretty neat looking mask, though it does kind of stand out in a crowd.

Armor (Lvl 39)Gloves (Lvl 39)Pants (Lvl 39)Boots (Lvl 39)Total
Armor230848787488
Piercing Resistance+30%+4%+12%+4%+50%
Bludgeoning Resistance+25%+2%+10%+3%+40%
Bleeding Resistance+25%+25%+50%
Slashing Resistance+30%+4%+12%+4%+50%
Monster Resistance+25%+2%+10%+3%+40%
Burning Resistance+25%+25%+50%

Tesham Mutna Armor

14. Ofieri Armor

The Ofieri Set is truly one of the most beautiful Witcher 3 suits of armor. Sleek silky robes with detailed and delicate leather and cloth hardpoints, it is simply spectacular.

It doesn’t hurt that the entire set hosts elaborate embroidery and detailing. Quite possibly one of the most stylish Witcher 3 armor sets you could murder enemies and monsters in.

Armor (Lvl 38)Gloves (Lvl 38)Pants (Lvl 38)Boots (Lvl 38)Total
Armor225818585476
Quen Intensity+20%+10%+10%+40%
Yrden Intensity+10%+10%+20%+40%
Axii Intensity+10%+20%+30%
Igni Intensity10%+10%+20%
Aard Intensity10%+20%+30%
Bludgeoning Resistance+30%+5%+10%+45%
Slashing Resistance+30%+5%+10%+45%

Ofieri Armor

Witcher 3 Weapons

Swords have a long and complicated history and for centuries the style and make of a sword was as much a symbol as it was a weapon. Most of the swords in this game, unsurprisingly, follow a very eurocentric aesthetic, which works well for the world of the Witcher.


The Witcher Sets

Much like the normal Witcher 3 armor sets, each School has its own unique weapons which you can craft. To be completely honest, there is only one set of Witcher School weapons that I really like the look of, with the others being sort of just okay. That said, let’s take a look at them.

15. Manticore School Weapons

By far the coolest looking pair of swords forged by a Witcher school, and also one of the most realistic, at least until you upgrade the Silver Sword to its legendary level. Both swords have gently arcing guards instead of the angular pointed guards of the other Witcher Schools. Each has a sleek straight blade with blood grooves along the blades. Definitely one of my favorite pairs of swords in the game.

Once you upgrade your Silver Sword to its Legendary level, however, it looks nearly identical to the other Grandmaster Silver Swords.

These swords are among the best in the game. Using these weapons will complete the Witcher Gear Set for the Manticore School. The Set bonuses will allow bombs access to your critical hit and damage increases while also increasing the number of charges for each alchemy item by one.

Silver Sword (Level 40)
472-576 Damage

Armor Piercing+250
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+50%
Critical Hit Chance+5%
Chance to cause bleeding+10%
Experience from Monsters+5%

Manticore Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 40)
335-409 Damage

Armor Piercing+250
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+50%
Critical Hit Chance+5%
Chance to cause bleeding+10%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Manticore Steel Sword

16. Wolf School Weapons

The Wolf School offers a very cool Steel Sword and a pretty okay silver sword. For some reason the world of the Witcher has chosen to use angled straight guards on its silver swords that I think look kind of silly. Nearly every school, with the exception of the Manticore School follows this design style and even the Manticore Set jumps on the same design when it’s upgraded to its highest level. That said the steel sword in the Wolf Set is really cool with a straight guard and a ring shaped secondary guard on higher up on the blade. It gives it a touch of elegance and style.

In terms of stats the Wolf Swords are not my favorite, nor are its Witcher 3 armor sets bonuses. It is sort of a generally good set, increasing your critical hit chance and sign intensity equally. This set would probably be the best for those who like to mix a lot of signs and swordplay together, but I still feel other sets would handle most playstyles better. The first tier bonus allows you to apply up to three different oils at a time while the second allows you to throw bombs without delay.

Silver Sword (Level 40)
472-576 Damage

Sign Intensity+11%
Adrenaline Point+11%
Critical Hit Chance+11%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+11%
Experience from Monsters+20%

Wolf Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 40)
335-409 Damage

Sign Intensity+11%
Adrenaline Point+11%
Critical Hit Chance+11%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+11%
Experience from Monsters+5%

Wolf Steel Sword

17. Feline School Weapons

The Feline School swords are pretty similar to those found in the Wolf School swords. The silver sword again hosts straight guards angled at 45 degrees or so, though it is far more pronounced than the Wolf Silver Sword. The Steel Sword again hosts the double guard of a ring around the blade and the standard straight guard lower. I really like the Steel Swords in both the Feline and Wolf Schools, I just really do not find the Silver Swords to be particularly cool looking.

For those who love to deal critical hits and can blend strong and quick attacks into a beautiful dance of death, these weapons are among the best you can find. The Set bonuses increase your fast attack damage for five seconds for each piece of the set you are wearing after a strong attack. With the full Feline School set you will be dealing a punishing 30% extra damage on fast attacks after a strong attack. You will also deal 50% more damage with rear attacks and can also stun opponents.

Silver Sword (Level 40)
472-576 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+15%
Crit Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+15%
Chance to Dismember+10%
Experience from Monsters+20%

Feline Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 40)
335-409 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+15%
Crit Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+15%
Chance to Dismember+10%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Feline Steel Sword

18. Griffin School Weapons

The Griffin School Witcher 3 school armor sets and weapons would have ranked higher on this list if its Steel Sword didn’t have that stupid wavy blade thing going on. While I can certainly appreciate that wavy blades did exist in history, the fact that they were never prevalent in any society really shows their overall effectiveness. For some reason fantasy games love their wavy blades, but I just imagine how painful it would be to sharpen effectively. Otherwise the Silver Sword is actually better looking than the Feline School one.

The Griffin Set is designed to focus your Witcher’s magical abilities. For those among you who like to focus heavily on signs, you should seriously consider using the Griffin Set. The first bonus allows you to cast a sign without stamina within three seconds of using a sign. This allows you to reserve your precious stamina while you hammer out spells. The second tier of the set increases the size of your Yrden traps by 40% and while you are safely within the confines of the trap you have increased stamina regeneration, sign intensity, and damage reduction. It is very powerful.

Silver Sword (Level 40)
472-576 Damage

Sign Intensity+21%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+25%
Critical Hit Chance+5%
Chance to Dismember+10%
Experience from Monsters+20%

Gryphon Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 40)
335-409 Damage

Sign Intensity+21%
Crit Hit Chance+25%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+5%
Chance to Dismember+10%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Gryphon Steel Sword

19. Ursine School Weapons

Second last on the list are the Ursine School Weapons. I find the Ursine Steel Sword to have such a silly design that it actually detracts from the immersion of the game. With a weirdly thick and wide guard and yet another stupid wavy blade, it doesn’t look particularly practical to use, even for a superhumanly strong Witcher. The Silver Sword again hosts the angled guard, though its blade is pretty cool looking. The Bear Pommels also look pretty cool.

That said, the Ursine Swords are purpose built to eviscerate anything in your path. With a high Critical Hit Damage bonus and a pretty significant Chance to Dismember, you will be well equipped to handle most enemies in the game. The set also embodies the defensive nature of the Ursine School with the chance for your quen shield to regenerate upon breaking. With the full set this chance is 30%, which is pretty considerable.The second tier of the set increases the damage dealt by abilities involving Quen by 200%.

Silver Sword (Level 40)
472-576 Damage

Adrenaline Point Gain+21%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+5%
Chance to Dismember+14%
Experience from Monsters+5%

Bear Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 40)
335-409 Damage

Adrenaline Point Gain+21%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+5%
Chance to Dismember+14%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Bear Steel Sword

20. Viper School Weapons

While I absolutely love the look of the Viper School Armor, I simply do not like the Viper School Weapons, especially the Silver Sword. The comically oversized angle guards really detract from the otherwise brutal simplicity of the weapon. It would honestly be near the top of this list if not for that. The Steel Sword is a plain, unassuming longsword. I actually really like it. The Viper Swords are individually very powerful, but unfortunately the Viper Set itself does not have any bonuses. Even without Set bonuses it is still among the more powerful of the Witcher School Sets. Sometimes the Set bonuses of the other Schools are a little underwhelming and the Viper Set makes up for their loss in raw stats.

Silver Sword (Level 39)
463-565 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+25%
Critical Hit Damage+75%
Critical Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Poison+15%
Bonus Experience from Monsters+20%

Viper Silver Sword

Steel Sword (Level 39)
328-400 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+25%
Critical Hit Damage+75%
Critical Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Poison+15%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Viper Steel Sword

Other Swords

21. Silver Swords

Gesheft (Level 45)

I had a hard time deciding between Gesheft and Casus Foederis as the best Silver Sword outside of the Witcher Schools. Both offer incredible damage and bonuses. This particular weapon offers double the critical damage bonus than Casus Foederis. It does not, however, have the same Armor Piercing capability. Both swords are incredible tools of death and it falls to personal preference which you like more.

508-620 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+30%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+100%
Critical Hit Chance+15%
Chance to Poison+15%
Bonus Experience from Monsters+5%

Gesheft Sword

Casus Foederis (Level 43)

One of the best Silver Swords in the game, with some serious damage and high critical hit chance and damage this weapon will murder any monster you throw at it. While it, obviously, does not have any set bonuses associated with it, it outperforms the Silver Swords from the Witcher Schools.

478-584 Damage

Armor Piercing+150%
Aard Sign Intensity+15%
Quen Sign Intensity+15%
Critical hit Damage Bonus+50%
Critical Hit Chance+15%

Casus Foederis Sword

Tah-rel (Level 42)

Another strong contender for murdering monsters. This weapon, like Casus Foederis, hosts a high crit chance and crit damage. It offers a pretty significant Aard sign intensity bonus, which can be helpful in battle. Finally the chance to poison cannot be understated. It also offers more raw damage than the swords of the Witcher Schools, but again is simply not quite as good as Casus Foederis.

481-587 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+28%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+95%
Critical Hit Chance+12%
Chance to Poison+15%
Bonus Experience from Monsters+5%

Tah-Rel Sword

Fen-Aeth (Level 39)

While certainly not as devastatingly impressive as Casus Foederis, Fen-Aeth is a very capable monster killing sword. It hosts a decent improvement to crit rate and a pretty intense increase to crit damage. It also offers a chance to poison and improves your Aard sign. All and all, a pretty well-rounded weapon.

454-554 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+28%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+85%
Critical Hit Chance+11%
Chance to Poison+15%
Bonus Experience from Monsters+5%

Fen-Aeth Sword

Sarrim (Level 35)

This mid range sword will probably be replaced relatively quickly after you are able to equip it, but it does offer pretty great killing power. Honestly, I would not be surprised if most people just skipped this particular sword and just held onto the master level Witcher School swords instead, but for those of you who like to mix things up, this is a pretty great addition to your arsenal.

418-512 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+15%
Igni Sign Intensity+15%
Axii Sign Intensity+15%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+10%

Sarrim Sword

Tor’Haerne (Level 29)

While certainly not as impressive as the level 39 or 40 Witcher Grandmaster swords, this mid-level weapon is a pretty decent blade. While you will most likely replace this within five or ten levels, it is a very serviceable weapon for murdering monsters.

337-413 Damage

Armor Piercing+50%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+50%
Critical Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+10%
Chance to Dismember+3%

Sarrim Sword

22. Steel Swords

Toussaint Knight’s Steel Sword (Level 48)

This sword is absolutely vicious in battle. You will have to really level up in order to use it, of course, but the sword’s critical hit chance and damage bonuses are extremely high. It also has some serious armor piercing potential. There are few weapons outside of New Game Plus that could remotely come close to its killing potential.

385-471 Damage

Armor Piercing+300%
Quen Sign Intensity+30%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+100%
Critical Hit Chance+20%
Chance to Cause Burning+15%

Toussaint Knight's Steel Sword

Viroledan Blade (Level 46)

This weapon has one very interesting trait that makes it incredibly deadly, a chance to instantly kill an enemy it hits. Arguably it is a low chance, but 3% is a pretty good chance to murder. With high raw damage, decent critical hit chance and damage bonus, and both poison and bleeding, this sword is a fine addition to any Witcher arsenal.

371-453 Damage

Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+15%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+15%
Chance to Poison+15%
Chance for Instant Kill+3%

Viroledan Blade

Tesham Mutna (Level 39)

One of the few non-witcher School sets in the game. Tesham Mutna offers slightly less raw damage than those in the Witcher Schools. It has a pretty decent Critical Hit Chance and Crit Damage Increase, but its real power lies in its 15% chance to stun. This bonus can really chance the tide of battle in your favor. The set bonus allows you to restore vitality upon killing opponents. The bonus is equal to 1% for every piece you are wearing. This means you can restore up to 6% vitality per kill. It is pretty impressive.

320-392 Damage

Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+15%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+15%
Chance to Poison+15%
Chance for Instant Kill+3%

Tesham Mutna Sword

Toussaint Ducal Guard Officer’s Steel Sword

Strangely a Toussaint Officer has one of the best steel swords in the game. It offers both a chance to cause bleeding and stun which makes this one of the most lethal weapons in the game. The armor piercing just adds to its death dealing abilities. I highly recommend this weapon to anyone who wants to just straight up murder humans… and non humans.

342-418 Damage

Armor Piercing+150%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+15%
Chance to Cause Bleeding+12%
Chance to stun+12%

Toussaint Ducal Guard's Officer Steel Sword

Faramond’s Blade (Level 43)

This vicious sword is a pretty impressive tool of murder. With high raw damage, high crit damage bonus, a decent crit hit chance increase and a chance to poison, it is excellent at destroying any non-monster enemy that you need dead. I find that the Tesham Mutna and the Toussaint Ducal Guard Officer’s swords offer more critical hit lethality. I also find the chance to stun to be a little more useful than the chance to poison.

349-427 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+26%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+85%
Critical Hit Chance+11%
Chance to Poison+15%
Experience from Humans and Non-Humans+5%

Faramond's Blade Sword

Ofieri Saber (Level 38)

This sword is a sidegrade of the Ofieri Kilij below. It offers increased magical capability at the cost of armor piercing and chance to cause burning. The Critical Hit chance is slightly higher on this sword and the Critical Hit Bonus Damage is a nice addition as well. All-in-all a decent hold-over sword for those waiting to use the Grandmaster School weapons or some of the powerful weapons above.

315-385 Damage

Aard Sign Intensity+10%
Igni Sign Intensity+20%
Axii Sign Intensity10%
Critical Hit Damage Bonus+75%
Critical Hit Chance+15%

Ofieri Saber Sword

Ofieri Kilij (Level 35)

This mid-level sword is both flashy and deadly. It fits well with the Ofieri Armor Set shown above, though there are no Set bonuses. With some pretty decent armor piercing, and an increase to the incredibly fun Igni Sign, it is a fun weapon. The critical hit chance increase only being 10% is not super impressive, but it does help.

289-353 Damage

Armor Piercing+100%
Aard Sign Intensity+15%
Igni Sign Intensity15%
Critical Hit Chance+10%
Chance to Cause Burning+10%

Ofieri Kilij Sword

Special Mention

23. Hen Gaidth Armor

A lot of people like this crimson, almost ceramic looking armor. To be honest, it is not my favorite. I mention it because it is objectively cool looking armor and extremely powerful. I don’t find it really matches Geralt’s personality, occupation, or the game world though. It really looks like it would be more fitting on a hero in Dynasty Warriors or something like that.
Armor (Lvl 98)Gloves (Lvl 98)Pants (Lvl 98)Boots (Lvl 98)Total
Armor5252012052051136
Piercing Resistance+40%+6%+16%+6%+62%
Bludgeoning Resistance+30%+5%+12%+5%+52%
Bleeding Resistance+25%+25%+50%
Slashing Resistance+35%+5%+14%+5%+59%
Monster Resistance+35%+6%+16%+6%+63%
Burning Resistance+25%+25%+50%

Hen Gaidth Armor

Conclusion

That brings us to the end of our Witcher 3 armor sets and weapons list. I hope you have discovered some new items you would like to find in the world. As a side note, I know the world is in a state of panic right now with COVID-19 spreading through every country. Stay safe out there everyone.

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I was introduced to the world of gaming at a pretty young age. My dad would invite his friends over, and they would descend into the basement for hours. At first, I was too young to really grasp the games they were playing; Dungeons and Dragons, Ravenloft, Greyhawk. But it was when they began to shift their focus to computer games, that I became really interested.

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